Thursday, March 27, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with Sheryl Nantus

Today I'm super excited to interview Sheryl Nantus. I've professed my love for her books before, particularly her Blood of the Pride series. She's sharing a bit about her upcoming sci-fi romance series In the Black, and I'm so looking forward to it!

1. What flavor is your writing? (Spicy? Action? Space odyssey? Ninjas? All of the above?)

I like to think of it as sweet with a dash of spicy – sort of your hot sauce sneaking in atop your steak! Women and men finding love in the strangest of places… whether you're a cat shifter or a captain aboard a space brothel – everyone needs love and love conquers all!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sharing Good News

Cool things that have happened recently:
  • The second Cy'ren book, Morningstar, has a cover! It's a gorgeous cover, and I think it does a great job of embodying Bryn, Sabine and Jace. I hope to have the blurb soon. I'll keep you posted. ;)
  • I contracted with Samhain for Bite Me, a new, stand-alone title that will be out in 2015. It's a M/F/F ménage set in a post-zombie-apocalypse Chicago. It has spicy romance, a super snarky heroine, vampires, werewolves and gratuitous violence against zombies.
  • The third Cy'ren book, Sunsinger, is with my editor. Fingers crossed that Kanaxa gets to do the cover for the third book too. ;)
So what cool things are going on with you?

Friday, March 21, 2014

SFR Brigade Presents: Morningstar Cover Reveal

Today as part of the SFR Brigade Presents I'm revealing the cover for Morningstar! Morningstar is the second book in my spicy space opera trilogy, Cy'ren Rising. Morningstar will be available from Samhain Publishing in fall, followed by the third book, Sunsinger, just in time for the holidays. (It's the gift that keeps on giving.)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with Chandra Ryan

Today's guest is Chandra Ryan, who is one of my favorite people. :) She's sharing a bit about her sexy sci-fi Universal Defiance series. Enjoy!

1. What flavor is your writing? (Spicy? Action? Space odyssey? Ninjas? All of the above?)

I’d say my most current series is spicy-action, with a side of space odyssey. No ninjas, though. And that makes me kind of sad. Maybe I can work some ninjas into a future work, though...

The Universal Defiance series follows a man, Jasper Lee, through his rise to power in universal politics. Though he’s not featured in all of them the books, each book shows the affect one man can have in the big picture.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DABWAHA 2014: First Round Voting Approaches

It's March, so that means it's DABWAHA time! (Bet you thought I was going so say something about basketball. Nope. I leave that entirely to my brother and sister-in-law.)

The DABWAHA is SBTB and DA's annual NCAA-style tournament of books. 64 books, 8 categories, and readers pick brackets of which books they think will win each round. I really suck at picking DABWAHA brackets, but I did win an awesome swag bag of signed Larissa Ione Demonica books in 2010. (I love the books, and I still have the coffee mug.)

This year two of the books in the running were two of my favorite books from last year, so I'm campaigning for them. Because you should vote for them when voting opens on the 20th. Or, at the very least, you really need to read them. Seriously.

Caught in Amber by Cathy Pegau shares the same sci-fi setting as Rulebreaker and Deep Deception, which I also loved. I really hope that she writes more in this setting (I occasionally harass her on Twitter and beg for more books). Pegau does a great job of describing Nevarro and its inhabitants--she has the world-building down pat. This was my short Goodreads review:

Caught in AmberCaught in Amber by Cathy Pegau
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story has teeth, and once it bites, you can't put it down. It's dark, gritty and compelling. I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to reading more by Cathy Pegau.

I loved Codex Born SO MUCH for a lot of reasons, but many of them have to do with Lena. I have a lot of feels about that character. I could probably write an essay on the many ways that she is awesome, and how I wanted to thank Jim C. Hines for writing her. Instead, this is my short Goodreads review:

Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, #2)Codex Born by Jim C. Hines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm really enjoying this series. It continues to weave established geekery with the author's own world-building in fun, awesome ways. Though I fully expected that when Isaac reached into a copy of Scalzi's Old Man's War that a hole would be ripped into the Internet, or at least summon a Twitter fail whale, but no. (Aside, in a future story, I hope Bookmaster G unlocks the D&D manuals, so someone can kill a bad guy by summoning a dire shark onto its head, like a one-man sharknado.)

Now I will do my attempt to Jedi mind-trick you all into voting for these books. Or at least I will ask you very nicely to please vote for them on March 20, when voting opens here at the DABWAHA site:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with Lynn Crandall

Today I'm excited to have Crimson Romance author Lynn Crandall as my guest, and she's answering questions about her exciting romantic suspense novels Dancing with Detective Danger and Always and Forever Love.

1. What flavor is your writing? (Spicy? Action? Space odyssey? Ninjas? All of the above?)

I don't know how I'd categorize the flavor of my writing in Dancing with Detective Danger and Always and Forever Love, but I was going for suspense, danger, and relationship development. I love exploring inner dynamics that move characters to do what they do, and then having them "see" their destructive patterns and finding love. There is sex, there is action in my books, but the danger comes from outer forces as well as the workings of releasing old beliefs.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal

Ahh, springtime. When the flowers bloom and the world is green once---wait, what do you mean there's more snow on the way?


Friday, March 7, 2014

Read an Ebook Week Giveaway Winner! has chosen, and the winner of the free ebook of The Importance of Being Emily is... Liz! Who chose the magic power of seeing the future. You'll get along well with Emily. ;) Liz, please send me an email (robyn at robynbachar dot com) and let me know what sort of file type you prefer. :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with Devin Harnois

I'm super excited to have author Devin Harnois as my guest for Author Thursday! Devin's Love and Monsters and Alex Holden series are favorites of mine. :-) (Who doesn't love a talking cat named Mew-Mew?) Devin was kind enough to be pestered with interview questions. Please enjoy.

1. What flavor is your writing? (Spicy? Action? Space odyssey? Ninjas? All of the above?) 

I go all over the place, but I tend to stick around urban fantasy and its cousin paranormal romance. I also tripped and landed on YA a while back and I’m having fun with that.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Read an eBook Week!

The Samhain Cafe is celebrating Read an eBook Week, and they'll be hosting author chats and giveaways all week. I'm giving away a copy of The Importance of Being Emily to a commenter here (more details below), and I have a bonus coupon code for the second Emily book, Poison in the Blood.

Emily, Michael and Simon first appeared as meddling vampires in Blood, Smoke and Mirrors. I loved writing them so much that I knew I wanted to write the story of how Michael and Emily met and fell in love, and how Michael's mentor, Simon, came to terms with that. TIoBE was a blast to write. It has murder, mystery and mayhem. RT Book Reviews said,