Some secrets can topple nations.
Already facing termination for her failure to carry Agraak young to term, when Jenn escapes from the breeding facility she knows that the Agraak would not rest until they found her. Possessing full knowledge of the location of their breeding facility meant that she’d never be safe. The royal families and elite castes of Agraak society would not allow their secrets to become known.
When stowing away on a Buto trading vessel lands her on an illegal clearing in Vora, she discovers that finding a comm system and delivering the information she had to the Intergalactic Council wasn’t going to be as easy as she thought. After her own trauma at the hands of her Agraak “mate,” she is innately suspicious and frightened of alien males to her detriment as she flees into the deadly territory Vora’s Shagorith mountains. There she encounters the giant arachnid—the Shoyla, and threats both old and new. She also discovers companionship with an unlikely male Vori that conquers her fears and blooms into a love she couldn’t foretell.
Eyuul has an unjust reputation. After the humiliation of one failed attempt to mate an offworlder and his own inability to form nest-brother bonds with other males to share a female, he is an outcast among his own clan. Rumor has turned his one-time love into a string of affairs so that males do not trust him, and females turn away from him. Even his mother, the matriarch of the clan barely tolerates him. Of all Vori, he is more alone than any. When he saves a human female from drowning, he is drawn to her strength and odd vulnerability. He would do anything to aid her. Even when she flees from him in terror, he is determined to protect her and help her heal. Discovering her secret, makes him determined to help her. Discovering the mate he always wanted makes him fear the day when he might have to let her go.
REVIEW BY NANCY
I really like S.J. Sanders books because she has unconventional aliens. The Voris are a snake-like alien species. (We met the Vori in The Vori’s Mate, book 5 in this series.) Eyuul is an atypical Vori. He is a dominant personality and doesn’t want to share a mate with anyone. This has caused him to be shunned by his clan. He’s an excellent hunter and fulfills his clan duty that way. Jenn Stacey is a kidnapped human who is forced to become a breeder for the Agraak. After multiple miscarriages she is remanded to the breeding center for termination. She is able to escape with assistance and ends up in the jungles of Vora. Jenn is impressive. No shrinking violet, she is the female version of Bear Grylls. She is rescued twice by Eyuul, who has great respect for this amazing and strong woman. Their goal is to reach Eyuul’s family and notify the Intergalactic Council of the illegal practices by the Agraak and the location of the secret breeding facility. They are met with an assassin and other obstacles along the way. Over all of the time they spend together, Jenn’s heart becomes attached to Eyuul. But will the universe allow them to be together?
We get to revisit human Reggie and her family from The Vori’s Mate in this book. I highly recommend you read that one first. I loved all the twists, turns, and obstacles in this story. Eyuul and Jenn are perfect for each other! The Vori’s Secret is a slow burn romance with a good dose of adventure. Great follow-up to The Vori’s Mate! 4 stars
About SJ Sanders
S.J. Sanders is a mom of two toddlers and one adult living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a BA degree in History, but spends most of her free time painting, sculpting, doing odd bits of historical research, and writing. While she has more research orientated writing under another pen name, her passion is sci-fi and paranormal romance of which she is an avid reader. After years of tinkering with the idea, and making her own stories up in her head, S.J has began to seriously pursue writing as an author of Sci-fi Romance utilizing her interests in how cultures diversify and what they would look like on a extraterrestrial platform to humans interacting with them and finding love.
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