"a short, fast, and easy read"

An alien race is invading earth. Not out of greed or cruelty, but out of need. On their own planet, women are being born in fewer and fewer numbers each year. Seers have directed them to the small blue planet of Earth. It is here that the Delroi men will find their heartmates and thus ensure the survival of the race.

Earth is on the verge of being desecrated after years of war. The Alliance soldiers are weary and know that they really have no hope of defeating this new invading alien army. The invading army offers a peace and trade agreement with the earthlings, but will the terms be more than one soldier is willing to give or will she betray her own heartmate for Earth's independence?

Sgt. Major Laney Bradford is a tough and brilliant war strategist. She's known as the "Butcher of Roses" and has earned the admiration and respect of her peers. She can handle any high-pressure situation. Well, almost any situation. What she doesn't expect is her intense reaction to AlrikTorfa, the 6'2" blond Adonis and -- the enemy's general.

Alrik Torfa, a general for the Delroi, knows his mission -- to help ensure the Alliance's surrender and safeguard the future of his people by helping their men find their heartmates. He knows that Laney is his heartmate and wastes no time including her as part of the peace negations. His goal is to get her on his ship, perform the ritual binding, and make claim to her as soon as possible.

Laney and Alrik have an instant and intense response to each other, as is befitting of any true heartmate bond. And while I don't know if Ms. Hunt plans to make a series out of this, I do find myself wondering about the potential future of some of the secondary characters. In all honesty, I'm not much of a fan of short stories. I'm always left with the feeling that things were either rushed, skipped, or finished up too soon -- hence the "short" in short story. That being said, this story felt more like a first chapter of a longer novel than a short story. I didn't think it really contained enough of a major plot to constitute a story either. It was a fun enough read with some hot, if brief, sex scenes. I do hope she continues with the series, but I'd like to see more plot and conflict in the future books.

If you're looking for a very quick read, this isn't a bad book. Just don't go into it expecting anything too deep. Take it for what it is: a short, fast, and easy read.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted February 3, 2007


In the distant future, Earth is ravaged by war and famine before settling into an uneasy peace. Then the Delroi invade. General Alrik Torfa has one mission. Subdue the people of earth with minimal damage and find his promised mate. He is more than a little surprised to discover her leading the enemy army.

Sergeant Major Laney Bradford has always played her part and served her people well, but the demands of the Delroi’s surrender are a bit extreme. How far will she go to ensure peace for her world? And how involved will her heart get in the process?

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Invasion Earth
by Loribelle Hunt

Cobblestone Press
September 1, 2006
Available: September 1, 2006
ISBN #1600880428
EAN #9781600880421
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Other Books by
Loribelle Hunt

Claiming the Moon
Leaving Earth
Invasion Earth
Christmas Moon
Summer: Hurricane Season
Call of the Moon
Chasing the Moon
Bad Moon Rising
Under Cover of the Moon
Bound by Love

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