BUILD US YOUR IDEAL STORY with S. E. Gilchrist
Wow, what an interesting concept, J’aimee. The menu is very tempting and so hard to choose from these tasty ‘dishes’ with only $10 to spend.
Romances with high stakes, danger and a love story that lasts a lifetime are what I look for in my TBR pile and I try to incorporate my personal tastes in the books that I write. I would definitely spend $5 on a Once-in-a-lifetime love because I’ve strived to achieve this wonderful ‘dish’ in my latest science fiction romance, Quest for Earth. There is nothing more soul satisfying than portraying a love that you just know will continue to endure all their lives. My hero, Maaka, wants his people to survive and be equal with the protected race living inside the dome. But above all that, he is determined to have the mate of his heart, by his side. Sherise has other ideas. She’s got a mission to complete and a ton of people longing to return to their own time. She hasn’t factored in a man that connects with her not only physically but soul deep.
Too tired to argue any further and confused at how quickly she’d come to care for a man who was almost a stranger, she curled up in the furs. Haunting, deep notes filled the air, the tones rich and evocative. Sherise opened her eyes to see Maaka, sitting cross-legged with a long wooden pipe placed between his lips, his hands moving along the smooth timber in a slow caress.
The tune tugged her heart. It spoke to her of legends and myths, love lost and the fight for freedom.
Gradually she relaxed and fell into a profound sleep, knowing he maintained a vigil by her side.
Because I just love science fiction and all the amazing images and adventures those words conjure up inside my head, I’ll have to go with the $4 Escapist, fantasy plot next. Seriously what is not to love about science fiction romance? The genre includes: space opera, politics, adventure and action, danger and creepy aliens, space battles, dystopian worlds, post-apocalyptic worlds, futuristic worlds and all that mind-blowing tech! Quest for Earth is set in the future with a dystopia society in a post-apocalyptic world (Maaka) combined with a science fiction setting (Sherise and her Darkon technology). Oh, and did I mention there are battles with the army of the Half-dead?
I’ll finish my very satisfying dinner with a sweet dessert – $1 Unbreakable connection between lovers. Being the end of my dinner, this is from the end of Quest for Earth:…
It was time to step into her future. Sherise moved out of Maaka’s embrace and stared with brimming eyes at the distant stars.
Goodbye, my brother. May your life be long and filled with happiness.
Beside her, Maaka intertwined his fingers with hers, his touch warm and firm. When he lifted their linked hands and placed a tender kiss to her fingertips, her heart floated as high as the moon.
And Sherise turned her back on the star-lit sky.
Quest for Earth
With the survival of her crew at stake, an old enemy waiting in the wings, and a mighty chieftain declaring his love, can Sherise lead her people safely home?
Honouring a pledge made in the blood-soaked dirt of a prison planet, Sherise volunteers to lead the stolen people of Earth safely home. But when a collision plunges her ship off-course and they emerge three hundred years into Earth’s future, they have nine weeks to repair the ship or the path back to their own time will close forever.
On an earth seething with predators and dangerous tribes, Sherise discovers love with the Lycanean chieftain, Maaka. But can she trust him, or is he only after her superior weapons?
With the safety of her passengers and crew paramount, Sherise must choose her alliances with great care.
For an old enemy is hidden on the planet, and he wants all her people dead.