Title: Out of the Ashes
Series: Maji, Book 1
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
For Kol, a two-hundred-year-old daredevil, sailing the never-ending waves of deep space was a vast and thrilling life to lead. He had one objective on Earth—rescue as many human females as possible and return them to his home planet. It was supposed to be simple, but no one told Kol that a human female’s tongue could slice a male like a blade. His charge was short, strikingly attractive, and she talked way too much.
Nova wasn’t going to be kidnapped without putting up a fight, but Kol was more than ready to go toe to toe with her. These two species set out on a collision course that would redefine the phrase “The Big Bang” forever.
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I swayed from side to side as my pain and shock became too much for me. I focused my blurring vision dead ahead and made out six dark figures walking toward me. Six huge figures. When they stopped a few metres from me, they stared at me, and me at them. They were fully clothed in a black armour of some kind, and it only made them look that much more intimidating.
The man in the front said something in a language that didn’t sound of this planet, and without thinking, I stammered, “Wh-what?”
The man grunted and turned to his right and spoke to the person behind him in that same strange language.
“No,” the man behind replied in strained English. “We’ve practiced for weeks; you have not. You need to learn how to speak the human languages to make this mission easier, just until we fit them with translators of their own. Do what I told you to do. Repeat what your translator says through your comm, and the female will understand you like you can understand me right now. I’m not responding to you anymore unless you use this particular human language.”
With a defeated sigh, the large man turned back in my direction.
“I sa-said,” he rumbled in a bizarre accent as he switched to an extremely choppy version of English, pausing every couple of words as if he was trying to form them as he spoke. “What ‘re … you ‘oing … out … ‘ere?”
After he had spoken, he removed the mask that covered his face. The now well-lit area shone brightly on his face and revealed all I needed to know about him to be terrified. He had vibrant grey skin, dazzling violet eyes, and menacing sharp teeth with gold caps on them. That was the moment I dropped to the ground like a sack of potatoes and began tumbling into darkness.
“Why do fe-females … ‘eep ‘oing … dat ‘round me?” the Maji asked with a tired sigh.
Without missing a beat, the other voice said, “I told you that you were ugly. How many human females must faint before you until you realise that?”
5 Stars from Brianna!
L.A. Casey is back with an explosive, out of this world romantic experience that is going to steal your heart, make you swoon, and have you believing in love beyond our stars...
If you follow my reviews or know me then you know that any paranormal and scifi in romance is typically not for me. Sure I have a couple of exceptions but they are far few and between... so when I was asked to read this romance, I decided to step out of my box and take a chance.
Best. Decision. Ever.
Sexy. Intense. Suspenseful. Fun. Out of the Ashes by LA Casey was everything I didn't know it could be yet everything I'd hoped for. This book was magnetic in all the best ways.... and Nova and Kol were addicting from the very start. Their banter, interactions, chemistry... perfection and so much passion. From the first page, I was drawn in, getting lost between the pages.
Take a chance. Take the leap. Do it. I guarantee you'll be begging for more by the end. This book surpassed any and all things... and I'm so glad I got to meet this crew.
I highly recommend this book and I'm so freaking excited to see this series progress!
5 Stars from Renee!
I was pulled right into this story. Not the usual book I read but glad I tried it. Some alien books are hit or miss and this one was definitely a hit! The story has laughs, secrets, twists & turns, suspense, and heartbreak.
This is Nova and Kol’s story. Nova is living a lonely life. But one day that is going to change. Kol is on a mission to rescue as many females from earth and take them to his planet. But his mission this time is a little feistier then he is used to. Both are stubborn and one is determined that no matter what she will not go willingly with him. Can he convince her without becoming involved? Or are they about to head into a head on collision that could change the views that they both have?
I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.
I highly recommend this book.
L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.
Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.
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