by Cheryl Brooks guest blogger and author of Hero
I always enjoy being a guest here on Love Romance Passion, because that’s pretty much what my books are about! My name is Cheryl Brooks, and I write a sexy sci-fi romance series called The Cat Star Chronicles. My heroes are all natives of the planet Zetith, and if you’re familiar with the series, you’ll know that Zetithian men are the hottest lovers in the galaxy—so hot, in fact, that a jealous man set out to destroy their race entirely. He’s succeeded in blowing up their planet and has placed a bounty on any survivors, but has been unable to stop the determined few who are intent on saving their species and bringing him to justice.
The first five books of the series feature a group of soldiers who were captured near the end of the war and sold into slavery. Zetithians are humanoids with feline characteristics, and though the males are able to crossbreed with other species, Zetithian females are a different story.
Ever since the third book, Rogue, came out, readers have been asking me if Trag, the brother who doesn’t get the girl, would ever be featured in his own book. Yes, I would reply, he does, but not until book six. I fell for Trag just as hard as those readers did, and I was saving something very special for him: Out of all the men in the series, he was going to be the one to find a Zetithian girl.
When I first pitched the idea for Hero to my editor, she was excited to have a Zetithian female in the series, knowing how sensuous and sexy a Zetithian woman would be. With her feline features and sleek, cat-like grace, Micayla is all of that and more, but the reason the Zetithian guys are so hot is because the gals just aren’t interested. Orphaned at a young age, Micayla has grown up on Earth ignorant of her origins, but has been unable to find love because Earth guys don’t do a thing for her. She’s taken a job on a remote space station hoping to find answers to her questions, only to discover that such knowledge can be dangerous.
When Hero opens, Trag is still secretly carrying a torch for his brother’s mate, but tells everyone he’s holding out for a Zetithian girl, mainly because he knows he’ll never find one. His job as the pilot for an arms dealer has taken him to the far reaches of the galaxy, and though he’s seen plenty of strange and wondrous things, he is totally unprepared for what happens when he and Micayla meet.
Micayla has stumbled onto the truth behind Zetith’s destruction and is running for her life when she lands aboard Trag’s ship. Unfortunately, the first thing she does is hiss at him! With no experience wooing a Zetithian female, Trag is at a loss to understand why the two of them mix like oil and water when everyone else is expecting them to be lovers.
Trag is definitely one of my all-time favorite heroes. Sexy, funny, tough, and opinionated, he kept me entertained throughout the writing process. Micayla is just as tough as Trag and as intelligent as she is beautiful. I had a blast pitting these two strong personalities against each other, and I hope my readers will enjoy their verbal sparring as much as I did. So, if you’re looking for love, romance, and passion, hop aboard my starship and discover what Zetithian men mean when they promise to give you joy unlike any you have ever known. Trust me, once you go “cat,” you’ll never go back!
HERO BY CHERYL BROOKS – IN STORES AUGUST 2010
The Cat Star Chronicles #6
He is the sexiest, most irksome man she’s ever encountered…
Micayla is the last Zetithian female left in the universe. She doesn’t know what’s normal for her species, but she knows when she sees Trag that all she wants to do is bite him…
He has searched all over the galaxy for a woman like her…
Trag has sworn he’ll never marry unless he can find a Zetithian female. But now that he’s finally found Micayla, she may be more of a challenge than even he’s able to take on…
About the Author
Cheryl Brooks is an Intensive Care Unit nurse by night and a romance writer by day. Previous books in The Cat Star Chronicles series include Slave, Warrior, Rogue and Outcast. She is a member of the RWA and lives with her husband and sons in Bloomfield, Indiana. For more information, please visit http://cherylbrooksonline.com/