#8Sunday: An alien gets his first glimpse of a human…from ALIEN MATE

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Alien Mate releases on April 10

Until now, we’ve been in the heroine’s point of view. Although Alien Mate is written in first person, the chapters alternate between her & his POV, In this excerpt, Starr’s alien mate finally shows up to claim her. What you need to know is Starr is an overweight, curvy girl. From Torg’s POV:

Yellow straw like the grasses that fed the kel before the onslaught of winter stuck out from beneath a hood that hid half her face. From the little I could see, she had a tiny chin, well-shaped lips, and a button nose stung pink from the cold. She raised her head and pushed back the hood.

I tried not to recoil, but shock shot through me–the straw covered her entire head! It sprang from her scalp in loose spirals, curling around her neck and brushing her shoulders. Just as shocking, her eyes were blue like the sky during our too-short growing season, an unnatural and disconcerting color to see on a person.

Worse, she was scrawny; her head didn’t reach my shoulder, and even with the added bulk of the thick kel, I could tell she was skin and bones. I’d hoped for a female who resembled a Dakonian but had gotten one who couldn’t have looked more alien if she’d tried.

But she was mine. I had a mate!

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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16 Responses to #8Sunday: An alien gets his first glimpse of a human…from ALIEN MATE

  1. I love how he seems almost repulsed by her appearance, but then is simply happy he has a mate. Great snippet! 🙂

  2. Haha! And this came to mind: Mine to love–warts and all.

    I LOVE his reaction to seeing her! Outstanding excerpt, Cara!

  3. Sheila H. says:

    I like this already! Both characters seem a bit rebellious and head-strong, but I think Torg doesn’t know just how determined females from Earth can be.

  4. Almost a real man and the fun begins. Cara, I don’t know how you do it!

  5. Not a promising start to the relationship — rather the opposite of love at first sight.

  6. Nancy Gideon says:

    What a great ‘eye of the beholder’ comparison! And already so possessive.

  7. Kim Magennis says:

    I imagine these thoughts have crossed the minds of many arranged marriages across the universe! First the shock, then the resignation. This is going to get very interesting, Cara

  8. I have feeling he’ll grow to enjoy the very things he’s currently shocked by…and more, of course. Fun snippet! Best wishes with the book!

  9. An amusing twist on her self-perception as an overlarge woman.
    Were the other males equally surprised by their small brides?

    • Cara Bristol says:

      The other women aren’t as small as Starr. It’s something she notices right before she meets her alien. All the other women were tall and dark. She’s short and blonde. There’s a reason for that…

  10. Interesting to read an alien’s viewpoint on what earthling women look like in their eyes. I look forward to reading how well they get along together – or not!

  11. Alien POVs are so interesting! I love getting into their head and seeing their world through their eyes, so what is strange to us, is common for them. Excellent work.

  12. Diane Burton says:

    I love this snippet. His description of her made me laugh. Straw sticking out of her head. And he thinks she’s scrawny. The last line is the best–she’s his.

  13. I love his shock and how quickly he related her hair and eye color to nature. Hope he can come to terms with her “scrawniness.” 🙂

  14. Makes sense humans would look strange to aliens. I like his attitude–she’s weird, but she’s mine. I’ll take her.

  15. Amy Braun says:

    Straw! OMG, that’s awesome! Loved this snippet. 😀

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