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Venomous Heart

(Eok Warriors #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  52 reviews
After drowning his soul in blood, can this alien warrior be saved?

As the only doctor on Aveyn, Ava works day and night for the people she considers hers. Only… she’s not really one of them, is she? She’s a hybrid, a highly illegal creature created by Trade Minister Knut for his personal enjoyment. And she risks a fate worse than death if her existence is ever discovered by
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Published April 4th 2019 by Eclipse Press
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As a rule, Eok warriors see limited active combat as chronic battle situations will drive an Eok warrior to madness. Commander Arlen, one of Eok's premier battle warriors, has been in charge of a Frontier outpost for over a year. An outpost that has seen the most violence on a day to day basis without relief.

New orders direct Arlen to take charge of Aveyn, a planet populated by humans who need the protection of the Ring. Arlen feels it is punishment for a job well done. Why take him away from w
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
Auclair continues to take this series in new directions. The main villain keeps getting away, and another brother takes a shot at capturing him. Good, diverse storytelling. Side characters are in shades of gray, which makes the story more interesting. I'll keep reading the series, most definitely.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have had mixed feelings about this authors work since I started reading their books. They can craft a beautiful story full of imagery and really good male characters but they have a tendency to make the female characters a bit unlikeable. Thankfully this is not one of her brides that pretends to be on board with perspective new husband who just really wants his money to take care of something or a secret someone’s identity they don’t want to share with their new mate.

Ava is a hybrid doctor on
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arlen, I feel sorry for him. His first wife didn't love him, used him to get power. But she did not get what she wanted so she betrayed him and was killed for it. Arlen is an honorable man and he does care. His dead wife took something from him now he is something else.
I hope that he will be able to accept Arlen and her love. Very good story. This is the third book in this series they are full of danger, excitement and pure human stubbornness. I love it. I received a complimentary review copy o
Space Cowgirl
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ava💃 And Arlen🐺 Do Aveyn🌍

To Never Be Afraid.
Ava💃 works as a triage doctor, the only doctor on the planet of Aveyn🌍, recently freed from tyranny by the Eok Warriors🐺. She is a DNA hybrid, created by the deposed dictator, Knut👺, which was illegal, and the mistrusting humans are reluctant to seek treatment. Many wait until it's almost too late!

Big, Blue, Bald, and Naaasssty, Too! Eok Warrior, Arlen🐺 is pulled from the front lines of his home🌍 planet where bloody warfare💀 is constant. He wants it th
Jannie Cv
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heartfelt love story!
It’s a fantastic story - very complex, potential enemies around every corner. Arlen is an Eok War Commander, called back from the frontier to take care of the situation on Aveyn. Arlen’s backstory is so sad! He really got rooked by that first ‘mate’ of his! Ava has to work pretty hard to get him to loosen up a bit. She’s just what he needs. But her first loyalty still remains with her very sickly brother.
Ava is the only Doctor on Aveyn. Her human patients hate her because
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot and fast read. Drama, steam, action galore. Love this series. The author puts so much in short a short story. Five stars.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Doctor Ava Helps Commander Arlen Get Over His Broken Heart!

This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. All four brothers have a role in this book, so it makes sense to read the first two books first if you have an interest. This book answers outstanding questions about Arlen and his first mate.

This book opens one month after the rich and powerful Knut escaped his personal planet of Aveyn, where he secretly and illegally kept and bred humans for the purpose of traff
Mary Lynne
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the lead characters in Venomous Heart, and I think they truly did show their hearts and souls throughout this book. Both Arlen and Ava had incredible baggage to address over the course of this book, and yet they were also strong and stalwart in their faith in those they loved or cared for.

Auclair excels in her worldbuilding, and when you couple that with addressing issues that affect all of us, you have a book that’s a true winner. Auclair examines prejudice and judgment at all levels i
Claire Cronin
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my second book by Mary and the third book in this series, but I was very intrigued by the blurb and was just hoping this read ok as a standalone, which it did - I do like a good Sci Fi with a dose of Alpha male to go with it!

Ava is a half breed, which is illegal, her creator a rich and powerful nasty man who mader her for his play thing. He has been run off the planet but is still thought to be alive. Ava works as a doctor looking after the few thousand humans who live there, but despis
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Venomous Heart is the third book in the Eok Warriors series. Arlen does not want his current assignment, of keeping peace for a year, and just wants to get back to fighting. He’s cold, uncompromising, that is, until a doctor storms into his office, fearless, making demands, and igniting a passion within him. Ava shouldn’t exist, but lives to save anyone she possibly can. But can Arlen and Ava navigate the dangers that still reside around and within their planet?

This book is definitely my favorit
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exciting stuff!!!!!

"For the first time in her life, she had found a home." This is the last line in the book.
Ava is a hybrid Avonie/human. No one is supposed to create hybrids, but Knut thought that he could get away with anything. He also created her half brother who was cattalan/human. The problem is that the boys is dieing. His heart is deteriorating fast and needs the Exo-Heart that was genetically made just for him.
Arlen and an army of the Eons have come to Avelyn to try to save the humans
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can a warrior and a genetically engineered half-breed find happiness in a universe fraught with prejudice, mistrust and power struggles among the rich and famous? This story explores a host of very real, contemporary issues in the guise of a space opera romance.
Venomous Heart is well written with a strong, compassionate heroine who finds herself bound to an uptight but oh so hunky alpha male warrior-commander of an occupying force. There's plenty of action and intrigue, an exotic slave trading
Raina Collins
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These Eok warriors can be very intense. Arlen is definitely no exception if anything he is beyond intense. Fighting is all he wants to do to keep the memories of the past away. And when he is forced to help a planet filled with humans who are newly released from enslavement he doesn’t really take it to well. And then there is Ava. And woman that the people on the planet should be praising and thanking but instead they hurt her both physically and mentally. The story brings in a lot of emotions a ...more
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The war to save humans is still on. Just when you think they get a break, you are thrown for a dangerous loop. No worries though, Arlen is the Eok warrior stationed at the new human post. Arlen has lived through hell, and he lives with a lot of blame and guilt on his shoulders. Ava has lived with knowing that she should have never been born. She's an outcast. She has one soul worth fighting for though, and that's her outcast ward. And she will do anything to save him!

Ava is strong as well as sm
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eok Warrior Arlen is sent to the Planet Aveyn to take control of the humans care and well being.
When Eok warrior Arlen is sent on a mission to protect and care for the newly freed humans on the Planet Aveyn. Dr Ava is a created hybrid and hated by all the humans on the planet even though she is the only doctor available on there. Now treating people who insult and threaten her with very little medicine while trying to care for fellow hybrid twelve year old Uril who has a badly formed heart due t
Kathy Zuercher Diveley
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ava and Arlen

Arlen comes to the planet to manage the humans they have rescued. Ava is the resident Dr, but is a hybrid. The boy Uril, who she has cared for since he was little, is also a hybrid. Hybrids are lillegal , but Knut loved challenges and playing god. Uril needs a special heart that Ava knows Knut has somewhere. Arlen mated with Ava to save her from being eliminated. Some of the humans rebel as Knut has instructed them. He has a deadly bomb hid, they find it when they find Urils' heart.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this was a wonderful read. Offering an enticing blend of drama, excitement and raw emotion, this book was very engaging and captured my interest quickly. The story is complex and the romance beautiful. My heart ached for both these characters. Ava was strong, fiesty, smart and caring. My heart broke for her and the prejudice she had to deal with everyday. Arlen was a very tempting, dominate male. He had previous relationship baggage but I also felt this wounded warrior edge to him ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Eok Warrior series a book that I was not putting down once I started it. The story-line is well written and flows smoothly from page to page. Ava is the only doctor on Aveyn she has a secret she must keep hidden or it means her death, she is a hybrid which is illegal. Arlen comes to Aveyn as the new Eok warrior in charge. Their story will be full of suspense, drama, danger, evil, a villain, a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder, and one strong willed woman and the ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This is the third book in the series and you could read it as a stand-alone, but the first two books are excellent too. This is Arlen’s story. He is the warrior brother and has been assigned to manage a planet of humans (yes, against his will) but he meets Ava and together they fight each other and the enemy. I’m loving the Eoks. The are strong, deadly and blue. The women they choose are just as strong. Great read. I will admit there was one scene (I saw it coming) and I thought I was ...more
Ani Conda
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t put this book down. The story had me intrigued from the get go and I was fully invested in the leads from the first meeting. The writing is fast and fluid making it an easy read. Before you know it you will be getting towards the end and wishing there was a way to prolong it without having to stop reading. Towards the end the story stuttered a little but quickly regained its footing. My heart was in a vice through the last couple of chapters. My emotions ran from elation, shock and de ...more
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Venomous series. You can read this as a stand alone, but it's much better if you read the other books in the series.

Ava is a genetically engineered human/avonie hybrid. She is trying to save Uril, who is a human/Cattelan hybrid. He needs a new heart that is somewhere on Aveyn. Hybrid anything is forbidden and they are despised because of it. Arlen is an Eok, a warrior race, who has been made commander of Aveyn, to protect the human population.

I really enjoyed this
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A guilt ridden Eok warrior can find his peace, his soul and his bondmate with whom the galaxy sees as a genetic abomination. I loved both of these characters. They are both determined and strong fighters, in their own ways, having faced so much manipulation and deception in their lives. But now, if Arlen accepts what fate has dropped in his path, together they can find happiness. This story is filled with drama, danger, prejudice and sacrifice. Ava will do anything to save her brother, including ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is excellent- it is very well written, the story is original and interesting. The hero is awesome, I adored him. Arlen is a superb character, with hidden depths, and Ava is great. A forbidden hybrid, and a very intelligent and strong heroine. This story is engaging right from the start. I totally recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a strong female character and an imaginative alien plot line.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Philleys Peters
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another romantic sci-fi thriller set in this exciting world of the Eok warriors. Heart broken Eok warrior Arlen is sent to Aveyn to take command, and meets his match in a stubborn illegal hybrid female who is also the unregistered doctor and the only medic around. It was easy to see how these two lonely and stubborn adversaries moved from enemies to lovers. A passionate and emotional romance that is just what I love!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
Mim  Crenshaw
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series, and this book did not disappoint. Each book is better than the last; and this was wow. In this book, the author will make you feel a gamut of, anger, joy, and you'll cry too. I love the attraction, chemistry, and passion between the two fiery characters. I just cant quit gushing about how good this book is. You wont be disappointed with this one.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sherry Westendorf
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent addition to the series. Very well written and a lot of fun to read. He has been off fighting and makes a deal with his brother for peace for a year even though he would rather be fighting. She was illegally created but is the only medical doctor for all the people. Her and him clash but she is his mate. I loved it. I highly recommend it. I received a review copy and voluntarily review it.
Sydney M Neblett
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A healer’s touch

Oh my goodness! I just knew Arlen’s story would be epic when we finally got to read it and I am not disappointed. I absolutely love the emotions the author was able to portray in her telling of this tale. I felt pain, joy, love, hate and shed plenty of tears along the path to this much deserved HEA. I can’t wait to read the next book from this author.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!! Mary has once again delivered a fantastic story. I am still reeling at how much I loved Arlen and Ava. There was so much emotion and pain, yet so much action. Arlen was one sexy dominant Eok warrior and Ava was a beautiful, illegal, hybrid doctor. She was such a strong woman and so selfless and loving. Just so good!!!!!
Gaynor Jones
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you least expect it!

What a complex layered story of Arlen and Ava. A mix of sci-fi, political agendas and social issues all mixed up in this sci-fi romance!
This is a journey of love, understandings, acceptance, heat, chemisrty and more.
Throw in some conflict, angst and great characters, an intriguing story line and a ton of sizzle and we have a winner!
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Mary grew up in the quiet peace of a small rural village in the heart of Quebec, Canada.

She spent her childhood chasing butterflies and catching frogs, playing in the mud and generally being as unladylike as she could. Her love of science led her to complete a mechanical engineering degree at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, where she met the love of her life.

Years later, as she enjoyed the r

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