Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Guest Post by Aubrie Dionne: Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

That’s the question we all ask when we look at the stars. Is there life out there? Has it already been to Earth? Will we find it in our lifetimes? I used to want to meet aliens, but as I get older, I wonder if it would be like Christopher Columbus and the Native Americans, and I’m not sure which one we’d be.
I actually attended a North East Paranormal Associates event where they sponsored a speaker, Steven Jones, who talked openly about his abductions with aliens. He has a book out about his experiences called An Invitation to the Dance. The whole thing was kind of surreal and spooky at the same time. At the end I went up to him and said, “So many people want to meet aliens, but after your talk, I don’t want it to be me.” He laughed and agreed with me. And he thought it was so neat I was a sci fi author! How cool is that?
There are aliens in Haven 6, although they’re not what you think they are.  These aliens hatched form the eggs in Paradise 21 on Refuge, and this species is peaceful, benevolent, and wise. At first, when I wrote Paradise 21, I didn’t think I’d have a chance to delve into their society. Two books later, I’ve found a way to tie them into the central storyline.
Eri doesn’t meet the real aliens for a while. In fact, when her ship lands on Haven 6, they think the humans living there are aliens! It’s only much later that Striver brings her to “The Guardians” the race of bird-like angel people destined to save the human race from themselves. Read more for yourself in Haven 6!

Haven 6

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it's final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that's supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.

When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

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Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.


Aubrie said...

Thanks for hosting me!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

You're welcome! Anytime!