SFR Brigade Blog Hop: Rachel's Alien Planet

Welcome to the second midsummer blog hop hosted by the members of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade! The bottom of this post contains the links to the rest of the blogs. Don't be shy! We have some great prizes. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win. The prizes are listed in the box at the bottom of this post.

When I saw the blog theme I decided to share about my alien planet, Lok'ma. It's the lost home of an enslaved humanoid alien race and most of the first book, My Name Is A'yen, takes place here.

About three years ago I found out about the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and spent a couple hours looking at pictures. Back then I had no idea I would one day be writing science fiction.

When A'yen came to me and I found out they were looking for his planet, I knew the Plitvice Lakes had to make an appearance. I ended up building the entire planet around these lakes. They're gobsmackingly gorgeous, especially when they're frozen.

I also have a thing for autumn leaves. Except I live in Louisiana where there's basically no such thing. Lok'ma's trees come in many colors. All the time. I spent several more hours on Google one evening looking at fall foliage in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.

Lok'ma continues to be a work-in-progress. These two features are my favorites, and my characters' favorites.
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  1. Beautiful photos!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  2. Love the pictures!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. Beautiful images, and I can see how they'd inspire an alien world, especially the fall foliage.

  4. Great pictures. I enjoyed your post.

  5. Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for participating!

    doxisrcool at aol.com

  6. Love the beautiful pictures. Sounds great and I am looking forward to reading . Thanks for the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for the glimpse into your creative process and for the fantastic pictures.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  8. Thanks for the great post!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  9. The lakes are gorgeous and very inspirational!

  10. Oh my goodness those images are beautiful! You must've really enjoyed writing with that "world" in mind! Great post.

  11. Great photos, enjoyed your post.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Wow, the pictures of the lakes are stunning. I can definitely see the inspiration for your alien world.

  13. Hi! Awesome post! I love the pictures! Wouldnt it be fun to explore that area? Love it!
    Loving this hop! So many awesome authors! :) Thank you! Have a great day!