Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Science fiction romance
The rebels are losing the intergalactic war.
They need a prototype of the Deg’Nara’s latest weapon, a planet-killer, to survive. A covert operations team is tasked with finding and retrieving the weapon. Their mission is proceeding as planned when it goes horribly wrong. Ashyr, a space pirate, swoops in and literally tears the weapon from the team’s hands.
Cam can’t let that happen. Impetuous, reckless, and determined to retrieve it at all costs, she throws herself onto Ashyr’s ship and the battle begins.
Thrall glanced over Ashyr’s shoulder, his eyes widened as he muttered an oath and then seemed to vanish into thin air.
A tall, beautiful female shoved her way through the crowd and threw herself on Ashyr. Long, slender arms draped his neck.
“Where have you been?” she gushed as she attempted to plant a kiss on his jawline.
Ashyr’s face flushed deep red. His lips pressed together in a tight line. None too gently, he grasped her arms and pushed her back.
“What do you want Leasara?”
The female affected a charming pout. “I’ve been waiting too many cycles for your return.” Her well-shaped head tilted and the long mane of auburn hair fell across her shoulder. “I’ve decided to forgive you and move back in.”
“I don’t want you back,” he muttered. From his tensing stance, Cam could tell he wasn’t too happy to see the new arrival.
Curled around Cam’s neck, Bella’s small body stiffened and then she hissed, showing a double line of needle-like teeth. Cam rubbed her chin against the little creature, unconsciously soothing her as she watched the interchange, noting with interest Ashyr’s sudden downward change of attitude. The tall female either seemed not to notice or didn’t care. She inched a few steps forward, narrowing the gap between them.
“I said I’ve decided to forgive you. We can pretend this silly separation never happened.”
“And I replied that I don’t want you back or did you miss that part of this conversation?”
Leasara’s painted lips pursed in a sexy moue. “I certainly understand that you might harbor some displeasure about our little…misunderstanding before you left, but I’m sure we can fix whatever the problem is and move forward. I’m certainly willing.”
“The problem is already fixed,” he growled. “You just don’t seem to realize it.”
The interlude was beginning to wear on Cam’s nerves. Tall and beautiful wasn’t backing down and he wasn’t making any progress in the battle of the sexes. It was time for the big guys to step in.
She clapped her hands together, feigning childish excitement. “Oh my God! It’s Alien Barbie doll—in the flesh.” She fingered a lock of Leasara’s auburn hair. “I always wanted one when I was young but,” she heaved a sad sigh, “we were too poor.”
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What’s your favorite thing about the fall season:
My oldest son’s birthday is in the Fall. I do like the quiet evenings that seem to be a part of Fall. For some reason, Fall does give me peace but I have to admit, I’m not particularly a Fall person.
What inspired you to write this story:
REQUIEM is Book 4 in the Star Brides (Deg’Nara) Series. I’ve always enjoyed science fiction and writing in that genre is a good fit. As to the Star Brides series, I always wondered what would happen if a bunch of lovestruck aliens decided to abduct human females as possible mates and that is how this series originated. Sort of a Mars Needs Women concept. My heroines are diverse, strong, independent and determined, which is how most of us females would like to envision ourselves I believe.
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I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have a husband, three sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and little grandson. Over the y