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Taken (Callisto Series - Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Erica Conroy
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Book Description

Respect the enemy, fear his daughter in this fun Science Fiction Romance


Peace negotiations are easy right? Not when you're learning a language composed of hisses, growls and other guttural sounds. And that's not even the tough part for recently divorced diplomat Viktor Jacobs. No, that would be matching wits with the fiercely intelligent daughter of the opposing side. Between dodging her claws, avoiding a myriad of cultural taboos, and not accidentally getting married or killed, he has to somehow make the Lyrissians see that joining the Alliance of Worlds is the best choice for all of their futures.

- Approximately 37,500 words.


Callisto Collection (the complete series including character interviews) is available at a heavily DISCOUNTED PRICE for a LIMITED TIME!


Callisto Series
-- Taken - Book 1
-- Adrift - Book 2
-- Nancy and the Caveman (Novelette)
-- United - Book 3
-- Anari and the Future (Novelette)
-- Norik and His Daughter (Novelette)
-- Callisto Collection - includes everything!


EXCERPT

Viktor's door chimed and he scowled. He exited the bathroom, glanced at the clock on the wall and stubbed his toe on the sofa as he made his way to the door. It opened to reveal not his friend Roger—the ship's commanding officer, whom he was expecting—but S'rea.

"What is that on your face?" she immediately asked.

"Haffin hehl," Viktor tried to reply around the toothbrush still in his mouth. He removed the toothbrush while his other hand checked that his towel was still firmly wrapped around his waist. "Shaving gel," he said again. He noticed her silent guard loitering in the corridor.

"You have no ridges," S'rea said, and reached out. Her touch along his shoulder was feather light, and he had to fight off the urge to shiver.

"Sorry to disappoint," he said, and stepped away from her. "What do you want, S'rea?"

"I want many things, U-man, but none of them are why I am here."

Viktor raised an eyebrow at her cryptic answer. "Sounds like something a man should hear with pants on. Take a seat. I'll be back in a second. Tell your babysitter to come on in."


Product Details

  • File Size: 3537 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Plutoid Press (November 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L35E3O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,551 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but that's not bad! July 25, 2014
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It had it all interplanetary suspense, different "cultures", war between planets with a human being the peacemaker from earth (Viktor). I like the friendship between Viktor and Roger, the captain of the space ship/vehicle that brough Viktor to the planet for negotiations. I really found myself being drawn into liking S'rea's father pretty quickly too! There are unexpected sparks and misunderstanding between Viktor and S''rea (the daughter the Lyrissian representative). S'rea is also helping with the language differences on behalf of her father and her people. Although Viktor has some knowledge of their language, he isn't quite as fluent with their language yet and really not that good with their cutoms yet either. You can count on that getting him in a lot of trouble pretty quickly. I enjoyed it and there were a few surprises in the plot as the story unfolded. The story even caused a few chuckles to burst out of me a few times!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good September 18, 2014
By Rosita
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Really enjoyed - except the author did not physically described the characters - how tall were they ? What color skins ? What color hair ? Really enjoyed that Viktor was not a superhuman !!! Enjoyed the cultural misunderstandings - will buy next book in the series and will look out for more work by this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny but short. October 28, 2014
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The book was funny all the way thru. The author has talent but it was just ok not great. I will read more from this author. If you would like a light read then you will enjoy this book, I do recommend it. Buy and have a little you time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read August 6, 2014
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A nice take on the Sci Fi / Romance genre with a bit of humor mixed in. I enjoyed it enough that I am buying the next book in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot August 31, 2014
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Implementing a human slash alien treaty is a rough way to start a series. The author did a superb job in that she used "human" based bodies. Even right now in the year 2014 our own earth treaties are rough to get started. However, the plot starts to drag when the author gets side tracked by the alien woman's need to be independent instead of finding a mate. When we the readers are involved in plots to destroy a possible treaty we get a bang up ending that was not expected.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taken by Erica Conroy October 30, 2014
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It's just another book about a man trying to negotiate a shaky peace under dangerous circumstance with a strange and totally alien race. So why is it so good? Well, the aliens seem more real than the humans of most novels. There customs and bodies are understandable and attractive. You are not even surprised to find yourself hoping that Vik and his alien bride can survive the bigotry of her own people and an attack of a common enemy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Enjoyable October 8, 2014
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I was looking for an author with a new plot development and I found it with Erica Conroy. Her writing depicts the trouble that is encountered with different cultural values and the tolerance needed to overcome set ideals on both sides. The storyline is fast paced with a lot of action keeping you reading for more. I also totally enjoyed the dynamic characters portrayed in this novel finding the byplays between them just as entertaining as the plot of the story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting take on alien romance December 4, 2014
By wade2u
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I like a good alien romance. This book is an interesting take on that theme. The story was different. There was action, sacrifice and struggle. The romance was cold and without chemistry, however I still enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and I liked that the female was stronger than the male and the male was ok with that. Good read if your not looking for a warm and fuzzy romance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot. Definitely for adults.
Interesting plot. Definitely for adults.
Published 19 days ago by C. Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I loved the story and the characters. The plot was interesting. It was fun read. It's easy to flow and romantic.
Published 1 month ago by Lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a really good book. I enjoyed the humor and the excitement
This was a really good book. I enjoyed the humor and the excitement. Solid story as well. I'm looking forward to reading the second book.
Published 1 month ago by sisterkelley
3.0 out of 5 stars Callisto Series 01
This is the first book by this author that I have read. This was a good story and I will probably read the rest of the series.
Published 1 month ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I like it
Published 1 month ago by Francesca Mousel
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!!!
Space, aliens, drama, action and humor in all the right places with romance thrown in as well. The characters come to life as you read and it is almost like watching a movie
Published 2 months ago by Damon Trent
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book. It was a fun read. Felt like watching a Star trek - Generations episode.
Published 2 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and well written
This was not quite the "romance" novel I was expecting and I'm glad it wasn't. No spoilers here, however I haven't spent so much time laughing and enjoying myself over a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DRSM
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More About the Author

Erica lives in New Zealand--otherwise known to the rest of the world as: that pretty scenic place where they made the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.  She spends most of her time writing (also procrastinating), reading, hanging with her long suffering husband and frolicking with the neighbour's cat. As a writer Erica delights in plotting evil and writing it all down for others to read and enjoy/despair-muahahahahahahahaha!

Oh, and she also likes LOLcats :)

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