Do not ignore Queenie

We’re less than a week from the launch of Dorn: A Scifi Alien Warriors Romance. This week, I thought we’d check in on Queenie again. Here’s a nice, long excerpt with her “meet-cute” with Amy. It is not a good idea to ignore this kitten!

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What was wrong with her? These aliens had abducted her sisters and were holding them against their will. Okay, they were holding Becca against her will. If all of the blue guys were as hot as Kral and Dorn, Sophie would be throwing herself at them. And if they could do that pheromone whammy to anyone… Amy shuddered, traces of the pleasure Dorn had evoked in her weaving through her body.

Why were they being targeted? And how did Buddy figure into all of this? Her brother had said he’d been hanging out with Kral for a while. The two seemed to have a rapport at the family dinner Kral had crashed. Buddy had been eager to get Kral to leave, though. There had been that weird chemistry between Becca and Kral as well.

Maybe Buddy knew about the pheromones and was trying to keep the blue guys away from his sisters. Amy could totally believe that, but it didn’t explain why the blue guys were working with the people who had broken into their house and shot her. Amy was missing something. Some piece to the puzzle that would make it all fit together.

“Human.” A firm, yet tiny feminine voice beside her made Amy jump.

How did they sneak up on her? She glanced out at the path between the crates, but didn’t see anyone.

“What are you doing?” the voice said, a distinctly childlike quality to it.

Amy looked down to see a small calico kitten staring at her with large golden eyes. Her fluffy fur was white and looked as soft as a cloud, with little splashes of cream, cinnamon, and mocha on her ears and along her back. A silver collar gleamed around her neck. Amy’s heart seemed to pause, then it started thudding in her chest again.

In a family full of dog people, all Amy had ever wanted was a cat. This was the most gorgeous, adorable kitten she’d ever seen. The kitten stepped forward, opening her mouth to let out a long meow.

“What are you doing?”

Amy shook her head. She would have sworn the childlike voice was coming from the kitten, but that would be absolutely crazy.

“Human!” The kitten hissed, stalking closer. The voice really did seem to be coming from her, overlapping her meows. “I asked you a question. I expect an answer.”

Amy let out a little laugh. She shook her head and looked away, pinching her eyes shut.

Silver spacesuits, blue aliens, ray guns and blasters. All of that, Amy could somehow handle. But an utterly adorable kitten who could talk was just too much. Something that amazing and wonderful couldn’t be plopped down in the middle of all this terribleness. The walls of carefully controlled thought and logic Amy had erected around her mind broke down, errant dreams crashing through them.

She wanted soulmates to be real. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to find someone who could fulfill them in ways no one else could? Someone who would understand them and support them and protect them, exploring all life had to offer side-by-side for the rest of their lives? And if Dorn was her soulmate, how much of a bonus would that be? He was the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen. If he had approached her without all the drama, she’d have been so tempted to see where things went between them.

But there was drama. And kidnapping. And blasters and pain.

“Human,” the kitten said again. “What—are—you—do—ing—here?”

Between every syllable, Amy felt a teeny paw whack her arm. The sentence ended with a prolonged hiss that had Amy giggling.

“Are you… Are you laughing at me?” The kitten’s eyes were wide when Amy looked at her again, her voice filled with disbelief. She was sitting back on her haunches, both paws raised as if she was going to start batting at Amy again, only this time her claws were extended.

Amy pinched her lips together, fighting back more laughter. She shook her head, and said, “No. Never.”

The kitten slowly lowered her paws to the floor. Her eyes narrowed and her ears flattened against her head. “I think you are laughing at me. And you will regret it.”

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I adore Queenie. She’s one of my favorite characters I’ve ever written. I can’t wait for you to see more of her in Dorn: A Scifi Alien Warriors Romance! Be sure to pre-order your copy now! 💖

Catch up with the Cygnian 7 while you wait for Dorn to launch!


He never expected to find his soulmate.

Bound by a sacred oath, Lar has selflessly dedicated his life to place the needs of his crown prince above all others, including his own. Taking the oath was easy in his youth—with the population imbalance facing his people, there was no hope of Lar finding a soulmate. He never expected to be tempted to break his oath. But then he journeyed to Earth.

Sophie Myers doesn’t have time to heal from the trauma of alien abduction. Nor can she allow herself to be distracted by Lar, one of the giant blue warriors who rescued her.  She has no time for romance now that a shapeshifting alien mercenary threatens her family.  But when she discovers she wasn’t the only one taken, her only hope is to place her trust in Lar.

Their search for answers only turns up more questions—and uncovers a threat bigger than either could ever imagine. Will the temptation of their growing bond lead them to a new life together, or will it ultimately send them to their death?

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