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Sustenance (The Contessa Manoso Novels #1)

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When Contessa Manoso is in a deadly car crash she wakes up with an incomplete memory filled with images of a silver haired man, which she considers to be the least of her problems. Little did she know she would be taken on a harrowing adventure where she single handedly discovers an alien race, falls in love, and discovers that her entire life has been
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Published (first published June 21st 2011)
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Maranda Russell
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The new young adult eBook “Sustenance”, written by Kayla Cargiulo, is an interesting mix of several science fiction themes. Even though the story is relatively short, it tells a compelling story about aliens, emotional vampires and romance.

Although I don’t actually remember the word vampire being used in the book, some of the creatures seem to exist off the emotions of others, so it reminds me of the mythological “emotional vampires” that are said to still exist today in different parts of the
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
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This is the story of Contessa who is involved in a serious car accident when she is not concentrating on her driving but messing around in her purse. At the same time an alien being "landed" nearby and sensed the female human was in trouble, and rescued her from the car wreck. Contessa thought she was dreaming when this beautiful hero, Samson, saved her. Without him, she would have died.

As the story progresses, we find out that Contessa is not just a normal human, but a hybrid and someone that S
Vanessa Booke
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sustenance by Kayla Cargiulo is a story about a girl named Contessa who after getting in a serious car crash in her jeep is saved by an alien male named Samson. Contessa quickly learns she is part of a hybrid alien race and along with her new found knowledge comes more problems. I found this story interesting and engaging but overall I felt that the story was rushed. I definitely think that Sustenance would've read better if the author would've slowed down all of the events going on in the story ...more
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