Next upThe second book in my new science fiction romance trilogy set on the planet Wakanreo came out in September. Both books, Alien Bonds and Alien Vows, are now out in the Kindle store and in paperback. The story was inspired by my parents' divorce. I got to wondering if it would be better to live in a culture where there was no divorce and from there I wondered what life would be like for a species that didn't have any choice about pairing off. The result was a novel about an inter-species bonding, sort of Pride and Prejudice meets Avatar.
The next book in the trilogy is called Alien Skies. It will feature all the same characters, but like Alien Vows, it will deal more with the second generation.
I expect the third book Alien Skies to be out in 2019, but meanwhile here's an animated version of the cover for Alien Vows.
And here's the back cover blurb for Alien Bonds:
It was a night that would change Dina's life forever—
The Wakanrean glared down at her, his face contorted into a scowl, his amber eyes glowing with contempt.
“I beg your pardon.” Dina tried to keep the quaver out of her voice. “Do I know you?”
He was so close, she felt the heat from his body. He didn’t speak, but his anger was an invisible mass pushing against her. She stepped backward, stumbled, and almost fell.
The Wakanrean grabbed her arm.
Dina froze, utterly baffled. Wakanreans always avoided touching humans, and yet here he was holding her arm.
His touch almost burned. Dina stood straighter and looked into his face. He had typical Wakanrean features—an arched nose, large round eyes, a wide mouth.
His anger faded to confusion. He looked almost stunned. His nostrils still flared, but Dina knew he was surprised rather than angry. She swallowed once, conscious of discreet glances and overt stares from those around them.
When he released his grip, he brushed her arm with the back of his hand. Shivers of anticipation ran up her spine.
“This is unexpected.” The rich warm timbre of his voice made Dina’s anticipation change to yearning.
“Yes,” she said, unsure of what he meant, but afraid to give offense.
“Where do you live?”
“I have an apartment in the off-world sector.” She fought the urge to close her eyes and just listen to that wonderful voice.
“My house is in the cliffs outside the city. Let’s go there.”
It took Dina a moment to realize that she had agreed to go home with him.
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