I came by The Lasaran via another author’s recommendation. That particular author is aces in my book because I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
The Aldebarians are searching for their princess, who came to earth seeking an alliance between the two planets. Taelon only wants to rescue his sister, Riska, and return her home, but fate has other plans–the humans capture and study him torturously for years.
Lisa Holt is a down on her luck college student who has no one and nothing to call her own. She is eeking by taking on medical trial gigs that provide the basics like free food and rent money. Neither she nor her mentor knows whether the governmental trial for psychics is the real deal, but it looks promising as far as a payout, and she needs the money.
How Taelon and Lisa end up together is a horror story you have to read the book to discover, but I did go and one-click her Immortal Guardians’ first book for further background on those characters because you see them in this book. Riska is Ami, Marcus’ mate from book two of that series, Night Reigns. And you meet many Immortal Guardians in this book.
There is a touch of insta-love here, but I was okay with it because it was also an emotion under stress thing. I wish more of this book took place off-world because I’d love to have understood more of Taelon’s abilities as they are in their natural environment.
So much of this story is still left untold! I can’t wait for book two. I hope there is more to be seen of the characters Janwar, Eliana, and Ari’k.
About Dianne Duvall:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Audible chose her latest release, Awaken the Darkness, as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romances of 2018. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she loves to create in her books.
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