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Sandra Harris | Do you judge a person by their skin?

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My hero, General Eugen Mhartak, doesn't. The heroine, Sandrea Fairbairn, is a human, a species he's never encountered before. An alien. Her pale, supple skin is in stark contrast to his, yet he finds her exotic appearance an enchantment he can't put aside. That she has lived through horrors at the hands of his enemy, with only the vulnerability of her limited stature for protection enhances his admiration of her. Her apparent willingness to aid another being in trouble, one she had no sure way of communicating with, inspires an attraction in him that continues to grow.

And once he touches her, there is no going back. He knows he will never quench the need to discover the depths of this courageous woman. Yet how do you court an alien while keeping her safe from a ruthless enemy?

Sandrea is no racist, and she discovers she's no speciist (species-ist?) either. The strength and inherent masculinity in Eugen's well-muscled form call to every feminine particle in her. His smooth, pliant yet resilient skin is like the finest grain leather highlighting the cut definition of his big body. But it's the person Eugen Mhartak is that appeals to her. Honorable, thoughtful, strong-willed—mind you his domineering attitude with regard to her good health ticks off her independent streak. The feel of his skin below her fingers, her lips, sparks pleasure of unimagined depth. Her instinctive trust of him leads to a continual, and embarrassing, lack of libido control.

So how do you demolish cross-cultural differences and tell an alien you'd like to get up close and personal with him?

One commenter will win a Kindle copy of ALIEN, MINE

ALIEN, MINE

THE BLUTHEN HAVE ONE CONSUMING PASSION: THEMSELVES.

IN THEIR EXPANSION ACROSS THE GALAXY, THEY WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO DOMINATE SPECIES THEY ENCOUNTER.

Torn from modern day Earth and stranded on the far side of the Galaxy, Sandrea Fairbairn must use every particle of courage she possesses to adjust to her new life and live for tomorrow/a new day.

Eugen Mhartak, a general in the Tri-Race Alliance Army, refuses to bow to the merciless Bluthen. Haunted by the loss of far too many innocent lives he has vowed to drive the ruthless invaders from Alliance space.

The strength and valour of Eugen Mhartak attracts Sandrea as no man ever has, but she struggles to read the enigmatic generalís heart. Determined to help him triumph over the Bluthen she uncovers a diabolical plot against the Alliance.

Drawn by the courage and exotic beauty of Sandrea, Mhartak battles to overcome the barriers of cross-cultural differences that separate them and claim her ardent interest. He must conquer his deepest fears to be the man she needs. When his principles are betrayed by his own government and he is faced with the impossible prospect of taking Sandreaís life in order to save his home planet, Mhartak desperately searches for a way to keep safe both his world and the magnificent woman who has stolen his heart.

Buy: SoulMate Publishing | Amazon | Amazon UK

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Born in the far north of Australia, yearly cyclones, floods and being cut off from civilization for weeks at a time were the norm. An outrageous imagination helped occupy Sandraís mind.

An abiding interest in astronomy and a deep-seated need to always see the good guys win naturally influences her writing. Not satisfied with the amount of romance in science fiction novels she set out to redress the balance.

She currently lives in sunny South East Queensland, Australia, with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who doesnít seem to realize she comes from royalty and should act in a more appropriate manner.

 

 

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12 comments posted.

Re: Sandra Harris | Do you judge a person by their skin?

Cross-cultural differences are easy to demolish. Tolerance for these difference and a realization that all people are interesting for the way they celebrate life. Now, another species is a different matter. I guess that I will have to read your book to find out.
(Kathleen Yohanna 4:07am July 25, 2013)

i always enjoy the series with another species or aliens ,
vampires, warewolf`s books they are my favorite im like
sandra she doesnt care what color the other alien, skin is it
matters what the person stands for and cares about
(Denise Smith 8:06am July 25, 2013)

I have never read a romance with another species. Sounds interesting.
(Pam Howell 11:13am July 25, 2013)

You should never judge people by their skin. Your book has a excellent summary.
(Kimberly Woodall 4:55pm July 25, 2013)

Definitely not!! This is no way to judge a person
(Shirley Younger 5:44pm July 25, 2013)

I definitely don't! It's so wrong to base your beliefs of someone on their
appearance. Thanks for writing this Sandra!
(Katelyn Ringrose 8:24pm July 25, 2013)

No, I do not judge a person by their skin. God made all of
us with different colors and races and religions. We are all
beautiful in God's eyes like a rainbow bouquet of flowers.
God is the Judge of the universe of us all and loves us all
the same. He wants us to love one another and do unto others
as we would want them to do unto us. Congrats on your new
book: ALIEN, MINE. It sounds fascinating and I would love to
win it and read it this summer. Thank You very much. Cecilia
CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 8:38pm July 25, 2013)

You need to spend time with a person of a different culture to help
understand each other and get past each others differences. I know
someone who moved from the east coast to the Midwest and had trouble
fitting in with the culture.
(Laura Gullickson 10:13pm July 25, 2013)

The only part of someone's skin that I judge is the amount of filth and smell on it... and even then I consider the person's current situation and the circumstantial issues that have affected how and why they've reached the state they're in. I have no sympathy for someone who simply chooses not to be clean, but a world of patience for someone who is unclean because of lack of ability to change their circumstances. Judge each person on a case by case basis, and only after finding out exactly what those issues and circumstances are. :)
(Donna Holmberg 10:32pm July 25, 2013)

I usually don't read Alien romance novels, but this sounds so good I definitely want to read it! As far as judging other people, I always ask "Why would you do that? Especially when you don't want to be judged yourself?" That 5-second snap judgment may be catching someone at their worst possible time of day/week/month/life! The only way to get to know someone is to sit back, watch, and listen; and ask questions.
(Sherri Williamson 11:51pm July 25, 2013)

I am so excited that more authors are embracing the sci- fi aspect in their
romances and doing cross species romances. It adds such a unique and
intriguing twist to stories and the tension between cultures and the
realization that they aren't so different makes for great stories.
(Stephanie Fredrick 11:54pm July 25, 2013)

I don't people by their skin. I think it is more by experience of interacting with other people. When you get burn, the tendency to trust is not as open anymore.
(Kai Wong 12:03pm July 27, 2013)

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