Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Champion is BORN!

Skiffy Rommers everywhere may finally have what we've been hoping for for a long time now--and something major to celebrate!

A Science Fiction Romance Champion! 

Sherrilyn Kenyon's SFR/Futuristic "League" series is on a roll, started when the first in the series, BORN OF NIGHT reached #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list (#11 on the USA Today Bestsellers list) in October, soon followed by the sequel BORN OF FIRE hitting the #1 spot on the NYT list (not to mention the Publisher's Weekly, Walmart, Borders and Barnes and Noble!) in November, and BORN OF ICE, the third in the series, going #1 in December.  This has focused a lot of attention on our amazing subgenre.

In fact, when BORN OF FIRE first hit the top spot in November, it was the first time since 1993 that a SFR/Futuristic went to #1 on a major list!

I'm now reading BORN OF NIGHT and hope to have a review up in the near future.

Here's a glimpse into Sherrilyn Kenyon's SFR/Futuristic series:

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.

As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

Hip-Hip-Hooray for Sherrilyn Kenyon's LEAGUE series!  May this be the herald to the publishing industry that SFR truly is the next big thing.


  1. Great overview! I really need to check out BORN OF NIGHT. Having read the author's post, it's sobering to learn how long of a journey this has been for her. Makes me feel happy for her success, and glad that she persevered.

    Kenyon could very well help pave the way for other authors who have been wanting to write SFR, but had to wait for a more opportune time. I hope this is a milestone for the genre as a whole.

  2. Heather, I think you're right. Sherrilyn Kenyon's #1 books will inspire other established writers to pen SFR. It will be interesting to see what surfaces in the near future.

    Kenyon's story is pure inspiration. There's a YouTube that discusses her struggles in getting published. It only reinforces the advice most successful authors will give you: Never give up.


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