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He just needs to Capture a Specimen.

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Sturn is half Terran, but his ways are purely Khekarian – he has a taste for violence and for killing – Where he comes from, such pastimes are not frowned upon.

Born of nobility, before being exiled, he resided at a level in Khekarian hierarchy that allows for the use of war captives. Mainly the captives are exploited for reasons of training and pleasure, but none of them last long in the arenas. It is from here that Sturn developed his blood-lust.

Book One of the series finds Sturn after ten years in exile along the Terran Sector, desperate to return to the Core of the Khekarian Empire and to take up again the reins of power. He needs to bargain his way back in, and he thinks he’s found a way in the mythical alien-native of Zumaridi, the abilities of which could substantially boost the war effort against the Chiddran. He just needs to capture a specimen.

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KILLING WAS HIS PREDILECTION – from The Khekarian Threat, now out on Amazon.

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How could he be so at ease about it? Her face was a grimace when she asked, “Do you kill regularly?”

Yes,” he shot back, abruptly angry. “Weakness annoys me.”

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Honesty Damned Her.

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Aleisha was eager to join a colonizing crew or a planetary working team – At 17, she had no experience to speak of, of course, but she had earned her license to drive several types of rig, a motorcycle, and even had her first points in her pilot’s license – She was keen, she was eager as anything.

So, when the form asked her to list any other skills or experience, she openly and honestly reported that she was psychic. Some teams might find that useful.

Stephen, the man who hired her, wasn’t the least bit interested. No, it was Sturn, Stephen’s Khekarian second in command who homed in on her potential. Sturn, one of two killers in the group, a man determined to return to power in an aggressive empire.

Aleisha wasn’t exactly what he was looking for, but she would do. She would do very nicely.

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BLOOD-LUST – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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The knife was wet with blood, the handle slippery with it, the huge blade dark and crimson. He was splashed with its color, drenched with its odor. The coppery smell, warm and fresh, filled his nostrils and lungs, exciting him.

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FEAR ON DEMAND – from the Khekarian threat, out now on Amazon.

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Listen,” he was suddenly harsh. “Until I want your fear it’s useless to me. Ditch it.”

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BLOOD-LUST – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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The knife was wet with blood, the handle slippery with it, the huge blade dark and crimson. He was splashed with its color, drenched with its odor. The coppery smell, warm and fresh, filled his nostrils and lungs, exciting him.

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Road Teams Are All He’s Got.

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Charlie’s an old man now, working as the supervisor of Transport and Trade, handling the workload and scheduling of transport teams that carry goods to distant settlements – Some of the teams are like family to him.

That’s why he cares so much and why Aleisha’s situation is so shocking to him. She’s young, she’s a newcomer, she’s a nice kid, and she’s in terrible danger.

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CAGED IN – From The Khekarian Threat, now out on Amazon.

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The door opened to the Khekarian’s hand and her awesome presence was within the room. Filling it immediately. Owning it outright. An assertive and predatory gaze homed in on Aleisha, leaving her feeling suddenly caged in with a ferocious animal, no escape and no chance of any.

On the job, Aleisha realized. A shudder rippled through her flesh.

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Now She’s a Slave?

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The Terran working team was not what Aleisha expected.

Within days of her arrival to the wilderness world, they had her pegged, they had her tethered, they had her sold.

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DEADLY KHEKARIAN SOLDIER – From The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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“She’s Khekarian,” Aleisha stated. Charlie didn’t see the problem.

“Yes, there are two of them,” he answered easily.

Soldiers?” Aleisha queried, swinging her head to look at him. She was invaded by deeper anxiety. “Didn’t you think I should know? Didn’t you think it was relevant?”

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