Those of us at the Speculative Salon are very happy to welcome Lynda K. Scott as our guest today. She has a most unusual writing partner she's going to introduce to our readers!
Whose Imagination Is It?
Hi everyone! Thanks to Marsha for letting me visit today. It's always a treat to see new people and new places, isn't it?
That's one of the reasons I like speculative romance fiction. It's only limited by the author's imagination and the reader's willingness to go along for the ride.
For instance, my alien kitten, Wookie, is my muse and writing partner. When I'm writing a book or short story, she and I have entire conversations. Sure, my family gives me odd looks or thinks I'm goofing around with the kitten but our conversations help ground some of my more…far out ideas.
I love to read and I love all the speculative fiction sub-genres. My science fiction might drop a few scientific facts - and they are facts as far-fetched as they might seem - but the main gist of the story is about the relationship between the two protagonists. That's why I don’t write straight science fiction. You won't find a lot of 'nuts and bolts' technical jargon in my stories.
I particularly love science fiction/fantasy if there's a romance of some sort. It doesn't have to be a full blown romance. It can just show hints of a romance. But there has to be an emotional connection in the story or I just won't be interested in it. Take Star Wars…there's the Princess Leia and the romantic triangle of Han and Luke. It's only potential. There's never a kiss (in the first movie) and a spot of hand holding. But we all see Luke's puppy eyes as he gazes adoringly at Leia and we all know Han's and Leia's instant dislike is a cover for an instant attraction. It's the same for X-Men and Thor and Snow White and the Huntsman and the Hunger Games. It's the emotional connection or potential emotional connection that makes a good story a great story.
I've written short stories that involve shape-shifting dragons and rocker babes, bubble universes and dust bunnies, golems who fight evil magic, and planets orbiting binary stars. My novels have had shape-shifters with interstellar home worlds (HEARTSTONE), an alternate Earth with aliens, dragons and science based on magic (ALTERED DESTINY) and a space opera with an outlawed symbiotic life form (RIDER - currently seeking a publishing home). But the one thing they all have in common is that so very important element of romance.
Oh, Wookie reminds me that I'm offering a free pdf copy of Altered Destiny to one person who leaves a comment AND includes their email address. So make sure you say hi...or chrruup or meow, lol Wookie will pick the winner after midnight Tuesday, July 10 and I'll notify her/him on Wednesday.
Thanks again for having me here!
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By Lynda K. Scott
Science Fantasy Romance
Eric d'Ebrur is out of time. He must find the legendary Heartstone and fulfill the ancient Gar'Ja bond he shares with the Stonebearer. But when he finds her, he discovers that love can be more dangerous than the Gawan threat. Eric can defeat the mind-controlling Gawan but will it cost him the woman he loves?
After terrifying episodes of hypersensitivity, Keriam Norton thinks she's losing her mind. When handsome shapeshifter Eric d'Ebrur saves her from the monstrous Gawan, she's sure of it. But insane or not, she'll find the Heartstone and, if she's lucky, a love to last a lifetime.
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by Lynda K Scott
Science Fantasy Romance
Available in ebook formats
Stranded on an alternate Earth, architect and Jill-of-all-trades, Liane Gautier-MacGregor must find her way back to her homeworld before she's enslaved...or falls in love with a man who is the exact duplicate of her ex-husband.
Devyn MacGregor's alter ego as the Reiver Lord is the only way he can fight the Qui'arel and their nefarious Bride Bounty, a tax paid with human females...until he meets the oddly familiar woman who claims he is her husband. And who sets in motion the rebellion that will either free his countrymen or destroy them.
Great Escapes – Valentine's Day (First in Series)
By Lynda K. Scott and Linda Wisdom
Interactive Adult Paranormal Fiction
The heartbroken and lovelorn come to Great Escapes B&B in search of a relaxing getaway, only to embark on a weekend of sexual self-discovery, courtesy of the inn's resident ghosts, who bring to life each guest's deepest desires.
Just as the ghosts transform to meet the needs of each guest, Great Escapes leverages the Kindle platform to deliver what each reader wants. Do you like your erotica steamy or romantic? Your hero to have blue or brown eyes? Anonymously fill out your preferences, and we'll deliver the best version of hundreds of combinations prepared by the authors.
In Great Escapes: Valentine's Day, Rose's best friend gives her a weekend stay, where an invisible lover helps her to rediscover her sexuality. But will she open her eyes enough to see who is right next door?