Science fiction stories that include paranormal elements... also known as "vampires in space".
When her sister was selected to be the dinner of an outer-space vampire in exchange for supplies, Josia Ashen took her place assuming it would mean her death. But Dark-pilot Dimitri is delighted with the spirit as well as the body of the lovely woman he finds tied to a tree. Even Arthur, his fussy computer, approves of the voluptuous Josia.
Dimitri wants to make her status as his “bride” a reality, but a hasty promise to her sister may come back to haunt him if he can’t earn Josia’s love.