Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Good Karma, Good Books: Arrival by Michelle Robbins

Every Wednesday, I put on my pimp clothes (zoot suits, feathered hats, platform shoes, and the like) and introduce you to something new and wonderful in the literary world. This week, I’m excited to shine a spotlight on Arrival by Michelle Robbins

"This book is special to me because I adore futuristic romance, and often I'm feeling all alone in my love of them.  For me, the entire idea of forging a connection, discovering the magic and the majesty of love, among the incalculable vistas of the skies must be a breathtaking experience.  (Yes, I gaze at the stars often...and dream.)

"This book also has a special place in my heart because the cover model is a buddy of mine from town.  We crossed paths on a social platform, he mentioned he was a model and did adult entertainment films, and I noted the amazing tattoo on his chest.  (Okay, yeah, I also noted that amazing chest.)  My muse perked up and began to craft a culture around the tattoo and I reached out to Miles to ask: "Ever thought about being on the cover of a romance book?  It would be male/male romance."  

(My publisher gives me a lot of leeway to play in that sub-genre and here I am finding my own cover art. D'OH!)

Miles said, "Wow, I'm honored" and hooked me up with his photographer.  And the book was born.  (Part two of the story is due in the first half of '16. (In the event I manage to get it finished in time to qualify for "early '16.")"

It's important to me to remember our heroes.  So, the first five replies will get a signed paperback copy for free. Just leave a comment with your e-mail below to be entered to win. Winner will be selected on Tuesday, January 12.

Life for Liam Sinclair used to be easy. Raves, work, sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat. Yet all of that changed with the arrival of the aliens, technically, although they looked like everybody else. But if that wasn't freaky enough, they arrived on Earth to thwart a global usurpation by beings they called The Targolt. Climate change, long-denied, was proof of the invasion.
Although at first Liam was as skeptical as everyone else, he couldn't deny one fantastic truth--those space-faring alien dudes were hot, Hot, HOT! Still, despite their smiles and affable natures, despite the continual coverage of their actions by the media, the aliens have been strangely close-mouthed, even after many months on Earth. And Liam, like most humans, can't help but wonder--what are they hiding?
He is about to find out.
First Sergeant Mike, a member of the Urilqii race, lost his love in the last battle with The Targolt and lives with the pain and guilt of surviving while his adored partner did not. But with Liam's sudden arrival into his life and into his heart, will Mike be able to accept or even admit his growing feelings for the handsome human?

Amber Quill Press

Michelle Robbins began reading romance novels in middle school. Her passion for that genre has continued to this day. Imagine her surprise when Romance blended with Erotica. Stories poured out of her!

Blessed to live among the glory and grandeur of the USA’s Pacific Northwest, she shares her home with three cats, a tank of fish, her dreams and many, many daily critter visitors.

Michelle also writes Futuristic Romance for Amber Quill Press’s main imprint under the penname B. Thatcher.

Come play among her imaginings. She promises that it won’t hurt.



  1. Angela:

    Yep the cover is gorgeous, the tattoo drew me in it is beautiful but also a bit how do i put it creepy? (i'm not a big fan of six or more legged creatures) LOL.

    I haven't read many futuristic/Sci-Fi romance but the blurb has me intrigued.

    Good luck with part two :) And thank you for the giveaway chance.


    1. Yay, winner! Please email your postal address to :D. Thanks for the love!

    2. Oh, is that anemail addy? I'll try it . :). :)

      Thanks for the love!!

  2. The cover is amazing. Lvoe the tattoo and can't wait to read this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. Yay, winner! I'll be in touch for address and such. :D

      Thanks for the love!!