Friday, 30 January 2015

Sexy Geeks in Space & Giveaway

Today I have friend and talented writer, Christine Rains stopping by for her Loose Corset Blog Tour. She's talking sexy geeks in space. What's not to like? 


By Christine Rains

With science-fiction movies and TV shows, the daring and hot hero or heroine gets all the attention. Like gorgeous Chris Pratt as Peter dancing in Guardians of the Galaxy or hot Katee Sackhoff as kick-butt Kara Thrace in Battlestar Galactica. Yet who built their spaceships and gadgets? Who discovered how to travel through wormholes?

Space geeks, of course! They don't get nearly enough credit, and they're overshadowed by their reckless shipmates, but these nerds, they're sexy too.

1) Vulcans (Star Trek universe). Big brains and elven ears. Totally geeky! You usually see Vulcans as science officers, and they're not given enough credit for how much they put up with from all those overly emotional races. I believe the Federation would fall apart with them. My two favorites: T'Pol (Jolene Blalcok from Enterprise) and Spock (take your pick: Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto).

2) Carl Jenkins (Neil Patrick Harris) in Starship Troopers. One of the geniuses who helped with the brain bugs. The marines might go in there and kick bug butt, but the enemy keeps coming. It's up to the nerds to find a way to win the war.

3) Dr. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) in Independence Day. Will Smith was the star of the film, but the geek saved the world. Wait... did I just spoil it for you?

4) Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite) in Firefly. You might argue Kaylee wasn't a geek, but take a look at the evidence. She's the ship's mechanic. That takes brains, and she came to it intuitively. She's socially awkward and has self-esteem problems. Oh yes, she's cute, but it's hard to shine when on the same ship with Zoe and Inara.

5) Most of the cast from Galaxy Quest. It was a nerds in space movie made for nerds, and we love it! Alien geeks, super fans, and interspecies love. Now I want to watch the film again. 

Who are your favorite space geeks?


Dice and Debauchery, Book 1

A weekend away at a convention is exactly what overworked student Morgan needs. Dressed as her character from her favorite online game, Morgan is braced—seriously, could her corset be tighter?—to meet the other players. As Lady Gyrfalcon, she’s ready for everything—except her intense attraction to Dean. A clandestine meeting in the hallway of the hotel and Morgan’s corset is looser but now she can’t breathe for entirely different reasons.

Utterly charmed, Morgan decides to roll the dice and indulge in a fantasy-worthy weekend of sexy roleplaying, scorching sex and life-altering orgasms. Still, through it all Morgan is too smart to believe the chemistry constantly stripping her of costumes and control can last more than the length of the convention. But if she wants to keep a relationship so intense she thought it only existed in fiction, she’s going to have to let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall far and fast for the perfect guy.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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About the author:

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.

Please visit her website and blog.

You can also find Christine on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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Thank you, Christine. I really enjoyed this guest post! As for sexy geeks, I have to say Spock. He's the ultimate sexy space geek for me.