P.L. Parker

P.L. Parker

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jump on Board - Sinful Sirens Ride

When I was young, I dreamed of being the first woman astronaut. I would fly to the moon and beyond, finding my destiny in the vastness of the universe. My childish imagination was fueled by Flash Gordon and then later, the original Star Trek series.

From time immemorial, I like other humans have studied the skies. Interest in space soars as tales are woven from the fabric of those distant twinkles of light. Who and what is out there? Are the aliens the fantastic creatures encountered by Jim Kirk and his crew in Star Trek, or those encountered by Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the Star Wars episodes?

Could they be the vicious creatures Ripley battled in the Alien series? Or perhaps the cruel hunter aliens encountered by Earthlings in the Predator series?

What about the gentle creature ET or the hilarious grey Paul and his two cohorts, 

or my favorite, the crew of the Firefly

Unless and until we have that first true encounter, we must rely on fantasy to create the realms we dream exist in those limitless galaxies millions of light years beyond our world. 

Eventually, we will seek the stars, perhaps sending out survivor ships as depicted in Pandorum, or seeker ships geared to unravel the mysteries of the universe.
            What would a story be without romance? In Starman, the heroine found love with an alien who took human form. 

A human in alien form (Avatar) found love with a blue native on the planet Pandora.  

We romance writers connect those unlikely characters, blending humanoids with aliens in all shapes and sizes, but how possible could that truly be?

            My latest novel, The Chalice, is a sci-fi romance about 1,000 women who awaken 200 years in the future aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft headed for parts unknown. Their only contact until they reach the planet of the Chiagan-Se is with a hologram creature short on information but long on demands. Preparing for the worst, the women devise a first meeting plan and await the arrival of the breeders.
Because it is hard to imagine love with a brutal Predator or any creature so totally unlike humans, my heroes in The Chalice are towering humanoids with long silvery white hair, light grey to vivid blue eyes, muscled to the extreme and all trained as warriors.  Man-candy in all respects!  The males, “breeders” as I call them, are the last survivors of the once great Chiagan-Se race. They send ships into the void hoping to find genetically compatible females capable of procreating with their race and, finally, on an obscure planet in an unknown universe, a match is found. The males thought the women came willingly. The women believed they’d been kidnapped. Will my human women come to love these aliens?  Find out. And in the words of Mr. Spock: “Live long and prosper.”

 Blurb for The Chalice:

Decimated by the savage Deg’Nara and teetering on the brink of extinction, the last surviving males of the once great Chiagan-Se embark on a quest to salvage what is left of their civilization. They send their remaining seeker ships into the void, searching for genetically compatible females. Time is running out, but in the far reaches of the universe, on an obscure and primitive planet, a match is discovered.

One thousand panic-stricken women awaken two hundred years in the future, captives aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft bound for parts unknown! How had they gotten there and why?

The males thought they came willingly. The females believed they’d been kidnapped. Full of hopeful expectation, the Chiagan-Se prepare for the arrival of their new mates. Terrified and furious at the inexplicable abduction, the women prepare for combat! And when the two sides meet, the battle commences.


He moved not a muscle, merely watched her as she drew near, glistening silver eyes alight with anticipation. He licked his lower lip, lips stretching in a wisp of a smile. The sparkling gaze deepened, the massive chest expanded as he inhaled.
He was superb. A flawless sculpture of perfect manhood. Like a Greek statute carved from ivory granite. In that moment, she totally understood Hannas reaction to Mordaq. Being near Tegan felt like being plugged into an electrical outlet and ignited by a shower of burning sparks.
She rounded the table, so close she could feel the pulsating waves of scorching heat emanating from every pore of his great body. His height was such, even sitting, they were almost at eye level.
She studied him carefully, examining each separate feature, from the snow white hair loosened now from the braids he normally wore, the high, intelligent forehead, the silver-blue eyes, slightly arched nose, sculpted lips and firm chin. All taken together, there was nothing effeminate about his looks, but he was beautiful all the same. And the fangswell, they were just another part of him, an acceptable one now that she knew better.
Her eyes moved lower, assessing. Strong neck and wide shoulders rippled with muscle. Biceps and triceps that would make Mr. Universe jealous. Brawny tattooed pecs emphasized the six-pack abs of his trim waistline. A Greek sculpture indeed!
And theneven lower.
She jerked her gaze upwards. This is a catch and release fishing trip. She wasnt here for the kill.
But no reason not to make him wonder!
He calmly returned her gaze. A single brow arched. You. Like?
Oh yeah, she grinned in appreciation. I like a lot.
Who wouldnt? Maybe a damn fool or someone who hated chocolate! But not this girl! No, sirree!
Stay? he asked, his tone wistful.
She heaved a sigh. No, she shook her head reluctantly. Shed already moved faster than shed expected to and she wasnt going to ruin it now. One step at a time.
 “Soon, she said, backing out of reach.
She fled towards the exit, hands gliding over the control panel. The door slid open. She stepped out, turning to look one last time.
He stood up, the thin cloth falling to the floor. Grinning outright, he posed, granting her the full benefit of his gloriously nude form.
One lucky commenter to my site during the Sinful Sirens Blog Tour will win a $15 gift certificate from Amazon. 

Be sure to visit the click on the other sites to the right of this post for more contests and great blogs 

P. L. Parker


miki said...

our story is intriguing, how they will manage to trust each other if they don't know the thruth first ^^, really intriguing

thanks you a lot for your participation in this hop


P.L. Parker said...

Good Morning everyone! And welcome to my stop in the Sinful Siren's Blog Hop. Thanks for visiting.

michelle130 said...

Love your blog.

Eerie said...

Thank you for the except thinking of picking up a copy later.

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Sue Sattler said...

Thanks for the great excerpt. The best think about these blog hops is discovering new books to add to my tbr list.

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Historical Writer/Editor said...

Oo, this sounds good. You always come up with such creative stories. :) -laura

Linda LaRoque said...

This is a wonderful story, P. L. I enjoyed it immensely.

I also believe there is other worlds and other beings out there in space. I also believe they would resemble us in some way. Of course, maybe we're mutants and they'd look better than us, or maybe they're the mutants... Anyway, it's interesting to think about.

Hillary said...

Great post! And off topic, but yay for another Firefly fan! Watching it now in fact, and still angry it got cancelled so early!


StacieD said...

I love all of those movies and shows! I don't think we are alone in the universe. I'm not sure if they will look like us or not.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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P.L. Parker said...

Thanks for stopping by Lina, Hillary and Stacie! Yes, I am still mad Firefly got canceled. Sheesh. I also believe there are other worlds/entities out there, how different they are is a question I don't suppose I will ever have answered, but I would like to.

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Rissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I totally wish firefly woulda made it longer...i miss it!


P.L. Parker said...

You were Linda! Sort of - hee hee

P.L. Parker said...

Rissa, thanks for stopping by. I agree, Firefly should have been longer. I have the first season on disk as well as the movie Serenity and I watch them all the time.

Unknown said...

enjoyed the excerpt

love your blog!

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laceyblossom said...

The book sounds so exciting!! I liked the excerpt :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Madeleine McLaughlin said...

Sounds incredibly imaginative and romantic at the same time. Great luck with it.

Rebecca Minto said...

I love the premise of your story. You don't get too many alien romances these days. The last one I read was about this population of cat-men. It was actually rather amusing when they went into heat. As I was reading the description of your breeders I couldn't help but remember the historical depictions of the tuatha de danaan, the Celt heroes of ancient Ireland. They were said to have descended down from a cloud and were slim and tall men and women, fair with light eyes. Did you intend that when you came up with the breeders?

Brenda Callahan said...

kidnapped women and strange male creatures :) sounds very interesting!!!

throuthehaze said...

Great excerpt!
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Aaron Dennis said...

Super cool. Keep up the great work and I always love seeing authors find their true niche.

Anonymous said...

From the Martian dudes on Sesame Street up through now, I've always loved aliens. This is fun!


P.L. Parker said...

Thanks everyone to date for stopping by and your wonderful comments!

Vanessa N. said...

I love blog hops because I always find new authors. Your book sounds so cool. The cover definitely has my attention. Thanks for the chance.


Cathy M said...

Loved your post. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.

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Sophia Rose said...

Your Sci-fi Romance sounds pretty good and I enjoyed the excerpt. I love being introduced to new books and authors

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.


Christine said...

Thanks for being part of the hop - now I have another book to add to the tbr stack (it's getting to topple height!)

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JessS said...

Yay! Firefly!
Thanks for the giveaway :)


Yvette said...

Thanks for the excerpt.

LaVerne Clark said...

Hi PL,
Love the premise of this book. I too believe we're not alone in the universe. It's kinda arrogant to think otherwise in my opinion.
Have fun with the Hop! I'm enjoying my first foray into taking part in one! The people I've met so far are awesome :)

Gale Nelson said...

thanks for the great giveaway

Dina said...

all those pics brings back memories


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Krista said...

Star Wars definitional sparked my imagination as a kid.

Your book sounds really interesting.


Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! Blog Hopping!
What a great way to discover new blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way!

Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>

Juana said...

Book sounds like a keeper. I have added it to my book wish list.

Thanks for the chance!


Anonymous said...

First time visiting..loved the excerpt ;)

Debi Anne

DarkBloodyVamp said...

Wow the story sounds really hot! Need to add it to my TBR list. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!



P.L. Parker said...

Really enjoy the comments and I think everyone for visiting.

Barbara said...

GREAT excerpt and story line! Can't wait to read MORE! Fab cover too, btw...thx for this winning op!

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Mel Bourn said...

WOW! The Chalice sounds like a fantastic read. I also love the movies you talked about. Flash Gordon...great!! My kids watch it too! Spaceman...Whew! I couldn't get enough of Jeff Bridges. Not to mention, Firefly! I absolutely love that show. I love anything Joss Whedon.

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Tina B said...

A sexy excerpt. ;)
I loved Starman when I was little. It definitely makes you wonder what/who could be out there in the universe. I am hoping that the men are just like the ones you described! This book sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
trb0917 at gmail.com

Susan W. said...

I love a good sci-fi romance! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

burbanette said...

Excerpt was good! Tweaked my interest!

P.L. Parker said...

Good Sunday Morning! Today is last day of the blog hop. It has been fun and I really appreciate everyone stopping by.

P.L. Parker said...

Good Sunday Morning! Today is last day of the blog hop. It has been fun and I really appreciate everyone stopping by.

ronnkelly3 said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win...


Dovile said...

I totally agree, a good sci-fi story always needs romance, which is why I prefer sci-fi novles by women authors, as they write about romance while male author seems to focus more on starships and technologies.
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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a really interesting and hot read! Thanks for the giveaway!


P.L. Parker said...

And the winner of the $15 Amazon Card is Melissa Bourn

P.L. Parker said...

And the winner of the $15 Amazon Card is Melissa Bourn

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