Have you ever played “What if…”? Author’s do it all the time. We say ‘What if that girl was really a ghost?’ or ‘What if cousin Carson isn’t human?’. I was playing this game one night (admittedly I play this alone as I have found my family does not understand, except for my two young daughters, for some unknown reason) with a show on TV and the idea for a sci-fi erotic romance series grew out of nothing. It went ‘What if the girl didn’t die?’ and then ‘What if the hero fell for her when he wasn’t sure she was innocent?’ and then ‘What if this was in space?’ and then ‘What if she wasn’t human?’ and so forth until you would never know what inspired the story. I really can’t understand why my mom and sister won’t play this game with me, or why they look at me like I am from outer space. ;) Could be their logical minds—they are wonderful math teachers though, so I’ll pretend I don’t notice the lack of imagination. The ten year old and the seven year old get me. And so the Confederacy Treaty Series was born.
Here’s the blurb of The Confederacy Treaty: Alien Revealed, releasing June 14th, 2010 from Carina Press!
Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.
Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…
I really loved writing Alien Revealed – I swear the story just leapt from my brain to the keyboard, unlike my other works which required month of careful plotting, writing and editing, LOL. I tried to place myself in the mind of a very lonely person, far from home in a culture not their own and imagine how Alinna would react to David. She quickly became very real to me. Her emotions were strong, and her sensuality was a pleasure to explore.
I’ll be on later in the day with a post that talks a little more about me and my writing methods, but feel free to pop over to my website or check me out and say hi on Twitter or Facebook! In the mean time, tell me, do you ever play the ‘What If’ game?
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