Worlds Collide Press Kit
Series Name: Warriors of Risnar
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Publisher: Carina Publishing
Format: Novel * Genre: Science Fiction Romance * Length: 90,000 words
eBook ISBN: 9781488097171
Characters: Velia Farrah, Jape Ihucas, Arga, Retav
Engineer Velia Farrah always wanted to see an alien up close. Now that she’s assigned to study the top-secret portal linking Earth to other worlds, she’ll get her chance. But when a fierce, gold-skinned alien from Risnar leaps from the portal and whisks her back to his home planet, “up close” takes on a whole new meaning.
Believing Earthlings had killed his fellow warriors, Jape Bolep is determined to destroy Earth’s access to Risnar once and for all. Grabbing a curvy handful of a human wasn’t part of the plan, but he has no intention of letting her distract him from his need for vengeance—no matter how much he aches to make her his.
Both are ready to do battle over right and wrong and good and evil, and their combustible relationship burns hotter than the sun's surface. But distrust and treachery from all sides leave Velia and Jape in a fight against their own people to keep each other alive—and to ultimately save both Earth and Risnar from total destruction.
“We don’t live with our women. We have to be deemed worthy by the women to sire children. We are trained by women to satisfy them through highly ritualized procedures.”
It sounded as horrible as when Retav had described it. “No wonder you acted so shocked when I jumped you. Is it so mechanical for you?”
Jape considered. “Maybe not for everyone. The problem might be all mine. Maybe the women have wished for more too, but I never gave any of them a chance. I don’t know. We arrange for it, we do it, and we don’t talk about it.”
“I’m amazed you haven’t given up on sex.”
“I have this year, for the most part.”
Velia thought maybe the Risnarish had lost a great deal in separating their genders. Were such misunderstandings common? Had the females’ pursuit of serenity crippled them in a sense?
She didn’t voice any of that. Philosophical conversations were the last thing on her mind.
“How do I compare to what you’ve had with your women?”
“You have been perfect. The problem has been with me. What I need to share with you is what Risnarish women expect—respect. And more than that. To show I can be caring.”
Caring. Did he care? Was that what tied her stomach in delicious knots, that warmth more than mere arousal? “You make it sound more significant than physical pleasure.”
“Isn’t that what you were telling me you preferred? To express the act of oneness as the sacred thing it should be?” His low chuckle sounded self-deprecating. “I never saw it as such before. I still don’t, not when it comes to others.”
“They’re not you. I only want it with you.”
Meanwhile, he tugged her shorts down, along with her panties. When his arms would only reach so far, leaving the fabric hung up beneath her knees, Velia automatically started to bend her legs to help. Jape needed no assistance. As her clothing slipped down her calves, Velia glanced down.
Tails. I forgot he can grow tails.
One of the two slender appendages curled around the waistbands of her shorts and underwear and flicked them lazily across the room. Then it mirrored its twin by twining around her ankles.
The coils rubbed up and down her calves, squeezing the muscles as if giving her a massage. It might have been relaxing if not for Jape’s continued attentions to her breasts. He kissed and rubbed and sucked and licked, making her writhe as tingling heat flared. More than once, she stopped herself from gripping his shoulders or mane. Her body sang under his touch. Waves of excitement washed through her, throbbing in a sweet ache that made her both eager for more and desperate to escape before it drove her insane with longing.
As apologies went, Jape could have won clemency for murder.
An unintended abduction…
The astonishment in her expression was replaced by growing fear. No woman had ever looked at Jape with fright before. He was a bolep, an enforcer and warrior, charged with keeping others safe. Although he’d failed in that task spectacularly three months before, he still saw himself as the kind of man who defended the vulnerable. That this delicate creature thought he would consider harming her was a blow to his pride.
Why do you care if she fears you? Most Earthlings have proven themselves to be untrustworthy. She doesn’t know you. She’s projecting what she herself could be guilty of.
Still, he couldn’t cope with the failure of his mission and her cringing at the same time. The pod would take care of itself now that it was on its way to its destination, allowing Jape to ignore the vessel’s workings. He could focus on his unintended passenger.
He folded his arms over his chest and snorted at the Earthling. He spoke loud enough for the ship’s translator program to decipher for her. “I will not harm you. I will return you to your planet as soon as I can.”
She blinked to hear her language spoken in his deep, carrying voice. Her alarm edged down a notch, and she spoke in a husky alto that thrummed through Jape’s gut. “Why did you kidnap me in the first place?”
The golden flecks in her eyes were a match for the portal passage’s flickers in the windows. They flashed brighter as she spoke. Fires of her spirit, strong despite her uncertainty. Jape swallowed.
“You weren’t supposed to be there.”
Facts and Information About the Novel
* Worlds Collide is the third of the series ‘Warriors of Risnar’. The first book, Not of This World, was recently Amazon’s number one bestseller in Alien Contact Science Fiction and Science Fiction Romance.
* The hero Jape also appeared as a minor character in the first two Warriors of Risnar books, Not of This World and Worlds Apart.
* Risnarish names consist of three parts: the name they choose for themselves upon reaching a certain age, the name given to them by their guardian joined with the name of the village they are from, and their profession. Jape’s full name is Jape (Defender) Ihucas (Mighty from the village of Cas) Bolep (law enforcer).
* The villainous Monsuda are insectoid because Tracy can’t imagine anything yuckier than bugs. Their robotic drone creations are based on the ‘Grays’ reputed to visit Earth and abduct humans for experimentation. We see very little of either in this third installment, because the focus is on ‘the enemy within’, both among Earthlings and Risnarish.
* Risnar is a combination of an agricultural, technologically advanced, and spiritual society. The Monsudan society is that of a hive mind dependent on technology that strips natural resources from the planet with no regard to sustainability. This, plus the predations of the Monsuda on the Risnarish, is what puts the two races at odds
* Worlds Apart is Tracy’s 47th published book.
Q & A
Q: In the latest Risnar book Worlds Collide, how are things going?
A: It’s not so great for a couple of our characters. There’s an anti-Earthling movement starting in the village of Cas, the setting for the previous book, Worlds Apart. Proof that there are certain factions of Earth in league with the Monsuda have some of the Risnarish tense.
Q: Are there any familiar characters returning?
A: Jape, the head enforcer of Cas, is our hero this time. Also returning are Arga from the first book of the series Not of This World and the head of the Elders Council, Ehar. We see Salno and the Bonch Efno as well. And Snim is bringing his brew!
Q: Who’s the lucky lady playing the heroine?
A: An engineer contracted by the military, Velia Farrah. She’s a spitfire who gives Grumpy Stripes—her nickname for Jape—all he can handle.
Q: Is it love at first sight for Velia and Jape? Or a slow simmer?
A: Neither. They’re at odds with each other from the start, but with an attraction that makes things sizzle despite all their attempts to maintain mutual dislike. After a while, they begin to figure out they’ve got real enemies to deal with, and they have much more in common than they thought. Then the real fireworks explode.
Q: Any surprises we should know about?
A: I’m known probably best for a D/s vibe in my romances, with the female enjoying being dominated. This has quite a bit less of that direction, with the sexual play on a more equal footing. The hero and heroine switch back and forth as to who’s in charge in the bedroom. It’s a rather interesting situation, since Jape is pretty intense and used to being in control in most aspects of his life, and Velia’s history is filled with doing as she’s told. They’re learning it’s okay to go in the opposite directions of what they were taught.
Q: What else should we know about Velia and Jape?
A: They have to cope with having their faith in authority figures badly shaken and realizing sometimes those in power don’t deserve the automatic faith they’re given.
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