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Mate Of The Beast

(Mate Of The Beast #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  575 ratings  ·  64 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 149 pages
Published June 22nd 2017
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I think the insta-love was the deal breaker on this one for me personally. I felt little to no chemistry between the hero and heroine. She acted all intimidated and shy around him one minute, and the next thing you know they are having sex. They seemed to barely even have any conversations. It never felt realistic. A little depth to their relationship would have done wonders!
Jul 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-ever-again
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This book made me happy!
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
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gloriously growly super soldier and a woman who has no idea the danger she's about to the thrust into. YES. For the record, I pretty much love growly alien men who know a good thing when they see (or scent it!) and end up going all Hulk-smash in an effort to keep their new honey-bunny safe.

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
Rebecca Grove
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alyssa is excited because she is starting her first mission in space or on an alien planet. Before the first meeting on ship, she is surprised that the head alien in charge of this mission brings so hot muscular men to her room. The leader then explains that there have been lots of threats to their mission and Alyssa would be assigned her own body guard.Alyssa is nervous but accepts the Ezak-X male assigned to her.
Xarq isn't thrilled with his assignment guarding an inexperienced specialist. Ez
Tiffany Roberts
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this. Loved the way Xarq was described and his more animalistic responses when it came to Alyssa. Their first time together, despite the circumstances...whooo! This was pretty fast paced, maybe a little too much for my liking as the book is on the shorter side, so there were moments that felt rushed. But overall, an enjoyable read with a happy ending.
Mari (Smut Duchess)
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, aliens
Another take it or leave it KU. If it had been any longer it would have been a DNF. It wasn't terrible, there just wasn't anything unique about it either. I think I've read this book 100 times.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Interesting quick read alien romance

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.
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
So close...

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
Joyce Gray
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
For adults only (18+ years) Contains subject matter that may be a trigger, or offensive, to some including: adult language, steamy intimate scenes, and violence (kidnapping, fighting, death, experimenting / torture, etc.). If any of these types of situations are a trigger or offensive to you, then this may not be the book or series for you.

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
Space Cowgirl
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Crazy Alien 💘Love! 🔨Hammered By The Wild Beast!

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
Mary   Getz
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Jamie Stephenson
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*i recieved a free copy of this book for an honest review*
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
Melanie S
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alien, romance, sci-fi, 2017
No matter where or when, it seems that humans will ALWAYS judge a book by its cover. In this case, the "Beast" along with all his kind, is the species of contempt du jour. This Beast has a name; it's Xarq. He's an Ezak-X, a race of Frankenstein's monsters of alien genetic engineering designed as warrior slaves, but "liberated" by the government and allowed to serve as - you guessed it - soldiers or bodyguards. Still alien, still expendable, still feared and held in contempt. When new diplomat Al ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An alien is a being no matter the contents of the test tube

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
Nina Campbell
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart of the Beast by Sonia Nova is a book about a special kind of love that comes when two very different species find common ground. This is the third book in the Mate of the Beast series but is a stand alone book with a HEA ending. I was immediately drawn into the story which revolves around two alien pirates of manufactured species, Xeegan a Ezak-X, and Zorq a Ezak-T and a human Alliance Agent named Kira. This book gives just enough information about the planet Riala and the species of alien ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am hoping this is book one of many!

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
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mate of the Beast

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
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book more than I expected. The main characters, Alyssa and Xarq, are clearly drawn and both grew during the story. Alyssa is a diplomat from Earth on her first off planet mission. Xarq is from an alien race who were enslaved and experimented on and only recently freed. He is assigned as Alyssa’s bodyguard. Despite their many differences they quickly feel drawn to one another and when things go wrong, their attraction grows stronger. Xarq’s people’s history and the prejudices again ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
For a designer alien, Xarq wasn't that special. He couldn't overcome 3 unarmed captors with a tranquilizer. I was hoping for an animalistic beserker who left trail of blood or a cold blooded killer who snapped necks and crushed skulls but instead we have Xarq with a long name, some big muscles, a good sense of smell and an underserved reputation.

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
Sherry Westendorf
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written and enjoyable book. It is exciting, suspenseful, fun, and hot. She is a scientist who gets her first alien assignment. She receives herself a body guard. And the fun begins. I really don't want to describe the book as it is one you need to read and I don't want to spoil it for you. It kept my attention and I read it from start to finish without stopping. It is so good. One to relax with and enjoy. I highly recommend it. I was given a review copy and voluntarily review ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: alien-romance
An Entertaining Short Read

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].
Virginia Daugherty
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two of a different color

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!!!
Sep 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
A perfectly enjoyable short read, but it lacks in originality and novelty if that's what you're after. It's pretty standard fare: mating instincts, instalove, a heroine who really should not have survived based on her skills and merit but manages to anyway, overbearing smug aliens who feel they know best for everyone else. I think had this been fleshed out more, it could have been a more interesting story. Nothing special, but not a bad way to pass 2 hours of time.
I loved this. First time reading of this author/s. The imagery is clear and the subjects show some growth in the amount of time we get to delve into their lives. The adventure factor is high and the male characters are setup to be slightly angsty and angry if not a little confused and bemused.

It does make for a good quick enjoyable read!

I shall include the disclaimer: This book is intended for mature audiences only.
Emily Lindsey
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Start of a new series!
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.
Amanda Tregaskis
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice idea for the story.

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.
Christy deSade
Nov 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Trite and poorly written

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.
Meh. Rather dull. I found myself skimming multiple pages just to get to something happening next. And it was a very short book to begin with. I think I finished it in under two hours. No villain either. Faceless bad guys that come and go. Love wasn’t really there either, just “he’s hot” and “she smells good”. Blah.
Ashli Adames
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm just in love

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!
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Sonia Nova is an author of Science Fiction Romance. She loves to write about sexy, dominant alien men and the women who melt their hearts. When she is not writing, she can be found watching sci-fi movies, reading, and dreaming of her very own alien hunk!

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