New Release: Bhyr (Alien Warrior)

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We are the destroyers of worlds. The scourge of the weak and the masters of creation. We are as one fist, one blade, one almighty force. We are horde. 
~Unknown, Ranked Warrior of the Azteka Horde

Bhyr, leader of the Azteka Horde, is committed to saving his species from extinction. Taking the human female as a breeder is his divine right. He will breed her, anoint his spawn, and then rid himself of the complications that come with a mate. But when the time comes, will he be able to strike down the one he loves most?

Indira is abducted from Earth and leashed to an alien barbarian. He wants one thing of her: an heir. Vowing to escape his clutches, Indira begins a revolt that causes ripples throughout the galaxy. But as she strives to thwart the most feared being in the universe, she must question how the warrior she defied became the darkest desire of her heart.

Warning: violence, profanity, psychological trauma, forced seduction and sexual content.

Book three in this series. Yaaas! *hands in the air* This is the shortest one, coming in with a word count of 137k. I was ruthless with cutting this time around. This story was much, much longer, but in the end, I thought it read better shorter.

Confession time. I don't love Indira (heroine). We wouldn't be besties. I like her, but she's too hardcore for me. I respect/fear women like her. I so wanted to portray her strong personality and mixed cultural heritage to the best of my ability, without her coming across as cold or bitchy. Bhyr (hero) was difficult. He's a bad man. But no individual is all one characteristic, and somebody's villain is another's hero. He's complicated and misunderstood. He needs forgiveness in a Big Way, and that is a huge theme in this book. Forgiveness. Not much of that around nowadays, and it fascinates me how much we all want it, but refuse/are unable to give it. There is a darker, more sinister tone to this book than the previous two because of the subject matter. I didn't go mad on the storyline, either. I pretty much coloured within the lines, but I pushed several scenes to the extreme... so... you were warned.

For the cover, I didn't follow the background colour scheme of my previous two books in the series. The yellow/orange just looked better against his blue skin and popped more in thumbnail size.

Funnily enough, two of the things I mentioned (moaned) about last time I wrote a blog post have changed for the better. Adobe Photoshop has changed–again– but is a tad more user friendly. At first, I wasn't thrilled, but after re-doing the Bhyr cover, I'm used to it now.

The KDP reporting for books enrolled in Kindle Unlimited has also improved. Massively. However, I chose to upload my book everywhere (iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Googleplay, etc). In the last four years, I first uploaded on Kindle exclusively for three months in their Unlimited programme. What I've seen is a huge drop off in purchases on any site but Amazon. This could be a matter of readers simply switching over to Kindle or losing interest in my books on those platforms. Who knows. I'm going to go back to publishing across all platforms first, and then cycling books into the Unlimited programme.

As usual, I'll be sending out my newsletter once I'm happy the book has uploaded and I've looked at them and checked nothing has gone wonky.

Peace and love. Pxx