I’ve been writing erotica for a number of years now and science fiction has always been one of my favorite genres. Mainly because you can write anything you want—the sky is literally the limit. I love paranormal too, though. All those lusty, angst-ridden vampires and werewolves—who can resist them? So in writing Claimed, the first book in Brides of the Kindred, my idea was to incorporate some of my favorite paranormal and erotic ideas into a sci-fi series.
I came up with the Kindred, a race of genetic traders who are also warriors and total Alpha males. The Kindred have traveled the universe for centuries looking for viable matches to expand their gene pool. Since a genetic anomaly ensures that their population is ninety-five percent male, they are specifically looking for women.
The three genetic trades the Kindred have already made have resulted in three very specific types of men. But though they take on some of the physical characteristics of the race they are trading with, the Kindred gene always ensures three things: physical prowess, extremely large and muscular body structure, and undying loyalty to the female of their choice. Which kind you pick is up to you…
Beast Kindred come from Rageron—a jungle planet full of beautiful but deadly flora and fauna. They have dark hair, golden eyes, and hot tempers but their most defining characteristic is the mating fist. The mating fist is an area at the base of the Beast Kindred’s shaft which engages fully only during bonding sex with his chosen mate. This ensures sex that is both tantric and multi-orgasmic for both partners.
These guys are kind of my weres—they’re the most animalistic of the bunch and very territorial.
Blood Kindred are blond with pale blue eyes. They come from Tranq Prime where ice, snow, and arctic-like temperatures are the norm. They have a set of double fangs located where a human’s canine teeth would be. These fangs don’t develop fully or become sharp enough to pierce flesh until a Blood Kindred is with a woman he wishes to mate and bond with.
Hello—you know these are my vampires. They don’t take blood for nourishment though—they only bite to heal their mates or arouse them sexually by injecting their essence.
Twin Kindred come from Twin Moons—a world of vast, stormy oceans dotted with craggy but beautiful islands. True to their namesake, Twin Kindred always come in pairs. The brothers are not identical, however—there is always a light twin and a dark twin. These labels refer not just to skin, hair, and eye coloring but to the twin’s moods and perceptions of the world.
The twins are mentally linked and able to hear and sense each other’s thoughts and emotions. They cannot be separated by long distances or for long periods of time without severe pain. They must also share a woman, linking her into their mental and emotional exchange for very intense ménage sex.
Well, I admit there’s nothing very paranormal about the Twin Kindred except for their psychic ability. But I do like the fact that we have a built-in ménage here. They need each other but they also need a woman to complete them and become their third. Very hot.
I loved writing Claimed and as I wrote, more and more ideas came to me about the three different types of Kindred, their cultures, rituals, and of course, the way they perform bonding sex, which is different for each race. Each book in the series will have a different kind of Kindred warrior as the hero so I get the chance to explore three different worlds and cultures which makes me happy because I love world building. I’m about finished writing Hunted, the second book in the series now and I hope to have it published in the next two months.