Dark Desires #1
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Featuring: Ricardo Sanchez; Skylar Rossaria
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Science Fiction | Romance
The year is3048, Earth is no longer habitable, man has fled
to the stars, and there, they have finally discovered the
secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, it’s
exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A
new class had evolved—the Collective—super rich and
immortal, they rule the universe.
Ricardo Sanchez,vampire and pilot of the space cruiser, El
Cazador, has never been able to resist either a gorgeous
woman or an impossible job. So when beautiful Skylar
Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the
Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico
finds he can’t refuse.
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49 comments posted.
Re: Break Out
I think it's a good thing and becoming more the way of it. There are so many were/vamp sites and novels now and more and more we are integrating all the fun bits together, I say that it's much more interesting this way!
(Darci Paice-Bailey 12:30pm July 4, 2011)
Great blog Nina!!!
I'm all for crossing genres...
The book sounds fabulous!
(Lisa Kessler 1:19am July 4, 2011)
Break Out sounds so interesting! I love books that cross genres. Romance without adventure would not be as exciting. I especially love thrillers crossed with romance.
(Jody Hollenbeck 1:44am July 4, 2011)
When you first posed your question, I thought of what kinds of books I really don't like: books that are too gory or too much cruelty in some mystery stories and vampire books; books that sound more like sex manuals than romances. Otherwise I've read and enjoyed pretty well any genre. Then of course, I saw that you do have vampire elements in this book, but remember, it's only the gory ones. Hey, I can't even watch medical operations on TV and couldn't hold up my much younger sister's foot while blood was dripping into the bathroom sink. I've also had a tendency to nausea for no reason.
So if the conditions hold, I'd love to read your book. I really don't care about the mix of elements, as long as it's short on gore and long on story.
(Sigrun Schulz 2:06am July 4, 2011)
Darci - I'm glad you think it's good - and it's definitely interesting to write!
Jody - I agree everyone needs a bit of adventure along with their romance!
Sigrun - it's not gory at all - honest!
(Nina Croft 2:48am July 4, 2011)
wow the book sounds awesome and I love the supe romance and action ones :)
(Rachael Kennedy 3:04am July 4, 2011)
A writer should write the story that is within and not worry about the genre. That's what makes a great book. This one sounds like a winner.
(Ginger Hinson 3:10am July 4, 2011)
I love the idea and LOVED Firefly so it's all good to me!!
(Michele Powell 3:11am July 4, 2011)
I love romance with a mystery to the story. I an not a great follower of vampire stories although I know they are very popular right now.
(Kathleen Yohanna 4:23am July 4, 2011)
Ginger, I agree, and it was definitely a case of not worrying about genre when I wrote Break Out.
Michele - I love Firefly as well - I still can't believe they didn't make more!
(Nina Croft 4:27am July 4, 2011)
Kathleen - there's a whole load of romance and mystery in Break Out - so give Rico a try - he's lovely, honest, despite being a vampire!
(Nina Croft 4:28am July 4, 2011)
Good luck to you and Entangled!
(Marjorie Carmony 6:55am July 4, 2011)
(Nina Croft 7:13am July 4, 2011)
I can't think of any genres that should not be crossed. God writing is good writing.
(Mary Preston 7:45am July 4, 2011)
It sound great whats the big deal it has everything all in one.
(Marcia Brooks 7:55am July 4, 2011)
I love cross-genre novels. They're fun to read. I always thought it was strange the way authors were pigeonholed into one genre, and I'm so glad we're trending away from that.
No need to enter me into the contest. I already own Break Out, and I have to say it's a fabulous read at an amazing price!
(Rosalie Lario 8:53am July 4, 2011)
You had me at paranormal space opera adventure romance! I would love to read this book and I wish you much success!
(Renee Pajda 9:02am July 4, 2011)
I thing it's just fine to cross-genre novel, but that it's
with style. Wish you the best on the book and all that
(Cynthia Plaza-Harney 9:04am July 4, 2011)
I think that crossing or combining genres in a book makes it more intriguing.
For instance, if someone only liked romance novels and did not necessarily
care for paranormal, to find a book with both might bring the reader to try
the book. Who knows? The reader may then find that paranormal is a good
read as well! Always be willing to try different genres. You never know what
you might be missing.
(Connie Fischer 9:10am July 4, 2011)
Wow - it's great to see so many people think crossing genres is good! And I agree Connie - it would be great if a few readers who had never tried these genres would give them ago. I'm betting there are a lot of paranormal fans out there who've never tried space operas. And they don't know what they are missing!
(Nina Croft 9:26am July 4, 2011)
Crossing or even changing genres, leaves some fans--who love the books you've already written--angry. Yet as a writer, you would be less than true to yourself if you didn't try to stretch your limits and write what you love. Some writers get past this by using different, and not necessarily secretly different, pseudonymns. That said, many of us love more than one genre, and your scifi romance sounds like fun.
(Janet Martin 9:35am July 4, 2011)
Hi Janet - I think it's important not to mislead readers - it can be annoying if you buy a book and it's completely different than you expected. But readers are on the whole an intelligent bunch and there's such a huge resource of information available now on the internet that it's easy to find out exactly what you're getting before you buy.
I also think people are becoming more open to trying different genres - which is great.
(Nina Croft 10:05am July 4, 2011)
The way you're explaining your story, Nina, it doesn't sound that far-fetched for a reader to follow. In fact, a reader like myself, who would normally shy away from this type of book, is actually interested in reading it. I love the plot, and am anxious to see how the story unfolds. If it isn't that romantic, I might even pass it on to my Husband, who is a big science fiction fan!! Off the top of my head, I can't think of 2 topics that shouldn't be crossed, but as long as the story itself isn't too far fetched, I think a reader these days would be willing to give it a shot. Have a wonderful 4th!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:17am July 4, 2011)
This sounds like a great book, one I wouldn't mind reading.
Best of luck with it.
(Holly Caulfield 10:22am July 4, 2011)
Sounds like your book has something for everyone. Enjoyed the blog.
(Sheila True 10:41am July 4, 2011)
I hope you enjoy reading it, Peggy, and I would love to know what your husband thinks. Happy 4th!
(Nina Croft 10:44am July 4, 2011)
Cross genres makes a story unique..Thanks for sharing with us!!
(Dawn Staniszeski 11:59am July 4, 2011)
i think it is a good thing and i want to read this one
(Debbi Shaw 12:01pm July 4, 2011)
Crossing genres is definitely a good thing. It is a refreshing change and likely to catch my attention. That is the very reason I vary my readings to keep genres fresh and crossing genres will do just that.
(Na S 12:03pm July 4, 2011)
I enjoy the crossing of genres. It gives the reader a run for their money.
(Maude Allen 12:16pm July 4, 2011)
So far I have enjoyed authors I love reading crossing genres... sounds great, thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 1:22pm July 4, 2011)
Well, I think the consensus is definitely in favor of crossing genres - I'm so glad because I can't wait to cross some more!
(Nina Croft 1:22pm July 4, 2011)
I love Joss' firefly, Buffy and Angel. I also love Lois Bujold's Miles' series. So definitely a fan of space opera. I think most readers have no problems with crossing genres as long as the characters are likable and the plot is enjoyable...
(May Pau 1:39pm July 4, 2011)
The way you describe Break Out I think crossing genres is
Great :D Mind you as a lover of cross genre stories I can't
get enough of them and am never confused, after all it's the
story not the genre I am buying into.
(Ilona Fenton 2:25pm July 4, 2011)
I can't imagine that crossing any genres is necessarily a bad thing, but I believe many people graviate to their own particular interests. I think your book sounds fun and I wish you the best of success with it.
(Judith Greenberg 2:39pm July 4, 2011)
I don't think there are any genres that shouldn't be crossed, as long as the end
result is a great story. I love crossed genres, a space opera paranormal sounds
fantastic to me! I'm looking forward to reading Break Out, it sounds fabulous.
(Barbara Elness 4:36pm July 4, 2011)
I think a mix of genres can be entertaining and as you say, that is how some genres have developed.
(Robin Daily 5:12pm July 4, 2011)
i think it is a good thing and is giving us some wonderful new stories to read that don't seem to "fit". i am so glad that some of the authors are crossing these lines so that maybe the next generation of authors won't have such a hard time with it.
(Tammy Ramey 6:05pm July 4, 2011)
YES, I am all for crossing genres. Wow, this sounds like a fantastic book. I would love to win this contest too. Thank YOU and may God bless you with success too.
Thanks, Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 6:25pm July 4, 2011)
It's good!!! The saying, "too much of a good thing is bad" is true, so when you shake things up a bit it makes for much more interesting reading! Good luck with the book and congrats on being the first book published by the new publisher!
(Amy Conley 6:31pm July 4, 2011)
Crossing Genres can be a good thing. I think you end up gaining new readers with that type of book.
(Lisa Kendall 6:59pm July 4, 2011)
As our lives don't follow strict genre lines, why should the novels we love?
You must write as your story takes you. Readers will follow. Therefore, publishing houses and bookstores will follow that trail despite initial discomfit. Interesting that libraries don't have a problem with multi-genre novels.
Thank you for entertaining the rest of us!
(Carla Schuller 9:22pm July 4, 2011)
Thanks for all the comments - it's been great here at Fresh Fiction and brilliant to hear that so many of you like the idea of crossing genres. I'll have to think of a few more...
(Nina Croft 2:51am July 5, 2011)
I really have a hard time with strict rules for what something is or where it fits. I like different and that rarely is definable.
(Patti Paonessa 3:25am July 5, 2011)
I like to mix my reading up a bit....so crossing genres is a good idea to me....Thank you!!!
(Leisa Prater 4:42pm July 5, 2011)
Crossing genres is OK, but the booksellers have a hard time filing it on the shelves because it may need to be in more than one spot.
(Alyson Widen 4:44pm July 5, 2011)
I would imagine that keeping to a strict genre would limit the possibilities and scope of writing. Kind of like trapping oneself.
(Marcelle Cole 5:51pm July 5, 2011)
I love books that are full of various elements such as mystery, horror, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, romance, etc. I read a lot of different types of books so I appreciate authors who write good characters with good story plots that are not written by a formula. I think genres should be a guideline on where an authors book could be shelved in a bookstore not something a writer must adhere to when writing a book.
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