Get ready, SNOW CHEETAH is coming November 1, 2014, and I already love the cover. Find it in November HERE.
is the very last book in the Chronicles of Kassouk series (I swear). It
nicely caps the series as after a thousand years, a vessel from Earth
discovers unexpected humans on this far-flung planet.
a mission to annex a planet for Earth, Captain Martial Terrien faces a
culture with incredible psychic abilities, and falls for its lovely but
Natalia, future queen of Kassouk, pressured
into bonding with a power-hungry prince, yearns to improve her people's
lives. She finds the handsome Earth captain a refreshing distraction,
despite his five fingers and ridiculous claim of being human, like the
lowly workers of her world.
Captain Martial Terrien,
nano-enhanced Space Marine from Earth, is on a secret, desperate mission
to find his people a new home. The unexpected population on the chosen
planet complicates his task, especially since the ruling caste can read
minds, levitate, and teleport at will. Furthermore, the lovely princess
and her pet cheetah take a shine to him... and beautiful women always
spelled disaster in his past.
Natalia's jilted suitor, determined
to reign at any cost, vows to annihilate the Earthlings. When the
conflict escalates, can Martial obey Earth Central Command, or will he
jeopardize the future of his race to save Natalia and her people?
her arm weakened and her steps grew shaky, he did a somersault over her
head, leaving her confused. Then he shoved her sideways, and tackled
her. He pinned her to the soft mat, face up, while he held her sword arm
to the floor.
He had her.
Her hair came undone around her head,
like a bright halo on the soft gray mat, and her luminous green gaze
locked with his. Her lips opened slightly, and he couldn't help but
stare. She looked so helpless, her chest heaving. Her eyes unfocused and
her pupils dilated. She was not playing the game anymore... neither was
Her breath hitched. He lowered his face to hers and hovered
closer to marvel at her beauty. She kept staring at him. He couldn't
resist the temptation to probe her mind. A mistake. She was calling to
him, wanting him to kiss her. He lowered his gaze to her mouth and she
licked her slightly open lips. How could he possibly resist her sensual
Slowly, deliberately, he brushed her pliant lips, enjoying the
soft contact. When she tasted him with a lick, he held his fire, afraid
she would balk at a fierce response. She had to be a virgin. Then she
let go of the sword. He relaxed his hold, and she caressed his hair.
sensation of her six-fingered hand on his head awakened shored up needs
he could no longer contain. Cupping her fiery mane, he claimed her
mouth and ravished it with the fervor of a starving man.
softly and arched under him, as if seeking body contact. Flashes of all
the disastrous consequences their relationship could bring barely cooled
his lust, but he must stop this now.
He steeled himself against the separation and rose slowly, with great reluctance.
She sat up on the mat, staring at him.
"I'm so sorry." He turned away. He couldn't watch her like that. "It won't happen again. I promise."
"Why not?" The disappointment in her voice and in her mind sliced him deeper than a sword.
are promised to another man." As good an excuse as any. The truth was
too ugly to tell. His mission might require him to annihilate her entire
"I do not intend to become Kaylar's mate." The indignant tone told much about her dislike for the man.
Martial stiffened, closing his fists, then he faced her again. "I hope we can still be friends."
"Friends?" Tears welled in her beautiful green eyes.
"Or colleagues... diplomat and future queen." Martial still needed more information on the Starlings.
swallowed a sob, quickly wiped a tear, then composed her face. "Maybe
when you see more of our culture, you will understand that although our
females often take a submissive role, we do have a choice in the matter.
We are civilized."
"Of course, you are." He certainly felt like the Neanderthal here.
rose from the floor and tossed her long wavy hair behind the shoulders
of her impeccable white body suit. "Then shall we meet again tomorrow?"
Hope softened her face. "I planned to show you our hydroponic
"I accept, but I must bring my team." For his own
protection. He didn't want to repeat past mistakes. And mistakes would
certainly be made if he spent too much time alone with her.
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