“Will he lose his command?”
“If he were on any other ship, a true-mate bond would be a detriment because he wouldn’t do his duty. That would mean leaving you while he engaged in combat. No true mate would do that. Here, where he doesn’t have to fight, in fact, is not allowed to fight, it isn’t an issue.”
That was a load off her mind… sort of. Kader had been saddled with the khartarn equivalent of a desk job. But that desk job meant his new status as a true-mated male wouldn’t lose him his career. She hoped.
She’d really fucked up his life. The least she could do was make sure no one else fell victim.
That was easier said than done. Her engine wasn’t even turning over. Not with this many people in the room, staring at her like they were waiting for her to do a magic trick. She wasn’t an exhibitionist. This type of attention made her want to hide, not start sexy times.
Doctor Gyan seemed to figure out this very simple fact because he waved his hand.
A loud click preceded Kader’s pissed-off roaring filtering into the room. “It won’t work! Release me! Gyan, I’ll rip your fucking head off! Don’t touch her! Release me!”
Semeera flinched at the sound of someone getting punched, but got the feeling that someone wasn’t Kader.
She didn’t recognize the male yelling threats. The stoic, reserved male she’d spent so much time with would never sound like that. It hurt her heart to think she’d done this to him.
“Can you fix him?”
Before Doctor Gyan could answer, Kader bellowed, “I don’t need to be fixed!”
Semeera kept her gaze on Doctor Gyan to let him know her question still stood.
The doctor shook his head.
She sighed. “Kader, stop.”
And just like that, he went silent. She was actually amazed that worked. She thought she would have to scream to be heard and then reason with him. All she heard was labored breathing from more than one person.
“Talk to me. Help me.”
“Not like that, Kader. Listen to me. Help me help you. The sooner we prove this is just you, the sooner they’ll let you go. Talk to me.”
He hissed and there was a loud thunk. His tail, no doubt.
She asked, “Why don’t you think it’ll work?”
“It won’t,” he snapped.
He hissed again then said in a grudging tone, “I scented you from the start. Courted you. I didn’t realize I was starting the true-mating cycle, but I knew you were mine.”
“Courted me how?” She’d only realized he was flirting with her recently. What cues had she missed?
“You asked. I gave.”
What the hell did that mean? She looked around for an explanation.
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Alien Mate Experiment by Zenobia Renquist
Semeera needs a plan for starting her life over. After divorcing a controlling husband, she’s ready to enjoy freedom at last. Too bad she gets abducted by aliens before she can decide her next move.
Captain Kader is an alien warrior trapped in a dead-end assignment where he will never see battle again. There are no more challenges to his life, no chances for glory. And then a dangerous experiment brings him an unexpected visitor who changes everything.
They are as different from each other as night and day, but those differences only entice Semeera and Kader into finding out just how physically compatible they are. What should have been a little fun causes the resurgence of a disease long thought extinguished.
If Semeera triggered it in Kader, will others succumb? And will the scientists be able to get past Kader to find out? Most importantly, can a beautiful black woman really love an alien male with scales, claws, and a tail?