My Name Is A'yen (A'yen's Legacy, #1)

My Name Is A'yen (A'yen's Legacy, #1)

by Rachel Leigh Smith

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"A stunning science fiction romance debut, guaranteed to steal the heart of any fan of tortured heroes." -Pippa Jay, author of Keir and the Redemption series  

"An intensely emotional read." -B&N SFF blog

Book One of A'yen's Legacy

They've taken everything from him. Except his name.

The Loks Mé have been slaves for so long, freedom is a distant myth A'yen Mesu no longer believes. A year in holding, because of his master's murder, has sucked the life from him. Archaeologist Farran Hart buys him to protect her on an expedition to the Rim, the last unexplored quadrant.

Farran believes the Loks Mé once lived on the Rim and is determined to prove it. And win A'yen's trust. But she's a breeder's daughter and can't be trusted.

Hidden rooms, information caches and messages from a long-dead king change A'yen's mind about her importance. When she's threatened he offers himself in exchange, and lands on the Breeder's Association's radar. The truth must be told. Even if it costs him his heart.

312 pages

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501424267
Publisher: Rachel L. Smith
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Series: A'yen's Legacy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 145,477
File size: 314 KB

About the Author

Rachel Leigh Smith was swept off her feet at the age of six by Magnum, P.I., then again at nine by Frank Hardy. She remembers her favorite romance novels by the hero’s name, so of course she writes romance for the hero lover. She lives in central Louisiana with her family, a half-crazed calico, a ginger tabby lion, and a menagerie of book boyfriends.

The best place to find her is her website,

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My Name Is A'yen 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the characters and finished the book in one sitting—good thing I started it on the weekend! This author has created an intriguing world and races, yet the focus is who the characters are. She allows her characters to grow and change and their ability to triumph in spite of tragedy is inspiring.
2B1 More than 1 year ago
This is my first introduction to Ms. Rachel Leigh Smith and I absolutely love this book. I did not find the story to be very formula-driven as some romances get. There are enough surprises to keep things spicey as well as a mysterious, unidentified stranger introduced in the background teasingly toward the end. Who is this guy?! Book 2, here I come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading this book I could not stop. Will continue with book rwo.
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mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Rachel Leigh Smith’s “My Name is A''yen” is the first book in her A’yen’s Legacy series. It sets up a wonderful mythology with a full ensemble of characters. The series is daring – I like that she took the chance to have the leading man have a history with another man. The main characters, Fae and A’yen are both complex and multifaceted. Definitely a book for smart readers to really dig into. My only small issue is that I wish we had gotten more detailed descriptions of the intimate scenes – seems like we get the start of the scene or a recap of what happened, but never a nice, full-on sexy scene.
Roseanna_M_White More than 1 year ago
As both a writer and an editor, all too often when I read for fun, I find myself mentally editing--not so with A'yen's Legacy. I'd been looking forward to reading this book for a long time, and when I finally sat down with it, I discovered writing that was bold and clear and full of voice, a story so compelling I had to figure out a way to prop my e-reader in the windowsill while I was doing dishes so I could keep reading, and characters so alive that I dreamed about them. A beautiful debut from Rachel Leigh Smith!
kimberdee11 More than 1 year ago
My Name is A’yen is Rachel Smith’s first sci fi romance, and is so exceptionally written.  She is off to a very good, strong start.  I love the different pov ( point of views) in the story telling . Great character growth and the world she created just is amazing. A'yen has stolen my heart,and I know he will steal yours as well. This is book 1 in the A'yen Legacy, and I can't wait to get my hands on book #2. There is so much to be done before everyone is free. Reviewed by Confessions of a Booklovinjunkie , with an ARC given by the author for a review 
iacuttergirl More than 1 year ago
I admit, until I read this book, I wasn't a science fiction reader at all. Other than some awesome comics with SF elements in it, nope not a one. Then I was given a copy of My Name is A'yen and that all changed. Author Rachel Smith doesn't pull any punches with content and subject matter, yet delicate and tastefully, showing a side of slavery and same sex situations without prejudice and malice. If you're a reader who loves hero-centered books this one is right up your alley. A'yen is the perfect example of someone who will do what it takes to protect those that he loves or cares for, even at the cost of his own life. The scenes are rich with detail, whether they're on the Adventure or the unexplored planet believed to be the Lokmane's home planet. The nuances of who and what the Lokmane are is purely imaginative and wonderfully brought to life in each character, especially in A'yen. Smith shows her deep roots in SF and romance, giving us a wonderful read that will keep you up at night, or unable to pull yourself away from the story.