Writing Scifi Romance


Star Wars
The Hunger Games
Guardians of the Galaxy

These are just a few of the top-grossing, most popular science fiction movies of all time. Of the ones you’ve seen, what do you remember most about them?

  1. The conflicts
  2. The action and adventure
  3. The romance
  4. All of the above

If you chose #4, then you and I have something in common. We love a good story with a solid plot, plenty of surprises, and lots of action. But most of all we want to see how the romance between the hero and heroine develops. All four of these movies combined these elements to keep you glued to your seat. And that’s what I wanted to write—a story that would have the right mixture of conflict, action, adventure, and romance to keep me glued to my seat and make me want to write it. And for readers to want to read it. All right. I admit, I also wanted a tad more romance. But, hey, I’m a romance writer. What can I say?

The only obstacle in my path, however, was to come up with something a little more original. Something with a bit of controversy in it, to spice it up. To me, nothing can be more controversial than an alien-to-human love story. I’m not talking about a hulky guy from another world who looks like he could pass off as Clark Kent on Earth, although I’ve written my share. This time, I’m talking about someone you’d peg as a true lifeform from another planet the moment you laid eyes on him. But, of course, he’d have to be humanoid enough to fall in love and make love with a human female.

In effect, I wanted a Beauty and the Beast story set in a galaxy far, far away. That fairy tale may be an old trope, but it’s one that never ceases to have possibilities.

Welcome to the world of Neverwylde, where danger is ever present, and love becomes real and forever.


Linda loves to write sensuously erotic romance with a fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction flair. Her technique is often described as being as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel.

A wife, mother, grandmother, and retired Kindergarten and music teacher, she lives in a small south Texas town near the Gulf coast where she delves into other worlds filled with daring exploits, adventure, and intense love.

She has numerous best sellers, including 10 consecutive #1s. In 2009, she was named Whiskey Creek Press Torrid’s Author of the Year, and her book MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE was named the 2009 WCPT Book of the Year. In 2011, her book LORD OF THUNDER was named the Epic Ebook “Eppie” Award Winner for Best Erotic Sci-Fi Romance.

In addition, she write naughty erotic romances under the name of Carolyn Gregg, and horror under the pseudonym of Gail Smith.

Neverwylde Purchase Link:
Facebook Fan Group: