Last week, I discussed parts one and two of my Seeder Saga a little more in-depth, and this week, I want to give you more insight into part three.
One of the pieces of feedback I hear most about books one and two is that each one reads like a stand-alone book, with the exception of their final chapters. I did this by design, though it can be argued that the setup for “Changeling” really takes hold in book two, “Rain In The Moonlight.”
And in “Changeling,” we get all of our questions answered from books one and two:
What happened to the planet that Miri is taken to? Why have the genetic issues occurred?
What was Parmet doing to the ecosystem on Rain’s planet?
Why was Indar so concerned with keeping Lunan’s family from being noticed by the Guild?
And best of all, we travel to Ajan’s home planet, and get to meet some hot-blooded Prims. When in Rome…or on a planet full of people who rely on their escalated primitive instincts…it can be interesting to do as the natives do. Or so Lizzie finds out…
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Lizzie was so deep in her thoughts, it took a moment before she realized the man was staring at her, and his friend was just as interested. When she caught sight of them, they approached her, and she had to crane her neck to look up at them. Indar was right around six feet by her estimation, and these guys easily had five or six inches on him and looked like they were made of solid muscle.
“Yes?” she asked, politely.
“Is that yes for both of us? Or just one of us?” The taller one on the left asked.
Lizzie’s eyes flew open wide and she gave a startled jump back. “N-Neither,” she stammered. “I was just wondering if you needed something.”
“We do,” said the one on the right, “And if you need it too, we’re more than happy to give you what you want – as hard as you want it.” His eyes darkened as he looked her over, top to bottom.
Lizzie found herself slightly intrigued. Crazy as it seemed, she could feel the heat coming off his body, and he smelled good. Really, really good.
She gave him a smile as she flushed slightly. “Thanks for the invitation,” she replied. “But I’m here with someone.”
Their eyes followed hers over to where Indar stood, talking to a woman behind the desk. The men turned back to her.
“He seems…small,” said one.
“I don’t think he can make you scream like we can,” said the other. “Why don’t you try us?”
His friend rubbed his chin thoughtfully. “You look like a girl who bites,” he said, smiling a wicked, slow smile.
“The lady is busy,” Indar said, walking up behind Lizzie. He stared both men down and they all looked like they were about to come to blows when the taller of the two shrugged.
“She’s made her choice,” he said, nodding to Indar. “Perhaps at the ceremony tonight she might want to choose differently.”
“Perhaps,” Indar replied, in a near growl, “She’ll be too busy. And tomorrow, I’ll have the bite marks to show for it.”
“Our offer is still open,” the man said, and his friend nodded in agreement. “I hope we’ll see you tonight.” He gave Lizzie a smile and Indar’s arms flexed as he clenched his hands into fists.
Lizzie reached out to touch him as they walked away, and he jerked in response, staring down at her.
“Hey,” she said, looking at him in disbelief. “That was a serious pissing contest. I thought you guys were going start slugging it out.”
“If they’d continued, we would have,” he said. “Prims respond to aggression.” He flexed his hands a few more times. “And since we’ve landed here, we’re both slowly becoming Prim, so it’s affecting us, as well.”
Lizzie took in a deep breath. “That explains the smell,” she said. “I was smelling his pheromones.”
“Yes. And they were smelling yours.” Indar glanced at the retreating backs of the two men. “If you want them, you’ll have an opportunity to indulge,” he said, rolling his shoulders, to relieve the pent-up tension. “They’re having an awakening ceremony tonight, and people will be coupling all over the place.”
“I wasn’t sending my pheromones in their direction,” she said, irritated. I was thinking about you and the next thing I know I’m reeling them in…
His knowing smile said he knew exactly what she’d been thinking about, and it irked her even more.
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