There are a lot of returning and new show coming to TV this fall. Here is a list of shows I think a lot of our readers are interested in. The ones I plan on watching/trying are in red...it is going to be a very busy fall...and don't forget to check out the mid season premiers...ERMERGERD! Midnight, Texas! Sunday, Aug. 28
I will admit, I love science fiction. The idea of life out there, strange new worlds, cultures, everything, totally gets me excited. The whole 'what if' premise is one of the reasons I love writing sci-fi romance. My passion for all things sci-fi started at a young age as I avidly watched Star Trek. Then along came Star Wars, and the various Star Trek rebirths. Battlestar Galactica, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stargate, and more... If it's got an alien, or futuristic theme (especially with cyborgs or gene manipulation) then chances are I'll watch it.
Over the years, some characters have left lasting impressions and helped formed my idea of the ultimate sci-fi hero. Here's my favorites. Who's yours?
My hottest heroes from Sci-Fi movies and shows.
1. The original Han Solo, Harrison Ford
2. Riddick played by hottie Vin Diesel
3. Jean Luc Picard with commanding actor Patrick Stewart
4. Star Lord of Guardians of the Galaxy played by the adorable Chris Pratt
5. Star Trek rebooted with Chris Pine as the young Captain Kirk
6. The cyborg in Almost human, Michael Ealy
7. Number 6/Caprica from Battlestar Galactica, Tricia Helfer (She was awesome!)
8. Villain Benedict Cumberbath as Kahn in Star trek into Darkness.
9. Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis (I hear he’s going to be Aquaman!)
10. Channing Tatum was yummy as the guard in Jupiter Ascending.
Pirate (Space Gypsy Chronicles Book 1)
by Eve Langlais
August 25, 2016
A Galactic Adventure – with a sassy ship – and aliens! Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain. And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship. Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure–and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I love to write, and while I don't always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after. Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you'd like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what's coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com
Being confused and a little disappointed about the lack of character development and storyline information in this read I did check around (after I was finished) and found that there are 10 other "Winged" series installments. I thought I was reading a first in a series! Surprise! No wonder I had so many questions about who, where and what the purpose was of all the archangels and "others". I was drawn in to the story but as I kept reading, I thought..."there must be more history somewhere". I must assume that the characters of Joanne, Gideon, Galbrial, Raphael and the others were developed in previous issues. And I thought that Lucinda (a newly deceased) was the main character when in reality she will probably be another addition to the "winged" alliance (or not depending on the outcome). That was the other thing that threw me off..it ended with a cliffhanger that must be resolved in the next issue (hence my thoughts about it being first in a series). I know I am probably not making a lot of sense but now you know how I felt while reading this as a stand-a-lone.
I thought the premise was an interesting take on the here-after. But I couldn't understand why there was little use of supernatural powers and that everyone in the "compound" (even that threw me) was able to get ill, hurt, depressed, married and bear children. Hmm. Sounds like an alternate universe theme. Don't get me wrong, that's an OK scenario but without the history of the winged, I felt a little lost in the telling. The idea of a new recruit having to go through a tough evaluation was clever and perhaps the take on "God" a little metro and would appeal to some additional audiences. The possession of a deceased by another deceased is a decidedly interesting twist.
I really enjoyed the penmanship and snarky, sometimes humorous dialogue. Apparently I am not alone since the previous 10 in the series have gotten rave reviews for the most part. I just started behind the 8 ball and will need to run the table before I can probably give an accurate assessment of this series. Was this book enough to keep you intrigued about the next installment? I would say a definite "heck yes!" if you have read the other issues and a "sure" if you haven't read the others and make it to the end with that big cliffhanger. I would like to find out what happens to Gabriel and the new "possessed" recruit Lucinda.
amazon L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.
Second novel in the hard sci-fi Reunification series, The Gate to Futures Pastcontinues the Clan Chronicles, perfect for space opera readers looking for unique aliens and interstellar civilizations.
The Gate To Futures Past: Reunification #2 by Julie E. Czerneda September 6, 2016 by DAW 409 pages Betrayed and attacked, the Clan fled the Trade Pact for Cersi, believing that world their long-lost home. With them went a lone alien, the Human named Jason Morgan, Chosen of their leader, Sira di Sarc. Tragically, their arrival upset the Balance between Cersi’s three sentient species. And so the Clan, with their newfound kin, must flee again.
Their starship, powered by the M’hir, follows a course set long ago, for Clan abilities came from an experiment their ancestors—the Hoveny—conducted on themselves. But it’s a perilous journey. The Clan must endure more than cramped conditions and inner turmoil.
Their dead are Calling.
Sira must keep her people from answering, for if they do, they die. Morgan searches the ship for answers, afraid the Hoveny’s tech is beyond his grasp. Their only hope? To reach their destination.
Little do Sira and Morgan realize their destination holds the gravest threat of all....
About the Author: website-FB-twitter Julie E. Czerneda is a biologist and writer whose science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is the author of the popular Species Imperative trilogy, the Web Shifters series, the Trade Pact Universe trilogy and her new Stratification novels. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do. For more about her work, visit www.czerneda.com or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.
2 sets of 2 books. 1 mass market of A GULF OF TIME AND STARS and 1 hardcover of GATE TO FUTURES PAST. US/Canada only.