Can a “serious” romance be funny, too?

I’ve written books that were dramatic and dealt with serious themes (the Breeder series and Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance) and light and funny (Alien Mate and the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides). The story concept sets the tone for me. Earth women becoming mail order brides to aliens? To me, it’s a comedic scenario. 

The Alien Dragon Shifter series deals with a serious theme—two civilizations/cultures that clash. One is technologically advanced, the other is much less advanced, but has something the other one wants. Government corruption is involved, and the story also deals with personal issues of friendship and betrayal.

Against this backdrop, the hero and heroine meet and fall in love. Of course, he comes from one civilization, she comes from the other. Kind of like a space-aged Romeo and Juliet, although, (*spoiler alert*), it does end happily for the couple.

It’s surprised ME, when the second book of the series (to be released March 23), Line of Fyre, took a funny turn.The hero’s dragon is quite the cut-up. To be clear, Line of Fyre is not a romantic comedy, but it has many light, humorous moments due to the dragon’s unique perspective.

In the Alien Dragon Shifter series, the Draconians have the ability to shift between “man” and dragon. But the dragons are distinct, separate characters with their own personalities. Two consciousnesses/minds sharing one fyre (soul) and one body that can adopt difference forms.

So hero T’mar’s dragon has his own ideas about how things should go, and he tricks the hero to get him to get closer to the heroine.

If you’re ever thought that a dragon shifter story is too fanciful or that a serious book couldn’t be fun to read, I hope that Line of Fyre will change your mind.

Preorder available for  March 23 release. 

Line of Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 2) blurb

You know things are bad on Earth when you’re the president’s daughter and becoming a concubine to an alien dragon shifter seems like your best option…

Helena Marshfield made a big mistake. But making it right puts her life in danger. She’s forced to flee and become the concubine of the Draconian prince. She never expects to be attracted to the “dragon man,” and has no intention of making the relationship real.

Prince T’mar has no wish to consort with a human. Unfortunately, his father, the king, decrees he must accept her, his dragon mistakes her for their mate, and worse, the flame-haired female stirs his desires. Still, he intends to deposit her at the palace and fly away.

But when powers on Earth draw them into the line of fire, will their unexpected, unwanted burning attraction be the one thing that can save them?

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