#8Sunday: From Alien Mate…a difference between earthlings & aliens

I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be excerpting from Alien Mate, my humorous mail order bride sci-fi romance, so I’m going to zip ahead a bit. In this scene, Starr has reunited with her friends from the ship, Andrea and Tessa. They’ve gone “to town” with their mates and have all gotten together at the “tavern” for a drink. Starr discovers the tavern is just a hut with a few tables and a couple of jugs of ale.

Torg plucked an earthen cup from a nesting stack. He poured out the dregs, and two thoughts struck me: one, small wonder the hut smelled so yeasty, and two, how many people had used that mug?

Tessa looked horrified.

“The alcohol will kill anything.” I shrugged.

“Even alien microbes?” she whispered. For a woman who’d run a prostitution operation, she was rather squeamish.

“Why not–it’s alien alcohol.”

Andrea’s mouth twitched. “There aren’t that many people on Dakon. I doubt more than two or three thousand used that cup.”

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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15 Responses to #8Sunday: From Alien Mate…a difference between earthlings & aliens

  1. I definitely feel the humor in this scene, Cara.

    At a local RWA meeting Saturday, I sat beside your cover artist, Jaycee. When I mentioned that I wrote SFR, she asked if I knew the books of Cara Bristol. Then she proceeded to pull out her computer to show everyone at the table some of the covers she’s done for you — including Alien Mate. I love the synchronicity of moments like that!

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Oh my gosh! You met Jaycee? I haven’t even met Jaycee! She does all my covers–I just had her redo the Breeder series for me (Loose Id had done the covers previously). I love the Alien Mate cover. It really stands out.

      • Jaycee mentioned redoing your Breeder series, and showed a couple of those covers, as well, as examples of the current trend in sci fi covers: bright colors. I have this book on Kindle along with one or two … hundred … others. I will get to it, I promise.

        • Cara Bristol says:

          I didn’t realize it was a trend; I just liked them! Hope you enjoy Alien Mate. It’s a little different from my others. It’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek & funny.

  2. Yuck! Not sure I’d want to drink from that mug, but not sure she has much of a choice. Definitely a fun snippet! 🙂

  3. You do find humor in every scene and this one is the top!

  4. I’m with Andrea – amused and disgusted simultaneously.

  5. Amy Braun says:

    I can only imagine what alien alcohol tastes like haha. 😀

  6. I enjoyed this entire expedition in the book, and the twists and turns you pulled during the evening out with the girls, as it were. Excellent excerpt!

  7. Kim Magennis says:

    It’s always fun to watch someone do the ‘icky’ squirm. I guess, if it doesn’t kill them, it will at least fstten them up avtad

  8. Hywela Lyn says:

    Very amusing episode – and I’m so glad I’m not the one drinking from that cup – althogh I have to admit I quit fancy a sip or two of alien wine! 🙂

  9. The sterilizing properties of alcohol aside… I wouldn’t want to drink out of those cups!

  10. Diane Burton says:

    LOL at Andrea’s comment. Great snippet. I want to read more.

  11. Great, humorous snippet. Sometimes you’ve gotta laugh if you don’t want to cry.

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