LM Brown, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Zak from the book, My Boyfriend’s an Alien.
Genre: SciFi
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover artist: Emmy and Angelique of Totally Bound
Length: 227 pages
Heat rating: Sizzling
Tagline: Can an alien find love with a human being?
Blurb: Zak, an alien from the planet Trimmeron, is a member of
a race of beings who transform into other species during their years of puberty.
It’s customary for the youngsters to be fostered to the worlds native to their new
forms, to study and learn about the races who will play an important part in their
When Zak turns into a human it comes as a surprise to everyone,
for only one other before him has ever done so. Nevertheless he is sent to Earth,
a world he views as primitive and barbaric. He arrives with a chip on his shoulder
and attitude to spare. He does not believe anyone on Earth can have anything to
teach him.
When Zak meets college student Sam he soon discovers he has a
lot to learn, not only about humans, but also about himself.
Trapped on an unfamiliar world and in a strange body that seems
to have a mind of its own, Zak has no idea what is happening to him, only that Sam
seems to be the key to the strange afflictions he is suffering from.
But can an alien find love with a human being?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Sam, age 19, college student
Zak, age 19 (in Earth years), college student

Interview with Zak

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Zakrynious, though here on Earth I go by the name
Zak Johnson. I’m what you humans would call an alien, although I don’t look it.
Actually, in my regular form I look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. I have
blue fur all over me and a tail like a monkey for balance. My people are like chameleons
and all through puberty we change into other creatures. Right now I’m a human, which
came as a shock to pretty much everyone, me included. It’s customary for us to be
fostered to the worlds where our new forms are native and so here I am on Earth.
I got sent here to stay with Darren, the only other person from Trimmeron to turn
human. Lucky for me he decided to stay here on Earth so I could be fostered into
his care while I’m learning all about what it means to be human.
Tell us about Sam.
Unlike me, Sam is a regular human being. He’s smart and has such
great inner strength it amazes me. He goes to the local college where Darren has
enrolled me too. He talks about how he’d like to have gone to university like his
friends, but he doesn’t let it get him down too much. I get the feeling there’s
something else going on that he hasn’t told me. Sometimes I think Sam’s best friend,
Lucy, is about to let something slip to me about what he’s hiding, but each time
she starts to say something Sam gives her a look, or a swift kick, to stop her from
saying too much. I hope one day Sam will tell me what it is he’s hiding. In the
meantime, it just makes him more mysterious.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My ability to adapt. I’ve taken a number of different forms over
the years of my puberty and mostly I find it easy to adapt to the new climate, body
and customs of different worlds. At least I did until I came to Earth. This place
is nothing like anywhere I’ve ever been before and certain parts of my human body
seems to have a mind of their own. I hope I can manage to figure this out before
my time here on Earth is up.
What was it like where you grew up?
Trimmeron is another world, literally. There’s no pollution on
my world and no disease either. No one goes hungry and the last war took place so
long ago even the oldest of my people can’t remember it, and since we can live to
be 10,000 years old, that’s a very long time we’ve been at peace. Trimmeron is very
advanced compared to Earth, but things aren’t necessarily better. My people aren’t
big on showing emotions. Our genetic makeup doesn’t really allow for strong feelings.
We’re born in laboratories to parents who are paired up because their genes are
likely to produce healthy and smart children. I grew up in my father’s household
at the base of a mountain range with lots of siblings and half siblings. It was
always busy with lots happening. I guess compared to how Sam grew up, with two parents
who raised him together and doted on him, it seems pretty lonely, although it didn’t
seem like it at the time.
What do you wish was different about your life?
The only thing I wish were different about my life is having
my biological parents take a more active part in it. I didn’t realise until I came
to live with Darren and Eleanor how much I had missed out on having real parents
looking out for me. It’s not like my natural parents didn’t love me, or I them,
but I’m finally starting to realise that there’s more to being a parent than simply
donating your DNA.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I would like to show Sam the universe, all the worlds I have
been to and all those I have yet to visit. There’s so much out there to see, so
much to learn, and Sam has such a thirst for knowledge I’m sure he would love it.
As soon as my period of fostering is over I intend to take Sam to Trimmeron with
me. Of course, I’ll have to tell him I’m an alien first and even though he’s a total
astronomy geek, he’s not likely to believe me just like that. Like I said, Sam is
really smart and it’ll take something huge to convince him I’m telling the truth.
Lucky for me our spaceships are enormous.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
My mother’s home in the mountains.
She’s a healer who lives near the Sacred Pool, which is where my people go to join
their life forces together. It’s a dangerous thing to do so she lives nearby just
in case she is needed in a hurry. Her home is high up in the trees and even though
her house is just as crowded as my father’s it’s out of the way of the rest of the
community. There are lots of mountain streams, hidden glens and quiet spots around
the area and I loved exploring them when I was growing up. The only thing even more
perfect than the mountains would be being there with Sam. The mountains were my
refuge as a child, but I think maybe Sam will be my refuge as an adult.

About the Author

LM Brown lives in England, in a quaint little village
that time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait a minute—that’s the retirement
biography. Right now she is in England
in a medium sized town that no one has ever heard of, so she won’t bore you with
the details. Keeping her company are numerous sexy men. She just wishes that they
weren’t all inside her head.
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