We are getting close to the latest installment of the Clans of Kalquor series. I thought I'd share a note or two with you about this book.
First of all, there is a huge background story in addition to the love story. In fact, I think this setting has about equal billing with the affair between Clan Diltan and Cissy Salter. This comes as the Kalquorian Empire faces a major upheaval. I know you're used to the love story being front and center in these books, and it is still the main focus...but be aware, there is a lot of 'other' going on beyond the relationship.
Because of this, the love story portion has a slower arc than you're used to from me. The relationship builds over time rather than an immediate, in-your-face "We gotta clan this chick now" vibe. Once the fireworks start though, it is not vanilla by any means. The men are just as we love them: commanding and yet caring.
There is the usual prologue at the start, which explains the Clans of Kalquor universe to the newer readers. After that is a short prelude, setting up the events that are to come later in the book. Then with Chapter 1, Cissy and her twin Tasha land on Kalquor and the real fun begins.
We're almost there! I will do the usual countdown this week to tease and please you. To start things off, here is the back cover blurb:
Cissy Salter is more than ready to shed Earth’s repression when she moves to the planet Kalquor. She leaps headlong into drinking, partying, and liaisons with young alien men. She would be having the time of her life if not for the disapproval of a certain rich, gorgeous Dramok she can’t avoid. She’d love to despise him, but her heart has other ideas.
Dramok Diltan sees the bawdy, unrefined Cissy as a thorn in his side. The last thing he needs is a woman who drives him crazy every time they meet. Yet the spark in her eyes kindles a fire he can’t ignore. His enthralled clanmates Wal and Rolat are determined to get the two to stop fighting, at least long enough to explore the possibility of making Cissy part of their clan. When they discover Diltan’s past misdeeds, Wal and Rolat issue an ultimatum: help them seduce the Earth woman or face punishment.
As Cissy and Clan Diltan discover each other’s true nature and love blooms, the long-hidden secrets of Kalquor’s leadership are revealed. An old conspiracy brought to light shatters Kalquor’s peace, driving the Empire apart ... and tearing Cissy from the arms of the three men she can no longer live without.