Tainted Magic

A Magic New Mexico Novella

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Part of the Magic New Mexico series:
  • Tainted Magic

The Witch and the Wolf…

Arabella Visante is the daughter of the High Priestess of the last pureblood coven in existence. The law of the coven forbids a witch or warlock from joining with any other – but, what is a witch to do when she finds her true mate is a wolf shifter?

Dante Liekos feels the call of his mate on a cellular level. He quickly realizes that being with him would force Arabella to betray her coven. Unable to allow his mate to suffer, Dante makes the most difficult decision of his life – to let Arabella go. He hides his own feelings in order to keep her safe and give her a future where she belongs.

Spinning out of control, Arabella is confused by the messages she receives from the Fates and her love for Dante. Broken and lost, she is unable to choose between her coven and her mate and is driven to take a dangerous path – one that could ultimately lead to her death.

Will the coven – and Arabella’s parents – understand that sometimes love doesn’t follow the rules?

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Orion’s Gate: Team Galaxy Riders. The Great Space Race!

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Part of the The Great Space Race series:
  • Orion's Gate: Team Galaxy Riders. The Great Space Race!

Coming November 21, 2017!

The Great Space Race!
A multi-author extravaganza! Bringing some of your favorite characters from your favorite SFR authors into a new world!

The emotions evoked by the passionate alien empath could kill them both.

Trapped in another galaxy and forced into a deadly contest, Armond Nolde wants one thing: Win so he can return home and continue his life’s work as an Earth Protector creating portals.

His assigned partner, Vin, is large, passionate and overly talkative. She’s everything Armond is not. An Empath, Vin is fascinated by the emotionless albino. He’s easy on the eyes and cold as space—or so it seems.

Armond soon learns that Vin possesses an intelligence that rivals his own. When he is forced to connect with his psi to save Vin’s life, she discovers his deadly secret. More powerful than any psi before him, his control is slipping. Threatening to unleash a deadly force.

If they bond it could destroy them both.

 

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Origins

A Novella Prequel in the Tethered Wings Series

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She was just an ordinary waitress, crushing on a construction foreman.

One night together changed their world.

Their entire world.

By the end, every person on the planet had heard the legend of Trina and Nico.

Fact is stranger than fiction in Origins, the short story prequel in the explosive new series, Tethered Wings.

 

Reviews:Carol on Good Reads wrote:

Origins is the prequel to the Tethered Wings series by Sabine Priestley. It’s a short novella but you will get to meet the original couple, Nico and Trina, sensari and human, that forever changed the definition of “tethered!”

Nico Roth is Head Foreman at New World Construction in Vega. He is sensari, a winged man. When sensari meet their perfect mate, they tether for life, an unbreakable bond. Vega is a new country where humans and sensari are learning to live and work together. Nico has been having breakfast every morning at Garfunkel’s Diner just to get a short visit with the cute waitress there. It brightens his day to start it with her.

Trina Korathen looks forward to Nico’s visit every morning. He’s such a beautiful man. So she takes the initiative and finally asks him for a drink. They meet after work but don’t end up staying long at the bar. The evening quickly progresses to a night of passionate love making. But when they awake the next morning, it’s obvious something is wrong with Trina. She’s in horrible pain. What is happening to her?

The condition Trina is found in is unprecedented. She’s kept in isolation at the hospital and Nico is kept from seeing her. The longer they are apart, the worse the emptiness is. Finally one of the doctors figures out what is happening and Nico and Trina are quickly catapulted into the center of the news media.

These two set the stage for many couples to come, some of which you will meet in the following books. I am just in love with this series and getting to meet Nico and Trina really helps my overall understanding of the series. I can’t wait to see what Sabine has in store for us next! If you haven’t yet, you can transition right on into Twice Tethered which is already out.


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Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Anthology

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Part of the Pets in Space Anthology series:
  • Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Anthology

The pets are back!

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first months profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.


TWELVE ORIGINAL NEVER RELEASED STORIES IN EMBRACE THE ROMANCE: PETS IN SPACE 2

PEARL’S DRAGON

A Novella in the Dragon Lords of Valdier Series

By S.E. Smith (New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

Asim Kemark has lived a long, lonely life. It is only his pledge to his former king and to Mandra Reykill that keeps him, his dragon, and his symbiot from going crazy. He has given up on ever finding his true mate and devotes himself to caring for the wide assortment of creatures on Mandra and Ariel’s mountain retreat. The last thing he expects when he visits the palace is to lose control of his dragon and his symbiot when they sense their true mate. Before he knows it, he has kidnapped her!

Pearl St. Claire is enjoying a new adventure – learning to live on an alien planet. As a mature woman in her sixties, she thought she had experienced just about everything life could throw at her – only to discover she really hasn’t experienced anything yet! She is both amused and exasperated when one of the dragon-shifting aliens kidnaps her, believing she is his true mate.

Life is no longer boring or lonely as Asim courts the spirited human woman who has enchanted him, but he isn’t the only one who has noticed Pearl or the unusual animals under his care. When poachers attack, determined to steal the exotic creatures under his protection – including Pearl and a new clutch of alien eggs from Earth - he will do everything he can to protect them. Can one dragon keep the most precious creatures under his care safe, or will he lose the biggest battle of his life?


A GRIM PET

A Novella in the Tornian Series

By M.K. Eidem (USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

The Great Raptor is a fearsome and deadly creature; and while the raptor is no one’s pet, he is fiercely protective and loving of his family…

Carly and Miki have never forgotten the story that Grim told them of the Great Raptor, the symbol of their new home world Luda. Yet, it is the comparison their mother once told them of the Great Raptor to Grim that gives them the courage to help the injured bird they find in the garden.

Find out what happens when their single act of love, faith, and kindness creates far-reaching consequences that no one, including their mother and Grim, could ever have predicted.


The Prince, the Pilot, and the Puppy

A Novella in The Star Series

By Susan Grant (New York Times/USA TODAY Bestselling, and RITA Award Winning Author)

Trysh joined the Space Forces with the secret hope that her absentee father might notice her accomplishments and acknowledge her. At the top of her game as a starfighter pilot, the last thing she needs is a way too charming prince to get in her way. Trysh had learned at a young age what happened when a person lost their heart to someone above their social class – it led to heartache.

Prince Rornn feels fortunate he can pursue his passion both in the air and on the ground. He decides being third in line for the throne definitely has its advantages – it allowed him to join the Space Forces as a top-gun starfighter pilot. What he doesn’t expect is to find a woman there who not only competes with him – she completes him!

Everything Rornn tries appears to push Trysh further away – that is until they rescue a tiny, starving yipwag pup on the surface of an alien world. It turns out that “Puppy” is as good at sniffing out terrorists as she is at helping her two clueless humans figure out that they need each other as much as they do her.

Can Rornn convince Trysh that he is nothing like her father and that she is just the right woman for him before the terrorists discover their furry little companion?


Wired for Love

By Michelle Howard

Hunter Gils has put his past in the military behind him. Now his focus is on his bar and the less than savory clientele. Life is perfect – except for a gray-eyed beauty who refuses his advances.

Narelle Bindu wasn’t immune to the tall, dark stranger working at The Zone. He wanted her – and she wanted him. The only drawback was she didn’t have room in her life for a man, not even one as tempting as Hunter.

When a deadly attack creates the perfect opening for an old enemy, the two lovers must work together to survive. What they never expect is to find an ally willing to help them – even if that help has four legs. Can their four-legged friend keep Hunter and Narelle alive long enough to find out that one night would never be enough?


Rescued by the Cyborg

A Novella in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Series

By Cara Bristol (USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

A cyborg’s haunted past and a Faria’s clouded future entwine…

Hostage and sole survivor Solia waits for death at the hands of vicious predatory aliens when Cy-Ops agent Guy Roarke disobeys orders and charges in. A former medic, he initiates emergency medical procedures before rushing her to Cybermed.

Guy is taken with Solia, but the guilt of a past mistake won’t allow him to plan for a future with the delicate, brave beauty. Life is so uncertain, he can’t even keep Mittzi, the kitten his niece gave him. What he can do is see to it Solia gets the help she needs for a full recovery. But when best intentions place her in greater danger, it’s up to a little kitten to make everything all right again.


Star Cruise: Songbird

A Novella in The Sectors SF Romance Series

By Veronica Scott

Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he is also dealing with a recent inheritance – of the feathered kind! The alien bird that his great-grandfather so kindly left him was now sharing his quarters and making his life miserable. It wasn’t helping that his assignment wasn’t making his job any easier either – at least until he had to save her life.

Karissa is on her way up the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.

Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes. When a deranged fan issues a death threat, Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what is going on before he loses Karissa, or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart - permanently?


Time Trap

A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series

By Pauline Baird Jones

Hiding in time is not as easy as you’d think…

Madison lives by the rules of a time travel rebel – never tell anyone your real name, not if you want to remain alive. On the track of a traitor, Madison and her parrot partner, Sir Rupert, time travel into a trap. Their only way out sends them back in time and into the arms of a man that ignites a fire inside her.

USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble – not the kind he’d like to be, but still in trouble. He is bored out of his mind! Ordered to recuperate on a quiet bay away from the Garradian outpost, he’s ready to mutiny and go back to his beloved engines. When his friends send him a gift from Area 51, he figures it will relieve his boredom for an hour or so – until he turns it on and he gets his second present of the day.

Madison would love to get to know Briggs better, but it is just too dangerous. Unfortunately, she might not have much choice. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and discover a happy-ever-after forged through time?


Courting Disaster: StarDog 2

A Novella in the Inherited Stars Universe Series

By Laurie A. Green

From monk to married…

Captain Navene Jagger’s certainty he will be promoted to command a new battleship is doused when the admiral instead assigns him on what appears to be a suicide mission. If that wasn’t bad enough, he finds his self-imposed decision to be a military monk is thrown to the far reaches of the galaxy when he is ordered to escort Ketsia Tayah and her StarDog through the treacherous, rogue-infested Bradley’s Rift in a battered derelict of a vessel – a task that also makes him have to confront his painful past.

Ketsia’s past had taught her a lot. The universe was not only a very dangerous place, it turns out that it is also a lot smaller than she would have liked! Ketsia is rattled when she discovers that she and her StarDog are to be escorted by the man she formerly had a crush on. She swears life couldn’t get any more complicated until they are thrown into jeopardy and have to pretend they are married!

Jag soon realizes there is more at stake than his pride when dangerous rogues threaten their spaceship. After he learns the ship, the mission, and the StarDog are all much more than they seem will he be able to save Ketsia, his career, and the day? Or will self-sacrifice be the only way to save those under his protection?


Sensate

A Novella in the Alien Attachments Series

By Sabine Priestley

Marco Dar’s position as an Earth Protector means he spends an incredible amount of time alone in space. His only company is with the talkative com unit. It isn’t until he stops at the Galaxy Spinner restaurant that he discovers his com has become sentient – and it wants a physical form!

Dr. Zara Mancini hasn’t seen Marco Dar in over eleven years. As far as she is concerned, that still isn’t long enough. When Marco approaches her with an unusual request, she is torn between her fascination with the project, and wanting to leave him eating her space dust.

Marco is quickly falling all over again for Zara’s beautiful smile and gorgeous lips. Young and foolish, he sabotaged their relationship years ago. Now he has a second chance. Can he convince Zara to help his AI, and prove to her that he is a different man?


Gib and the Tibbar

A Novella in the Galactic Defenders Series

By Jessica E. Subject

A dedicated Defender to the core, Gib is willing to go to any planet the Galactic Alliance sends him. That is, until he’s sent with his squad to Hemera for their Alorama ceremony, far from any threat of Erebus invasion and with no chance for promotion.

Vilarra has lived on Hemera all her life, working hard in the kitchens of the royal palace until she achieved lead hand. But learning of the universe beyond her world reveals her insignificance and shreds her sense of accomplishment and purpose.

With the help of a furry, little tibbar, Gib is determined to win the affection of Vilarra, prove to her how significant she is to him and the people who depend on her. But will his personal mission be cut short before he has the chance to win her heart?


Pet Trade

A Novella in the Central Galactic Concordance Series

By Carol Van Natta

The vast Central Galactic Concordance strictly prohibits genetic experimentation and alteration of humans on any of its 500 member planets. Unfortunately, animals are not included in those regulations...

Veterinarian Bethnee Bakonin has made a home for herself on a frontier planet in the frozen north. Her minder talent for healing all kinds of animals would ordinarily assure her success, but her unwilling stint in the shady pet trade industry left her damaged and scared.

"Volunteered" for a black-box research project, elite forces Jumper Axur Tragon now has dangerous experimental tech in his cybernetic limbs. He escapes the project and steals a freighter, but ship damage forces him to crash-land in the northern mountains of a frontier planet. He's surprised to discover the freighter's cargo contains a secret shipment of designer pets. Determined to do right by them, he enlists reluctant Bethnee's aid in caring for them—a definite challenge, considering Bethnee is terrified of him.

They will need all the help they can get from their unusual pets to save the day when ruthless mercenaries pose a threat. Can Axur and Bethnee work together to overcome their limitations, or will they lose everything they have vowed to protect – including each other?


Mascot

A Novella in the Aeon's Legacy Series

By Alexis Glynn Latner

Daya Tattujayan is the manager of a remote and nearly derelict space mining station. She has plenty of problems to deal with even before the interstellar syndicate that owns the station sends an auditor to check up on her work.

Rik Gole is a nomadic interstellar auditor with no roots to tie him down. He is ruthless when he has to be and very good at what he does, but Rik would be the first to admit that a woman like Daya and a place like this station are way outside of his previous experience.

Before Daya and Rik can decide whether they are antagonists, allies, or something more, an unexpected enemy attacks the station. To save their lives, they must dare to trust each other. And they need help from a very unconventional defender—Daya’s mysterious alien pet, the mascot of Star Corner Station.

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Vega Falling

Tethered Wings Book Two

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A female human could be the shifter's one weakness…

Vega grows stronger the more sensari use it as their sanctum from the brutal caste system of Mandori. And leader Damon Forester will stop at nothing to keep it safe from their enemies.

Until Tara Newton, a hacker with a troubled past, stumbles upon some of his measures. No human should have been able to breach his shifter’s protective essence and locate the code hidden in Vega’s financial systems.

That makes her a dangerous oddity—one his other half demands more of.

As Mandori ups its game, threatening the entire sensari population of Vega, Damon loses his presidency, and possibly the woman his shifter has claimed for mate.

There will be no happy ever after unless they can stop Mandori, and save Vega’s refugees.

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Twice Tethered

Tethered Wings Book One

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Sensari only bond once. Until now…

Winged sensari Morgan Steele defected to Vega to escape an unfair caste system. Brilliant human scientist Priya Desai’s dream is to work for the genetic tech giant Morgan built with his freedom.

When Morgan saves Priya from an aggressive Sensari, the shields they’ve erected to keep their mutual attraction at bay come down. What should have been one night of pleasure results in a second tethering for Morgan, whose mate died four years ago, and a transformation for Priya. Neither should have been possible.

No longer human, Priya is a rare hybrid, scorned by the sensari. As Morgan helps her through the transition, his enemies fight to destroy his company, accusing him of genetically forcing a second tether.

If Morgan wants to maintain his hard-earned freedom and a life with Priya, he’ll have to find out if the second tethering was engineered by his enemies, or if his bond with Priya is real.

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Priya's phone pinged with a new text message.

Got your number from the PR database. So, are you team Morgan or Christopher? I’m honestly torn. Ping me when you’re done 🙂 Tara

Priya’d had a picture of Christopher on her wall for over a year when she was younger. I think I’d have to say Christopher. I had a teenage crush on him.

They should be there in three, two, one…

The office doors opened and Priya shoved her phone in her purse. She crossed her arms, but that seemed like the wrong body language, so she clasped her hands in front of her and tried not to look like an idiot. It was a nice gesture, meeting new employees and all, but she could have done without it.

Christopher was even more gorgeous up close. He wore a perfectly tailored suit which hinted of muscle and screamed power. No sign of his wings.

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She’d watched a video online showing how the main ribs telescoped into themselves when retracted. The membrane between was paper thin but strong as steel. She’d found the process oddly erotic.

Christopher’s body briefly filled the doorway before Morgan Steele sauntered into the room. His gaze locked onto her and she was hit by a flash of déjà vu. She was close enough to touch two of the most powerful men in Vega, probably the world, and she couldn’t look away from him.

He finally broke the connection when he followed Christopher with introductions. Standing behind the other recruits, she fought to calm her rioting nerves. What the heck was that? The new shirt she wore had a tag in the side seam and it was poking her. She pulled at the fabric.

Next in line, Christopher’s handshake was firm and professional.

When she came to Morgan she nearly lost her vertical position in the world. His touch sent her body into sensory overdrive. The attraction reached nearly panic proportions and heat flushed from head to toe.

“It’s nice to meet you, Ms. Desai.” His voice was husky and smooth. Sensuality incarnate. And that accent, the way he articulated the common language, damn it was sexy.

She yanked at her shirt again. “Thank you, it’s a pleasure.” Her voice came out steady, thank god, and pleasure was definitely the word.

He released her and motioned for her to follow the others. Just the thought of him right on her heels sent another surge of insane energy through her. She swallowed hard and raised her chin a notch. It was only lunch, what’s the worst that could happen?

The heel of her shoe wobbled and her step faltered. Yep, she’d jinxed it. A warm hand closed around her elbow. All the heat rushed straight to her core and she felt her cheeks flush a second time. He smelled of the forest and rain. How could someone smell like that? This wasn’t good. Looking at him would only make it worse, but she couldn’t ignore him either.

“Erm. Thank you.” That sounded pathetic even to her ears.

“The pleasure is all mine.” His voice was too low for the others to hear and the pleasure was most certainly not all his.

Christopher led them into Morgan’s office where a dining table was set up along with a three-member catering crew. Priya sat as far from Morgan as she could, but it was difficult to keep her eyes off him. There was something just under the surface. Something primal. Sinful. Whatever it was, it called to her on a cellular level.

Christopher guided the conversation, asking each new employee about themselves in turn. She kept her answers simple. Mom and Dad still married. Younger brother, Jake, who was studying electrical engineering and wanted to move to Vega as well. Staying clear of what her mother thought of sensari and Vega in general she answered Christopher’s questions, but Morgan’s presence imbued every word. When their gazes met, his face was a mask, but those ice-blues were intense. The man radiated power and the tilt of his lips hinted at carnal pleasures.

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Liberation – Alien Attachments #3

Alien Attachments Book 3

Book Cover: Liberation - Alien Attachments #3
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ISBN: 9781625179579
Pages: 237

Following the signal of foreign psi to an old abandoned building on Florin 5, Balastar Alder literally stumbles across the pugnacious raven-haired beauty, Kit Athorika.

He’s not the only one who’s looking for the mysterious portal making devices in her possession. When Torogs attack, she ports them to safety. Without the help of a single Portal Master.

Balastar offers to repay the favor by getting her off-planet and back to her own ship. Their escape is complicated when the Torog’s pursue. Forced to go silent and lay-low in an asteroid field, they have little to do. Fortunately, the chemistry between them ignites and they find endless ways to occupy their time.

Balastar convinces her to come and meet his boss, Lord Cavacent. Recently relocated to Earth, the Sandarian clan included a handful of rogue Portal Masters. Kit has her own reasons for hating and fearing the Portal Masters, but she needs all the help she can get to save her planet. She reluctantly agrees to seek out Lord Cavacent’s help, and his connections to the Galactic Trade Organization and its powerful military.

The Portal Masters’ Guild on Sandaria has controlled intergalactic portals throughout the galaxy for centuries, and jealously guard their secrets. One of those secrets has kept Kit’s home world under quarantine for nearly thirty years. But portals across the galaxy are failing and the guild is getting desperate.

Finding themselves bonded wasn’t expected, but having a psi-mate had its advantages. Can Kit and Balastar free an entire planet and take down a guild as old as the Masters without losing their lives?

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"What are you doing?" she said, her voice a hiss. "That's the most congested vector off the planet."

"And because of that, it has the highest hold pattern."

The side of her mouth pulled upward. "You're not going to use the vector."

He winked at her. She was a pilot all right.

"Are you sure this shiny bucket can handle it?"

"She can handle it. Can you?"

"Pfft. I guarantee I've done more vectorless in-and-outs than you'll ever do."

  Interesting. The only reason for not using the atmosphere controlled vectors was either to avoid detection or because of the need for speed.

 

Reviews:Carol on Amazon wrote:

This book is a crazy, sexy, nonstop ride from the beginning to the end as this group once again puts themselves in danger to do the right thing, to free the Vertans and restore order on Sandaria. There are no slow spots in this book, it kept me turning the pages all the way through. I have really enjoyed getting to know all the characters I have met throughout these books but I think Balastar and Kit might be my favorite. I have loved this series from the start and highly recommend it.

“My Lady, My love, My life.”

La Crimson Femme on Amazon wrote:

This is my favourite book in the series to date. Liberation kicks it up a notch with great characters, questions answered and more questions asked! I love it. Balastar Alder is featured in this book. He is not second string to anyone. He previously minored in the first book as a possible mate with Dani. Balastar is the prototype white knight who does everything perfectly. He doesn't have a syndrome to save the damsel in distress. He is the hero who can save the damsel. To think he could ever play second fiddle is just crazy talk.

Balastar's leading lady is Kit Athorika from the mysterious planet with psi different than generally known. Kit is a perfect match to Balastar. Kit is spunky, all heart and just all around love-able. These two characters are appealing and I really liked them. I rooted for them and their sexual chemistry is hawt. The sex in this story is nicely erotic and yet it is the plot of this story which really captures my attention and makes me stay up until the wee hours reading it.

The mysteries of the Portal Masters are revealed and we finally learn more about the Kit's people. For those who enjoyed Morgan Hawke's Interstellar series, this third book contains similar plot elements just without the kink. Kit and Balastar are well matched as they work to free her people. The story is fast paced with the right amount of action interspersed with sexy time. The showdown with the Portal Masters is what really becomes interesting. It opens this world up to more world building which I hope Ms. Priestley will continue. I am intrigued by the new entity, Orion.

I can see the growth in Ms. Priestley's writing with each subsequent book. The characters are better developed and the plot is tighter. The character dialogue is fluid. The read is smoother as the pace flows up and down in an easy cadence to enspell a reader. The imagery in this story is animated and easy to visualize. The hook at the end of the book is well done. Recommended for space opera readers who enjoy feisty females with a sexy heart-breaker hero.

* Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.


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Rebellion – Alien Attachments #2

Book Cover: Rebellion - Alien Attachments #2
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: 9781616505790
Pages: 178

Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?

Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender…

 

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“I had to get away from you. From us.”

In that instant, he knew he could never let that happen. He shook his head. Her right arm was bleeding. There was a puncture wound that went all the way through her forearm and a jagged tear, or maybe bite marks, below that. “You’re a mess, Red.” A beautiful fracking mess.

She stood perfectly still as he placed his fingers on either side of the hole, her blood slick under his touch. The psi connection necessary to heal flowed through them both. He had to place his other hand against the bark of the tree she leaned on to steady himself. Once the bleeding stopped, he placed his fingers over the tear. Another deep connection to stop the bleeding, and they both moaned.

The pleasure caused by their psi connection was overwhelming. This was no mere chemistry. She was his psi-mate. There was no question now. Once the bleeding stopped, he let go of her arm.

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Her eyes bore into him, and he was lost. He took her hand and led her deeper into the forest until he found the trail he was looking for. They followed it in silence. She never once asked where he was taking her. Their psi danced, and the tension between them increased with every step. Finally, they came to the small one-room hunting shack he’d been coming to in order to get some distance from her.

Ironic.

As they neared the porch, the moonlight caught her hair, and it blazed red. He reached out and pulled a leaf from her tresses before leading her inside.

He knew she wouldn’t protest. She couldn’t stop this anymore than he could. Their psi were deeply meshed together now and simply awaited their bodies to join. They took off their clothes quickly and finally came together with nothing between them.

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Reviews:Jean on Xtream Delusions wrote:

When finding your mate is everything you could hope for and everything you dread… Neither Ria or Ty are exactly thrilled with finding their psi-mate… not when Ty believes Ria to be part of a military regime that saw his people enslaved and his parents killed… not when Ria watched Ty kill a man in cold blood. Like it or not, though, they are bonded and each night brings prophetic dreams.

I really liked Ria in Alien Attachments. I loved her in Rebellion. This ex-military maven may be petite, but she exemplifies all that is a touted in a redhead. She’s fast, has a bit of a temper and can definitely be deadly if the situation warrants it. She’s also all woman… shopping trips for girly fashions, giggle fests with her bestie and total heartache when she discovers her psi-mate is a cold stone killer… and she wants to know why. She sure didn’t expect to find herself embroiled in a rebellion on a far-flung planet when she sought answers. It seems the whole galaxy has been misled when it comes to the native Curzans of Mitah. These are no illiterate, simple-minded people. Far from it. And, if what she suspects is true they never should have been subjugated to begin with.

Fifteen years ago, Ty watched as his parents were murdered in front of a classroom full of children by a Sandarian soldier. Now their killer is back on Mitah. People are turning up dead. The government is corrupt and there is only so much the underground movement can do and only so fast. He went to the festival to take out a killer. He never expected to be taken down by the woman he shared a glorious night of loving with. Finding out she’s ex-military is just the icing on the cake. Now he’s in the hands of his enemies and his every dream is filled with her. Every moment of his day is filled with pain. Time is limited and if they’re going to find the proof they need to free their people they’re going to have to look past the surface and trust what their bond is telling them.

Rebellion is full of action and adventure. There are plenty of story arcs to keep you busy with Ria and Ty’s romance as well as the ongoing politics of the galaxy. The secondary characters are engaging, if not totally likable. Funny thing is that even though Ria’s co-worker, Armond isn’t all that likable with his standoffishness, I can’t help but want to see where the author might take him. I’m really looking forward to seeing where the Alien Attachment series goes next.


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Alien Bond

Short Story Sequel to the series.

Book Cover: Alien Bond
Editions:ePub
ISBN: 9781625179562
Pages: 64

A short story sequel in the Alien Attachments Series.

After the fall of their empire, the Sandarians struggled for order and peace, hiding their existence from the people of Earth. Until now. Under the guardianship of the Sandarians, it is a new world where fleets of ships circle the globe to protect the vulnerable human race and find a new home among them.

Kara Heroshi breaks free from a controlling adoptive mother to begin a new life in London. She is both captivated and fearful of the alien Sandarian ship shining above the skyline of London—a beacon of power and allure.

Torril Anantha struggles to acclimate himself to life on Earth. The frailty of humanity disturbs him. But when one black-haired beauty ensnares his senses as well as his heart, he finally faces the difficult truth—his psi-mate is human.

Can Kara overcome her fears of being controlled and solidify the connection with Torril or will her efforts to avoid him succeed and leave them both with half a bond?

 

 

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Alien Attachments

Book Cover: Alien Attachments
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: 9781616505660
Pages: 208

Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian dreams of. Unfortunately Ian’s family and society would never allow him to bond with a human. And even if he could, Dani would never let some alien voodoo tell her who she was going to spend the rest of her life with. No matter how hot he is.

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Waves of pleasure radiated out from his touch. She looked up into his eyes. They truly were the greenest eyes she’d ever seen and as she watched, they began to glow.

Oh, shit. Dani took a slow, shaky breath. She stood in the arms of an alien and this was the point of no return. Did she want to return?

His thumb brushed her lower lip.

The heat in her grew.

“Dani?”

Her name was a rumbling growl that reverberated deep inside. She tingled everywhere.

He leaned forward, his mouth brushed her ear. “I’ll leave if you want me to, just say the word.”

He kissed her neck, tentatively, questioningly.  The heat of his lips melted any resolve she may have harbored. The thought of him leaving her now, in this state, was unbearable. Aroused on every level, she reached her arms around his neck and pressed against him.

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This must be a dream. She moaned as he nipped his way down her neck causing little sparks of pain. Her entire body rippled with the effect. If I wake up now, I’m killing the person responsible. 

 

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Reviews:Jean on Xtream Delusions wrote:

Alien Attachment is my first exposure to the writings of Sabine Priestley, an exposure I totally enjoyed. Anyone that knows me is aware that I have an affinity for sci-fi romance. I absolutely love the escape possibilities inherent in an alien world. Talk about a vacation your imagination can take you on. In the case of Alien Attachments, the vacation is to the world of Sandaria, the primary home of Ian Cavacent. Also, the home world of the Emperor for the galactic empire, an empire on the verge of falling apart.

Ian is the heir to the Cavacent legacy. His family has owned the rights to mining a rare ore from the Earth that allows FTL travel throughout the galaxy. At the same time they are the protectors of Earth’s clueless inhabitants. For the most part, the travel between his home world of Sandaria and Earth is made via portals. His home on Cat Island is the location of the main portal on Earth, but not the only one. He keeps a team of EPs (Earth Protectors) employed as well as human SAs (Support Agents.) His association with these earth dwellers can be quite entertaining and enlightening. Point in fact, watching his SA Jared’s friend Dani compete in the mixed arts fight ring. She is pure clumsy and yet she unfailingly manages to win time and again. Her latest fight, however, has ended in a few injuries that has Jared asking Ian to use his psi to relieve her pain. The only problem is the minute he touches her their psi starts to bond.

That’s a big problem because… ahem… humans don’t have psi. Well they aren’t supposed to have psi and this human appears to be his psi-mate and her psi is off the charts strong and untrained. She’s also forbidden if he doesn’t want to commit political suicide and irreparably damage his family’s finances. No sooner does he discover this than Torogs are attempting to capture her and assassinate him. A quick getaway sees them off to the questionable safety of Sandaria. Everything soon becomes about avoiding Dani and the potential bond developing between them. The building unrest on Sandaria could prove their undoing or it could very well prove just what this relationship needs.

Dani is a well-traveled photojournalist and mixed arts fighter. She moved to Cat Island to live with her aunt after her parents deaths in a plane crash in her teens. As a teen, she used to work in Jared’s bar. Little did she know that Jared was a support agent for aliens. That is until she found herself in the middle of a shootout and chased by ugly blue-blooded aliens. To top that off she finds herself drawn to Jared’s boss, Ian. The man literally sets her system to buzzing. When she’s told that she has psi abilities it comes as a bit of a shock but she’s a real trouper when it comes to adjusting her life to it’s new realities. The one thing she could do without though is the rude standoffishness of Ian and his father. You’d think after saving his life he’d be just a bit more thankful.

Alien Attachments has that whole forbidden love angle with plenty of chemistry and tension waiting for a culmination. Dani and Ian are like oil and water on the outside but inside the two are like interlocking puzzle pieces. Both are avoiding a relationship, if for totally different reasons. But the power of their psi bond will eventually win out. Alien Attachments promises to be a great series and I’m looking forward to reading the others in the series. If you like sci-fi romance, action, adventure and aliens this one is sure to please.


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