Title: The Vessel
Author: Nancy Fraser
Genre: Military Sci-Fi Romance
A career soldier, Major Liam McGregor has been following strict military orders for over a decade. Considered one of the best by his superiors, it’s not surprising he’s the operative chosen for an assignment that, if successful, could save mankind.
Years earlier, chemical warfare left the women of earth sterile and the population is dwindling fast. The only hope for survival lies in the government scientists’ ability to successfully breed alien females with healthy human males. So far, their attempts have been mediocre at best.
Alora, second daughter of the House of Delawon, is their last hope. A government protectee since her family’s transport crash landed on earth years earlier, she is the last surviving fempod from Tethys, one of Saturn’s habitable moons.
Together Liam and Alora must travel from the government’s safe house in what used to be the state of Colorado to Traverse City, the new capitol of the United Republic. Their route takes through both safe and hostile territory.
What poses more of a threat? The lawless marauders who’ll stop at nothing to vanquish their prey? Or, the forbidden desires tempting the soldier and the alien princess?
Liam took a seat behind the desk and sank into the soft leather of the non-military-issue chair. Closing his eyes, he leaned back against the cushioned headrest and waited for the arrival of his charge.
“This is the man who’s supposed to protect me?”
Liam’s eyes snapped open, his gaze coming to rest on the tall, curvy fempod in front of him. Were it not for the unusual blue tint to her skin and her multicolored hair, she looked almost human.
Dr. Williams snickered. “Cut the boy some slack, Alora. Major McGregor’s been traveling for days just to get here.”
“He looks rather lazy to me,” Alora said, her sarcastic jab lost amid the smoky, honey-and-whiskey quality of her voice.
Liam shook his head, dislodging both her unusual appearance and sexy voice from his thoughts. “Sorry to disappoint you, Alora of Dela...uh..Dela-ˮ
“Delawon,” she bit out. “Alora, second daughter of the first house of Delawon.”