Why cyborgs??? Some insight into the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance series

This year is my 10th anniversary as a published author, so throughout the year, I’ll share some personal tidbits about my books, why I wrote what I wrote, what I intended.

What if your survival depended on the person you had wronged? Could you trust him to protect you?

That’s the inspiration behind Stranded with the Cyborg, the first book of the Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance series. As a teenager, Penelope, aka Pia, the president’s daughter, leveled false accusations against the Secret Service agent assigned to her. When the story opens, she’s an adult, an ambassador with the Association of Planets, and regrets terribly what she did. She wants to make amends.


Brock hasn’t forgiven her for how she ruined his life. He’s now a cyborg, a member of Cyber Operations (“Cy-Ops”). He’s ordered to protect her. It’s an assignment neither of them wants, and it only gets worse when their ship crashes on an alien planet. Stranded is an enemies to lovers romance.

Saving the girl and the galaxy…

A common trope of many cyborg romances is for cyborgs to be victimized by the humans/military who created them. I chose to go another route. My cyborgs are ex-soldiers who were critically injured in the line of duty. The transformation to cyborg gave them a second chance at life. I wanted to emphasize heroism. The theme of the series is “saving the girl and the galaxy one mission at a time.” I love reading stories about covert, spy operations, so my cyborgs belong to a black-ops organization called Cyber Operations. Very few people know they exist.

As with the Breeder series, the Cy-Ops series has a deeper meaning and purpose. I wanted to make the stories relevant to today’s world, so I tackled an issue not often dealt with in romantic fiction: religious terrorism.

Fighting religious terrorism is one of Cy-Ops’s key missions. Lamis-Odg, a nation planet of fanatics, is out to destroy anyone who doesn’t believe what they believe. Cy-Ops knows the acts of terror are masterminded by Lamani, the Lamis-Odg leader, but they don’t know who he is, and learning his identity and finding him, is the thread that runs through the series. It’s not all about Lamani, though. The cyborgs battle other villains, too. Captured by the Cyborg, Claimed by the Cyborg, and Rescued by the Cyborg feature villains other than Lamis-Odg.

All the books of the series are stand-alones. Each one has a different H/h who get their HEA with no cliffhanger. Although the hunt for Lamani is a theme throughout the series, each book’s plot is specific to that book. So you can read them out of order or just read the ones that interest you the most. 

Saving the girl OR the galaxy…

The inspiration for book 2, Mated with the Cyborg, was to put a man at odds with his duty. He has to make a hard choice…does he follow through with his mission to help take down a terrorist (the greater good) or does he save one young woman from a horrible death? Oh, by the way, the young woman happens to be the daughter of the terrorist he’s fighting against.

Cyborg Kai Andros has infiltrated the space station of a high-ranking Lamis-Odg general. If anyone knows where Lamani is, General Obido does. Disguised as an android, Kai goes undercover as the general’s daughter’s servant, in hopes of getting close to the general and hopefully find out where Lamani is.

What he learns is that the general intends to have his own daughter murdered. Kai believes she’s innocent of the atrocities her people have committed. What’s a cyborg to do? Does he follow through with the mission to get the intel that might save the galaxy? Or does he rescue an innocent?

An excerpt from Mated with the Cyborg

(Note: R981 is Kai. They believe he’s a robot, so they refer to him by a model number, not a name. Obido is the general.)

HOLY HELL! KAI Andros almost fell over. This was what Lamis-Odg considered deformed, ugly? Fortunately, his black contact lenses concealed most of his shock. Intel intercepted by Cyber Operations had reported the fifth daughter of one of the most infamous terrorists had a “significant facial defect.” Her eight sisters had been married—mated was the term these people used—but no one wanted her, fearing she would produce hideous offspring. He hadn’t seen her face until now.

In the genetic game of chance, Mariska had been dealt a royal flush. She was fucking gorgeous.

Don’t gawk! A real android wouldn’t react, but as a cyborg, a red-blooded heterosexual man working undercover as a robot, how could he not? Her creamy skin was flawless without so much as a bump or a freckle. She had regal features, a classical nose, large symmetrically placed golden-brown eyes, and a full, pink mouth drooped in obvious distress, though no less alluring for it. He would have sworn she had some Terran blood, except the notoriously xenophobic Lamis-Odg wouldn’t have “tainted” their gene pool with the DNA of another race.

He glanced at Janai. White and red, old and new scars crisscrossed her mottled skin. Besides the irregular ridges outlining her face, two lumps protruded from her forehead like vestigial horns. Talk about unattractive—

“I have found someone to ignore your imperfections and take you as his….concubine.” Obido averted his gaze as if he couldn’t bear the sight of his daughter.

Her throat moved as she swallowed. “May I ask who?”

“You do not know him, but his name is Zog.”

Kai ran the name through his microprocessor. The identification popped up. That couldn’t be right. Maybe the information was outdated ? His databank hadn’t been refreshed in a couple of months. Maybe there was another Zog of another race?

The general eyed his daughter. “Do you still bear the mark?”

“Y-yes.”

“Show me.”

Her hands shook as she pulled aside the neckline of her dress to reveal a small, rosy splotch. Nothing remarkable, just an insignificant reddish birthmark removable with a simple laser treatment, but the general’s face tightened with displeasure, and he executed a sharp pivot. “Cover up.”

She reattached the veil before she adjusted her clothing.

“You leave tomorrow,” Obido said. “If you please the Ka-Tȇ, we’ll send others, and, in exchange, we will be permitted to establish an outpost on Katnia.”

Fuck. Zog was Ka-Tȇ. Obido had sentenced his daughter to a savage death. Didn’t he have any idea who the Ka-Tȇ were? What they did?

The bipedal alien race more resembled hairless, tailless panthers than anything humanoid or Odgidianoid. Ka-Tȇ had sharp teeth and six fingered hands tipped by razor claws with which they slashed and tore at their mates during sex. A non Ka-Tȇ species, Mariska would not survive. How could a father do this to his daughter? Did she have any idea what fate awaited her? From her calm demeanor, Kai doubted it.

“As the Great One wills it, I shall obey.” She confirmed his hunch about her ignorance. “Will R981 accompany me?”

“No, there will be no need. He will be reassigned. You are dismissed.”

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Close encounters of the dragon kind…an excerpt from Under Fyre #SFR #PNR

(Rhianna Montclair is sent as a stand-in for the president’s daughter to become a dragon’s concubine. )

“I’m not sad,” she denied.

“Do all humans lie about their emotions?” He leaned in close again, his mouth partly open, his muzzle almost brushing her face. “You should know dragons can smell an untruth a mile off.” His massive chest moved with his inhalation. Were they like cats with vomeronasal organs allowing them to analyze scents?

Emotion was a state of mind, a thought combined with a physiological response. Odorless. But maybe dragons had a knack for reading people. In her Draconian Relations classes, she’d received training in the art of negotiation, aka dissembling, but it hadn’t felt comfortable to her. She considered herself too honest to be a good liar. Time to get over that! They plan to destroy the Earth, and I’m worried about lying? “I feel a lot of things right now,” she said.

“Really?” Yellow eyes gleamed with curiosity. “Like what?”

“I feel you’re invading my personal space. Could you move back a little?” She shoved against his chest. It was like touching a hot, dense, immovable mass. His body heat scorched her hand. He didn’t budge an inch, and from deep in his chest, she heard the low rumble of a growl.

She jerked her hand away. Oh god. I touched a dragon prince. Without permission. A huge violation of protocol, according to what she’d learned in her Draconian Relations classes. For all she knew—because there were quite a few gaps, not to mention outright misinformation in what she’d been taught—inappropriate contact could be punishable by torching. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” She pressed a hand to her throat. Don’t kill me. She’d shaken his hand upon boarding the ship, but only after he’d invited the contact.

He stepped away. While she drew ragged breaths into her lungs, he raked a hand over his horns and, before her eyes, shifted into a more human form, claws retracting, horns shrinking, scales becoming fainter. His skin had only the slightest gray-green cast. The change did not reassure her. It reinforced the unpredictability. Who knew what he would turn into next?

As a child, she’d believed the adults when they told her dragons were harmless. Ignorance was a poor excuse for bravery. Predators to the core, dragons only appeared to be civilized, and she’d been conned into flying off alone to Draco. She’d been locked in a cage with a sleeping lion. What would happen when it awoke?

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A different twist on a shifter romance…Under Fyre backstory spotlight

In every shifter story I’ve read (wolf, big cat, dragon, bear), the shifter can only take two forms: human OR his/her animal. It’s either/or.

In Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1), the Draconians can control their shift and appear as close to dragon or human as they choose. They often appear in what I call, “demiforma” or half shift, midway between dragon and human. That gives them the ability to speak and a more compact shape (full dragons are HUGE). When they really want to kick some ass, then they’re in full dragon form.

Under Fyre story description

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?

Under Fyre is available for preorder on all bookseller sites. Release day is only about a month away! Reserve your copy here:

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A look back at BREEDER, the Sci-fi Romance readers LOVED and HATED….

My sci-fi romance Breeder was one of those books readers loved or hated. There was little middle ground.

This year, 2019, is my 10th anniversary as a published author. I signed my first publishing contract 10 years ago in July. I’m marking the occasion by taking a look back at some of my most memorable books.

Here’s an excerpt from Breeder, followed by some personal insight into the story, why I wrote it, what I was thinking…

Breeder
Chapter One

If not for the sneeze, Dak would have exited the musty, dank corridor, but the muffled sound caught his attention. When he squinted into the darkened cell, he spotted a female crouched on a straw mat in the corner. He hadn’t noticed her on his way into the Breeder Containment Facility; the habitation unit had appeared empty.

Dak turned to the BCF director and sighed. “What about her?”

The beta’s already crooked mouth drooped farther in distaste. “My apologies, Commander. You don’t want that one.”

Sival’s disparagement piqued Dak’s interest. The director’s opinion had proven worthless; none of the breeders he’d preselected for inspection had been close to satisfactory.

“I would like to see her.”

“Very well, Commander.” Sival saluted and opened the habitation cell with a master entry card. Dak stepped into the small enclosure. The director followed, and the metal gate clanked shut.

The naked female drew into a tighter ball and tucked her face deeper into the crook of her arm. Other breeders had preened as soon as they’d noticed him and his chest-insignia identification. He wasn’t just an alpha. He was the Alpha.


The lack of respect and failure to adhere to Protocol by acknowledging his presence struck him as odd. Dak frowned. “Is she mentally deficient?”

Sival tightened his lips. “No, stubborn, ill behaved. She wouldn’t befit an Alpha Commander.” He nudged the female’s hip with the toe of his boot. “Rise to your feet.” When she failed to respond, he prodded her again.

Dak forestalled him with a wave and grasped the female’s arm. “You will stand.” He hauled her upright.

She averted her face, so he grabbed her chin. Tangled hair the color of black heating stones fell away from an oval face to reveal eyes like the Parseon moon. The glimmer of intelligence sparking within the violet depths aroused his interest more than anything else he’d seen so far. Nature had bestowed the Parseon people with an exceptionally strong immune system so that they rarely required medical intervention, but breeders by nature were weak, and so many of the ones he’d seen had seemed dull or ill or both. This one’s skin, when unsmudged by grime and dirt, probably glowed like the pale sands of the Ospian Sea. He supposed, as breeders went, she wasn’t unattractive, although the stench emanating from her was. His beta would throw a fit if he dragged such a creature into their domicile.

“Why is she so filthy?” he asked.

“She refuses to bathe.”

As Dak scrutinized her facial features for shape and symmetry, he noted little imperfection or dysgenics other than her lack of hygiene and her gender. When cleaned up, she would please the eye, but to bear his sons, it mattered more that she be healthy and strong.

He released her face and assessed her from head to toe. He exceeded the height of most males, while she stood smaller than the average female. The top of her head failed to even meet his shoulder. She was thinner than other breeders too, although her chest bore an abundance of fatty breast tissue. In the chill of the cell, her nipples had puckered to hard points.

Despite the coolness, he was experiencing a rise in temperature. A dormant lust chose that moment to kindle, causing heat to coil in his abdomen and groin. He could not remember the last time he’d experienced such a spontaneous reaction—if he ever had. With the pads of his fingers, he probed the sides of her neck for swollen areas. The way she trembled under his touch aroused a sliver of sympathy. Breeders lacked courage, and uncertainty frightened them. Not all alphas and their betas treated breeders well, but if he chose her, she’d be adequately fed and housed. Command of his province consumed his time and energy, which left his beta alone for long stretches. A breeder would relieve Corren of household chores and provide him with a physical outlet.

“What is she called?” Dak asked.

“Her sire named her Omra.”

Peace, it meant.

He parted her lips with his fingers and slipped a digit into her mouth, running it along her upper gum line to check the solidness of her teeth. At a flash in her eyes, he jerked his hand away a centisecond before she snapped her jaws together, so that her incisor only grazed the tip of his finger.

Sival’s face reddened. “Commander, I apologize. I will have her flogged.”

“Unnecessary. I’ll take care of it.” He unclipped the sudon from his belt.

What inspired Breeder? What does it really mean?

The inspiration for Breeder (a M/F sci-fi romance) sparked from three simple concepts: what if a misogynistic civilization devalued its women so much that it relegated them to the role of breeding slaves? What if heterosexual relationships were considered unnatural, deviant and wrong? What if the core beliefs upon which an entire world was founded was completely false?

Breeder is set on a brutal alien planet with a caste system. The strongest and most intelligent men are deemed alpha and are afforded all the privileges of their rank. Below them are the betas, males considered weaker and less intelligent. They perform the support roles in society and basically serve as “wives” to the alphas. At the bottom of the heap are women, slaves who are imprisoned until they’re needed for breeding.

Overseeing this structure are six Alpha Commanders (note the capital A), the most elite of the elite, the rulers of the planet who ensure no one deviates from the caste structure or “protocol.”

Alpha Commander Dak, needs a son to carry on his legacy, so he purchases a breeder slave. But, he comes to see Omra as a person and against protocol, falls in love with her. Their relationship not only jeopardizes their lives, but rocks the foundation of their society.

Each book in the trilogy (Breeder, Terran, Warrior) focuses on a different H/h who get their HEA with no cliffhanger. However, what happens to their planet and society isn’t revealed until book 3 (Warrior).

Breeder, originally published by Loose Id in 2013, was my first science fiction romance series. After I went Indie, I re-released it in 2017. If you’ve read the light, humorous Alien Mate or Dakonian series, well, Breeder is completely different. It’s edgy, dark, and intense, but ends with hope (and an HEA for the H/h).  It’s a compelling story that is too edgy for some readers, but it’s unforgettable. Many reviewers have called it my best work, and it’s been compared to Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Breeder can be read just for the entertainment value. But, it does have a deeper message. In writing Breeder, I’d hoped to cause people to question their most basic, core beliefs. The absolutes. Are they really true? Or do they believe those things because they’ve been taught they’re true? Are you willing to question your absolutes?

If you decide to read Breeder, I’d love for you to drop me an email and tell me what you think. (And, of course, reviews are always greatly appreciated).

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What I read in March…#recommended reads #PNR, #SFR, #Regency #nonfiction

Welcome to my monthly mini-reviews of the books I read during the month. As you can see, I updated my graphic to a hammock in the sun instead of a cozy spot in front of the fire, because it IS spring. Time to take the books outside! Without further ado, here’s what I read in March…

Lucy is a human slave being sold by a cruel alien master when she’s bought by Fynd, a brutish-looking Vaxxlian who needs a mate to bear him children. Maimed in battle, rejected by a female of his own kind, he bears physical and emotional scars. He intends to be kind to her–but has no intention of letting her go. She’s fearful at first, but comes to love her alien brute. This is a quick, light, fun Insta-love romance.

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The Gorison Traveler Incident started off with a bang, hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages until I finished it. Vivian is an alien cultural specialist aboard the Gorison Traveler. When the Ke’ters, visiting aliens, begin attacking the crew, she defies orders and places the ship in lockdown, then risks inviting other aliens, the Veslors, aboard the vessel to take care of the problem. THEN she has to face her commanding officer. The Gorison Traveler Incident is a fast, creative story with a scrappy heroine and a protective hero. I had a great time reading this book.

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A still-grieving widow is abducted by alien slave traders and crash lands with her dragon shifter hero on a planet inhabited by dinosaurs. Sound preposterous? More like, awesome. Metal Dragon is a well-written, well-crafted story filled with angst, excitement, and steam. It hooked me at the start and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. This is book two of the Warriors of Galatea series (definitely a stand-alone read!), and I immediately one-clicked book one. Metal Dragon is must read for SFR lovers.

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Gabby is a doctor. When a mysterious man appears, turns into a dragon, and flies away with her patient, she gets swept up into an epic battle to save his parallel magical world. Six stars! Absolutely phenomenal world-building. Richly detailed, yet not overpowering. This is a very visual book. The magic and fantasy world of Wings of Stone is so well-crafted the story is totally believable. The H/h get their HEA, but there is a story arc that continues throughout the series.

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Love how the Everton Domestic Society series offers a different take on the Regency romance trope and gives the heroines an actual occupation. It’s done in a way that feels natural and authentic to the time period and trope. In A Lady’s Virtue, Everton Lady Sylvia Dowder is hired to redecorate an earl’s manor. He’s an American who recently inherited the title and is having trouble adjusting to his new role. Likable characters, sweet romance, fresh approach.

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David Gaughran explains what works on BB and what doesn’t, and how to design, target, and test your ads. A must read for authors who intend to try advertising on BookBub. Caveat: I’ve been trying his method, and still haven’t been able to make it work for me. I need to do more testing.

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Killing it on Kobo was written by a former Kobo employee, so you get inside info on how Kobo Writing Life (the self publishing platform) works, and it does operate differently than Amazon. The book is basically a Kobo self-publishing how-to for beginners, but veterans may pick up some helpful tips, insights, and strategies. I skimmed over the stuff I was already familiar with, but I did learn a few useful things, so that made it a worthwhile read. If you’re just going “wide,” and haven’t published on Kobo before, definitely pick up this book.

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What did you read in March that you recommend?

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2009-2019: A look back at how I got published…

This year, 2019, marks my tenth anniversary as a published author. In July 2009 I signed my first book publishing contract. Writing books and getting published was always my BIG DREAM.  It was the one thing I wanted more than anything else in the entire world. So I stuck to it, even when it seemed like I wasn’t getting anywhere.

Before my publishing debut, over a period of two decades, I’d written four novels (women’s fiction, not romance), had two literary agents, and received hundreds of rejections.

After completing the four novels, I switched to short stories. I’d sold several to magazines (one to Good Housekeeping!), won quite a few writing awards and was working toward the goal of submitting a collection to a publisher.


I’m a lifelong romance reader, but sometime in the early 2000s, I’d begun reading erotic romance. Well, one day in 2009, I got bored so I sat down at the computer to play. Just for fun, I wrote a short erotic romance about a woman at a job interview who has sex with the man who would be her boss. I threw in every kinky sex act I’d ever heard of. Remember, I was only playing. But, when I finished the story, I thought, hey, this isn’t bad. Maybe I can sell this. (Why I would think that after receiving hundreds of rejections, I don’t know. I guess I’m tenacious—besides being modest. Lol).

I found a call for submissions from a little publisher called Black Velvet Seductions and submitted Intimate Submission. BVS accepted it. Every single book I’d written and submitted since then was accepted by the first publisher I submitted to.

In July 2009, I signed a publishing contract with Black Velvet Seductions, and in September of that year, Intimate Submission was published. (That book is no longer available). I published a second story with BVS and an anthology, before moving to Loose Id, which published eight books of mine. I’d also been published by Decadent Publishing and Lazy Day (now part of Blushing Books). In total, I’d had 15 romances published by publishers when I went Indie in 2015.

Under Fyre, to be released in May, will be my 36th title. Since 2009, I’ve written about 1.5 million words, and have hit the USA Today bestseller list twice.

I got my foot in the door to the publishing world with spanking romance.  I kind of fell into the niche after discovering there was a market for spanking stories. But, after a while, I found the genre limited what kind of story I could write. I desired more creative freedom. I wanted to emphasize the romance, the characters, the plots, and not spanking or Domination/submission (D/s). And frankly, I wanted to be able to tell my neighbors what I wrote and still be invited for dinner!

So, I switched to mainstream science fiction romance (SFR)  because of the creative potential. I’ve been writing sci-fi romance exclusively since late 2015. I have now five science fiction romance series under my belt:

I want to celebrate my 10th Authorversary with you, my readers, because you made the dream come true. I want to thank you for buying my books and supporting me. What better way to celebrate than with presents?  You can get the Prequel to Under Fyre for FREE by subscribing to my newsletter ( download it here). There will be a unique prize drawing for the release of Under Fyre, flash giveaways throughout the year, and in July, there will a big prize giveaway.

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Win Alien Mischief, 50+ #PNR & SFR novels AND an ereader! @BookSweeps

I’ve teamed up with 50+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Paranormal & Sci-Fi Romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE reads just for entering? 😁

You can win my novel Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4) , plus books from authors Aidy Award, Brenda K Davies, Lexi Post and more. Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉 bit.ly/paranormalscifirom-mar19

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Epic kitchen/cooking disasters….#KitchenAccidentsHappen

How do you make meatloaf and end up with tomato soup on the back of your head?

My family meatloaf recipe calls for tomato soup. As I was emptying a family-sized can of tomato soup into a measuring cup, the soup plopped in, kind of exploded, arced over my head and landed in my hair, on the back of my head.

That’s a new one. Although it’s not my only kitchen accident.

On another occasion, I was making chili in the crock pot. I had soaked the dried beans and had them draining in a colander in the sink. At the center island, I mixed all other ingredients in the crock pot, then went to take the crock pot to the sink to add the beans. The crock pot must have been cracked, because the bottom fell out. Chili went everywhere. There was even in the hinges of the cabinets! Months later I was still finding bits of chili in odd places.

Another time, I was baking an Italian cream cake for my husband’s birthday. The recipe calls for you to alternately add/mix flour and buttermilk. I had the batter mixing in the bowl, and as I went to add more flour, I dropped the measuring cup in the bowl–as the beaters were going. Cake batter splattered everywhere.

The epic cake batter explosion….

What’s your best kitchen/cooking disaster?

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A sneak peek excerpt from Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1)

He held her, breathing in her fragrance, their mix of scents. “My mate. Forever mine,” he said, as he stroked her hair.

“Your mate. Forever yours,” she murmured sleepily. “It doesn’t sound so daunting anymore.”

“Daunting? You found the idea of being mated to me daunting?” he said, but he was unalarmed. Her love for him smelled like warm spice.

“Not being your mate. It was the eternity part that was difficult to accept.”

“One day less than eternity wouldn’t be enough time with you,” he said. He pressed his lips to her hair, damp with perspiration. Wispy tendrils tickled his face.

“You say the sweetest things.”

“I mean the sweetest things.”

She squeezed him. “I’m so happy.” Yawning, she patted her mouth. “Sorry.” She gave a wry smile. “I can hardly keep my eyes open. Three orgasms wipes a girl out.”

“Three? That’s all? I promise I’ll do better next time.”

Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1) blurb

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?

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A dragon in the hot seat: an interview with Prince K’ev of Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1)

My special guest today is Prince K’ev ulu K’rah Qatin (K’ev) of planet Draco and the hero of Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1), my upcoming new release. I managed to get the prince to answer a few questions.

Cara: I’m surprised you’re going to mate with a human woman. I got the impression you don’t think much of humans.

Prince K’ev: I don’t think much of humans. They’ve proven themselves to be liars and thieves. But, I’m not taking a mate. Dragons and humans can’t mate, because humans have no fyre. The human woman will be my concubine. And, I wouldn’t be taking her at all if my father the king hadn’t ordered it.

Cara: As a human, I’m offended that you call us liars and thieves. Your people have threatened to attack Earth! My people are hiding in tunnels, underground garages and bunkers in fear for their lives.

Prince K’ev: Draconian justice is swift and harsh. We don’t initiate conflicts, but we end them decisively. Your government has been stealing precious metals from a planet that is rightfully ours, now you’re attempting to colonize and steal the planet itself, and when we offered you an opportunity to demonstrate your good faith by sending the president’s daughter as my consort, you sent a substitute and tried to pass her off as the First Daughter. The facts speak for themselves.

Cara: I thought you liked Rhianna.

Prince K’ev:  If I had to get stuck with a human, she’s the best of the worst. I met her years ago when she was a child, and I thought she was different from the rest. But, she lied to me, too. Went along with the ruse to pass herself off as the president’s daughter.

Rhianna is different. She’s delectable. She’s our mate.

Cara: I’m sorry. What was that last part? I didn’t quite catch it.

Prince K’ev [Looking uncomfortable]: Nothing. Ignore my dragon.

Cara: You talk like you’re two separate people. Aren’t you and the dragon one and the same?

Prince K’ev: We are two, and we are one. Two minds in one body. We share one fyre. Humans and other nonshifters rarely understand the duality.

Cara: One last question. Can dragons really throw fire?

[A burst of flame ignites the desk]

Prince K’ev: Any more questions?

Cara: Uh, no. Thanks for the interview. [Rushes to put out the fire].

Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1) blurb

Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?

The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.

K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.

Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?

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