Veral’monushava’skahalur is an oddity among his species, a lone Argurma cyborg divorced from his own kind by choice and to escape termination as a malfunctioning unit. Wandering the fringes of space as a salvager, he comes across a planet beyond the boundaries of the federation, rich in metals remnant of a dead civilization. Or so he thought.
Confronted by cannibalistic mutations of the indigenous species, his salvage has suddenly become a lot more complicated. Even more so when he encounters a female surviving on her own. She is strong and fearless, begrudgingly earning his admiration. Terri is hardened by a life of hunger and watchfulness, and yet is moved by a compassion that he’s never possessed. When his admiration turns into the first signs of a forming mate-bond, he knows his fate is sealed. Unlicensed mating is forbidden—if his malfunctioning wasn’t already a death sentencing, taking her for her mate would be. Yet, he finds that letting her go is no longer an option.
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Review by Nancy
Such a great story! Veral is an Argurma who travels around to different planets scavenging minerals and artifacts. He is accompanied by his dorashnal, Krono. Krono is basically his pet. Veral preferred to keep himself seperate from his homeworld. He has a reputation as a vicious fighter and unmatched salvager. Terri is just a young woman trying to survive amid the ruins of Phoenix, AZ. Her goal is to sneak enough food to stay alive and to avoid being captured by the Red Reaper Gang. She longs to travel to a stronghold on the west coast in California that she’s heard about. I enjoyed Terri’s character because she comes across as a strong woman. In fact, Terri comes to Veral’s aid after befriending his pet, Kronos. She hopes that Veral will give her transportation to the coast.
This book was fantastic! Broken Earth is a page-turner that really kept the action going. Veral is really a quite forbidding character when you first meet him. He takes some time to warm up to Terri. When he does, though, it’s quite hot and seductive. This hot alien looks like an alien and the cover is AMAZING! I really look forward to hearing more about this couple. I’d love to see a novella about them and I can’t wait for another story in this series! 5 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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