A lifelong lover of books, Sabine Priestley grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET. An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she’s a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure. Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.
SGLSF: What attracts you to the romance genre, particularly SF/futuristic romance?
SABINE: I’m an electrical engineer so I have geek written all over me. I’ve been enthralled by space from as long as I can remember. I’m also a woman who loves to read steamy romance. Throw those three things together when the writing bug hit me and boom. I’ve had a blast creating the Alien Attachments books in part because it satisfies the piece of me that cries every time I think about the fact that we don’t yet have flying cars or a base station on the moon. Things are starting to get interesting with Mars but I doubt I’ll be making that trip. Not this lifetime anyway.
SGLSF: What do you feel makes an engaging hero/heroine?
SABINE:Flaws. Seriously, perfection sucks. The more flaws a character has the more we can relate to them. I try not to go overboard. If both the main characters are drowning in their own conflicts it’s going to be hard to get anything done.
SGLSF: Do you have a specific writing routine or a favorite location to write in?
SABINE:I am one with both Starbucks and Panera. I have to get away from the house on a regular basis because I’m too easily distracted by the never ending siren call of laundry/bills/cleaning/pets/doorbells/refrigerators and random squirrels. RLS (real life stuff) gets in the way at home. I’m more productive (usually) at a café.
SGLSF: What ignites the creative spark for your stories to come to life?
SABINE:It’s almost always a dream. I’m one of those freaks that remembers way too much of their dream life. Virtually every story has come from an intense dream about a couple. I take that dream seed, as I call it, and wrap a story around it.
SGLSF: Please tell us a bit about your most recent project.
SABINE: Rebellion: Alien Attachments Book Two just released, I’m near the end of edits on Liberation (book Three) which releases December 1st (whoohoo!). I’ve also started a new series with shape shifters and hot dudes with wings. Gotta love hot dudes with wings, right?
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Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?
Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.
But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender…
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