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L’eon: The Pet from Outer Space
By S.E. Smith
Almost always a character will suddenly come to life in my mind, taking me by surprise and often capturing my heart. My Pets in Space® 4 ‘pet’ did exactly that. I first introduced L’eon, an alien Lightning Chameleon, in Madas’s Unexpected Gift: A Lords of Kassis Story in the Pets in Space® 4 Sampler (available for free at https://www.petsinspaceantho.com/sampler/).
L’eon is one of those characters that captures your heart. Hurtling into space after his home is destroyed, he mourns the lost of his species until he is found on the Tearnat home world by an unsuspecting Tearnat Princess. When he is found by Madas, he is immediately smitten with her gentle and kind heart. Madas is unaware that L’eon is a species that is feared by those that know about them. Lightning Chameleons may look cute and cuddly, but they are highly intelligent, virtually impossible to kill, and extremely lethal when threatened!
L’eon soon decides that Madas would make the perfect pet for him — as his Familiar — and cheerful adopts her. The unsuspecting Madas soon discovers that her little pet is truly a wonderful friend with a snarky sense of humor. This perfect pair makes for an exciting adventure!
Excerpt from Madas’s Unexpected Gift: A Lords of Kassis Story
Warm hands reached inside his former prison and scooped him out. His body rippled with changing hues when she held him close and ran her hand over his head. He had never felt anything this good in his life. In his world, his kind were avoided. They were fierce and deadly to anything that came near them—yet, this creature acted like she had never seen or heard of his species before.
She lifted him to her lips and pressed a light kiss to his head. He closed his eyes in delight when she followed up by rubbing her nose affectionately against his cheek. His body vibrated with pleasure. He opened his eyes wide and grinned at her.
“You are adorable. My very own fallen star,” she laughed.
S.E. Smith is an internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.