Friday, April 20, 2018

Question of the Week

Q: In Alien Embrace, Amelia was on Plasius where people can express their sexuality openly. Why the oppressive earther government did allow this stay?

A: Because Earth was not fully aware of Plasian behavior, which Amelia guesses for herself in the book. Saucin Israla is a pretty savvy leader. To enter into trade agreements with Earth, she would have researched how this potential business partner was set up and figured out how restrictive they were. As much into free love as she is, she would have made sure to conduct herself in a more formal way during meetings, and her assistants would have been instructed to do the same. She would have been smart enough to meet with Earth leaders away from Plasius as well, possibly at conferences in Adraf, Dantovonian, or Galactic Council space.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WIP Wednesday: Clans of Kalquor 12: Alien Outcast

Weapons Subcommander Terig of a raider gone rogue has boarded a Bi'isil shuttle in Empire territory. He and his boarding party are confronted by someone who is definitely not from Bi'is.


Terig fought off a grin, not because the knife she held. It was an impressive blade, nearly as long as her forearm, stained with a greenish-black substance he assumed to be her former master’s blood. Its triangular point was meant for business. Serious killing business.
              What made him smile was her pluck. Squaring off with four trained warriors, armed with percussion blasters, she didn’t give an inch. Damn if he wasn’t getting hard again, and he blessed the armored crotch of his formsuit for hiding that…though the scent coming off him was a dead giveaway, should she get close enough to smell.
              She wasn’t, and it calmed Terig to discover that all she noted was a threat. “Don’t come any closer. He’s with me.”
              “Who’s with you, girl?” Sesin had finally decided to take up his leadership duties.
              “Ob. A fellow slave.”
              Terig knew a smattering of Tragoom, especially the more descriptive terms. He wondered if ob, the word for shit, was really the creature’s name, or a cruel—if apt—moniker forced on it by its master.
          “We have no use for Tragooms. Stand aside so we can finish it.” Sesin waved his blaster negligently.
              “Fuck you.” She went into a slight crouch, knife at the ready.
              A surge of delight powered through Terig at her defiant words. No matter how outrageous it was that she would defend a revolting Tragoom, the most worthless species in the universe and not deserving to breathe a single inch of Kalquorian air, he couldn’t help but admire her for standing her ground.
              Gorgeous woman. Likes knives. Possesses terrible taste in companions. Threatens men twice her size, so she’s apparently unbalanced. Maybe I’d have a chance with her after all.

No release date set.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Question of the Week

Q: When a hybrid male child is born between a human and Kalquorians, what about breed? Will one ever not fall into the three categories or Dramok, Imdiko, or Nobek? Or because of the Kalquorians' genetics, will they always fall into one of those categories?

A: Okay, this is going to include a tiny spoiler for those of you who have not read to the end of Shalia's Diary Book 12 yet. So I'm including some space for you to avoid the answer. Stop now if you don't want in any hints about how that book ends.

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Okay, thanks for following me down to the bowels of hell. Your pitchforks are to the right, swimsuits for the lake of fire, to your left.

Just kidding. Some of you who read the elderly Anrel's letter at the end of Shalia's Diary might have noted she listed all the breeds as worthy of heading up their own Kalquorian houses. Tucked in there with Dramoks, Imdikos, and Nobeks was another category: the Merges. As in 'merged breeds'. In the Kalquorian universe's future, there will be those men who don't fit in any one, or even dual categories, due to the Earther genetics. There will be enough of them that the new category of Merge will be created.


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