SFR or scifiromance. It’s the newest book trend, and mostly what I read (and write). The story lines are as varied as you could ever imagine. So I thought I’d hit a few and let you see for yourself.
This one is the one I drop everything for if I find a good one. Civilization is gone and all that is left is the fight for survival, and love. For this one, my rec is a freebie starter, Marcus by Anna Hackett. It follows the infamous hell squad through an alien invasion. They save the world and are the sexiest doing it.
Dystopic reads can tread a line with the heavy subject matter, a line many romance fiends don’t want to cross. The setting is usually a harsh place with cruelty and hardship. I believe this makes the romance sweeter, but that’s just me.
I’m not saying it’s aliens…
It’s definitely aliens. There are two kinds of aliens in romance; those that are human and those that are not. In the human realm, I have lately begun SE Smith’s dragon lords, with another freebie starter, Abducting Abby.
In the world of the true aliens, you will find, of course, my new Brother Assassins series, beginning with Brother Mine. Then you also have CE Kilgore, a huge favorite of mine. She has multiple books and side stories in a vast world of her own creation, the Corwint Secret Agent Files.
This is my favorite of all time. I adore a great space opera, which is why I wrote one. Home is the Sailor is my freebie starter. Action and adventure set in space. You gotta love it, and there are very few wrong ways to do it. I love Ruby Lionsdrake and Cynthia Sax for these as well. SFR space opera isn’t like Star Trek, nor is it the the Love Boat in space. It’s usually an exciting story with a focus on the characters and the romance, but the scifi elements are there to accent the story, not dominate it.
Cyborgs are dominating SFR right now. It is the year… or the decade of the cyborg. For cyborg’s, a must read is Releasing Rage. It’s another awesome freebie. I will also add this addendum. It’s dark romance, so, if you have issues of the anxiety type as I do, this one requires thought. I blogged about my experience with this novel at length in my article, Mrs. Strangelove; or How I learned to stop worrying and love the cyborg .
This is what I’m reading. It’s a big list, and I don’t know where I find time to write. But, SFR is a worthy genre of awesome action/adventure and swashbuckling fun, even without pirates, although there are pirates. Space pirates are faster than the other kind, and they have dental. I’ve considered the field for myself.