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Reaching Higher (Encounters) [Kindle Edition]

Ann Somerville
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Book Description

Second chances are one in a million.

Encounters, Book 2

Kine Raelne and his crew came to Quarn on a desperate, illegal mission to try to save his home planet. Captured and condemned to death for their crime, he and two other mission survivors are offered a chance to redeem themselves—and to go home, if they’re lucky. But it means working with a bunch of Quarnians who have every reason to distrust them.

Suaj qel Gwan knows what it’s like to be the outsider, and he has more cause than most to hate Raelne and his kind for what they did. Suaj’s telepathic ability might mean he has to work with the offworlders, but it doesn’t mean he has to like it.

As they learn to work together to achieve their goals, Raelne and Suaj find within each other a reason to reach beyond their ingrained prejudice. But there are others who would use their fragile trust to achieve their own ends…



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  • File Size: 197 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (January 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002GEDETM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good continuation February 18, 2013
By Jeanne
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In book two, you follow Kine. Kine is one of the invaders whom where kidnapping the babies from book one. He is now stuck on this other world and has decided to accept his fate. He expects to be killed, rightfully so, for kidnapping the Angel babies and being part of the killing of some of the Angels. You find out that Kine did not intend to kill any of the Angels. He and his crew where simply ignorant about Angels. The government finally gives him a chance to help right his wrongs. If he accepts their offer, with his knowledge, he may be able to help the people on Quarn.

Sauji, is an outsider. He is one of the few humans who have more Angel DNA and has an apperance of a 'wild' Angel. He has the ability to communate telepathically and speaking out loud. At first he hates the invaders, but as he learns more about Kine, he realizes that Kine really a bad person. Just a person who was naive and was trying to help his people. Kine, who is kind hearted, trys his best to help his fellow crew memebers and the people Quarn.

Then comes the opportunity that he may be able to go home. If he and his fellow crew member is able to fix their spaceship, they will be able to fly home, after helping the government. His other crew memeber, is kinda a stuck up snob who is a jerk.

As the time draws nearer, he starts to fall for Sauji and starts to see Quarn as his real home. Kine and Sauji have many obstacles to overcome in there flowering relationship. Kine finds out that not everyone is as noble or trustworthy and learns of betrayal
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More About the Author

Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia's prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this 'culture' thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees (this time in science and IT), an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.

Her long, plot-driven fiction featuring gay and bisexual characters has been published by Samhain Publishing and elsewhere. Additional free stories and novels are available on her website. Please be assured that none of these stories, novels, or novellas originated as fanfiction in the slightest way, and have not been based on any other original creators' ideas or material.

Home page: http://annsomerville.net

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