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I’m thrilled to have as my first guest – one of my favorite people – author Allie Ritch. Here’s a little bit about Allie:
Allie Ritch spends her time wandering around in her own little world in the Southeastern United States. She has an active imagination and loves fantastical elements, including those found in sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy works. Allie enjoys entertaining others through storytelling and has fun spicing things up in erotic romance. When she’s not working, she’s appreciating the ocean and sunshine and keeping the company of a toy poodle who tries to French kiss everyone he meets.
I love that part about the poodle trying to French kiss everyone - so true! Without further ado, I’m turning over the blog to Allie who’s gifting us with a sexy excerpt from Alien Sex 104.
Huv has always liked the ladies, but he’s getting to the age when he’s ready for more than one-night stands. After meeting Lexy, he finds it very easy to fall for the sexy alien in her female form, but that’s only half the equation. Lexy is Cedecian. Every month, her race changes genders. Huv suffers a sexual identity crisis as he struggles to accept that the woman he loves may also be the man he loves. For an Allurian who is used to being strictly straight, it’s an adjustment Huv isn’t sure he can make.
Expecting Glynn to pop the question, Deina is shocked when he instead asks her to have his baby…or at least try. As a Semhym, Glynn must find a woman with just the right chemistry to help him spill his seed before it’s too late. He thinks Deina may be the one, but he wants to be sure. In order to win her over, he’ll have to gamble for the highest stakes of all: sex, love, and the rest of their lives.
I’ve always been drawn to writing speculative fiction, and there’s a reason for that. I love taking something from reality and flipping it on its head. Whether it’s swapping gender roles in Switching Positions or revealing that the jaded psychic interrogator in Love & Torment is really a sweet romantic, I enjoy changing things around. Alien Sex 104 marks the conclusion to my Alien Sex Ed series—a four-book series of erotic sci-fi romance in which I take switching things up to a whole new level.
For instance, we’ve probably all read romances with a wedding night scene. The virgin bride, so in love with the hero, finally gives herself to him. He’s passionate and gentle, but uh-oh. Ouch. Deflowering isn’t easy for her. In Alien Sex 101, I swapped this situation around. Quinn’s first night with his Allurian bride, Xindra, is a bit painful for him thanks to her race’s internal structure. Now she’s the veteran guiding her new husband through the experience. Any complaints about guys finishing too quickly? In Mera’s case, she’s the one who climaxes too fast, which gives her a tough time finding a man who won’t chafe her.
In Alien Sex 104, I continued this trend and introduced some m/m romance for the first time. I go back to catch up with Huv, Xindra’s cousin who modeled for the first Sex Ed class in Alien Sex 101. Huv has always been strictly straight, which is why he’s completely thrown when he falls in love with Lexy, who is part of a race that changes gender every month. Lexy shifts from male to female and back again, and he/she is the ultimate bisexual. And here’s Huv, trying to figure out how to alternately love Lexy the man and Lexy the woman. Traditional gender roles are the least of their concerns.
When we hear talk of biological clocks and menopause, we’re usually speaking of women. In Alien Sex 104, Glynn is the one running out of time to have a baby. His paternal instinct has him dreaming of a child with Deina, but are they compatible?
Erotic sci-fi romance is like playtime for my imagination. I get to give my characters the most outrageous traits, yet bring them together despite their differences. Even aliens deserve to find love
Excerpt from Alien Sex 104:
“You know I find you very attractive. You’re bold, smart, and I enjoy your company. I think you’d be a good match for me.” He frowned. “I know I’m not always the most exciting individual, but I’m steady, reliable, and I’ll never let you down. If you become pregnant, I’ll marry you immediately and make sure you and our child have everything you need or want. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure you’re happy.”
“So what you really want is to marry me?”
“Yes.” The word popped off his tongue before he could clarify it. “That is, I want to marry and start a family.”
Although Deina wore a smile, the expression didn’t give anything away. Glynn couldn’t tell if she was happy or amused, humoring him or seriously considering the offer. The uncertainty disturbed him, as did the realization that he was actually nervous. His palms were sweaty, and his pulse tripped at an uncomfortable rate. Of course, he was talking about something potentially life changing, so he supposed a bit of anxiety was in order.
“Are you asking me to marry you, Glynn?” Deina asked the question directly this time.
Once again, he decided to be honest. “I may, but I’d like to see if we’re sexually compatible before I commit. I want to be sure there’s a possibility of children.”
This time she threw back her head and laughed—a full, throaty sound he’d secretly grown to adore. She always put her whole heart into her joy, letting it out for all to hear. Her eyes twinkled when she looked at him.
“So what you really want is to get laid, huh? Why didn’t you just say so? I’ve been waiting for you to make your move for weeks now. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s sweet how you’ve wanted to wait and take the time to get to know me first. You’ve always treated me like a lady, Glynn, despite the fact that you saw me having sex in front of a room full of people the first time we met. I’m flattered. I’m also likely to say yes if you invite me home tonight.”
Other men would have taken that for all the agreement they needed, but Glynn had too much respect for Deina to let her go into this without complete understanding. “You do realize you could get pregnant?”
“I’m on birth control.”
He shook his head. “It may fail. If I’m able to fully come with you, it’s very likely it will fail, although perhaps not the first time.”
Her amusement vanished beneath an expression of concern. “What do you mean if you’re able to come? Oh. Are you impotent?”
Glynn hated that word. “No, I’m a Semhym. Unlike with New Earthlings, there’s nothing easy about my reproductive system. The circumstances and chemistry have to be just right.”
He could tell she didn’t understand, but she shrugged. “So do you do this often? Warn every woman you want to sleep with that you might get her pregnant?”
Uneasy now, Glynn shifted in his seat. “Of course not. The risk is infinitesimal with most women.”
“But not with me?” Her tone was gentle.
Offering what he could of himself, Glynn gave her the truth. “You’re very different from other women. I’ve been intensely attracted to you since the moment I first saw you, and my desire has only grown over time. I think we could have something special.”
Although he’d never been good at romance, he hoped she could hear the sincerity and hope in his voice. Judging by the slight softening of her expression, he thought maybe she did.
Deina appeared to mull the matter over for a moment. “Can I have time to think about this? If you’re serious, and I can see you are, then this is a hell of a decision you’re giving me.”
“Of course.” A breath he hadn’t known he’d been holding escaped him. “I understand the significance of what I’m asking.”
The important part was she hadn’t said no. At least not yet. A small part of Glynn—one that still had faith in things like destiny—prayed she’d give him a chance.
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Thanks Allie for that intriguing excerpt from Alien Sex 104!
I just have to show everyone the covers from the other books in the series – they’re gorgeous!
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