“There is nothing to fear,” said Beon “this deeper connection, this combining, can only last for as long as we touch. You remain you, I remain myself, but for these moments we can each cross the barrier between male and female - and become…both. ”
Life for four women changes forever when they are abducted by four alien males.
The men, far from being bug-eyed monsters, are 95% human.
Despite the circumstances, the women - a lawyer, a teacher, an athlete and a soldier - are fascinated by their captors.
Especially when they learn of the situation that has driven the men to abduct them.
A genetic disorder on their home planet has resulted in a massive imbalance between the sexes. Male births have overtaken female births to such an extent that most men can never hope to have a relationship with a woman.
Let alone sex.
The women gradually discover that the 5% difference gives the aliens an unusual power to connect at a deep level, an ability which brings with it an astonishing intimacy where each partner can experience the other's sensations directly.
But their discoveries are overshadowed by a serious threat, not just to themselves, but to Earth itself.
The aliens' spaceship turns out to be one of a fleet, built to harvest women to restore the planet's sexual balance.
The four alien abductors, wanting no part of this and believing that nothing should happen without the women's consent, have stolen their ship and, by a billion-to-one chance, discovered Earth.
But they have been tracked.
An erotic connection that goes beyond the physical
I find it quite difficult to define my book.
An easy catch-all might be 'chick lit' and it certainly fits that genre. But it also doesn't do it justice.
It could also be filed under 'science fiction' but - again - the SF is just a vehicle for the important stuff.
For example, AA has a strong feminist vibe: the four women, each from different walks of life, are strongly independent. They're confident, adventurous and independent. The sisterhood that grows up between them is, I hope, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the book. Which also makes it quite funny in places.
It is, of course, romantic but in a grown-up way. The women are all close to 30, so they know what they want. And what they don't want.
There is some powerful erotic content, but in a way that is totally unique: sex as you've never imagined it. (Or perhaps you have?). But you'll have to read it to find out what I mean!
Putting the sex aside, it's exciting in other ways, as the women get caught up in a power struggle that has enormous implications for all women on Earth.
I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adriana Nicolas began writing as an an advertising copywriter for several top London agencies.
In 2014 she finally decided to take up 'serious' writing and 'Sacmis' is her debut novel.
She is married with two daughters and lives and writes in Buckinghamshire.
© Adriana Nicolas 2015