"I have always been a patient warrior. But now that I have her in my sights, I cannot wait to claim her..."
To say I've been busy is an understatement. Between trying not to die on this hostile alien world and helping my newly-pregnant friends (I am a biologist, after all) I've had a lot going on. But when I stumble into the alien forge and find the huge, quiet weapons master Xyan there, I have a whole new task at hand. Xyan - the biggest, strongest, most serious alien I've ever met - offers to help me study the Sea Sand biology. I may be busy, but not too busy for that. I mean, who could refuse the opportunity to study the anatomy of a gorgeous alien man up close and personal? But the more time I spend with Xyan, the less academic my interest in him becomes.
I'm falling for this stoic alien warrior. But he's totally unreadable, and he hasn't said anything about having a mate.
Even so, I can't help but feel there's something between us.
Maybe I can still love him even if he isn't meant to be my mate.
I just have to figure out how to keep my heart in one piece in the process...
Even before the Lavrika came to me to show me my fated mate, I knew Zerena was mine. I've watched her, hungering, from afar for too long. I want to claim her. But at the same time, I do not want her to feel a sense of obligation towards me. The last thing I want is for her to feel pressured by the mate bond. So I try to coax her to me without telling her she is meant to be my mate. I try to win her on my own merit. I assist her with her biology work, trying to get closer to her in the process.
But this proves more challenging than I'd anticipated. Miscommunication abounds, and my need for her grows stronger every moment.
Perhaps I have gone astray. Perhaps I should simply tell her she is mine...
I do not want her to feel trapped.
Even though her beauty has already trapped me. Forever...
Alien Shield is a full-length sci-fi alien romance with a curvy STEM heroine; a stoic, noble alien warrior hero; fated mates; and a guaranteed HEA!
Fantasia / Ficção científica / Romance