The SFR Galaxy Awards, 2017

SFR Galaxy Award Winner, 2017This week was the announcement of the SFR Galaxy Awards for 2017. If you’re not familiar, the SFR Galaxy Awards is an annual, multi-award event for science fiction romance books. Launched in 2012 by bloggers Laurie A. Green of Spacefreighters Lounge and Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express, the goal of this event is to honor a variety of standout stories.

It’s a favorite time of year for me, both because I get the opportunity to find new stories I might have missed, but also to celebrate and cheer for my friends and acquaintances who won. This year, for the first time, I’ll be celebrating alongside them – South Seas Salvation was awarded “Best Hacker Heroine.”

This means so much more to me than a cool graphic to add to my book’s page, or the ability to add “award-winning” to my bio. This is a recognition from within our ranks, that just maybe my stories are finding their legs. Without further ado, here are my fellow honorees:

Best Dare Award
Claim the Wolf King by Meg Xuemei X

Award for the Fiercest Mom
The Emperor’s Mate by May Sage

Best Epic Story – It’s a Stinger Award
Destroyer – Hidden Planet Book 1 by Anna Carven

Best Placed Sex Scenes Award
Kayzon’s Wish-Alien Bounty Hunters Book 3 by Michele Mills

Happier by the Dozen Award
Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 by S.E. Smith, MK Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner

The SFR Cryo-Ship Future We Want
In Ageless Sleep by Arden Ellis

To Everything There is a Season, the Turn, Turn, Turn Award
War Games (Valiant Knox #4) by Jess Anastasi

Best Lost Colony Series (The If It Walks Like a Duck Award)
Heart Sight (Celta’s Heartmates #15) by Robin D. Owens

Most Broken Butterfly Award (Time Not in the Bottle)
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Tastiest Cheese in Video Game Romance
Mass Effect Andromeda from BioWare

Best Distraction Award
Crashed on an Ice World (Phoenix Adventures #9) by Anna Hackett

Best Original Story
Dustwalker by Tiffany Roberts

Best High-Tech Love Making
Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Beyond Book 3 Award
Found Girl (Project Enterprise #6) by Pauline Baird Jones

Favorite Cat Hero
Cypher (The Dragon’s Bidding #2) by Christina Westcott

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Award
Race to Redemption (Green Rising #1) by Shari Elder

Best Post Apocalyptic World Building
The Rule of Luck by Catherine Cerveny

Most Interesting Plot Twist
Chains of Freedom by Audrey Sharpe

Best Way to Make a Dream Come True
Mikolos by Ruby Lionsdrake

Best Way to Change a May/December Pairing
Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft

Best Opening Scene
Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert

Best and Most Coveted Cat
For the Greater Good: Puss in Space by Greta van der Rol

One of the Best and Most Interesting Aliens this Year
Unexpected by Pippa Jay

Best Politician Protagonist
Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Best Athlete Superstar
Race to Redemption by Shari Elder

Best Hacker Heroine
South Seas Salvation by JC Hay

Best Currency
Scions of the Star Empire – Scandal by Athena Grayson

Most Interesting Aliens
Diffraction by Jess Anastasi

Best Romance Plot in a Science Fiction Video Game
Nier: Automata

Hottest Cold War
Relaunch Mission (The Galactic Cold War) by Robyn Bachar

Ever After Box

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I’m super excited to announce that Hearts and Minds is part of the “Intergalactic” Ever After Box that starts shipping thus month. I couldn’t be more flattered.

What’s Ever After Box, you ask?

Ever After Box is a subscription box for created by romance authors for readers that delivers great reads and romance community collectibles centered around a fun theme every quarter. Each box contains at least one print book and one ebook download plus 3-5 gift items. Items include exclusive fan merchandise, author swag, cool product finds and more! All in a pretty box!

You can sign up for yours at: http://everafterbox.com