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New Author Spotlight: Lisa Paitz Spindler

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres.

Today’s spotlight shines on a special author, one of SF Signal’s own, Lisa Paitz Spindler!

Her book, The Spiral Path, goes on sale March 28th in ebook format from Carina Press.

Here’s the cover copy and trailer for The Spiral Path:

After defecting from the Star Union eleven years ago, spaceship Captain Lara Soto is now the leader of the free Chimerans. Her only regret is the intense young officer she left behind. But when Terra’s S.U.S. Interlace goes missing with her brother Rafael on board, she has to push aside the pain of her betrayal and team up with her old love once again.

Commodore Mitch Yoshida has never stopped thinking about the woman who deserted him. He’s also witnessed first-hand the Terran discrimination Lara foretold, from sequestering Chimerans on spaceships to enforcing indentured military service.

With Rafael and the Interlace crew held prisoner by a being out of legend, will Lara and Mitch be able to resist their long-denied attraction and complete a rescue mission? To secure the Chimerans’ release, they must risk traveling to a whole new dimension…

And here’s the book trailer:

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5 Comments on New Author Spotlight: Lisa Paitz Spindler

  1. Also Kristin Landon’s Hidden Worlds trilogy.

    The trailer looked interesting but the pose of the two protagonists on the cover is bad.  I wish they would stop diminishing powerful women by giving them submissive sexual stances.

  2. Love the trailer! Can’t wait for the book to come out.

  3. Awesome trailer. 

    So excited to see another Science Fiction Romance on launch approach.  Many congrats to Lisa Paitz Spindler on her debut.

  4. After defecting from the Star Union eleven years ago, spaceship Captain Lara Soto is now the leader of the free Chimerans. Her only regret is the intense young officer she left behind.

     

    That’s so damned awesomely bad… it almost makes me want to read the book for comedy value.

    Worst blurb evar!

    I really hope, for her sake, the actual writing is better.

     

     

  5. Congratulations, Lisa, and many happy sales! I really enjoyed the unique premise of your story and would love to see more tales set in this universe.

    @Athena The big challenge regarding poses IMHO is that publishers rely so much on stock images, and it seems to me the chances are few that photographers would think to capture more shots featuring the women in an equal (or even dominant) stance. So publishers end up with fewer choices, and as a result reinforce the submissive sexual stance because that’s what’s being purchased most often (from what I’ve seen, at any rate).

    @Motor Just because you may not be the intended audience doesn’t mean the copy is ineffective. I thought that line was pretty good in that it captured the both the sf and romantic elements of the story.

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