#8Sunday: From Alien Mate, the alien shows his true colors…

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To recap: Falsely convicted of a crime, Starr Conner is sent to an alien planet with other female convicts to become an alien’s mail order bride. She’s just met her new mate, Torg. The planet is in the throes of an ice age, and Starr has just found out she’s going to be living in a cave. She bursts into tears.

A touch to my shoulder became an awkward pat, and then I found myself enveloped in an alien bear hug, my face pressed to Torg’s massive chest, covered by the animal hide. It stank, but he smelled good. And felt good–rock solid, like the kind of man you could lean on. For so long I only had myself to rely on.

I hiccupped and sniffed, trying to suck back the snot. From his pouch, Torg withdrew a swatch of, what else, animal hide, and dabbed at my face. “It will be all right, Starrconner. I promise.”

The blending of my first and last name into one showed he still didn’t understand Terran naming structures, but in his rough, gravelly alien voice, it sounded so sweet and so charming, I cried harder. In another time, in another place, I might have wanted him.

Book Description

I’m Starr Elizabeth Conner. Earth’s government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent us to Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland of a planet. Why? Earth needs minerals, and Dakon is desperate for females.

But I’m no barbarian’s ‘mail order bride,’ even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. He doesn’t want a BBW blonde, either–it’s written all over his chiseled face. He’ll be truly angry if he ever learns what my ‘crime’ was.

I am Torg. I have waited 34 rotations for a mate of my own. With this shipment, I was sure to get a fine, sturdy mate who’ll bear me many daughters. Instead, I receive a small, curvy, pale-haired female who looks at me with anger and fear.

It is only when we ‘kiss’ that I believe things may work out between us. But I’m hearing rumors that Starr and her shipmates are law-breakers. To survive, Dakonians must obey all laws … or be exiled into the frozen wasteland.  Just when I have found her, will I have to send my mate to die?

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17 Responses to #8Sunday: From Alien Mate, the alien shows his true colors…

  1. Oh, how sweet! I hope they are eventually able to find happiness. A great snippet! 🙂

  2. Sheila H. says:

    Now there’s a catchy snippet! ‘Starconner’ – so cute. Thank for sharing it.

  3. Kim Magennis says:

    A sweet and gentle interlude, Cara. Lovely.

  4. This snippet says a lot about how little she expects from life — and probably how little she had in her past life. But there is, it seems, hope.

  5. Another time and another place… will eventually arrive. 🙂

    This is a sweet scene, Cara. 🙂

  6. I agree. This is an unexpected sweet scene, so real and tender with a touch of humor and hope.

  7. Aw, I love this. And I hope she does end up wanting him before too long!

  8. Sue Barr says:

    Nice scene showing how tender the big guy can be.

  9. Torg was a very nice guy and a good hero! Good choice of snippet to show his kind heart 🙂 I really enjoyed the book!

  10. Aw – sweet if a little snotty!

  11. Nancy Gideon says:

    I’m thinking this is the right time and place! Love this scene, Cara!

  12. Diane Burton says:

    What a sweet scene. I think she’s discovering more than she expected about her new mate. Like the others, I love him callin her Starrconner.

  13. Love the hero already!

  14. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Torg is certainly a diamond in the rough. You can’t help but like someone so big and strong, yet also so gentle and thoughtful. I think I detect the very first drip of a thaw on Starr’s side. Great characters as always, Cara!

  15. A bear indeed, the cuddly kind. Glad he’s so careful with her.

  16. Amy Braun says:

    The power of a hug! 😀

  17. A very sweet response from the alien to what was clearly a traumatic feeling about the injustice of her being sent to this frozen, alien place. I have this book, but unread at the moment.

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