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Alpha Trine (The Valespian Pact #1)

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Zeus was two months old and the sole survivor on a science vessel in deep space found by the Mar’Sani. The blind infant was swept up by the grieving Empress Ashari and adopted by Emperor Valdor Vondorian as their fourth child. Zeus grew up in a loving home but his frailty as the only human among his strong reptilian brothers caused his parents to seek the help of the Chtic ...more
ebook, 120 pages
Published November 18th 2012 by Less Than Three Press
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Heller
The world-building here is just too convoluted: too many alien species, too many names, too many storylines. The core relationship between Zeus, Dargon and Dargon's symbiote Alpha was fascinating but at times so buried underneath all the technobabble it was a struggle to keep reading but kudos to the author because I did keep reading. These three held my attention and I wanted to find out what happened to them even if I felt my eyes crossing trying to decipher the crazily complex universe.

Lilia Ford
I enjoyed a lot about this book and really admired Ander's incredible inventiveness, but the experience of reading it was mostly frustrating. My favorite part was the opening chapters about Zeus' adoption, but once the story moved to the space station I was overwhelmed by the onslaught of different alien species, with their wildly different appearances and abilities. Instead of giving us any time to get caught up or orient to what was happening, the book kept lurching from one major event to ano ...more
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
5 Hearts

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Zeus was found abandoned on a science vessel by the Mar’Sani, a reptilian race, accepted into the Imperial family he grows up loved and wanted even though he is blind, at thirteen he has his eyesight repaired by the Chtichlians. Having his sight is hard Zeus prefers to rely on what he hears as what he sees can’t always be trusted, now Zeus is about to return home with his brothers after spending nearly five yea
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Jo * Smut-Dickted *
MM Sci Fi goodness doesn't get any better. Really great world building - and descriptions were off the charts great to set the characters. I felt like I could "see" them completely. I def. had Star Wars flashbacks to the bar/cantina scene..so loving that. The intrigue part of the story really gets time to develop and uncover and there are clues but nothing so out there you know what's happening the first 10 pages. Of course it has the obligatory "mine" and possessive alpha stuff...but the real A ...more
Bookwatcher
Aliens, space fights and... romance! What else a sci-fi fan could ask? NOTHING! It's all here, in this book!

Let me start the review saying this title was a freebie, but now it's not. I read (and I'm reviewing) the published version (click here, to the publisher's site).

The plot
Zeus is a human, born blind and growing up with an alien specie he is a warrior, as all Mar'Sani.
His live will be turn up side down by a alien in a secret mission... Dargon Kal-Turak may be the salvation of the universe,
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Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
I don't think I'm cut out for Sci-fi.

Alpha Trine was a fun but mediocre read for me-- one that would be better appreciated by someone else, I believe. Lexi Ander has crafted an intricate and intriguing vision of the world in the far away future (I can't really say 'alternate-world' since, well, who knows, we may be traipsing across the galaxy as one of the most hated species in the universe sometime in the future...). There was a multitude of alien races introduced to us, complete with sufficie
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Fiona
Update 5 June 2014 - I have re-read for the 3rd time now as Striker (2nd book in series) has just been released. Still LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, I have just re-read this new release of Alpha Trine and I loved it.

The world building and alien descriptions are great. Lexi gives you just enough detail so that you understand the different worlds and alien cultures without over describing the details and hindering the pace and progress of the story.

Zeus, Dargon and Alpha are really strong characters
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Vivian
Mar 28, 2013 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-scifi
Fantastic world building! So much to take in and so much developed that I hope there's a sequel. A great read with a brisk pace and the take on mpreg was cool. Loved the characters and all I can say is that with more space it might have been a less dense read--which at the pace it went could be overwhelming if you weren't in the mood.

I want more.

Favorite passage:
“Brother,” Azaes whispered, emotion choking his words. “Please…never withhold from us again. You don’t have to stand alone. I never w
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Virginia
Unique sci fi. Had a LOT of world building. Too much for me at times because I found it pretty confusing at times. Seemed to have a lot of twists dumped in.

I loved that Zeus had such a strong family connection to those who raised him. Enjoyed the relationship between his brothers and sister and parents. Great to see.

I also liked Dargon and can see the appeal of Alpha although I didn't really understand him well enough both in description and role with Dargon - one of the confusing areas for me
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Lexi Ander
Mar 19, 2013 Lexi Ander added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-sci-fi, i-wrote-it
Updated 7/18/2013

Less Than Three Press has picked up Alpha Trine and the sequel, Striker. The re-release of Alpha Trine is September 25th. Woot!!

updated 3/21/2013

Major edits were done to the story that added an additional 7k to the storyline. Issues with flow and the confusion of the first chapter have been taken care of. I hope you enjoy the additions. As before, this is a free download. :)

Cheers!
M'rella
I am a mean and vicious human and I am about to stab somebody's baby in the guts with an alien machete. If you have a problem with it, move along, if not - feel free to proceed.

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1.

There are more alien species in these 150 pages than in all five Star Treks combined.

Too much info is cramped into too short of a book. The author is overly descriptive and repetitive where it comes to tiniest details.

There are too many words that leave no room for emotional side of the story. The book is a list o
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Syfy
Nov 29, 2012 Syfy rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-m, m-m-syfy, m-m-pnr
Great story! A bit confusing at first, it took a few catch on. The relationship between Zeus and his siblings really did it for me, got me engaged and fully invested. I loved the history and world building, complicated with so many different "species".
Some very sexy stuff going on too! *whew*
Definitely interested in seeing this as a series!
Serena Yates
There is something really special about this book, and I think it is the combination of fantastically imaginative world building, a mysteriously twisting plot line, and some very creative characters who make their way through a galacto-political mess of, well, galactic proportions. The back story is much deeper than I first suspected, and while some of the more immediate questions get answered to the point that the ending (intermediate as it may be) is mostly satisfying, there is a ton of issues ...more
Teresa
First read in Dec, 2012. Just read with the revamped first chapter and loved it even more! As with all of Lexi's books, it is a rich world with interesting characters. Looking forward to more in the series!


ETA:

****Reviewed for Prism Book Aliance****

I grew up reading science fiction, fantasy and romance novels. They were never all in the same book however, which is why I love Alpha Trine. It combined all the things I adored from my favourite genres and put them all together. Alpha Trine has space
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Nova
3 - 3.5 stars.

Lexi Ander created a huge, new world in Alpha Trine, with lots of interesting species and conflicts. Every one of the alien races is different and unique and sometimes even kind of funny (or not) – like the L'Eemas, who will destroy themselves (preferably in a great explosion) when they reach a certain age.

But sometimes it felt like the world was too complex for this one book, like some parts were too short or rushed. Because of all the facts and explanations it took me a while to
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Jade
Sep 15, 2013 Jade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, erotica, m-preg, i-own
Very enjoyable read, which was on par for the course for Lexi Ander. I did however have a problem with how quickly they all forgot the past and fell in love-it seemed a bit in-genuine and that spoiled some of the last third of the book. I will be looking forward to the next one however :)
ShoSho
Sep 24, 2016 ShoSho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, elib, mm, x-2016
Well this was a very surprising book. I knew it would be good but it was more than good. First off I had never read anything like that. Herms, aliens, sea gods ... it had everything in it and I loved it. It was very fast moving and action packed. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Veronica of V's Reads
Bear with me, because I don't read a lot of Sci-Fi. I do read a lot of M/M however, and this story qualifies....

An infant, Zeus, is found in hypersleep on a derelict vessel in space near the home planet of the Mar'Sani, a reptilian-humanoid species. The Empress, in grief over the loss of her youngest child, immediately adopts Zeus believing his arrival was ordained by Poseidon. Zeus is not only blind, he's a Terran (human) and Terrans are the scourge of the galaxy due to their rapacious enslavem
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Chris, the Dalek King
Left adrift in space as a baby, Zeus is now the adopted son of the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani. They are the only family he knows, and he loves them all dearly. Even if the differences in his biology means he is always seen as an outsider to some of the Mar’Sani.

On his last day aboard the docking station that he currently works at, he meets Dargon and his symbiote, Alpha. It is probably best to say that Zeus is less than impressed with what he thinks is a pirate and his questionable ship
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Chappy
Wow I'm outta breath. This is a non-stop short book that hooked me right away.

It was so sweet when the Mar'Sani royal family adopted baby Zeus. I especially enjoyed the deep relationship between Zeus and his 2 brothers. They never treated him like he was different and in turn, Zeus thrives under their tutelage.

After 5 years on a space station serving as master mechanic, Zeus can't wait to get back home. He then runs into Dargon and his symbionte Alpha. OK, the chemistry is smoking hot right awa
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Paul
Jan 11, 2017 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 STARS
I enjoyed this but I feel it was building to something much larger. It was OK but I think it will get much better in book #2
Barb ~rede-2-read~
When the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani lose their infant son to the Waters of Poseiden, the Empress is so devastated, her beloved worries for her health. But when she hears that a two-month old infant, a Terran (human), has been found on an abandoned science vessel in deep space, she quickly snaps back and marches off to bring him home. There’s no doubt for her, and for the Emperor, that this boy will become their son. As he grows and ages, though human, Zeus is treated as a full son of th ...more
Cindy
I have to say that the only thing that I didn't totally love about this story was that I got a little confused with all the species in the book. I'm not a huge science fiction reader, although I usually enjoy it when I dip my toe in the pond. This story had a very interesting world along with it (be prepared to not really like the human race when you read this one) and it offers up a lot of possibilities for future fun and games with these characters. I downloaded this for free last year but wen ...more
Booklover95
Dec 17, 2012 Booklover95 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this book. At first I was like "I'll read it coz I'm bored and whatever" but then I got into it and I couldn't stop reading. The characters are unique and the different aliens are well described making it easy to picture them instead of a vague image. I found the story kept me on edge and was unpredictable. I was drawn into this story and felt like I was experiencing it along with the characters.
Tully Vincent
Dec 09, 2014 Tully Vincent marked it as my-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: next, menage, mpreg
Stopped reading at 20% and putting on hold for now because well. . . (view spoiler)

I'll revisit later. . .
Jane (PS)
Apr 18, 2013 Jane (PS) rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
This book really appealed to me. It was written for the GR Gay Sci-Fi Group (according to the beginning) and whilst there are a few editing errors, it is well put together with some interesting concepts and side-issues. Even the space names weren't too complex for my mind's interpretation! I'll certainly look our for more by this author :)
Julia
Aug 15, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, paranormal, sci-fi
I was really concerned, after reading the prologue, that I would get too bogged down in the strange names and species to fully understand and enjoy the book. I didn't though and for a non-science fiction reader that is pretty huge. My favorite part of the author's imagination though was the self lubricating penis. Is that fabulous or what?
Katherine
Dec 06, 2013 Katherine rated it it was amazing
I love SciFi. The world building was so good. I can actually picture all of the different species. And that is very hard to accomplish in a less than 300 page book. But Lexi Ander did an excellent job and I can't wait to read Striker.
Alison
This is an absolute must-read. I loved Alpha Trine and can't wait for the next book. The world building is complex and believable and the characters rich with variety.
Absynthe
Wow, amazing world building and fantastic plot. This book would really be well served by an illustrated species index. It would help to visualize the characters.

Can't wait for the next book!
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Lexi has always been an avid reader and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up i ...more
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