Before I began reading so much urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and YA paranormal/urban fantasy, I was a huge fan of character driven science fiction and romance. I still read, buy, and love books by these authors. I think many would also love these genres if they gave them a chance. To let you have a taste, I want to give a couple of books away.
I would like to share my love for two book series by giving away the beginning books in each series. These are stories that I have read many times. (The books themselves are used copies that I purchased to give away since I won't be parted from my much loved copies.)
I find something new in them each time I read them. These books are science fiction with strong romantic elements.
Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold is a science fiction romance. In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan - he who was called "The Butcher of Komarr" - and would consequently become an outcast on her own planet and the Lady Vorkosigan on his. Sick of combat and betrayal, she was ready to settle down to a quiet life, interrupted only by the occasional ceremonial appearances required of the Lady Vorkosigan. But when the Emperor died, Aral suddenly became guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne of Barrayar - and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war that was reminiscent of earth's Middle Ages, but fought with up-to-the minute biowar technology. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the part that their cell-damaged unborn son would play in Barrayar's bloody legacy.
Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is also a science fiction romance. Fleeing the scene of his latest mission, Val Con yos'Phelium finds himself saving the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a young Terran on the run from interplanetary assassins. Thrown together by circumstances, Val Con and Miri struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without slaying each other-or surrendering to the unexpected passion that flares between them.
This contest is for followers of my blog who are at least 13 years old (to avoid having problems with Child Internet Protection requirements). The contest will end at 11:59 PM on Friday, Feb. 26. Winner will be notified by email on Saturday and the package will go out on Monday, March 1 (if not sooner.)
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