Monday, September 15, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Black Hole Bounty by @Sienna_Bronwyn #giveaway

Sci-Fi Romance
Date Published: August 19, 2014
Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but when you’re in a black hole you make your own damn destiny.

It’s not every day you get abducted by an alien general, but then, Jerusa Whichab isn’t having an average day. Earth is fading from view and she’s got a decision to make—cooperate with her despotic, yet unnervingly attractive captor or receive an injection of goo. General Toyeb can’t be trusted, and his body-healing, mind-blowing Theta waves leave her panting for more. But what choice does she have if she’s to stay alive?   

None, if enemy bounty hunter Berwyck dal Korth has his way. Intent on capturing Jerusa, he performs a binding ritual to ensure she cannot escape him—a ritual with unforeseen side effects for both of them. Forced into hostile proximity, Berwyck and Jerusa battle to subdue their rising attraction, but will they conquer their desire—or succumb?

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Most definitely! It took me a while to find my true vocation but now that I have, I cannot fathom going back to my office job. I write full-time, from 9 to 5, and sometimes, when the story won’t let me go, I might not get to bed until the small hours of the morning. It’s my passion and my career, trumped only by being mother to two wonderful girls and wife to the most patient, understanding man I know. 

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Without a doubt, with Black Hole Bounty it was turning off my desk top at a sensible hour. My characters were impatient to appear on the page. They had conversations in my head and nagged at me to write them when I was cooking, picking up the kids from school or trying to disconnect and watch a film with my husband. Eventually I gave up attempting to ignore their voices and wrote my first 90K word draft in 8 days. My fingers ached and my wrists hurt like hell every morning and that, I think, was the hardest part of my writing process.   

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

My first two novels were contemporary stories under my pen name, Elise Alden ( For those books, several people were instrumental. By the time I wrote Black Hole Bounty, I was feeling more confident about telling my stories and just went for it. I knew I’d have to self-edit, re-draft, re-write and put in hours of work, but I’d done it twice before and wasn’t daunted by the task. I found the Science Fiction Romance Brigade to be great help whenever I had questions about the genre.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I’m currently working on Book Two in the Black Hole Bounty trilogy, Supernova Secret, and outlining another science fiction romance to follow. As a new author, I’m learning how to balance my time and the different genres I write in. That means taking turns between writing a speculative romance such those in the Black Hole Bounty trilogy with another new adult or contemporary under my pen name Elise Alden.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Since I was a little girl I have been absolutely, 100% addicted to reading. If anybody were to ask me what I miss most from my pre-writerly life it would be not having enough time to read like I used to. I have a TBR pile as high as Orion, but between writing my own novels and reading others, I always choose to write. However, I just returned from holiday, where I enjoyed Nebula Nights on my Kindle, a bundle of 11 science fiction romance books by authors like Lynn Brittan, Cynthia Pomranz, Veronica Scott, Cathryn Cade, and loads of other authors I love.  Bliss!

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Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but Jerusa Whichab’s been abducted through a black hole and she’ll make her own damn destiny!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? I was just given an iPd but am too lazy to put any music on it.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla, every time. Homemade, made with double cream infused with vanilla scraped straight from the pod.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Can’t imagine life without taking out my frustrations on ‘taters. Add butter, cream, herbs, a hint of mature cheddar…yum! (Are you trying to derail my diet?)

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Love them both.

#5 – iPhone or Droid? Meh…as long as it works I don’t care.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Again, I like both, and it depends on my mood. I can get lost in a fantastical world or a scenario full of gritty realism.  

#7 – Call or Text? Call! I’d rather speak to people than send a text.

#8 – Summer or Winter? Hmmm, the seasons that speak to me are spring and autumn, with the latter being my favourite time of year.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Splash a dram of whisky in there and I’ll drink it.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  I love reading and I don’t care if it’s on a papyrus, the wall or a hand held electronic device. But for ease and travel, I prefer my Kindle e-books, and for admiring beautiful covers and spines on my book shelves, smelling ink and tree bark, paperbacks give me that extra thrill. 

I grew up in tropical Panama, where the confluence of sea, sand, and too much coconut water converged to inspire me with wander lust. I’ve lived on three different continents and done a few things I hope my children never find out about—or my mother for that matter! I am now settled in the congealed climes of northern Britain, where cold nights, dark skies and a perfect view of the stars have inspired my imagination to wander farther than ever before. Space fascinates me, and I love thinking up different planets and creating characters who don’t meet the traditional view of heroes or heroines, people who have to overcome their prejudices or battle the odds to find their happy every after—with a few sexy surprises thrown in!    
Twitter: @Sienna_Bronwyn

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  1. I just love Sci Fi, especially if there is romance involved ..... can't wait to read this one :)

  2. I am intruiged by the idea of an attractive alien abducter, usually it is evil aliens or bug aliens lol

  3. That its a sci-fi romance. Love those!