"Rockin' action, hunky heroes, what more could a girl want?"
From the time she was very young, Sidney, her sister and
her cousin had been very special. One of the few Earth
women able to communicate with and see men from
Constellaziogçn, another planet, they were prized as
potential mates. However, that fact also meant that they
had to constantly be on their guard, because renegade
warriors would try to take them. In order to protect her
family, Sidney erased their memories, and allowed herself
to be committed to a psych ward, to draw the men away from
her sister. Ten years later, a Gatekeeper named Aland found
her and recognized her as his mate. Would Sid be able to
leave the hospital to go with Aland, or would her fear of
the star men keep her from happiness?
Aland had been searching for his mate his entire life. One
of the Gatekeepers, warriors charged with protecting Earth
from renegade warriors, he saw Sidney's picture in a
television broadcast, and knew that she was the woman for
him. When she is attacked at the hospital again, Aland
takes her to his home, and shows her the world waiting for
her. Will Sid be able to deal with her fear? Will she get
her happily ever after with her handsome new mate?
SOMBER RESPLENDENCE was an amazing read! I loved the
characters, especially Sid. Even while she was in the psych
hospital, she was still kicking butt and standing up for
herself. She was also caring and loving to the other
patients. I loved her relationship with Aland, even the
rocky parts. The romance between the two was red-hot, and
will make you wish for a Gatekeeper of your own, because
they really don't make men like that here! All in all, this
was a great story!
Reviewed by Beth Foster
Posted July 23, 2009
Aland Werner is a fierce warrior trained to follow the rules of both his realm and that of the humans. But when news of his mate’s existence reaches him, he’s willing to do anything to get to her and keep her safe.
Tucked away in a mental ward, Sidney Fisher hides behind a façade of crazy to control circumstances as best she can. Drawing the renegade warriors to her means her sister and cousin can live without fear of being captured. But she’s fighting a losing battle, for her destiny is more than intertwined with the star men, especially the devilishly handsome Aland. The Constellaziogēn warrior is ready to claim his mate and nothing—and no one—will come between him and his woman.
Line: Aeon (Futuristic/Sci-Fi)
Book Length: Novella
Book Type: eBook