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?
Out for Beta reads then on to chosen agents and editors.
Finally, my romance, a tennis contemporary, OPEN SEASON, 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 tennis-buff dad (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 police forensics and elements of suspense.
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
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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?
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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.
SFR IS ALIVE
Yay and Hooray out to Marie Andreas, my stablemate at RWASD (San Diego Chapter of Romance Writers of America) for winning the JABBIC CONTEST (Judge A Book By Its Cover in Romance) GRAND PRIZE for her book cover for VICTORIOUS DEAD (The Asarlaí Wars Book 2). https://www.amazon.com/Victorious-Dead-Asarla…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
I cannot tell a lie. When she told me her book cover was up for the JABBIC too, I voted for it!
Good luck in everything you do in your writing career, Marie.
I’m sorry I couldn’t easily find info on her artist. Marie has access to great artwork. Marie, please call out to us the name of your cover artist. Inquiring minds want to know. I know you will. Congratulations, girl.
You’ll find my FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/susan.burns.16718
And can get in touch with me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal scientific philosophy and cosmology site: The Union of Opposites
S.B.K. Burns (Susan)
I just saw this movie and it was awesome. Definitely a SFR (Science Fiction Romance). I love this genre, and so you’ll discover all of my books have a little sci-fi and a little romance (maybe a lot of romance, depending on whether it’s aimed at Adult, New Adult, or Young Adult).
If you’re interested in reading more of my non formulaic SFRs you might want to go to my Amazon page:
If you want to find out more about SFR, you may want to visit Heather Massey’s blog, or the Tor publishing site:
Have fun with the only social sci-fi that doesn’t ignore sexuality. And a guaranteed HEA or, at least, HFN ending (Happy Ever After or Happy For Now).
S.B.K. Burns (Susan)