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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Science Fiction Romance: Making It Work

Science Fiction Romance: Making It Work
By S. E. Smith

Opening February 17th is Ristéard's Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4. This action packed adventure will take you to the stars and make you want to be there. Why, because the wonderful thing about writing Science Fiction Romance is that anything goes. SFR is no longer just for the technical geek, it is for men and women who love stories filled with action/adventure, suspense, and more. 

I have always had a fascination with the stars. It seemed natural that I would gravitate to writing them. For any story to work, it must contain one key element. That elements is: It must be believable no matter how unbelievable it might appear to be in real life. There are other factors that go into writing a story, but I'm going to concentrate on this one because without it, the story just won't work.

In all my stories, I make my characters real. You feel what they feel, live what they are going through, and fall in love with them as they overcome all the challenges they face. I don't write about wimpy women or men who are afraid to learn and feel. I definitely don't write about heroes/heroines being TSTL (too stupid to live). I write about men and women who have feelings. They laugh, they cry, and they love. Characters that could be you, a member of your family, or the guy/gal next door. They are not perfect and don't want to be. 

They are also in situations you can see happening in real life and react accordingly. If they fall down, they get hurt. If they feel pain, it is okay for them to cry. And if life gets a little overwhelming, it is okay to throw the mother of all temper tantrums. Because in the end, they get up, brush themselves off and do what needs to be done. Sound familiar? It should, because you, me, and everyone else has had days like that. They just may not have been on a spaceship or another planet. The thing is, it is real and a real reaction, so you believe in it. 

For a story to draw readers in, they need to be able to relate to the characters and the story. When you can relate, you can believe. That is what makes a story pop. I can make you believe in blue men, lizards that love, or that there are species out there that can shift into a dragon and have a symbiot as a part of who they are. I can make you cry for an overgrown frog named Frogget who would give his life to protect the human girl he calls a friend, and I can make you see the wonders of a circus as if for the first time. Because I make them real. 

So, don't be afraid to pick up a Science Fiction Romance book and live the action/adventure, suspense, humor, tears, and love. Enter a world that takes you away and makes you feel like you are there so that the next time you look up at the stars, you see them just a tiny bit different and wonder... could it be true?

About S. E. Smith

S. E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY and #1 International Amazon Bestselling author who has always been a romantic and a dreamer. A prolific writer, she spent years writing, although it has usually been technical papers for college. Now, she spends her days and weekends writing and her nights dreaming up new stories. She enjoys camping and traveling when she is not out on a date with her favorite romantic guy.

 You can also take a look at additional books and sign up for my newsletter at http://sesmithfl.com to hear about my latest releases or keep in touch using the following links:
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Additional Books by S. E. Smith
Paranormal and Science Fiction short stories and novellas
For the Love of Tia (Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 4.1)
A Dragonlings’ Easter (Dragonlings of Valdier Book 1.1)
A Dragonlings’ Haunted Halloween (Dragonlings of Valdier Book 1.2)
A Warrior’s Heart (Marastin Dow Warriors Book 1.1) ***FREE on Amazon, Smashwords,  
BN, iBooks, and other sites.
Rescuing Mattie (Lords of Kassis: Book 3.1)
Science Fiction/Paranormal Novels
Tink’s Neverland (Cosmo’s Gateway: Book 1)
Hannah’s Warrior (Cosmos’ Gateway: Book 2)
Tansy’s Titan (Cosmos’ Gateway: Book 3)
Cosmos’ Promise (Cosmos’ Gateway: Book 4)
Ha’ven’s Song (Curizan Warrior: Book 1)
Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 1)
Capturing Cara (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 2)
Tracking Trisha (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 3)
Ambushing Ariel (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 4)
Cornering Carmen (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 5)
Paul’s Pursuit (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 6)
Twin Dragons (Dragon Lords of Valdier: Book 7)
River’s Run (Lords of Kassis: Book 1)
Star’s Storm (Lords of Kassis: Book 2)
Jo’s Journey (Lords of Kassis: Book 3)
Ristéard’s Unwilling Empress (Lords of Kassis: Book 4)
Touch of Frost (Magic, New Mexico Book 1)
Choosing Riley (Sarafin Warriors: Book 1)
Hunter’s Claim (The Alliance: Book 1)
Razor’s Traitorous Heart (The Alliance: Book 2)
Gracie’s Touch (Zion Warriors: Book 1)
Krac’s Firebrand (Zion Warriors: Book 2)
Paranormal and Time Travel Novels
Indiana Wild (Spirit Pass: Book 1)
Lily’s Cowboys (Heaven Sent: Book 1)
Touching Rune (Heaven Sent: Book 2)
Excerpts of S. E. Smith Books
If you would like to read more S. E. Smith stories, she recommends Abducting Abby, the first in her Dragon Lords of Valdier Series
Or if you prefer a Paranormal or Time Travel with a twist, you can check out Lily’s Cowboys or Indiana Wild...


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