Author Spotlight – Laurie Roma
First, I want to thank the fabulous S.E. Smith for graciously inviting me to be a guest for her author spotlight!
I love all book genres, especially all types of romance, but there is something about sci-fi romance that captivates me and makes me want to write it. As an author—and also a screenwriter—imagining scenes in a sci-fi/futuristic story are fueled with endless possibilities. While science fiction settings can be daunting to create, I love the freedom that comes with world building from scratch, and conjuring ideas onto a page that only exist in our imaginations. The future is whatever we want it to be, and that is what made the 3013 series so fun to create!
All of the books in this series are set in the future during the year 3013. The first four books are; 3013: MATED and 3013: CLAIMED, written by me, and 3013: RENEGADE and 3013: STOWAWAY, written by Susan Hayes. There are also future books coming from Kali Argent and Jenika Snow, the two other authors that are part of the series. For the authors of the 3013 series, we are able to invent new technology, create new species, and travel the universe—all while focusing on the indomitable force of true love. Each story uses the same world as a backdrop, even though each book has a different leading cast. I am so pleased to share the 3013 world with Susan, Kali and Jenika, and I hope that as the series grows, our readers will fall in love with our world as much as we enjoy writing the books.
3013: SALVATION is Skylar Aris, Arik V’Dir and Dominic Stryker’s story. Skylar was introduced in 3013: MATED, the first book of the series, although her part was very small. This story has been so much fun to work on, taking me to new planets and space stations. Their love story is not an easy one, but ultimately all the trials and tribulations they go through will make their love stronger.
3013: CLAIMED has a special place in my heart. I fell in love with the heroes, Commanders Jax Spartan and Sullivan Archer, while I wrote 3013: MATED. I knew I wanted them to have a woman who could hold her own against them, and Serra Lysander is strong enough to do just that. I love characters that are flawed, who bring their own issues into a relationship because it makes them real. With that said, I’d like to think everyone can relate to the characters in my story, despite the fantastical settings of the 3013 world. Whatever happened in the past or how many obstacles life throws in anyone’s path, everyone deserves love and a chance to find their own happily ever after. Just as I was able to give Jax, Archer and Serra their happy ending, I wish that for all of you. Happy reading, and thank you for joining me on a journey into the future…
As one of Earth’s greatest leaders, Commander Jax Spartan lives his life by a strict code. Dedicated and alpha to the core, he is the epitome of what every Elite solider aspires to be. Second-in-command Sullivan Archer rules by his best friend’s side, and together they form an unstoppable force that few are foolish enough to challenge. Jax and Archer have always known they’d share their chosen, but their hearts have already been claimed by the woman they’ve vowed will belong to them.
Alliance scientist Serra Lysander is a genius who has kept the planet safe with her inventions. She’s lived a sheltered life, separated from society by her brilliant mind and her overprotective mother. The only time Serra has truly ever felt accepted is with the two men that will cost her everything…
When danger leads Serra straight into the arms of Jax and Archer, they will do anything to keep her safe, even claiming her despite the fact she is off limits. With the future of the Alliance on the line, will their love and dedication be enough to save them, or will they be too late to stop the growing threat from destroying them all?
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A Little Bit About Laurie:
Laurie Roma lives in Chicago and mainly writes contemporary, romantic suspense, and sci-fi romance. She has always loved immersing herself in a good book and now enjoys the pleasure of creating her own. She can usually be found tapping away on her keyboard, creating worlds for her characters while she listens to music. Of course her playlist depends on her mood…but then again, so does her writing.
An avid reader of the romance genre, nothing bothers her more than annoying characters. Seriously, who wants a happy ending for someone that pisses you off? She loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes, as she believes both are essential to a good love story. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3013 Series Blog: http://3013theseries.blogspot.com