1/15/12

Welcome Allie Ritch

My guest today is SFR author Allie Ritch. In her new series, Alien Sex Ed, she presents a unique perspective on inter-species sexuality.  Allie is here to tell us what sparked her interest in writing Science Fiction Romance and about her new novel, Alien Sex 101, which released on January 2nd from Liquid Silver Books.  She has a giveaway and also a special gift for all who comment. 


Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today, Kaye. I’m delighted to be here.

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a science fiction fan. My father has always enjoyed the genre, and introduced me to sci-fi I was a little girl. I didn’t start reading romance until high school, at which point I fell in love (pun intended) with Jane Eyre. Later, I ventured into more popular romance fiction, and when I found out you could mix romance with science fiction or the paranormal, yippee! I’ve been a fan of the hybrid genre ever since.


I’m thrilled to announce that my erotic sci-fi romance novel, Alien Sex 101, is now available from Liquid Silver Books. This is the first book in my Alien Sex Ed series, which is set on the intergalactic travel-hub planet of Trilanta. Just like there’s a mix of cultures and, yes, the occasional clash in any melting-pot city, so Trilanta has a real multicultural environment. But when Trilanta’s inhabitants have a culture clash, it’s a misunderstanding between people from different planets!

I originally came up with the idea for Alien Sex 101 while I was working on my first erotic sci-fi romance, Switching Positions. In Switching Positions, the heroine had a Sex Ed lesson when she was in school. For her, this lesson was also an education about social expectations. As an educated member of the dominant sex on her world, she was expected to settle down with a nice local man and be a good provider. It was only a casual element in that story, but it started me thinking. What would a Sex Ed class on another planet be like?

Turn up the lust to code red and you’ve got Alien Sex 101 and the rest of my Alien Sex Ed series. I let my imagination go wild because that’s what I love best about SFR. It’s a truly liberating genre. This series has just about every skin tone, hair color, eye color, and alien cultural background I could think of. Not to mention some extra appendages. Here’s hoping you will have as much fun reading this book as I did writing it.

Blurb: 

When New Earthling Quinn makes love to his Allurian bride on their wedding night, he discovers a few surprises. Like the fact that losing his virginity to an Allurian woman is painful. He and Xindra are able to work things out, but they realize other interracial couples on their planet face similar problems. They start an Alien Sex Ed class, but this isn’t your ordinary anatomy lesson. This class is very hands-on and more than a little steamy. Xindra’s friend, Mera, is the first to benefit when she meets and falls for one of their students, Trett. As an Ibration, Trett doesn’t thrust during sex; his penis vibrates. That’s perfect for an Oquaran like Mera, who’s so sensitive she comes almost instantly and can’t stand a lot of chafing. When Xindra and Quinn notice more than one of their students checking each other out, they have to wonder. Could the romance between Trett and Mera be just the beginning?

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Here’s something extra for you. To celebrate the release of Alien Sex 101, I’m giving away a free copy of my erotic sci-fi romance, Switching Positions, to one lucky commenter on this post. Be sure to include your e-mail and you’ll be entered to win.

As a bonus, I’m giving everyone a free copy of the anthology, Just One Bite, containing my paranormal romance story “To Love Again.” Available from
All Romance eBooks. You an sign up fro a free account with ARe.

You can buy Alien Sex 101 HERE

23 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Congrats on the new series. Sounds great!

lindseye said...

This series sound like a lot of fun. A class I would audit given the chance.
linze_e at hotmail.com

allieritch said...

Thanks so much, Amber. This is the first series I've had published, so I'm really excited about it.

allieritch said...

No kidding, lindseye. Wouldn't we all sign up for that class? :-)

allieritch said...

Kaye, thank you so much for having me here today.

All you readers out there may be interested to know that the free anthology I'm a part of, Just One Bite: Vol. 4, also contains a story by fellow SFR writer, Melisse Aires. Melisse and I were part of All Romance eBook's Just One Bite short story contest this past October and made it into the book. Great way to check out new authors.

Lynn Lorenz said...

I love sci-fi romance too! And you've got a great premise with this Sex Ed book!

Good luck with sales!

Becky Black said...

Both sounds like fun! Count me in for the drawer at beckyblackbooks at gmail.com
I love a series!

allieritch said...

Thank you, Lynn!

allieritch said...

Becky, you're terrific!

For those of you who don't know Becky Black, she's got a really fun blog at Wordpress and one of her SFR books just went to print.

Tara Lain said...

Hi Allie-- See i'm stalking you. The series sounds great. Much success! : )

allieritch said...

Hi, Tara. You're my favorite kind of stalker. Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing what's up and coming in your Balls to the Wall series :-).

Melisse Aires said...
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Melisse Aires said...

OOPs, comment issues.

I can just imagine lonely aliens signing up for that course and finding love. Great series idea. Happy sales!

allieritch said...

That's the idea. Thanks, Melisse.

Elle Aycart said...

Congratulations on the new series. Sounds very interesting. Good luck, Allie.
elleaycart at gmail.com

allieritch said...

Thank you so much, Elle. I appreciate it. Good luck to you with the giveaway.

Don't forget, everyone. If you want to be entered to win a copy of Switching Positions, you need to include your e-mail right in the body of your comments like lindseye, Becky, and Elle did. All other comments are welcome too, but that's the only way to enter.

Kaye Manro said...

Thank you for blogging with me today, Allie. It looks like everyone had a great time!

Allie will announce the winner of her book, Switching Positions, in a comment on on this post on Saturday, Jan 21. Good luck to all.

Jessica Subject said...

Alien Sex 101 caught my attention the first time I saw it. Love the cover and congrats on your release!

jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

allieritch said...

Thank you, Jessica. And thank you to Kaye for having me here and to everybody for all the great comments and support.

Diane Dooley said...

Gosh, sex ed classes at my high school were sooooo boring. Alien Sex Ed sounds much more interesting *grin*

Allie Ritch said...

Oh yeah, this class is hands-on, Diane. No students sleeping through this one, LOL.

Allie Ritch said...

And the winner is...(drumroll)...lindseye! Congrats, lindseye. You won the drawing for a free copy of Switching Positions. Be sure to check your e-mail inbox. Hope you enjoy!

Allie Ritch said...

Lindseye, please get back to me at allieritch@yahoo.com to claim your prize.