Blog Tour & Review: Alien Attachments Series by Sabine Priestley
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical
Date of Publication: 8/18/14
Number of pages: 208
Word Count: 75K
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco
Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it would be both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.
A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win those mixed martial arts matches she’s so fond of. At home on Cat Island her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice.
Unfortunately some butt-ugly Torog aliens also take notice sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let some alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.
For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species.
Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.
Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?
Four Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Alien Attachments in exchange for an honest review for a blog tour. When I received my copy it came in PDF format and those never transfer well on my Kindle so I went ahead and purchased my own copy on Amazon, the current cost is 99¢. I will note there is a pretty glaring mistake on page 99; our main character is Dani and she is referred to as Gina. That through me off because I had put the book down for the night then the next day started off with Gina, I was like “wait a minute, who’s Gina?”
Dani is the type of heroin I absolutely LOVE, she is a no holds bar, down to earth, one tough chick! She has all the alien and other worldly stuff thrown out her at once, yes she freaks out but she freaks out like a strong woman does. You know laughing and punching things not breaking into tears! I loved it!
“Dani burst into nervous laughter. Ha! They’re zombie creepoids. Zombois! Unbelievable.”
Dani is the perfect heroin in my book, not so much when we get to our hero in this little tale. He puts the word “ASS” in Jackass! Ian, oh! where do I start. Where does the word jackass not sum it up? He is that guy that gets you into bed, then decides for whatever reason it isn’t going to work, and pushes you away. Yet, continues to throw mixed signal at you and fucks with your head! Not to mention; Dani is his perfect psi-mate, something that is rare to find, but he treats her like garbage because she is human! Oh yeah, I have big issues with this POS!
I was so happy this story didn’t revolve solely around that jacked situation, and we learned a lot about Dani, psi, and about the alien culture and politics. Basically, there is this big coup going on in their civilization, and it was very exciting because you didn’t know what would happen. Nope; not going to tell you, you must read the book, but it was well worth the read. I very much enjoyed this world, and I am moving right to the next chapter, Rebellion. I am giving Alien Attachments 4 Boundless Stars, I really enjoyed it.
Excerpt Alien Attachments:
“Earth Protector? You’re kidding right?”
“No. Pretty much what it sounds like. Cliche as it may be, we are not alone in the universe.”
Dani held Jared’s gaze. She’d heard what he said, but couldn’t process the words. They sat on her brain like little beings, patiently waiting to be let in. Knock, knock. Dani let out a nervous laugh. Maybe if I ignore them, they’ll go away. Jared didn’t blink. Or maybe not.
“So you’re not an EP?”
“Nah, I’m human, just like you. I’m what they call a Support Agent, or SA for short. I do what I can for Ian and the other EPs, but I’m based with Ian.”
“So you’re a spy.”
“Support agent, not secret agent,” Jared said. “Although, we are a secret.”
“You’re a spy for aliens.”
“Stop it. It’s not like that.”
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical
Date of Publication: 10/13/15
Number of pages: 169
Word Count: 72K
Cover Artist: Cora Graphics
Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?
Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.
But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender…
Five (HUGE) Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Rebellion for an honest review for a blog tour. Rebellion could be read as a standalone novel; however, I would not recommend it. There is a good deal of political and cultural change happening in the Galaxy as a result of the emperor being overthrown; you will need a grasp on this world from the start, and you get that in book one, Alien Attachments. Book one is Dani and Ian’s story, where Rebellion is all about Ria and Ty.
Now there is a whole lot going on in this book. There is political movers and shakers, a planet trying to perform a mass genocide on a people, OMG! It was so freaking good! The thrills and the drama didn’t stop!
You have Ty, (I love that name) who hates the Sordina Military, and for good reason; they have been part of the politically corrupted system that continue to hold his people into oppression and slavery. Not to mention, one of the high ranking officials killed his parents when he was a child! So he is a big ball of hate and revenge, and one of the key players in the Rebellion.
Who does he meet? You guessed it, Ria, who happens to be his psi-mate. Now a psi-mate is this crazy connection that is beyond anything, you can’t control when you meet that person. It’s pure lust drawing your heart, body, and soul with no limits to your mate. It’s a strong driving force for them to bond; possibly for procreation, idk, we haven’t got that far yet. The bond is unbreakable, and a psi-mate is forever. Everyone wants to find their Psi-mate! But what do you do when your psi-mate is your worse enemy? Ria is ex-Sordina Military, everything Ty hates. Ty is a cold blooded killer, and a kidnapper. What can they do?! You can’t fight a psi-mate bond, its futile!
From the thrilling aspect of a Rebellion rising up to fight a totalitarian regime, to Ria and Ty’s complex relationship; I loved everything about Rebellion, I give it a HUGE 5 Boundless Stars.
Excerpt Rebellion :
“Have any interesting dreams, Red?”
“Don’t call me Red. I’m just here to find out what this means.” She lied. She knew the second she entered the room what it meant. He was the one. Her psi-mate. A cold blooded killer.
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: KAC Publishing
Date of Publication: 12/1/15
Number of pages: 206
Word Count: 72K
Cover Artist: Nathalie Gray of Kanaxa Designs
Following the signal of foreign psi to an old abandoned building on Florin 5, Balastar Alder literally stumbles across the pugnacious raven-haired beauty, Kit Athorika.
He’s not the only one who’s looking for the mysterious portal making devices in her possession. When Torogs attack, she ports them to safety. Without the help of a single Portal Master.
Balastar offers to repay the favor by getting her off-planet and back to her own ship. Their escape is complicated when the Torog’s pursue. Forced to go silent and lay-low in an asteroid field, they have little to do. Fortunately, the chemistry between them ignites and they find endless ways to occupy their time.
Balastar convinces her to come and meet his boss, Lord Cavacent. Recently relocated to Earth, the Sandarian clan included a handful of rogue Portal Masters. Kit has her own reasons for hating and fearing the Portal Masters, but she needs all the help she can get to save her planet. She reluctantly agrees to seek out Lord Cavacent’s help, and his connections to the Galactic Trade Organization and its powerful military.
The Portal Masters’ Guild on Sandaria has controlled intergalactic portals throughout the galaxy for centuries, and jealously guard their secrets. One of those secrets has kept Kit’s home world under quarantine for nearly thirty years. But portals across the galaxy are failing and the guild is getting desperate.
Finding themselves bonded wasn’t expected, but having a psi-mate had its advantages. Can they free an entire planet and take down a guild as old as the Masters without losing their lives?
Book Trailer: http://sabinepriestley.com/blog/liberation-trailer/
Four (3.5) Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Liberation in exchanges for an honest review for a blog tour. Of the three books in the Alien Attachment series, Liberation was the one I favored the least. It went into the more technical side of the portal jumps and how they work. I am not a technical person; I don’t know how my car works other than I put gas in it. So when Sabine started explaining some science fiction technology, she lost me.
Liberation is the continuing saga of what started in Alien Attachments Book #1. This story centers around Balaster, whom we met in book one, and Kit. This book should be read in order of the series in order to understand the entire workings of the backstory; what’s going on with Portal Master Guild, and all of the political maneuvering. Not to mention, how dirty they are. IT’S A CRAZY!
I really liked Balaster from the first time he was introduced in book one, and I am glad he was able to get a psi-mate. Though he and Kit’s mating didn’t go as the other two; I am glad it worked out for him. At first, Sabine had me worried that he and Kit weren’t going to Bond. As unconventional as the “3 way psi mating” was, it worked out for Balaster and Kit and they are perfect for each other. Yeah, 3 way; I’m still not wrapping my mind around that one!
Liberation, like the other two novels was fast paced and full of thrills and much political intrigue, with a clear set of bad guys that you just want to destroy. There is one more novella out that I am going to read; Alien Bond, and as of that point, I will be caught up with the series. I really hope Sabine Priestly continues with it, because it is one I have thoroughly enjoyed! As for Liberation, I am giving it 3.5 Boundless stars it was really good and I enjoyed it.
It's going to be tight."
"I like it tight." Balastar rode an adrenalin high. He hit the thrusters and dove for it. They had one shot. She was either crazy or brilliant, he didn't know which, but their lives depended on her being right and his ability to control this ship.
About The Author
A lifelong lover of books, Sabine grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET.
An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she's a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure.
Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.
5 signed print copies of Alien Bond, a Short Story Sequel to the Alien Attachments series.
1 $40 Amazon GC
1 KickAss Chick Tote bag with KickAss Chick books and swag.