Author: Aubrie Dionne
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a
deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is
about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take
the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she
wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood
friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in
a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the
least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a
deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in
an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her
protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings
for Sirius and Corvus.
Can she save the colony and discover her true love?
Andromeda knew who she wanted to be matched with, even though they were not suppose to have favorites. She still hoped that her lifemate would be Sirius Smith.
Andromeda Barliss matched to Corvus Holmes. She describes him as a perfectly fine boy, a little oafish. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. His muscles are outlined lined in his uniformed and well she calls him “an over-stuffed hero toy.” She does have a crush on Sirius when she is describing Corvus. I picture him a lot like Alexander Ludwig.
I got the opportunity to have a chat with Corvus. What a gentleman! Hear what he has to say about his lifemate match.
Corvus, thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview. Would you like some sweet ice tea? Maybe a snack?
I actually enjoy drinking the juice made from the flowers on Paradise 21! There's a ton of vitamin c. Want to try some?
That is an awfully kind offer. Darling, I already have a glass of tea- maybe next time. Hopefully, he did not see me wrinkle my nose. Yikes!
Okay now that that is settled. The real reason you are here is so that we can get all the juicy gossip.
Growing up on New Dawn must have been quite an experience. There your assignments (your job) and lifemates are picked for you by the Guide.
I don't know about gossip! I don't gossip, but I can tell you what's going on.
Why on earth would he not gossip? No fair. Was there a job that you hoped for? A lifemate pairing that you wanted? Or maybe one that you hoped to avoid?
To tell you the truth, I really didn't care. I wanted my life to stay the same on the ship. I enjoyed looking out the sight panels and watching the stars go by. Then, when I found out my lifemate was Andromeda Barliss, I started to care. I wanted to work hard to deserve her. She's so beautiful and kind. Did you know she's the commander's great granddaughter?
When you realized that you were paired with Annie~ what went through your mind?
Fear that she wouldn't be happy with me, determination to live up to her expectations, and excitement to have someone so special. A swirl of emotions, really.
Why on New Paradise would you risk your life for the job of head of security? Were you not happy in your assignment?
I wanted to impress Andromeda. She didn't seem all that impressed with my grunt job, and I knew I could do better for her. Those man-eating flowers didn't scare me.
Knowing that your lifemate had feelings for Siruis, why did you want to help her?
We were paired together whether we had feelings for someone else or not. I guess, I hoped I could win her over if I tried hard enough. I had to give it a shot.
If you could change any one thing that has happened while you have been on Paradise 21, what would it be?
I wish we could have saved Ray Simmons. We should have known about the threat to the colony. The scout droids should have picked it up. Thanks for having me over for the interview. You'll have to read Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed to see what happens!
Corvus~ thanks so much for stopping by. I know that you have a lot of work to do on Paradise 21. Have fun getting to know Annie and well keeping her out of trouble.
I tried y'all, but he just would not give me the gossip. I mean, seriously. Not even one mention of Nova. Hopefully, Annie took care of her.