The Alien and the Girl in the Rain was an Oops! kind of story. It almost didn’t make it into the Slakerian Empire series. After writing Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong, Mr. Alien, I had no intention of writing a series. It was a simple tale of an alien race that had traveled to Earth to find women to help repopulate their world, Slakeria, after a devastating war. The aliens used an online matchmaking service, Hunting4TrueLove.net, to find single women of childbearing age who had little if no family and sought adventure.
Done deal. One short story, go on with writing. (At the time I had plans for a full-length Snow White fairy tale romance, now completed and available in January).
But one day, I wondered about Jakes Echabarne, the commander in Mr. Right. I paired him with the developer of the matchmaking software, Vivi Soria. Why not? I could get her on board the alien ship to “fix” a problem in the software.
About halfway through writing The Alien and the CEO, I remembered Lt. Paul Landaeta of the alien ship and a snippet of a story I’d once read about a dying woman. I decided to pair them as well. One problem—if I wanted the stories to be released chronologically, I’d have to write The Alien and the Girl in the Rain first, as it took place on Earth. The Alien and the CEO takes place on the way to the planet the aliens and humans will colonize.
I wrote The Alien and the Girl in the Rain, returned to The Alien and the CEO, created covers on canva.com, and released them together.
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