Merrick's Maiden: Cosmos' Gateway Book 5

Merrick's Maiden: Cosmos' Gateway Book 5

by S.E. Smith
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Merrick's Maiden: Cosmos' Gateway Book 5 by S.E. Smith

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.

Merrick Ta'Duran is the powerful leader of the Eastern Mountain Clan on the Prime world of Baade. His people, known as the Ghosts of the Forests, live high in the Eastern mountains. Merrick feels the weight of responsibility as the males within his clan become desperate to find mates among the few remaining females. When word comes that a new species has been discovered, he knows he must do what is right for his people - even if it means traveling to a strange, alien realm to do it.

Merrick's world changes when he is injured and captured by a ruthless group of humans. Drugged and held against his will, he is the subject of experiments and testing as the humans try to discover where he came from and duplicate his strength and ability to heal quickly. After months of captivity, he fears his life will end on the strange world until one chance encounter gives him hope.

Addie Banks' world has been one of silence since a devastating illness when she was sixteen. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she goes to school during the day and works at night to put herself through college. Her life unexpectedly changes when she stumbles across something she wasn't supposed to see while at work. Now, she hears a voice in her head - and it is driving her crazy. Her only hope for peace is to help the creature talking to her escape from the men holding him.

Merrick knows the female who helps him is his bond mate. She may deny it. She may fight it. She may even try to run from it. It won't matter. She is his and he will do everything he can to convince her, hold her, even kidnap her if that is what it takes to make her realized that they belong together.

Will Addie hear the love and longing in Merrick's voice? Can she trust and accept the new life he has to offer? Or, will a ruthless killer silence him before she gets a chance?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151275231
Publisher: S.E. Smith LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2015
Series: Cosmos' Gateway , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,291
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International & Award Winning Bestselling author who has always been a romantic and a dreamer. A prolific writer, she spends her days and weekends writing and her nights dreaming up new stories. She enjoys camping and traveling.

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Merrick's Maiden: Cosmos' Gateway Book 5 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series so much! I read it in 3 days, being sick can have a few perks. I can't wait for the next one.  Hurry please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Merrick is one bad ass sweetheart. Addie is a fighter. You should read this book. Nikki Mann
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
A very interesting read, Addie was a very intriguing character even through she is deaf she doesn't want to be dependent on others and stand on her own feet. It was interesting to learn more of Merrick and see somethings from his point of view.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ Stars Love is not defined by race, color or ethnicity; it is defined by the heart and soul.  Prime Warriors bond for life and cannot survive without their bondmate.  In this fifth book in the Cosmos’ Gateway series by S. E. Smith, she continues the story of Merrick the Leader of the Eastern Clan on Blaade. Merrick was captured during a mission on Earth to help his allies.  He knows that they are trying to retrieve him from his captors. His prayer is that they find him in time, because his time is running out! At the tender age of sixteen Addie Banks lost her hearing when she contacted Spinal Meningitis.  She has fought to become an independent, self-sufficient woman in a world without sound.  Addie has always been surrounded by love and her supportive family but she needed to step out on her own.  In order to support herself she had taken a job to clean different offices.  While cleaning she stumbles across a man (being) in a cell, chained down and in bad shape.  She knows that she must help him, but doesn’t know how.  When Addie begins hearing a voice in her mind, she thinks she may have gone off the deep end until she realizes it is the man in the cell.  Who is this man?  How can he speak to her in her mind? Merrick cannot believe that he has finally met his bondmate. Now he has something to live for, to fight for and he will find a way to escape and protect Addie, his mate.  He is imprisoned with no way to protect her or to claim her. Since he was taken, his captors have experimented, drugged and abused him relentlessly almost to the point death. His body cannot take much more and from the things he has overheard, he doesn’t have much time left before they kill him. Merrick knows that there are people searching for him that will not give up; he just needs to find a way to get a message to them before it is too late.  Will he find a way?  Can his people find him in time to save him and Addie? Hero – Merrick Ta’Duran 5 stars Heroine – Addie Banks 5 stars Steam: 5 stars Plot: 5 stars Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes! True love will always find a way around all obstacles and this book is a testament to that! Acceptance, love and really fantastic sex also help to push this love story into another place.  When you add a hot, sexy alien and a smart, full of it female you have an unbeatable combination! Would I recommend this author: Yes! Each book that Ms. Smith pens is an adventure for her readers!  Her characters are unforgettable and the plots are well thought out and moving.  If she is not on your must read author list, she should be for all lovers of good romance. ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining , romantic and funny . Her characters are strong and plot keeps you on edge. I enjoy characters that you are invested in and have their own story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When will the next one be out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
S.E. Smith is a very good story writer. She is one of my favorite authors. I have read every book BN shop has available, but I am waiting for them to put book 1 of the Heaven Sent series and book 1 of the Zion Warriors series into the nook shop! Now back to Merricks Maiden....Another hit! Loved this book, it was long enough and I was drawn into the story, read all night because I couldn't put nook down until I found out what happened. I like that the author brings characters from earlier books into each new srory so we can see how they are doing!!!
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I'm going to be honest here and admit that I never read the descriptive blurb. I just saw the next book in the Cosmos' Gateway series and put in my request. An earlier book in the series is when Merrick gets captured, and we even find out that he gets away, but his story wasn't even hinted out. Since he has been a secondary character since the first book, I was eager to get his story. It was after I started listening to this book that I realized that our heroine was deaf. And it hit me that I don't think I have ever read about where one of our lead characters was deaf. The author did a great job making sure that the character stayed true to the limitation the disability would cause. The narrator did a good job with the emotions of the characters. The men still sound a bit stiff, but overall it was a decent listen. If you like some sci fi mixed with your romance, this series just might be for you. Audiobook Jukebox provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book with a happy ending. I loved it! A+++ ................. ...................................................
Alarlia More than 1 year ago
I Loved this Book i just can not get enough of this author or of the series she produces just could not put this book down  transports to another space and time WELL worth the wait 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. Great story. Now just waiting for the next book about Core and Avery. Plus when might we see something about the others who have been "mated" in this series. Like Maria, Trudy, Helena and Natasha?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cypher stood up straight, folding his arms over his chest. ''And what would this 'assistance' do for the camp?''
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hiya! *Kicks her in the face*