What would I NOT do? Take the Cara Quiz!

I’ve shared bits and pieces of my life on my blog, on Facebook, and Twitter, but how well do you really know me? Let’s find out. I’ll give you a series of four “facts,” but only three of them will be true. You pick the one that is false. Ready?

1. I had considered many different careers before I become a journalist and then an erotic romance author. Which one these careers did I NOT consider?

a. Teacher
b. Biologist
c. Private investigator
d. Nurse

2. What did NOT occur at my wedding?

a. I cried throughout the ceremony
b. The wedding was held at a ranch.
c. The groom was late
d. We served birthday cake at the reception.

3. Which of the following have I NOT done:

a. Gone hot air ballooning
b. Gone parasailing
c. Flown in a helicopter
d. Flown in a two-seater private plane

4. As a feature writer, I experienced many things during the course of reporting. Which have I NOT done:

a. Played with a bobcat
b. Petted a rattlesnake
c. Walked over hot coals
d. Watched open heart surgery from inside the OR

5. To which continent have I NOT traveled:

a. South America
b. Africa
c. Asia
d. Europe

5. My husband  and I have lived in four different states during our marriage. In what kind of setting have we NOT lived:

a. The desert suburbs
b. The secluded woods
c. An island
d. A major city

6. Which have I NOT done by myself:

a. Driven a moving van
b. Taken a vacation alone
c. Painted the exterior of a house
d. Bought a house

7. I’ve covered many speeches and events. Which famous person have I NOT heard speak:

a. Elizabeth Dole
b. Ray Bradbury
c. Gloria Steinem
d. Hilary Clinton

Bonus question! One of the above people complimented an article I was wearing. Which person was it, and what article was it? (Only ONE answer is true).

  1. My shoes
  2. My dress
  3. My hat
  4. My necklace

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Authors: Do you value what you write?

What is your work worth to you as an author?

As a reader, do you want read quality fiction or dreck?

I’ve been meaning to blog about book pricing, but author Em Petrova has beaten me to it and presented an excellent and succinct post.

You can read it here:

ASK EM: Are we worth more than 99 cents

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Oops! On research, weaponry, and the Breeder series…

shooting crossbowOne of the things I love about fiction writing is that I get paid to use my imagination. I sit at my desk and make up stuff. It’s a great gig.

With science fiction, I can let my imagination run wild. I can create impossible things. In the Breeder sci-fi romance series, I imagined an alien world in which love manages to thrive despite the misogynistic, male-dominated culture. It’s a dystopian fantasy, and I drew inspiration from the Middle East’s treatment of women, communism, and even the Klingons of Star Trek. The Parseon culture is aggressive, bellicose and violent.

Not surprising due to the culture, fighting occurs and people die in the series. To make the fighting and violence up close and personal, characters use weapons requiring hand-to-hand combat.  In Breeder, the first book, the weapon of choice is a dagger.

finishedIn Terran, the second book to be released May 6, I introduce the crossbow, a projectile weapon that mounts a bow on a stock so that the bolt (arrow) can be released by pressing a trigger. You shoot it like you would a rifle.

I took creative license with my science fiction world, and on occasion, refer to it as a ballista. A ballista (Ballistae plural) technically is a piece of artillery that rests on the ground, but many names for crossbow are derived from the medieval ballista. I learned that in my research.

In Terran, heroine Tara picks up a crossbow and fires it.

After finishing Terran, I started writing book three, Warrior, and as the name suggests, there will be more fighting. I decided I needed to get the feel of shooting a crossbow by actually firing one so I could use the experience for Warrior.  So I had my husband show me. And then I learned about draw weight—the force that it takes to cock or pull back the bow string. It takes considerable force to cock the crossbow. More strength than I have. My husband had to cock the crossbow for me.

target

The top arrow is my husband’s; the bottom two are mine. I was aiming at the middle target.

The Parseon people are much larger and stronger than Terrans so it is not unlikely that a Parseon female could shoot a crossbow relatively easy.

But Tara the Terran? Let’s just say, she was really hyped up on adrenalin when she fired that crossbow.

Terran will be released by Loose Id in just two weeks!

 

CB_Terran_coverlgUnofficial Terran blurb

After fleeing loneliness and heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggles for freedom with some force of his own. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, and threaten not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude, graphic sex, and spanking.

CB_Breeder_coverlgBreeder – Available now through Amazon and other e-tailers

To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

 

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#SatSpanks, #8Sunday: From Terran…Are you a perv or what?

CB_Terran_coverinMy humblest apologies. I take liberty with this weekend’s Saturday Spankings and Weekend Writing Warrior snippets. I readily admit I am going over the eight sentence limit. But you be the judge if it’s worth it.

From Terran, book 2 in the Breeder series, May 6 release, this snippet is between hero Marlix and Ramon, a friend of the heroine. They are in Tara’s shop in the middle of a busy bazaar:

While Ramon fidgeted, Marlix examined the bag’s other contents. Oddities all, including some slinky fabric remnants that could not have possessed any utilitarian function. He dangled one on his finger. “What is this?”

Ramon scowled. “Panties. Since they’re in Tara’s bag, I’d assume they’re hers.”

“Panties?”

“Underwear!” he snapped. “They are worn beneath clothing.”

Marlix caressed the filmy fabric, then squeezed his fist around it. So unsubstantial, it disappeared inside his closed hand. Tara wore this? When he pictured how it would fit, how she would look, the image had an immediate hardening effect on his manhood. He brought the fabric to his nose and sniffed. Flowery and warm, like Tara herself.

“Jesus, man.” Ramon jerked his head to glance out the booth before training a censuring gaze on Marlix. “Are you a perv or what?”

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Unofficial Terran Blurb:

After fleeing loneliness and heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggles for freedom with some force of his own. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, and threaten not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude, graphic sex, and spanking.

When Terran is released on May 6, I’ll be having a contest for two $50 Amazon  gift certificates. Details here.

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I don’t mind if you snoop through my blog…

Welcome, come on in! You’ve landed on the home page of my blog. If you don’t know me, I write erotic romance in the spanking fiction, sci-fi, contemporary and paranormal subgenres. I invite you  to snoop take a look around.

My blog has several features  you may not notice if you don’t venture beyond the home page. I’d like to call your attention to some “hidden” items:

  • Check out the header. You’ll find pull-down menus for a Spanking Thesaurus and Recommended Reads–books I’ve enjoyed reading.
  • Take a peek at the “Categories”  menu on the sidebar.  I list posts by subject matter. Some topics are Spanking, Guest Blogs, Relationships, and Life 101. The latter contains those posts about life in general, fun stuff, quirky things, personal shares.
  • You can find my published works in two places on my blog. In the sidebar are upcoming releases, new releases, and best sellers. If it’s been published, clicking on the book cover will take you to Amazon. You can find a complete list of my published works under “My Books” in the header. I have some free short stories listed under My Books too.
  • My blogroll is located on the sidebar. Mousing over each name will give you a little more info about the particular blog.

The latest feature is the email subscription box! You can now sign up to receive email notification of new blog posts. The signup is at the top right of the sidebar. You can unsubscribe by clicking on a link in the email you’ll receive.

Thanks for visiting!

 

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Recommended Reads for April

Golden StarsLast month I felt so good after a run of five star reads, I decided to try something different. From now on (or until I decide otherwise), in my monthly recommended reads blog, I am only going to present the books I would rate as five stars. I’ll continue to list all four (and five) star reads on my Recommended Reads page (Look on the header).

So if you’re looking for a stellar read in April, check these out:

Becoming Lady Amherst (historical spanking romance) by Celeste Jones – Can a Yankee girl be transformed into a lady? Written with Celeste’s Jones’ trademark wit.

Archetype (science fiction)  by M.D. Waters – A woman wakes up in hospital with no memories of the man claiming to be her husband, but dreams of a past that cannot possibly be her own. Or can it? This book is so incredibly awesome, I cannot gush about it enough. I can guarantee that Archetype will be on my year end awards list. I’ve already pre-ordered the sequel, Prototype. If you read nothing else this year, read this book!

A Cup of Sugar (Contemporary Romance) by Karla Doyle – She intends to keep her sexy neighbor at a distance until a blizzard heats things up. A good read when you want something light.

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Getting ready. Spring has finally sprung!

The throw pillows that came with the set are dinky and need to be replaced, but otherwise, we love our   new patio furniture.

The throw pillows that came with the set are dinky and need to be replaced, but otherwise, we love our new patio furniture.

Spring might have officially begun on March 20, but the weather did not cooperate with the calendar. But now, mid-April, in my neck of the world, things are warming up. The temperature has warmed into the 70s (about 23 C), the grass has greened, the trees are budding, and the birds are singing again.

Last week for the first time this year I wore shorts!

I’ve begun “summerizing” the house. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I used the last of the firewood that was stacked on the patio and did not replace it. I cleaned out the fireplace for the last time. The windows are open to draw in fresh air. The central heat is off and the air conditioner has yet to be turned on.

The yard has been sprayed for weeds, sprinklers will soon come on, windows will be washed.

And I bought new patio furniture.

In the evening after I’ve quit writing and before dinner, my husband and I like to sit on the patio with a glass of wine, catch up on the day’s activities and take in the outdoors. For the first time ever we have a house that faces in the “right” direction enabling us to comfortably enjoy the patio any time of day. In other houses, our patios/decks faced west, which meant we received full and direct sun during the late afternoon/early evening when we most wanted to sit outside.

So, we greatly appreciate the usability of the current one.

We used to have two cushioned wooden Adirondack chairs, but during the winter, my husband accidentally dropped a log on the arm of one of them and broke it. So we were down to a single chair – and we’d had no place for guests to sit unless we bought out folding chairs.

So I invested in a “conversation set” composed of a loveseat, two chairs, and a coffee table.

We took the set for a test drive over the weekend. We pronounced it good.

Next up: a replacement barbecue.

What do you do to prepare for spring and summer?

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Spotlight on Paisley Brown and her Sexy Suitors From Space…

PB banner with website

Sexy Suitors from Space

By Paisley Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9919320-6-1

A vacation to the far North…

Heather is gifted a week away at a resort in the Arctic Circle by her grandmother, a chance to finally move on after finding her fiancé in bed with another woman.

With two Nordic hunks to keep her company…

The two sexy studs make is easy to get over her failed relationship. That is, until they tell her their secret.

Are the two men really extraterrestrials or just a fantasy created by her lonely soul?

Caution: Includes alien probing, anal sex, and a hot MFM ménage.

Available From:

Amazon US / UK / Canada / Australia

All Romance | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords

PB-SSFS-432x648Sexy Suitors from Space NSFW excerpt

My breath caught as he moved over me, pinning me to the bed. “You sure don’t make this easy.”

“And neither do you. Just take me already.” How much easier could I get?

“Fuck.” He flopped onto his side and yanked me against him, my back to his chest, his cock resting between the cheeks of my ass. After lifting my leg and settling it over his, he drew a finger along my pussy. “This is all I can give you right now.”

I’d take whatever he was willing to give, hoping his limits changed the longer we spent in bed.

Alek rubbed along my opening and circled my clit. Heat pooled low in my belly, and I gripped the sheets. One way or the other, I planned to have his dick buried deep inside me.

He kissed my neck, grinding against my ass. Close to penetration, but not close enough. In desperation, I slid my hand between my legs and guided his shaft to my pussy.

As if on fire, he jerked away. “Dammit, Heather, why did you do that?”

“Because I want you to fuck me. How much more obvious can I make it?” Was the guy really so clueless?

“I can’t. How I wish I could, but I promised Erich—”

“Promised him what? If it involves me, I deserve to know.”

“You will find out soon enough.” He sat up, letting his gaze travel across the bed, avoiding a glance in my direction. “Until then, you will just have to be satisfied with what I can do.”

“And what exactly does that mean?” Was there a promise of something more?

“This.” He laid me onto my back again and knelt between my spread legs, sinking two fingers deep inside me. Not his cock, but definitely better than nothing. Leaning down, he flicked his tongue against my clit. I drew in a much-needed breath, feeling more alive than I had in a long time. Alek’s thick, talented fingers sent me rushing toward my pending rapture. Waves of anticipation rippled through me. Such erotic torture.

Paisley Brown Bio

I’m happily married with a naughty imagination. Sometimes all it takes is a whispered word or a sexy picture to inspire my next tale. My erotica stories may be contemporary, sci-fi, or paranormal, but all of them will leave you wet and panting for more. I also write science fiction romance as Jessica E. Subject.

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Pre-release contest results & a heads-up on the BIG Terran Reader Contest!

CB_Terran_coverlgLast week I unveiled the cover of Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi romance series to be released Tuesday, May 6 by Loose Id. In conjunction with the cover reveal, I held a prize drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate. The winner was chosen by Randon.org:

Blondie

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated and commented.

Now the details on the BIG CONTEST.

When Terran releases, I will hold a Terran Reader Contest similar to the Breeder Reader Contest with the first book. Only this time, I will offer two $50 Amazon gift certificates as the prize. That means you have two chances to win. Two people might each take home a $50 gift card or one person might win both. The winner(s) will be chosen by Random.org.

How to enter the Terran Reader Contest:

  1. Post a review of Terran on Amazon within two weeks of the release date—by May 20, 2014—and email a link to the review to carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com and put Terran Reader Contest in the subject line.
  2. To gain additional contest entries and increase your chance of winning, post a review on Goodreads, Loose Id, Barnes & Noble, All Romance and/or your blog and email me the links. You will receive one additional entry for EACH review, but remember that posting on Amazon is the qualifier for entering the contest.

Terran is approximately 58K words—about 200 pages. Although it is second in the Breeder series, it can be read as stand-alone.

What happens if you don’t like the book?

Post your honest review anyway. I have special big girl panties readied just in case.

Mark the dates!

Tuesday, May 6 – Terran Release Day

Tuesday, May 20 – Terran Reader Contest deadline

Unofficial Terran blurb

After fleeing loneliness and heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggles for freedom with some force of his own. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, and threaten not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude, graphic sex, and spanking.

Terran Excerpt

If people gawked, she did not notice. Panic blinded Tara to all but instinct as she tore through the Bazaar. Suck it up. Suck it up. Sobs of relief convulsed in her throat when her feet found their way to her shop. Perched on a counter stool eating lunch, Ramon leaped to his feet as she stumbled in.

Tara Diehl, the heroine of Terran.

Tara Diehl, the heroine of Terran.

“My God, Tara! What the hell happened?” He grabbed a bolt of flannel off its stand and threw it around her, then hugged her to his chest.

Unable to stop crying, she heaved and shuddered as Ramon rocked her and swore under his breath.

“I th-thought it w-would be o-o-okay. I only went out-outside to check.”

Ramon stiffened.

“They grabbed me,” she sobbed.

“They?”

“Th-three males.”

“Fuck,” he swore, his voice laden with concern. He did not need to say I-told-you-so to remind Tara how foolish she’d been. “We need to call Security. The Terran Embassy.”

She shook her head. “No.” The Terrans held little authority and couldn’t do anything. Parseon Security did have power but would do nothing. Nor could she endure an interrogation by males cut from the same cloth as her attackers. Parseon did not consider sexual assault a crime but rather a sport, which was why the treaty attempted to protect its female vendors by insisting they travel with an escort. By venturing into the Market alone, she had disobeyed the rules intended to protect her.

“Yes. My God, Tara, you were attacked.” He dropped his voice to a hoarse whisper. “Did they rape you?”

“No,” she lied. She squeezed her eyes shut against Ramon’s shoulder. She’d been pinned to the ground. They had sodomized her with their fingers—they just hadn’t gotten around to the rest of it, because the Commander had intervened. She recalled his growl, his shadow. The boot on her back had lifted, and her attacker had flown through the air. She’d heard athud and a snap, and then the pounding of feet as the other two attackers had scrambled away.

Only Alpha remained. Though he’d saved her, the rage and intent to harm that enlarged his already huge body had terrified her, and she’d fled, as much from him as the attack.

“You’re bleeding,” Ramon said, and she became aware of searing pain in her legs, back, and chest. They’d cut her when they had sliced at her clothing and had pummeled her with their fists and feet. “You need medical attention. I’m calling Security.”

Commander Marlix, hero of Breeder 2: Terran.

Commander Marlix, hero of Breeder 2: Terran.

“No!” came a gravelly shout.

Ramon started, but Tara did not. Hadn’t she known all along he would follow her?

“I will handle this.” There was no mistaking the threat in the gaze the Alpha cast upon Ramon. “Leave us.”

A brave Ramon shook his head. “No, I’m staying.”

Aggression shimmered off the Commander in waves. Ramon was wiry but little match for most men on Terra, let alone an Alpha. She had little doubt how he would fare in a confrontation. Again, she pictured her attacker sailing through the air as if the Commander had thrown a stuffed toy and not a live adult male.

She opened her mouth to reassure her shop mate she would be okay, but before she could speak, the Commander yanked her out of Ramon’s protective embrace and slung her over his shoulder. The Alpha stalked out of her shop into the Bazaar.

She could hear Ramon yelling.

Shock and fear paralyzed her. Hard sinew and bone shifted beneath her abdomen as the Commander carried her as if her weight posed no burden. She stared at the moving ground. His arm across her thighs immobilized her legs. The flannel with which Ramon had covered her trussed her arms. Tara found her voice. “Let me go! Where are you taking me?” Had he saved her only to rape her himself? Along with amusement and derision, there’d been lust in his eyes during their fabric transaction.

The Commander ignored her.

Tara worked her arms free of the flannel and punched at his legs. “Put me down, now!”

He growled and struck her ass hard three times.

She hit him again.

He retaliated.

For every blow she landed against him, he tripled with his own.

“Help! Somebody, please help,” she screamed, knowing it was in vain. Not a single person had come to her rescue during the attack by the betas, and no one would oppose an Alpha. Parseons would not, and though shock registered on the faces of her fellow vendors, the Commander moved too swiftly for them to do anything—if they had dared. Her fear rising, Tara began to cry.

Before she knew it, they had exited the Bazaar, left the Market, and boarded the sky tram.

 

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#SatSpanks, #8Sunday: From Terran: what he shouldn’t want

CB_Terran_coverlgWelcome to Saturday Spankings and Weekend Writing Warriors/8 Sentence Sunday!

Two things are new this week. First, I have a cover for Terran! Loose Id Cover artist Mina Carter did a fab job–again. She also did the cover for Breeder, the first book in the sci-fi romance series. Terran will be released Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Second, visitors can now sign up for email notification of my blog posts. The signup is at the top of the right sidebar. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on an email link.

For this week’s snippet, I’d like to share a tender moment between Marlix and Tara, hero and heroine of Terran:

He settled the curl on her shoulder, and then traced a vine of flowers down her arm.

“I have never met anyone like you,” he said.

“Terran?”

“Colorful.” She lit up the starkness of his existence, painted the grays, the blacks, the whites to vivid hues like her hair, her eyes, her skin. He lived a life of harsh simplicity, actions and reactions defined. Expectations set and met. Certainty a certitude.

Yet she aroused questions, raised impossibilities, and caused him to yearn for things he should not want.

Still unofficial Terran blurb:

After fleeing loneliness and heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggles for freedom with some force of his own. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, and threaten not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude, graphic sex, and spanking.

Thank you for visiting! Click on the links to check out the other authors of Saturday Spankings and 8 Sunday.

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Yeah, I know you only came to read eight sentences. But if you wanted to read a longer excerpt, here’s the kidnapping scene from Terran:

An excerpt from Terran

Tara Diehl, the heroine of Terran.

Tara Diehl, the heroine of Terran.

If people gawked, she did not notice. Panic blinded Tara to all but instinct as she tore through the Bazaar. Suck it up. Suck it up. Sobs of relief convulsed in her throat when her feet found their way to her shop. Perched on a counter stool eating lunch, Ramon leaped to his feet as she stumbled in.

“My God, Tara! What the hell happened?” He grabbed a bolt of flannel off its stand and threw it around her, then hugged her to his chest.

Unable to stop crying, she heaved and shuddered as Ramon rocked her and swore under his breath.

“I th-thought it w-would be o-o-okay. I only went out-outside to check.”

Ramon stiffened.

“They grabbed me,” she sobbed.

“They?”

“Th-three males.”

“Fuck,” he swore, his voice laden with concern. He did not need to say I-told-you-so to remind Tara how foolish she’d been. “We need to call Security. The Terran Embassy.”

She shook her head. “No.” The Terrans held little authority and couldn’t do anything. Parseon Security did have power but would do nothing. Nor could she endure an interrogation by males cut from the same cloth as her attackers. Parseon did not consider sexual assault a crime but rather a sport, which was why the treaty attempted to protect its female vendors by insisting they travel with an escort. By venturing into the Market alone, she had disobeyed the rules intended to protect her.

“Yes. My God, Tara, you were attacked.” He dropped his voice to a hoarse whisper. “Did they rape you?”

“No,” she lied. She squeezed her eyes shut against Ramon’s shoulder. She’d been pinned to the ground. They had sodomized her with their fingers—they just hadn’t gotten around to the rest of it, because the Commander had intervened. She recalled his growl, his shadow. The boot on her back had lifted, and her attacker had flown through the air. She’d heard athud and a snap, and then the pounding of feet as the other two attackers had scrambled away.

Only Alpha remained. Though he’d saved her, the rage and intent to harm that enlarged his already huge body had terrified her, and she’d fled, as much from him as the attack.

“You’re bleeding,” Ramon said, and she became aware of searing pain in her legs, back, and chest. They’d cut her when they had sliced at her clothing and had pummeled her with their fists and feet. “You need medical attention. I’m calling Security.”

“No!” came a gravelly shout.

Ramon started, but Tara did not. Hadn’t she known all along he would follow her?

“I will handle this.” There was no mistaking the threat in the gaze the Alpha cast upon Ramon. “Leave us.”

A brave Ramon shook his head. “No, I’m staying.”

Commander Marlix, hero of Breeder 2: Terran.

Commander Marlix, hero of Breeder 2: Terran.

Aggression shimmered off the Commander in waves. Ramon was wiry but little match for most men on Terra, let alone an Alpha. She had little doubt how he would fare in a confrontation. Again, she pictured her attacker sailing through the air as if the Commander had thrown a stuffed toy and not a live adult male.

She opened her mouth to reassure her shop mate she would be okay, but before she could speak, the Commander yanked her out of Ramon’s protective embrace and slung her over his shoulder. The Alpha stalked out of her shop into the Bazaar.

She could hear Ramon yelling.

Shock and fear paralyzed her. Hard sinew and bone shifted beneath her abdomen as the Commander carried her as if her weight posed no burden. She stared at the moving ground. His arm across her thighs immobilized her legs. The flannel with which Ramon had covered her trussed her arms. Tara found her voice. “Let me go! Where are you taking me?” Had he saved her only to rape her himself? Along with amusement and derision, there’d been lust in his eyes during their fabric transaction.

The Commander ignored her.

Tara worked her arms free of the flannel and punched at his legs. “Put me down, now!”

He growled and struck her ass hard three times.

She hit him again.

He retaliated.

For every blow she landed against him, he tripled with his own.

“Help! Somebody, please help,” she screamed, knowing it was in vain. Not a single person had come to her rescue during the attack by the betas, and no one would oppose an Alpha. Parseons would not, and though shock registered on the faces of her fellow vendors, the Commander moved too swiftly for them to do anything—if they had dared. Her fear rising, Tara began to cry.

Before she knew it, they had exited the Bazaar, left the Market, and boarded the sky tram.

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