Welcome SFR author Kaye Manro!
Thank you, Cari for having me as a guest on your blog! It really is a joy to be here. We talked about this back in January and I’m finally here!
Cari: First tell us about Forbidden Love! (Great title!).
Kaye: Forbidden Love is actually an erotic romance woven inside a science fiction sub-genre. The story takes place on a distant planet similar to Earth, called Terrain. The hero, T’Kon is from a planet of advanced beings. He is on a peaceful survey mission when his spacecraft crashes into the surface. Of course, heroine Maya is nearby and gives him aid. Along the way, a very sexy encounter ensues.
Cari: What was your inspiration?
Kaye: Science Fiction inspires me. I love all the different creative aspects and world building you can do with a SF base. This story really flowed naturally for me when I decided to write Forbidden Love as erotic romance. It just came out so easily!
Cari: I've never read much Sci-Fi. What would you say to encourage me to give it a read?
Kaye: Sci-fi, or in this case Sci-fi romance (SFR) is the element that gives Forbidden Love its basic structure. (just as paranormal or contemporary does in other stories) First and foremost, Forbidden Love is an erotic romance, and it opens in the midst of a social taboo. I’ll share a bit of what multi-published author, Catherine Bybee said after reading Forbidden Love:
“…Sci fi isn't really my thing but maybe I need to rethink that after reading [Forbidden Love.[ Beyond the HOT factor, I loved all the psychic links and emotional issues you brought into such a short book. It certainly made me want to read more.” ~Catherine Bybee
Cari: Do you intend to write more Science Fiction Romance (SFR) and what are you working on now?
Kaye: Besides polishing the continuing story of T’Kon and Maya (Forbidden Destiny), I’ve been deep in edits on my Medieval Time Travel series. Though these stories contain knights and castles, and a sexy medieval hero, they are a bit different. The framework is definitely SFR. The first book opens as a 23rd century heroine chases a bad guy through time with a laser blaster in one hand and a time teleport device in the other!
Cari: Do you have a writing idol, someone whose career you've followed and really admire? What pushes you to keep going?
Kaye: I read a lot and follow many authors. But getting to my true inspiration that has to be Star Trek and Stargate. Each time I watch an episode I get ideas—for a setting, a twist, or a hero/heroine that I can create into a story.
About who keeps me going? That would be me. I also have fantastic cps as well. And believe it or not they aren’t SFR authors! In my experience, I find that creating great stories is more about producing solid and tight work with well-developed characters rather than what genre you are writing.
Cari: And for fun - people talk about living in an "ideal world." Build your "ideal galaxy" for us. What would it consist of?
Kaye: My personal galaxy would be tranquil, with balanced societies. There would be no more wars, no more famine, and lots of love! Of course, that’s my ideal place. In truth, an author has to create lots of conflict. And I love non-stop adventure laced with action.
In closing, I’d like to share what a local entertainment guide had to say about Forbidden Love:
“…this short eBook, a Sci-fi romance written by local author Kaye Manro, takes you on a comet ride of adventure with a fast pace and full emotional gamut- desire, curiosity, conflict, fear, lust, and finally love…” (J.D. Lance)
Thanks so much for stopping by, Kaye!
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To learn more about Kaye and what she’s up to, please visit her Website and Blog.