What happens when you cross space opera with cyberpunk and lesbians? You get the book, Medusa’s Touch by Emily L. Bryne (aka Catherine Lundoff), that’s what!
Originally written several years ago, but never published, tthe novel started out as an erotic romance novella that Emily was asked to write for an anthology. She says, “I was approached by a mid-sized romance and erotica publisher a couple of years ago. They asked for a proposal, so I wrote a couple of chapters and an outline. They offered me a three book deal and sent me a contract. The contract looked off, so I had a lawyer review it and was advised not to sign. I turned down the deal and the publisher began imploding a few months later (also known as the Saga of How I Didn’t Go Down with Ellora’s Cave).”
“I decided I would finish the novel and see what I could do with it. Once it was done so it went from there. Progress was a bit slow, due to starting my own small press and putting out four other books in the meantime.”
Emily did finish the book though, and it’s finally coming out.
Betrayal, desire, and danger: how did a simple side job go so wrong?
A beautiful corporate rep with a secret, her ailing boss, a covert mission to a hidden destination, an implacable foe with some unexpected allies and a sizzling attraction, seasoned with more than a touch of deceit and betrayal, make for a trip that some of them may not survive. Can TiCara learn to trust the woman she’s falling in love with before it’s too late?
Early reviewer, Sacchi Green says: “Emily L. Byrne’s Medusa’s Touch draws the reader deeply into her deftly created universe of starships and danger and conflict, with a fascinating main character who is entirely relatable even while she pilots her ship by means of hi-tech tentacle implants. Whether she feels the exultation of being at one with her ship amidst “the splendor of the starfields,” or the ecstasy of sex with the beautiful, mysterious woman she can’t entirely trust, we feel it all with her, and gladly follow her through inner turmoil and blood-stirring battle. “ – Sacchi Green, Editor of Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms
The book is scheduled to be released May 23rd to most major retailers. Click here for a universal link to pre-order from the retailer of your choice: Medusa’s Touch.
Bio for Emily L. Byrne:
Emily L. Byrne’s stories have appeared in Bossier, Spy Games, Forbidden Fruit, First, Summer Love, Best Lesbian Erotica 20th Anniversary Edition, Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Vol. 2, First, Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms, Blood in the Rain 3 and The Nobilis Erotica Podcast. Her collections, Knife’s Edge: Kinky Lesbian Erotica and Desire: Sensual Lesbian Erotica, are available from Queen of Swords Press. She can be found at http://writeremilylbyrne.blogspot.com/ and @emilylbyrne. She also writes less sexy things as Catherine Lundoff.