24 June 2010

Looking to the Future...Far to the Future -- Lilly Cain, author of "Alien Revealed"

Hi Jenny! Thanks for having me here today!

First – let me give you something for your time capsule – electronically of course. Here’s my very first ebook reader – the eBookwise reader.

Sure it looks clunky now (it is almost two inches thick on the side with the buttons) compared to the sleek Kindle or Sony, but 4 years ago they were ahead of the game! And heck they are still available, at under $100. I think ereaders are changing the publishing industry, the technology driving the work. Shorter stories are now more popular, and there is an audience for anything – because we can reach the people wherever they are, electronically.

Technology changes everything. Maybe one day it will drive us to not just explore the stars, but live there! My first novella with Carina Press is Alien Revealed, a sci-fi erotic romance. In it my hero is just about to lead a team of pilots off world to protect a new colony of settles. While the story is about him, and not the settlers (okay, okay, maybe next time!) there is lots of technology in the book that we only dream about. DNA security scanners, internal computers, internal communication ports, space shuttles, space fighters, and hidden off planet bases are a few of the things that populate many sci-fi stories, including mine.

My heroine is from another world. Her people travel the stars as a way of life. Yet underneath she is much like the humans she’s come to spy upon. I guess that is, to take us back to where we started, what I am trying to say about ebooks. The story underneath is still the same – a good book. A hero, a heroine, a romance. Just the format changes.

A little about the book: Alien Revealed - Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.

David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.

Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…

I hope you will all join me at Carina Press where we are changing things!

Lilly Cain

“Stories of Darkly Seductive Fantasy and Sensual Romance”

To read more about Lilly check out her website at www.lillycain.com.

To purchase a copy of her book Alien Revealed or find out about other fantastic authors, check out www.carinapress.com.


  1. Lilly, I'm so happy you're here--and bringing gifts for the Carina Press time capsule :) You can kick me if you like, for not being here to welcome you. I've been a touch distracted. There's huge political excitement down here in Australie. We've just acquired our first female Prime Minister--woo hoo!!!!!

    Also woohoo are the reviews Lilly's been winning for Alien Revealed. 4 stars at RT Reviews, which is awesome. Check it out here http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/alien-revealed

    Welcome again Lilly!!!

  2. Hi Jenny!!

    Thanks again for having me here. Sorry about signing in late - there's quite a time difference from Canada to Australia! I thought that you would be posing in the morning on my time for some silly reason!

    Congratulations on your first Lady Prime Minister!! What a fantastic step forward. I've always wanted to visit Australia and now that I have turned 40 I am trying to make my travel dreams come true. This year I spent a week in Cuba, next year I am spending a week in NY (are you coming to RWA then??) and perhaps soon I will head to your far away continent!!


  3. Another great post! I do need to add ALIEN REVEALED to my teetering TBR pile. ;-)

  4. Thanks Lisa! I hope you like it! I am almost finished the seques, just need to get it off to my beta readers!


  5. Lilly, you're going to RWA? Lucky thing! I've never been to America--never been overseas since I was a kid. I envied you so much when I heard of your Cuban holiday. Congrats on Alien Revealed's great reviews :) and a sequel? Awesome!

    Lisa, I swear TBR piles grow like toadstools, springing up overnight. Still, it's lovely to have so many great books waiting to be read. Thanks for dropping by :)

  6. Hi Jenny!

    Yes, I am going to RWA next year - not this year when it is in Florida. I did RT last year in Florida and much as I love the sun, that was enough of that, LOL. NY is going to be awesome!! I hope to have a few more books out by then (here's to thinking positively) to pay my way there for a the early bird tours. Come with me!!


  7. Now there's an incentive to write like mad! Probably I should start with the ambition to get to the Australian RWA Sydney conference--that might actually be doable--fly across the continent, kiss the Harbour Bridge, squeal at meeting Cathryn and Janni, come home and collapse :) Happy writing, Lilly!


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