At present I’m pitching my science fiction romance, SPACE FOR US, to agents looking for SFR. [Blinded by a deafening heartbeat whenever he’s near, a dangerous alien empath can’t read the emotions of an astronaut—a new model android?—tasked with killing her if she misbehaves on the way to her people’s moonbase.]
Bringing dark-phase albinos into the mix, once again, the contemporary BROKEN HALLELUJAH is getting its final edit/polish and will soon be pitched this coming spring 2023. [Fire chief and Navy SEAL, dark-skinned Cameron Young suffers from PTSD and his unrequited love of Dr. Alice Uhuru, a light-skinned emergency physician with his fire crew. Her rare genetics, a cause for international intrigue, as her expat Tanzanian parents are put in danger.]
From LEGENDS OF THE GOLDENS SERIES, both FORBIDDEN PLAYGROUND and DANCING DRAGONS are getting new covers and polishes before being combined and published with prequels A FAR FAR BETTER THING and LOVE ME, BITE ME. [Goldens are dark-phase albino space aliens that live in their conjured snow country of the Arctic. They attempt to hybridize Tanzanian humans with their offspring in order to produce subsequent generations that can psychically manipulate their worlds without the exhaustion that normally follows such activities.]
My New Adult SFR (science fiction romance) space opera is nearly all polished and out to agents before the end of this year. It has already won two awards and I’m optimistic that the three years I worked on it will guarantee an enjoyable read for my audience.
Fly Like An Eagle just out today and it’s already in Amazon’s top 100 for STEAMPUNK.
A coming of age for tomboy Samantha, as she flies with Eagle across an American river valley in his hang glider–to avoid betrothal to his father. Meet Ben Franklin, H.G.Wells, and Amelia Earhart with a little romance thrown in.
Though I find myself hanging in there with the housework, even though I have loads of writing and editing to do everyday, I’d rather get my readers interested in how my writing life is going–what I’m learning–than talking about household organization, no matter how important that is.
So, here goes my umteenth incarnation as a blogger:
Right now, I’m hoping I hear something from the agents and editors I pitched to at RWA Nationals, that is, before I self-publish the two novels in my Ages of Invention Series.
Have all the covers for the two novels ready to go. I just need to start handing out advanced reader copies for review.
And I’m anxious to finish my WIP space opera, to get to working on a young adult science fiction novella.
I’ve never enjoyed history more than that in the novels of my critique partners, and because of my background in science, I’d like to learn as much as I can about the way people thought about science throughout history. That’s what led to the writing of my historical science fictions.
The Union of Opposites website (theunionofopposites.com) explores different kinds of consciousness that I use in my stories. The site is philosophical and built on my published experiments, but it helps me create a new world of thought for my future novels.
Starting today (12/21/2015) and ending Wednesday evening (12/23/2015),
The young adult/new adult sci-fi otherworldly inspirational holiday short story LOST & FOUND (regularly 99 cents) will be given away FREE to random readers who sign up for the giveaway.
To enter the giveaway, if for yourself, then just send an email to the author’s business address (email@example.com) with “L&F Giveaway” in the subject area. If as a gift for a friend, then forward that friend’s email address plus any short message from you that you want to accompany the Amazon Kindle gift.
I’ll select ten (10) gift recipients at random from those who enter, and lucky winners will receive the short story on Christmas Eve Day.
** In addition, you may want to follow this website, join the S.B.K. newsletter, or click on the following link to read other fine books from S.B.K. Burns:
Be on the lookout on Friday for a listing of all blog posts during the first week of touring my Legends of the Goldens Series.
Also, Dancing Dragons will be released around March 22, so look for its buy page on Amazon at that time.
I’m conducting a raffle at each blog stop for my series this month, so once I post the links to the blogs on Friday, you can go there and comment. By the end of the month, I’ll choose one person [per blog] to get an Amazon Gift Card [if less than 10 comments, then a $25 card, if more, then a $50 card).
Also, at the end of March, the entire series, including the Forbidden Playground comic, will be awarded to the best contributors/posts from all the blogs.
In celebration of Soul Mate’s March 22 release of Dancing Dragons, book two in The Legends of the Goldens Series, they’ll be two weeks of Bewitching Blog Tours with prizes: Amazon gift certificates and the entire Legends of the Goldens Series plus comic—FREE to some who post comments. To qualify, visit the blogs below for more information on prizes.
Getting Them UP, my sci-fi romance, about a dystopic society, a result of an oceanic genetic-engineering disaster, was just released by Whiskey Creek Press/Torrid Books [see cover]. Purchase at Torrid Books or Amazon Books.
See Entangled book cover image [release date for Entangled, paranormal romance with steampunk elements, September 21, 2013]
Headed to Romance Writers of America Nationals where I will be pitching my tennis contemporary, A Perfect Match.