Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday in Washington: Spotlight on Alison Aimes - Washington Loves Readers Luncheon (October 8, 2016)

The Washington Romance Writers (WRW) are hosting its annual Reader Luncheon (link) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. I look forward to meeting Alison Aimes.  From her website (link),

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sci fi romance series the Condemned as well as the contemporary romance Billionaires’ Revenge series. A sci fi fanatic with a PhD in Modern History, she’s an all-over-the-map kind of woman with a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga, listening to a fabulous TED talk, or, last but not least, sitting on the couch imagining her characters’ next great adventures.

© 2015 | Kristina Sherk Photography |

Alison celebrated the release of her debut novel, TRAPPED, on March 1, 2016:

You use me for protection. I use you for pleasure. Simple as that.

Cadet Bella West has one simple objective when she joins the scientific mission to Dragath25, the notorious penal planet housing Earth’s condemned. She will accept any risk to enable her siblings to share in the disappearing resources reserved for Earth’s elite. But when her shuttle crashes, her simple mission becomes complicated fast. Now, to stay alive she’ll have to depend on one of Dragath’s own. But such protection doesn’t come free.

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, ex-soldier Caine Anders has become more beast than man after eight grueling years on an unforgiving planet of dirt and rock—and even more treacherous inhabitants. He doesn’t look out for anyone but himself and he certainly never grows attached. So when the bold female offers him pleasure in return for protection, he takes the deal without hesitation. He never expects how her touch will alter him. Or the realization that saving her may be the key to his own salvation.

But caring for someone on Dragath25 may be the greatest hazard of all.


I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about your favorite Sci-Fi movie. I recently enjoyed on cable GALAXY QUEST with Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. Comments are open through Saturday, April 23, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 24.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Galaxy Quest 


  1. Star Trek the Next Generation.

  2. Oh love that category from Twilight Zone, to the orginal Star Treks, Star Wars, Firefly, Men in Black, Galaxy Quest, Fire in the Sky and so many, many more.

  3. Really enjoyed JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot.

  4. The Star Trek movies are my favorite.

  5. I'm a bit of a geek so I won't list all of the Sci-Fi movies I've loved (my hubby texted me last night because none of the guys on the Geeks Who Drink team could think of theh new Star Wars heroine's name - Rey). I do love Galaxy Quest it's a classic not enough people have seen!

  6. GALAXY QUEST is one of my favorites. It's so much fun.

  7. I'm not a scifi fan, prefer romances :)

  8. I recently saw Star Wars and loved it except for one thing but I am told I should not share.

  9. Not into SCI FI. Prefer romance.

  10. I'm not a fan of sci-fi but I have watched most of the Star War movies.

  11. I'm not a sci-fi fan either but I did enjoy some of the Star Wars movies.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. Star Treks are my favorite. But wow, you brought back some funny memories with Galaxy Quest! I remember that!

  13. Star Wars, the original one I saw at the dollar theater at least a year after it was released.

  14. Star Wars - The New Hope! The first and the best!


  15. Space Balls - a parody of Star Wars and other sci-fi flicks!


  16. Tony and I recently watched Galaxy Quest. After Alan Rickman died, we watched all of his movies in homage to one of our favorite actors.

  17. Don't Care For Sci Fi either.
    Patty B