I’ve been mad into scifi romance lately. Now, I realize that may put me in the tiny minority of complete weirdos in the romance-reading market. But I’m betting that pretty soon scifirom takes off. Maybe it won’t get as big as paranormal did, but I predict it’ll grow. And probably more than anyone expects.
How do I know this? The same way I know everything- I’m a near-genius with impeccable taste.
Here’s the thing: right now a lot of romance publishers put out what I would consider science fiction in their paranormal lines. To me, zombies and steampunk fall into the same category as space opera: accessible science fiction. After all, zombie books tend to be set in the future. Moreover, all the chicks I know who write zombies and steampunk think of themselves as scifi nerds.
Even Sydney Croft’s books could be considered science fiction rather than paranormal. It’s fiction…based on science. So yeah, I’m calling it: science fiction is gonna be the new paranormal.
That said, my new zombie story from Ellora’s Cave is going to be in their Twilight line, aka paranormal. I don’t mind. They shelve all their zombies in that category, and I’m not going to buck the system. But when Lust After Death hits Amazon, I’m gonna tag it scifi, just so people know.
So yeah- Zombies are the new vampire. Science fiction is the new paranormal. Rompers are the new sundress. And I’m cool with all three.
Unfortunately, you can’t have my zombie story yet. Nope, I don’t even have a release date yet for Lust After Death. I’m hoping it’s out by Halloween. But here are some great books you CAN buy:
Mercury Rising : hot male-male, god-mortal action. It’s not science fiction, but it is a lot of fun!
Starkissed: Absolutely fantastic science fiction. I will admit it dragged a little between the black moment and the plot resolution, but the concept and good parts more than made up for it. Definitely worth a read.
We Kill Dead Things: ZOMBIES!! Yay zombie romance!!
Reawakening by Charlotte Stein: Zombies AND threesomes! What could be better?
Past Pleasures by Charlotte Stein: Futuristic/time travel threesome story. LOVE! Plus, virgin heroes, bisexuality. And laugh out loud funny. This book was made of win.
How about you? What good paranormal/science fiction romance have you read lately?
Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her paranormal romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay, the sex tends to get completely out of hand.
She writes about trampy mermaids, sexy dragons, and snuff-y shark-shifters. Her work also features zombie ingenues, horny gods, and some holiday characters like you’ve never seen them before. And there’s almost always a mad scientist in there somewhere.
If you like science-y subplots, fantastical creatures, and red-hot chemistry, you’ll love Daisy Harris. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and at www.thedaisyharris.com