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Sci Fi Secrets: How Lyndi Alexander wrote Triad #RLFblog #SciFi #SpaceOperaLyndi Alexander, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Triad by Lyndi Alexander

Genre science fiction, space opera

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Being at war doesn’t stop the pain of old secrets, the joy of love, or the black hearts of space pirates, as three women commanders discover in Triad, from Dragonfly Publishing.

On the planet Induna, Trezanna Len leads the Solarii, a small colony of beings, human and otherwise, who believe in the right to pursue a peaceful life free from interference from others. She’d never intended to be the one people counted on, but after she’d been dismissed from her unit at Space Force, she’d drifted along till she found this place mostly populated with travelers from the Terran Diaspora. She’d been welcomed and made comfortable; now she believes the Solarii should do the same for others seeking shelter.

Of course, no situation is free from trouble. The thorn in Trezanna’s side is another group on a neighboring planet, Miramar: Dragonfleet. Always contentious, this group has become even more aggressive after the ambitious climb to power of Estrella Drake. The unbalanced and self-centered Estrella has lost many of the former Dragonfleet members disillusioned with her petulant rule, including an organized splinter faction called the Khimeyr, who left five years ago.

Trezanna has been able to handle Estrella’s little incursions into her space, marking them up to the price to co-exist. The exercise keeps her pilots and fighters in good practice. This turns out to be a blessing when the well-armed Arkosian space pirates decide they’d like to take the sector that includes both Miramar and Induna. But Trezanna’s Solarii cannot handle this attack on their own.

The last time the pirates entered this area of space, Dragonfleet and the Solarii stood together to repel them, but that’s when cooler heads ruled at Miramar.

Help comes from a most unexpected source, but one that has its own hidden agendas. Three women, Trezanna, Estrella and Catava Rolon, must work out their differences if they are to defeat the pirates and survive.

What species/races of people are in your book? Descendants of Terran humans; Eponans, who are humanoid, but squat, hairless and witty; the Viorn, a lavender-skinned humanoid with feline characteristics and markings, eyes solid black with no iris

Language and Culture

This section describes languages and culture in your story world.

What languages are spoken in your story universe?

Most of the groups speak Terran English, whether Australian, American or British descent. Rumadan, the Viorn rolls her r’s like a cat purring.

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?

I’d like to say the fact they live in a constant state of war, but I guess that’s not so different from our world at the moment.

What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?

The Solarii, the Khymehr, Dragonfleet, and the Arkosian space pirates are all fighting over the same bit of space, claiming they have the right to control it.

Story Setting

Writers usually know more about their story world than they can say in a book. This is your chance to show off things you couldn’t say or had to imply rather than state.

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.

Miramar is the home of Dragonfleet, and its climate borders on desert. Parts of the planet are more livable, and Estrella Drake’s headquarters are there. On the whole,

Dragonfleet tends to be a raucous, lawless group, subject to frequent power grabs and overthrows by combat. Many are more interested in internal politics, and less at being farmers, so the land is barely cultivated. This makes for a society conducive to scavenging and taking what others have, rather than make a heartfelt effort to improve conditions for themselves.

Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.

Trezanna Len and the others are the remains of a colony dropped on the planet Induna in the past few decades. War with the space pirates has cost them dearly in attrition over the years, and ensuing squabbles with other small colonies has only exacerbated this.

What food or drink is available to your characters?

The Solarii are able to grow some imported Terran fruits and vegetables that they brought with them, but mostly they deal with canned and potted goods traded with other small colonies around the area.

Character Physiology

Whether your characters are humans on a new world, aliens on our world, or something in between, this section discusses their physical nature.

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?

Most are humans, descended from Terran stock. The Space Force regulated the Diaspora, opening doors for those moving to the outer worlds with the aliens who inhabited these places. Most tend to cling to their own kind, though.

What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?

Because there are different species as described above, they’ve settled on Terran English as a standard language. Other than that, they use the standard tech for communication, that has translation software built in.

Sharing World Building Expertise

This section lets you share things you learned while writing.

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:

Building a large enough cast to tell several stories simultaneously–this gives an author the opportunity to show many different facets of the world/society

The devil is truly in the details–let your reader hear, smell and taste what your characters do.

In speculative fiction, the sky (and beyond!) is the limit–step out of the box!

What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?

Making it too cookie cutter. Find something unique and interesting about each one of your cultures and characters.

Share a resource you found helpful when researching for your story.

Some of the Star Trek resource books–I’m no rocket scientist, but it’s helpful to have a general blueprint of what systems are inherently constructed in spaceships and what you can do with them.

What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?

Think beyond the surface story line. For example, listen to the news for a day–they talk about economics, politics, food, culture, opinions and who makes them, all of which might not matter at this moment to your pilot flying his shuttle into a spaceport, but which probably impact his life in big-picture ways over the course of your entire tale.

Where to buy Triad

Publisher http://www.dfpbooks.com/dfp/lyndialexander.html
Amazon Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/193638132X/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940014113014
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/triad/id505663131?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/triad-4
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/129399?ref=dfpbooks

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/triad/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13490585-triad
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

Introducing Sara Woods from Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #PNR #MysteryLet’s meet Sara Woods from Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, a supernatural romnance/mystery, by Lyndi Alexander. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lyndi Alexander

Genre paranormal romance/mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Running away isn’t necessarily the answer.
In her mad rush to escape a failed marriage, Sara Woods takes the first job available and lands in the middle of a mystery. Her first assignment as a news reporter for the Ralston Courier is the investigation of a string of deaths, all young women, all her age.
She becomes a patient at the Goldstone Clinic, a local mecca of healing, to deal with chronic pain from her past. But all is not as it seems at the Goldstone, its doctors and nurses are all the picture of perfect beauty and health. Patients at the clinic first seem to get better, then they deteriorate. Sara enlists the help of Dr. Rick Paulsen, who teaches her how to access her internal power, skills she never knew she had, revealing secrets from her past. The closer they work together, the more she falls in love with him. Police officer Brendon Zale also takes an interest in Sara, but he acts like a stalker, watching her every move, and he won’t leave her alone.
As she digs deeper into the story, and more young women die without explanation, she tries to choose allies wisely, but not till the last confrontation does she discover the identity of her true enemy.
By then, it’s too late.

Introducing Sara Woods

Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 24

Gender: female

Birthplace: a small town in Pennsylvania

Profession: newspaper journalist

Ethnicity: Caucasian

What do you look like?

Petite, short dark brown hair, wide brown eyes. Not model-pretty, but I catch people’s attention

Who is the significant other in your life?

It used to be my husband Jesse. But that’s over. So now I’ve met Rick Paulsen, a tall young blond doctor with Brad-Pitt blue sapphire eyes—my downfall.

How do you dress?

Definitely casual and comfortable. The life of a reporter is pretty hectic. You never know where you’re going to end up in the course of a day, especially with an editor like mine. One minute you could be in City Hall and the next, in a cow barn!

On what special skills do you rely?

Mostly I work by my intuition—what I feel in my gut. When you’re working for a newspaper, sometimes you’re doing a story people want you to do, and sometimes you’re uncovering something awful. You have to know when people are telling you the truth. If you don’t think they are, then you have to cross-check and do your research to be able to bring your readers the truth.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I always have a pen and a notebook. You never know when you’re going to get a quote from someone—it’s important to have the reputation of getting things right.

Are you close to family?

No, my parents have passed on, and there really isn’t anyone else. That’s why I packed up and left Pittsburgh after the divorce. I had nowhere to “go home” to, so I just grabbed the first newspaper job I could find.

How well do you know your neighbors?

My landlady, Thelma McCracken, lives downstairs, and I have the apartment in the upstairs of her house. She used to be a reporter for the Courier back in the day, and she has a finger in just about every pot in town. She’s a great source for material, and she also worries about me like an old maiden aunt.

What would you like people who hear your story to know?

That you never know everything about someone, even if you love them with all your heart. Protect yourself and stay safe.

Where to buy Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Publisher http://www.hydrapublications.com/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJBD1U0

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-me-kiss-me-kill-me-lyndi-alexander/1112464898

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.

Website https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/love-me-kiss-me-kill-me/

Blog https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2/

 

Introducing Temms Rogers from Horizon Crossover series, by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #spaceopera #SciFiLet’s meet Temms Rogers from Horizon Crossover series, a space opera, by Lyndi Alexander. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Horizon Crossover series by Lyndi Alexander

Genre science fiction, space opera
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
In an attempt to save his ship and its crew, Captain Temms Rogers uses an untested alien technology which hurls the Doubtful and its occupants away from a massive space battle. Rogers awakens to find his ship crippled and his crew decimated. They are lost in an unknown region of space, but they are but not alone. As they struggle to survive, they encounter multiple local groups, including mystical beings known as the Ancients. Can Rogers and the crew of the Doubtful find a way to survive in this strange corner of the universe?
Rogers and the crew of the spaceship Doubtful are caught between a powerful interplanetary group called the Agency and mystical beings known as the Ancients.
With the voices of the Ancients haunting his dreams and a mysterious illness plaguing his crew, Rogers must find a derelict space station and discover its secrets before the Agency destroys them all.
The Agency is tired of Captain Rogers’ urging for democracy in their region of space. Rogers soon realizes the Agency intends to use him and the crew of the Doubtful for their purposes or else.
Can he gather the other captains of the sector in rebellion against the Agency, with all its echoes of his earlier battle against the Confederation, and bring down their repressive regime? Or will Rogers lead his crew into a fight they cannot win?

Introducing Temms Rogers

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 57

Gender: male

Birthplace: Planet Gilada

Profession: spaceship captain, formerly military, now mercenary

Ethnicity: Descendant of western Europeans

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
What do you look like?
Not too bad for a man of my age. But the years are creeping up on me, you know? A little thicker round the middle than I used to be. Hair more salt than pepper these days. But I earned every one of those gray hairs.
Who is the significant other in your life?
It was Kitana, my first officer. But she died in the Crossover to this universe. I’m still getting used to the idea she’s gone.
How do you dress?
For so many years, I wore the Confederation uniform. Since I’ve broken with my old commanders, though, I’m just as likely to be seen commanding the ship in a bright-colored Hawaiian shirt and slacks.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I went through the basics at the Academy, then went on to study history and military tactics for an advanced certificate. But I tend to live by what I learned in practice on the deck of a spaceship. Most importantly, I’ve learned how to size up people. Just because they’ve been in trouble with the law, or failed by society’s rules, doesn’t mean they can’t become a valuable crew member. This is very important to me.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
Wealth? As in great piles of money? Doesn’t really matter to me. My ex-wife Connie always competed in the officers’ wives chaos—who had the best personal vehicle, maids, proper landscaping, all that. But these days as long as I can keep my crew working and fed, I’m pretty happy. That is, until greedy taxing bodies like the Agency come along, trying to take an unfair percentage of what we’ve earned. Then I’ve just got to politely—or not so politely—decline.
Are you close to family? Do you have children?
I have twins, a boy and a girl, still in school, living with their mother. Our oldest son Tommy followed me into service with the Confederation. I don’t think his mother will ever forgive me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
I’d love to see my daughter Linz. *with a sigh* She always was a little shallow; her mother encouraged that stuff about being fashionable regardless of the cost, about being a pretty butterfly rather than a smart student. But now that we’re in a new universe, I expect I’ll never see her or her twin brother Alex again.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
Jal Burko. He led the Confederation mission that hit my breaking point and caused our ship to rebel. The last thing I heard him say when we used the alien device to escape his vengeful attack was that he’d get me for this. As it stands, he may have followed me into this new universe. If so, I expect he won’t give up until one of us kills the other.

Where to buy Horizon Crossover series

Publisher http://www.dfpbooks.com/dfp/lyndialexander.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1936381540/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/horizon-shift-lyndi-alexander/1114760944
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/horizon-shift

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

Read A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #Romance Lyndi Alexander, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Tell us about your book.

A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander

Genre: sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Against her wealthy father’s demands, and the usual blockades of a male dominated profession, Kylie Sanderson proves worthy of her position as lead investigator of planet Andan’s Scientific and Investigative Research Taskforce. Someone is killing Andan’s women in an attempt to mutate them into reptiles. Kylie makes it her mission to discover who’s behind the murders and prevent more grotesque deaths.
Shapeshifting lizard Griff comes to Andan to stop his brethren from mutating other planets’ women into mindless breeding stock. Overcoming Kylie’s suspicious and defensive nature proves difficult, but he must in order to help the SIRT team thwart his planet’s scientists.
When Kylie is abducted and becomes the first human to survive the transformation, it’s up to Griff to rescue her so SIRT can restore her human form. On the run and desperate to unravel the mysteries of Kylie’s past to solve the crimes of their present, can she and Griff forge a future for themselves?

Where to buy A Small Degree of Hope

Publisher https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30085
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Small-Degree-Hope-Lyndi-Alexander/dp/1616508396/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-small-degree-of-hope-lyndi-alexander/1115425659
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-small-degree-of-hope-2

Lyndi’s Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceLyndi Alexander, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander

Genre: sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Against her wealthy father’s demands, and the usual blockades of a male dominated profession, Kylie Sanderson proves worthy of her position as lead investigator of planet Andan’s Scientific and Investigative Research Taskforce. Someone is killing Andan’s women in an attempt to mutate them into reptiles. Kylie makes it her mission to discover who’s behind the murders and prevent more grotesque deaths.
Shapeshifting lizard Griff comes to Andan to stop his brethren from mutating other planets’ women into mindless breeding stock. Overcoming Kylie’s suspicious and defensive nature proves difficult, but he must in order to help the SIRT team thwart his planet’s scientists.
When Kylie is abducted and becomes the first human to survive the transformation, it’s up to Griff to rescue her so SIRT can restore her human form. On the run and desperate to unravel the mysteries of Kylie’s past to solve the crimes of their present, can she and Griff forge a future for themselves?

Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Griff would revert to his reptile form and go hunting for something to eat.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Definitely raw steak
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
When he’s around humans, he tries to dress unobtrusively–a pullover shirt and jeans. In his reptile form, he finds no need for clothing.
Does he know how to fix things?
Yes. He’s very good at working with things–not so much, working with people.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Once he’s fallen in love with Kylie, he only wants to save her. But his people want to transform her into a breeding reptile. He is only one alien against all of them, so he isn’t successful at first. He blames himself for her pain.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He loves all small beings, human or alien. He would try to make them laugh.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
He’s all business, at least during the time of our story. We imagine, though, that if he could come to a time in his life where he’s not at war, he could spend time sharing heat with a mate.
How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?
Griff knows that his kind is the aggressor in this conflict, so he’s on guard against most humans at the time of the story. The SIRT officers would likely kill him, not knowing if he’s “one of the good ones.” So he is very low-key and cautious with humans he doesn’t know and trust.
Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?
He’s a hands-on type of alien–when the only one you can count on is yourself, you need to make sure you’re safe. Fortunately he lets Kylie into his circle and they trust each other.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
His natural scales are a beautiful mottled red–why decorate?
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Since he is on a human world instead of his own, he’s mostly on foot or with Kylie in her car.
Recycle or toss?
He is involved in a life or death struggle with his own people, trying to save human women–I doubt he even thinks about it. Priorities, right?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Small Degree of Hope

Publisher https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30085
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Small-Degree-Hope-Lyndi-Alexander/dp/1616508396/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-small-degree-of-hope-lyndi-alexander/1115425659
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-small-degree-of-hope-2

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

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