When Abby Harris takes her faithful German shepherd out for a hike in Oregon’s beautiful mountains, getting abducted by aliens isn’t even a blip on her radar. Her trusty can of bear spray and the pocket knife isn’t much help against the seven-foot monsters who swoop in out of nowhere to transport her to a ship in space.
Nicolai Nekbet is Crown Prince for the House of Nekbet on the planet Raiden. Unable to bear healthy children with females of their own species, Raiden warriors must hunt for a bride outside their own world. Nicolai has his heart set on a human even though their planet is protected by an ancient species called Laizahlian. When he sees the tall blonde-haired beauty out in the mountains with only a dog by her side, he knows he must have her.
With Abby safely on his ship, Nicolai injects her with his shaprata, his essence. His shaprata will change her on a cellular level, making them compatible for procreation, but he must still work hard to win her heart. If she rejects their union, it could easily mean his death.
“I thought that this book was a very unique science fiction novel and stood out in the genre. The aliens that Holm’s creates are detailed, with their own histories, politics, technologies, and traditions … Holm’s did an excellent job of giving her characters depth, and they grow throughout the story….” — Emerson Rose Craig— Amazon Review
“This is one very, unique story with new cultures, new creatures, invented histories and technologies, beautiful creative character/setting names, eroticism, romance, danger, and love! The author wholeheartedly embraces this unreal world of aliens. The alien cultures are delivered in such a way that even very strange details don’t seem too over the top. Nikolai and the Raiden’s have a thought process that is so human-like that it makes their way of life seem believable, strangely enough. By the end of the book I was totally grasping the concepts of the shaprata and the abaci! So clever and original! The names for the different planets and types of beings was fascinating as well. She does such a good job of painting the picture for the reader on how these unique characters look and act, as well as their worlds….” — Molly S.— Amazon Review