Bloodwind (DemonWind Series #1)

Bloodwind (DemonWind Series #1)

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by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
     
 

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The Rysalian Empire, in their determination to crush their enemies, had unleashed their horror upon themselves instead. But the women of the megaverse and beyond, even unto Terra, paid the price. Plucked from their home worlds and enslaved by the Rysalian warriors, they were bought and sold, bred and discarded or slain at the whim of their captors--until the

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The Rysalian Empire, in their determination to crush their enemies, had unleashed their horror upon themselves instead. But the women of the megaverse and beyond, even unto Terra, paid the price. Plucked from their home worlds and enslaved by the Rysalian warriors, they were bought and sold, bred and discarded or slain at the whim of their captors--until the Resistance was born of their hate and suffering. The Elite warriors, the Reapers were the demons of every Terran woman's nightmare. And one in particular was a nightmare in his own right, a killer among killers. His name was Kamerone Cree. But the Resistance needed him and it fell to Dr. Brigit Dunne to do the unthinkable, the impossible--she must seduce Captain Kamerone Cree and make him fall in love with her to turn him from the Empire. Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence. (Please note: this title was previously released elsewhere but has been revised for its NCP release.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759935860
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
DemonWind Series, #1
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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PROLOGUE

In the barren reaches of space, through a wormhole deep in the blackness, across billions and billions of miles of emptiness lies the Cairghrian Galaxy and in that vast expanse are the Federated Moons of Rysalia.

While Earth was still staggering from the assassination of the greatest political leader their world had ever known, the Rysalians were systematically eliminating anyone they considered a threat to their multi-world domination; not even newborns of the ruling classes escaped the Rysalian sickle of destruction.

To that end, Dr. Piev Jale, the head research scientist on board Frontier Station Khamsin-14, had engineered a new retrovirus which caused instantaneous infertility in his female lab specimens. The retrovirus, codename V-7, attacked the ova and destroyed all the egg cells, thereby rendering the female unable to conceive. The inability of enemy females to bear offspring would mean no future enemies about whom Rysalia would need to worry. Therefore, V-7 was developed as part of a huge stockpile of biological weapons to be added to the Rysalian Empire's war arsenal for use in future conflicts. If Rysalia could simply stop their enemies from reproducing, ultimately, there would be no more enemies with whom to share their part of the universe. It had the full endorsement of all high-ranking members of the Fleet Command.

Once the retrovirus was deemed safe for transport, two hundred titanium canisters were sent via three long-range cruisers to the holding facility on Rysalia Prime. Each of the other fifteen space stations was to receive a dozen canisters to be incorporated into the weapon's array of that station'sassigned warship.

While FSK-14's own warship, the Whirlwind, was having her cache of V-7 installed, the canisters of the retrovirus suddenly exploded in the cargo bay. The pressurized contents were forced out of the ship's forward hold and sucked into one of the space station's air registers and from there into FSK-14's ventilation system. The bacteria invaded every chamber, every corridor, and the respiratory system of every living thing aboard.

The results were disastrous.

What had been harmless in lab animals, became lethal to the females of FSK-14. Every woman who breathed in the odorless, colorless gas drew deep into her lungs the live bacteria and was dead in less than one hour from massive hemorrhage of the uterine blood vessels.

Before news of the disaster could reach Rysalia Prime--and before the other fourteen space stations could be warned of the potential danger--each of the poorly-manufactured pressurized canisters exploded, sending clouds of deadly gas into the lungs of every Rysalian female in the Empire. Within two hours, all the women were dead.

Such a tragedy stunned the men of the Rysalian Empire.

To have lost their mothers and wives, their lovers and sisters and daughters, was a crippling blow. Humbled by their grief, the Rysalian's accepted peace terms from their enemies and set about to re-populate their world with willing women from among their former enemies.

But the gods had frowned darkly upon the Rysalian warriors and their attempt to rule their part of the universe. The retrovirus, while harmless when inhaled by Rysalian males, nevertheless attached itself to the reproductive system of its victim and began to mutate amongst the spermatozoa. While no longer lethal, V-7 still carried with it devastating results: the instantaneous infertility of any female who engaged in sexual relations with a Rysalian male.

And there was no way to reverse the contamination of the spermatozoa.

As their male population began to decline, the Rysalians ranged farther and farther afield from their home world, seeking out carbon-based humanoids with whom they might successfully mate and repopulate their dying world. The search within their own galaxy had proved futile; the females they found were just as susceptible to the bacteria as were their own.

Then, when their race was on the very brink of extinction, Captain Kyrish Brell of the Rysalian Fleet Command encountered an anomaly while on a routine run of the Gamma quadrant. The long-range cruiser was sucked into a massive wormhole and jettisoned out into an area of space widely thought to be uninhabited. After ascertaining he could make the return trip through the wormhole without endangering his ship and crew, his tried his luck in the solar system into which he had been thrust.

Passing planets that showed no signs of sustaining life as he knew it, the Captain finally arrived at a small, blue-green, pear-shaped ovoid.

What he had found was Earth, or Terra as he named it in his own Rysalian High Speech. Captain Brell and his men transported to the surface of this undiscovered world and encountered a female species that was not unlike their own. With methodical intent, twenty young women of childbearing age were abducted, taken on board Brell's ship, The WindLass, and examined for their ability to conceive. Only one was rejected and she was soon replaced with another fertile female. Satisfied with his human cargo, Brell returned to FSK-14. Once there, the women were handed over to specially selected males of the elite warrior caste whose task it was to impregnate them. When the first female conceived, there was uncontrolled jubilation throughout the Empire, but the jubilation soon turned to abject disappointment. Though all twenty females conceived and bore offspring of the Terran-Rysalian union--twelve females and nine males--the female children were born without reproductive organs; the males with contaminated spermatozoa.

Such news was bitterly disappointing to the Rysalian males. If these females' children could not reproduce, what good were they? It was decided by the High Council of Scientists that from that time forward, all female fetuses growing in Terran wombs would be aborted while the male fetuses would be left to term. It did not matter that these male children could not reproduce. After all Terran women could easily be harvested from their backward world to be used to re-populate the Rysalian Empire.

What Rysalia needed were more Terran women to bring forth Terran-Rysalian males who would become fierce warriors over time.

In order to advance this Rysalian objective, special sections of the Rysalian Fleet Command were formed for the sole purpose of extracting suitable females from Terra. They were called Retrieval Units.

The men of the first section were called Hunters. They were transported to Earth and left there to blend in with the inhabitants. Their job was to seek out young females of exceptional intelligence, maximum physical heath, and arresting beauty: all attributes thought to be necessary for optimum breeding ability.

The second section, the Shepherds, were assigned the job of 'herding' those women who were selected to a pre-arranged spot where the third section, the Harvester, picked them up and brought them to Rysalia. Once on FSK-14, the women were turned over to the fourth section, the Breeders, who assigned them to their mates.

But it was the infamous Fifth Section that was feared the most. It was these men who struck fear into the heart of every woman brought to FSK-14. They were called Reapers, cold-blooded killing machines bred without conscience, compassion or regard for human life. Programmed to repress all gentle emotions, they were shapeshifting vampires who bled black blood and had the strength of twenty men. Not only were the Reapers feared by their enemies, they were feared by their own society.

'Run and the Reapers will find you,' it was said.

'Disobey and the Reapers will punish you,' they were warned.

'Harm your mate and the Reapers will kill you,' they promised.

The Reapers were the demons of every Terran woman's nightmare.

And one in particular was a nightmare in his own right, a killer among killers.

His name was Kamerone Cree.

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Bloodwind [WindDemon Trilogy Book One] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Rysalian Empire had been near extinction. All their females were useless. When the men learned that the females from Terra could be impregnated by their race, they created Retrieval Units to abduct them. ........ Of all the warriors in the Empire, the ones known as Reapers were most feared. They were the elite, feared by men and women alike. Trained from birth to hunt and kill, then altered at the age of ten for other special talents, Reapers knew no fear and no love. Prime Reaper Captain Kamerone Cree was the best of them all. The Fleet called him "the Iceman". .......... The Resistance had noticed Cree's looks toward Dr. Bridget Dunne. With careful planning the Resistance had Cree taken to Behavioral Modification (Be-Mod 9) for "punishment". Unknown to the Empire, the doctors of Be-Mod 9 were really re-programming the Prime Reaper. .......... That was easier said than done, for Reapers were what Terra called Vampires. A bloodbeast lived within each Reaper. They were usually merciless warriors with a high pain tolerance, but whenever one entered into Transition the beast took over. The Resistance chose Bridget as his mate. Cree and Bridget would be used to change the Empire, whether they liked it or not! ........... ***** A lot of torture takes place within this book. Anyone who enjoys the series of STAR WARS will find themselves glued to the pages of this novel! I do not care if you are male or female! It is a Dark Fantasy novel with a touch of Romance. I practically GROWLED at anyone who made me stop reading for even a few minutes. It is THAT good! Highly recommended to ALL Fantasy and Sci-Fi fans out there! *****
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preciousferret More than 1 year ago
Book 1 of the Wind Demon Series is thrilling. It's like a roller coaster ride and a definite must read!! I love Charlee's Reapers and after you read this book so will you.
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Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
Hmm, that was not what I expected. I don't normally read stories about different worlds. This was about Reapers (beings created by a parasite) who live on a different planet. When all of their females died, they went to earth and captured females. Story is really very, very involved, and too much to explain here. But there are villains, heroes, love, manipulation ( both of heart and mind) that make this an interesting read. There are a whole lot of details in here and at times I found myself struggling to continue reading. But then story would pick up again. I will continue on to next book because I really do want to know what happens next. Maybe this story will lead me to read more like this. Hmmm...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Rysalian Empire had been near extinction. All their females were useless. When the men learned that the females from Terra could be impregnated by their race, they created Retrieval Units to abduct them. ........ Of all the warriors in the Empire, the ones known as Reapers were most feared. They were the elite, feared by men and women alike. Trained from birth to hunt and kill, then altered at the age of ten for other special talents, Reapers knew no fear and no love. Prime Reaper Captain Kamerone Cree was the best of them all. The Fleet called him "the Iceman". .......... The Resistance had noticed Cree's looks toward Dr. Bridget Dunne. With careful planning the Resistance had Cree taken to Behavioral Modification (Be-Mod 9) for "punishment". Unknown to the Empire, the doctors of Be-Mod 9 were really re-programming the Prime Reaper. .......... That was easier said than done, for Reapers were what Terra called Vampires. A bloodbeast lived within each Reaper. They were usually merciless warriors with a high pain tolerance, but whenever one entered into Transition the beast took over. The Resistance chose Bridget as his mate. Cree and Bridget would be used to change the Empire, whether they liked it or not! ........... ***** A lot of torture takes place within this book. Anyone who enjoys the series of STAR WARS will find themselves glued to the pages of this novel! I do not care if you are male or female! It is a Dark Fantasy novel with a touch of Romance. I practically GROWLED at anyone who made me stop reading for even a few minutes. It is THAT good! Highly recommended to ALL Fantasy and Sci-Fi fans out there! *****
harstan More than 1 year ago
Due to their blundering warrior-scientific heritage, the Rysalians must steal females from other planets after accidentally eradicating their own women. Prime meat comes from places like Terra. However, these independent females refuse to simply turn into ¿loyal¿ subjects or sex fodder for the Reapers, another Rysalian warrior-scientific species experiment. The earthlings secretly head up the Resistance

The lords sitting on the Bench of the Court of Military Justice declare Captain Kamerone Cree guilty, shocking all reapers since their word is usually law. Cree, the highest ranked and recognized most deadly of reapers, is sentenced to active reinforcement at the Ministry of Behavioral Modification. Kamerone knows the resistance is involved and thirsts for vengeance.

The resistance ¿controls¿ key Ministry of Behavioral Modification positions. They plan to insure that Kamerone falls in love with a Terran to win him to their side as the beginning of a more powerful opposition. They already have programmed Dr. Bridget Dunne to fall in love with Kamerone.

BLOOD WIND, the first novel in the ¿Wind Demon¿ trilogy, is an exciting science fiction tale that uses romance and vampire elements to enhance a strong plot. The story line never slows down as readers observe an advanced technological society using its science to control and change people. Cree has many vampire traits, but love is not supposed to be in his genetic make-up. Does he love Bridget, an intrepid heroine who turns his bark into more than his bite, because of science or his heart? Charlotte Boyett-Compro has written a fabulous novel that will leave readers thirsting for books two and three.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Boyett-Compo has written a stunning read of futuristic romance combined with suspense and thrills. I sat of the edge of my seat, chewed my nails, and couldn't wait to fing out what happened next. This book is fast paced and you'll fall in love with her work from the minute you open the book. This is one author to keep your eye on!