Sunsinger by Robyn Bachar *Giveaway
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by Robyn Bachar
Her desire unites them. Her secret could destroy them all.
The sole survivor of the Sunsinger massacre, Lord Degalen Fairren spends his days reading tales of the family he never knew. When a rival house threatens to enslave Cyprena, Galen is forced to pull his nose out of his books and enter into an alliance with House Morningstar, and a dangerous mission to save his world.
Lady Andelynn Harrow isn’t House Morningstar’s eldest or prettiest daughter, but she is the deadliest. After her father’s murder, Andee must defend her new house and mate—the shy, reluctant Galen—but every battle risks revealing her terrible secret.
Malcolm gets his first taste of freedom when the Cy’ren recruit him to locate the cure to a deadly virus—and feels the burn of desire for Galen, the lord he can never have, and for Andee, who awakens memories of a long-lost first love.
The danger they face fuels the heat between them, but with Cyprena’s fate hanging in the balance, the race to find the cure could come with devastating costs.
Cursing, Andee shoved Galen behind cover next to Malcolm and then knelt beside them. She ordered Sharp to lay down covering fire. When the marine shouted for her to go Andee leapt into action and used Sharp’s distraction to her advantage. Andee dropped two guards before they could react and Sharp’s pistol took out a third—good thing the man was a decent shot, because she didn’t want to fall to friendly fire. But the fourth guard was a tougher foe, his energy empty of fear or hesitation. He fired at Galen and Malcolm’s hiding place, and Andee threw herself in harm’s way. The bolt burned a ragged line across her stomach—ugly but not deep—and she swallowed the scream of pain that bubbled up and channeled her adrenaline into a kick to his knee. The guard stumbled as he raised his rifle for a second shot, but before he could fire Galen tackled him to the floor.
Andee lurched forward and cut the guard’s throat. She sheathed her blades then took Galen’s arm and pulled him away, checking him for injuries.
“A’gra, you’re wounded,” he blurted. She flinched and snarled in pain when he touched the burn. Andee staggered, nearly overwhelmed with the force of Galen’s concern for her, and then she caught his hands and steeled her shields.
“It’s all right. Just a graze,” she assured him through gritted teeth.
“Why did you do that? You could have been killed!”
“It’s a privilege to die for my house,” she quoted grimly. Andee stepped back as Malcolm approached them, wide eyed but uninjured. “Are you ready to go?” she asked him.
“Let’s move out.”
This is the third book in the Cy’ren Rising series and I have not read the first two. As I began reading Sunsinger, I wondered if perhaps I should have.
As the book progressed, what I felt was missing was filled in. And it was filled in just as I was thinking that I might give up on it!
Degalen, Andelynn and Malcolm are thrown together. Galen is the LOrd of his house, Andee the Lady of another house, and Malcolm is a data miner, a slave. They should not, according to the Temples come together, a male should take 2 female mates. But Galen has feeling for Malcolm, feelings he fights hard, Malcolm makes no apologies for his attraction to Galen, but he tries to quell it for Galen’s sake. Andee desires them both, and when Galen asks for Andee to be his mate, she see an opportunity for them to change tradion and says yes, on the condition its a 3 way with Malcolm and Malcolm only.
But first, the Lord of House Nightfall need defeating, and the world needs saving.
Sci-Fi meets space travel meets vampirific Cy’ren. A bit of everything here and once I’d got that missing bit, I found it a really engaging story. I would like, at some point, go back and read books one and two, if only for my only personal satisfaction. What let the book down was, the ending. They completed their mission, getting the vaccine, and stopping the Lord of House Nightfall and then….they were back on Cyprena. No filling in what happened to the moon base, or the people in it, nothing about what happened to the House of Nightfall after their master’s demise. Whether that information will come in future books, I dont know, but it just felt off here, rushed almost.
I did like that Galen’s innocence was not played about with. Andee and Malcolm both knew he was a virgin and treated him with kid gloves, for a while. Also, how although ANdee was NOT innocent, and she had partaken in many victory parties at the barracks, neither Galen or Malcolm held that against her. All three went into this relationship with open eyes, and minds and knew they only real challenge they faced was getting back from the mission alive, and changing peoples mind about 2 female mates.
All godd stuff, and I should like to read any future books in this series, indeed, by this author would be great!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.
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