Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Guns, Aliens, and spaceships, oh my!

Hey, hussies! I want to thank the keepers of the Hussies Blog for allowing me to post today:)

Since I have a release coming up in two weeks from EC, I thought I would talk about my love of the futuristic genre. Hunting Mila is the sequel to Seducing the Saint. In it you find John Hunter escorting a society girl Mila, who has a hard-on for guns and action. Spies, aliens, kidnappings, all kinds of fun ensues.

I think my love of futuristics came from my movie and TV viewing. I wasn't so much into hard sci fi, although I do like some, but I loved the big space operas. I wasn't so into carefully constructed worlds, but I loved bigger than life characters who like a good fight.

Star Trek was one. I'm an X'er, so I saw this in reruns, but I loved the idea that you could take a whole ship of people and travel all over the galaxy. I liked the strange characters, the battles, and hell, even if you don't like him, you have to admire Captain James T Kirk-intergalatic stud. But, then my TV viewing switched to sitcoms and dramas. It wasn't until my 30s that I rediscovered futuristics with movies like The Fifth Element, IRobot, Blade Runner and the ulitimate masterpiece Serenity.
I guess many people who don't know me well would be amazed that the SAHM turned erotic romance writer would be so enamored with the action packed movies. But I do love them.
I think the writer in me loves to watch something that is completely invented by the writer or writers, that they make the rules. There is no one to say, "Hey, that couldn't happen." Of course, that might just be the control freak in me, lol. But the one thing I always felt they were missing was romance. Some of them have it, but not enough to satisfy me, so I decided to create my own.
It wasn't an easy jump. While I loved furustics, and I am writer, but I was raised a military brat and tend to be...let's say...a little too realistic about some things. But, I worked hard and one of the books that came out of that was Seducing the Saint. Now that Hunting Mila is releasing, I am working on the plot of Mastering Robbie, another book linked to the others, and the possibility of more in the future. I like writing all my genres, but futuristics allow me to indulge in my control freak ways, and shoot things up.
A girl can't ask for more than that.
So, tell me, do you like futuristics? Have one movie, book, tv show you like the best?


Sally Painter said...

Hey there, Melissa! Thank you for being with us today!

I'm a trekie or trekkie (One is a slam, can't recall which), x-filer, stargater, etc. - anything SciFi, I'll watch even the B-grades just to get my scifi fix.

Congrats on your upconming release!

NathalieGray said...

Scifi REWLZ!

And if I'm not mistaken, trek(k)ie is a put down. Folks prefer trek(k)er nowadays.

And 5th Element is one of my favorite movies of all time in the whole entire universe! :))

Melissa Schroeder said...

Sally, thanks for having me. I am the same way. Heck, I watch MST3000 sometimes just to get it in.

Melissa Schroeder said...

I love that movie. My husband likes it to an extent and humors me. He did like Irobot, but that is because it was based on Asimov. I'm getting my almost 14 yr old stuck on them now, although, she is all about Twilight at the moment, lol.

Sally Painter said...

Ah... Nat. You're brilliant! I'm just so politically incorrect with most things it's not even funny. g) Thanks for the clarification.

mamasand2 said...

Hi Melissa! I'm another star Trek fan. I also LOVED the Lord of the Rings movies.
I used to love SciFi but the traditional SF didn't have HEA's so I quit reading it until recently.
Now the HEA is there along with some HEAT too, so I am reading them again and the futuristic ones too.
I will be looking for one of yours now Melissa.

Thanks for the great Blog.


Cathy said...

Hi Mel, so glad you are giving us more stories in this series. As for futuristic, I am a huge fan of both of the Stargate tv shows. Suspense, action and humor, always a treat.

Melissa Schroeder said...

Hey, Sandie! I am the same way. Got to have the HEA to make me happy.

Melissa Schroeder said...

Cathy, thanks! I really like Robbie and his heroine. Robbie has to go undercover with her--his boss, and ends up discover bosswoman has a bit of bondage side to her.

Cynthya said...

I love futuristics! I wish there were more good ones out there. I grew up on Star Trek--still remember how excited I was to see Leonard Nimoy when I was in middle school.

I love all kinds of science fiction books (read them long before I started reading romance) and SF shows.

Firefly & Serenity were fabulous. Joss Whedon is a genius. I also watch Battlestar Galactica and love the BBC shows Dr. Who and Torchwood.