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2018 in review: my year in books…

My goal for 2018 was to write and publish four books. I published seven. No, I’m not an overachiever–instead of writing one long novel for my autumn release, I wrote three shorter novellas instead. Six books were brand new; one was a re-release of a novella previously published in Pets in Space 2: Embrace the Romance.

I completed the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance series, added books two and three to the Alien Mate series, and started a brand new series, Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides (Intergalactic Dating Agency), an Alien Mate spin-off. (In Alien Mate series, human women go to planet Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens. In the Dakonian series, those aliens come to Earth.

Here’s a look back, with a little insight into each book.

Hunted by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance 6)January 2018

Head cyborg Carter,  a character in all the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romances, took the spotlight and finally got his own book!

Until late in the series, I didn’t know who the villain or heroine were for Carter’s story.  (Lamani was the villain, but who was he? Why couldn’t Cy-Ops catch him? That’s what I didn’t know). As for the heroine, I briefly considered Mikala (Pia’s widowed mother), but then decided on Beth, a clone.

I’m proud of this book. It’s one of my best crafted stories, and has a hell of a jaw-dropping twist. (But one that makes perfect sense. I don’t pull a rabbit out of a hat).

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Rescued by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance 5.5) – March 2018

Rescued by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 5.5) is a re-release of a novella that was published in the USA Today Bestseller Pets in Space 2: Embrace the Romance. As a single title, it was published after Hunted (book 6), but story-wise, it fits between Claimed by the Cyborg (book 5) and Hunted. It was while writing Rescued that I had an epiphany and realized who Lamani was! So, there’s a clue in this book as to who the arch villain is.

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Alien Attraction (Alien Mate 2) – May 2018

I love reality TV shows. They’re my not-so-guilty pleasure. I knew that one day I would have to write a book involving a reality  TV show, and Alien Attraction is it! A reality TV show star, the heroine is sent to become an alien’s mail order bride as a stunt for the show. This is like The Bachelor meets Survivor. It’s a light, funny read.

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Alien Intention (Alien Mate 3) – August 2018

The hero of Alien Intention was the “bad guy” of Alien Attraction, the previous book. I love redeeming villains.  They’re not bad, they’re just misunderstood. Lol. I redeemed Romando so well, that after reading this book some readers then disliked the heroine of the previous book even though Romando had kidnapped her!

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DARAK: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1 – October 2018

Darak is the first book of Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides, an Alien Mate spinoff series. In Alien Mate, human women go to planet Dakon. In the Dakonian series, the aliens come to Earth through the Intergalactic Dating Agency.

I usually get a story idea, which turns into a book, which turns into a series. In this case, I agreed to write three books for the Intergalactic Dating Agency project without having a single idea. Panic can be quite motivating. Lol. I love this story. It’s light, funny, and the characters are so likable and engaging. The story came together perfectly.

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ATON: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #2 – October 2018

After Lexi gets a Dakonian hottie in Darak, her sister Toni wants one, too! She signs up with the Intergalactic Dating Agency. She gets her alien, but not without some “trials.”  Each book in the series has a theme. With Darak it was dessert. With Aton, it was the legal profession. (Toni is an attorney). Maridelle from the first Alien Mate book makes an appearance in this book too.

The Intergalactic Dating Agency is a multi-author project in which each author writes a series set on Earth in which a human woman meets her alien hero.

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CAID: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #3 – November 2018

Caid appeared in book 2, Aton as the “smooth-talking” alien ladies’ man with a ready pick-up line who takes a liking to Jessie, a matchmaker with the Intergalactic Dating Agency. Of course I had to write their story! 

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What authors can learn about publishing from real estate…#publishing #Indieauthor #writetip #pubtip

While watching my favorite real estate shows on HGTV, I had an epiphany…the book business is a lot like real estate. Using real estate as a metaphor illuminates why some books sell and others don’t—and/or what you can do to increase sales.

Location, location, location. This is the mantra in real estate. Picking the right location serves you better than picking the right house. A nice house in low-crime, quiet neighborhood with good schools and other amenities will be more desirable and sell easier, faster and for more money than the same house in a rundown, crime-ridden neighborhood next to the airport. A modest house that goes for a few hundred thousand in middle America would be worth millions in New York City. Why? Location.

Your genre and/or trope is your book’s neighborhood. You will have an easier time selling books if your book is located in a popular neighborhood, i.e. a trendy or popular genre, than in a little known, unique subgenre. Yes, there is more competition in the trendy neighborhood, but there is greater demand, the pool of buyers looking for that kind of book is much larger. If you can anticipate a trend, i.e. figure out which neighborhood will be revitalized or become popular, you can do well. Picking the right neighborhood, i.e. the right genre, will make selling books easier. A “good” book in a hot genre will sell better than a “great” book in a niche subgenre.

Curb appeal. This is how a house looks from the outside. The condition and style of the exterior, the yard, and the landscaping that affects the first impression of the house. If you’ve ever gone house hunting, you’ve probably pulled up to a house and said, “Oh, hell, no” and didn’t bother to go inside.  It could have been a fantastic house, but you weren’t interested in seeing more of it because of how it appeared from the outside.

Your book cover/blurb/title equates to curb appeal.Readers won’t want to read the book if something about the cover/blurb/title turns them off. So, if a book isn’t selling well, fixing the curb appeal can have an immediate positive effect—it will get people to go inside.

Curb appeal gets you in the house, but it doesn’t seal the deal. The interior must match the exterior. If the inside quality is poor or the style doesn’t match the outside, it’s a lost sale. Which leads to…

The house. The house itself has to be what the buyer wants and expects. If the exterior looks great, but the inside is a total fixer, that results in a lost sale. If the exterior is modern, but the interior is traditional, there’s a disconnect. Your story compares to a house’s interior style, floor plan, and finish quality. You must have a well-written, well-edited, well-crafted story to go along with your great cover/title/blurb. And just as buyers like different home styles, readers prefer certain kinds of books. A homebuyer who wants a traditional Victorian with self-contained separate rooms for every function isn’t going to like an open, one room industrial loft no matter how awesome the loft is. What appeals to one reader will not appeal to another. You can’t please everybody. Just like a house with a “quirky” style or layout will be more difficult to sell than a style that is trendy and popular, so it is with fiction. Unique doesn’t sell as well as a mainstream or trendy. Also,  trends come and go with the times. Today’s reverse harem romances may become tomorrow’s avocado green appliances.

Marketing. Imagine if you put your house up for sale and never told anybody. You stuck a sign in your front yard and waited for a buyer to knock on your door. A buyer stumbling onto your street and finding your house would be highly unlikely. Get your house on the MLS, do open houses, list it on Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, etc., advertise in newspapers and real estate magazines, and you can see how the odds of selling it would increase. Some authors publish a book and then do nothing to let people know they have a book for sale. Millions and millions of books are available. What are the odds a reader will stumble on yours if you don’t promote?

A good book marketed well will outsell a great one that isn’t promoted at all. (But a ton of advertising can’t sell a poorly constructed, run-down, overpriced house in a bad neighborhood).

What are your thoughts about real estate/publishing metaphor?

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Revenge is best served sweet with a hot, horned alien

Free-spirited pastry chef Lexi Sutterman has discovered that true love is pie in the sky. The only thing more difficult than finding an Earth man willing to commit is pleasing her wealthy, hypercritical family who view her as a failure. So she’s given up on both, focusing her energy on her new bakery. Now that her uber successful little sister manages to nab a well-heeled fiancé, Lexi fights back by joining the Intergalactic Dating Agency. She plans to bring a huge, purple, tentacled alien as her plus-one to the wedding.

Darak of planet Dakon isn’t purple or tentacled—he’s just seven feet of horned alien hotness. To get a woman on his world, a guy has to literally win the lottery. Tired of waiting for the Fates to send him a female, he joins the dating service to meet a nice Earth girl to call his own. He recognizes Lexi as his true mate, but realizes convincing her they’re meant to be together forever and not just a weekend will be no cake walk.

But when a sweet-tart pastry chef and a horned alien hottie fall in love, everyone might get their just desserts…

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Reading List: Favorite books of 2018 #amreading

I read 65 books this year, mainly science fiction romance because that’s the genre I write, but my reading list did include an eclectic assortment of other books. I’m embarrassed to admit, but I read my first JR Ward and Nalini Singh books. *Hangs head* Yeah, they were good.

I’m going to share my favorite and/or most informative reads of the year. I’m sure you’ll find some surprises. In no particular order, without further ado…

Riley’s Journey by P.L. Parker

A woman volunteers for a research project. She’s is tricked, and is sent back 40,000 years to provide companionship for a modern man who can’t return to the future. An awesome read!

Mach One by Elsa Jade

Cowboys cyborgs? Yee haw! Alien cyborgs crash land on Earth and hide out from the bad guys by becoming Montana cattle ranchers. Very well executed!

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine strangers meet at a health spa. Some just want to lose weight, some are hoping to work through marriage issues, others are nursing broken hearts. None of them have any idea what is store for them. Wickedly funny and emotionally poignant. I loved how utterly current this book is. Moriarity has such an observant eye for pop culture and trends. 

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Style & Clothing by Kara Lane

I wanted to update my wardrobe. I wanted fewer clothes that coordinated better. Using this book as a guide, I put together an awesome functional, stylish wardrobe. I can’t recommend this book enough!

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brokerhood 1) by JR Ward

Okay, I’m a little late to the party. I finally read the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It is an amazeballs story/series about vampire society. The heroes are tormented, the world-building is amazing. Each couple gets an HEA, but there’s a cliffhanger at the end. It is very rare that I read a book and immediately one click the next one, but I did with Dark Lover.

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changlings 1) by Nalini Singh

The Psy are super humans who have conquered emotion with mental/psy power. The changelings are uber emotional shifters. Sasha, the daughter of a high-ranking psy, lives in fears her emotional “flaw” will be discovered and she’ll be “rehabilitated.” Lucas is a changeling with a rightful grudge against the psy. The world-building in this story is phenomenal. Great tension. 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandelh

A pandemic sweeps across the planet, and wipes out most the population. A common plot, but the author handled it well. This book felt so real. You could imagine the situation unraveling just the way it did in this book. Fascinating characters. I loved it so much, I bought the Kindle version and the paperback, which I had autographed (I heard the author speak). 

Witch Way Inn by Kate Richards

She’s a witch getting ready for the grand opening of her inn. He’s a reviewer sent to cover the opening and is less than enthused about his assignment. This was a fun, fun, paranormal romantic comedy. Such a pleasure to read.

Newsletter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque

A strategic guide on how to be more strategic with your newsletter/email list. If you do an author newsletter or are thinking about one, you need to read this book! 

What did you read this year that you recommend?

Did you read any of the book that I read?

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BookBub! ALIEN INTENTION (Alien Mate 3) is Free

Alien Intention (Alien Mate 3) is free for a limited time! Grab it now while you can.

Our attraction unleashes a perfect storm…

I’m Stormy Weathers. My love life on Earth is one natural disaster after the other. I’m attracted to bad boys, rebels, commitment-phobes. In a crowd of choirboys, I’ll manage to find the jerk. All I want is a man who’ll love me and my young son, so I’m going to an icy planet to become an alien’s mail-order bride. This time will be different! The chemistry I feel with Romando is electric. It doesn’t matter what my sister or her mate or their tribe says, mutual attraction this strong can’t be wrong, so I’ll do anything to get him…

I’m Romando, an outcast in my own tribe. One rash, angry act turned me into a pariah and almost got me banished. But what everyone resents the most is that I’m one of the lucky few who’ll be getting a mate. The instant Stormy Weathers blows into Dakon with the other Earth females, my horns tingle. She is meant for me, but I resist the instinct to claim her. You see, she’s related to my nemesis responsible for my outcast state. Honor and pride dictate that I reject her as a suitable mate before she undermines my good intentions. If only I could get her out of my mind…

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Alien Mate 4: Alien Mischief now available for preorder

Preorder now!

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(GooglePlay coming soon)

Release Date: January 31, 2019 

My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life–but he was killed on our wedding day.

Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.

I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.

My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.

Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

Alien Mischief is a standalone read in the Alien Mate series.

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Practical, FUN gifts for authors…#writers #authors #HolidayGiftGuide

Writing isn’t for sissies. It’s hard. Hence, I’m always interested in ways to make it easier. Having a proper office equipped with tools conducive to writing can help. For the holidays this year, I’ve compiled a list of “must-have” products for authors. I’ve used most of these items (or similar products), so I can personally attest to the practicality and the awesomeness.

For more information about the items listed here, click on the photo.

Noise cancelling headphones.

I’m lucky. I have an office, and I can shut the door when I’m trying to write. But, a lot of authors write in their kitchens or living rooms with kids running around screaming while the TV blares. Tune out the noise and distractions with noise cancelling headphones.

Fingerless writing gloves.

I have a couple of pairs of these. My hands get cold in winter when I’m trying to write, and fingerless writing glove help a lot. There are two basic kinds: gloves with “half fingers” and gloves with no fingers. (The half finger ones here come in 10 different colors).

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wireless keyboard for laptop users.

Having a keyboard with a more natural fit makes writing a lot more comfortable. I write on a laptop, but I set it on my desk so I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. I recently ran across this retro wireless keyboard. It looks so cool!

This is the one that I use. It’s really comfortable (and budget friendly)

A desktop book shelf

I have several reference books that I use all the time, Chicago Manual of Style, The Synonym Finder, The Emotion Thesaurus, The Writers A-Z of Body Language, and my own romance novel sex scene thesaurus, Naughty Words for Nice Writers. I like to keep them handy, easily reachable. I have a little sliding bookshelf on my desk that’s just the right size to hold my reference books. I got mine on eBay, but if I had it to do over again, I’d get this one. It’s has some handy little drawers.

A laptop riser

A laptop is meant to rest on your lap. Duh. But I don’t use my that way. I put it on my desk, but that leads to neck strain. The answer? A laptop riser with adjustable legs. I couldn’t work without it.

A classy mouse rug (pad)

Instead of a mouse pad, how about a a mouse rug to add a little glam to your office? Mine is red, but I’m seriously considering getting this blue one, too.

Writing coasters

Nonauthors think publishing a book is a way to get rich quick. Ha ha ha. It takes years to attract a readership, start selling books and start earning an income. When that finally happened for me, I celebrated my success by purchasing an L-shaped mission style desk for my office. I didn’t want to mess it up by leaving rings from my coffee mug. So…coasters! I thought these were especially appropriate for authors:

Aqua notes – A notepad for the shower

I get some of my best story and plotting ideas when I’m in the shower. Unfortunately, those ideas can go down the drain unless I write them down right away. I’ve done the mad scramble for pen & paper with wet hands, only to have the ink smear, and make my notes unreadable. Now there are Aqua Notes! A pad & pen made just for the shower!

A white board

For jotting down notes in my office, I love the white board that’s right over my desk. Mine is actually frosted glass like this one here.

Tea or Coffee Mug with Appropriate Saying

Lastly, every author needs an appropriate mug for coffee, tea, or pens. I thought this one was cute because it’s true:

What other items do you think would make a great gift for an author? Which of the ones listed do you think are especially handy or cool?

 

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Show a cyborg some love on “Cyborg Monday” #CyberMonday #iBooks #Kindle #GooglePlay

It’s Cyborg Monday (aka Cyber Monday), the biggest holiday of the year for cyborgs everywhere! To celebrate, I’m showing off another new cover from the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance series, Hunted by the Cyborg.

All the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance books have gotten cover makeovers. Brand new looks, same great books.

Hunted by the Cyborg

Billionaire Carter Aymes, director of Cyber Operations, a covert cyborg force, devotes his wealth and life to saving others, rescuing hostages and other victims from desperate situations. His ultimate mission is to hunt down and eliminate Lamani, the alien terrorist mastermind, before he conquers the galaxy.

When Carter hires Beth O’Shea, a vulnerable but courageous woman with connections to his past, their attraction is immediate and strong, but he knows getting involved with her is a bad idea. He’s her boss, and he has way too many classified projects to protect to risk letting someone get close.

Rejected by the progenitors who cloned her, Beth is determined to live a normal human life, beginning by getting an ordinary job with a security firm. But, from the start, she questions the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the organization. She can’t help but wonder about the tall, muscled, larger-than-life director who gave her a chance when she desperately needed one. Could he ever be romantically interested in a woman like her, in a clone?

When Beth is attacked, they both realize how short and tenuous life is, and their mutual attraction becomes too powerful to resist.

As their relationship heats up, so does the urgency to capture Lamani before he can unleash a stealth weapon at a critical planetary Summit meeting. With time running out, Carter discovers that stopping Lamani may require sacrificing Beth’s life.

Will Carter be able to rescue her, or will his new love be the one person he can’t save?

Hunted by the Cyborg is available everywhere: Amazon, iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo, Barnes & Noble.

Special thanks to fellow cyborg romance author Cynthia Sax for the Cyborg Monday graphic.

 

 

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COVER REVEAL: Mated with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance 2) #scifiromance

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Mated with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance 2) got a makeover! Same steamy, exciting story, new “do.” The cover was done by Sweet ‘N Spicy Designs.

Kai Andros’s orders were simple. Get in. Gather the intel on the terrorist organization. Get out.

Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death. His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission.

Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?

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Cover Reveal: ALIEN MISCHIEF (Alien Mate 4)…#scifiromance #twist

Release date: TBD (end of Jan/early Feb 2019)

Draft Alien Mischief blurb

My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life–but he was killed on our wedding day.

Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good.

I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate.

My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave.

Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

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Alien Mischief is a standalone read in the Alien Mate series. Enoki, the hero, was in all the previous books. Madison Altman, the heroine, was a secondary character in book 2, Alien Attraction, and book 3, Alien Intention. To get notified when Alien Mischief is available, you can subscribe to my reader newsletter. You’ll also get a free cyborg romance to read now!) Get notified here.

Check out the other books in the series:

Alien Mate (Alien Mate 1)

Falsely convicted, I’m sentenced to life as an alien’s mail order bride.

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.

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 my mate, will I have to banish her?

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Alien Attraction (Alien Mate 2)

How insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt?

I’m Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers’ Excellent Adventures. I’ve had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career, but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien’s mail order bride. I’m not allowed to tell anybody it’s a gimmick, and as soon my contract is up, I’ll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, “Darq,” and Handsome…

I’m Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and a sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth, so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother would banish me to the icy wilderness, and I’d lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her…

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Alien Intention (Alien Mate 3) – this is a new cover, too!

Our attraction unleashes a perfect storm…

I’m Stormy Weathers. My love life on Earth is one natural disaster after the other. I’m attracted to bad boys, rebels, commitment-phobes. In a crowd of choirboys, I’ll manage to find the jerk. All I want is a man who’ll love me and my young son, so I’m going to an icy planet to become an alien’s mail-order bride. This time will be different! The chemistry I feel with Romando is electric. It doesn’t matter what my sister or her mate or their tribe says, mutual attraction this strong can’t be wrong, so I’ll do anything to get him…

I’m Romando, an outcast in my own tribe. One rash, angry act turned me into a pariah and almost got me banished. But what everyone resents the most is that I’m one of the lucky few who’ll be getting a mate. The instant Stormy Weathers blows into Dakon with the other Earth females, my horns tingle. She is meant for me, but I resist the instinct to claim her. You see, she’s related to my nemesis responsible for my outcast state. Honor and pride dictate that I reject her as a suitable mate before she undermines my good intentions. If only I could get her out of my mind…

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