The Great Pick Up Line
Caid: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides. Take it away Cara!
In an alcove along the corridor, I pulled out my study guide, Best of the Worst: 1001 Pickup Lines to Nail a Chick. It explained how to woo your female with sweet words.
I’d been fortunate to stumble across the tome in an antique store. Since my arrival on Earth six months ago, I’d been taking classes to read English, which was one of the predominant languages on the planet. A translator embedded behind my ear allowed me to understand and speak Terran, but reading and writing had to be learned the hard way.
I thumbed through the study manual pages, quickly memorizing a few passages so I could speak to Jessie. Some of the advice seemed odd, but I chalked up the strangeness to my unfamiliarity with Earth languages and customs. I snapped the tome shut and then tucked it into my pocket. Bracing myself for the night ahead, I took a big breath and strode back to the conference room.
Jessie saw me right away and rushed over. I found pleasure in watching her move; she jiggled in all the right places, but my heart lodged in my throat when the spike on her footwear caught in the floor covering, and she almost tripped.
Then she stood before me, bosom heaving, but unharmed. “I’m glad you’re here. I was afraid you might not show up.”
“Of course, I’m here, doll,” I said, using one of the suggested endearments from my study guide. Since she wore uncomfortable-looking footwear and seemed a little breathless, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to try a recommended icebreaker. “Are your legs tired? Because you can sit on my face and rest.”
Her jaw dropped, and color flooded her face, not just pink, but red. For a moment, I thought she considered throwing her drink in my face—or slapping me. “That is so inappropriate. What is wrong with you?” She gasped.
That wasn’t the reaction I’d been hoping for. “What did I say?”
Hungry-eyed females fidgeted at their tables. “It will be a moment longer, ladies,” Jessie called. “I must speak to Caid alone for a sec.”
She grabbed my arm and dragged me into the hall. “Don’t you dare say anything like that to anybody tonight, do you hear me? These women were willing to give you a second chance, and you’d better not screw it up,” she hissed. “My job is on the line because of you, but if you don’t treat those women with the respect and courtesy they deserve, I’ll call this whole thing off, and I’ll quit right now. Do you understand?”[/quote]
Caid: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides
by Cara Bristol
How to lose an alien in fourteen days
Matchmaker Jessie Hancock has a perfect record helping others find their Mr. or Ms. Right through the Intergalactic Dating Agency until Caid arrives. The sinfully handsome, smooth-talking alien is everything she’s dreamed of—but can’t have. Even if he was interested in a curvy, freckle-faced redheaded wallflower, it’s forbidden for employees to date clients, so she works hard to find him a woman. But when none of the dates meets with his approval, her boss gives her an ultimatum—find Caid a match or else! With her heart breaking and her job on the line, she launches a plan to introduce Caid to a woman he’ll find irresistible.
The instant Caid from planet Dakon lays eyes on Jessie with the beautiful orange hair, he knows the Fates have chosen her for him. To get closer to her, he goes along with her attempts to “match” him with someone else while doing his best to charm her and convince her they’re meant for each other. Despite his efforts, she continues to insist she can’t be his mate. Now time is running out, and if he can’t up his game, he’ll lose her forever.
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Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides is a new science fiction romance series and a spin-off from the Alien Mate series. In the Alien Mate books, Earth women travel to planet Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens. In this new series, the Dakonians come to Earth through the Intergalactic Dating Agency to find their human mates.
About Cara Bristol
USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol writes character driven science fiction romance with humor, heart, and heat. She loves introducing new readers to science fiction romance, and likes to say she writes sci-fi for readers who don’t like sci-fi. When she’s not writing (ha ha ha – she’s almost always writing) she enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and chillaxin’ with her favorite reality TV shows. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.
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