Please welcome Cheryl Brooks and some very interesting guests…

Readers, today I have some very special guests for you.
Author Cheryl Brooks has written a fascinating series of books called The Cat Star Chronicles, the latest of which is called Rogue.  I have discussed the other books in the series in the past and today…um…well, today…oh, just keep reading…


newroguecover-2Hey, all you romance fans and Zetithian lovers, this is Jacinth “Jack” Tshevnoe, captain of the starship Jolly Roger and the heroine of The Cat Star Chronicles: Slave coming to you from the far reaches of the Terran Quadrant. Cheryl Brooks has asked me to do a little interview for Jennifer’s Random Musings with Kyra Aramis, a piano teacher who went to Darconia to teach the Princess Zealon how to play, but wound up with a whole lot more than she bargained for! If you think my story, Slave, was hot, wait until you read The Cat Star Chronicles: Rogue! OMG, this time out, there are TWO of them!


Jack: So, Kyra, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to be on Darconia.


Kyra: First of all, I’m a pianist, and have been nearly all my life. I’ve been teaching for a while now, and not finding any students with remarkable talent, so when I saw the ad for teaching an offworld princess, it sounded like something I should do.


Jack: Um, no offense, Kyra, but you don’t seem like the adventurous type. Darconia is a long way from Upper Sandusky, Ohio!


Kyra: You’re right about that. I’m not a bit brave—quite timid, really—but something told me I should give it a go.


Jack: And as we all know now, you’re very glad you did. Right?


Kyra: Well, you’ve seen Tychar and Trag, so you know. . .


Jack: Yes, I’ve seen them. They’re both gorgeous! One with green eyes and one blue, long black hair like Cat’s and . . . well, (clears throat) enough about that . . . Tychar has a white streak in his hair and the one Trag has is sort of orange.


Kyra: Yeah, they look like tigers. One Siberian, and one Bengal.


Jack (grinning): How do you like the way they purr?


Kyra: Oh, you know I love it! It’s irresistible!


Jack: So the guys were both slaves to Queen Scalia?


Kyra: Yes, she bought them from a trader not long after Zetith was destroyed. Paid a small fortune for them, too.


Jack: I’ll just bet she did. Two handsome young brothers, not a mark on them—it’s a wonder she didn’t hock the whole damn planet to buy them! But Darconians are lizards—look like a bunch of Tyrannosaurus Rex’s if you ask me—so, why would she want two Zetithians?


Kyra: She was a collector of rare and endangered species. She had a whole harem full of slaves.


Jack (archly): Harem, huh? Does that mean she. . . ?


Kyra(smiling thankfully): Not Ty and Trag. They liked Scalia—and she was crazy about them—but, well, like you said, Darconians are reptiles. They weren’t what you’d call physically compatible with Zetithians.


Jack: So, the guys have done without for how long?


Kyra: Twenty years.


Jack (letting out a long whistle): That’s a pretty long dry spell without appropriate female companionship!


Kyra (laughing): You’re really doing your best to keep this PG:13, aren’t you?


Jack: It’s a tough job when you’re talking about two Zetithians, isn’t it?


Kyra: Yes it is, especially when you consider that while on Darconia, they only wore two jeweled collars each.


Jack: Okay, one around their necks and the other around their—


Kyra (patting Jack’s hand): I think our readers can guess where the other one was.


Jack (tugging at the neckline of her shirt): Yeah. I suppose they can. (takes a deep breath) So tell me a little more about the two brothers. Different from each other?


Kyra: Oh, yes. Tychar is a charming rogue while Trag is a bit of a bad boy. (smiling fondly) I fell for Tychar on sight, but Trag, well, he has his good points, too. Like he once said: Tychar is my boyfriend, but Trag is just the bad boy I like to—well, maybe I shouldn’t finish that sentence, but you get the idea.


Jack: Yeah. I do. (runs a hand nervously through her hair)The mental picture alone is making me want to go find Cat and—


Kyra: PG-13, remember?


Jack: Yeah, right. Maybe we should stop the interview here and just recommend that—


Kyra: —they read the book?


Jack (clearly distracted): Huh? Oh, yeah, that’s it. Read the book . . .  What was the name of it again?


Kyra: The Cat Star Chronicles: Rogue. Now available in bookstores and online.


Jack: Are we done now, Cheryl? I really need to go find Cat. . . .


Cheryl Brooks: Yes, Jack, you can go now. Thanks for doing the interview for me. Sorry it got you so worked up.


Jack: Well, I know how hot one Zetithian is. I just can’t imagine what it would be like with two of them. . . .


Cheryl Brooks (grinning devilishly): Well, then, it’s a good thing I can, isn’t it? Thanks for the interview, Kyra.


Kyra (blushing): Oh, no, Cheryl, Thank YOU!


Cheryl Brooks: You are quite welcome, Kyra. It was my, um, pleasure. . . .  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer for having us here on her blog, too. As always, it’s been a lot of fun!


Kyra: Psst! Cheryl! Ask them, you know. . .


Cheryl Brooks: What our readers would have done in your situation? Yes, I’d like to know that, too—just to get a little discussion going.


Question One: Would you leave Earth and go halfway across the galaxy to embark upon a new job?


Question Two: Which would you choose? The charmer, the bad boy, or both?


Thank you, Cheryl, Jack and Kyra for that delightful interview.

Readers, don’t forget to look for Rogue and the rest of The Cat Star Chronicles in stores now!

To learn more about Cheryl and her books visit her website:


And go ahead and answer the questions above.

One lucky commenter will receive a copy of The Cat Star Chronicles: Rogue.

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow so be sure to return to see if you won.

Residents of US and Canada only, however.


19 Responses to Please welcome Cheryl Brooks and some very interesting guests…

  1. Lea says:

    Good Morning Cheryl and Jennifer:

    I just recently learned of your work through the blogging world and have read a couple of reviews of “Slave”, and one of “Rogue”. Your stories sound like great fun!

    Fun interview.

    Would I leave Earth and go halfway across the galaxy to embark upon a new job? I so would if it is different from the one I’ve got now! lol

    I would probably choose a bad boy, charmer if I had my way. A little verbal sparring is always fun. lol

    Thanks Cheryl and Jennifer!

    All the best to you both.

  2. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Hi Lea,
    Fun is what my books are all about! I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Donna says:

    Good Morning Ladies,
    I’m ready to travel to a Galaxy far far away if I knew I had a Zetithian waiting for me when I arrived. In a heartbeat. And I think that Bad Boy Trag would be the Cat for me. MEOUW!!!!!!
    But, I think I like to first take them both for Test drive. OK Now!!!!
    When does the Space craft blast off Cheryl?
    Thanks Cheryl and Jennifer!
    Have Fun.

  4. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Hi Donna,
    Your ship awaits!
    It was hard for Kyra to choose, but I think you’ll agree that a guy like Trag needs his own very special woman, not one he has to share with his brother. Stay tuned for his story, Hero, coming in spring 2010!

  5. Liza says:

    Cheryl, your books sound like such fun and sexy reads. Must pick this series up on my next bookstore trip.

    I would like to travel to a new galaxy for a job. I think I would have to try out both the charmer and the bad boy before I could pick.

  6. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Hi Liza!
    Ah, a comparison shopper! Good girl! I hope you enjoy the series!

  7. Marie Force says:

    I choose the bad boy, please!! BTW, Cheryl Brooks and PG13? LOL

  8. Cheryl Brooks says:

    LOL, Marie! No, I’m usually NOT PG13, which is why my blog has a warning page! Something told me you’d go for the bad boy….

  9. Blanche says:

    Hi Cheryl!

    I just finished reading Slave and LOVED it! I’m looking forward to reading Warrior and Rogue and to the new book coming in June…….Outcast!! 🙂

    I probably would travel to another galaxy for job and I would love a charmer with a bit of a bad boy in him!! 🙂

  10. Beth R says:

    To me part of the bad boys appeal is that he is charming so charming you can’t resist. I wouldn’t leave Earth now because my family is here but when I was younger I would have.

  11. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Hi Blanche!
    Those charming bad boys get us every time, don’t they? I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

  12. Cheryl Brooks says:

    I know what you mean, Beth. I wish I’d done more traveling before I had a husband and kids and horses and cats and plants and, well, you get the idea….
    I know a few ladies who are forever hooking up with the bad boys. They don’t usually make for a lasting relationship, but they sure have some good stories to tell!

  13. Cathy M says:

    There is just something about a bad boy that is hard to pass up.

  14. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Yes, Cathy, but only if he’s cute…

  15. Teresa W says:

    I’d go for the bad boy all the way, and hope he looks like Sawyer from Lost!

  16. Fedora says:

    Hmm… at this point in life I would leave for a new job only if my family could and wanted to go with 🙂 Plus, as a mostly WAHM, I don’t see this happening unless my family is transferred out there first!

    As for the charmer or the bad boy? Both–those silver-tongued bad boys are the most dangerous 😉

  17. Ana O says:

    Question 1: Yes!
    Question 2: Of course both! BOTH!
    …*Ahem* Cheryl awesome interview it was nice hearing from Jack and Kyra. I can only imagine what they’re doing with their Zetithians now. Lucky them XD

  18. Cheryl Brooks says:

    Hi Teresa, Ana, and Fedora,
    The bad boys seem to be winning, don’t they? But you know what they say: Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.

  19. я вот что скажу: мне понравилось!!

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