I wrote Lust in Space in response to Ravenous Romance’s call for a sci-fi space odyssey, always having wanted to write a work in that genre. I had numerous ideas for aliens and space-age dilemmas, and I jumped into the project, feeling confident in the novel’s potential. Lust in Space came to me in just six weeks, and it was an absolute joy to write. I feel that I took many chances with Lust in Space, meshing pulp fiction, romance, erotica, and experimental elements. I felt it important, given the mesh of genres, that I explore the main elements as far as I could, my endeavor being to offer a broad-ranged experience for both my readers and me. I wanted to create a work that might offer quotes worthy of literary criticism on one line, while being surprising and creative enough to make me blush on the next. I hope I made you blush, too.
Captain Nora Bradley has full intentions of keeping her relationship with former classmate, and now First Officer, Robert Smith, purely professional, when she hires him. The two, along with a crew of top professionals in their fields, embark on a journey into regions of space not yet charted. Along the way, the crew endures a space flu that puts the entire ship in fevered frenzy, alien races that change the crews’ perceptions of size, compatibility, and companionship, and hitchhiking shape-shifters that will do just about anything to keep their sensuous human forms.
As the crew endures, Nora and Robert can’t help but profess their love for one another…but can their love survive a mix-up with the shape-shifters, the unexpected takeover of their ship, and intergalactic war?