Science Fiction Romance

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Barbarian Mine

If mediocre Clan of the Cave Bear fanfic is a brand that calls your name, Ruby Dixon’s Barbarian Mine is the read for you! (This is book two of twenty-two in Dixon's long running Ice Planet Barbarians series.) Harlow was saved in two ways when the ship transporting her and other humans crashed ...

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Dance With the Devil

If there’s one thing readers can learn from Kit Rocha’s dystopian world, it’s that we’ve got roughly sixty years to get a grip on society before it all goes FUBAR. Because in the post-apocalyptic world that went dark after the Flares (the solar storms that damaged global power grids), darkne ...

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Hunt the Stars

I gave a DIK to the first book in Jessie Mihalik’s Starlight’s Shadow series, Hunt the Stars, when it came out earlier this year. This sequel, Eclipse the Moon, has not let me down. Kee Ildez, the human hacker of Starlight’s crew, has an unrequited crush on Varro Runkow, a Valoff who works ...

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New World: Stay With Me

The blurb for New World: Stay With Me bills it as the story of “a galactic farmer [who] discovers the robot she ordered is actually a flesh-and-blood woman.” Would it surprise you to know that this is actually a Fated Mates vampire romance? It sure as hell surprised me, and not in a good way.  ...

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Dark Class

Dark Class is the fifth book in the Class 5 series and its a wonderful addition to the set. The story of a girl, a space station, and a spookily dangerous and damaged AI, this latest installment shows us a new part of the Grihan universe while introducing us to a variation of a tale as old as time. ...

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Renegade

You MUST NOT read this book review if you intend to read Raider and Gambler (books one and two in the Coalition Rebellion: Ziem series) because it has spoilers for those books, and they are best read in sequence. Iolana Davorin married Torstan Davorin and gave birth to four children, including Dr ...

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Raider

Justine Davis’s Coalition Rebellion series sucked me in when AAR ran a retro review of Lord of the Storm. Her first three Coalition books involve interconnected couples fighting for the independence of their homeworlds, Trios and Arellia, with a strong plot thread of Coalition slavery. In Raider, ...

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Hunt the Stars

SF romance fans, your next great read is here! I got the ARC for Jessie Mihalik’s Hunt the Stars back in summer 2021, and it’s been KILLING me to have to sit on this review for SIX MONTHS before I could share it with you. If you like space adventure, action, intrigue, plot twists, and hot humano ...

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Catfishing on Catnet

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer is a YA suspense tech thriller with strong romantic elements, and it’s electrically good at every single element. Steph Turner and her mother have been on the run for almost as long as Steph can remember. Her father tried to kill them both via arson and has ...

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Strange Love

The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor in Strange Love, a romance about an abductee who decides to make the best of it when she finds herself fighting for her survival – and a mate – on a foreign world. On Barath, you can’t just meet someone, fall in love and start a family. You must earn the ...