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About the author:
Dane Griggs lives in Florida with her very patient husband, two trouble-making children, a bratty long-hair dachshund, and too many fish tanks. In her spare time—which like most moms, she has very little of—she loves to read (a lot!), write, watch movies, drink wine & pots of coffee, tend her aquaponic garden, go surfing, do woodworking, and volunteer with the PTA and Girl Scouts.
Mrs. Griggs enjoys writing about relationships that evolve and grow over time, with lots of super-hot sex. She strives to put her characters in interesting situations where their strength and wit shine through—no Mary Sues allowed.
What inspired you to write your book?
I really enjoy alien sci-fi romance books, but I was getting tired of all the kidnapped slaves that fall in love with the dude who purchased them. I wanted to write an alien romance novel where the heroine chose to join the aliens of her own free will.
Here is a short sample from the book:
As I watch the transport ship land in the docking bay, I look around with some amusement. There are a lot more Cerasteans working in the bay compared to usual. Not that I can blame them for wanting to see the first group of bride volunteers. These human females are the saviors of our species. Before we stumbled upon Earth, we had started to give up hope that we would have another generation.
Most Cerasteans are fascinated with humans, including myself. Although humans have the same shape as Cerasteans and are sexually compatible, they seem so very different. Humans fill their world with art, humor, family & entertainment. We have only focused on duty & survival for so long that observing earth has reignited our desire to enjoy our existence. We have explored many worlds and met several other alien species, but most were undeveloped and wild creatures. Only a very few were sentient, and none were quite like humans. Humans have high resilience & endurance, even the females. They can withstand a vast range of temperatures and environmental conditions, they will eat almost anything, and are the only creatures we have found whose family structure comes even close to resembling the Cerastean family bond. Although I have heard that the females cannot form a mate bond like a Cerastean, the reports on a few initial matings have been hopeful.