#8Sunday: From Alien Mate…an alien tries an Earth idiom….

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In this excerpt, Starr, a mail order bride, has met her alien mate Torg. Things are a little (very!) awkward between them. They set off on foot for his “camp,” and Starr slips and falls on the icy ground. We’re in Torg’s POV.

I rushed to her side and assisted her to her feet. “Are you all right?”

“The ground is slicker than dog snot.” She pushed off the hood and rubbed her head.

I didn’t know what dog snot was, but I understood slick. I brushed the snow from her coat, flipped the hood over her head, and tucked wayward strands of hair inside. Though it resembled straw, it felt very soft, slippery in a good way, and I had to resist grabbing a handful and stroking it. Maybe a compliment would break the ice? “Your hair is slicker than dog snot.”

Her jaw dropped, and then she scowled at me before stomping toward the woods, and I realized I must have said the wrong thing.

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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11 Responses to #8Sunday: From Alien Mate…an alien tries an Earth idiom….

  1. Oh, poor Torg! Not what she wants to hear at all. I am intrigued with every excerpt, and this story is waiting for me on my Kobo app. 🙂

  2. Haha! Poor Torg. Overcoming some of these cultural differences is going to be fun. For us, at least. 🙂

  3. Love the humor, Cara. I must use that sometime in conversation. Charming.

  4. He put his foot in his mouth! Haha

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    Nothing like a failure to communicate to get things off on the wrong foot. LOL, Cara!

  6. I really enjoyed the book! The touches of humor were terrific accents to the story…best wishes with the book.

  7. Hah! 🙂 Never a good idea to use a word or phrase you don’t understand.

  8. LOL. Cultural differences are goldmines of comedic and/or tragic misunderstandings.

  9. Amy Braun says:

    Definitely burst out laughing in this snippet. Loved it!

  10. Diane Burton says:

    LOL Slicker than dog snot. Not exactly complimentary of her hair. Misunderstandings can contribute to comedic release.

  11. Poor thing. It’s hardly his fault. I’m sure she’ll forgive him.

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