Author Topic: Looking for Valentine's Day themed science fiction, fantasy and crime fiction  (Read 1812 times)

CoraBuhlert

This Christmas, I posted a round-up of holiday indie books at the Speculative Fiction Showcase and the Indie Crime Scene. This feature was popular, so I want to repeat it for Valentine's Day.

However, I need your help. Do you have a Valentine's Day themed (not just a romance - there should be a Valentine's day connection) science fiction, fantasy or horror book or a Valentine's Day themed mystery, crime story or thriller? Then PM me or post the link to the book in the thread.

And if you have an Easter themed SFF book or mystery, post that as well?

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Genres: All of them, but mostly science fiction and mystery/crime
 

Lorri Moulton

Cora, will you be doing anything for spring break?  My urban fantasy novel is in Seattle, but it takes place over spring break when more people are in the nightclubs.

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CoraBuhlert

Not sure, because spring break is a very American phenomenon. But if there actually is a critical mass of spring break themed SFFH or crime, mystery, thriller books, then why not?

I might do one for Easter, but Easter themed books are extremely rare. So far, I only found two, both mysteries.

St. Patrick's Day is another possibility, but again there seem to be very few St. Patrick's Day themed books and most of those I've found are traditionally published mysteries.

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Lorri Moulton

Maybe a spring theme that would incorporate them all?  :angel:

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I started chuckling about Valentine's Day themed horror--until I remembered movies like My Bloody Valentine.

Actually, the seasonal genre tie-in that always makes me laugh is Thanksgiving themed erotica. (That's not a dig at erotica writers--I just have a hard time imagining how the tie-in works in practice.)

On a more relevant note, I think this is a wonderful idea. I used to be involved in seasonal cross-promotional anthologies, and from that experience, I learned that people respond very well to seasonal material.


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Actually, the seasonal genre tie-in that always makes me laugh is Thanksgiving themed erotica. (That's not a dig at erotica writers--I just have a hard time imagining how the tie-in works in practice.)

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