After generations of warfare, Earth has been ravaged by war and famine, finally settling into peace only to be invaded by the alien Delroi. General Alrik Torfa needs a mate and his seers promise them for many of his people on the distant planet Earth. He doesn't expect his mate to come easily, but is more than a little surprised to find her leading Earth's army. Outmanned and outgunned, there is no way the Earth forces can win.
Sergeant Major Laney Bradford has always played her part and served her people well, but the demands of the Delroi's surrender are a bit extreme. Marriage? To one of them? Not likely. But she's fought for peace her entire life and when a conspiracy lead by her people threaten the surrender negotiations, Laney must choose. Will she submit to the alien invader or lead the fight against him?
Originally published in 2008.