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Dungari Rise

(Alien Alphas of Pilathna #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Synika was his mate and he didn't give a damn if she refused.

"You're going to be my bride. I'll make certain of it."

Synika has hidden from the dominant alien race that conquered Earth 100 years ago in search of fertile females. She's a strong-willed and headstrong woman who knows what she wants and it isn't belonging to some Dungari male and auctioned off at the annual
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published December 20th 2017 by Dark Arrow Publishing (first published December 18th 2017)
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They came to Earth on a mission. They needed females to save their dying race, but the Dungari’s idea of how to “encourage” female participation was both horrendous and barbaric, but, hey, they were the superior race, right? As they begin their annual “Choosing” of young, fertile females of great beauty, there were those who would resist and among those rebel groups determined to take back the planet, Synika hides and so far, she has managed to avoid sexual slavery, until a captured warrior enti ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Synika is a heroine you can admire and adore. What she faces after losing her freedom would have taken most people to their knees with fear, but she is brave. After being purchased by one of the Dungari and tossed into a harem for the nasty prince, she discovers that her purchaser, could also offer her hope, and perhaps love.

Tuvari is my kind of hero. Dominate, yet when it comes to his woman, devoted and loving. He is captivated by the beautiful and spunky Synika, which puts him on a path that c
Nikki Landis
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A sci-fi erotic romance like no other, Dungari Rise will shock and surprise you, transport you into another world, and challenge what you believe. Follow the strong heroine Synika as she battles a brutal and terrifying race of warriors whose only objective is the Choosing. Where do the lines cross between cruelty and necessity? Is love enough to break through the hatred, bigotry, and defilement of a nation? Find out in Dungari Rise.......
Jennifer Davis
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A powerful story perfect for fans of YA-Dystopian who are ready for "adult" content. The author uses an interesting tactic, writing the human heroine, Synika, in first person, and the alien hero, Tuvari, in third person. Although 21, in many ways, Synika comes across younger due to her years of having been sheltered by her brother in a post-apocalyptic world. But those days of shelter are over when she is purchased by an alien warrior during the Choosing Ceremony and sent to be part of a cruel p ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Dungari Rise is a sci-fi dark erotic romance. The Dungari need women to breed with to save their dying race, and human females are compatible with them. After the Dungari take over Earth they begin the "choosing", any female must attend the choosing once they turn 18, no exceptions. But the females are nothing more then breeders, they can be used and abused or killed with no repercussions. Synika with the help of her family and the Specters, keep her
Dawn Nobiensky
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dungari Rise,
Wow, Nikki Landis has done it again!! I absolutely loved Dungari Rise. This story really makes you imagine what the characters and worlds would look like.I This story is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, heartache, and triumph, and of course a love story with some hot and heavy romance mixed in. I love Synika, she is an Incredibly strong woman who doesn't take crap from anyone. The unthinkable heart wrenching, disturbing sittuations, and reality of Synika's and all the other w
Deanne Taylor
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could express how much I loved this story! Synika and Tuvari are as far apart as two people can be. They have absolutely nothing in common, but feel an instant connection anyway!
The Dungari didn't appeal to me at all when this started, they seemed like arrogant, condescending and not at all likeable! Then we get to know Tuvari and his friend Holnar, they slowly swayed my opinion!
Synika thought she knew everything she needed to know about the Dungari but meeting Tuvari changed her whole
Mary Lynne
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dungari Rise is something you don’t see too often nowadays, an epic romance. It depicts a large and complex world, as Earth has been invaded by aliens who treat humans as workforce and disposable fodder for any interests they may have. The crux of this book is the relationship between Synika, a human woman, and Tuvari, a Dungari male.

Synika is selected for a Dungari prince’s harem in a rite called the Choosing Ceremony. I loved the way the harshness and pure politics of a harem was illustrated
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a deliciously naughty read! Great characters. Well written. Sexy scenes ensconced in a complex and powerful story. Would highly recommend.
Connie Lafortune
'He played me to perfection. His fingers the master of composition, his lips the expert at finding each note, his hips the finest bow upon the strings. He brought forth a masterpiece, a unique blend of precision and harmony, as we danced to a song of our own creation.'

Only Ms. Landis knows how to spin an intricate tale of love between a man and a woman from two totally different worlds. I immediately fell in love with Synika and Tuvari and sympathized with all of the trials and tribulations that
Jessica Jesinghaus
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I’ve hemmed and hawed for days, literally, about how to start this review. Dungari Rise is a unique romance that manages to blend a plethora of genres and themes. Post apocalyptic: check. Dystopian: check. Enemies-to-lovers romance, Science fiction, space travel and aliens, Political intrigue and social commentary: check, check, and check. I mean, my head is still spinning with all the story elements and I finis
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a good book. This is a very intense book. Here is just a little price.
Synika has been in hiding for 3 years now. She didn't want to go through the Choosing. But mistakes are made and she is taken to the D.B.H.A to be auctioned off. This is where her heart learns to love, hate, and feels so much sorrow.
Tuvari have been waiting for over 100 years for his keharna. He found her when he lets himself get captured. He has to go through may struggles. But he will never let his keharna go.
I will be
M.L. Tompsett
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My review:-
Dungari Rise, written by Nikki Landis.
Another fantastic read, by the talented author Nikki Landis.
We follow the story of Synika, kept in hiding since she was a child, to protect her from the blue race of aliens and from the harsh reality of slavery and breeding - ‘The Choosing’. Enslaving young women and forcing them to endure the Choosing. Females of the planet earth, once selected soon find themselves never to return to their loved ones. Sometimes death is better than being a sexua
Marci Mathers
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a Middle/High School librarian, I have been a fan of YA dystopian novels for years. Now that I've been introduced to the grown-up version, I'm even more hooked. The complex world-building, backstory, and erotica blend perfectly as the relationship grows. This was a very satisfying read.

The author provided an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Ashley Wright
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hattie Loggins
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I absolutely love paranormal Sci-Fi stories, and Dungari Rise has definitely been added to my keeper list. Nikki Landis has written an engrossing, suspenseful, action packed book that is quite simply a page turner.

The book begins many years after the Earth has lost a war to the alien race, Dungari. The Dungari chose Earth due to Human women being compatible for breeding. An auction has been established called 'The Choosing' once a year for all acceptable women 18 and older to be sold.

The love
Roxie's Reviews
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"An Amazing and Unique Alien Romance"
The futuristic storyline is awesome and exciting. The characters are so unique. This story kept me glued to the pages. 
Tuvari is from the planet Pilathna. His people the Dungari made a deal with earth. They help earth and earth gives them women for breeders! The earth women are chosen by a ceremony called the choosing. 
Synika is a young earth woman. Her brother has kept her hidden from the choosing for three years. Her brother is the leader of the resistance!
I am confused as to what happens to the human population in general if every girl is chosen at 18. How are there any women left to have children? That was too unclear and bothered me the entire book. The actual story was brutal and PTSD should have been rampant but wasn't. Hmmmm.

The alien culture seemed a little too pat and things didn't make internal sense all the time.

I thought it was okay but I wouldn't read it again. I won't read any sequels.
Alexi Ferreira
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed the story between Tuvari and his Keharna. He was caring and possessive and even though the odds were against them they carried on fighting for what they believed.
Chrisette Trevino
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I got this book as an ARC in exchange for a voluntary review. Earth has been defeated by the Dungari. They come to earth for females and every year in the fall is the Choosing Ceremony where women over 18 yrs old are bought for breeding. Synika has been hidden by her brother, Yuri, for 3 yrs. This year she is caught and bought at the ceremony by Tuvari for the prince. Tuvari realizes that Synika is his mate and he eventually convinces Synika that he loves her.Will they last or will reality convi ...more
D.J. Doyle
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She's done it again. A fine story with great characters and an ending that touches the heart - if you have one ;-).
An innocent young woman is taken by an alien race to breed, as well as put up with a lot of harrowing sh*t, and falls for a guard who has already imprinted her soul on his. They must fight against all odds to bring down the establishment as well as prove their love.

With aliens, plenty of action, and tear-jerking moments, this is not your typical erotica. This story brings the term '
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I'm definitely a new fan! I loved this sci-fi erotic romance. It was different and exciting. Enter a world of fierce alien warriors, where the women are unable to breed successfully. They have made an agreement with Earth to take their women for breeding instead. Tuvari and Synika may have gotten off to a difficult start, but learning how to trust each other is a must for survival. The abuse of these poor women! Will Synika suffer the same fat ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book! It was a pleasant surprise to me because I don’t always like human/non human love stories. Nikki Landis is a great writer and I was drawn into the story from the time I started it... I couldn’t wait to find out how the story developed and how the characters developed in the story. Tuvari is a wonderful character and I loved his connection with Synika from their first meeting. I also loved the way the brother got his! I think it was well deserved!
Charmaine Nouwen
Awesome Read, i love it! this book was awesome,hot,steamy and sweet! intense,exciting and captivating story..and the love Scene? just wow!! it's a page turner..couldn't put it down..first time nikki Landis reader and two thumbs up for me! well done Ms.Nikki! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book!!! thanks!
Helena Mendes
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the world of aliens and humans put toghether and the way they interact realy gets my attention, loved the book and it's very well written, can't wait for the sequel.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book took me a little bit to get into it but once I did, it was a great story. The characters were very well written and I loved the story. I look forward to the next one!
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I love Nikki Landis and leapt at the chance to read her latest novel, a standalone sci-fi romance Dungari Rise. This is not a novel for the faint of heart, it tackles some really tough subjects and doesn’t hold back in any way but this is what makes it such a strong novel, we are dealt some brutal blows during the course of this book but they just make what follows all the sweeter.

Earth has been taken over by the Dungari, a race of aliens who
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dungari rise is a Sci-Fi book that shows how true love can lead one to realize the truth that has been hiding within their sight. Turning a blind eye to the ruthlessness of his race, Tuvari sees the light when he falls in love with an Earthling. He is of royal blood and is shunned and shamed in his choice of wife. His unwavering love and strong-willed wife lead to the awareness of wh
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Synika has been hiding from The Choosing for three years now. She's always been fascinated by Dungari Moons without a real understanding of why. Synika's brother wants her to get her head out of the clouds and stay hidden. All that changes when a Dungari male is captured by the rebel group. Tuvari Poyrell's world turns upside down upon seeing Synika for the first time. Tuvari will do everything in his power to make her his forever. Synika is Chosen by Tuvari in The Choosing Ceremony then taken t ...more
Hayley Loudermilk
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was a struggle to push through. I thought it would be a good book, but I found myself wondering if it was worth it to finish it. It had a good story line, but was rushed and didn’t hold my interest. The characters were kind of bland and the storyline very easy to guess ahead of time. I had the entire book figured out before I got to each section. I like to be surprised and there was none of that with this book.
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