Mary Auclair ~ Venomous Heart ~ Book Review

 

Book Review

Venomous Heart
Mary Auclair
(Eok Warrior, #3)

Publication date: April 4th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

 

Blurb:

After drowning his soul in blood, can this alien warrior be saved?

As the only doctor on Aveyn, Ava works day and night for the people she considers hers. Only… she’s not really one of them, is she? She’s a hybrid, a highly illegal creature created by Trade Minister Knut for his personal enjoyment. And she risks a fate worse than death if her existence is ever discovered by Prime Councilor Aav, the most powerful Matriarch in the Ring.

When a tall, arrogant, sapphire blue alien comes to Aveyn, it’s not long before headstrong Ava gets in trouble with him – the new Eok warrior in charge.

Arlen wants nothing to do with his new assignment on Aveyn. All he wants is to return to the violence at the Frontier and drown his broken heart in bloodshed. But he made a deal with his brother, the Commander-in Chief-of the Eok armies: a year of peace for a year of combat. So, Arlen comes to Aveyn fully intent on ruling all those who live there with an iron fist…

… all except a troublesome, gorgeous female whose purple eyes haunt his dreams. When the Mating Venom pushes him to the edge of madness, can Arlen learn to trust in his heart again, or is his soul lost to the bloodlust?

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My Book Review:

This was my second book by Mary and the third book in this series, but I was very intrigued by the blurb and was just hoping this read ok as a standalone, which it did – I do like a good Sci Fi with a dose of Alpha male to go with it!

Ava is a half breed, which is illegal, her creator a rich and powerful nasty man who mader her for his play thing. He has been run off the planet but is still thought to be alive. Ava works as a doctor looking after the few thousand humans who live there, but despise her for what she is. She also has a 12 yr old boy half breed who she considers her brother and her only family to look after, who has a bad heart defect due to his genetic engineering. Their creator had a artificial heart made for him and its her goal to get this for him before its too late.

Arlen is an Eok warrior, big blue and renowned for his coldness but ability to get things done. He spent a year on the front line of a war in a bid to escape his hurtful past and throw himself into unleashing his inner beast, having been ‘duped’ into falling for his first mate, especially as his species mate for life. He is now tasked by his Commander who happens to be his brother, to help the humans on Ava’s planet to help settle and move them into one place for their own safety.

Arlen has an instant attraction to Ava, one he cannot fathom and tries his best to ignore, but it turns out not to be that easy. Ava tries her best to dislike to cold and aloof blue alien, but when he keeps coming to her aid her resistance crumbles.

A good story line that had some great world building and characters that I really enjoyed. Excitement, drama, intrigue, foes round every corner and a hot sexy domineering alpha make for a really enjoyable read. I would certainly read more of this series and more from this author based on this book. Highly recommended reading for and Sci Fi Alpha loving readers!

 

 

Author Bio:

Mary grew up in the quiet peace of a small rural village in the heart of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood chasing butterflies and catching frogs, playing in the mud and generally being as unladylike as she could.
She now write as much as her busy schedule allows to bring to life her inner world, filled with exotic planets, mysterious creatures and off course, hot, alpha heroes and the women who melt their hearts.
When she’s not writing, she can be found in the garden, walking her dogs or playing with fire in her kitchen as a part time hit-or-miss chef.
She loves to hear from her readers, so don’t be shy and drop her a line! Sign up for the newsletter on her website to receive sneak peeks, exclusive bonus stories and special discounts!

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