Hi Jenny! Thanks for having me here today!
First – let me give you something for your time capsule – electronically of course. Here’s my very first ebook reader – the eBookwise reader.
Sure it looks clunky now (it is almost two inches thick on the side with the buttons) compared to the sleek Kindle or Sony, but 4 years ago they were ahead of the game! And heck they are still available, at under $100. I think ereaders are changing the publishing industry, the technology driving the work. Shorter stories are now more popular, and there is an audience for anything – because we can reach the people wherever they are, electronically.
Technology changes everything. Maybe one day it will drive us to not just explore the stars, but live there! My first novella with Carina Press is Alien Revealed, a sci-fi erotic romance. In it my hero is just about to lead a team of pilots off world to protect a new colony of settles. While the story is about him, and not the settlers (okay, okay, maybe next time!) there is lots of technology in the book that we only dream about. DNA security scanners, internal computers, internal communication ports, space shuttles, space fighters, and hidden off planet bases are a few of the things that populate many sci-fi stories, including mine.
My heroine is from another world. Her people travel the stars as a way of life. Yet underneath she is much like the humans she’s come to spy upon. I guess that is, to take us back to where we started, what I am trying to say about ebooks. The story underneath is still the same – a good book. A hero, a heroine, a romance. Just the format changes.
A little about the book: Alien Revealed – Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.
Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…
I hope you will all join me at Carina Press where we are changing things!
“Stories of Darkly Seductive Fantasy and Sensual Romance”
To read more about Lilly check out her website at www.lillycain.com.
To purchase a copy of her book Alien Revealed or find out about other fantastic authors, check out www.carinapress.com.