What countdown? I have a few! End of my youngest daughters final school holidays... End of youngest daughters school days. Till the release of Tangled Webs in Sex, Love & Aliens or until I leave for the USA (and have my darling husband to myself for nearly 11 weeks!!!!)
I'm sitting at my computer in very very warm Queensland - and it makes me think of Gangajang and "Sounds of Then"
How would my characters, Gia and Cedun cope? I'm sure they'd have some space age contraption for keeping the room cool... Or maybe in 2021 there's still air conditioners!
But seriously, I'm looking over the back yard and into a paddock and already the grass is brown and through the palms in our backyards are swaying gently under the breeze, it's a hot wind that ushers across the landscape. (Think of a fan forced oven with blasting hot air!) We have months of that ahead.
Mind you, I'm pretty lucky, as this year I'm going to miss most of Summer as my husband and daughters and I will be trekking through the USA for 9 weeks. I can't wait...
Anyway, I thought it might be nice to give you an insight into my life once a week for the next month... Maybe share some music that I associate with where I live and a snippet of Tangled Webs. Not bad, huh?
Okay here's the image and blurb, followed by the excerpt! I hope it intrigues you :)
When the situation with her ex turns nasty, Cedun finally has a chance to set things straight between himself and Gia, but nothing is as simple as it seems. Cedun must protect Gia and sort out an impossible love-life tangle before it’s too late.
Content Warning: this title contains sexy aliens and feisty heroines, together with enough action—of every kind—to keep readers on the edge of their seats
Nothing had been the same since the Ba’Tua had made contact with Earth. Now hospitals had shut down. The advanced healing techniques had been made available to all with tremendous success, putting traditional medical attendants out of work. Of course, the same was the case for many industrial outlets too. Including her place of work.
“So much has changed in the last three years.” Her voice echoed in the empty kitchen as she gazed blindly out the window.
Earth now had several trading partners off-planet and long-term issues, such as global warming, had been eliminated with the help of the Ba’Tua.
But there was a catch. The Ba’Tua needed to learn to break free of the restraints they’d learned as younglings—so they could procreate and learn to live as one society. So groups were sent to settle on Earth. To learn to be free.
The Ba’Tua had been technologically advanced but hideously repressed, with a look-but- don’t-touch attitude to life. The generation of ‘Ti’—the ones who’d made first contact—could barely handle being close to one another. They might be technologically advanced but their social skills, for the most part, were sadly lacking. Especially those who’d just arrived.
She snickered. “Must make sex a difficult prospect.” Not that the Ba’Tua discussed that either.
Of course, Earth wasn’t the only planet they’d been working with, but to date, it seemed to have been the most successful species they’d encountered in terms of helping them overcome their issues. Just this morning, she’d seen several younglings, as the children were known, on the train, laughing and flirting with a group of girls.
For a moment a smile curved her lips. Shame the men are so damned sexy. The women weren’t hard on the eyes either, Gia conceded.
Turning away from her position, Gia caught sight of movement from the corner of her eye. This time she looked out the window and in her garden was a Ba’Tua male.
“Holy hell, what’s he doing here?”
**I think I'll leave it there and the next snippet... well, lets see if we can't whet your appetite. To find out more, click on the image link and travel direct to the Beachwalk Press website!