Friday, July 31, 2009

Beyond Enthused!

What a great upcoming week for SFR! First, the debut of Defying Gravity on August 2, a new television series about space exploration from the folks who brought us the hit series Grey's Anatomy. See earlier post and video.

Then, just two days later, the debut of BEYOND THE RAIN on August 4, an exciting new Science Fiction Romance novel by author Jess Granger. Read on and prepare to be swept up in this fascinating world.

In a universe torn apart by civil war, a warrior and a slave must fight for their freedom, for their lives, and for a love that may destroy them both…

After five years behind enemy lines, Captain Cyani is ready to retire to her homeworld of Azra as one of the Elite — the celibate warrior sisterhood that rules the planet. But first she must complete one final mission to rescue her fellow Union soldiers. The last thing she expects to find is a prisoner, chained and beaten — but radiating feral power and an unbroken spirit…

Soren is a Byralen, an enigmatic people who possess a unique hormone that they use to bond with their mates — and that is sold as a sexual narcotic in the shadow trade. For years, he has endured torture at the hands of his captors as they leeched his very essence. The last thing he expects is to be freed from slavery by a beautiful warrior woman with radiant blue eyes.

Driven by her rigid sense of honor, Cyani frees Soren even though her life hinges upon the success of her mission. But after so many years in bondage, his hormones are so unbalanced that he will die if he does not bond with a woman. Can the lovely but distant warrior be the woman he needs to survive, or will the forbidden bond destroy them?

Here's what the reviews are saying:

Beyond the Rain is a sensual, action-packed debut by a bright new voice in futuristic romance!

–Susan Grant, bestselling author of The Warlord’s Daughter

“Granger’s incredibly original and entertaining tale delivers passion, compassion and personal destiny…it’s a touching story about two people finding each other under unusual circumstances and changing their lives forever.”

—RT Book Reviews

Information used by permission of author Jess Granger. Website


  1. Thanks Laurie,

    I've got a week long celebration going on on my blog with lots of chances to win a free copy of the book.

    I really appreciate your enthusiasm, thanks so much.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jess. I guess it's no secret I've been chomping at the bit to read this story since I read the excerpt on your blog many moons ago. It looks fantastic.

    I'll be sure to put another post up soon about your book giveaway. Release Week Madness sounds like a lot of fun.


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