#8Sunday: From Alien Mate…horns and fur???

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In this scene from Alien Mate, Starr O’Connor is on a ship full of female felons, headed to an alien planet to become a ‘net order bride. In this scene Starr asks her friends if they know what the aliens look like. First line is Starr’s, second is her friend Andrea.

“You never ran across a single still or vid that showed what they look like?”

“Not a good one,” she said. “There was a still in the orientation vid.”

“You couldn’t see much because of the fur,” Tessa piped up.

“Fur? Good mythological gods, they’re furry?” Horns and fur?

Tessa and Andrea laughed. “No, they were wearing fur garments with hoods, so you couldn’t see their faces clearly,” Tessa said. “Just a chin and a nose.”

Alien Mate Description

Not only did my Earth government fail to protect me from the syndicate that wants me dead, they convicted me of a crime and packed me onto a ship with other female felons and sent me to a frozen primitive wasteland of a planet to become an alien’s mate. Earth needs Dakon’s minerals; Dakon is desperate for females after a catastrophe killed them off. As soon as my appeal comes, I’m outta here. I have no desire to be some barbarian’s “mail order bride,” even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. Besides, he doesn’t want me either. His disappointment is written all over his chiseled alien face. His people are desperate for women, and he doesn’t like me? Well, fine! Mr. Law-and-Order would be more than disappointed if he learned what my crime was. He’d banish me into the wilderness, because that’s what they do to lawbreakers on Dakon. To stay safe, I’ll keep quiet and make the best of things until I can get back to Earth. There’s no chance I’ll fall in love with Mr. Hard-Bodied Alien and want to stay on Dakon. No way.

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17 Responses to #8Sunday: From Alien Mate…horns and fur???

  1. Diane Burton says:

    A little humor in a tough situation is always a relief. I can image how Star must feel and the glee that the others enjoyed seeing her look of horror. Very nice.

  2. Oh, how intriguing! I wonder what they do look like. I can’t imagine what it’s like for them all to be traveling to these aliens to be their mates. What a scary situation, especially since they have no idea what they are like.

  3. Kim M says:

    That made me laugh! Thank you, Cara. Excellent, as always

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Oh good! That’s what I was shooting for. There’s a lot of humor in the book. I hope readers find it funny.

  4. I do believe I’m in love with all that muscle ab to-die-for alien so if she doesn’t want him, save one for me. Terrific girl talk in the snippet.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      There’s plenty of aliens to go around. Dakon has an extreme shortage of women. You can have your pick.

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    Talk about sight unseen! What a dilemma. Fur and horns, indeed. Great, snippet, Cara.

  6. Haha. Well, Chewbaca might make a nice husband, as long as you’re not looking for scintillating conversation. 🙂

  7. Well, a chin and a nose, that’s a start. Let’s hope they have a few more features. Reading the blurb it seems that she’s the kind of gal that can take care of herself, so I’m sure she will cope.

  8. I see he shed the fur for the book cover!

  9. Nice way to build up the suspense! Enjoyed the snippet…

  10. I’m struck by the similarities of our premises. In the book I’m snippeting from, my heroine is also falsely accused of murder. From there, though, we go in wildly different directions.

  11. Ha! I love it. I guess anything is possible when facing the unknown. The “fur and horns” humor is used well here!

  12. Amy Braun says:

    Whew! Dodged a bullet there, I think. 😉 Great snippet! 😀

  13. A little humor in what otherwise appears to be a not so good situation. I’m curious to know what they look like besides a chin and a nose. LOL Great snippet!

  14. Jayne Fury says:

    Amusing tidbit! Thanks for the share, Cara.

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