Now for the alien mammoths…
Did I get your attention with the title? Yes, Tundra 37 has alien mammoths! When creating my ice world, I thought about Earth’s ice age and all the creatures that inhabited the tundra. In the first book of the New Dawn series, I had giant sandworms, so this book needed a beast to rival them. I couldn’t have real mammoths, of course, because this was another planet altogether, so I made up my own.
These mammoths have several spikey tusks that twirl around their head in a crown. A snout of thick, wrinkly skin dangles in front of a sharp toothed mouth. Their hair is made of muscles that extend and wrap around you, and they’re very very hungry. Whereas Earth’s mammoths ate mostly vegetation, these alien mammoths are out for meat!
The mammoths play a pivotal role in Tundra 37, because the main character, Gemme, has to battle them to save the man she’s paired with, Miles Brentwood.
In Paradise 21, the main character didn’t like her lifemate, but this is the opposite case in Tundra 37. Gemme thinks Miles is so achingly gorgeous, she knows everyone will believe she devised the pairing herself, being the only matchmaker on the ship. So, she deletes it, and suffers for the rest of the book as she gets to know him on an expedition to search for more fuel.
I can tell you right now, someone on the expedition doesn’t survive one of the mammoth attacks… you’ll have to read Tundra 37 to find out who!
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and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, SynergEbooks, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Aubrie teaches flute at Plymouth State University and the Manchester Community Music School. Please visit her website: www.authoraubrie.com
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Science-Fiction, Romance
Brentwood—a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer’s memory.
Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever. With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.
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Thank you Audrey for the awesome guest post!Gemme sounds great!