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Friday, November 18, 2016

Out Of This World Holiday Romances #scifi #romance

Hi, I'm Pippa Jay, author of SciFi and supernatural stories to engage your emotions. Every year I struggle to come up with SciFi romances involving holidays. It's not a subgenre that seems to lend itself to holiday tales very easily. I suppose in the far future, changes in our culture and possibly the planets we might colonize with their differing time scales and climates might render many of our traditional holidays obsolete, or result in them being blended to deal with a truly multicultural society or adapted to fit other worlds. My own attempts to write holiday themed SFR has given me one finished but paranormal Halloween short, and two unfinished SFRs: one a semi-spoof Easter story about an alien called Ostara (an old name for Easter) and a winter solstice SF mystery with romantic elements. Somehow my muse rebels against the whole Christmas in spaaaaaace theme.
But fear not! Thanks to the SFR Brigade, I have found you some holiday themed scifi romance tales to warm your heart this winter:
Open With Care by Pauline Baird Jones and Genie Davis
Beware of aliens bearing gifts 
Christmas is coming and so is All I Got For Christmas. Inside you’ll get the evocative and haunting, ”Riding for Christmas,” and the offbeat and heartwarming, "Up on the Housetop.” 

Riding For Christmas:
A mesmerizing tale of interstellar time travel and romance!
Jane MacKenzie, visiting her grandfather’s abandoned ranch, discovers something in the snow. When she opens the ribbon-wrapped box, it mysteriously returns Sam Harrington, who “disappeared” in an 1885 blizzard. 
There’s nothing alien in this enduring tale of holiday homecomings and the hope of love that lasts a lifetime. 

Up on the House Top:

Will her Christmas be ho, ho, ho? Or oh no, no, no?
Gini knew Christmas in Wyoming would be challenging as she headed over the frozen crick and through the woods to the family cabin. The lights are going out in her mom’s attic, the guy who broke her heart is on the porch…and there are aliens on the roof.
According to her mom, it’s going to be the best Christmas ever.

194 pages, $3.99 ($2.99 until the end of December!)
Amazon, Kobo, Nook

Baby It's Cold In Space, a multi-author set of holiday/winter themed SFR titles

Travel off-planet for the holidays. Set thrusters to max with these steamy science fiction romance stories by eight exciting authors. Each SFR novella in this anthology delivers the perfect holiday gift--love--to warm readers during the coldest season of the year.

Limited time offer from New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors of fast-paced science fiction romance!

Pre-order at Amazon for $0.99

Batteries Not Required by Christine D'Abo (Christmas themed and erotic)

Love Transcends Circuits

Zoe is all alone on an outpost monitoring a lonely quadrant of space. It’s nearly Christmas and all she has for company is her computer AI, Rupert. She isn’t expecting a present from Xion Corporation to help pass the time, but when she opens the box to find a sex bot, a whole world of steamy entertainment possibilities come to mind.

When Zoe activates Sam she doesn’t realize the trouble she’s in for. Sam takes Zoe to sexy new heights and Rupert does a stellar impersonation of a jealous boyfriend. Zoe struggles to ground herself in reality despite her growing lust, but it’s becoming more and more obvious she’s falling in love. But with who—Sam or Rupert?

When a computer virus is unleashed on the outpost, Zoe must choose—or risk losing them both.

128 pages, $2.99
Amazon, Kobo


Pauline B Jones said...

Thanks for the shout out for Open with Care! It's on sale for the holidays, btw. $2.99 until the end of December.

Judith Ashley said...

You open a world of books to me that I'd never find on my own!!! Thanks, Pippa!