Science Fiction Romance

D
Melting Iron

When I came to write this review of Laurann Dohner’s Melting Iron, I realized that what I remember most about the reading experience is a sense of disappointment. You know why? Because when I read that the hero is a cyborg, I imagined mechanical body parts used in sex. Resistance is futile. The fa ...

C+
War Games

Having thoroughly enjoyed Jess Anastasi’s Atrophy (book one in her Atrophy series), I’m keen to read more of her work, so while I wait for the next Atrophy book to appear, I decided to pick up War Games, which is the fourth and final novel centring around the UEF battleship Valiant Knox. I haven ...

B
Contingency Plan

Contingency Plan is the second book in Robyn Bachar’s Galactic Cold War series. Set in an alternate future in which the Cold War never ended, the series follows the crew of the privateer spaceship Mombasa as they follow the trail of a super weapon developed by the Soviets that may paint the entire ...

B-
Breeder

The space slave may not be quite as ubiquitous in SF as the duke in historicals, but she (and it’s nearly always a she) is certainly at “trope” levels. Breeder provides an acceptable execution of this plotline, but delivers neither the depth of worldbuilding I look for in an alternate reality ...

B+
Atrophy

I admit that I hadn’t realised, going in, that A is part of a series in which there is an overarching story that runs through all the books (there are three so far).  Still, it’s a thumping good read and I’m sufficiently invested in that particular plotline to want to read the other books - ...

B-
Relaunch Misson

This is the first in Robyn Bachar’s new Galactic Cold War series of science-fiction romances, and when I saw it touted as  ‘Firefly meets James Bond’  I couldn’t resist! Set in a future in which the Cold War never ended, the story features the crew of the privateer ship Mombasa as it op ...

C
Wanted and Wired

Wanted and Wired takes our obsession with technological advancements to the nth degree while exploring ideas about how the human heart survives when the head has gone to the machines.  It’s an interesting idea that’s perfect for a Science Fiction story; however it gets rather convoluted when ro ...

B-
Wanted and Wired

Sci-fi romances are kind of hit or miss for me. Still, the synopsis of Wanted and Wired, the first book in Vivien Jackson's Tether series, really grabbed my attention. Who doesn't love action-packed, futuristic romances featuring competent leads falling in love while on the run? I know I certainly d ...

C-
The Star King

Though I rarely read sci-fi romance, I made an exception and picked up The Star King after we recently reposted a B+ review and it was free on Amazon.  I was entertained by the story but not as fond of it as my fellow reviewer.  Underdeveloped relationships and world-building, combined with one t ...

B
Fire in His Blood

Ruby Dixon is well known in the sci-fi/erotic romance world for her Ice Planet Barbarians series (Big, Blue and Horny would be an apt subtitle for those) as well as her PNR bear shifters ( Bear Bites series) and straight up erotic romance MC Bedlam Butchers series.  Now she’s trying her hand at a ...