I love dropping little clues that hint at the story or the theme of my romance novels.
One way I’ve done that in my steamy, funny Alien Mate scifi romance series is with the name of the ship that ferries the women to planet Dakon.
In the first book, Alien Mate, Earth is getting rid of its female criminals by shipping them off to become mail order brides to aliens. So, I named the spaceship the SS Australia. As you know, to relieve overcrowding in its prisons, the British government established penal colonies in Australia in the 18th century.
The ship of the book 2, Alien Attraction is named SS Deception because both the heroine and hero have secrets.
For Book 3, Alien Intention, I considered several ship names that would capture the theme of the story. Among them were: SS Fait Accompli, SS Provocation/Provocateur, and SS Shenanigans.
But what I finally settled on was….SS Redemption!
The hero of the Alien Intention was a “bad guy” in book 2, Alien Attraction, so he has lot to make up for. But the names that didn’t make the cut also hint at the story.
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Coming in July 2018 ~ Alien Intention!
Their 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 Dakon 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. If only I could get her out of my mind…
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