Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome Spotlight Author, Melisse Aires!!!

I hope everyone has recovered from the festivities of Easter Weekend! 
We had a blast here on Sealed with a Kiss and my three winners, Kaylyn, Crissy and Kristina have all been notified and are enjoying their prizes!!
Thanks so much to everyone for participating in the Easter Blog Hop. 
The next one is just around the corner for the Fourth of July!!! So keep an eye out for that. 
Today, we are back to business and up to something good... really good. 
Please help me welcome author, Melisse Aires!! Sit back, grab a cool drink and let's get this show on the road!!
They're all yours Melisse!!!

 I'm thrilled to announce the release of Refugees On Urloon!
It can be purchased at these e-tailers:
Fictionwise ARe*  Some tags for this romance:
*Older couple
*Friends to Lover
*A spaceship captain and a supply clerk
*Exotic Waterworld 


Two weary refugees, two moons and a life-changing fertility festival. Watch out for a whole lot of sensuality. Under normal circumstances, Svana, non-military maintenance crew, and Captain Liam Ringel, a highly respected military instructor, would never have crossed paths. A sudden anomaly, however, thrusts them into deep space where they are rescued by the inhabitants of an exotic and isolated waterworld, Urloon. 
With no rescue forthcoming, the refugees can choose between adapting to the sea or farming the land. Svana is saddened when her budding friendship with Liam changes due to their different choices. However, when they are invited to an alien fertility festival, the Moonfest, they are given the opportunity to create a memory that will impact and intertwine both their futures. 
WARNING: Alien fertility festival, aurora lights, dancing alien beasts, body paints and hot pheromones. M/F Sensual.


“We are lost?” Lost in deep space. A death sentence.
“Think so. We’ll know more when the computers come back online.”
The news was not good and did not get better after the computers came back on. They were deep in uncharted space, and there was no way to know if the jumpstream that had dumped them here would return them to Confederated system space. Though they tried around the clock, they were unable to communicate with anyone. Their small damaged ship was truly alone. They had enough supplies to last for perhaps sixty days. After that, the ship’s fuel would be gone, and they would die in deep space.
Captain Ringel wouldn’t let them give up. They continued with repairs and communication but the mood was quiet, with bursts of anger.
The crew was so young. Svana mourned for their lost futures, and for her own daughter, so far away, whom she would never see again. Many nights, Svana held a weeping young one in her arms, giving what comfort she could.
Going about rote chores in her supply room, Svana heard a shout from her open com. She climbed the ladder as fast as she could. The entire bridge was in a shouting, laughing uproar.
Their distress signal had reached someone. Captain Ringel was talking to the contact in the small conference room. Svana waited with the crew for him to come out, hoping for good news, for a future.
“Urloon. It reached a planet called Urloon,” Lu, one of the junior engineers, said.
“Isn’t that a First World Planet? I remember learning something about Urloon in first school,” another crew member said.
A com tech’s finger glided over the com board. “Yes. Urloon. Settled by first wave Terran settlers but was left isolated for centuries while Terra fought the Terran Civil War. Water… Wow! Water-adapted humans live in domes in the warm seas. They adapted themselves at the DNA level to bare young already adapted to the sea.”
Captain Ringel came back onto the crowded bridge and his smile was blinding. “Urloon, a former Terran colony out on the Rim, is sending a rescue ship. They will be here within twelve days.”
There were twenty days left of life support. The crew erupted into joyous shouts, leaping and laughing so the floor shook. In the tumult Captain Ringel’s gaze caught her own. He nodded slightly, and Svana knew it was an acknowledgment of the work they had done together.

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  1. It's nice to meet a new author and read a new blurb and excerpt and wow, this book sounds really intriguing! I will have to look into this book :P You had me hooked with the warning xD I love the cover too.
    Nice to virtually meet you :D
    Great Blog Robin :)

  2. LOL! Great intro and excerpt! Looking forward to reading more of Svana and Liam's story, Melisse!

  3. Nice meeting you! Why don't you leave your email addys and I'll enter you into my drawing!

    I am so in love with this cover...I might make mugs.

  4. I think they would make amazing mugs! I would definitelty have one :P
    My email address is: :)

  5. What a fun idea, Melisse!

    I'm at f dot chen at comcast dot net