After decades of war, the Qui Empress ushers in a new era when she takes a human tribute as her price for a peace treaty with Earth. She orders the surrender of all human prisoners of war.
Butchered and broken, Raiss Tyrone has escaped his K’lahn captors and is running for his life. The arrival of a Qui warship in orbit sparks an intense man hunt. A K’lahn garrison is out in force, chasing him down. His only hope is a strange, insecure half-breed woman, part human, part K’lahn.
Crendea has never come to terms with her shape shifting affliction, a genetic aberration from her K’lahn father. She lives with the shame, terrified of exploring the full extent of her heritage. Now a single look from Raiss Tyrone, lust in his eye, and her sparkling lizard scaling bursts forth. His delicious scent and warm touch ripples a terrifying change across her body, and neither of them are prepared for the genetic frenzy they are about to unleash.
This sexy romance tale is the third story in a collection inspired by Under By Treaty, a science fiction romance in Kayla Stonor’s Surrender collection. Each tale in the Qui Treaty Collection is a standalone short story or novella set in the Qui galactic empire, with annihilation of mankind held at bay only through the Treaty consummated between the Qui Empress and the human consort abducted under its terms.
I think this series has really only gotten better with each new installment. I still would like more of the political structure and exploration and a more in depth journey into all the bases of why its being done but you get some light mentions here and there. Most of all this series is character driven and the characters do a fantastic job of carrying the weight of a story that could otherwise be too burdened by its intensity.
Stonor who risks exploring some sensitive topics reaches into her readers emotions by opening her casts wounds and inner minds while trying to find some sense of healing in their journey.
I really enjoy her work and so far has easily become a social discussion favorite among my reading group.
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