Michelle Howard – - Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author

Throwback-Honor Bound


I didn’t get to do a throwback last week so I’m doing a true blast from the past. Honor Bound is not only the first sci fi romance I ever wrote it was my first nano project and my first marriage of convenience. It features and old school barbarian warlord hero who learns to compromise for alien wife. When I wrote the story of Vaan and Mikayla, I wanted to do something similar to the historicals I read when I started reading romance books. I liked sword wielding highlanders or the prince who needed to save his kingdom but I also liked ALIENS. LOL. So, I took bit of all those elements I liked and voila 🙂

I didn’t know a lot about dos and don’ts when I wrote this book. It never crossed my mind that two aliens falling in love wasn’t quite in and that one (preferably the woman) was supposed to be the human from Earth. Heck, I didn’t even think that Mikayla’s reptilian physiology would bother readers. (and it did for some lol) Looking back now, I’m glad I didn’t know that stuff though. I’m so proud of this book that helped launch my love for writing sci-fi romances. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it and yes I’m completely bias 🙂 The cover is a bit cheeky but trust me, the story inside I think is worth a peek.

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To save her people, Mikayla S’Apul has only two options: Become a prize in the upcoming battle or take control of her fate. When a worn journal falls into her hands revealing the secrets of a legendary group of warriors, Mikayla realizes it holds the answer to her dilemma. A marriage of convenience is the only way to protect the Raasa people.

Overlord Vaan Galip is the commander of the Warlord army tasked with protecting Kabanians and bringing peace to his lands. Betrayed by one of his own, joining with Mikayla S’Apul would provide her people with protection while giving him the opportunity for vengeance. Falling for the Raasa female was never part of his plans. When a common enemy threatens, Vaan and Mikayla learn the true depth of what it means to be bound not only by marriage but by honor.