by Joan Kayse
There lived a tired little nurse....
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There lived an author who wrote wonderful sci fi/futuristic romances. That author is Susan Grant.
We talk so much about the different subgenres in romance; historical (pick a time period), romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy but not as much about sci-fi/futuristic. And why, I can't imagine. Not when you have authors like Sue who have successfully been writing and publishing wonderful stories about handsome alien heroes and fearless heroines from other worlds for quite a few years.
I first became a fan with "The Star King". Now, who can pass up a title like that? In less time than it took to say "I'll buy that" I was enthralled by the story of Rom and Jas. This new addiction was quickly followed by "The Star Prince" "The Star Princess" and many other titles including "Contact" Sue's 2003 Rita award winning book.
My admiration for her flowed into a typical fan email. The following year at the national RWA conference, I made a point to go meet her and get her latest book. She was so gracious and over the years with a fan email with each new release and my yearly trek to her table at the literacy signing we became friends. She asked about my writing and gave me encouragement and I took her example to heart. In a world filled with regencies and Scots and vampires she had gained a foothold with a unique subgenre. Maybe someday, readers would enjoy my Roman historicals. She was my new role model.
That kind of ties in with Kirsten's previous post. Paying it forward. I know how important her support has been and continues to be. As my career forms and grows I will not forget that.
Now, back to the hot alien guys. :-)
Sue's latest title is "How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in 10 Days" and it is like all of her other stories. An assassin sent from a far off world, REEF must find his humanity amidst the inhumanity done to him. He does so in the arms of a woman with strength enough for both of them. It's hot. It's exciting. It's wonderful.
Sue's busy schedule precluded her being able to join us in person. But she has sent the Bandits a gift and now we offer that to you. A lucky reader will win an autographed copy of ET. Tell us what interests you most about space and the possibility of other worlds. If there's a sexy alien hero there, all the better.
And the winnah is......
For Sabrina Jefferies "School for Heiresses Anthology".... Buffie! For the "At Home in Mossy Creek"..... Sue A! Please send your snail mail addy to carencrane AT gmail DOT com. Congratulations ladies!