To all of my wonderful family members and friends who are moms and are celebrating today, I wish you a lovely day filled with fun and relaxation. Let the men do it all today!
In other news, in case you haven't yet heard, Prince of the Universe was released this past Friday, May 11. I'm super excited about this book because it's my first sci-fi and super nervous because it's my first sci-fi! If that makes any sense. In any case, I really had a lot of fun with this tale, I love the characters, and I really got to stretch what I thought I knew about the skies around us and billions of miles away. On the other hand, while working on this book, I realized how lacking my knowledge is about the skies around us and billions of miles away!
I'm not a sci-fi buff, I freely admit it. So there's probably a lot in here that breaks rules of physics and all that. But I suppose, when you think about it, we don't really know everything about everything, as advanced and knowledgeable as we are as a race. Any number of variations of living beings beyond our comprehension of the known universe is possible. So I hold tight to that for reassurance. I just let my mind follow its path - if I like an idea, I can usually come up with some way to make it somewhat plausible.
Anyway, back to the book - here's the lovely cover:
Here's the blurb:
Merry Alexander found sanctuary in western Pennsylvania from a dangerous
former lover, who turned out to be an alien from another planet. Prince
Vega of Aldarra has spent several years journeying across the universe,
fleeing the enemy who killed his father and invaded and conquered his
planet. In the final stages of his plans to return and take back his
home, Vega lands on Earth.
Merry's solitude and fragile sense of
safety are shattered when another alien, Prince Vega, walks into her
country store. At first terrified, Merry soon finds herself attracted
to the arrogant and sexy alien demanding her assistance. She realizes
her enemy and Vega's are the same, and can't refuse the prince's request
for help. Yet, when Vega goes so far as to claim her as his mate, she
is determined to resist. Soon, she finds herself torn between wanting
Vega out of her safe and quiet life and the desire to go to Aldarra and
submit to him as his queen. But first, the battle of their lives looms
I really enjoyed getting to know both of these characters- Merry makes me laugh, and Vega is one of my typical arrogant alpha-males, but being out of his element puts him at a disadvantage. Not that it stops him from taking charge, but Merry certainly doesn't make it easy on him.
I have plans for at least one more tale in this world - the characters whose story I am planning to tell were introduced in Prince of the Universe. I have the basic bare bones of what I would like to happen - of course, my characters tend to do what they want, so we'll see how that goes.
In the meantime, enjoy Merry and Vega's story. You can get it directly from Renaissance Sizzler Editions, and also at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.