ECHO 8 Blog Tour!

My third science fiction romance from Tor Books releases FEBRUARY 3, and the blog tour is underway! Check back here for links to post as they go live. Also, if you read the book, don't forget to review on Amazon and/or on Goodreads!

ECHO 8, Tor Books. Sci-fi, paranormal, suspense, romance! 

SF Signal (guest post
Special roundtable discussion about Sci-Fi Romance among me and my three critique partners, who also have books out this month. Moderated by Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express blog.

That's What I'm Talking About (review)
"Two quotes precede the story, one by Dean Radin, controversial parapsychologist, and one by Emily Bronte, author of Jane Eyre. Anyone who can boldly put those two personalities together on the same page is promising a lot. For me, Fisher delivered on that promise with an original, well-told story ... Fisher’s unique writing voice is a deceptively soft one. She doesn’t throw the story in your face, rather she lets you come to her in a way that compels you to read 'one more chapter.'"

The Book Pushers (guest post)
I interview myself

Butterfly-O-Meter Books (review
"It’s totally clear to me that if you want interesting concepts, likable characters, and some hot romance, Sharon Lynn Fisher is what you’re looking for. ... I definitely recommend this sci-fi romance with paranormal elements to anyone who loves a good, elegantly built and delivered story, hot chemistry, and fun, authentic characters."

Badass Book Reviews (guest post)
What parapsychology is and isn't

That's What I'm Talking About (guest post)
I talk about women authors and sci-fi and romance.

io9 (ECHO 8 makes a "can't afford to miss" list)

Workaday Reades (interview)

I talk about the writing process.

My Bookish Ways (interview)
Discussion about what else is on my plate and what I've been reading.

Workaday Reads (review)
"...this story satisfied my love of sci-fi, and my desire for the occasional steamy romance. It was a good mix of the two, and offered a unique situation which made the dreaded love triangle really work and make sense. This is definitely a book worth checking out."

The Galaxy Express (spotlight)
Anatomy of an SFR blurb

Books, Bones & Buffy (interview and giveaway)
Includes three facts about me that aren't in my bio!

Spacefreighters Lounge (release day blog post and a giveaway)
Find out more about the book's interesting connection to a historic art deco ferry.

The BiblioSanctum (giveaway
"Craving some romance with your sci-fi? Then you definitely should check out Echo 8. Romance Writers of America RITA Award-nominated author Sharon Lynn Fisher burns up the pages with a fast-paced love story that is sure to appeal to readers who enjoy a very healthy dose of passion in their genre fiction."

Books, Bones & Buffy (review
"A fascinating story about parallel worlds and doppelgangers, some exciting action, and of course, romance!"

The BiblioSanctum (review
"Echo 8 has a very interesting and ambitious premise ... It is first and foremost a Romance, and in this area the book indubitably excels, practically burning up the pages with its fast-paced love story and red-hot desires ... It’s perhaps too strong on the romantic side of things for my tastes, but I suspect those readers who are more inclined towards that will enjoy this novel very much."

The Qwillery (review)
"This book is a fast-paced adventure that I devoured. Fisher’s writing is suspenseful, hypnotic, and action-packed ... I also laughed out loud several times, which endears me to the author immensely. I look forward to Fisher’s next novel."

The Galaxy Express (giveaway of 3 copies)
Lively discussion underway about paranormal experiences!

Not Yet Read (guest post)
Nice to Meet Me: Our Fascination with Parallel Worlds and Selves

Spacefreighters Lounge (blog feature)
5 fun facts about the book, and about the February sci-fi romance releases of my co-bloggers


A V-Day Giveaway! Books to fall in love with

Here's your chance to cozy up to some wonderful books by my fellow Writers House literary agency romance writers: Jessica Leake, Margo Kelly, Amber Hart, Eliza Gordon, Lauren Sabel, and Vanessa Barneveld. From February 9 through February 14, 2015, enter for your chance to win print or e-copies of our latest releases!

I'm giving away signed copies of each of my sci-fi romance novels: Ghost Planet (RWA RITA Award finalist in 2013, two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist), The Ophelia Prophecy, and Echo 8 (RWA Golden Heart finalist in 2011). Echo 8 was released just last week! 

Good luck, and happy Valentine's Day from Writers House!

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I've got a blog tour kicking off Monday for my SilkWords Pick Your Path story, A Heart for Copper! It's a sweet steampunk romance that has done fabulously on Wattpad. Stay tuned for links to blog posts and reviews, which I'll post as they go live. All sites are hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway, and you can also enter at Bewitching Book Tours.

Jill Archer Blog (guest post)
SilkWords: Branched Fiction Grows Up

Karen Writes Stuff 
Fabulous review

Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog 
Great review plus excerpt

The Reading Pile
Interview and excerpt 

The Counter Culture Critic

Fang-tastic Books (guest post)
Why Steampunk Turns My Crank

Share My Destiny
Excerpt and Giveaway

Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life
Fabulous review and excerpt

Great review and excerpt


Fantasies in Color #2: Blog Tour

I recently released the second novelette in my Fantasies in Color erotica series: RAVEN TAKES A PEARL. The two-week blog tour for this title launches Monday, Nov. 24. Watch this space for links to posts and reviews! The tour list is below, and I'll add the links as they're available. 

While you wait, here's a guest blog post I wrote for Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi that generated some great responses: Embracing Erotica: Death to the dirty little secret

Bewitching Book Tours arranged most of these stops, and they are also running a giveaway from their site (here). 

The Galaxy Express 

Mythical Books
Topic: Raven Significance (in literature/ Mrs. Fisher's book)

Eclipse Reviews

Deal Sharing Aunt

Author Karen Swart

Mich Book Shelf

Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

Roxanne’s Realm

December 3 - Guest blog and review
Illuminite Caliginosus

Mixed Book Bag

The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom



Ghost Planet giveway

GHOST PLANET's almost two! Time for a giveaway of this RWA RITA finalist book (and Vaginal Fantasy pick).

Enter before Halloween!


    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher



          Ghost Planet

          by Sharon Lynn Fisher


            Giveaway ends October 31, 2014.
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.

      Enter to win


September Newsletter

This month's newsletter features a column by Heather Massey, sci-fi romance author and blogger at The Galaxy Express: "To Love a Superhuman." There's also a little news roundup. You can read it here. And you can read past newsletters here.

Don't miss the next one! Sign up today.


First story in "Fantasies in Color" now available

One of my current projects is an erotica series, Fantasies in Color, and the first novelette is now available!

This is a sci-fi/fantasy BDSM series, with each story based on a color. The first story (green) is The Garden Rules. Each story will be 10,000 to 15,000 words (50+ pages), and eventually they will be grouped into anthologies. All will be my trademark blend of geekery+fantasy+romance (+ extra heat)!

With this first story my agency and I are trying out a cool new service called Aerbook. You can read a sample for free and buy when you're ready ($1.99). There are also links for sharing on social media. The best part is I get a larger percentage of sales than if you buy the book through the usual sellers. All formats are available (Kinde, Nook, etc.). So try it out and let me know what you think!

If you'd prefer to one-click it over on Amazon (it's convenient, I get it!), you can pre-order it and receive it in a couple weeks.


Cover reveal in August newsletter!

I've got a cover and story summary for the first in a series of erotica short stories I'm writing, and much more, in newsletter #2!

COVER REVEAL! And other story updates

Not on the mailing list? Don't miss future updates! Sign up here.


First newsletter is out, plus new promo for signups

You can read my inaugural author newsletter here:

Free reads and fun with Wattpad

This issue talks about the fun I've been having with Wattpad (free reads!), an erotica series I'm working on, and where I go for pizza in Olympia.

If you didn't receive the newsletter via email and you'd like to, you can sign up here. New signups in the next two weeks have the option of asking a question and seeing it answered in the next newsletter! Email your question to inf@sharonlynnfisher.com.

In other news, I've added a new tab to the blog with info about my shorter works.

And as a bonus, here's a cool embed widget from Wattpad:

Hope you're enjoying your summer!


PSA, plus a giveaway!

I've been using this blog as the launching pad for all my news for the last several years. But the past couple of weeks I have begun working with my literary agency's digital specialist on pulling all my branding, social media, and suchlike together. In support of that, I'm going to start sending out a newsletter (monthly is my goal) that will contain all the latest news about releases and other exciting stuff.

So! If you'd like to keep reading the latest news from me, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter (see the signup at the top of the right column). Everyone who signs up in the next two weeks (and those of you who have done so since I added it) will be eligible to win a signed advance reading copy of ECHO 8 as soon as it's available!

I'll definitely keep the blogger site up. It's still a great place for all the details about my books, plus other extras that just won't fit on the new "hub" page I created.

Thank you for your attention, and that concludes today's public service announcement!


Shorts 'n stuff

I wanted to share some content from last week's post to my co-blog, Spacefreighters Lounge. OPHELIA is out, and ECHO 8 is in production, but I promise I'm not idle!

I've got a new book in the works, and shorts in progress as well. I've just started working with my literary agency's digital specialist, discussing options for the shorter works and my career path in general. Part of that was taking the plunge and using Mail Chimp to get a mailing list signup on my site (see right). Sign up if you'd like to receive news and updates from me! Infrequently. No spam. Pinky promise.

Here's the list of stuff, some of which is already up somewhere, so you can check it out if you like!

This steampunk fairy tale is the "choose your own adventure" style short story I wrote for SilkWords, the company where I work as senior editor. Part of it is also up on WattPad, where I'm asking readers to vote at each choice point to see the next segment of the story. (Or they can buy the whole thing with all the choices here, for $1.99.) It will also be available soon in the Kindle Store.

A zombie-ish story that started out as a piece of flash fiction. It's been on the back burner for months, but the idea stuck with me. It's a gritty first-person, present-tense SFR, and I wasn't sure whether it would have a large enough audience to merit devoting a lot of time to it. But I had this idea to use it as a WattPad experiment. I've posted the first two parts, and will squeeze in more work on it as I can (working on the next part today!). The plan is not to have a plan. I'm not plotting in advance. I'm truly pantsing this one, one scene at a time. Fun!

An erotica short (first in a series) I'm working on. I'll admit I went into this thinking it might be a good way to make some extra cash. But I ended up really having fun with it. I originally planned to submit it to Kindle Shorts. Actually I did do that, and got a request for the full story. But then I decided I wanted to explore my options a bit with my agency. I assumed they'd want me to use a pen name for this. But smut has gone mainstream! My agent thinks it's better to use my own name, so it will help get more eyes on all my work.

This is the new book I've been working on, and I am super excited about it. It's set in Portland, a town I adore. A little physics, a lot of mythology, and a sexy couple with a date with destiny. I've written the first 50ish pages and now have a pile of research to do. You can read a short excerpt (and see photos from my research trip) here.

Whew, I'm gonna be busy the rest of this year!


A fangirl moment

As a self-professed geek who writes for other geeks, I am not too proud to geek out when circumstances require it.

Click to enlarge

You can read my post here (includes a list of current projects).


ECHO 8 cover reveal!

Click here to read the first chapter, and for preorder links (print only at this point, eBook links to come).


ECHO 8 release date: February 3

Exciting news! I have my ECHO 8 release date from Tor: My mother's birthday, February 3. The print version of the book is available for preorder from Amazon, and is up on Goodreads too.

Check out the excerpt from Chapter 1, below the photo. Also, you can bid on a signed ARC of the book in the Brenda Novak Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research (bidding ends May 31!).

Colman School in Seattle, a primary location
in Echo 8 (as the Seattle Psi Training Institute)

CHAPTER 1: Beyond Help

The man on the floor was transparent. 

He tracked Tess as she crossed the room, stopping a couple meters away from him. He studied her, and she knew he was trying to understand. Trying to remember. 

Her heart ached for him. He was human, after all. At least he had been.

“How do you feel?” Tess asked, taking another step toward him.

“Close enough, Doctor.” The low, cautioning voice came not from the fading visitor, but from the FBI agent who’d moved to stand behind her. Tess did what she usually did when Ross McGinnis spoke to her in that tone. She ignored him.

 “Where . . . am . . . I?” The visitor’s voice scraped like dry leaves blowing across pavement. “Who are you?”

“I can answer those questions for you, but . . .” Tess swallowed. “It’s going to come as a shock.”

(Read the rest of Chapter 1.)


A HEART FOR COPPER: A steampunk fairy tale

I'm really excited to announce my first "pick your path" short story (and first short story, period, since I started writing for Tor Books) is out TODAY on the SilkWords interactive fiction site.


An automaton created by an inventor's son, Copper has finally been given a heart by her young master. Her choice of whether to keep the key or give it to him will decide her fate in this steampunk fairy tale.

"A Heart for Copper" - $1.99 or by subscription, at www.silkwords.com

You can read the introduction (up to the first choice point) free. To continue reading, you can buy the story for $1.99 or subscribe to the site.

For more information about the story and about SilkWords, see my post today on Spacefreighters Lounge.

Hope you have as much fun reading as I did writing!