Retribution Blog Tour

Today we are helping to wrap up the Retribution Blog Tour. Author Kate Pearce is here with her thoughts on
making up the rules, content warnings, the scifi romance balance, and a GIVEAWAY.  Please make Kate feel welcome!


Here’s Kate…

I’ve always loved to watch science fiction shows on T.V. and at the movies. I also love to write them because—let’s be honest here—you can make up your own rules. The likelihood of some citizen of Planet Mitan or Valhalla contacting me and pointing out that their mating habits are quite different to how I portrayed them is fairly slim.

One of the other issues with writing science fiction erotic romance or erotica is that despite all the warnings plastered over my books some readers want more science, and get quite disappointed when it’s all about the sex and the love. I love science, and when I do include it in my books I do my very best to make sure it’s as accurate as possible. That’s why I prefer to make stuff up because someone will always say you’ve got it wrong.

Science fiction romance is the red-haired stepchild of both romance and science fiction. Neither side really wants to completely own it, and erotica science fiction horror? With tentacles? Well, I think I finally managed to write something that three different genres won’t like. My editor described it as Anne Rice’s Beauty series had a baby with The Hunger Games birthed by H P Proctor, which kind of made me feel very proud.

Retribution_600x900Do you prefer to read within a definite genre like historical romance or fantasy? Or are you happy to wander around a bit and cross some boundaries? I know a lot of my historical readers won’t read my other books, because they know what they like. As a reader, I tend to read a bit of everything, and I’m always willing to try something new. But then I get easily bored as both a reader and a writer.

Do you like to read the latest trends? I’m a bit over billionaires and bikers myself, and I’m waiting to see what’s going to come up next. You never know these days, which is what makes writing a book so exciting. I somehow doubt that darkly romantic tentacled aliens are going to make it big, but an author can hope.

What balance do you prefer? I like my science light and my romance hot.


Cheated out of his exit from the Tribute program, Kai Mexr is forced to return as a trainer for one more year. His trainee, Aled Price, is an idealistic Mitan patriot who Kai struggles not to loathe on sight, and who seems up for any challenge Kai sets him. As Aled learns to give up control and endure the program’s worst, Kai is drawn into an intense sexual game that leaves him wanting more.

But then Aled must fulfill his duty as Tribute. He must endure the Ungrich—or die.

When Aled returns, it takes Kai’s ruthless presence to pull his trainee back from the brink of madness. Surviving the Ungrich makes Aled doubt his blind allegiance to his planet—and to everything else he’d never thought to question. But with Kai at his side, Aled finds a new cause to believe in. And with the help of master trainer Akran and his partner Anna Lee, Aled and Kai forge unbreakable allegiances of blood, sex, and love that could save the entire planet from the Ungrich for good.

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Twitter: @Kate4Queen

About Kate Pearce

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in Hawaii.

Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.


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12 thoughts on “Retribution Blog Tour

  1. I like crossing boundaries when reading a book that I think might be categorized under one genre. It’s kind of like unwrapping a piece of candy and finding a surprise in the center.

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  2. I love to read and although i mostly read contemporary i also enjoy reading other genres. I feel that it is good to explore a bit outsside your comfort “reading” zone because think of all the good books you would have missend otherwise 🙂

    Thanks for this blog tour i had fun following all the stops.

  3. I think it’s exciting when genres mash up. No limit but the imagination.


  4. Kate, you and I appear to be kindred spirits where our reading is concerned. I also like to “cross boundaries” and read a bit of all genres (except nonfiction – unless it is a cookbook). I tend to burn myself out on one genre and use another to reset myself. SFR is my go-to genre to do that. I can lose myself in another world (“science light and romance hot”) and prefer not to see any billionaire biker zombies with mafia connections in it. But, who knows? In SFR all things are possible. Maybe billionaire biker zombies might be just the thing for a perfect read. Regardless, I don’t think I will ever be able to burnout on SFR. It*makes*me*happy!

  5. I am like you – I read most anything. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, as well as your historicals. Science light works for me. I love the made up worlds of the sci-fi genres and really don’t want to be bothered with hard core science. Tentacles . . . not too sure about, but I agree – we need to move on from bikers and billionaires. Although, since the millionaire morphed into the billionaire, I really don’t see that one going away any time soon. *sigh* Thank goodness we have authors like you who go off target and write delightfully divergent books like this. Thank you!

  6. I love to read! I will read almost anything that catches my fancy. Mixed genre makes everything more exciting. Thank you for the introduction to this series and the world it inhabits.

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