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My Q&A with Robyn Bachar :
Jess : What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?
Robyn : All of them. ;-) Among my favorites were Nancy Drew and the Babysitters’ Club series. I also became addicted to Star Trek: The Next Generation books and the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Jess : Please describe your Malcolm, from "Sunsinger," in one to two sentences.
Robyn : Malcolm is a former slave and a data miner. He accesses information systems through a data jack embedded at the base of his skull, allowing him to search and retrieve data at the speed of thought.
Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?
Robyn : I would invite Mac from the Bad Witch books, because he has awesome cooking skills and would bring a great dessert. I would not want to invite Zachary Harrison from the Bad Witch books to dinner, because that never ends well.
Jess : Please describe "Sunsinger" in 75 words or less.
Robyn : "Sunsinger" is an erotic space opera romance with epic space battles and a f/m/m ménage.
Jess : Is there any differences and/or similarities between Carmen from your "Nightfall" novel and Andelynn from your "Sunsinger" novel?
Robyn : Carmen and Andee are both tough warriors who wouldn’t hesitate to charge into battle to protect their mates. Carmen is an admiral’s daughter, and it was always expected that she would join the Alliance navy and follow in his footsteps. Andee, on the other hand, is the daughter of a Cy’ren lord, and was expected to marry the lord of another house. She learned her combat training in secret, because it is unusual for a woman to be a soldier in Cy’ren society.
Jess : What sparked the idea for "Sunsinger?"
Robyn : From the moment that Lord Degalen arrived in "Nightfall" I knew that he needed his own book, and as soon as Malcolm showed up in "Morningstar" I knew that the two of them needed to be together. Andee is their perfect match.
Jess : What is the most funny thing one of your characters, from "Sunsinger," said or did?
Robyn : Commander Soth has the best lines in the series. (I’m so tempted to do a second trilogy just so he can have his own book.) I think my favorite line of his in the book is in this exchange: “This planet smells funny,” Soth muttered as they emerged from the limo. “It smells like money,” Malcolm replied. “Oh. That explains why I didn’t recognize it.”
Jess : What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write in a novel and why?
Robyn : I love writing the first and second acts. The third act, not so much. I agonize over endings.
Jess : In regards to "Sunsinger," if you could write it all over again, would you change anything about it?
Robyn : I’m fortunate to have a great editor, so I think the book turned out very well.
Jess : Out of all of the secondary characters within "Sunsinger," do you have one or two favorites so far? If so, who are they and can you tell us why?
Robyn : Yup, Commander Soth and Commander Maysen. My muse considers both of them to be good sequel bait. ;-) I have a few ideas on who should keep them in line romantically.
Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?
Robyn : I have nine books contracted with Samhain. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, because they’re all fun in their own way.
Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?
Robyn : My next release will be available in March. It’s called "Bite Me," and it’s a snarky, spicy post-zombie-apocalypse f/f/m ménage.
Jess : Do you have a favorite aspect of winter or tradition in your family during winter/New Years season that you’d like to share with us?
Robyn : I’m known for my Christmas cookies. I bake an enormous amount each year, and I give them to friends and family as gifts. I’m not allowed into the family Christmas party unless I bring cookies.
Jess : What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?
Robyn : Hmm. I do identify with Ursula from The Little Mermaid, except that I torment my characters instead of mer-people.
Jess : If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Robyn : It wouldn’t be a very interesting book. Probably something like, "Give Me Coffee or I Start Killing Characters."
Jess : List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?
Robyn : "Think of England" by K. J. Charles was very good. "Havoc," the second book in the Dred Chronicles by Ann Aguirre was also awesome (it’s a spin-off from her Sirantha Jax series, which was sooooo good). I also recommend "Fortune’s Pawn" by Rachel Bach (which reminds me that I need to read the rest of that series).
About the Author :
Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Sunsinger
My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesday: Sunsinger
[Cy’ren Rising Series, Book 3] by Robyn Bachar
Author's Book Description :
- Her desire unites them. Her secret could destroy them all.
The sole survivor of the Sunsinger massacre, Lord Degalen Fairren spends his days reading tales of the family he never knew. When a rival house threatens to enslave Cyprena, Galen is forced to pull his nose out of his books and enter into an alliance with House Morningstar, and a dangerous mission to save his world.
Lady Andelynn Harrow isn’t House Morningstar’s eldest or prettiest daughter, but she is the deadliest. After her father’s murder, Andee must defend her new house and mate—the shy, reluctant Galen—but every battle risks revealing her terrible secret.
Malcolm gets his first taste of freedom when the Cy’ren recruit him to locate the cure to a deadly virus—and feels the burn of desire for Galen, the lord he can never have, and for Andee, who awakens memories of a long-lost first love.
The danger they face fuels the heat between them, but with Cyprena’s fate hanging in the balance, the race to find the cure could come with devastating costs.
Warning: Contains a blushing, virgin lord, a sexy geek, and an empathic assassin who always brings lube on a mission.
My Book Review :
- 4 out of 5 stars! Follow Andelynn (Andee) as she uses all of her skills to help protect her new mate(s), prove to Degalen (Galen) that there is more to life then following the old stingy rules, and opens her heart to the possibility of a better future for herself then she originally planned. For this being the first novel in this series that I've read I liked how it could be read as a standalone novel while it still brings in the series' previous main characters in a way that the reader stays up-to-date about them and still staying relevant to the action going on. This thrilling fast-paced sci-fi romance hooks you from the beginning. [READ MY FULL REVIEW]
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Book Excerpt :
“Outer door open,” Loren announced.
The ship’s thrusters kicked into full power and the Talon II shot through the portal, spurring the ship’s song from a steady adagio to an allegro. The Talon II turned and accelerated into the nearby ruins for cover as their sensors scanned the ships in orbit. Twenty large ships, and three squadrons of one-man fighters.
“Malcolm,” Galen said, his voice calm but stern.
“Right, right. Infiltrating Syndicate communications network.” Malcolm pinged the orbiting ships, searching for ways past their security. They identified as mercenary ships, each with variations on Syndicate programming. Piece of cake. Malcolm had been cracking Syndicate codes since he was ten years old, even before he’d become a data miner with an uplink jack planted at the base of his skull.
“Enemy fighters have scrambled and are moving on our position,” Loren warned.
“Acknowledged, Lieutenant,” Captain Hawke said. “I’m keeping the weapons’ power diverted to shields and engines. We’ll try to outrun them as long as possible.”
“Morningstar squadron is holding in escort formation,” Andee said. The captain had allowed her on the bridge to monitor the fighters, but Malcolm wished she could have sat with him. Andee had a knack for keeping him calm.
Closing his eyes, Malcolm filtered their conversation out, trusting the crew to their business as he focused on his. He zeroed in on the lead ship as his entry point to their network, and then began picking at its security code like plucking at the strings of a harp, trying to find the right melody.
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- Cy’ren Rising Series : Amazon.com : Nightfall | Kobo : Nightfall | Alibris : Nightfall | Amazon.com : Morningstar | Kobo : Morningstar | Amazon.com : Sunsinger | Kobo : Sunsinger