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The Segonian Character Interview
Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate the release of THE SEGONIAN, the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series. If you like sci-fi romance that features strong heroes and kick-ass heroines, boasts action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, are full of romance and passion, and will make you laugh out loud, then I think you’ll enjoy this one.
To help you get a feel for some of the characters you’ll encounter in the story, I thought I would borrow Sheldon (a character from my Immortal Guardians series) and have him interview Eliana and Dagon, the heroine and hero of THE SEGONIAN:
Eliana: You’ve been sitting there, staring at Dagon and saying nothing for like five minutes.
Sheldon: *blinks* Oh. Right. Sorry. Hi. I’m Sheldon.
Eliana: *laughs* You already said that when we opened comms with you.
Sheldon: *sheepish smile* Sorry. I’m just really jazzed about meeting another alien.
Eliana: *grins and bumps her shoulder against Dagon’s arm* I was, too.
Dagon: *smiles at her and winks*
Sheldon: I was also trying to figure out what’s so . . . well . . . ALIEN about you. I mean, aside from being born on a different planet and your coloring.
Eliana: Plenty. I just advised him not to share that with you.
Sheldon: *crestfallen* What? Why?
Eliana: Because I don’t want any dipwads on Earth finding out.
Dagon: *frowns* That word isn’t translating.
Sheldon: You have a translator?
Dagon: Embedded in my brain.
Eliana: It’s the coolest thing. It lets him understand hundreds of different languages spoken throughout the galaxy.
Sheldon: That’s awesome. Do you have one, too?
Eliana: *wrinkles her nose* No. My body rejected it.
Dagon: *nods* The peculiar symbiotic virus that makes her immortal apparently viewed it as shrapnel and expelled it.
Sheldon: That sucks.
Eliana: Yes, it does. So I have to learn new languages the usual way. Fortunately, I have preternatural speed on my side, so I’m pretty much fluent in both Segonian and Alliance Common now. *smiles up at Dagon* A dipwad is like a milder word for a grunark.
Sheldon: Do you have any special abilities that would make me envious, Dagon?
Dagon: *smiles* Well, there IS one that never ceases to delight Eliana.
Sheldon: *grimaces* You aren’t going to say sexual prowess, are you?
Dagon: *laughs* No, that wasn’t the ability I was thinking of.
Eliana: *whispers* But he has that in abundance, too.
Sheldon: *grins* I’ll take you word for it. So what’s the ability, Dagon?
Dagon: I’m afraid I can’t reveal it.
Sheldon: *disappointed* Really? I won’t tell anyone.
Eliana: I know. And I trust you, Sheldon. But if there’s even the slightest chance that someone from Earth might intercept this communication . . .
Dagon: Or someone NOT from Earth.
Eliana: *nods* We just can’t risk it. Especially since I would love to drag Dagon and The Guys to Earth for a visit sometime without having to worry about their safety. You know how ruthlessly Immortal Guardians have been hunted in the past by mercenaries who wanted to use our genes and the virus to create a race of supersoldiers.
Sheldon: True. And look what happened to Ami and Taelon when they came to Earth.
Eliana: Exactly. Thanks for understanding.
Sheldon: Who are The Guys?
Eliana: Dagon’s crew, especially his closest friends.
Sheldon: On board the RANASURA?
Eliana: Yes. They remind me a lot of my fellow Immortal Guardians back home. They are utterly fierce and totally kick ass in battle. But when they aren’t fighting, they love to laugh and tease.
Dagon: *smiles and wraps an arm around her* The same could be said about you.
Sheldon: So are you Segonian guys like Immortal Guardians, Dagon? Do you admire strong women?
Dagon: Absolutely. And Eliana is the strongest we’ve encountered. I believe she’s enraptured us all.
Eliana: *leans up and kisses his cheek* Sweet talker.
Sheldon: *narrows his eyes* Are you sure the RANASURA isn’t the outer space version of a cruise liner?
Eliana: *laughs* I’m sure. It’s a huge battleship that is chock full of soldiers.
Sheldon: I’m only asking because I’ve been hearing rumors that pertain to ass grabbing.
Eliana and Dagon: *laugh*
Sheldon: Eliana, you haven’t been running around, grabbing innocent aliens’ asses, have you?
Eliana: *jerks a thumb in Dagon’s direction* Just this guy’s.
Dagon: *grins* And she’s welcome to grab it anytime she wants.
[The door to the study opens a crack and Tracy peeks in.]
Tracy: *hisses* Sheldon!
Sheldon: *jumps guiltily* What?
Tracy: *quickly enters and closes the door* Are you doing what I think you’re doing?
Sheldon: I’m not looking at porn. I swear!
Tracy: *joins him and looks at the screen* You ARE!
Sheldon: No, I’m not. I’m just talking to Eliana and Dagon.
Dagon: *murmurs* What’s porn?
Eliana: I’ll tell you later.
Tracy: That’s what I thought you were doing! Are you crazy? Seth made it very clear that this tech is ONLY supposed to be used for essential communication with members of the Aldebarian Alliance.
Sheldon: Isn’t satisfying my curiosity an essential communication?
Tracy: Hell no.
Dagon and Eliana: *laugh*
Eliana: *waves* Hi, Tracy.
Tracy: Hi, Eliana. *looks at Dagon and stares* Oh wow. Aliens are hot. I can totally see why you fell for one.
Sheldon: *grumbles* I’m sitting right here, you know.
Eliana: *smiles up at Dagon* Sheldon and Tracy are a couple.
Dagon: *frowns* A couple of what?
Tracy: *laughs* That’s the operative question when it comes to Sheldon.
Sheldon: Oh ha ha ha.
Tracy: Did Sheldon contact you, Eliana, or did you contact him?
Eliana: He contacted us.
Eliana: *grins unrepentantly*
Tracy: *crosses her arms and frowns at Sheldon* You know Seth is going to kick your ass if he catches you in here again.
Sheldon: What’s the point of having this fancy alien tech if we aren’t going to use it?
Tracy: *shakes her head* What am I going to do with you?
Sheldon: *perks up* Actually I can think of a number of things I’d like to do with you.
Eliana: Do they include ass grabbing?
Sheldon: Hell yes.
Eliana and Dagon: *laugh*
Tracy: Let me get this guy out of here before Seth catches him.
Eliana: Okay. See you later.
Sheldon and Tracy: Bye.
[The two slip out of the study.]
Dagon: *smiles* I like your friends.
Eliana: I like yours, too. *leans up to kiss him as he ends communication*
I hope you’ll enjoy THE SEGONIAN!
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