Hunter's Claim: The Alliance Book 1 [NOOK Book]

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Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years. Four years before the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they ...
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Hunter's Claim: The Alliance Book 1

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Overview

Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years. Four years before the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

The Trivators have taken control of the Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear. A world of warriors, they are sent out by the Alliance of Star Systems to seek out new worlds. Their mission is first contact. They are to establish communication with the leaders of the new worlds they find and bring them into the Alliance. Any resistance is to be quickly subdued to prevent unnecessary death of the inhabitants of the new worlds they find. Their payment comes from the success of their mission.

Hunter is what he is called. A hunter, one of the elite clans of the Trivators who seek out those who resist. His abilities to track, capture and eliminate those who try to harm any warrior is renowned. He finds the tables turned when he becomes the one captured by a group of ruthless humans.

Hunter is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape only to disappear into the ruins of the city. He now has a new mission, finding the female who saved his life. He is determined to find her before she is damaged by others of her kind.

What he finds is a reward beyond comprehension to a Trivator warrior, a family. Can he convince Jesse that he can give her and her younger sisters a better life on his world? Or will fear keep her from accepting what he has to offer?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148334774
  • Publisher: Susan E. Smith
  • Publication date: 1/9/2014
  • Series: The Alliance , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 40,726
  • File size: 910 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Smith has always been a romantic and a dreamer. An avid writer, she has spent years writing, although it has usually been technical papers for college. Now, she spends her evenings and weekends writing and her nights dreaming up new stories. An affirmed “geek,” she spends her days working on computers and other peripherals. She enjoys camping and traveling when she is not out on a date with her favorite romantic guy. Fans can reach her at or visit her web site at: Join me for additional information about the books at and at my new book discussion forum at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    She said

    A great read but too short, only 154 pages on my nook tablet. I have to wonder why bother trying to get a planet who doesn't want to be in their Alliance to commit to it especially one as under developed as Earth. That was really odd and needs to be addressed more in future books. The romance was good and I look forward to more of this new family's story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Pretty good

    Pretty good story. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

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    Another great read by this author, the situation on earth is hig

    Another great read by this author, the situation on earth is highly believable, great characters that were believable considering the situation they were in and a great start to the series.

    Jesse is a protector/carer for her sisters even before the earth was taken over and is not used to relying or trusting others. She is very resourseful and her life changes when she saves one of the aliens from a horrile death.

    Hunter was a interesting species to learn about and how his thoughts process works and how he handled and dealt with situations also to see him deal with feelings he wasn't completely familar with.

    To me the story, characters and how everything developed work really well together

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    I'm a huge fan of all S.E.Smith's series and this first installm

    I'm a huge fan of all S.E.Smith's series and this first installment in her new Alliance series was no exception and did not disappoint. Both her leads were strong, intelligent, yet vulnerable at the same time. The other characters in the book were equally appealing. The love story was great, the sex scenes were hot, but not over-done, and believable. If you enjoy the paranormal romance genre, this book will not disappoint. Great start to a new series. Can't wait for the rest of the books to continue the story. Karen W.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Amazing!!

    I was a little bit hesitant to buy this book since I am not familiar with this author. I just want to say that it was worth every penny. The story was great, I could not put it down and stayed up until 2 am to finish the book. The action and romance kept me reading. You will fall in love with both the hero and the heroine in the story. The heroine's sisters were hilarious. Definitely a great read. Love the HEA in the end. I will definitely read more books from this author. (0kay i better leave this review to end here because i don't want to accidentally write any spoilers for the other readers).

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

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    Alien Meets Girl

    Alien Invasions, we’ve all seen the movie, read the book, got the T-shirt, right? Aliens come to Earth far superior in every way to humans, ready to conquer our world, oh, except for the Twilight Zone version I saw with friendly aliens who brought their great book, too bad it was a cookbook, “How to Cook Humans.” NOT SO WITH HUNTER’S CLAIM BY S. E. SMITH!

    Yes, aliens came to Earth, in peace, in a misguided effort to “help” Earthlings become a better world. They had no idea that their very existence would send a planet into total meltdown, chaos and social ruin, where gangs run rampant, danger lurks behind every corner and governments are losing the battle to keep law and order. Sadly, it is a statement to the underbelly of reality where a disaster seems to give license to loot, destroy and pillage. In an effort to help return order, an elite group of warriors are sent and it was when one warrior, Hunter, was captured that the story begins.

    Jessie and her younger sisters have been hiding out in fear, fighting to survive when she overhears Hunter’s fate and makes the decision to save him. Little did she know that decision would forever change both her life and the lives of her sisters when Hunter returns the favor in the only way he knows how. What ensues is a tale of growing love, protection, loyalty and a new life on another planet for these three young women.

    S. E. Smith has created a fantasy/sci-fi romantic adventure that is populated by some truly likeable characters, each with their own “style” and personality, each willing to give whatever it takes to keep their odd little “family” together. There is humor, fear, tenacity and adventure here as the story is driven more by its characters and their actions and reactions to events as opposed to massive scenes of space wars. Would I have liked more backstory, sure, but this is a romantic tale and as such S. E. Smith has set the mood perfectly, never going overboard, but giving shared time to each event. The sensual scenes are soft, tentative, as Hunter and Jessie discover how two worlds can meet and create their own magic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Worth the read.

    Really liked this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Really good.

    Man I hope there's another. This was surprisingly good and well written.

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    sci-fi romance needs a 4.8 star rating

    This is a wonderful sci- fi romance. Remember the older romance books where there were emotional ups and downs. You would find yourself giggling at the characters jokes and yelling at the book when their world started to fall apart. And the sex was more allusion and sweet then detailed. Yupe, that's Hunter's Claim. One of my favorite parts is the three female characters were written as strong, intelligent, and most importantly did not becoming whimpering masses just because I guy arrives on scene. Second would be the males were defiantly alpha but with enough inner strength to admit to feelings, and not having all the answers. That is a powerful character combination in a book.
    Story line is not completely original but there is enough going on and detailed the world truly fills out in a unique way. Plus there is back story for each character and is well integrated. It wonderful how S.E. Smith works emotions, and changing preconceived notions into the story line. I loved seeing the status quo of everyone questioned and challenged. Yes there is a bit of a side story cliff-hanger and I am truly hoping it receives attention.
    S.E. Smith has found a permanent place on my reading list. As have any books that comes out of the Alliance series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    great book

    This was a great story .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    I liked it but...

    It felt rushed and incomplete. The story has potential.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series.  

    Loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series.  

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    A Must Read for Paranormal readers.

    This is going to be a good series! Can't wait for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    One of her best

    This was a great story. I am looking forward to the next installment of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    New to S.E. Smith

    Five Stars
    Sci-Fi Alien Romance
    Does contain a few sex scenes

    My thoughts and reactions

    I haven’t read all of S.E. Smith’s books, but so far this one is my favorite. It is a futuristic romance with human and alien interactions. Right up my alley when it comes to romance.

    Yummy cover by the way.

    I like the characters. You can see their detail and development because there is an actual plot, not a bunch of sex scenes strung together. At times, the plot may have over shadowed the character’s development, but not to any degree that I was bothered.

    The individuals go through a roller coaster of emotions which I thought helped bring out their personalities. They did not seem as cardboard cookie cutter. There are less than happy moments, but it ends with their HEA…or as good of a HEA as possible. The story must continue after all!

    There isn’t the typical Alpha male, Door Mat female here. She’s what I would consider strong, especially in a romance story. Smith seems to write more independent and determined female characters which I appreciate. It gets old reading about a limp wet noodle of a female in a love story. You know the kind that goes along with whatever the person in charge says.

    I’d classify this story as sweet, heartwarming, and fairly straight forward. Maybe I appreciate it more since I’m reading a few other romances that aren’t nearly this affectionate. In any event, sign me up for the next book in the series, Razor’s Traitorous Heart. That alone is a surprise since I was expecting the sisters to have their own stories follow this one.

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    This was the first book I have read by SE Smith. I was really im

    This was the first book I have read by SE Smith. I was really impressed and enjoyed the book tremendously. I enjoy sci-fi/paranormal books but this was the first that with aliens. A great love story created out of survival and learning to trust what you know nothing about. I gave it 5 stars and look forward to reading more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

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    Great Story! Cannot wait for more in the series or any of the se

    Great Story! Cannot wait for more in the series or any of the series.

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