Monday, 16 October 2017

Alien Hero Brings the Drama by R.A. Steffan - Guest Blog and Giveaway

GENRE: Paranormal romance, Sci-fi romance

The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Q. Why did you choose to write an alien as a hero/heroine?

A. In my upcoming sci-fi romance novel, Antidote: Love and War, Book 1, the heroine is human and the hero is a member of the powerful alien Vithii race. This is my first foray into SFR, though I’ve already fallen in love with it as a genre.

It’s also my first foray back into heterosexual romance in a very long time. Whatever name I’ve made for myself as an author, I’ve done writing LGBT romance—mostly MMF paranormal ménage (The Horse Mistress and The Lion Mistress), with a smattering of contemporary gay romance (Diamond Bar Alpha Ranch).

So, to answer the question about why I wrote an alien hero, it’s the same reason I write LGBT romance with gay, bisexual, non-binary, and transgender heroes and heroines. I have no patience for contrived drama in romance books. I can only get excited about writing stories where the drama in the relationship arises naturally from the characters’ circumstances.

It is inherently difficult to connect with someone who is... other. The stranger, the person we don’t understand, the one we are told is different from us.

In Antidote, Skye Chantrell—a human accountant on the colony world of Ilarius—is thrust into a situation far beyond her ability to deal with. Then, just when she thinks things couldn’t possibly get any worse, her damaged shuttle crashes on an abandoned lunar outpost that has been taken over by a group of dangerous Vithii fugitives, led by the terrifying Hunter Tarthasian.
Now her people’s survival—not to mention her own—rests in the hands of the Seven Systems’ most feared and hated criminal.

Not, it might be said, the most promising scenario for love to blossom. But one thing romance readers know about love: it can be found in the most unlikely of places, if only you can overcome your fear and take a leap of faith.

Skye never expected to find an ally in the form of a terrifying alien who could crush her with his bare hands. Hunter never expected to find his fated bondmate in the form of a frightened human accountant thrust without warning into the middle of a bloody civil war.

Together with Hunter’s ragtag family of choice, they’ll have to risk everything to prevent genocide on a scale beyond imagination.

If I’ve piqued your interest about the story, I’d love to share an exclusive sneak peek with you. You can find a free prequel story, along with the first three chapters of Antidote, online at the Other Worlds Collection website:

If you like it, you can pick up the Other Worlds boxset for only $0.99 from your favorite retailer, featuring Antidote and nineteen other exclusive stories by award-winning and bestselling authors in paranormal and sci-fi romance.
I hope you’ll join us, as we explore the question, “How can you fight the world’s monsters when you’re in love with one of them?”

Author Bio
R. A. Steffan began writing for pleasure in 2005. After honing her skills for a few years in amateur circles, she eventually transitioned into freelance nonfiction writing and ghostwriting professionally published short fiction. In 2015, she made the jump to publishing full-length novels and series.
Much to her surprise, her Horse Mistress series won a 2016 Rainbow Award, and was nominated for the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards. She has written titles in the paranormal romance, fantasy romance, sci-fi romance, and historical action/adventure genres.
When not writing, the author enjoys reading, horseback riding, walking her dogs, and raising a small backyard flock of ducks.

Her sci fi romance novel, Antidote: Love and War, Book 1, is part of the Other Worlds Collection, a special $0.99 boxed set bundle of 20 PNR and SFR novels for a limited time. Preorder now!

Otherworlds Authors
by Allyson Lindt, Award-Winning author A.D. Trosper
Cheri Schmidt and Tristan Hunt
Akaria Gale and Award-Winning author R. A. Steffan
Jennifer Rose McMahon
Award-Winning author Amy L Gale
Shawnee Small and K. R. Fajardo
Award-Winning author Lea Kirk
Mychal Daniels and Laura Hysell
Shawna Romkey and Elizabeth Ryder
E.A. Weston
Award-Winning author Lindsay Avalon
LaVerne Thompson and Starla Night
Jayne Fury and Isadora Brown


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  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I enjoyed reading the interview; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  4. Happy Monday! Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it :)

  5. Sounds like a great box set! Thank you


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