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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore Please nominate the book you'd like for our group to read during the month of December. We'll poll the group starting Nov 20th.

* I thought we'd get started on this earlier than usual due to the holidays.

message 2: by AnnaM (new)

AnnaM (annamc) | 1111 comments Happy Snak by Nicole Kimberling

I know, I nominated it a few months ago and it lost. But I still would love to read it. :-)

message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore AnnaM wrote: "Happy Snak by Nicole Kimberling

I know, I nominated it a few months ago and it lost. But I still would love to read it. :-)"

I want to read that one too.

message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore I'll nominate Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams

namericanwordcat | 156 comments I have Happy Snak on my TBR so I am good with that one.

message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore Just 2 so far?

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd like to nominate but I'm so new to this genre I don't know enough about it to nominate.

message 8: by AnnaM (new)

AnnaM (annamc) | 1111 comments How about: Starcrossed: Perigee

It's available free right now on both Kindle and Nook.

You can get both programs free for your PC, smartphone, or iPod and it's really not hard to read on the iPod/phone as I've been doing it.

message 9: by Pauline (new)

Pauline (paulinebairdjones) | 345 comments I picked that one up when I realized it was SFR. There's been a slew of free or really low priced SFR coming through on the ezine alerts. I am hoping this means that SFR is poised to take off.

message 10: by AnnaM (new)

AnnaM (annamc) | 1111 comments I saw that too, Pauline, and thought the same thing! LOL! I haven't been posting all the links because I'm not sure whether some have happy endings or not.

message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore The poll is up. Sorry for the delay- family issues got in the way of GR time.....

message 12: by AnnaM (new)

AnnaM (annamc) | 1111 comments I know I voted, but I will probably just read both Happy Snak and Starcrossed: Perigee. I've already read and loved Tsunami Blue.

Michelle, do I need to delete my vote then?

And I have a question. For January I'd love to nominate The Z Word, but it isn't really "romance" unless you add in the second book in the series. So I wondered if it's possible to nominate a two-book combo?

message 13: by Pauline (new)

Pauline (paulinebairdjones) | 345 comments I got a kick out of Happy Snak and have Starcrossed: Perigree started. I have Tsunami Blue on my TBR pile, but it is Dec. I have done NO shopping and I'm doing edits, so a bit iffy.

Has anyone seen any Christmas SFR? This time of year, I like anthologies, because I read in snatches. I see Carina Press is planning to release a SF holiday anthology next year, but haven't seen anything SFR Christmas this year. Been mulling what a SFR holiday anthology would be like (though the CP one is not limited to romance or anything).

message 14: by Jan (new)

Jan (janoda) | 226 comments I don't know, Christmas and SFR don't seem to go together in my book. I'm not a fan of holiday themed books in general, but that in combo with SFR just seems.... off.

I just can't wrap my head around a world where there's both space-travel and religious/commercial holidays. I don't see the whole tree thing working in space, and I prefer my SFR either without religion, or with evolved/original religion.

message 15: by Pauline (new)

Pauline (paulinebairdjones) | 345 comments I'd get a tree from the hydroponics lab. grin. I'm a sucker for holiday stories. :-)

(Looking over the Carina guidelines, it just says holiday, it doesn't actually say which holidays to feature.)

And from a marketing stand point, might be a missed opportunity to tap into a new market for SFR. Matching the familiar (holiday) with the unfamiliar (space) could be a winner. In addition, short stories, anthologies are a proven method to introduce new readers to an author. My publisher released a short steampunk anthology, hoping to intro readers to steampunk and authors. I'm surprised--and yet not surprised--that Carina Press is first to give it a try. (Unless they aren't. LOL!)

message 16: by Jan (new)

Jan (janoda) | 226 comments I think I'd just be way more interested in an invented space holiday than in an existing holiday set in space/the future.

But that's just me probably, I almost loath the sappiness that always comes with these holiday stories.

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