Can you go wrong with a Dianne Duvall novel? In my experience, it hasn’t happened yet.
The second book in the Aldebarian Alliance series, The Segonian, picks at the point in The Lasaran where they are attacked. And don’t worry, no tension is lost in the continuity. Dianne Duvall quickly gets our hearts pumping. Our girl Eliana is stranded in space with a few hours’ worths of oxygen while her rescue, the Ranasura, is weeks away. Commander Dagon and his crew quickly are falling for the charm of Eliana as they check in with her, sadly knowing that there is no chance they will arrive in time.
Thank Gathendians for the one positive thing they did was create the virus released on Earth that makes Eliana an Immortal Guardian. The only reason she could survive the weeks in deep space.
‘Hi, I’m Eliana, thank you for saving me.’ – Eliana
Ali: My questions today are about the cover artwork of the Aldebarian Alliance series. The Lasaran and Segonian covers are very dynamic, how do you feel they express the stories you were telling?
Dianne Duvall: I admit my book cover preferences have been strongly influenced by the years I worked in the independent film industry. I was accustomed to seeing movie posters that reflected a film’s storyline and—at the same time—piqued moviegoers’ interest. So I wanted the covers of the Aldebarian Alliance books to reflect what readers will find in the new series. And I believe they do a stellar job (forgive the pun).
Quite a bit of The Lasaran takes place on Earth. Taelon (the hero) is alone and suffers greatly before Lisa finds him, risks much to free him, and shows him the first kindness he’s known in years. So I wanted to cover to reflect his solitude, which it does well. 🙂 When he and Lisa later venture into space, their trip is a very active and harrowing one, as reflected by the battle erupting in the background.
The Segonian, on the other hand, takes place entirely in space. The hero is the fierce commander of the battleship Ranasura. And the heroine is a powerful immortal warrior from Earth. So both totally kick ass. 🙂 They also forge a friendship before they even meet in person while Dagon and his crew race to reach Eliana before her oxygen runs out . . . a friendship that continues to grow once they meet, soon deepening into love. I think their stance on the cover—both their closeness and their ferocity—reflects this well. The book is also full of action, as evinced by the background.
I came by The Lasaran via another author’s recommendation. That particular author is aces in my book because I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
The Aldebarians are searching for their princess, who came to earth seeking an alliance between the two planets. Taelon only wants to rescue his sister, Riska, and return her home, but fate has other plans–the humans capture and study him torturously for years.
Lisa Holt is a down on her luck college student who has no one and nothing to call her own. She is eeking by taking on medical trial gigs that provide the basics like free food and rent money. Neither she nor her mentor knows whether the governmental trial for psychics is the real deal, but it looks promising as far as a payout, and she needs the money.