Published by Indie on December 17, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction
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A spin-off of The Hunt series.
Melisizwe is the Kgosi and sole ruler of the bu Kumkani Kingdom. He needs a powerful queen with alliances, wealth and connections at his side. To find his perfect mate, he invites nine dignitaries from across the galaxy for a meet and greet. Instead of focusing on a fitting match, he’s plagued with assassination attempts, civil unrest, and meeting his true lifemate—a human. For the good of his race, he must pledge himself to a female of status, so there’s no room in his life for a lowly security guard.
Atlanta Georgia Moore has never visited Earth or her namesake. Born and raised on a distant alien planet, she has worked hard to fit into a world with people who view human emotion as a weakness. She has trained hard to suppress all human traits until she meets the Kgosi. The effect he has on her body and heart frightens her but, for the first time in her life, she wants to embrace who she really is.
Atlanta can fight and protect others, but defending herself against love just may be the battle of her life.
The Alien King’s Desire is a spin off The Hunt series, but can be read without having read The Hunt. Atlanta Georgia Moore and her mother live on the planet Luur with the Oncuns. Oncuns don’t show their emotions and are uncomfortable with people who do. They do make great security. After her mother’s death, she is adopted by the Oncun family that took her in. She has to work twice as hard to prove herself, since she is human and the Oncuns see her as weak.
Lanta and her adopted sister and only friend, Elkah, are assigned as security for Princess Una. She is one of many who are meeting with Melisizwe bu Kumkani, Kgosi of the bu kumkani Kingdom to become his mate. Basically, he is the king of a kingdom on the planet of Ipakethe. His younger brother, and his human mate, we meet in the second book of The Hunt series, Hunted by the Alien Prince.
Lanta has worked so hard to stifle her human emotions. The only other human she has ever met is her mother, whom she lost when she was really young. Then she is introduced to Payton. And it is hard to control those emotions any more. Not to mention in the presence of the Kgosi (the Ipakethe word for king).
Melisizwe is working to find the marriage that will help his kingdom. He wants to increase his planet’s status and have more trading for his merchants to offworld trade routes. He has chosen every woman that will help with that mission. They all have status and wealth. But his people have never married outside their own race so the other rulers on his planet are not happy about his decision.
I really enjoyed the books by this author. While there is the insta-love aspect to the stories, neither character takes it lightly. They both struggle with their own sense of duty to themselves and their people, but also have this desire to follow their hearts. I also liked watching Lanta wanting to be more herself, which she’s never been allowed in her entire life.