THE BUILDING OF EMOTION, OR HOW I GOT HOOKED ON K-ROMANCES

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Recently I watched the man-on-man movie BROS. About a minute of the movie, half way through, was dedicated to the confession of feelings/emotions from one lover to the other. That complex interaction took eight, thirty minute episodes for the BL (Boy Love) K-drama, SEMANTIC ERROR (available on Rakuten Viki). I can’t stop watching it, wondering how the storyline was constructed, how the direction and editing was done–so genius.

If I’m ever going to be an exceptional writer of romance, the slow burn of emotions is what I’m aiming for.

This month, I’m re-editing all my work, and republishing it. I’ve spent over twenty years working on sci-fis and over the last ten years publishing my novels (stand-alone contemporaries with elements of science and sci-fi) and two series (LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS (mostly urban fantasy) and AGES OF INVENTION (mostly historical, time travel, sci-fi).

I have worked hard with my published critique partners to make my stories accessible to my audience (a scientific generalist author with three advanced degrees needs to do that).

What makes my work stand out to me (as opposed to other sci-fis (both hard and soft/social sci-fis)) is a knowledge of how things really work in our physical reality and an ability to communicate such. I also increase the intensity of my characters with internal dialogue that is so prevalent in asian webtoons, webnovels, and screenplays.

What I’m most focused on in my stories as romances, is illustrating how no matter how negative the behavior of some, there is always a positive to come out of it. Yep, you got it. I’m addicted to HEA (Happily Ever After), as should any rabid romance writer.

Besides fixing my over ten novels to be republished with what I’ve learned over the last ten years, I’m preparing to send my last completed novel (SPACE FOR US, a sci-fi romance (SFR) and space opera) out to hundreds of agents and editors for the first time. SPACE was a three-year project in which I worked on all the items of improvement listed above. What makes this different from other hard sci-fis (instead of angular metallic spaceships) is the propulsion system is based on buoyancy. SPACE FOR US literally tells the story of how boundaries fall and space is created for relationships to evolve (whether it’s a relationship between two people, or two civilizations in nearby solar systems).

Buoyancy as a motive force for spacecrafts comes from buoyancy cubes kept within the fuselage of my spaceships. Another name for buoyancy cubes is the name I’ll give to this series of novels: SQUARE BALLOONS.

The heroine in SPACE FOR US works at a military base in aerospace forensics (as did I) and the hero is what I always wanted to be, before writing novels, that is: an astronaut.

I really enjoyed my secondary character who’s an A.I. and the growing humor that ensues as our artificial conscious being gets used-to her human avatar body.

At present, I’m working on two new novels: THE CHARIOTEER (an A.I. growing up to thwart the actions of a corrupt government that created it) and THE WALL BETWEEN US (as a continuation of the SQUARE BALLOONS SERIES, fleshing in the society and romance of the alien Sledanis from Proxima Centauri. The Sledanis are people who marry-in/live-in relationship clouds, but when they return to Earth to spy on us, they end up isolated in individual bodies and must learn all over again how to form healthy relationships).

How could I end this post without the assurance that LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS has at least one more novel coming after DANCING DRAGONS (VAMPIRES IN SPACE, where our Aminali golden hybrid brings a big old naughty vampire, Drake, to his knees).

Lots of Raves for Legends Series

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Over forty, four and five-star reviews averaging over four stars for the two main novels of Legends of The Goldens Series, appearing on Goodreads and Amazon.

G00dreads:

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Amazon:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7200786.S_B_K_Burns

A Goodreads Giveaway almost completed with almost 200 people requesting the 10 free paperback copies of Love Me, Bite Me. Winners will be announced soon.

Giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170999-love-me-bite-me

If you’re wondering about the series, take a click on the  AUTHOR SHOUT link below where you’ll find my interview and discover how I came to write about the alien psychic vampires (the Goldens) and also some tips on writing.

AUTHOR SHOUT LINK:

http://authorshout.com/author-interview-archive/author-interview-s-b-k-burns/

COVER REVEAL: LOVE ME, BITE ME

LOVE ME, BITE ME, the second book in the LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES is in PRE-ORDER for 99 cents at Amazon. It’s the continuing story of Chastity (from A FAR FAR BETTER THING free on Kindle and Nook), the human/Golden hybrid that has the Golden community on edge. She’s fallen for her high school quarterback, who has decided to become officially changed into a vampire at San Diego’s Comic-Con. If she bonds with him before that, she might save his soul, but poor Chastity doesn’t even know how to kiss. So she finds a Zander of the future to practice bond on. Unfortunately practice Zander falls for her and has to compete with her real Zander of his past.

Chastity also appears in subsequent books in the series published by Soul Mate: FORBIDDEN PLAYGROUND and DANCING DRAGONS. She’s the wise Golden elder aunt to her nieces and nephews, the main characters in those books. And she appears prominently with Zander in DANCING DRAGONS.

Now for the cover reveal:

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TO PRE-ORDER, CLICK THIS LINK http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0105GC6PU?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

A FAR FAR BETTER THING STILL IN THE TOP 100

A FAR FAR BETTER THING prequel novella to the offbeat and quirky LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES of sci-fi, paranormal psychic romances continues to be downloaded and in Amazon’s Best Seller Ranking for several months. 

FREE: Please download this introduction to the series where the first Golden/human hybrid, Chastity, is naturally born and creates havoc within the Golden community.

http://www.amazon.com/Better-Thing-Legends-Goldens-Book-ebook/dp/B00SI9NOX0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

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“A Far Far Better Thing” is FREE on Amazon/Kindle

My new Adult Sci-fi Romance Newsletter is out. Recipients asked Amazon to price-match to Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Far Far just posted for free.

So now my newly released prequel novella to the Legends of The Goldens Series is free on nook and kindle formats.

To keep up with my new releases, works in progress, prizes, and special deals, subscribe to my newsletter by clicking on the rectangular image of the lovers in the upper RHC of this website.

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Can a girl fall for someone who isn’t her equal, who isn’t even human, just an attractive copy of one? Or is he? It’s hard for Kira to resent or resist Max, when all he wants to do is keep her safe, when he’s willing to give his life in order to save hers.

Amazon Buy Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Better-Thing-Legends-Goldens-Book-ebook/dp/B00SI9NOX0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon Buy Page for the rest of the series:

http://www.amazon.com/S.-B.-K.-Burns/e/B00GFWV5PQ/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1422569536&sr=1-2-ent

“A FAR FAR BETTER THING”

“A Far Far Better Thing,” prequel novella to the already published “Legends of the Goldens Series” (“Forbidden Playground” and “Dancing Dragons” by Soul Mate in both e-book and paperback formats).

The 88-page novella premiers FREE on Nook and 99 cents on Kindle.

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Can a girl fall for someone who isn’t her equal, who isn’t even human, just an attractive copy of one? Or is he? It’s hard for Kira to resent or resist Max, when all he wants to do is keep her safe, when he’s willing to give his life in order to save hers.

 Amazon Author Buy Page: http://www.amazon.com/S.-B.-K.-Burns/e/B00GFWV5PQ/ref=la_B00GFWV5PQ_st?fst=as%3Aoff&bbn=283155&qid=1422039555&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB00GFWV5PQ%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&sort=date-desc-rank

Nook buy page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-far-far-better-thing-sbk-burns/1121098267?ean=2940151699556

 Click on the rectangular image of the lovers at the upper right hand corner of this page to join SBK Burns’ Adult Sci-Fi Romance Newsletter, to get the first news on free stories, excerpts, and prizes. 

Forbidden Playground Out in Paperback and Free today from Amazon

ForbiddenPlayground_850 Cover ArtBook One in the Legend of the Goldens Series: Forbidden Playground is now out in paperback. 

The Kindle edition is also free for the rest of today. Buy link below:

 http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Playground-Legends-Goldens-Burns-ebook/dp/B00H8ESSRI

Book Hook for Dancing Dragons #MFRWHooks

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Dancing Dragons (Book 2: Legends of the Goldens Series) Blurb

An environmental activist re-examines her treatment of endangered species when she comes face-to-face with a rare and handsome space alien who’s animated chest tattoos do the most suggestive things.

Eco warrior, Maggie Maclaurin, can somehow see through Andrew Everett’s conjured fraternity disguise: he’s a psychic cousin to the vampires, and with those flying dragon tattoos undulating across his naked chest, positively an endangered species, definitely in need of saving. But when real vampires make a pact with the corrupt government to bring a little more nasty onto campus, Maggie’s chaotic vibes keep Andrew from protecting her, make him sick each time he comes in for a nibble from the neck of this attractive, yet headstrong girl. Can Andrew forget about his self-centeredness long enough to gain Maggie’s trust, so he can save her from the vampires’ fangs, and if he does, who will save her from his own?

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Excerpt: 

“We saved the world. That we did.” Crumpled cup still in hand, Red motioned for Andrew to follow him to the edge of the jungle.

“So is this Earth, the one I was born into different from that other one?” Andrew used his hand to wipe the wet sand from the bottom of his warmups.

Studying the boy in front of him who could have easily removed the sand with a conscious thought, Red pulled a damp towel from his pocket and suppressed a smile. “Ya do ask a lot of questions.”