Good morning everyone! Today's guest is the author of one of my favorite series, The Cat Star Chronicles. Ms Brooks has given us another wonderful erotic and exotic read. And Sourcebooks has promised a copy of HERO to two lucky readers so make sure you read all the way down to see how you can get a copy.
With the sixth book in the series, Hero, hitting the shelves this month, it’s safe to say that I’m still hooked on sci-fi. To promote my previous books, I’ve written guest blogs about sex with aliens, alien worlds, alien names, and all sorts of alien attributes, but what I haven’t done is talk about my heroines and why they think those alien guys are so hot.
It’s been said that my heroines fall in love with their Zetithian heroes far too easily, to which I can only say that I would fall for them even faster than my heroines do, provided, of course, I was unattached. The toughest part about writing this series is finding ways of keeping my heroines from falling hopelessly in love with them at first sight. After all, they’re tall, handsome, lovable, amazingly sexy, good in a fight, and they can purr! The fangs and long hair are just icing on the cake when compared with their sexual abilities, which, if you’ve read any of the previous books, you’ll know are considerable.
But up to now, my heroines have all been human, or at least mostly human. In Hero, we discover why the men of Zetith had to be so irresistible. The reason? The women aren’t interested unless the right man—the right Zetithian man—purrs for them. So when Micayla meets Trag, she doesn’t exactly fall at his feet; in fact, she hisses at him.
I remember my editor being all excited about the prospect of a Zetithian heroine. “Oh, she’ll be so sensuous and sexy!” she said. Well, yes and no. I reminded her that it had been mentioned a time or two that Zetithian females aren’t what you’d call boy crazy. They’re highly selective and extremely difficult to entice.
Beautiful, of course, just as the men are very handsome, but sex and romance are the last things on their minds. They are strong, intelligent, and independent, and have been taught to avoid men as much as possible—perhaps to keep the population growth in check since their children are usually born in litters of three.
Micayla, however, was orphaned at the age of two and has been reared on Earth, ignorant of her world and her species. She’s grown up with humans, but though Earth men may be easy, they don’t do a thing for her. Believing herself to be an oddity even among her own kind, she is unprepared for her reaction to Trag, and the sparks fly. Trag, who was also raised offworld, isn’t well-versed in Zetithian courtship rituals either, and their misinterpretation of each other’s behavior adds to the fun.
Creating a new species and exploring their origins, characteristics, and basic tendencies is one of the joys of writing paranormal fiction. I know of no other genre that enables an author to go beyond the confines of life as we know it and explore the unknown in limitless ways. That always intriguing, “What if...” gives the imagination a free rein, as well as the opportunity to bring the reader along for the ride. So, if you’re looking for romance, adventure, fun, and sex beyond your wildest dreams, welcome aboard my starship, where you will discover that my Zetithian guys really mean it when they promise to “give you joy unlike any you have ever known.”
The Cat Star Chronicles #6
He is the sexiest, most irksome man she’s ever encountered...
Micayla is the last Zetithian female left in the universe. She doesn’t know what’s normal for her species, but she knows when she sees Trag that all she wants to do is bite him…
He has searched all over the galaxy for a woman like her...
Trag has sworn he’ll never marry unless he can find a Zetithian female. But now that he’s finally found Micayla, she may be more of a challenge than even he’s able to take on...
About the Author
Cheryl Brooks is an Intensive Care Unit nurse by night and a romance writer by day. Previous books in The Cat Star Chronicles series include Slave, Warrior, Rogue, Outcast and Fugitive. She is a member of the RWA and lives with her husband and sons in Indiana. For more information, please visit http://cherylbrooksonline.com/.
-- Lynda Again
To be eligible for the HERO drawing, please leave a comment AND send an email to me at Lynda@lyndakscott.com by noon Friday August 6 and put HERO in the subject line. I'll have my fluffy little cat, Wookie, pull the two winning names.