Mate Of The Beast
She had always wanted an adventure in the stars…
After years of working for the Alien Immigration Office on Earth, Alyssa has finally been sent on her first assignment in space. But what’s supposed to be a nice little peace mission soon turns into a nightmare. One where pirates might abduct her at any moment and she's assigned a lethally scary - but oh, so sexy - bodygu...more
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I was surprised in a good way... I wasn't expecting the emotions and lovely feels caused in such a short period of time.
Hero is so well portrayed. He's such a sweet and sour kind of guy! I loved his struggle, his feelings, his appearance and his fucked-up past. For a short book, he was a well-built character. Heroin takes a much more supportive role. Didn't like or dislike her... I just hated the whining and the constant crying. A little is okay... Too much drama is bot ...more
Admittedly, Xarq didn't know Alyssa was his at first sight. Hey, some times it's not as cut and dried as other times. But once he did figure things out, he took care of business. Both with Alyssa (hubba-hubb ...more
Xarq isn't thrilled with his assignment guarding an inexperienced specialist. Ez ...more
This story was a quick read but it did not lack for anything. The world building was good & the romance was quick but you understood they were mates. They kidnapping was scary and the imprisonment was nerve raking. The characters were likeable and the story was interesting. Well worth reading. ...more
Dang I just wrote a very nice critique and it was lost! I am hoping the author's next/more recent books don't have the same problems that I think this one has...I'll just say I finished the book and it was a good book. I will read more recent books by this author so the little things that bothered me weren't a deal breaker.
1. A more complete description of where the bodies are during the sex scene was needed. I didn't know if they were still laying (completely naked on a dirty cell fl ...more
This is the first book in a new series by Sonia Nova, which can make it have a little slower start while a new universe (setting, characters, species, etc.) i ...more
Xarq👹💪🔪🔫 is an alien monster, a huge, genetically engineered soldier🔫🔪💪, he seems to be a mixture of different aliens, even human. His race was developed for fighting and were at one time enslaved, but now they are free agents and are mainly employed as bodyguards💪 or paid soldiers.🔫🔪
Alyssa💋 is a young immigration diplomat, heading to a new planet,Agaria🌍, in a Va'ii ship with space folding capability. Pirates are known to frequent the space around ...more
This story take place in outer space in spaceship VA'II KA' ELEA, where first time Alyssa Evans is part of MIGRATION TEAM from the AGENCY OF IMMIGRATION OFFICE . A new planet AGARIA. Everyone on board is getting a bodyguard a Ezak-X. The Ezak-X assigned to Alyssa is Xarkhwithniag (Xarq) , he is a military MR-01 CLASSIFIED MILITARY OFFICIAL. Around the planet Agari, they are pirates in the vicinity . They get a surprise a ...more
I really enjoyed this one. the characters were very well developed and the world building or rather space building in this case was very well done. I really liked that there was just enough of a taste of the technology and not an overload. Alyssa may have been a space rookie but she had good personal morals and was well aware of how prejudice everyone was being to Xarq. having her take that into consideration and that building on her feel ...more
This was a wonderful, short read. It certainly made me think, in some ways, of Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears A Who": '...a person's a person no matter how small.' There was that theme woven through out the entire story because Alyssa becomes aggravated by how others treat Xarq. I firmly agreed with Alyssa. No one should be looked down upon because they were created in a lab. It wasn't their fault. And it made it even better that Alyssa broug ...more
I read this through KU and follow Starr Huntress, which led me to one of her new books. This story was slow to start but once it got going, I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the two main characters and the story got better as it went. The story is about an earth woman who is getting her first chance to travel into space, a dream she has had her entire life. There she is given a bodyguard that seems both dangerous and strange. Together they will fight together ...more
Alyssa was on her first mission to outer space when Xarq was assigned to her as a bodyguard. While at first, he was not happy about the assignment, he found himself strangely drawn to her. While attending the first meeting of her mission, the alarms went off in the ship. The ship was attacked by a group of aliens who wanted to recapture Xarq and all of his people for reasons that you must read the book to understand.
Needless to say, the experience of the two as they were kept in ...more
Alyssa's story was also unconvincing as I doubt any earth-alien-agency would let a complete n00b out into space in the ambiguous newly created "Immigra ...more
I would recommend reading this if you wanted some short action with some romance. It was exactly what I expected; however, I always look forward to books that are longer and have more plot to them. It would have been nice if this was that book. It had a great set up between the main characters and a great somewhat slow progression of their relationship. The internal dialogue was also enjoyable and the insta-connection was not in your face [;) compared to others].
Even when knowing about aliens people still have preconceived notions. Alyssa knows all about the nonhuman beings from different planets. But, on her first outbound mission she meets Xarq a mixture of several different aliens made for a super soldier by, of course, lizards aliens. Being thrown together flips a Xarq to mate man while Alyssa just thinks he's very scary. Let in lizards pirates, exploding spaceships and bigotry everyone. Makes for an exciting story!!!
It does make for a good quick enjoyable read!
I shall include the disclaimer: This book is intended for mature audiences only.
An interesting plot with likable characters are consistent and realistic. There are twists and the story moves at a steady pace. Some of the characters just disappear though, and it would be good to know what happens to them. Maybe they'll show up in future books? It was a good story, well developed and easy to follow.
It was an ok typical alien romance type read. I am always going to remember this book for the word bulking. Used for the first time about 5 pages in, the authors clearly wanted to say the men were big 'hulking' bodyguards. Yes, men bulk up but bulking is not the correct description.
The "alien" perspective was chock full of American idioms and mannerisms, the authors couldn't be bothered to develope the alien culture. There was no substance to any of the characters, their relationships were flat and the world building was nonexistent. This was a waste of time and I've added the authors to my "do not read" list.
I finished this book within a few hours of getting it from my Kindle Unlimited. I was hooked from the beginning & can't wait to read more! I won't be giving away any spoilers but I will say that reading this book/series will not be something you'll regret! It may be kinda short but it's incredible! ...more
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