Cheap, Geeky, Awesome (Guest post by Kathryn Lively)
Cheap, Geeky, Awesome
by Kathryn Lively
September 8, 2015If you have heard of me, chances are you are more familiar with my mysteries than romance. I have written several books over the last decade in mystery and suspense, but recently I have decided to focus on contemporary romance. I love reading romances, especially contemporaries and Edwardian histories, but for my writing I’ve chosen to focus on romantic comedies with geeky heroes and heroines.
Why? Well, for one thing I am a geek. I’ve dated geeks. I married a geek. Once you go geek…well, you know.
When I think of the word, I’m reminded of an episode of Bob’s Burgers where Tina explains to her classmates how anybody can be a “geek” for anything. Geekdom isn’t necessarily exclusive to sci-fi fandoms and comic books. Like Jimmy, Jr. you can be a geek for dancing.
In my case, though, I am a geek for sci-fi…and cartoons.
Another great thing about writing geek guys and gals is the versatility. You can pair a geek with anybody – that sexy cowboy, that suave billionaire. The combinations are endless. Geek bear shifter into BBWs? Sure, I’ll write it!
For now, though, my geek friends are found in box sets, all of which are priced at 99 cents for a limited time this month. If you want to get your geek romance on this fall, I hope you’ll try my stories and those of my friends in the following bundles. Then tweet me at @MsKathrynLively and let me know what you think.
Please thank my guest by checking out Kathryn’s awesome books!
GEEK MEETS GIRL in “Falling in Love” : A Time Lord, a Trekker, and a Ghostbuster walk into a science fiction convention. One finds love, one finds trouble, one finds both.
Grace is excited to attend her first event, while con veteran Mick enjoys tweaking her in a debate over whether or not Quantum Leap is superior to Doctor Who. Meanwhile, Mick’s roommate has designs on Grace to win a bet which has nothing to do fandoms.
Mick trades in his red shirt for shining armor, but can he win Grace’s heart first?
GEEK OVERBOARD, Part 3 in “Sexy To Go, Vol. 8” : Natalie can’t tell a Wookie from a Hobbit, so why is she on a Caribbean cruise hosting a sci-fi convention? You could ask her boyfriend. Wait, you can’t – he ditched her at the last minute and left her on the ship.
Now stuck with a cabin mate from another planet, Natalie must navigate decks populated with fairies and spacemen and sci-fi fans of all stripes…and fur. When she meets a C-list actor climbing his way back up the alphabet and agrees to a different kind of cosplay, her luck changes.
Natalie could get used to playing the role of celebrity wife, but when Colin Dawson’s fans and a popular entertainment blogger want details of her life with her new “husband” it gets sticky.
Who knew a fake relationship was so much work?
Read the story from the beginning. Pick up Sexy To Go Volumes 6 & 7 for the first two installments.
Kathryn Lively is an award-winning writer and editor, Slytherin, Whovian, and Rush (the band) fan. She loves chocolate and British crisps and is still searching for a good US dealer of Japanese Kit Kat bars.
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