Here’s the cover of my new SFR space opera, SPACE FOR US. No, it’s not on pre-order or published yet, I’m just excited to get my final cover out before I finish the polish. As you can see, this is the MS that has just gotten a recommendation from the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild.
Here’s information on the book:
Title: SPACE FOR US (as part of THE SQUARE BALLOON SERIES}
Genre: NA/Science Fiction Romance/Space Opera
Length: 86,000 words
Author: S.B.K. Burns
The First Lady’s mind is missing.
The President sends his Aerospace-plane test pilot, Shepard Monroe, to exchange Jade, a captured human/space-alien empath, for the missing engrams of The First Lady.
Siding with The Resistance, Shep and Jade escape in a stolen spaceplane with the reluctant help of its funky AI, Gracie—with the hope of preventing an interstellar war with The Sledanis, Jade’s psychic people, who return to Earth to claim it as their own.
After Jade gets Shep in touch with his emotions, they finally come to terms with what, or who, they really are.
Now, they only exist as holograms, so they just want to be put back into their real bodies—but what if they were always only simulations?
If you are a fan of SFR and an avid reader, please let me know if you’re interested in doing a Beta read for me before I pitch it to agents and editors.
Finally, my romantic suspense, OPEN SEASON ON LOVE AND DEATH, is in pre-order. It will be live on August 31, 2019.
Find it on my Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/S.-B.-K.-Burns/e/B00GFWV5PQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
This novel is a compilation of my experience with my tennis-buff father (who was in the forefront of international invitational tennis in Philadelphia and the United States). And along with my scientific background (https://theunionofopposites.com/about/site-authors-resume/) and my interest in SFR, not surprisingly, it involves some scientific police forensics.
Twenty-year-old Madison Weller finds herself at her first quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event. The only two irritants thwarting her run for the championship are Berneen Gervaisie, who has Madison’s father and his wealth centered in her crosshairs and her attractive son, tennis great Double-Gee Whiz, Gregoire Gervaisie, seven years her senior.
Is he the good guy his fans think he is or the self-important celebrity she suspects? Madison knows she’s playing with fire as she razzes him to his emotional limit. She’s only hoping she knows what to do with him when she gets him there.
It’s going to be another Burns and Allen trip to the Romantic Times Conference. Wish us luck as we meet romance readers, other authors, and pitch to agents and editors.
My Amazon Page: S.B.K. Burns
Jackie’s Amazon Page
See you at RT!
FROM SMP: SOULMATE PUBLISHERS: Follow the adventures of our kinky-haired hero and heroine. They’re psychic vampires, dark-phase African albinos, childhood friends who are separated by their android guardian and must find their way back to one another. But does it have to be on the funky streets of New Freedom?
And will human Red Maclaurin, chaos personified, get to them before they reunite.
From the forbidden slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, from the city of Old Freedom, Urhuratown, to New Freedom, New Jersey with the chaotic vibes of humans, the aggressive tattoo-parlor Goo-goos, and Dacon vampires, Akeelah finds out who she really is, the powerful psychic she was before her memory was wiped.
When she meets up with her childhood friend, Saffron, can she convince him to think of anything but sex, when they needed to get serious about saving the world for themselves and humankind?
Amazon’s Forbidden Playground Page
S.B.K. Burn’s Amazon Page
This weekend I’m visiting my childhood friend Linda Kurtz Kingsley. We’re going to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Monterey, California (SCBWI).
Linda writes and illustrates children’s books. When I attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls and majored in science, she went to the Philadelphia College of Art.
I love her artwork of children. Her children’s books tell stories of children who are challenged and how they overcame that challenge.
Someday, if it hasn’t happened already, her unique impressionistic illustrations will be sought after for shows. I hope to be invited to such openings.
Both of us are writing our first books for young adults.
Coming: More about our feedback from the conference.