Lorraine Franklin has always been something of an eccentric person. She works in an antique store and was raised by a man who believed in everything from vampires to alien wizards, so she has a healthy sense of wonder about the world and enjoys being who she is, even if it means that she's lonely and doesn't have anyone to share her life with.
"Good first start"
A year ago, the Earth survived an attack by a race of aliens bent on their destruction called the Alva. Haven remembers watching news reports about it with her family and being glad that she lived far enough away from where the aliens had landed that it didn't affect her very much. She's never met an alien, never seen one - aside from on TV - and she's fine with that. She likes her normal, routine life just fine, thanks very much.
Ten years ago, the Calphesians, a warrior race from far beyond our stars, invaded Earth with the intention to kill everyone they found and take the planet's resources for themselves. In order to prevent the destruction of the human race, a treaty was set, allowing the Calphesians to remain on Earth and use its resources as long as they didn't kill anyone or hurt the people. In addition, they would be able to pick and choose from a selection of human women to marry and have children with, in order to keep their kind from dying out.
"FINALLY! Dark skinned girl gets an alien LOVER!!"
Earth is in chaos. It's a sort of organized chaos to be sure, but when a planet is inhabited by the Alva, a hostile race of aliens from a far-off world, chaos is inevitable. The Randoran from planet Dorn are a warrior race who have feuded with the Alva for centuries, and when they discover that the Alva have taken Earth for their own, they want to help protect the humans if they can. And so a rescue mission is mounted for Earth, and they arrive in style, speaking with the humans to assure them they come in peace.
"Great Sci-Fi Romance"
With his skill on the battlefield, Atlas is highly sought after by the females of his kind and other kinds as well, but there has never been that spark. When he's chosen to accompany the princess of their people to Earth, he thinks nothing of it. It'll be a good distraction from things that aren't going the way he wants them to, if anything. Certainly he doesn't anticipate any kind of foul plot afoot with consequences that reach far beyond their own kind. He definitely doesn't expect to meet Katlyn Pierce, bartender by night, student by day.
"Great Short Story With No-Nonsense!"