SciFi Romance Reads for the Ripped Bodice Bookstore Summer BINGO

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The Ripped Bodice Bookstore in SoCal is conducting their third annual Summer Romance Bingo. I thought it would be fun to take their bingo card of categories again this year and identify scifi romance titles that would satisfy the requirements for readers. I asked the members of The SciFi Romance Brigade on Facebook to recommend books and definitely allowed authors to recommend their own titles. I said I’d take the first three to five books to be suggested in each category, which I’ve pretty much stuck to, although some categories were hard to fulfill and others were wayyy popular!

As the Ripped Bodice notes on their rules, “You can interpret the categories however you want” so we did take a bit of license on a few to fit scifi romance.

To be clear, we’re NOT playing bingo here, merely providing a list of suggestions! Hope over to the Ripped Bodice site if you want to enter their contest, which runs through August 31, 2019.

And I certainly included a few of my own titles!

Many of the books were suggested for more than one category; however I only listed each title in one category to keep the list as unique as possible.

It makes for a fun reading list. I’ve included the Amazon links (to book 1 if an entire series is involved) but many of the books are also available on other ebook platforms. I only have so much time in my life to chase down links LOL.

Happy Summer Reading to All!

treasure of the abyssBeach on the cover:

DEVI’S DISTRACTION (ICEHOME BOOK 7) by Ruby Dixon     Amazon

STAR CRUISE: MAROONED by Veronica Scott     Amazon

TREASURE OF THE ABYSS (THE KRAKEN BOOK 1) by Tiffany Roberts     Amazon

VS: (Actually all the Kraken Series books pretty much have a beach on the cover)

FANTASY ISLAND: STAR FANTASY by Kioni Hall and Zena Wynn     Amazon

ALL OF ME (A PROPHECY SERIES SHORT STORY) by Lea Kirk     Amazon

REUNION AT KASHA-ASOR (A TRAVELLER’S SIDE STORY BOOK 1 by Pippa Jay     Amazon

CHIMERA’S GIFT (INTO THE DEADFALL BOOK 4) by Susan Trombley     Amazon

drago_tasha_blackNext door neighbor:

THE CYBORG NEXT DOOR: IN THE STARS by Bianca D’Arc     Amazon

ALIEN ADORATION (ALIEN NEXT DOOR BOOK 1) by Jessica E Subject     Amazon

VS: Note: This is a 3 book series so she has two more next door neighbor titles plus this one:

TAKEN BY THE BILLIONAIRE ALIEN NEXT DOOR by Jessica E Subject     Amazon

DRAGO: STARGAZER ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #13 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black.      Amazon  Also BURTON, book #14, and RIGGS, book #15 in the series.

PET TRADE: A CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE NOVELLA by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

VS: The characters were kind of neighbors…

passion seasonOn the page atheist (I totally left this category up to authors to interpret):

TRAPPED ON TALONQUE by Veronica Scott     Amazon

VS: The heroine is worshipped as a goddess, much to her dismay because she knows she isn’t one!

STRANDED WITH THE CYBORG by Cara Bristol     Amazon

Cara states “…the entire Psy-Ops series is an atheist one.”

BREEDER by Cara Bristol     Amazon

OVEROAD FLUX: GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 1 by Carol Van Natta, who states “…all the major characters in my space opera series are atheists.”     Amazon

THE PASSION SEASON by Libby Doyle, who states “One of the series concepts is that aliens visited humans when they were primitive, giving rise to world religious mythology.  No gods, only aliens.”     Amazon

star cruise mystery dancerShow Business:

STAR CRUISE SONGBIRD by Veronica Scott     Amazon

STAR CRUISE MYSTERY DANCER by Veronica Scott     Amazon

EVEN VILLAINS GO TO THE MOVIES: HEROES AND VILLAINS  by Liana Brooks     Amazon

MARS HO! (MARS ADVENTURE ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 1) by Jennifer Willis      Amazon

CHAMPION (PRISON PLANET BOOK 3) by Emmy Chandler     Amazon

KIRK: STARGAZER ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #10 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Tasha Black     Amazon

ALIEN ATTRACTION (ALIEN Mate 2) by Cara Bristol     Amazon

STAR’S STORM (LORDS OF KASSIS BOOK 2) by SE Smith     Amazon

STARSHADOW (GREAT SPACE RACE Book 1) by CJ Cade    Amazon

VS: There’s a whole connected series by various authors for the Great Space Race

VORDOL’S VOW (RISING SONS BOOK 2) by Dena Garson     Amazon

rescued alphabitsLGBTQ Paranormal (or SFR):

THE STARK DIVIDE (LIMINAL SKY BOOK 1) and THE RISING TIDE (LIMINAL SKY BOOK 2) by J Scott Coatsworth     Amazon

THE 5TH GENDER by Gail Carriger     Amazon

NO QUARTER (BOUNTY BOOK 1) by Christine d’Abo     Amazon

HERS TO COMMAND (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 8) by Cynthia Sax     Amazon

THE EMPRESS AND THE AMBASSADOR (AEON 14: THE EMPIRE BOOK 1) by M D Cooper     Amazon

STALKER OF SHADOWS (SPECTR SERIES 3 BOOK 1) and WIDDERSHINS (WHYBORNE AND GRIFFIN BOOK 1) by Jordan L Hawk      Amazon

THE MERCENARY’S MATE (BLUE SOLACE BOOK 1) by C W Gray    Amazon

HELL AND HIGH WATER (THIRDS BOOK 1) by Charlie Cochet     Amazon

RESCUED (ALPHABITS BOOK 1) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown      Amazon 

MASTERS OF NO ONE (MASTERS OF THEIR DOMAIN BOOK 1) by Tricia Owens     Amazon

ACES OVER QUEEN (THE DRIFT BOOK 8) by Susan Hayes      Amazon

overload flux new coverAssassins:

SILENT LUCIDITY (THE INFINITE CITY BOOK 1) by Tiffany Roberts     Amazon

STAR SURVIVOR by Veronica Scott     Amazon

BLACK STAR RUN (THE LOU ELLA CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Brooke Hodge     Amazon

HUNTED BY THE CYBORG (CY-OPS CYBORG ROMANCE BOOK 6) by Cara Bristol     Amazon

ASSASSIN’S HUNGER: SHEERSPACE BOOK 3 by Jessa Slade     Amazon

TORMENTED (THE CONDEMNED SERIES BOOK 3) by Allison Aimes     Amazon

OVERLOAD FLUX: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 1 by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

INFINITY’S EMBRACE (DARK PLANET WARRIORS BOOK 6) by Anna Carven     Amazon

THE ASSASSIN’S SALVATION (THE MANDRAKE COMPANY SERIES BOOK 3) by Ruby Lionsdrake     Amazon

mission to mahjundarEloping:

MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR by Veronica Scott     Amazon

VS: Ok, so the hero is escorting her to her arranged marriage but when they arrive, things are not as they were supposed to be, the two of them are in love and they flee…so, kind of elopement! This category was hard for SFR!

darkness within usTakes Place in Multiple Countries (or on multiple planets for SFR):

EDGE OF NOWHERE by Felicia Davin     Amazon

THE DARKNESS WITHIN US (THE DARK DIMENSION SERIES BOOK 1) by Brooke Hodge     Amazon

THE WARRIOR’S MATE (IRIDUAN TEST SUBJECTS BOOK 4) by Susan Trombley     Amazon

WANTED BY THE WEREWOLF PRINCE (SPACE SHIFTERS CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Kara Lockharte     Amazon

GRIM (TORNIANS BOOK 1) by M K Eidem     Amazon

THE FATED STARS by Veronica Scott     Amazon

SOUTH SEAS SALVATION (CORPORATE SERVICES BOOK 3) by JC Hay     Amazon

pearls dragonSassy Grandparent (or as close as we could come):

PEARL’S DRAGON (DRAGON LORDS OF VALDIER BOOK 10) by S E Smith     Amazon

BODIES IN MOTION (NEWTON’S LAWS BOOK 1) by Liana Brooks     Amazon

VS : A sassy Aunt!

MINDER RISING: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 2) by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM by Veronica Scott     Amazon

VS: The elder person here is Lady Damais, who isn’t actually related to any of the other characters but does take a grandmotherly role to two children at risk

THE FELIG CHRONICLES by PJ Dean     Amazon

VS: OK so the character I’m thinking of is actually the heroine’s mother but I LOVED her. Bold and spirited! This is book 1 in a series.

violet soulsHeroine Smells Like a Flower:

CHOOSING CHUCKLES (CYBORG SPACE EXPLORATION BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax     Amazon

VIOLET SOULS: THE EVOXIAN LEGACIES BOOK 1 by Abbey McMunn     Amazon

MATEER: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 2) by Veronica Scott     Amazon

VS: In this series, the Badari males smell a floral scent when they find their fated mate

DANGER IN THE STARS by Veronica Scott     Amazon

VS: In this series, the Tulavarran empathic priestesses actually grow tiny purple flowers in their hair (briefly) when they fall into true love

gails familyBoth leads over 50:

GAIL’S FAMILY (ICEHOME BOOK 4) by Ruby Dixon     Amazon

DELTA-V intergalactic dating agency (cyborg cowboys of carbon county book 2) by Elsa Jade     Amazon

LAST SHIP OFF POLARIS-G: A CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE NOVELLA by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

aydarrTitle includes character’s name:

VS: In the series listed below, the authors typically use their characters’ names in the titles so I’ve pretty much listed book  #1 in each series .

AYDARR: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 1) by Veronica Scott     Amazon

RELEASING RAGE (CYBORG SIZZLE BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax     Amazon

VREHX (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 1) by Elin Wynn     Amazon

RAVEN (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Regine Abel     Amazon

TOREL: STAR CROSSED ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Susan Hayes     Amazon

MARCUS (HELL SQUAD BOOK 1) by Anna Hackett     Amazon

TOLSTOY: STARGAZER ALIEN BARBARIAN BRIDES BOOK 1 by Tasha Black     Amazon

FURY (NEW SPECIES BOOK 1) by Laurann Dohner     Amazon

RUNNER’S MOON: CHALLA by Linda Mooney    Amazon

VS: The other titles in the RUNNER’s MOON series also contain the characters’ names.

cyborg galactic gladiatorHappily Ever After:

UNDYING (VALOS OF SONHADRA BOOK 7) by Tiffany Roberts     Amazon

INTO THE BLACK (TALES FROM THE EDGE BOOK 1) by Sheryl Nantus     Amazon

MAMA AND THE ALIEN WARRIOR: TREASURED BY THE ALIEN by Honey Phillips and Bex McLynn     Amazon

CYBORG (GALACTIC GLADIATORS BOOK 10) by Anna Hackett     Amazon

HEARTMATE (CELTA SERIES BOOK 1) by Robin D. Owens Amazon

DARK HORSE (CLASS 5 SERIES BOOK 1) by Michelle Diener     Amazon

MAESTRA RISING by Pauline Baird Jones     Amazon

under fyreDragons:

UNDER FYRE (ALIEN DRAGON SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Cara Bristol     Amazon

THE DRAGON’S QUEEN (SHIFTERS OF KLADUU BOOK 4) by Pearl Foxx     Amazon

MATCHED: JENNIFER’S DIARY (XAERD MATES BOOK 1) by L Starfyre     Amazon

DRAGON’S BABY (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 1) by Miranda Martin     Amazon

BETROTHED TO THE DRAGON: LICK OF FIRE (DRAGON LOVERS BOOK 1) by Kara Lockharte     Amazon

ABDUCTING ABBY (DRAGON LORDS OF VALDIER BOOK 1) by SE Smith     Amazon

A TASTE OF DRAGONFIRE by K B Wheelock     Amazon

warlord skyKilts:

GLADIATOR (GALACTIC GLADIATORS BOOK 1) by Anna Hackett     Amazon

WARLORD SKY (CHAMELE BARBARIAN WARLORDS BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax     Amazon

YA Historical:

specters in the storm pbjVS: For this one we decided to try for steampunk, YA or NA if possible…

HEART OF IRON (LONDON STEAMPUNK BOOK 2) by Bec McMaster     Amazon

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (AGES OF INVENTION BOOK 2) by S B K Burns     Amazon

SPECTERS IN THE STORM by Pauline Baird Jones     Amazon

ROMANCING THE INVENTOR: A SUPERNATURAL SOCIETY NOVELLA by Gail Carriger     Amazon

RAVEN, FIRE AND ICE: BOOK ONE IN THE TOUCH OF TRUTH SERIES by Nita Round     Amazon

salvation lea kirkWine & Spirits:

VS: We settled on books where drinking of substances took place…

SALVATION (BOOK 2 OF THE PROPHECY SERIES) by Lea Kirk     Amazon

BRIGHT STAR, THE APPRENTICE, VOLUME 2 (THE TWELVE SYSTEMS CHRONICLES) by E G Manetti     Amazon

BLOOD KING: REVAMPING THE MONARCHY (THE HEART NEBULA BOOK 3) by Ava Cuvay    Amazon

LOVE AND THE CORPS (THE HEART NEBULA SERIES BOOK 2) by Ava Cuvay     Amazon

DARK THOUGHTS (REFUGE BOOK 1) by Cynthia Sax     Amazon

RELEASING THE DRAGON (BRIDES OF THE KINDRED) by Evangeline Anderson     Amazon

mach oneCowboys:

MACH ONE: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY (CYBORG COWBOYS OF CARBON COUNTY BOOK 1) by Elsa Jade     Amazon

MINE UNTIL MIDNIGHT by Linda Mooney     Amazon

SPACE COWBOYS AND INDIANS (COSMIC COWBOYS BOOK 1) by Lisa Medley     Amazon

SPACE DEPUTY (INTERSTELLAR SHERIFF BOOK 1) by Jenny Schwartz     Amazon

claimed by an alien warriorRoadtrip:

VS: We tried to go for a roadtrip across a planet…

CLAIMED BY AN ALIEN WARRIOR by Tiffany Roberts     Amazon

HOSTAGE TO THE STARS by Veronica Scott     Amazon

NOBODY’S HERO (THE BURNED LANDS BOOK 1) by Bec McMaster     Amazon

DARK PLANET WARRIORS by Anna Carven     Amazon

EDGE OF EON (EON WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Anna Hackett     Amazon

ICE PLANET BARBARIANS by Ruby Dixon     Amazon

VS: In many of the books there are journeys across the planet…

HUNTER (PRISON PLANET BOOK 2) by Emmy Chandler     Amazon

TRAPPED ON VKANI (ATRAPAKO ON EDEN BOOK 3)  by Aurora Springer     Amazon

clara dreamingEpistolary:

VS: We decided to do our best to find a book or two where chunks of the plot were told through e mails, texts, letters, etc.

ILLUMINAE (THE ILLUMINAE FILES BOOK 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff     Amazon

JUMPER’S HOPE: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 4 by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

CLARA, DREAMING: A SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE SANDMAN RETELLING: FOXWEPT ARRAY BOOK 2 by A W Cross     Amazon

dignity eva cayeRoyalty:

DIGNITY (TO BE SINCLAIR BOOK 1) by Eva Caye     Amazon

COLLISION (BOOK 3 OF THE PROPHECY SERIES by Lea Kirk     Amazon

STRAVON (DARK STAR PRINCES BOOK 1) by Suki Selborne     Amazon

A SHIFT IN THE SKY: IN THE STARS ROMANCE by Suki Selborne     Amazon

STAR PRINCE (STAR SERIES BOOK 2) by Susan Grant     Amazon

SCANDAL: SCIONS OF THE STAR EMPIRE #1 by Aurora Springer     Amazon

TAKEN BY THE TIGER LORD (SPACE SHIFTER CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Kara Lockharte     Amazon

star king susan grantTarot (or other fortune telling):

THE STAR KING by Susan Grant     Amazon

THE RULE OF LUCK (A FELICIA SEVIGNY NOVEL BOOK 1) by Catherine Cerveny     Amazon

cyborg pool boySomeone wears a costume:

PICO’S CRUSH: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE BOOK 3 by Carol Van Natta     Amazon

BLUE CHRISTMAS: A PROPHECY SERIES HOLIDAY NOVELLA by Lea Kirk     Amazon

POLAR TERROR: A HEROES AND VILLAINS STORY by Liana Brooks     Amazon

CYBORG POOL BOY by Naomi Lucas     Amazon

intergalactic dukeProm (or other big elaborate dance/event):

NIGHTINGALE: THE APPRENTICE VOLUME 6 (THE TWELVE SYSTEMS CHRONICLES) by E G Manetti     Amazon

THE INTERGALACTIC DUKE’S INCONVENIENT ENGAGEMENT: BLACK HOLE BRIDES #1 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) (BIG SKY ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES BOOK 5) by Elsa Jade     Amazon

GIRL GONE NOVA: PROJECT ENTERPRISE BOOK 2 by Pauline Baird Jones     Amazon

ESCAPE FROM ZULAIRE  by Veronica Scott     Amazon

COLLISION (BOOK 3 OF THE PROPHECY SERIES) by Lea Kirk     Amazon

star pirate mia archerF/F Contemporary (we decided to try for near future SFR if possible or PNR):

MUSES (PARANORMAL GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE CHRONICLES BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Andre     Amazon

RULEBREAKER by Cathy Pegau     Amazon

DEPTHS OF BLUE by Lisa MacTague     Amazon

THE LILY AND THE CROWN by Roslyn Sinclair     Amazon

RECOMBINANT LOVE by K’Anne Meinel     Amazon

RESCUE HER HEART by KC Luck     Amazon

STAR PIRATE by Mia Archer     Amazon

A TREASON OF TRUTHS by Ada Harper     Amazon

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My thanks to everyone who participated in suggesting books…

Feel free to tell us in the comments about any we missed!

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5 comments on “SciFi Romance Reads for the Ripped Bodice Bookstore Summer BINGO

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    • My pleasure to include your books…I always appreciate your support for these posts that spread the scifi romance word. HUGS!!! This is a fun compilation to do, I think, although it does take me quite a bit of time. But I figure it’s good for the 3 months the Ripped Bodice runs their summer bingo so it’s well worth doing.

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