Today I bring you something really fun, a guest post by Lisa Brown Roberts. Her new book, The Replacement Crush just got released 2 days ago. Through Entangled Publishing I was able to express my interest in a blog post for the release of the book. I was able to pick a topic, the book Replacement Crush features a heavy dose of Star Trek, and let that just be a series that I adore, love, and watched too many times (Is there actually a thing like that though?). You can imagine that I already wanted to read the book, but when I heard about the book having Star Trek that I went squee a lot and just wanted it. 😛
The kind author Lisa Brown Roberts wrote a lovely blog post for you all about Star Trek, about the book, and about her favourite bromance pairings (Yay!). After the blog post I will feature some information on the book and also a link to Goodreads so you can add it to your list.
Why I Love Star Trek
In my new YA romance, THE REPLACMENT CRUSH, the hero and heroine bond over their nerdiness, including their mutual love of Star Trek. Vivian is a book blogger, so her nerdiness is mostly about books, especially romance novels, and Dallas is a techie nerd, though he’s hiding some secret un-nerdy qualities, too.
When Vivian decides to use Spock as her imaginary guide to romance, Kirk-loving Dallas disagrees with her strategy, since he believes logic has no place in matters of the heart.
Early readers have asked me where my love of Star Trek originated. Some of my favorite early memories are watching the original series with my dad. I loved the show, and though I was too young to appreciate the groundbreaking importance of Star Trek’s world view and diverse cast, something deep in my seven-year-old heart responded to this vision of a universe full of exploration and discovery.
I’m also a big fan of bromances, and Star Trek has those in spades:
Bones and Kirk.
Spock and Kirk.
New Spock and Kirk
I love The Next Generation series, too, and the Geordi/Data bromance always made me laugh.
Besides bromance, Star Trek has romance, too. Captain Kirk is an intergalactic player, the lovable rogue women can’t resist. I think I’ll give the nod to Chris Pine over William Shatner in this category.
If you’ve never watched Star Trek, I always recommend starting with the original series because it’s the foundation for everything else, and is full of so many iconic pop culture references, like Tribbles, which might show up in my book, too. Then I’d move on to The Next Generation series, because who doesn’t love this guy?
Thanks for having me on the blog today! Live long and prosper.
True love can’t be strategized.
After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.
But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.
Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.
Add it to your Goodreads here.
A big thanks to Entangled Publishing and Lisa Brown Roberts for making this guest post possible!