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 Warrior walks into her lab, Liena’s bone-deep fear of psychic contact, of touching another’s soul, doesn’t trigger with him.
The minute Raven sees Liena’s aura, he knows he has found the one. She’s broken, but he vows to fix her, and then claim her as his bonded mate. When she inadvertently sets them on the path to discovering, at long last, the human’s elusive third psychic ability, the need to mend her becomes urgent. As the strongest of her kind, she may be their only hope of saving an entire species on the verge of annihilation.
With time ticking and so many lives in the balance, will Liena overcome her trauma, or will her mind and the rescue mission descend into madness?
REVIEW BY NANCY
Leina is a scientist who’s come to Khepri to help the Xian warriors find an antidote to the psychic drug that the enemy has created. She’s a rank five psychic, but cannot tolerate other minds touching hers due to years of abuse by her mentor. When Raven, a Xian warrior, meets Liena he is mesmerized by her and knows she’s the one. Liena eventually lets Raven in and he helps her to heal her mind. In addition, Liena discovers her hidden powers and is the key to unlocking them in others of her Asian descent. But will they be able to use them in time to save an entire world from the Kryptids?
I really enjoyed reading Raven! The deep relationship that develops between Liena and Raven was a delight to read. Abel is great at world-building and she shines in this book! I loved all of the characters and the interplay between them. Raven was incredibly steamy, as this couple’s chemistry is off-the-charts. I really enjoyed the battle and military maneuvers down on the planet, too! Raven was an all-around great read! 4 stars
About Regine Abel
Regine Abel is a fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi junky. Anything with a bit of magic, a touch of the unusual and definitely a lot of romance, will have her jumping for joy. Hot alien warriors meeting no-nonsense, kick-ass heroine give her warm fuzzies. Through her Veredian Chronicles series, Regine will take you to an exciting alien world full of mystery, action, passion and new beginnings. Follow Amalia and her Veredian sisters – enslaved, exploited and hunted – as they fight for their freedom and the right to love. In her Dark Tales series, Regine will make you rediscover the fairy tales of your youth in a sexy, dark, and twisted reimagining of the classics.
When not writing or reading, Regine surrenders to the other passion in her life: video games! As a professional Game Designer and Creative Director, her career has led her from her home in Canada to the US and various countries in Europe and Asia.