Thursday, July 10, 2014

Out Of This World! It's Book Club Thursday July 10th, 2014

Are you a Sci-Fi romance fan? Could you fall in love with an alien? Welcome back to this weeks edition of Book Club Thursday. We thought we would discuss something fun this week. Romances set in outer space. Or maybe the hunky alien comes to the good old U. S. A. I hope you share some that you have read with us. I can't wait to see what my friends and fellow bloggers have picked. Don't forget to check out their blogs, too.

Born to Read Books-Cyndi
Romancing the Readers-Ann

I do like to read an occasional book set in outer space, another planet, or a mining colony. The one thing about sci-fi is there are really no rules so the writer can come up with wild things that wouldn't work in a regular story. Some are pretty well written and others can be a little ridiculous. But the author can let her mind soar with possibilities. I am going to share some blurbs of a few of the better ones and some of the covers.




The Challenge by Susan Kearney

She was shot protecting the president, and woke up naked, in the arms of a hunk...A hunk named Kahn, who told Secret Service agent Tessa Camen an outlandish story about traveling through time, saving the world, and a Challenge only she can accept. Kahn offers her proof she can't refute: Tessa has been brought forward through time to save Earth by winning an intergalactic challenge. 

Kahn only has a few weeks to train Tessa to use the psi-abilities he insists she has. He is confident in the success of a time-honored method that uses sexual frustration to bring out her powers, but Tessa is dubious. She's a martial arts expert and can fight her way through anything, but she's never had much luck with emotions.

Luckily for Earth, Kahn can be very convincing...

Despite the hero being quite an alpha (think neanderthal) the story was imaginative amd engaging. And there are some fun scenes with their computer named Dora.

When Sparks Fly by Autumn Dawn


Polaris just got a little hotter. — Perhaps it was his wild black hair and indigo eyes, or maybe it was his enigmatic aura, but there was something about Hyna Blue that drew Gem. The man had clearly done hard labor, his cybernetic implants gave him increased strength, but he was no longer whole… -- and now he was getting drunk in her tavern.

Yes, Hyna Blue aroused instincts both carnal and nurturing. Gem’'s blood had been fiery to start with. Blue heated it even more.

Of course, since the planet of Polaris discovered its trainum mine, things were hot all over. Prosperity had blown in on a solar wind, along with many disreputable types, the least deceptive of which were the shape-shifting aliens. The ruined beauty of one patron and his drunken proposals were the least of Gem’s worries—and perhaps her one solace. Like her father had named it long ago, this inn was The Spark. Gem had to survive the blaze.

A strong story, it has the feel of life in the old west and has a strong heroine and her two sisters surviving a rough life on another planet.

Breeding Ground by Jaid Black


Commander Alexandria Frazier headed up NASA's first deep-space mission to search for other habitable planets in distant galaxies. Where only two years passed by for the crew of the Methuselah, fifteen hundred years had ticked by on Earth. Alex and her crew were prepared for that eventuality. What they weren't prepared for was a nuclear war and the resulting catastrophic meteor shower that sent them hurling into Earth's very distant, eerie future.Welcome to earth in the year 100,000,007 A.D.Prepare to scream.

This one is an erotic sci-fi story.  Besides some sexy scenes, there is a very strong story and it is one of my favorites.

Born Of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon


In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .
Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.  
As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.
One of the best Sci-Fi series written by a top-notch author, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Strong, unforgettable characters and non-stop action make this one of the best series written, IMO.


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Last, but not least are my sci-fi comfort reads by prolific author Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krentz. Besides her contemporary and historical works, she also likes sci-fi and over the years has written three different series and a few stand-alone books in this genre. Some of the earlier stories may seem dated now, but I still enjoy reading them. Her series are about earth colonists that have settled on other planets and will never be able to return to earth. These books deal with a lot of psychic talents that have developed in the humans generations later. They don't have a lot of the technology as in other books, but they do have strong romantic story-lines, some suspense, psi-ghosts, and some oddly cute little creatures nick-named dust bunnies.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Book Club Thursday. What are some of your favorite sci-fi romances? Come back again next week when we will be having another Giveaway. See you then!


  1. This weeks post has been so much fun for me. You have a ton of books on your post that I love!

    1. I didn't use to think that I would love Sci-fi romance, but I do!

  2. Great picks!! And Iagree- Breeding Ground (which was on my list too along with The Challenge LOL) is one of my favorites too - Soooooo dark and sooooooo sexy!

    1. I wish Breeding Ground was a series. Some people didn't like Khan and I'm like...he's not human. I loved Dora too!