Don’t get me wrong – there are a few places I avoid getting in too deep reading reviews. When a reviewer reports my work is poorly written and needs editing, then lists Fifty Shades as one of her Top 10 All Time Favorites, well, I can’t take that reviewer too seriously. Sorry for anyone who’s a fan of those books – I am not. I tried, I really tried, but that’s a topic for another blog post.
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 ahead.
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.