Taken (Callisto Universe, #1)

Taken (Callisto Universe, #1)

by Erica Conroy

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Respect the alien, fear his daughter...

Peace negotiations are easy right?

Not when you're learning a language composed of hisses, growls and other guttural sounds. And that's not even the tough part for recently divorced diplomat, Viktor Jacobs. No, that would be matching wits with the fiercely intelligent daughter of the opposing side.

Between dodging her claws, avoiding a myriad of cultural taboos, and not accidentally getting married or killed, Viktor has to somehow show the Lyrissians that joining the Alliance of Worlds is the best choice for all of their futures.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152835724
Publisher: Plutoid Press
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Series: Callisto Universe , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 75,715
File size: 569 KB

About the Author

I’m Erica and I live in New Zealand—otherwise known to the rest of the world as: that pretty scenic place where they made the Lord of the Rings and all those Hobbit movies. I spend most of my time writing (also procrastinating), reading, hanging with my long suffering husband and frolicking with the neighbour’s cat.

As a writer I delight in plotting evil and writing it all down for others to read and enjoy/despair–muahahahahahahahaha!

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Taken (A Callisto Story - Book 2) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet little romance book full of action and adventure only 91 pages long. I wish this was a full length novel. It made for are interesting, fast paced read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violence and diplomatic twists and turns. As to who was taken by whom, that is in the eye of the beholder. Strong female character from a society with interesting dynamics finds love with a "u-man". Fast paced adventure, snappy dialogue, thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry. I could not get into the story. The alien characters were unrelateable. The conversations stilted and the storyline uninspiring. Thank you for the free book. But, I won't be continuing this series. I couldn't finish this 80 page segment.
wazi More than 1 year ago
Taken by Erica Conroy I don’t generally read Science Fiction, but the beginning of this novella grabbed me. Viktor was having a rough start with his first Peacetalker mission trying to negotiate peace with the Lyrissian delegation aboard the Callisto. Peacetalker Tarn took offense when Viktor miscommunicated while trying to speak in the Lyrissian’s own language. Luckily, S’rea, Tarn’s daughter, was able to speak common so the Alliance of Worlds peace talks could move forward. Viktor is confronted with several cultural differences as he learns more about the Lyrissian as the talks proceed. There are several humorous miscommunications between S’rea and Viktor dealing with mating rituals of the Lyrissian. S’rea has no intention to ever take a mate, she is a scientist and loves her profession. Viktor is recently divorced and has no intention of having any relationships right now. Karo was the other Peacetalker dispatched by the Lyrissian to negotiate peace with the Orka in a neighboring galaxy. Karo has an agenda of his own which includes taking S’rea as a mate whether she agrees or not. The Orka are an aggressive and violent race who mutate their females into hideous monsters to use as warriors. They are a humanitarian nightmare. This is an enjoyable story that moves at a nice pace. The reader will find humor, political intrigue, violent confrontations, and romance. I found it easy to become invested in the outcome from the humans on the Starship Callisto to the Lyrissian race as a whole. They had a fascinating hierarchy and culture. The only thing I had a problem with was that S’rea was referred to as the eldest daughter of Tarn in the beginning of the story. However, at the end Ae’a is the eldest daughter. I understand why the birth order was changed. Due to certain privileges the eldest daughter is granted on Lyrissia, the story would have had an entirely different ending for S’rea and Viktor. FYI: The author uses British/New Zealand spelling conventions. Taken is the first book in the Callisto Series. **Originally written for "BigAl’s Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** August 24, 2015 Format/Typo Issues: I found no issues except for the inconsistency I mentioned at the end of the review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A potentially good book interrupted by absurd sexual moments. Im ok if the author wants to explore intergallatic species sex but getting an erection during battle or fights? Someone has bizarre sex issues.... Extracting these aberrations could have made this a 4 star review. The story itself was good enough to make it a 2 star. Dale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of u have to bow down to me or off with ur heads and i mean it. So ur title has to be bow to my queen