Thursday, September 4, 2014
Alien Attachments (Book One) by Sabrina Priestley
Science Fiction Romance
Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth? 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 means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.
A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some 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 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.
If you read the blurb from Goodreads you will recognize several familiar themes in Science Fiction Romance. Earth has something aliens want. The Cavacent family has the job of protecting earth. Sandarians have psi and some have a psi-mate. An Earth woman also has psi. There is another alien species that is the enemy. Priestly does a good job of mixing and matching all of this to come up with an interesting story line.
The character building, action and world building start from the very beginning and continue throughout Alien Attachments. Everything revolves around two important points. First is the fact that Dani and Ian are psi-mates. While that seems like a good thing, Ian knows that he is destined for a much better match than Dani. Second are the internal problems on Sandarian and how they impact the Cavacent family and Earth.
Dani and Ian are the two main characters and I have to say I did not like Ian. His actions around Dani were cruel. Small spoiler – the plot came up for a way for them to be together but it seemed to happen to quick. I felt that Ian needed to suffer at least into the next book. He got off way too easy. While I did not like Ian I did like the rest of the book. This is book one is a new series but it does not leave things hanging There is a solution to the two main issues in the book while the world building and character development leave plenty of room for more action and romance in future books.
Lyrical Press published Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley in 2014.
I received a free copy of Alien Attachments from the author in return for an honest review.