Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal

Hunter's Claim: The Alliance, Book 1 By S.E. Smith

Friday, January 24, 2014

Romance that takes you to new worlds.

Sypnosis for Hunter’s Claim: The Alliance Book 1

Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters' lives have changed. Four years before the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, they try to survive. Hunter, a Trivator warrior, is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape. He now has a new mission, finding the female who saved his life.

Where do the Stories Come From?

I have always loved Science Fiction/Paranormal stories. Being a romantic at heart, it only seemed logical to combine the two when I began writing. I loved watching Star Trek and Star Wars which contained all the elements that held my fascination of the universe. Even as a child, I found it hard to believe that we could be the only ones in the universe. I often asked myself ‘what if we aren’t the only ones’? What would we do if others came to our world? What if someone out there among the stars heard our invitation and answered our call? So many questions, and yet, what a great story if it happened! That is how Hunter’s Claim came about.

I am often asked where my stories come from; the answer is simple - from the characters. I have to admit I never know what is going to happen next. I listen to the characters and believe in what they tell me. With each one, including Hunter’s Claim, it is as if there is a flash of the character showing their names and who they are. Once I put fingers to keyboards, the rest of the story unfolds.

One of the things that I believe in is having both a strong female and alpha lead. Being strong is not always about strength. I believe being strong is also knowing when to give, when to take and when to acknowledge you need help. In real life, there is a balance between a couple. Sometimes one needs to be stronger than the other. I also believe our relationships with everyone else around us is important. The relationship we have with our siblings, parents, friends or peers shows an insight into who we are as a person. That is why even minor secondary characters are so important.

Author Bio:

S. E. Smith has always been a romantic and a dreamer. I spend my evenings and weekends writing and my nights dreaming up new stories. I spends my days working on computers and other peripherals. I enjoy camping and traveling when I’m not out on a date with her favorite romantic guy. Fans can reach me at sesmithFL@gmail.com or visit my web site at: http://sesmithfl.com. Join me for additional information about the books at http://pinterest.com/sesmithfl/s-e-smith/, http://twitter.com/sesmithfl, http://facebook.com/se.smith.5?fref=ts and at my new book discussion forum at http://www.sesmithromance.com

Excerpt for Hunter’s Claim: The Alliance Book 1
Copyright© S. E. Smith, January 2014

Jesse stared at the beautiful features of the man lying on the table. Even with the gag in his mouth, she could tell he was handsome in an exotic kind of way. He had long, thick black hair that was pulled back. His eyes were the shape of a lion or tiger. They were a deep yellow, almost gold color and glowed in the reflection of the flashlight. He had high cheekbones and small ridges along his nose which was flatter than a humans. Her eyes moved down over his shoulders and chest. He had very little hair on him considering he looked like he was part feline. One thing stood out above all others, though. He was huge! He had to be close to seven feet tall and she had never seen any man outside of the movies that muscular.

Her eyes jerked back to his when she felt more than heard the slight rumble of a growl coming from him. That was when she realized that she had dropped her left hand down to rest on his stomach. Blushing, she pulled her hand away quickly and took a step closer to his head. She needed to make him realize she was there to help him.
“Please, be quiet,” she whispered next to his ear. “They will kill me or worse if they catch me and I can’t be… I have to leave. I’m going to remove the gag from your mouth. Nod twice if you understand what I am saying.”

She pulled back just far enough to see if he understood her. Satisfied that he did when he nodded twice, she carefully picked one corner of the tape loose. With a look of apology, she ripped it off his mouth. The moment the tape was gone, he turned his head and spit the rag out of his mouth.

Jesse almost ran when he turned his hostile gaze back on her and bared his teeth. Her eyes widened and she bit her lip in indecision. A sense of panic began to sweep through her at the crazy decision she had made. If the humans outside the van didn’t find and kill her, the alien inside it looked like he would do it without any hesitation.

“Please, listen to me,” she begged desperately, glancing at the door before looking at him again. “They want to kill you in a very horrid and painful way. I… I can’t let them do that but I can’t let you kill me either. Please, please understand me. I can undo the locks holding you down. I’ll undo all of them but one.”

S. E. Smith

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