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Queen of Swords by Katee Robert Blog Tour & Giveaway

June 10th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Queen of Swords Blog Tour

Today I’m excited to have Katee Robert stopping by on her Queen of Swords blog tour to talk about how she came about to writing sci-fi.  Check out the synopsis of Queen of Swords which sounds awesome!

Queen of Swords by Katee Robert

Synopsis: When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn’t matter if the ship’s commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don’t lie. Ever.

Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.

Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.

Why Science Fiction?

Please welcome Katee as she tells about why she chose to write science fiction…

I fell into writing science fiction the same way I fell into writing romance—with no intention of ever doing it. But one day a story just popped into my head, and it refused to leave. Me, being the impulsive creature I am, decided to run with it.

I haven’t looked back since.

Romance is a delightful genre, but science fiction makes me fangirl a bit. Sci-fi, similar to fantasy, gives you the ability to bring in a huge variety of different cultures and species, toss them together, and watch the fireworks.

In my Sanctify series, I have a hate-group that persecutes any and all aliens—if it’s less than lily-white human they want it purified.  I have a group of aliens—the Abura-Sumashi—who are universe-renowned warriors, and yet incredibly secretive when it comes to their own culture. There’s also Hansarda, a planet that started as a human colony centuries ago and evolved into a migrating class of survivors who serve a monarchy.

Pretty much, if you can imagine it, you can create it. Building these planets’ histories and people and cultures was completely awesome. It’s such a grand scale that anything’s possible.

But, through it all, the characters are consistent. It doesn’t matter that they are thousands and thousands of years in our future—they still live and love and fight. They have fears and insecurities and make mistakes.  That, more than anything, is why I love sci-fi.

Thanks so much Katee for taking the time to talk with us!

Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will win an ecopy of Queen of Swords.  All you have to do is leave me a comment about why do you love sci-fi or why do you want to read Queen of Swords.

Giveaway ends June 25 and you must be 18 years or older to enter!


Katee Robert

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Now living in Eastern Washington, she spends her time—in between ogling men’s goodies and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse—writing speculative romance novels.

Find Katee online: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

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6 Responses

  1. Danni T

    I loved the synopsis of Queen of Swords. It definitely seems like something I would love to read.

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  2. LisaC

    Queen of Swords sounds like a great combination of sf world-building and adventure with romance. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Tammy H

    I have been a sci-fy nut for a long time. I totally enjoy reading books in that genre and Queen of Swords definitely fits right in there. I look forward to reading it even if I don’t win. Thanks for the chance though.

  4. Victoria Zumbrum

    I have always love sci fi. I love using your imagination and imagining other worlds and species. I would love to read this book because it sounds very good.

  5. Martina Koleva

    There’s no particular reason for me to like Sci fi… I just read everything that catches my attention. It may be because of the cover or because of the summary, or because somebody mentioned it… It just has to be interesting in my mind! That’s why I want Queen of Swords.

  6. bn100

    I’d like to read the book for the story and the characters.

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