New Release: Celeste and the Alien Bartender

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Title: Celeste and the Alien Bartender
Series: Intergalactic Brides #8

Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre/Themes: Sci-fi Erotic Romance/First Contact
Length: 100 pages

A desperate mother. A determined alien. And a romance neither expected.

Zanar has made himself a home on Earth, where he owns Stardust Bar, popular with both aliens and humans. There’s only one thing missing from Zanar’s life. Despite his best efforts to impress the human females he meets, he’s still without a mate. At the age of twenty-six, it isn’t imperative for him to pair off and start a family just yet, but he’s lonely and ready to settle down. The last thing he expects is for Celeste to come into his life and turn it upside down.

After having been abducted by an alien race five years ago, Celeste is back on Earth. She’s spent those years as a slave on the planet Vaaden, where she had a precious daughter with her owner, Pynder. But when Pynder dies suddenly, his parents swoop in and snatch Sophie from Celeste’s arms before banishing her from their world. Celeste will do anything to get her daughter back, but falling in love with a bartender — or anyone else — was never part of the plan.

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EXCERPT

Celeste paced the small confines of her quarters with her nearly six-month-old daughter, Sophie, clutched in her arms. The cool blue tones of the walls did nothing to ease her anxiety. Pynder, the Vaaden warrior who owned her, had claimed he would return soon with food and some new clothes for the baby. That had been hours ago, and still there was no sign of him. It wasn’t like Pynder to break his word.

Sophie grew restless, and Celeste knew the only way to calm her would be to put her in the sink and let her splash and play for a few minutes.

Undressing the little girl, she turned on the sink in the kitchen and allowed Sophie to splash to her heart’s content. Both Celeste and the counters were completely soaked by the time she dried Sophie off and put a fresh diaper and outfit on her. She was still adjusting to the diapers they had on Vaaden, but thankfully she didn’t have to wash them. All of her laundry was done elsewhere, and then Pynder brought it back to her. She assumed it went to the cleaners, or whatever the alien equivalent was to that.

She heard the door whoosh open and hurried to greet Pynder, a smile on her face. Except it wasn’t Pynder. Unease skittered down her spine. No one had ever come to her quarters except Pynder. He’d once told her that only he had access to the suite, but the couple standing in the doorway proved otherwise, even if the male did look like an older version of her owner. Were these Pynder’s parents? And if so, why were they in the slave quarters with such pinched expressions?

She’d been with Pynder for three years, and not once had his family come to visit. Something was very wrong, and the unease in her gut intensified until nausea welled up inside of her.

The woman came closer and snatched Sophie out of Celeste’s arms. “I’ll take the child. You take care of this… female.”

Celeste’s mouth dropped open, and she reached for her baby, but the male intercepted her. His hands closed on her arms like a vise and he squeezed as he hustled her through the door and down the corridor.

“Let me go!” Celeste yelled, struggling to break free and return to her child, her feet kicking out at anything she could reach. “I want my baby!”

“The child is Pynder’s, which makes her our granddaughter. She’ll be taken care of and raised properly.”

Her heart thudded in her chest. What did he mean she would be raised properly? Wasn’t Celeste going to raise her? What were they doing with her baby, and where was Pynder’s father taking her?

“Where’s Pynder? I want to see Pynder.” Fear clawed at her as they exited the slave quarters and the triple suns beat down. Celeste closed her eyes as the ground burned her bare feet.

“Pynder is gone.”

“Gone?” She struggled some more. She didn’t understand why Pynder would have left her behind. He might not love her, but he doted on Sophie and he would never abandon his daughter.

“Pynder was killed this afternoon in a fight. A warrior who has been at odds with Pynder since childhood challenged him for you and Pynder refused to give you up. They fought, and Pynder lost his life.” The man sneered. “If he hadn’t tried to hold onto you, he would still be alive.”

Her knees went out, and she would have collapsed onto the walkway if the male hadn’t been holding her up. She still didn’t know why Pynder’s mother had left with Sophie, or where his father was taking her now. Why were they being separated? Just because Pynder was gone didn’t mean she gave up her rights to Sophie, did it? There was still a lot she didn’t know about Vaaden.

“My wife wants to hold onto Pynder in any way that she can, and that means raising Sophie as her own. Unfortunately, you’re in the way, Celeste. I know Pynder cared for you, which is why I’m not subjecting you to the harems.”

Oh God. “A new owner?” she asked, barely recognizing her voice. She’d been with Pynder for three years and couldn’t stomach the thought of another warrior owning the right to use her body whenever he wished.

“No. I think it’s best if you leave Vaaden for good. We’re sending you back to Earth. There happens to be a shuttle leaving within the hour, and you will be on it. The Zelthranites have set up stations around Earth, and I’ve made arrangements for you to be transported to some place called Kentucky. You’ll have to speak to someone there about a room and clothes. I’m sure they’ll be only too happy to help, especially if you offer to use the tricks my son taught you to pay for any services.”

The blood in her veins froze at his words. Once, she would have loved returning to Earth, but without Sophie? She had no doubt that her precious baby’s grandparents were going to take good care of her, but Celeste wanted to hold her at night, watch her grow up, and help raise her. It wasn’t fair that her baby had been ripped from her arms and now she was being sent to another world, unable to even see Sophie from a distance. Yes, as a slave she had no rights, but what about her baby’s rights? Didn’t Sophie have the right to stay with her mother?

They neared the transport station, a place Celeste had only seen once when she’d arrived on Vaaden. At the time, she’d been terrified and wondered what would happen to her on the new world. It hadn’t taken long for someone to explain that she was going to be a sex slave, and it had turned her stomach. Then Pynder had entered the holding cell where she’d been kept until she could be claimed. He’d been distant and a little cold, at first, but his cerulean eyes had captured her, and it hadn’t taken long for her to admit that maybe she could come to care for him. His hard layers had softened over the years, and he’d become a friend at the very least.

And she had to admit that the sex between them had been explosive.

She’d had two miscarriages during their time together, but finally a pregnancy had taken. Pynder had explained that it was common practice for a warrior to have his slave get an abortion, but for some reason, he’d wanted a child with her. They’d tried often, and when Sophie was born, it was the happiest she’d ever seen Pynder. Her own heart had filled with love for the small bundle, and they’d begun acting more like a family than a slave and owner, despite the fact she remained in the slave quarters.

The shuttle gleamed in the sunlight, and she still struggled to break free. When Pynder’s father climbed the steps, dragging her along, she renewed her fight, wanting to stay on Vaaden and be near her child, whatever the cost. He wrestled her into a seat and then she felt a sharp prick in her neck. Celeste cried out and grabbed at the area as an iciness spread through her veins and her body became sluggish.

“You’ve been sedated,” Pynder’s father said. “It will wear off, but by then, you’ll be in a sleep stasis until you reach Earth’s atmosphere. Pynder spoke of you often, and I’m sorry things had to happen this way. His daughter meant everything to him, and we will treat her accordingly. Be assured, she’ll want for nothing, and will be given every opportunity a Vaaden female has, despite the fact she’s half-human.”

His words eased her worry for Sophie, but only marginally. It didn’t change the fact she was never going to see her daughter again, something that was completely unacceptable. Celeste vowed that no matter what it took, however long she had to fight, she would get Sophie back.

Her body refused to respond, and only her eyes would move. She watched as Pynder’s father left the shuttle and the doors slid shut. The shuttle rumbled around her, the seat vibrating, as they prepared for take-off. As the shuttle rose into the air, the hiss of the sleep aid filled the compartment, and within moments, everything went black.

When next she woke, she could see Earth outside her window and knew that her daughter was out of her reach, perhaps forever. Her heart was heavy and sobs racked her body as she wept for the child she loved more than anything. She didn’t know what was to become of her, and she worried that Sophie would forget her if she hadn’t already. At only six months old, how likely was it that she would remember the woman who had given her birth?

Celeste tried to wipe away her tears as they entered Earth’s atmosphere and the shuttle rocked around her. As much as her heart ached, and as much as she wanted nothing more than to sob until all her tears dried up, she knew that it wouldn’t get her anywhere. She had to be brave now, and resourceful. Earth had once been her home, but it had been years since she’d been there. For all she knew, her family was gone or wouldn’t want her anymore. Especially after they heard what had happened to her.

First, she needed to speak with the Zelthranites at the station on Earth, and see if anyone could help her. She didn’t know if they would want to confront the Vaadens or not, and she still had no idea where she would sleep for the night, or what she would wear. The slave garment barely covered her slight form and was diaphanous. Definitely not something she would have chosen to wear, around strangers or otherwise.

The shuttle had a bone-jarring landing, and Celeste’s heart began to race. She didn’t know what to expect when the shuttle doors opened, and she had no idea how much Earth might have changed. If there were alien stations around the world, then that told her things were definitely not as she’d left them. Aliens had been whispered about when she’d last been on Earth nearly five years ago, but there hadn’t been any definite sightings, no confirmation that life existed outside of her world. But after being taken first by pirates, then sold to the Vaadens, she knew that most of the missing women on Earth had been abducted, which explained why their bodies were never found.

The doors opened, and her jaw dropped when a lavender-skinned alien stepped on board. His midnight colored hair hung halfway down his back, and his eyes were the striking color of pansies. He gave her an easy smile as he approached. Whoever he was, his height and build were rather impressive. The leather of his vest and pants creaked as he knelt in front of her.

“My name is Thrace,” he said. “Welcome back to Earth.”

Cover Reveal: Celeste and the Alien Bartender

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Series: Intergalactic Brides #8
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 20th
Publisher: Changeling Press

Zanar has made himself a home on Earth, where he owns Stardust Bar, popular with both aliens and humans. There’s only one thing missing from Zanar ‘s life. Despite his best efforts to impress the human females he meets, he’s still without a mate. At the age of twenty-six, it isn’t dire for him to pair off and start a family just yet, but he’s lonely and ready to settle down. The last thing he expects is for Celeste to come into his life and turn it upside down.

Celeste is back on Earth, after having been abducted by an alien race five years ago. She’s spent those years as a slave on the planet Vaaden, where she had a precious daughter with her owner, Pynder. But when Pynder dies suddenly, his parents swoop in and snatch Sophie from Celeste’s arms before banishing her from their world. Celeste will do anything to get her daughter back, but falling in love with a bartender — or anyone else — was never part of the plan.

New Year New Reads — #NewBooks4Me

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I have three books marked down to $0.99 for this event! The first two are erotic romances for ages 18+, but the third is a Young Adult romance. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

 

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Genre: Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
Publisher: Changeling Press

Brielle has waited faithfully for her fiancé to return from Terran Prime, only to discover she’s been engaged to a lying, cheating bastard who tosses her out on her rear the moment he’s back on Earth.

Not one to go down without a fight, Brielle will do anything to ensure her survival — even sign up for a bride exchange on another world.

Syl has lived his life in his lab, always preoccupied with his experiments. But the moment he sees Brielle, he realizes that perhaps his life has been missing something after all.

Wanting and having are two different things. What would an exotic looking female like Brielle want with an alien geek like him?

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Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance (BBW)
Publisher: JCS Books

Overweight and dateless, Sienna Blake has had a crush on Logan Drake for the longest time—the man of her dreams!

Tired of the skinny, non-eating dates he takes to his various gigs, Logan is ready for someone more in personality and taste. When Fate throws Sienna into his path, he’s more than willing to try a new approach.

The sparks begin to fly and one naughty thought leads to another. Will the ember of passion burn bright enough to cause a flame, or will their quick fix fizzle out?

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Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: JCS Books

One touch. One look from Morgan’s hypnotic eyes and Skye can’t deny the magnetic pull.

High school senior, Morgan Raines was used to change, whether it was transferring to a new school or shifting into a were-jaguar under the full moon. Starting over didn’t bother him, but finding his mate pinned to her locker by her loser ex-boyfriend does.

Will turning furry during the full moon send her running scared or into his arms?

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$0.99 Sale! BRIELLE AND THE ALIEN GEEK #scifi #eroticromance

As the holidays approach, I know stress levels run high and people are frantically finishing their holiday shopping, wrapping, and preparing for family get-togethers. What better way to treat yourself than to take a break and read a book?

For a limited time, Brielle and the Alien Geek is marked down to $0.99. That’s 80% off the regular cost! It’s book one in the Intergalactic Brides series, and can be read as a stand alone. I hope you’ll give it a go. 🙂 When you’ve finished reading, I’d love to hear what you thought about it, either in a review or an email (jessicacoultersmith@yahoo.com)!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Brielle has waited faithfully for her fiancé to return from Terran Prime, only to discover she’s been engaged to a lying, cheating bastard who tosses her out on her rear the moment he’s back on Earth.

Not one to go down without a fight, Brielle will do anything to ensure her survival — even sign up for a bride exchange on another world.

Syl has lived his life in his lab, always preoccupied with his experiments. But the moment he sees Brielle, he realizes that perhaps his life has been missing something after all.

Wanting and having are two different things. What would an exotic looking female like Brielle want with an alien geek like him?

EXCERPT

Syl was more than a little aware of the woman who had moved in downstairs. He’d watched from his wall of windows as she entered the building, a trail of Terrans following in her wake, all anxious to get a look at their potential mate. If he hadn’t been so busy, he might have joined their ranks. It wasn’t that there weren’t females on Terran; there just weren’t any available females on Terran. Big difference.

He looked around his pristine lab and wondered when his work had become his life. For two years now, they had accepted mates from other worlds, predominantly Earth, but not once had he ever contemplated claiming a mate for himself. His work kept him busy and had, up to this point, kept him happy. But now he wondered if maybe there was something missing in his life.

It wasn’t uncommon for him to take a trip off world every six months to visit the floating brothel nearby. He knew the women were clean, had insisted on them being tested regularly the first time he’d visited, threatened to bring it before the intergalactic council as a health hazard, but there was something lacking from the encounters. Yes, he was able to relieve some stress, but it was so… clinical. There was no passion involved; the women merely did their jobs, jobs they hadn’t asked for to begin with. His conscience always pricked, knowing he was sleeping with a woman who had been forced into that lifestyle.

What would it be like to sleep with a woman because she wanted him? What would it be like to be wanted? No one wanted him, never had. Even his own mother hadn’t known what to do with him when he was a child, always more interested in what went on in the labs than in the training fields. He came from a long line of proud warriors, and while Syl knew how to use a sword and various other weapons, it wasn’t the life choice for him. He preferred beakers of solutions, test tubes filled with green goo, or assisting the weapons designer with new projects. He worked on everything from inoculations to laser weapons. There was never a dull moment.

And yet it wasn’t fulfilling enough. Not anymore. He wanted something else in life, something he’d never thought to dream of before. Syl wanted a family, a mate to call his own and children who would either take after their beautiful mother or their brilliant father. He’d watched from his windows as families had gone on outings to the local park areas or the swimming pool, watched his friends pair off one at a time. When would it be his turn?

The new Earth woman was beautiful, from what he remembered. There had been a brief video that had played for all of Terran, a shot of her punching her ex-fiancé after she had discovered he’d cheated on her. In Syl’s opinion, she should have done much worse to the male. He obviously hadn’t been worthy of her, and to his way of thinking, she was much better off without him. He didn’t understand what had prompted her to become a bride and move to Terran, and he wouldn’t question her if they met face-to face. If she wanted to share the story, she would in her own good time, he was certain.

“What do I know of females?” he muttered as he mixed two solutions. “My own mother didn’t want me. Why would a mate?”

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Book 1: Brielle and the Alien Geek

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Book 2: Victoria and the Alien Doctor

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Book 3: Avelyn and the Alien Daddy

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Book 4: Charlotte and the Alien Ambassador

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Book 5: Hazel and the Alien Biker

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Book 6: Jacie the Alien Bodyguard

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Book 7: Caitlyn and the Alien Protector

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Book 8, Celeste and the Alien Bartender, will release in February 2017!

Vaaden Captives is Now Available!

 

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Captured on Earth, Sorcha, Enid and Susan are taken to a planet in another galaxy for the sole purpose of pleasing the Vaaden warriors. The women are unsure of their future and fearful of what’s to come. Slaves, bound to owners who crave them for the pleasure they can bring, the women despair of ever finding happiness again. But then the unthinkable happens. Sorcha falls for her owner’s brother; Enid, despite her fears, falls for the man who claims her; Susan finds herself drawn to two men, but in the end, only one will claim her heart.

Three women. Three destinies. Will the Fates bring them love, despite their circumstances?

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EXCERPT

I started to get out of the bed, but remembered I didn’t have clothes on. A furious blush stole across my cheeks and I turned my head away.

Thale chuckled. “You don’t have to hide from Valen.”

Reaching for the covers, he pulled them back and brought me to my feet. As if displaying a naked woman in his house was an everyday occurrence, he proceeded to make the introductions. “Valen, this is the slave woman I picked up today.” He frowned at me. “What’s your name?”

I nearly strangled on a laugh. The man had slept with me, taken my virginity, yet he had no idea who I was. It was priceless. “Sorcha.”

He nodded. “Valen, this is Sorcha.”

Valen’s cool gaze raked over me before returning to his brother. “A slave? Was that really necessary?”

“As if my wife would be enough to take care of my needs,” he snorted.

Wait a minute. Wife? My eyes grew huge. It hadn’t crossed my mind that my owner would be married. It made me feel wretched, knowing I had slept with another woman’s spouse. I knew things were different here, but it was difficult to absorb.

Valen’s gaze returned to me, thoughtful. “You didn’t tell her you were married, did you?”

Thale shrugged. “What does it matter?”

Valen nodded toward me. “She seems surprised and not the least bit happy about it.”

Thale looked at me with a frown. He studied me a moment, then turned back to his brother. “Why should I care if she’s happy about my wife? She’s a slave.”

Valen sighed and stepped closer, his finger stroking gently down my cheek. “It seems my brother still sees women as property.” He gave me an apologetic smile.

Thale gave a bark of laughter. “She is property, you idiot. She’s a slave.”

“She’s a woman,” Valen argued.

I shivered, both from the cold and the thought of these two arguing over me. No good would come of it, of that, I was certain. But how would I stop them? Thale was correct. Whether I liked it or not, I was his property. No amount of screaming or fighting him would change that. I had no rights, and no reason to be upset about his marriage. It didn’t stop me from feeling that way, but I couldn’t very well voice my opinion.

Valen noticed my chilled skin and pulled the blanket from the bed. Draping it around me, he gave me a kind, understanding look.

Thale watched us closely before narrowing his eyes at his brother. “Don’t you have somewhere to be right about now? Aren’t you paying court to Maia?”

Valen grimaced. “Only at your urging. Honestly, I can’t stand the woman.”

“You know you need to marry soon.”

“Yes, but I will choose my own wife. I’ll go have dinner with her and her family tonight, but it will be the last time.”

“I don’t understand you, Valen. Maia is beautiful and would be a wonderful wife and mother to your children.”

“I want something more. I don’t expect you to understand, how could you? Your wife is the ice princess Staisha, both feared and loved throughout Vaaden.”

“My wife may be a bit cool to most, but at least she’s a proper wife.”

“So when is your proper wife going to make me an uncle? You won’t have legitimate children by bedding your slave.”

Thale cursed at him before grabbing his arm and dragging him to the door. “I’ll thank you to mind your own damn business.”

Valen grinned at me and gave me a half bow. “It was delightful to meet you, Sorcha. Perhaps we’ll meet again soon.”

 

Vaaden Captives (Collection)

by Jessica Coulter Smith

Cover art: Bryan Keller

BIN: 06794-02187
Genre(s): FuturisticScience FictionErotic Romance
Series: Vaaden Captives (#4)
Length: Collection
Page Count: 178