Her beautiful mind was her own prison.
After betrayal and abuse destroyed Liena’s dreams of becoming a Psychic Operator, she warily accepts a temporary position on Khepri, the homeworld of the bioengineered Xian Warriors. With entire Warrior units getting mysteriously wiped out, she must help devise a critical antidote. But when a buck naked, sexy as sin, Xian W...more
Ok wow so much to unload. Let’s see Liena is great and just what Raven needs. The plot has thicken again and I know the next book is going to be just as good as this one. Be ready to meet some new and old friends. Also this series can not be read out of order.
If you have not read Legion: Xian Warriors Book 1.. STOP what you are doing, to enjoy this book to its fullest capacity you need to read book 1. Otherwise you are missing out on masses of world developing, back story and the pure unadulterated sci fi romance rollercoaster ride that is the Xian Warriors world.
So back to Raven... now you know me... I am a spoiler free book blogger... there ...more
Considering the mental and psychic abuse Liena was put through, the fact she is the match for an alien who can touch her mind and soul seems like a pretty big hurdle. Raven is careful with her, though, and they make strides in helping her overcome her trauma. But alien invaders ...more
Raven got my attention in book one, so was excited he was getting his own story. As the First Natural Born of the Xian warriors he's been kind of well, not babied but everyone thinks of him as kind of a kid, a younger person they need to protect.
Liena, she was so strong......after her trauma in the past who knew she'd be falling for a sexy warrior?
This was very different. I like the psychic part of it, but this author takes psychic to past the norm. Raven is all sci-fi with fierce aliens (well described), and mind speaking across distances, not really anything in this story could be reality as we know it. I very much enjoyed the creative beings or the story. I think one is pretty unique.
Wowza! Regine Abel does it once again. Her imagination and writing ability leaves me speechless. Her mind is a wonderful place to be in. I love how she created a whole new planet with humans on it, including alien species. Reading her description of the Xian warriors and Kryptid horrors, I could clearly visualize what she wanted her readers to see.
Raven and Liena's story is chock full of swoony moments as well as heartbreaking ones. Though both are very different, inhe ...more
It's getting harder and harder to find good believable science fiction romance. This book was SO good. You really need to read the first book to understand what's going on here. But please read past the first few chapters. It's not about race, it's about DNA and genetics. Racism is about hate and there's no hate in either of these books. I just love how imaginative this author was in realizing that an anomaly introduced to humans to change them to create psychics would manifest ...more
How explicit are the sex scenes 3.5 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
Raven is the second book in the Xian Warriors series written by author Regine Abel. It can be read as a standalone romance although I do recommend that you read Legion, the first book in the series, before beginning this one. I believe it will help you gain a better foundation to fully understand and appreciate the backstories. Just know that it’s just a suggestion.
In this story, Liena has accepted a positi ...more
I love this series! “Raven” reveals even more extraordinary abilities than we saw before. The battles with the Kryptids and those they’ve enslaved had me glued to my seat. Nothing is as they anticipated; they had to innovate in the fly to reach their goals.
Although this can be read as a stand alone, the reader’s enjoyment will be enhanced by reading “Legion” (book one in the series) first.
If you haven’t started the series yet, please do. You’re in for a real treat!
I love this series. The Warriors are fiercely loyal and good. The female humans are caring and loving.
This book could be read as a standalone but you would enjoy connecting moments / people to the first one.
We get to meet the friendemies once again and help them in return.
I wonder what couple will be next. I can't wait!
I LOVED this story !!! I loved the seeing old friends , and meeting new ones . I loved how the story moves forward. I loved how this story delves deeper into the characters and how they love ! Why they love 💘💘
I loved the action ( more of that please ! ) , and the sexy times !!!
I WANT one !! ( a Warrior )
In this story the great grand daughter of Dr Xi , the "Father " of the Xian Warriors so to speak , has been sent.to Khepri the seat of the Xian Warriors pla ...more
Wonderful second story in this series. Raven and Liena were a great couple. So loving and understanding with each other. The world building was very well constructed and fascinating. I highly recommend this book and this series. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
There were some difficult issues that the heroine had to deal with and this might be a trigger for some people with abuse trauma, But she worked through it and overcame her past with the help and love of her mate. A wonderful story with a happy ending and just enough left to make you want the next book.
His soul mingled with mine, then wrapped around me in a gentle, protective hold."
This is the second book in the series it can be read as a standalone
-but to get the full effect of the storyline and a better connection with the characters
I suggest starting with Legion. (Which is still my favorite of the series.)
The Xian warriors are at an impasse, the enemy seeming to be one step ahead of them
In a desperate a ...more
This is Raven's story he is the son of Doom and Victoria from the first book in the series. This book picks up a little over 30 years from his parents story and about 2 years since Legion 's . The great granddaughter of the human doctor that created the Xian warriors has come to their home world and help them find a way to stop the Kryptids from using some new weapon to kill the warriors and kidnap their soul catchers. Liena is a geneticist just l ...more
RAVEN is the first TRUEBORN son between Doom and Victoria. I'm only happy to finally see DOOM again here and see his interaction with his son. RAVEN's also finally met his own soulmate after a heartbreaking set-down when Legion mated with Ayana, the woman he thought he might have had a chance with. After meeting Leina, the great granddaughter of the Dr. who helped engi ...more
I enjoyed the story well enough but I flipped through a lot of sex, more than usual for this author. Admittedly it's possible that I just wasn't in the mood for it in my story as this is the third or fourth erotic romance in a row, which is a serious stretch of my tolerance level for that sort of thing.
That said, Abel makes interesting worlds and engaging stories. I am hoping her next book in this series will be Bane as that will provide so much opportunity to learn more about the "enemy" and ...more
The 1st book annoyed me about how the males would use the women sexually with no commitment & that the women would allow it made it worse. But it seems a lesson was learned & fraternization has more rules. Anyhow the story was good, further the plot & extremely curious about the hybrids!! Can’t wait for their stories. Liked the main characters especially the female that wouldn’t let her tormentor, now dead, keep her a victim. Badass woman! So yes enjoyed it. ...more
Liena and Raven story has been one I eagerly awaited and was not disappointed by at all.
The characters and their flaws and strengths were well written and drew me in from the start. Loved how “human” they were. With mistakes and not being perfect, but perfect for each other.
Awesome final scenes. Can not wait for Banes and I hope his brothers stories. How about a spin off of the hybrids?
Raven and Liena's story is as ever sweet and touching. Obvious insta love from our hero and slightly jaded on heroines part. But as ever the danger, action and thriller is all there in this story. Interaction between both lead characters is lovely with great insight into side characters, and the storyline develops even more. Yeah Doom made a show, and Bane is an ever interesting character, cant wait to read his story. Enjoyed this one.
And the heroine worries she won't find the food she likes as an Asian person and she does and so much description is given to the human food available.
I mean, it's an alien planet and I don't think we get to hear anything about animals or food or things from other plants including the one they are on.