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.”
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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