A Kiss For A Cure Release Day Party with Sidney Bristol!

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Oh My Goodness!

We’re having a party…

and there’s rum! and vlogs! and fun!

Today is my friend

Sidney Bristol’s book birthday!

Her first science fiction romance, A Kiss For A Cure, is out now from Lyrical Press. I can’t wait to read this book! I have been waiting and waiting and WAITING for it since I first met Sidney and heard about this story. 😉 Yes! *nods* I just downloaded it and I’ll be up late…

She has made some special vlogs for The Book Tart and I love her to pieces for this. Check out her dress and her book and excerpt and our chat about dreams…. Sidney and I are retro girls and I so want to steal her dress… not that I would. She’s my friend… But I might borrow it for an extended period of time. 😛

Also, because it’s a party, I’m giving one lucky commenter a party favor! Use the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post, wish Sidney a happy book birthday and tell us what one of your childhood dream was.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts



A Kiss For A Cure


Hello and welcome to another release day party!!




Thanks so much to the always lovely and stylish Kat, THE Book Tart herself, for hosting me. I can’t tell you how fantastic it is to have her support and that from all the readers. I could never have sold a single book without your support and readership.

Today I’m celebrating the release of my first science-fiction romance, A Kiss for a Cure. I’m super excited about this because it’s a return to the very first genre I ever wrote. When I was little all wondrous and exciting things happened in space and I wanted to go there. It wasn’t a realistic goal, but that’s what writing was for! I could pen stories about all sorts of young girls being kidnapped or going on adventures amidst the stars. It just seemed natural to return to the genre someday, and I finally have. A Kiss for a Cure touches on a lot of the themes I wrote as a kid, only in a more adult and, ah, romantic sort of way. Younger me would totally be having a cootie induced panic attack at the book I’ve written!



In the tradition of The Book Tart,

I’ve recorded a few videos to celebrate the release day!



Yes, I really did mention sharks, in space, in the blurb. I’ve lovingly called this book “Sharks in Space” since the conception of the idea behind it. I mean, I’m writing science-fiction. It’s the great unknown. So why couldn’t there be sharks, in space? And why couldn’t my heroine specialize in space shark biology? Seriously! Why not?



Sidney: Hey Kat, where’d you go?


Me: What?! *hollers from the kitchen* We need more rum! I love my strawberry daiquiris *blender noise* want some?


Sidney: Wait, why is the rum almost gone??? Pause this interview! We need more rum, stat!!!!

*insert mad dash to the store*
*resumes with daiquiri in hand*

Ah, that tastes nice. Hey, when you were a wee little tartlet, what did you want to be when you grew up?


Me: Well… I always wanted to be a princess… or a flight attendant. *sips*


Sidney: Ooooooh, I had my princess days too. I wanted to be an Indian Princess so I could ride horses, but I also wanted the long, floofy dresses. You can imagine what our horses thought of that. LOL! Now what do you think you want to be when you grow up?



Me: *singing* I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toy R Us kid, there’s a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with…

Do I have to grow up? 😛 I mean there’s the unavoidable stuff like bills and insurance and cleaning… *looks around bemusedly* But otherwise? I still want to be a princess… or really A Queen! See? I have a crown!



Sidney: Crowns are the best. I have a whole shelf of Serious Writing Tiaras. No, really! See? We should totally make a hang-out-date one day where we wear tiaras and go to all the normal day places. I kind of like making a spectacle of myself. So when do you think we’re going to grow up, anyways? Is this an option? Can I skip out of it, because I’d kind of like to.*nods*


Me: Yes, Lets skip. Skipping is fun and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with keeping a child like enthusiasm for life… How’s that for deep?


Sidney: I like skipping. Sometimes, I still skip. When I was a kid, I dreamt about space. What did you dream about?


Me: Well…. I am a sci-fi junkie sooo yes, space and sexy pilots… I remember watching Farscape in high school and wanting John Crichton for my own… I also was a huge Anne of Green Gables fan. Which come to think of it, prolly explains my red hair. Anyway, I loved Gilbert and I’ve dreamed about various Tall, Dark and irresistibly handsome guys forever! Ummm that’s not the kind of dreams you were thinking of is it? *chugs daiquiri*


Sidney: I could totally see you as an Anne of Green Gables type heroine. It suits you. And Gilbert was pretty cool once he got over the really stupid boy days. And honey, I wanna know all your dreams. ;D


How much do you really watch the muppets? And do you really muppet flail?


Me: I didn’t watch them that often… but some things stick with you, like glue! Kermit green is also my favorite color.The Book Tart Kermit Flail

I absolutely do, do the flail 🙂 *points right* see? I get so excited, I just can’t hide it *singing again*


Sidney: I’m a believer that you should reach for your dreams. It’s how my family raised me, and how I like to write my characters.








Book Birthday Guest of HONOR… or the present 😛

 A Kiss For a Cure akissforacure_50

Release date: Jan. 30, 2013 |

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.

ISBN: B00B91334O |
ISBN-13: B00B91334O |
Format: eBook


What’s a girl to do when her parents gift her with a man for Christmas?
Caught between two kingdoms, Jordan has given up the privileged world of intergalactic court life to become an interstellar biologist researching space sharks. Unexpectedly saddled with a husband from a race who are rumored to be sex fiends, her life is yanked in a direction she doesn’t want.


But Cai isn’t human and he must have the emotional feedback of a mate in order to survive. Charged with protecting Jordan, can he win her heart and keep her safe from harm?


Will they survive the challenges that arise…sexual, emotional and political? Time is ticking away and it’s not on their side.


A Lyrical Press Science Fiction Romance


Buy this ebook from: Lyrical Press | Barnes and Noble |
Click HERE for Excerpt!




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It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.


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The Book Tart is giving  one lucky commenter an ebook of

A Kiss For A Cure

INT entries welcome

To enter please us the Rafflecopter and :

Wish Sidney a happy book birthday and

tell us what one of your childhood dreams was… silly or serious.

Contest open Feb. 4nd-Feb. 11th

winner will be chose Feb. 12th and notified via email and in this post and have 48 hours before another winner is chosen.

You can get extra entries by following Sidney and me on facebook and twitter etc.

but those are optional.

Good luck!

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19 Replies to “A Kiss For A Cure Release Day Party with Sidney Bristol!”

  1. I guess I always dreamed of being a teacher but then I grew up and saw they didn’t make any money so I decided against it although I have done a few years of assistant teaching and that was fun but very hard work.
    Now I read and get to stay home and be a kept woman 🙂 gotta love my man. xoxo

    You Look Beautiful Sidney and I am so stealing that dress 🙂
    Gotta read about sharks in space now after that excerpt .

  2. CONGRATS on another wonderful book, Sid!!! I can’t wait to read it!

    My childhood dream was to be be a writer. Something l have been doing so long its just a part of me!

    Have an awesome Book Birthday Day!

  3. One of my childhood dreams was to be an archeologist – I wanted to be Indiana Jones before there even was an Indiana Jones….lol. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway. Congrats to Sidney on her new release

    1. she definitely looked like she was having fun as a teenager 😀 After princess and flight attendant, pop star was on my list too lol

      Thanks for partying with us!

  4. Oh, you two are too much! I love it! All of it! Space shark biology!

    My childhood dream was to be a horse trainer – I did actually get a degree in equine science, but I lost interest in training them pretty fast.

    1. But, you’ve been able to put your love of horses in your writing 🙂 I totally thought Junco’s trick riding was a real thing. lol So… Old dream helping out in your new dream!


    2. LoL, I’ll admit, I might have made up some of it, but that’ll be our secret, okay?

      I actually grew up doing rodeo and working with horses. Training them is a hard gig, but if you love it and it clicks, it’s awesome.

  5. Congrats again Sidney! Happy book birthday to you! I LOVED THE BLUE POKKA DIT DRESS! Enjoyed your videos! First time I’ve heard you speak and your voice is adorable as you seem on Twitter! You are quite espressive and entertaining to follow! Enjoy your special day here! Stay as young and free spirited as you seem to be!! Thrilled for you!! As for my secret dream when I was YOUNGER… Would have loved to ride in the Partridge family bus… Be part of their happy family and play tambourine like Tracy did … Hence my name traci also!! Lol!!!! Enjoy Sidney!!

  6. Happy Book Birthday, Sidney! So awesome and exciting! My childhood dreams?…it’s so long ago, It’s hard to say…I liked to make up stories and for a brief time I wanted to be a rock star.

  7. Sidney,

    Fun video … and of course I’m now buying the book! Gotta find out who’s attached to those masculine arms.

    And sharks in space?? That’s just awesome-sauce.

    Writing a slightly kinkster space opera right now myself. Sadly, no sharks in this one. There are, however, skrogs and various fabulous space vehicles and erm, perhaps a few sci fi sex toys.

    Cathryn Cade

  8. CONGRATS on another wonderful book, Sid!!! I can’t wait to read it!

    and i had a childhood dream of being a figureskater and winning gold at the olympics. i knew i’d never do it but it was a fun dream

  9. Happy book birthday and congrats to you!Loved your videos!Your sweet voice matches your entertaining personality on Twitter!Keep writing and continued success to you!As for my childhood dream …i always thought i’d be a teacher like my mom but she actually discouraged us because of salary so i chose the med lab field which is one reason i relly enjoyed THIS NEW BOOK OF YOURS!! My silly dream was to ride the Partridge family Bus and be part of their happy family… hence my name Traci!!LOL enjoy dear..CELEBRATE!!!

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