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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"FREEDOM!" - Giveaway! SFR Station's April Fools in Love Event and Giveaway!

Welcome to the SFR Station's month-long "April Fools in Love Event!" Follow my colleagues on this blog hop at the list provided and don't forget to enter the big, fantastic Rafflecopter giveaway that will cap this happening. Good Luck!

My topic? Why you need to fall in love with Sci-fi Romance.



"FREEDOM!" No. It's not Mel Gibson in "Braveheart." It's me, P. J. Dean, writer of SFR/PNR and the occasional historical. Now that I have gotten your attention, listen up. For writers and readers of SFR/PNR, freedom is the keyword, or nowadays is it the safe word? Hee, Hee. But I digress. Anyhoo, if one has been called to pen SFR/PNR, this time in the subgenre is the most free it has ever been for authors. Especially if you write for a small press or self-publish. The sky is the limit as far as what one's imagination can dream up, and what one can put out there. An author has no boundaries in creating a SFR/PNR tale. The stories run from sweet to heat, with all manner of characters, with plot lines from static to multi-layered. My sole concern is that some faceless panel somewhere will institute boring "routine industry standards" (as in other subgenres) and kill all the fun and originality. Until then (Deity forbid), writers, keep milking the teat of singular inspiration.



Psst! Psst! Readers of SFR/PNR. I hope you realize that you are truly blessed to be alive and able to read this subgenre during this huge shift in creative expression and how it is presented. Never before in publishing has the variety of stories been so varied, abundant and available. Appreciate it. Savor it. Bask in it. Explore outside your comfort zone. There is a writer out there waiting for you to discover their talent. And while you are at it, look up my SFR series, THE FELIG CHRONICLES which has 4 books so far and has a cast of diverse characters you've NEVER seen before. In fact the first book in my series is part of this event's 3rd prize package.

Check out the prize list below and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for all the goodies. Be an April Fool in Love. Again, Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"EMPIRE" is King! All hail the King!

It's official! Fox's series EMPIRE set a record last Wednesday night for viewership. With the second season a go...Go on wid yo' bad selves! It's gonna be a cruel, cruel summer. Sniff! Hey, I like Bananarama. Anyhoo, I'm gonna miss Boo Boo Kitty and la famille Lyon. Hurry back now! Y'all hear?


http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/19/empire-finale-sets-viewership-records/

photo courtesy of blackamericaweb.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FOX's "EMPIRE" : Need I say more?

The EFFIN FABULOUS "EMPIRE" has its TWO-HOUR season finale tonight at 8 p. m. EST. Team Cookie? Team Lucious? Yes, I know Cookie dresses like she's stuck in the mid-90s (hey, she was in jail. What's your excuse?) Yes, Lucious has a strong pimp hand. But I LOVE this show. Don't judge me. Just tie on your bib and  don't miss these Lyons last roar for the season.

http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/16/the-best-way-to-binge-the-entire-empire-season-in-5-minutes/


courtesy of blackamericaweb.com

Jesse Eugene Russell - Forerunner in cellular and wireless technology

The father of digital cellular technology, Jesse Eugene Russell, is an inspiration to young people in IT.

http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/10/little-known-black-history-fact-jesse-eugene-russell/


info courtesy of blackamericaweb.com

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hey! I'm the spotlight author over at "A Year Without a Duke"



Fellow historical romance author, Genevieve Turner has a terrific project going on all this year. After being in a historical romance reading slump at the end of last year, she decided to create the A Year Without A Duke website. At the site she will be reading and spotlighting a historical romance each week that has main characters who are outside-of-the-box (not aristocratic and/or Caucasian or lying around a chaise in a salon). Soooo, guess whose book is up this week? You got it. My book KINDRED, AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY with its African-American heroine and Oneida hero. Visit her site all week to follow along and to enter to a rafflecopter giveaway at http://www.yearwithoutaduke.com