Hi Pauline, thanks for having me on your blog. Why did I write Unforgettable Lover? Well, I’m fascinated with forgotten cultures and ancient alien myths. There are many archaic structures throughout the globe that align with the stars and the sun on the summer solstice. The most famous is Stonehenge in Great Britain, but also the pyramid at Tikal in Guatemala, and the Osirieon temple in Egypt. How did these ancient civilizations have the technology and knowledge to create these structures to align so perfectly with the sun and the stars? Perhaps we were visited in the past by aliens? Certainly, food for thought.
Mankind has always had a fascination with the moon. Rumors and myths abound about odd behavior happening during the full moon including births, deaths, and random acts of craziness. Just think what could ensue when a full moon takes place during a summer solstice. Occurring approximately every 30 years, this phenomenon happens this year on June 20th, 2016.
While thinking about my story world, I had to wonder. How would this affect my alien characters that are here from the planet Lemuria to battle over Earth’s water? The answer—the power of the full moon on a summer solstice brings out their beasts along with an uncontrollable urge to mate. The Betram ritual was created to provide an outlet for all this…ahem…sexual energy.
Unforgettable Lover is about two young Stiyaha who succumb to the force created by the full moon on the summer solstice and partake in the Betram ritual. Hiding behind masks they conceal their identities, but neither can forget their night of passion.
Unforgettable Lover is a prequel novella in the Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony series.
About Unforgettable Lover:
The Betram ritual, when the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, is a sexual rite—and a requirement—for all unbonded Stiyaha of age. The irresistible urge to mate drives their inner beasts. Some succumb and transform, while others hide behind masks. None can escape the compelling need.
For Leonna, Betram offers one night of freedom from a destiny she doesn’t want. Eager to participate, she’s drawn to a formidable male whose tenderness burrows into her soul. Despite discovering she’s below his status, she is caught up in their passionate frenzy, and loses her heart to a male she can never have.
Though reluctant, as an unbonded male, Prince Nicholai must participate in the Betram ritual. Because he fears harming anyone he gets close to, he dons his mask and vows to stay in human form. What he doesn’t expect is the intensity of his hunger for a certain honeyed female hidden behind a disguise. As much as he longs to forget her, he can’t, for she’s unforgettable.
After finishing a rewarding career in finance and accounting, it was time for Rosalie Redd to put away the spreadsheets and take out the word processor. She writes Fantasy/Science Fiction Romance inspired by classics from the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres layered with a good, hot dose of romance.
She lives in Oregon, where rain is just another excuse to keep writing. When not at her computer, you can find her at Jazzercise, waterfall collecting in the Pacific Northwest, or relaxing with her husband and their pesky cat, Snookums.
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I’d like to thank, Rosalie for stopping by to share the story behind the story and wow, what a story! I guess we need to lock it down for June 20th. Or not? What are you planning to do on that day? Please, do share!
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