Loving the Alien — by Lilly Cain

Science Fiction Romance. Sometimes it’s the strange settings that make these love stories special, or the time period—far in the future—or the strange creatures that are fought or befriended while the hero and heroine fall in love.

But sometimes the hero or the heroine fall in love with the alien. That’s when things really get interesting. Think Starman, or the Bicentennial Man (yes I am counting the robot as alien), or Liloo in Fifth Element. Or Captain Kirk, pairing up with just about every alien chick he could find. J

This is more than falling in love with someone from another culture. More than a difference in language. We’re talking about beings worlds apart. They think differently than humans, act different, look different. Some of them even come with extra appendages. And it’s not a bad thing.

In my erotic romance series, The Confederacy Treaty, the aliens can make love to you with their minds, take you to worlds far away, make the most fantastic things look, taste, sound, smell and touch like reality. Imagine making love on an alien beachfront, the black sands under you and red mist swirling through the air. The Inarrii, are sensual by nature, and they’d want to share it all with you. They have to, actually. An Inarrii needs sensual contact to deal with stress.

Imagine having sensual nerve lines running over your lover’s body—stroke them and they shudder with pleasure, the nerves stiffening and rising up into thin ridges. But be careful, following the nerve lines with fingers and tongue can have a cultural impact you might not be ready for. For the Inarrii this can be tantamount to a marriage proposal.

In Alien Revealed, the first book of my series, an alien spy crash lands on earth and is helped by human Starforce pilot, Major David Brown. Here’s their first mental encounter:

She closed her eyes and looked with her empathic senses, searching for a lover who could not exist among the humans. It was a fruitless search, and she knew it, but her body was crying out for release and her mind following suit.

The medlab lay quiet around her. As her psyche wandered, she encountered only a few alert minds. Her thoughts returned to the confusing offer made by David. The big male could not know what kind of help she would most like at this point. Finally, among the sleeping minds on the base, she found his presence—much brighter than she would have expected. She looked closer, her mind grazing across his, expecting to sense the flow of muted emotion that ruled a subconscious mind. Instead bright, focused passion flooded her. Immediately she was swept inside.

Alinna gasped as David’s lips found hers. She struggled to pull away, shocked at the intensity of the sensation. The major was experiencing a vivid dream, and she could sense every nuance. This had never happened before; her talents had always stopped at the empathic level, and she’d chosen partners with the same level of ability. But here, she could feel his touch, see every detail, even smell his spicy cologne. David’s mind held on to her psyche, his desire a leash that wound around her and held her tight. As if he realized he had caught her within his dream, his mind pulled hers into a close embrace. His dream body molded itself to hers. She could feel the outline of his hardened muscles through his uniform, and her heart leapt with desire.

So, you want me to call you Alinna.”

Alinna stiffened, this shock even greater than the last. There was no indication on the species evaluation to indicate humans had any sort of psychic ability, but clearly they were wrong. The man had just spoken to her mentally, albeit in a dream.

If I call you Alinna, what will you call me?”

His mental voice rubbed against her in the same way his deep-toned speech did in the physical world. It resonated with sexual promises, no matter what the words communicated. She relaxed against him and felt his grip loosen in kind. This was a dream to him, a sexual dream. She felt her own desire return with its familiar ache. She smiled. She wasn’t one to put aside an opportunity like this. She’d figure out how he came to have these abilities later, but for now she’d make this the best dream he’d ever had.

I love the Inarrii. Wish I could meet one myself. Who is your favorite alien lover? Why? Comment and leave a contact email and I will be giving away a .PDF copy of the first book in the series.

Lilly

Alien Revealed – Book One of The Confederacy Treaty – June 2010

The Naked Truth – Book Two of The Confederacy Treaty – June 2011

Undercover Alliance – Book Three of The Confederacy Treaty – 2012

For more information about Lilly Cain, and for excerpts of her stories please visit www.lillycain.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LillyCain or on Facebook at www.facebook.ca/Lilly_Cain

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26 thoughts on “Loving the Alien — by Lilly Cain

  1. Diane Dooley September 21, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    After reading that excerpt I think nothing will do but an Inarrii. Can I have one please?

  2. annekane September 21, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Welcome Lilly! Loved the blog post. I think I’d like and Inarrii too!

  3. Lilly Cain September 21, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Hi Diane!

    Thanks for dropping in! I’ve already fallen in love with the Inarrii as a whole and their men are wickedly delicious! I loved writing all of these books! And now I am writing the fourth, which is the last part of The Confederacy Treaty series, but I doubt it will be the end of seeing the Inarrii. I wish I had one here too, and not just in my books!

    Lilly

  4. Lilly Cain September 21, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Hi Anne!

    Thanks for having me today. 🙂 I think we’d all like to have an Inarrii!

    Lilly

  5. Renee Field September 21, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Can’t wait to read your next book in this series. Best alien romance I’ve read in years.

  6. AnnaM. September 21, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    Wow, these sound really intriguing. I’ve had Alien Revealed on my To Buy list for quite a while but I hadn’t read an excerpt from the series yet. They sound wonderful.

  7. Lisa Lane September 21, 2011 / 11:35 pm

    The Confederacy Treaty looks like such a great series. The Inarrii seem like a lot of fun, and I congratulate you on writing your fourth book for the series. I love your creativity, Lilly!

  8. Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Thank you so much Renee! I’m not sure when book 3 will be coming out as yet – but the contract is signed! 🙂

    Lilly

  9. Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 12:06 am

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting! If you would like a longer excerpt, pop on over to my website at http://www.lillycain.com and check it out under new releases!

    Lilly

  10. Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 12:07 am

    Hi Lisa!

    Thanks so much, that means a lot coming from you!

    Lilly

  11. Sara Hubbard September 22, 2011 / 12:51 am

    Such a great series. I can’t wait for the final one.

  12. Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 12:57 am

    Thanks Sara,

    Book three (Undercover Alliance) comes out in Spring 2012, and then the final book, Should hopefully be in the fall of 2012. 🙂

    Lilly

  13. Anne MacFarlane September 22, 2011 / 1:12 am

    Lilly, enjoyed reading your blog and the excerpt!

  14. Heather Massey September 22, 2011 / 1:23 am

    Hands down, my favorite alien lover is Mac (Jeff Goldblum) from EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY. Fur, no fur–he’s all good.

    By the way, Diane Dooley is fibbing about wanting an Inarrii. Give her an alien covered in tentacles and she’ll swoon like there’s no tomorrow. 😛

    I know this is wishful thinking on my part, but it’d be great if at some point in the future cover designers could make affordable ebook covers that featured alien lovers as described in the story. That would be a really great way to celebrate the value of “the Other.”

    • Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 2:32 am

      You know I agree – both on the naughty Diane and the tentacle love (hee hee!) and the cover design. It is really difficult to get the feel of our aliens on covers. But I do like what Angela Waters did for both my covers and (sneak hint) she did an awesome job on my succubus cover for my winter release, Claiming Syn (I’m self publishing this one!).

      Lilly

  15. cathryn fox September 22, 2011 / 2:18 am

    Totally LOVE this series, Lilly!

    • Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 2:33 am

      Thanks so much Cathryn! That means a lot considering your books are on my auto-buy list! 🙂

      Lilly

  16. Frances September 22, 2011 / 7:47 am

    I always liked Hawk from Buck Rogers….does that date me?
    🙂
    Great post and such a fun topic!

    Frances Pauli

    • Lilly Cain September 22, 2011 / 8:02 am

      Hah! It does date a wee bit, although I still love Spock. 🙂

      Lilly

  17. Greta van der Rol September 22, 2011 / 9:29 am

    How about ‘My Favourite Martian’? I guess that dates me a bit, too. Can’t see him having Inarii qualities, though.

    • Lilly Cain September 23, 2011 / 6:47 am

      He’d work too, although I admit he’s just not the sexy guy for me, LOL! To each his own. Thanks for coming by!

      Lilly

  18. Lilly Cain September 23, 2011 / 6:52 am

    Thanks everyone who had time to leave a comment. According to my random winner generator, the winner is AnnaM! Anna, please drop me a line at lilly (at) lillycain.com and I will send you a copy of Alien Revealed. Hope you like it!

    Lilly

  19. annekane September 23, 2011 / 8:47 am

    Congrats Anna! I know you’re going to love the book.

    And thank you Lilly for a being a wonderful blog guest. Hope veryone is enjoying the tour!

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