Our next featured author is Donna S. Frelick. She has donated a copy of Unchained Memory to our Blog Lovin’ Bundle giveaway, so be sure to enter (often)!
His love promised her the future.
From the night she wakes up in her pickup on the side of the road, three hours gone and everything of value lost to her, Asia Burdette is caught in a clash of invisible forces. She has only one ally in her struggle to understand why–Ethan Roberts, a man she shouldn’t love, a psychiatrist who risks everything to help her.
With black ops kidnappers dogging their trail, the lovers race to navigate a maze of mind control, alien abduction and interstellar slavery. If they keep following the signs, they’ll find a battle that’s been raging since the first silver saucer was spotted in the skies above Earth.
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Donna S. Frelick was an RWA® Golden Heart® Double Finalist in 2012 in the Paranormal category for the first two novels in her SFR Interstellar Rescue series. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and two talkative cats. Find her at http://donnasfrelick.com; blogging at http://spacefreighters.blogspot.com; and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DonnaSFrelickAuthor.
Q. When did you realize that SFR was a genre?
A. Probably when fellow SFR writer (now blog partner and friend) Laurie Green sat down across from me at my first Romance Writers of America conference and started talking. She had big ideas to take over the universe for this thing she called science fiction romance. And it turns out that’s what I had been writing since my days as a STAR TREK fanfic writer.
Q. What SFR book had the most impact on your reading and writing?
A. I really admire the pioneers who defined our genre in modern times–Linnea Sinclair and Susan Grant especially. But my writing and reading habits were formed much earlier, with the humanists of the New Age of science fiction. I loved Zenna Henderson and Theodore Sturgeon and others of that time, but Ursula K. Leguin was my favorite. I quoted from a very romantic SF book called The Dispossessed in my wedding in 1976, just as the Big Split between fantasy and SF was making it harder and harder for books like hers to find a respectful audience among SF readers.
Q. Do your books lean more to SF or romance?
A. Definitely romance. I try to balance the two, so that the external plot (which is SF) is entertaining and makes logical sense, but there is no question that my books are romances–girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl gets boy back, happy ever after. I’m not ashamed of that, or of the fact that there is lots of, ahem, sex in my books. People are people, even if they are part alien or stuck in space and the biological imperative will assert itself! The one caveat I insist upon is that my love scenes advance the plot emotionally. So no skipping, readers!
Donna’s question for readers:
What can we as writers do to make it easier for you to find new SFR titles? Believe me, that is the question of the hour right now, not only for us, but for writers in any genre. Honestly, we’re not trying to be invisible–we know you want to find us! Tell us how!
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