Saturday, July 5, 2014

Review of SE Smith's RAZOR'S TRAITOROUS HEART with a giveaway

Razor’s Traitorous Heart

The Alliance, Book 2

Kali Parks is a shadow in the war between two factions that are fighting to gain control of Chicago. Born and raised on the streets, she stands as a silent sentinel at her brother’s side as he battles to gain control. She will do whatever it takes to bring peace to those she has pledged her life to protect, including fighting against the creatures that came to their world almost six years before.

Razor, a councilman for the Alliance, has been sent to oversee the remaining Trivator troops on Earth and make sure the transition for the induction of Earth into the Alliance goes smoothly. He is the one the Alliance calls when they have a situation that needs to be resolved once and for all. His reputation for dealing with difficult rebels is renowned. He asks no questions and takes no prisoners. His job is to eliminate all threats to the Alliance.

He finds himself torn between duty and something he is unfamiliar with, his heart. When a shadow warrior saves his life and disappears, he discovers his world is no longer as cut and dry as he thought. The more he learns, the more he discovers he is not immune to the warrior’s passionate desire to fight to protect her people.

Forced by duty to settle the conflict, he must decide between the Alliance and his own desire to claim the unwilling warrior. When the conflict escalates, he does the only thing he can; he makes a pact with one of the factions in exchange for a prize that will surely cause a battle of a different kind – the one for his traitorous heart.

Will he be able to claim her before she escapes from him again? Or worse, will she sacrifice her life to protect those she loves before he can?

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A soft, rich growl escaped him at her comment. “Where is your protector? Your male should not allow you to do such things.”

He felt her body tremble. At first he thought it was because of fear of what her male would think of her risking her life. A flash of hot rage swept through him at the idea of her belonging to another male. A male like – Destin Parks. It took a few seconds for him to realize the trembling was caused by her chuckling.

“I don’t have a ‘male’ as you put it,” she replied as she gripped the open frame of the window and stepped through. He grasped her hands when she turned and held them out to help guide him through the opening. He used his good leg to steady his body as she pulled him inside. “Even if I did, he wouldn’t have much say about what I do.”

Razor rested his hands on her shoulders as she worked at cutting the thick cloth from his waist. “I would,” he answered in a surprisingly husky voice.

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Hunter’s Claim

The Alliance, Book 1

Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years.

Four years before, the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear.

Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, she has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered Earth.

The Trivators have taken control of Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear.

A world of warriors, they are sent out by the Alliance of Star Systems to seek out new worlds. Their mission is first contact. They are to establish communications with the leaders of the new worlds they find and bring them into the Alliance.

Any resistance is to be quickly subdued to prevent unnecessary death of the inhabitants of the new worlds they find. Their payment comes from the success of their mission.

Hunter is what he is called. A hunter, one of the elite clans of the Trivators who seek out those who resist. His abilities to track, capture and eliminate those who try to harm any warrior is renowned.

He finds the tables turned when he becomes the one captured by a group of ruthless humans. Hunter is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape only to disappear into the ruins of the city.

He now has a new mission, finding the female who saved his life. He is determined to find her before she is damaged by others of her kind.

What he finds is a reward beyond comprehension to a Trivator warrior, a family.

Can he convince Jesse that he can give her and her younger sisters a better life on his world? Or will fear keep her from accepting what he has to offer?

S. E. Smith is a USA Today Best Selling Author and has been ranked in the top 100 Authors on Amazon with 12 books at one time in Amazon's Top 100 Best Sellers in multiple genres. A prolific author with books in science fiction romance and fantasy romance, her books are full of action and adventure and focuses on the relationships and the unusual situations her characters find themselves. Susan invites you to come take a journey to romance that takes you to new worlds.
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My Thoughts:      

I received both books to review in exchange for my honest opinion. 

In book one, It began with excitement and it was paced really well throughout. The writing was smooth with lots of action, some surprises, a strong and determined heroine, a male with honor and alpha male characteristics, some romance, and a setting that is partially out of this world!

This is one alien series that is easy to get wrapped up in. I lost track of time and in what seemed like warp speed, I was finished and wanting to read more.

It ended in a great way but there are other members of Hunter's team not to mention siblings, that have stories to be told. I am especially eager for Saber's story!

In Razor's Traitorous Heart, we meet Hunter's oldest brother. He is the destroyer. They call Razor in when all hope is lost and it is time to annihilate the problematic sanctions.    

Kali, a human, rescues Razor one day and he is taken with her after that. He decides that she is his Amate (mate). She is strong, brave, talented, strategic, compassionate,, bold, and loyal. When she loves someone, she gives them her all.

I loved the characters in both books, especially the women. This book had more devastation and twists in the plot as well as suspense, and angst too. There was still romance, and the plot of Razor's book had an even more out of this world setting!

The bottom line is, if you like aliens or strong heroines, you will want to put these books at the top of your tbr list. Both books were easy to dive into and hard to put down. Razor's book could easily stand alone but I'd read them in order.

There were a few similarities in the stories but nothing too annoying. I can't wait to read Dagger's story next and hopefully Saber's soon after that! I am addicted to this series. Both books were super!

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  1. Oh my want's Bell is ringing at full speed since the summary and they exist in print on the book depository !! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    on my priority list for sure since you liked , i do love aliens from time to time and female that are not whining that's a must read i WANT!!

    thank you for the discovery!

    1. I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I liked both books. I thought I'd like them but they were even better than I hoped. :-)

  2. I'm on and off with alien series but this one does sound really good! and if you liked it then I know I will. :) Thanks!

  3. I haven't read a scifi book in quite some time. This series sounds very interesting and I have added it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

    1. My pleasure! I think you'd be very satisfied with this one.

  4. Sounds yummy! Thank you for the excerpt and review!