Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 SFR Reading Challenge

The 2012 SFR Reading Challenge sign-up page is live! Visit the spiffy new page to sign up and plot your reading goal for next year!

Upside Down ~ On the Set

Entertainment Tonight Canada went on the set of the upcoming SFR Romance feature starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst. They also revealed these gorgeous new posters in duality.


Synopsis: Jim Sturgess stars as Adam, a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eve, played by Kirsten Dunst. That childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grown-up Eve on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back.

More movie images at GeekTyrant: http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/12/12/photos-from-new-sci-fi-film-upside-down-starring-jim-sturges.html

Upside Down is set for a 2012 release!

Monday, August 8, 2011

SFR Trailer Watch: In Time (In Theatres October 28, 2011)

This one has a similar visual cue like The Adjustment Bureau with a dash of Gattaca thrown in. This may be one to check out this fall!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Books for your SFR Shelf!

Entangled Publishing opened today. I've been following their development for a few months now so it's a thrill to see what they're offering!

I am happy to spot 2 SFR books coming up in their releases. If you are looking for more books to add to your shelf challenge, grab these babies and add them to your respective TBR mountains, ranges and cities.

BLOOD HUNTER SERIES - Book One by Nina Croft

The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.

Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!

Release Date: July 2011

A New Dawn Book One by Aubrie Dionne

Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

Release Date: August 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blast From the Past Review: Cold Warriors by Clare Dargin

I'm listening to Beth Revis's awesome Across the Universe at the moment and the theme of cultures clashing, interracial relationships and cryo reminds me of one of my fave SFRs (and perhaps my first one) Clare Dargin's Cold Warriors. I'd recommend both as companion reads perhaps Revis's books for YA enthusiasts and young people (older young adults due to some situations and stronger language similarities in the book) and Dargin's book when they get older.

My Across the Universe review will be posted once I finish listening but for now I thought I would bring a review of Cold Warriors as a recommended read if you're looking to fill up your SFR reading lists.

This is definitely one of my favorite books and probably my first sci-fi romance. If I can find more with this amount of quality, it surely won't be my last. Not only did it have a GREAT story with wonderful characters I couldn't help sympathizing with, it was also packed with action and the techie futuristic goodness I love in my sci-fi books.

I often liken this to the new Battlestar Galactica only written better and more coherently. Fans of the show will love this story of a future where humankind is fighting a war on the outside and also prejudice within it's own walls.

Caitlin Driskoll is our heroine. She is a strong minded and strong willed woman who was once wife to a Navy JAG officer before being cryogenically frozen. The cryos, as they are called, were once people who were nearing death and ended up frozen to prolong their life for the future. Caitlin is one of the cryos now waken up and placed into the military to work their keep. She awakens during this new century at a tumultuous time when cryos are treated like second class citizens, especially since they were well off in the previous century and the marines have believed they have 'cheated death'.

Colonel Medoro Keegan is our hero. A man who lost his wife and child and now serves as Executive Officer with a close knit relationship to his Marines. Keegan has closed himself off to any contact even when his attraction begins once he sees the lovely Caitlin Driskoll. As the story goes on, Caitlin and Keegan butt heads a bit and there's also some tension between one of Keegan's officers who doesn't like cryos. This is definitely a military romance in that we see the inner workings of how the Marine structure works in this particular future.

I can't say enough goodies about this story and I'll probably be rereading it again as a comfort read in the near future. I hope Ms. Dargin releases more books because I'd sure love to check out what other stories she has to offer.

If you love futuristic sci-fi military romance, definitely check out Cold Warriors!

Cold Warriors is currently out of print but hopefully will be made available again soon.