Soldier Mine

Soldier Mine

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by Amber Kell
     
 

When Kreslan is attacked, little does he know the shapeshifting beast who saves him will completely change his life.

When Kreslan Piers is attacked in the cargo hold, he is rescued by a rare shape-shifting beast who transforms into the reincarnated leader of an entire planet. Will Kreslan be willing to give up his dream of being an ordinary

Overview

When Kreslan is attacked, little does he know the shapeshifting beast who saves him will completely change his life.

When Kreslan Piers is attacked in the cargo hold, he is rescued by a rare shape-shifting beast who transforms into the reincarnated leader of an entire planet. Will Kreslan be willing to give up his dream of being an ordinary soldier to partner with an extraordinary creature?

Vohne has been named by his human half, and the longer they're together the more he's remembering the details of their previous lives—lives he shared with Kreslan before watching him die. When they reach the Thresl home planet, Vohne has to break the news to his skittish mate that they not only does he belong to Vohne, but he is fated to be his other half for the rest of eternity.

Pubilsher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781842430
Publisher:
Totally Bound Publishing
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Series:
Thresl Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
93
Sales rank:
192,218
File size:
231 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

"Just who I wanted to see."

Kreslan Piers didn’t need to turn around to know who had sneaked up behind him in the hall. Barley Tankis’ voice haunted his dreams. The bastard had made it his mission in life to bother Kres since basic training. Unfortunately, Barley’s father was an admiral in the fleet, so complaining about Tankis’ behaviour never produced any results. Kres had learnt that lesson the hard way and had a scar on his arm to show for his efforts.

"Hello, Barley." Kres reluctantly turned to meet his nemesis.

"Hello, faggot," Barley sneered. If his usual expression wasn’t so unpleasant, the tall blond could have been considered handsome with his wide shoulders and icy blue eyes. Unfortunately, it didn’t take much digging to find the vast ugliness that lay beneath the surface.

"What do you want?" Kres had just finished sixteen hours of guard duty after one of his co-workers had come down with a cold. He could barely keep his eyes open. He didn’t need to put up with Barley’s crap on top of everything else. He longed for a few hours of sleep followed by a trip to the bar to grab a willing bedmate for a round of stress-reducing sex. Hell, at this point he was so desperate he might even be willing to consider a woman.

"I talked to Sergeant Wallace, and he agreed with me that you should guard the creatures tonight."

Kres’ stomach churned over Barley’s smug expression.

Shit. So much for stress reduction.

Even though he knew it was pointless, he offered a token protest. "I can’t guard them tonight. I just got off sixteen hours. I’m going to get some food, then go to sleep."

Fuck, he needed sleep.

"So I should go back and tell the sergeant you’re ignoring a direct order?" Barley’s cold eyes glowed with malice.

Anger pulsed through Kres. He knew he was powerless but that didn’t stop him from issuing a threat that would no doubt go unfulfilled. "One of these days you’re going to get what’s coming to you."

He had to believe that. It was the only thing that kept him from punching Barley in the face and getting court-martialled.

With a final glare at Barley, Kres turned and headed towards the cargo bay.

"Enjoy your shift." Barley’s mocking laughter followed him down the hall.

Kres wished he could get away with punching the bastard again, but the last time he’d done that, he had been the one who had ended up in the brig for three days while Barley had roamed free. Kres had learnt his lesson. He only did things to Barley when he knew he could get away with them.

Sergeant Wallace gave him a cool look when he arrived. "Took you long enough to get here."

"I came as soon as I heard you wanted me on guard duty, Sergeant. I just got off a double shift." Kres didn’t bother to hide the annoyance in his voice. His feet hurt, his back ached and he longed for his hard cot of a bed with a fierce need. At this point, a trip to the brig would at least allow him to get some sleep.

"Then you shouldn’t have volunteered for this one," the sergeant barked at him.

"I didn’t, Sergeant," Kres replied through gritted teeth.

"Are you saying Barley is a liar?"

How he longed to say yes.

"I would never say that, Sergeant. But then, as I didn’t volunteer and Barley said you insisted I do this watch, I’ll let you make the judgment call."

The older man gave him a long, considering gaze. "I like Admiral Tankis. Too bad his son is a prick. Unfortunately, because you were volunteered, I let my other guard go. I’m going to need you to take this shift, soldier, and then I’ll make sure Barley takes the next three."

The thought of Barley watching animals for one evening much less three drained away most of Kres’ anger. "I’ll do my duty."

The sergeant slapped Kres on the back, almost knocking the wind out of him. "I knew I could count on you. You’re a good man, Piers."

Meet the Author

Amber is one of those quiet people they always tell you to watch out for. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons, two cats and one extremely stupid dog.

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Soldier Mine 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Amber Kell's stories and Soldier Mine is one of the best. Can't wait for the next one in this series.
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I am a first time Amber Kell reader and a fan of science fiction M/M romance novels. What started out as an enjoyable read quickly deteriorated to become something I didn't really enjoy in the end. However, I believe a lot of the mechanics didn't work for me, because of my own personal preferences. So where to start? The main character, Kreslan is no push-over. He is a soldier who knows all the different ways to kill, but none of the arrogance that one who think. Kreslan has a dream of becoming a space captain and knows how things work, and for this reason is able to take the bullying that is dished out to him. However, Kreslan's personality/character changes for reasons that are explained in the novel. Basically, he becomes less rational and a lot more annoying as the story progresses. This was by no means character growth, but a complete transformation - towards the end, Kreslan has become an arrogant character that I really disliked. The pacing for the novel was another downfall. Things weren't intricately or carefully planned. It felt like things just happened. Event A, then B, then C. You have very anticlimatic "false-alarms" occurring, which does nothing for the story. I think when I started on Soldier Mine, I thought I was getting into something more complex, more carefully written. However, I have never picked up an Amber Kell book, so perhaps my expectations were groundless to begin with. If anything, Soldier Mine is more of a science fiction "fluff" (similar to books written by Stormy Glenn). If you enjoy the kind of books that is light and quick to read, then perhaps I would recommend this novel. However, if you are expecting something more, I would tell you to look elsewhere.
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It started out really well and had my interest but it seemed the story line just wandered, which had my interest wandering.