Congratulations on your exciting new release, Jenna, and welcome to Spacefreighters Lounge!
A Win for All of Us
Thanks so much to Laurie Green for hosting me! I’m a big believer in teamwork. Though I’m an introvert by nature, I believe success depends not just on the hard work of one person but having a great network of people who can pump you up when you’re about to drop and cheer you on when you succeed.
When I first sold No Limits, to Kensington last February, my thoughts went something like, holy Terellian Tuesday, Batman! They bought my freaking nano (National Novel writing month) book! And then I had to get right down to work rewriting that book, because it was, after all a nano book. Characters dissolved into the veil, and other’s changed in all but name. And when I finally had thirty seconds to think about something other than gutting the book, I thought, this is wicked awesome for the sci fi romance community.
Having another SFR novel out there is bigger than having just my book published. It’s a well-executed strike in favor of SFR readers worldwide who are looking for a new book to read. It’s hope for that struggling SFR writer who sees the announcement that my futuristic erotic romance was bought by Kensington and pushes through the doubt to finish her own novel. And it’s even a bridge to maybe induct a few more readers who wouldn’t necessarily pick up an SFR, but maybe, just maybe, enjoys the heck out of it and then starts looking for more like it. Which leads to more sales of SFR books already out there, which leads to more contracts offered to SFR writers and on and on it goes.
Okay, so I’m an idealistic sap, but those were my thoughts. I’m excited— no ecstatic—when I hear about another SFR sale, no matter who the publisher because it truly is a win for us all. It’s why I’m going all out for this blog tour and pushing this book like an Intergalactic Pimp. So I can sell another and so I can read a bunch more. Spread the word, SFR is the wave of the future and we should celebrate every victory together!
Now Available for Kindle, Nook, and wherever books are sold.
All Genevieve Luzon wants is to be loved by one man, a seemingly impossible task in New-New York City at the start of the twenty second century. Sure, she can buy sex as easily as order a pizza on a Friday night, but finding a forever kind of love among her self-centered peers is no easy feat for the unemployed off-world vacation coordinator. When an old friend offers her the position of secret shopper to test out the male prostitutes, Gen can’t think of a good reason to refuse. Hell, if she can’t find Mr. Right, she might as well try on a sampler of Mr. Right Nows.
Yet the perks of her new position don’t compare to the strange attraction she has, not for one of the prostitutes, but a candle that seems to warm places of her she never knew existed. When a man appears out of the flame, Gen is sure she's found the one. Rhys is an empath, made a slave by the Illustra Corporation and he’s everything Gen could ever want. Except available. Because Rhys is on a mission. One that might claim his life. He must try to free his people, consequences be damned. Now, Gen must choose between turning her back on the only man she’s ever loved and the monumental task he has set for himself. Should she risk her life fighting a war hidden from polite society against those who wish to control us all?
Is love really worth fighting for?
I’ll give away one ebook copy of no limits (Kindle, Nook) to a random commenter. And join me for the No Limits Blog Tour and a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE!
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Thanks so much Laurie for hosting me today!Last stop on the blog tour!ReplyDelete
Love romance with its HEA no matter the genre but I hope more SFR are in the pipeline because I like to have "What if.." answered in space.ReplyDelete
linze_e at hotmail.com
I love ALL romance genres. I've read and enjoyed SFR before, but I agree that there aren't enough books of the kind out there.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for the awesome contest - it's a great prize!
Good luck in all your future projects
Sorry to see the tour end, but it was my first and was really glad to be a part of it! Thank you Jenna!ReplyDelete
Thanks to all who have already stopped by to comment.ReplyDelete
I also want to congratulate Jenna on hitting the Canadian bestsellers list for erotica. NO LIMITS was at #22!!! last I heard. Woohoo! Exciting news.
Congrats on your sale and sucess. It's always good to see sci fi grab a little of the spotlight.ReplyDelete
I'm always grateful for writers for writing a great story and sometimes I know all this wouldn't be possible without the publishing team who do make sure a work is promoted well and attracts the target audience. Sometimes I come across a "hidden gem" and it's such a treat. It makes me wonder how many great stories I am missing out on. Thank you Jenna for a fun tour -time really flew by and wishing this book lots of success. It's already a bestseller in Canada, congrats! I read plenty of romances and enjoy all sub-genres but haven't encountered many Sci-Fi ones. Lots like I'll need to remedy that.ReplyDelete
im sad to see the tour end! i always have fun following along, and this time i had my sister along for the ride! a huge congrats on #22!!! good luck with all the projects ur working on and i look forward to reading them all!ReplyDelete
I remember when it was hard to find either paranormal or SFR, then it moved to where there was a small market of available SFR but even less paranormal, now the pendulum has swung and paranormals have taken over the romance market. I love paranormal, but I'm ready to see SFR come into its own and finally give readers the stories we've been awaiting for years.ReplyDelete
I am answering all the comments thus far in one block so I only have to do the little word verification thingy once. Apparently I'm not entirely human ;-)ReplyDelete
Linseye: I'm a sucker for an HEA too, but I wanna see the characters EARN it!
mcv:Anything to help promote SFR and bring more of it to the table, I'm so there!
taterbug: Thanks so much for following, I was glad to have you on tour with me!
Laurie: I can hardly believe it myself, let's hope the number stays high so I can contact my editor first thing in the morning to brag, LOL!
DL: Thanks so much!
Na: There is no greater feeling in the world then finding one of those hidden gems at the exact moment you need one.
Heather: You and your sister were practically a sideshow! Let's hope for another big sale so we can do this again soon!
Sondrea: I hear you. More Buffy awards because I'm so over the undead!
I am also a great believer in rising water lifting all boats! Keep hoping that SFR will reach a reader tipping point that will put it up there with paranormal! Mega congrats on your sale AND release!ReplyDelete
Huge congrats, and I'm so excited to be joining the ranks of all you SFR peeps getting your work out there!ReplyDelete
Congratulations and best of luck for the book. Fantastic news to see it doing so well. The more of us out there, the better.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed the tour. I think it's OK to be an "intergalactic pimp." As a librarian, I see that indie and small press authors need to really "hawk" their books. You work like the dickens to get something published and then keep working to get it into the hands of readers and reviewers. I'm in awe!ReplyDelete
I love romance books in general and love a good SFR, I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the blog tour, it's been fun!ReplyDelete
junegirl63 at gmail dot com
What an uplifting article Jenna! A sale for one is a sale for all SFR. And teamwork is the key.ReplyDelete
Even if you did go from Intergalactic Princess to Intergalactic Pimp in a just few days, we still love ya.
Oh intriguing premise! It reminded me of something I found on the internet where I think it was a Brazilian guy who was actually paid to test out prostitutes. He was contractually obliged to sleep with a certain number every day and score them! He was a really good-looking guy! But what a job. I bet he got bored!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the release!
This has been a great tour. I've enjoyed every step of the way thank you.ReplyDelete
Pauline: I'm with you 100%!ReplyDelete
Pippa Jay: And we're excited to have you, Ms. Best pitch in all the galaxy!
Greta: Thank you!
Catherine Lee: You said it, the selling of the book is only the beginning!
Maria D: So glad you enjoyed it!
Kaye: I have all the subtlety of a flying brick ;-)
Barbara: LOL, that's a great article. Another day another hooker, another check in the box!
Marybelle:Yay, hearing that makes all the link headaches worthwhile!
Congrats on surviving your blog tour in style! I'm more a Jenna fan than an SFR fan but I've enjoyed being along for the ride.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Jenna, and thanks so much for stopping by! Best of luck with your hot new bestseller!ReplyDelete