Alienne Mine, a Prequel to Dragon Dawn by Deborah O'Neill Cordes
Far from her home world, an alien female clandestinely observes the Earth, but her intense need for a mate overwhelms her desire for secrecy. It is time to pick her
one who will share her life. With her keen ultraviolet vision, she’s watched
the human astronaut, Edward McAdams, a man with a unique and compelling aura.
Is he the one? If so, will he agree to leave Earth and travel with her to the
stars? But her plans are threatened when she discovers dangers lurking in the
vast reaches of the Milky Way galaxy, menacing aliens who may not only imperil
Edward, but everyone else on Earth.
What if the extinction of the dinosaurs hadn’t occurred? An alien stranded on Mars is determined to find out by sending human astronauts back in time to rewrite Earth’s past. But a female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum. After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time – and the formidable alien – to restore the universe to its rightful course.
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Deborah O’Neill Cordes is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist of historical and speculative fiction. She is the author of the sci-fi time travel novel, Dragon Dawn, Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series, and its prequel, Alienne Mine, which blends fields of study she loves in equal measure – Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s degree in history. She is also the co-author of the Morgan O’Neill time travel novels. Deborah resides in the
Northwest with her husband and two West Highland White Terriers,
who, alas, are precocious terriers and therefore never white.
Deborah O’Neill Cordes website: http://deborahoneillcordes.com/
Morgan O’Neill website: http://www.morganoneill.com/
Excerpt from Alienne Mine, a Prequel to Dragon Dawn:
As Alienne readied her mind to send Edward back to his world, she realized she had not told him about things like the wet-ware in her brain or her ability to communicate telepathically, if she chose to do so.
There was still much to share, the many things he could learn from her and she from him, but there was no time for that now. “I must say goodbye, Edward.”
He drew her close and whispered, “With a kiss.”
He touched his lips to hers, and her twin hearts leapt in wonder. A gentle caress, the soft, shared breath of two living beings. A mark of his world, alien to her but entrancingly familiar given how long she’d watched humans loving one another.
“Alienne.” He groaned her name just as his embrace deepened, but she had sent the thought command to the teleportation device in the instant he leaned down to kiss her. Before another breath was spent, he was gone.
She leaned back against the wall of her ship, the cold metal as much a shock to her senses as the warmth she’d experienced in his arms. They’d touched briefly, for a moment in time, yet she knew the thrill of being alive would not return until he held her again.
I must go. She studied the planet Mars and realized she could not delay. Whatever was down there might find her. This hiding place on Deimos offered no real protection. If her instincts were correct, she needed to leave orbit – and fast.