Our final Featured Author for our five year anniversary celebration is the brilliant Sharon Lynn Feature. She donated a book to our final drawing, so be sure to enter by answering the question below!
As a parapsychologist working for Seattle Psi, Tess has devoted her life to studying psychic phenomena. But when doppelgangers begin appearing from a parallel world that’s been struck by an asteroid, nothing in her training will help her survive what’s to come.
After dislocating to Seattle Psi from the other Earth, Jake is confined by a special task force for study. But when he drains life energy from Tess, almost killing her, it causes a ripple effect across two worlds – and creates a bond neither of them expected.
Ross is an FBI agent ordered to protect Tess while she studies Jake. His assignment is not random – he and Tess have a history, and a connection the Bureau hopes to use to its own advantage. By the time Ross realizes his mission could be compromised, it’s already too late – he’ll have to choose between his love for Tess and his duty to protect the people of his own Earth.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RWA RITA-finalist author Sharon Lynn Fisher writes stories for the geeky at heart — meaty mash-ups of sci-fi, suspense, and romance, with no apology for the latter. She lives where it rains nine months of the year, and she has a strange obsession with gingers (down to her freaky orange cat).
Sharon writes sci-fi romance for Tor Books: Ghost Planet (2012), The Ophelia Prophecy (2014), and Echo 8 (2015). She is also the author of the Fantasies in Color series of fairy tale erotica, coming soon from Penguin-Random House Loveswept.
Q. When did you realize SFR was a genre?
A. Laurie Green, SFR author and founder of the SFR blog Spacefreighters Lounge, ran a list of the 2009 RWA Golden Heart paranormal finalists (which I came across because yes, I was Googling myself). My debut novel GHOST PLANET was a finalist, and there was discussion in the comments between Laurie and Heather Massey (of The Galaxy Express) as to whether the book was an SFR. I responded that I thought it was, but I wasn’t sure, because I wasn’t even sure it was romance until it made the finals. When I described it, they assured me it was, and that was my education!
Q. What SFR book had the most impact on your reading and/or writing?
A. I think I have to say A WRINKLE IN TIME. Which actually was a children’s book with the barest hint of a romance. But I read the book many times in my formative years, and it definitely left a mark. Next in line I think was probably SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE, an old Star Wars world book by Alan Dean Foster. This book came out before the third movie, which rendered SotME rather incestuous. It was a great book though.
Q. Do your books lean more SF or Romance?
A. The industry folks who have read them have described them as half and half. Which is exactly what I like as a reader — half speculative, half romance. But this caused some head scratching when it came time to figure out where to shelve them. They were originally to go in the romance section, but it was decided the cover for book 1 was not romance-y enough. So they’re all in sci-fi.
Sharon’s question for readers:
What made you start reading SFR? (Because I think this is a challenge we face — convincing romance and sci-fi readers to give SFR a try.)