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The Assassin and the Soldier

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Has she finally met her match?

During a time of political unrest, convicted assassin Kaelia gets a chance to win back her freedom on a reality TV show competition. Released temporarily from prison, the twenty-two-year-old is given fancy digs in a hotel and her very own personal trainer, Callan.

But Kaelia is harboring a secret: she isn’t like other people. Spliced with
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published October 20th 2019 by Eclipse Press
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Etta Stark
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
There’s more than a touch of “The Hunger Games” about The Assassin and the Soldier and that’s no bad thing. Especially when it is done as well as this. This dystopian story would make a cracking Young Adult Fiction book were it not for the frequent steamy sex and spankings which push it firmly into the Proper Actual Adults Fiction section of the virtual bookstore.

The book is set in a grim future where the citizens of what was once North America are governed by the dictatorial Amity party. As we
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Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
HEATHER
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Danger, intrigue and super humans in a fight for their lives!
by sewsummore

WOW, I never expected this story would be so darn good!! It has romance, danger, intrigue, mad scientists and cut throat criminal who fight to the death, all on reality television show. Kaelia and Callan are both have genes spliced with predator DNA courtesy of an illegal program to create super soldiers. It had been raided while they were both children and the inmates shot, they had both escaped capture and grew to adults
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Kristen Lewendon
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m really on the fence with this book. The background story is a fascinating dystopian blend of The Hunger Games and Divergent, with a little bit of The X-Men and Death Race thrown in for color. But because those primary works are geared toward a much younger audience, I was left feeling uncomfortable with a lot of the power exchange aspects of the story. I liked Callan. I had no issues with his character at all. Kaelia left me scratching my head a lot of the time. How was she such a ...more
Margaret
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After Kaelia enters the games she is given Callan as her personal trainer.
Kaelia had been created with added DNA from animals but after her creator killed her sisters then himself she had to fend for herself. She had been taken in by a criminal who had trained her as an assassin but had turned her and others in to escape himself. After three years in jail she is accepted as a contestant in The Amity’s People Party’s Competition and transported to the big island of Hawaii. After getting through
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Soscha
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a bit of an odd read. The story was decent but the writing, IDK. It got a little monotonous with the “who’s a bad girl?—You are! You are!” (*smack* *smack*) And I am 100% spankophile, so it’s hard to put me off with that. And it didn’t, not really...it’s just the writing was so off at times. Some of the metaphor/similes were so strange (but granted, evocative) I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be guffawing or turned on.

Brief sample: “his fully erect cock jumped out her like a tree”
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Nancy Nicholson hughes
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kaelia, a main character has spent 3 yrs in prison, for carrying out assassins of prominent people. She’s only 22, so when convicted, it would place her at 19. That fact was the only part of this book, that in my opinion didn’t make sense. But if you can brush it off, this is quite a story.
Kaelia is super strong mentally and physically. She has a chance for freedom, if she wins a competition. Her trainer Callan, has been assigned to her, and he also has super strength as her.
I was impressed
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Angel
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW this is a Sci Fi with a twist. The story is fast paced action pack and keeps you on the edge to see what will happen next. The heroine is strong and has never meet anyone stronger than her. That is until she meets the Hero he is also disciplined something the heroine lacks. The twist and turns in this story will draw you in! The hot steamy sexy scense make it the best sci fi ever! But is it deceit and betrayal that take the heroin down? Does she stand a chance or is this more than just a ...more
Sandy
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
She is not what he expected.
When the reader first meets Kaelia she is not in the best of places but now she had a chance at making a life for herself but it would not be easy and the odds were against her. Callan, an ex-soldier, in the end, would be the one chosen to train Kaelia and he would train her and with luck, she would win and he would get a nice payday. You see Kaelia was going to be on a reality show and if she won she would have her freedom. I enjoyed the book I like dystopian themed
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John
This book by Carly Morgan, which I hope is going to become a great series, was definitely a most entertaining and enjoyable high stakes adventure story combined with a heavy touch of domestic discipline between our two main characters, Kaelia and Callan. Kaelia definitely meets her match, both physically, sexually and emotionally in her trainer Callan, who is not afraid to dish out heavy discipline bare bottom spankings to her. There are also many scenes of heavy and hot and erotic sex between ...more
Kristine L.
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spliced with some DNA from the predatory animals on the planet Kaelia figure she has a better that average chance of winning back her freedom. Problem is Callan, an ex soldier, has the same DNA . Neither one knows that the other has the same DNA. Great story. Different and intriguing. If they are caught then they both will be killed. The are put on a game show and are playing for their freedom. Plenty of political intrigue, adventure, action and love between the characters. I really enjoyed this ...more
Liz
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kaelia has been in prison for three years when she is given a chance to win her freedom back. All she has to do is defeat all the other prisoners on a reality T.V. show. But she has a secret she was created in a lab and had her DNA spliced with animal DNA she has never met anyone who could defeat her until she meets her trainer Callan. This is an action packed story with lot of hot steamy sex.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oriane Meißner
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I totally love dystopian books... so this was absolutely my kind of book. It reminded me kind of the Hunger Games but with a twist and genetic changed humans. And the steamy scenes were not to long not to short. Spankings and a little power play...yummy. It was well written and without a cliffhanger per se. But I think there could be another book about the couple and their friends and family.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tammy
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kaelia is an assassin and is in prison. She has the opportunity to when her freedom by entering a competition. Kaelia has an advantage no one knows about; Callan is her trainer and shares the same secret. Callan isn’t afraid to put Kaelia over his knee to punish her, but what will happen if their secret comes out. Fast-paced read with loads of drama and suspense. Great characters and an entertaining story. I liked it.
Tania
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the book it was great, the story was well written and the characters are interesting. Kaelia is an assassin that killed several people. Kaelia is going in a competition on tv if she wins she will be set free, she was sent to Callan for training.
Thank you for allowing me to review your book.

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Gaynor Jones
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
1st place

Kaelia and Callens story is set in far different future than expected. Both the result of genetic engineering they are brought together as contestant and trainer on the ultimate game show.
Secrets, conspiracies, danger, heat, chemistry and domination flavor this interesting take on a "new" world.
Rose Brown
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
“The Assassin and the Soldier is a futuristic Dystopian tale of the cost of freedom and power. The main characters Kaelia, a convicted assassin. and Callan, her trainer, are humans who participated in DNA splicing experiments. The storyline centers on the “game show” play for freedom and the power struggle between the main characters. There is little information on the reason for this reality show competition or the politics behind it, but there are hints of other forces at play. The Assassin ...more
Madhattervet
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This story is set in the future where the heroine Kaelia - a convicted assassin - has the opportunity to win her release by competing in a reality tv competition along with other convicts. Unbeknownst to her the trainer she is assigned has also been subjected to the same DNA splicing experimentation which is a reality check for her when she realises there is someone with the ability to physically dominate her. Power exchanges occur between the two as she navigates through the ...more
Marybeth
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is set in the future of the world. It doesn't really state what happened, but definitely in the future. Kaelia has been in prison for over three years. She is chosen to go on a game show to win her freedom. Callan is assigned to be her trainer. They come to realize that they are alike, both genetically altered. Throughout the book we realize that there are other forces in play as well. There is a HEA for Callen and Kaelia and I'm hoping there is a book two soon! I received a free copy of ...more
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