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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sabine Priestley guest post: A somewhat embarrassing inside scoop on Alien Attachments + giveaway

Hey sheep herders! Thanks for having me over today! I found you guys some time ago while on the trail of Gini Koch. Believe it or not, she’s the reason this series exists. Also, I once accidently emailed her thinking I was addressing a friend coming over for a pot luck. She was kind enough to email back and say it would be a bit of a drive to Florida from Arizona, but thanks anyways. Love her.

Anyway I thought I’d go with something different today.

People always ask writers where the stories come from (this is not the different part). Here’s the somewhat embarrassing inside scoop on Alien Attachments.

Virtually everything I’ve written came from what I call a dream seed. I remember an annoying amount of my dreams, always have. In the dream I’m floating in a pool on a blow-up lounger. A man wades in and approaches from behind. There’s a crazy energy between us. I don’t know who he is, but we’re tied together somehow. We both feel it. He stands behind me and places his hands on my shoulders. Oh my god that touch! I feel it everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. He’s tracing his fingers up and down my arms. A pleasure unlike anything I’ve ever felt is building and I just know he feels it too. My heart is pounding as I come (can I say that here? Lol) I know he’s right there with me.

Unfortunately, having an orgasm tends to wake a person. The experience was cool enough that I got up and took notes.

I couldn’t make a perfect fit for it in the book, but I couldn’t let it go either. I had to tweak it a bit. It’s still in a pool and there’s still some crazy energy/pleasure that goes on, but this is when my leading man, Ian, discovers something unexpected about Dani. She has psi. Like a moth to the flame, he can’t help himself and gets sucked in. In doing so, he starts an irreversible bonding process that could destroy his family.

Good times!

Thanks for letting me swing by,

Alien Attachments
Alien Attachments Book One
by Sabine Priestley
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical
Date of Publication: 8/18/14
ISBN: 978-1-61650-566-4
Number of pages: 208
Word Count: 75K
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco
Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it would be both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.

A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win those mixed martial arts matches she’s so fond of. At home on Cat Island her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice.

Unfortunately some butt-ugly Torog aliens also take notice sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let some alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.

For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species.

Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.

Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?

“Earth Protector? You’re kidding right?”

“No. Pretty much what it sounds like. Cliche as it may be, we are not alone in the universe.”

Dani held Jared’s gaze. She’d heard what he said, but couldn’t process the words. They sat on her brain like little beings, patiently waiting to be let in. Knock, knock. Dani let out a nervous laugh. Maybe if I ignore them, they’ll go away. Jared didn’t blink. Or maybe not.

“So you’re not an EP?”

“Nah, I’m human, just like you. I’m what they call a Support Agent, or SA for short. I do what I can for Ian and the other EPs, but I’m based with Ian.”

“So you’re a spy.”

“Support agent, not secret agent,” Jared said. “Although, we are a secret.”

“You’re a spy for aliens.”

“Stop it. It’s not like that.”

About the Author:

A lifelong lover of books, Sabine grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET.

An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she's a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure.

Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.

Tour giveaway 
5 signed print copies of Alien Bond, a Short Story Sequel to the Alien Attachments series. 
1 $40 Amazon GC
1 KickAss Chick Tote bag with KickAss Chick books and swag.

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  1. Thanks for letting me hang out today! Still hoping for another dream like that, ha ha.

  2. I don't think I have every read a Science Fiction Romance but it sounds interesting so I'd certainly try it =)

  3. I need to read more sci-fi!! Will definitely check out Sabine's books ;)

    Betul E.

  4. Oh, I love Koch's Kitty series! It's so much fun!

  5. What an exciting book! Great excerpt. I'd love to read more.

  6. I wish I remembered my dreams. I almost never do, but I wish I could.

  7. sounds intriguing
    thanks for the giveaway

  8. KickAss Chicks - what's not to love about that?

  9. Love this excerpt. This book sounds like fun.

  10. This sounds both fun and delicious. I'd love to read this. I love science fiction, fantasy, and all things related, so this is my kind of book.

  11. This sounds so cool, the book sounds right up my alley. I'll have to check it out. :D