Haven 1: Ascend

Haven 1: Ascend

Sandra R. Neeley / Jun 25, 2019

Haven Ascend About This Book Haven Ascend Command Warship is home to one of the most feared males in the multi verse Zha Quin Tha is Sire to his people next in line to the throne He rules his military with an

  • Title: Haven 1: Ascend
  • Author: Sandra R. Neeley
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  • About This Book Haven 1 Ascend Command Warship 1 is home to one of the most feared males in the multi verse Zha Quin Tha is Sire to his people, next in line to the throne He rules his military with an iron hand His people, the Cruestaci, are a warrior race who bow to no one and nothing They ve been deemed too violent to be an ally by the Unified Consortium Defense t About This Book Haven 1 Ascend Command Warship 1 is home to one of the most feared males in the multi verse Zha Quin Tha is Sire to his people, next in line to the throne He rules his military with an iron hand His people, the Cruestaci, are a warrior race who bow to no one and nothing They ve been deemed too violent to be an ally by the Unified Consortium Defense the organization responsible for keeping peace between all peoples and worlds Zha Quin didn t care what their opinion was He was only violent when necessary like when provoked, or if his planet was threatened, or a weaker people overrun, or he was just irritated in general Like now, slavers had crossed into the territory of Cruestace He d been called in to intercept and process the kidnapped women on board to the Consortium for return to their home worlds Little did he know, his whole existence was about to be turned upside down One little, human female was about to teach him a thing or two about survival, patience, and trust One large room every wall, the entire floor, even the ceiling covered in mats This is now Vivian s home Her world extends no further than the end of the chain that keeps her anchored in the center of the room She s learned how to use that chain as a weapon She had to her captors find great sport in taunting her, abusing her, hurting her She s exhausted, nearly starved, injured and if truth be told not long for this world, whatever the hell world it is All she s got left is her pride, and she ll be damned if she gives that up to any of her alien captors They want to play she ll play and she ll make sure they pay for it in bruises and pain the next day They may win, but they ll think twice next time Days run together, no hope of ever being freed Survival seems pointless, until she finds herself face to face with the largest, scariest male she s ever seen So be it she s got nothing to lose she ll fight him, too Maybe this time her misery will finally come to an end She has no idea this male is different This male is stronger than the rest This male will be her Haven Warning Intended for mature audiences This book contains violence, abuse both real and inferred, and sexual situations that may be disturbing for some readers If you are offended by these subjects, please do not buy this book Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 306 pages Published December 10th 2018 More Details ASIN B07L9JKMFW Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Haven 1, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Best fantasy sci fi girl is captured injured imprisoned then finds love in her saviour 22 books 3 voters Best fantasy sci fi paranomal where girl is intimidated scared of guy then learns to trust and love him 8 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 03, 2019 Rosebud rated it really liked it Shelves abduction, aliens, dark, erotic romance, futuristic, m f, royalty, science fiction, series book, strong female Earther Vivian is about to die and welcomes it Starved, abused, hurt, exhausted, and chained like a dog to a post, it s just a matter of time before she can t go on but she ll be damned if she surrenders to the alien sex slavers without hurting as many of them as she can before that happens Zha Quin Tha, military commander and Sire to the Cruestaci, does what he wants when he wants for benefit of his people and crew though his father wants to join the Unified Consortium Defense which is the ON Earther Vivian is about to die and welcomes it Starved, abused, hurt, exhausted, and chained like a dog to a post, it s just a matter of time before she can t go on but she ll be damned if she surrenders to the alien sex slavers without hurting as many of them as she can before that happens Zha Quin Tha, military commander and Sire to the Cruestaci, does what he wants when he wants for benefit of his people and crew though his father wants to join the Unified Consortium Defense which is the ONLY reason Zha agrees to intercept a slaver ship that has infringed into Cruestace air space Freeing the females, killing the slaver crew, Zha prepares to hand over the females until a disturbance requires his personal attention Apparently one of the newly freed females refuses to be freed using her chains to keep the Crustaci at bay Not wanting to hurt the female further, Zha is able to disarm Vivian though in the process decides not to surrender her to the Unified Consortium An action that will jeopardize his planet s future with the Consortium New to me author and series that has the same flavor as Vi Voxley s Brion Brides series so if you like the alpha dominant male sort of lead character this one will scratch that itch in a big way The romance between the main characters is initially one sided Zha s This is totally reasonable as Vivian has been abused and assaulted potential trigger warning for those sensitive to assault and non consent on a regular basis which she has, to a degree, compartmentalized in retrograde amnesia She needed to work through this before Zha Vivian could progress What I did appreciate and get all fan girl about was the inner strength of Vivian s character She was a fighter, something I gladly applaud Bad things happen to good people It s how they deal and proceed that counts Secondary characters Kitty Not going to say one word about Kitty except DAMN Other secondary characters all add to the world building and story development Not going to delve into my favorites and dislikes as to reveal that WOULD be spoiler info Just know the diversity and contrast of those characters elevate the overall story and have me putting an alert on this author for future releases New to me author who published an engaging new series of horny reference to cover model and I ll stick to that reference hehehehe warrior class aliens who are brought to their knees by Earth women flag 8 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 18, 2018 Judy Lewis rated it really liked it HORNS ARE THE NEW SEXY Title Haven 1 Ascend Series Book 1 of new series I don t know but I sure hope so Author Sandra R McNeeleyDesignation Full Length Novel, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger sciencefiction fantasy romance spaceopera My Rating Four Sexy Stars I m somewhat confused about the actual title for this book, but I have to assume the title is either Ascend, Book 1 of the Haven Series, or Haven, Book 1 of the Ascend Series Regardless of its actual designati HORNS ARE THE NEW SEXY Title Haven 1 Ascend Series Book 1 of new series I don t know but I sure hope so Author Sandra R McNeeleyDesignation Full Length Novel, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger sciencefiction fantasy romance spaceopera My Rating Four Sexy Stars I m somewhat confused about the actual title for this book, but I have to assume the title is either Ascend, Book 1 of the Haven Series, or Haven, Book 1 of the Ascend Series Regardless of its actual designation, I just hope there s lol I adore science fiction, love sexy aliens, completely addicted to action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue, and simply can t live without a daily infusion of romance, so when I can find it all in one great read, I m in heaven And that s exactly what Sandra Neeley delivered in Haven 1 Ascend There s so much I truly enjoyed about this book The concept was creative, the storyline and plot were extremely imaginative, the world building was extraordinary, exceptionally detailed and vivid, the technology and jargon were mind blowingly and astonishingly inventive, but the element I loved most was the large cast of engaging and very endearing characters Overall, I thought the book was well crafted, but yeah, yeah, there s always a but the third person omniscient narrative was, at times, a little problematic Admittedly, a traditional third person omniscient narrative with its all knowing, all seeing, god s eye view narrator, who seems to know everyone s thoughts all the time, is my least favorite method of story telling It s an excellent device to build character development in stories sagas with a large cast and can be an enjoyable experience, but when not executed skillfully and consistently, it can be confusing, distracting, disappointing, and quite disorienting for the reader I much prefer third person limited or multiple with the perspectives discernible or clearly defined, preferably by scene or chapter, which was not the case in much of this story, hence the reason for four stars rather than five Despite my omniscient induced reader whiplash, I felt compelled to turn every page I was immediately smitten with the two protagonists, Warship Commander and future Sovereign of the planet Cruestace, Zha Quin Tha Mel Mo Kok, and recently rescued human abductee, Vivian Bartholomew Stevenson The Cruestaci were a warrior race and their Psi persona, a state into which they transform when angry or in battle, were feared throughout the galaxy, and Quin was the most alpha of them all He was gruff, growly, grouchy, built like a tank, and had sexy horns Oh my Yet, all it took to give this fierce warrior an attitude adjustment was one small, fiery, rescued female prisoner from Earth, who outsmarted him and his men at every turn Vivian was an absolute riot I LOVED Vivi She was beautiful, highly intelligent, snarky, sassy, spunky, brave, courageous, and such a little fighter And she instantly melted Quin s cold, warrior s heart Sigh The interaction and dialogue between these two were beyond entertaining and their chemistry was so hot it sizzled I had so much fun laughing at their antics as these two danced around each other, Quin constantly chasing Vivi, trying to woo and protect her, and Vivi always one step ahead of him and everyone else on the ship But Quin turned out to be nothing but a big gooey marshmallow, at least when it came to Vivi, and Vivian was wickedly smart and had a heart of gold So sweet And Quin really had his work cut out for him because there were evil machinations on a galactic scale at play and heinous villains at every turn, determined to steal Vivi back So, did I like this book Yes, I loved it Will I read this author again Absolutely Would I recommend this book You bet, and I am but only for adult readers since it does contain profanity, explicit sex, and violence I became completely immersed in the first few pages and simply could not stop reading There were some very dark elements included in the story but, in my humble opinion, were well balanced with a generous measure of laugh out loud humor I giggled, snickered, snorted, sniffled, sobbed, fumed, and shook my fists in anger throughout the entire book This is a full length science fiction romance that I would definitely classify as a space opera, can be read as a standalone, and does NOT end with a cliffhanger I so hope this is a new series and have my fingers crossed for a follow up book soon in which we see of Quin, Vivi, Missy the ship s A.I , and Kitty, Vivi s new alien pet And finally, was I entertained Completely If you enjoy high octane science fiction filled to the brim with action, adventure, danger, drama, intrigue, suspense, angst, passion, and steamy romance, then this book is screaming your name Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 14, 2018 BJ rated it really liked it Shelves good This is insta mate, scifi fantasy with a great alien H, who rescues the human h from a terrible situation She is brave, very sweet and I loved their connection Some really sweet moments, showed how much she trusted him Unfortunately we were told endlessly about how he would wait for her to recover The telling made the story very long winded, and tedious Stronger editing would have made this a tighter and shorter story I love the author s imagination, she s still a favourite flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Deanne Taylor rated it it was amazing I have to say, and yes I am a book hoarder, don t judge me This story is one of my all time favorite scifi reads.d that s saying a lot cause you know.okwhore I can say Zha Quin Tha in my head but god help me if I ever have to say it out loudI ll stick with Quin, easier and better for all of us He is intimidating, dominant and his word is ultimate law aboard his ship, Commander in name and attitude He never expected his Ehlealah to be a damaged, tiny human with attitude to I have to say, and yes I am a book hoarder, don t judge me This story is one of my all time favorite scifi reads.d that s saying a lot cause you know.okwhore I can say Zha Quin Tha in my head but god help me if I ever have to say it out loudI ll stick with Quin, easier and better for all of us He is intimidating, dominant and his word is ultimate law aboard his ship, Commander in name and attitude He never expected his Ehlealah to be a damaged, tiny human with attitude to spare.Vivian, man, she made me cry tears for her Her strength and attitude had me on her side from the beginning Couldn t have been that strong Much less the way she handled a certain red skinned, awesome looking horned alien male This whole world is just, wellperfect And I hate to be one of those people but I have to say the dreaded words.I need , LOL But really, this is emotional, has some dark spots and some themes that made me tear up but you can t have light without some dark Even if you don t read scifi it a chance flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 22, 2018 Jen Winters rated it liked it It was alrightFirst do I recommend this book Maybe How forgiving are you Ok, then Go for it Or don t.Second what are you forgiving THE POV Omg It was SSOOOOOOO hard to read because the POV jumps so much Like, mid paragraph POV shifting It s like the author wanted to do 3rd person omniscient, but didn t know how and ended up with 3rd person limited from EVERYONE s perspective And it was so freaking annoying So annoying I read another review that complained about the characterizatio It was alrightFirst do I recommend this book Maybe How forgiving are you Ok, then Go for it Or don t.Second what are you forgiving THE POV Omg It was SSOOOOOOO hard to read because the POV jumps so much Like, mid paragraph POV shifting It s like the author wanted to do 3rd person omniscient, but didn t know how and ended up with 3rd person limited from EVERYONE s perspective And it was so freaking annoying So annoying I read another review that complained about the characterization, but I didn t find that to be true The characters weren t under developed, though I don t think Vivian s actual character development true to life She was her quirks that were reflective of her past abuse, but her general extrovert personality I don t think reflected her past, but I admit it s hard to write an extrovert who can t abide people The Commander, Quin, didn t have the same problem and I think that he was as developed as he could be under the circumstances of the world the author created Did I like him Meh I was so worried about the POV problem, I don t think he got a fair shake from me Will I read the next one Nope It s clear that the author doesn t have a firm grasp on POV and I just can t take another book like this I ll keep an eye out on her samples, but unless she really puts in the effort to learn how to write seamless transitions in 3rd limited, like write one scene from her perspective and the next scene from his, and do not include the cat or the green guy or the random mom in law, I will be skipping her future publications as I am going to write off her previous ones The only reason I am keeping an eye on her samples is because the story itself was fine and I like the idea of her warrior race than the actual execution All said, good luck flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 16, 2018 Pam rated it it was amazing Shelves neeley sandra r Is it checkmate when treachery stacks the deck against pawns in a galactic chess match Seriously Again Unbelievable Seems the Cruestaci are fine as cannon fodder But they re sure as hell not enough for anything else Zha Quin Tha Tel Mo Kok, Sire of Command Warship 1, is fed up Leader of the Cruestaci military, why are he and his crew doing this again But not even Quin knows how this mission will irrevocably change his life Kidnapped from Earth, Vivian s been a slave with females of ever Is it checkmate when treachery stacks the deck against pawns in a galactic chess match Seriously Again Unbelievable Seems the Cruestaci are fine as cannon fodder But they re sure as hell not enough for anything else Zha Quin Tha Tel Mo Kok, Sire of Command Warship 1, is fed up Leader of the Cruestaci military, why are he and his crew doing this again But not even Quin knows how this mission will irrevocably change his life Kidnapped from Earth, Vivian s been a slave with females of every species across the multi verse Filth and disease surround them Despite vicious beatings, abuse of every kind, and unrelenting horror, Vivi s still a force to be reckoned with Command Warship 1 makes quick work of the slaver ship Dealing with the women aboard should be a piece of cake So just how is it that one tiny human defeats Quin s bravest warriors Quin himself storms in and, a moment later, his soul is lost But this isn t possible Dragged to Quin s ship, Vivi screams, fights, and wields the one weapon available to her, but she s no match for Quin Determined to win the trust of the little human, Quin soon learns she s so much than she appears But none of this makes sense As Quin and the other Cruestaci probe for answers, they realize this is a maze of labyrinthian proportions And Vivi s at the center of that maze The perpetrators also know all too well how to play Quin and the Cruestaci When Vivi s lured into mortal danger, Quin s fury knows no bounds She s beyond his reach The creature who first stole his Vivi now holds her life in his hands again Even Command Warship 1 is helpless Quin s willing to pay any price for his Ehlealah But Vivi may be gone forever Can anything save her from the ultimate destruction awaiting her Quin s vengeance may just destroy everything, including Vivi Can there be some celestial intervention powerful enough to save not just Vivi but the entire multi verse Sandra Neeley s taken another turn into the unknown and astounded me yet again This new world is utterly breathtaking It isn t just a simple sci fi tale of aliens versus humans The deepest, darkest emotions and actions that can inhabit any soul abound Xenophobia, duplicity, hatred, cruelty, the basest acts and desires, all put in an appearance But the counterpoint also lights this book like a beacon The ultimate heights of light, peace, joy, pleasure, and reconciliation are also woven into one of the most remarkable books I ve read Quin is an enigma wrapped in a riddle For so long, he s focused on one thing He may be next in line for Cruestace s throne Destroying the Consortium would be a treat His own heart dried up and died long ago Nothing holds meaning except Command Warship 1 and its crew Then, out of nowhere, there s Vivian But Vivi s no typical heroine Abuse, terror, a nightmarish existence have all but destroyed her Despite those horrors, her spine is iron She s been tempered by the fires of hell and come out the other side a warrior While these two dominate the story, it would be incomplete without Ba Re , Kol, Xallen, Bart, and the rest of the supporting characters Vennie is one of the most conflicted, funny, and unique characters I ve ever encountered And to find out about Vennie, you ll have to read the book Sandra Neeley has again created a singularly exceptional universe, and I adore it Congratulations, Ms Neeley Saying I loved this book is a vast understatement A final note This is an ADULT book It contains explicit language, sexual scenes, and some dark themes If you don t enjoy this genre, this may not be the book for you There are book synopses and reviews available on and all booksellers websites Please use these resources I urge you to leave a review, but with a proviso Please don t leave a negative review when you know you won t enjoy the book It s not fair to the author She works hard to provide a quality work product If you know you ll object to a book s subject matter before you buy it, you re doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice.Thanks for reading my review and happy reading flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves sandra r neeley Triggers Great start to what looks like a long series And I ll be there until the end flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Summer rated it it was amazing Shelves aliens, kidnapped, royals, space AI, alien pets and hot aliens yep flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Space Cowgirl rated it liked it Fear and Loathing in Space Zha Quinn and his warship full of warriors, come across a slaver ship in their territory of space They rescue a number of human women on board Among the women is Vivian , a young woman who was horribly treated and chained She is nearly dead from infection and ill treatment Quinn realizes Vivian is his fated mate, but Vivian sees only a huge, ripped , red warrior with horns, who is likely to keep abusing her The book gets too wrapped up in Vivian s woes and Fear and Loathing in Space Zha Quinn and his warship full of warriors, come across a slaver ship in their territory of space They rescue a number of human women on board Among the women is Vivian , a young woman who was horribly treated and chained She is nearly dead from infection and ill treatment Quinn realizes Vivian is his fated mate, but Vivian sees only a huge, ripped , red warrior with horns, who is likely to keep abusing her The book gets too wrapped up in Vivian s woes and doesn t have enough space adventure in it It goes on and on about her fear and mistrust of Quinn and his men It got old Vivian was also continually deceitful towards Quinn , which I didn t like flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Susie rated it liked it Take it or leave it.Well this was not what I expected, to be honest I had high hopes for this story as I ve read this authors Whispers from the bayou series which I like Sadly I was left feeling dissapointed as the story dragged on a bit for me as it mainly centered on Vivian and what was done to her Because of that reason Quin didnt really stand out, he wasnt a very memorable character and definitely not very alpha male He was very sweet and supportive but he was just missing that manly ma Take it or leave it.Well this was not what I expected, to be honest I had high hopes for this story as I ve read this authors Whispers from the bayou series which I like Sadly I was left feeling dissapointed as the story dragged on a bit for me as it mainly centered on Vivian and what was done to her Because of that reason Quin didnt really stand out, he wasnt a very memorable character and definitely not very alpha male He was very sweet and supportive but he was just missing that manly man vibe, the all consuming desire and passion for his mate It was nice that he was considerate of her needs after what she d been through but damn sometimes nice is too nice you know what I mean He was just missing that fire and intensity that is present when a male finds his mate Patience is all well and good but after all the time he spent watching her naked, having her walk around in his clothes and sleeping in the same bed as him he should have been suffering from a major case of blue balls and would have had to take care of business A morning RISE would have definitely been unavoidable given the circumstances But all we get from him is a constant whiney chatter complaining to his friends about him not being sure if she likes him or if she ll stay with him which made him look needy and oh so lame Also all the alien male characters had really long unpronounceable names which annoyed me to no end Just because their aliens doesn t mean they have to have sentence long names for example Zha Quin Tha Tel Mo Kok was the name of our leading male Imagine every single male character with a name that LONG it was frustrating to read Thank god Vivian gave them all nicknames like her love interest was dubbed Quin and his friends Kol, Ba Rae and Jhan Though Vivian had the tendency to call Kol Blue Dude which was so annoying I mean was she a surfer I guess the reason she might have used it was because she was abducted at 17 Even she was given the nauseating name of Vivi by Quin, goodness it was such an immature term I couldn t help but roll my eyes everytime he called her that so I substituted it to Viv instead He was also constantly calling her Ehlealah soul mate in his language which got old really fast The fact that she was just 17 when this happened to her was just to young for my liking even if she was years in suspended animation in body and mind she was still just a teenager The story is also told by many perspectives which gets confusing after a while as we have Vivian, Quin, Quin s mother, Kol, Vol, her guard, Malm and even her pet Kitty It was just to many point of views and sometimes I would have to read back as I d get confused on who was talking as narrators would suddenly change within the same scene To me the male character that stole the show was Kol with his love of everything human and I m glad that the next book in the series will be his, now fingers crossed I ll like it than this one flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Carrie Wheeler rated it it was amazing Shelves alien human sex, lots of swearing, romance, sci fi, sexual content, my go to, trigger warning i was pleasantly surprised by this one the heroine vivian is a badly abused young woman who isn t going to let any male abuse her with out getting a beating from her first, the only power she has is the chain she is attached to but a male comes along and breaks her chain, gives her a robe, a dagger, and food she won t eat unless he tries it first what she doesn t know is that he knows she is his ehleala , the holder of his heart and soul communication is a problem, but she really needs her i was pleasantly surprised by this one the heroine vivian is a badly abused young woman who isn t going to let any male abuse her with out getting a beating from her first, the only power she has is the chain she is attached to but a male comes along and breaks her chain, gives her a robe, a dagger, and food she won t eat unless he tries it first what she doesn t know is that he knows she is his ehleala , the holder of his heart and soul communication is a problem, but she really needs her life saved when the computer finally figures out her language she tells it to hide that fact and uses it to figure out what is happening around her family reunion, falling in love, ascending vivian is a survivor, an avenger, a warrior princess i can t wait for the next book flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Deljah rated it liked it Shelves 2019 reads, kindle unltd It was a little rough to get through in the beginning but I stuck it out for a fairly satisfying read There were some things that didn t make sense to me but I got past them or just shrugged and moved on Several recurring grammar errors insured vs ensured, unwaivering vs unwavering and others like that I sometimes felt like the heroine veered close to Mary Sue territory Hero was very irritating at first, bc everything he communicated was a bark, growl, bellow or snarl Overall, a decent boo It was a little rough to get through in the beginning but I stuck it out for a fairly satisfying read There were some things that didn t make sense to me but I got past them or just shrugged and moved on Several recurring grammar errors insured vs ensured, unwaivering vs unwavering and others like that I sometimes felt like the heroine veered close to Mary Sue territory Hero was very irritating at first, bc everything he communicated was a bark, growl, bellow or snarl Overall, a decent book I ll look for the next in the series flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Hayat rated it it was ok Shelves science fiction, aliens, e romance, dnf DNF I just wasn t in the right mood for this book I wanted a light fluffy sci fi romance and this one was heavy on emotions and difficult topics like forced sexual slavery and abuse etc I m a mood reader, so I ll just have to give this book another go when I m in the right mood for emotional sci fi romance flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Diane Savage rated it it was amazing Brilliant start to a new seriesSandra is definitely my favourite paranormal author This is the first book in a new series Vivian has been abducted from earth, tortured, raped and beaten She is saved by a warrior Zha Quin He has to gently persuade Vivian that she is his life mate and she slowly comes to realise that he will not hurt her Her captor, Main tries to kidnap her again and when his plot fails they breach his shop to find abducted women.There are hopefully books to follow, Brilliant start to a new seriesSandra is definitely my favourite paranormal author This is the first book in a new series Vivian has been abducted from earth, tortured, raped and beaten She is saved by a warrior Zha Quin He has to gently persuade Vivian that she is his life mate and she slowly comes to realise that he will not hurt her Her captor, Main tries to kidnap her again and when his plot fails they breach his shop to find abducted women.There are hopefully books to follow, each with their own warrior I want to read the next book about Kol and Ada, and I look forward to finding out about each warrior.This book does mention some disturbing issues but they are not over graphic and Sandra writes with sensitivity flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 22, 2018 Megan M rated it it was amazing Quinn s arms were her havenSo, first of all, if you can t handle the mention of rape, don t read this book However, you will miss a heartbreaking, at times, but thankfully hopeful storey or overcoming something so heinous as sexual slavery Vivian was AWESOME She took the worst situation ever, and learned to overcome it in many ways mainly with Quinn s patient love Borrow or buy this book It s good flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Justine rated it it was amazing Another great book The female lead is small in stature but big in heart and bravery The male lead is big in build but shows a much needed wisdom in trying to help his mate regain her trust and health This book held me enthralled from begining to end, and so wanting to see what happens with Lol and his mate in the next book To be honest, I have nothing bad to say about this author as every book of hers that I have read has been of the highest calibre Definitely recommend this author as a just Another great book The female lead is small in stature but big in heart and bravery The male lead is big in build but shows a much needed wisdom in trying to help his mate regain her trust and health This book held me enthralled from begining to end, and so wanting to see what happens with Lol and his mate in the next book To be honest, I have nothing bad to say about this author as every book of hers that I have read has been of the highest calibre Definitely recommend this author as a just read flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Charlotte rated it it was amazing This book contains violence and sexual content I loved this story Vivian must have lived through a literal hell in that room and even close to death she fights The author did a great job painting a disgustingly descriptive picture of the room Vivian is found in, and describing her appearance Any reader wouldn t be able to NOT feel empathy for what Vivian must have lived through.Zha Quin is the commander of the Cruestaci warship and next in line for the throne Zha Quin didn t want to rule, h This book contains violence and sexual content I loved this story Vivian must have lived through a literal hell in that room and even close to death she fights The author did a great job painting a disgustingly descriptive picture of the room Vivian is found in, and describing her appearance Any reader wouldn t be able to NOT feel empathy for what Vivian must have lived through.Zha Quin is the commander of the Cruestaci warship and next in line for the throne Zha Quin didn t want to rule, he preferred space Zha Quin board the ship that Vivian is on because of a command from the Unified Consortium Defense saying there were kidnapped women in board that needed to be returned to their home planets The Consortium had an odd heightened interest in a female slave on the ship.This shows the strength of willpower for one little human female It tells us that just because someone looks scary doesn t always mean they are I liked the way Zha Quin s approach to Vivian was written I think it was an original idea to have Vivi find a cat like pet while in space with nothing but stars around I had a nice chuckle when reading the scene of Zha Quin s mothers unexpected visit.There are so many great things about this book from the characters to the plot and storyline that you can t regret reading it I will be eagerly awaiting book 2 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Barbara rated it it was amazing A new series and I know I want to read the next book, what a sick man he was I found this Author last month and I have liked the books I have read so far I see she has a lot to read, I would say this is going to be one of my favorite Authors This book kept me turning pages I could not believe how strong a woman Vivian was after dealing with everything she went through Zha Quin is just the man she needs in her life and Kitty sounds really protective Her guards and Bart also make this st A new series and I know I want to read the next book, what a sick man he was I found this Author last month and I have liked the books I have read so far I see she has a lot to read, I would say this is going to be one of my favorite Authors This book kept me turning pages I could not believe how strong a woman Vivian was after dealing with everything she went through Zha Quin is just the man she needs in her life and Kitty sounds really protective Her guards and Bart also make this story, I want to know how her meeting with Samuel goes flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Tiblu rated it really liked it I Really really liked this and I look forward to.I really really enjoyed his read.Yes,y it dark and has triggers but it thankfully doesn t go into detail and is very minor when it comes towards thatAaaaaaaaaaa,I d say kinda like those old horror movies say from,what the 30 s 40 s or when ever they d set the scene and give you just enough details to scare you but all the violence would happen off camera but you d still jump when you heard the scream.With that I mean,I never I Really really liked this and I look forward to.I really really enjoyed his read.Yes,y it dark and has triggers but it thankfully doesn t go into detail and is very minor when it comes towards thatAaaaaaaaaaa,I d say kinda like those old horror movies say from,what the 30 s 40 s or when ever they d set the scene and give you just enough details to scare you but all the violence would happen off camera but you d still jump when you heard the scream.With that I mean,I never jumped here but the scene was set where you knew just how horrible things must have been but your blessed w not having to see anything.Which is honestly how I like I in situations like thisI really liked Vivian and Quin is just one of the best males everKind and loving and brave and fierce but also smart and knows when to pick his battles and patient with his female than you could have ever guessedThis is a well thought out and interesting story.And almost clean despite the subject matter,if sex scenes aren t your thing there is only one it s at least 60% thru the bookNow,clean is soooo NOT my thing but I wasn t bothered here because I liked and respected the fact the writer took her time bringing Vivian to a place where her trust and healing made sense before she became intimate with Quin.And two,weeeellllll, honestly I just wasn t feeling it between them Quin had to push aside his own feelings for soo long and Vivian was an odd mix of trusting Quin to keep her safe I guess her food had been drugged a lot in the past so she didn t want to eat unless Quin took a bite first he was soo awesomely sweet and understanding about that but at the time she was insanely naive, purposely losing her guards who even knowing they were there to protect her soo age could wander around a strange ship aloneHonestly I wanted to strangle her, I mean WTF, you won t eat unless Quin tastes it first to make sure it s safe,you hide fact you who have that computer translating for you so you know what s being said because your still learning to trust and yet you think it s safe to wander alone on a strange ship Seriously WTH That just didn t make sense I love Fated Mates and Quin was just about as good as you could as for and was and Leslie patient and understanding, while he all but worshiped Vivian wanting to do all he could to love and comfort and heal her,even if it caused him great pains to do so ,Quin did what ever he had to ensure Vivian was once whole and complete.While Vivian Vivian just seemed to fall in to things w Quin and say , Ok Vivian is tough and strong and rebounds beautifully but as a romance this was a fail for meQuin was deeply in love but for Vivian he just seemed a convenient part of the package that was her new life.It felt like she trusted Quin because he rescued her and because he soo loving how could she not but there wasn t any true passion her side and most of the time what was going on was about everything but their relationship I felt at times her feelings toward the new friends she was making or the pet she finds and makes her own were just a strong as your feelings towards himIt was like I love Quin because he loves me and this is my life now that s itNever felt as personal for her as it did him I believed Quin loved her and could NOT live w out her for Vivian I felt her pet kitty meant just as much to her if at timesShe really wasn t all that aware mentally or emotionally when it came to QuinGreat story but romantically Felt one sided.I would recommend and I would like to see where this series goes if there are flag 1 likeLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 11, 2019 Julie Cohen rated it liked it The book had some nice plot points, but it really needed an editor to shorten it It was probably twice as long as it should have been, which came from the author repeating concepts over and over and needlessly spelling everything out for the reader Language was also stilted There as nice progression of how the heroine began to recover from her trauma, but at the same time she almost seemed too brazen at times considering the time frame My main point of contention came at the end After the h The book had some nice plot points, but it really needed an editor to shorten it It was probably twice as long as it should have been, which came from the author repeating concepts over and over and needlessly spelling everything out for the reader Language was also stilted There as nice progression of how the heroine began to recover from her trauma, but at the same time she almost seemed too brazen at times considering the time frame My main point of contention came at the end After the heroine has survived and been traumatized by everything she d been put through, she essentially turns around and prevents another survivor from going home to heal The heroine had no right to make that decision for the other survivor, especially after complaining how she herself wanted to be given the CHOICE to go home flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 08, 2019 Theresa rated it it was amazing Extremely interesting Stayed up all night and ended up reading in one setting Yep that good Might be parts that would upset some readers when referring to what Vivian went through, but you could just skim or skip it not that many and not that long I just love books where it shows just how strong women can be under the worst circumstances Own that shit flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Dec 15, 2018 Nancy rated it it was amazing Shelves sci fi romance Haven 1 Ascend was EXCEPTIONAL I say this because I was up until 5 am reading As in I could NOT put the book down It is a story of the strength of the human spirit I loved the male lead Quin who was so careful with his damaged mate And Vivi, Vivian is one of my favorite characters ever I was up all night because there was terror, there were tears, there was love and there was humor FANTASTIC doesn t cut it for this book, Sandra Neeley I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series Haven 1 Ascend was EXCEPTIONAL I say this because I was up until 5 am reading As in I could NOT put the book down It is a story of the strength of the human spirit I loved the male lead Quin who was so careful with his damaged mate And Vivi, Vivian is one of my favorite characters ever I was up all night because there was terror, there were tears, there was love and there was humor FANTASTIC doesn t cut it for this book, Sandra Neeley I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series about Kol East Coast Book Chicks Team flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Amy Ariyoshi rated it it was amazing Great and difficult story This was not a light and easy read but it was really, really good nonetheless It was hard to read in parts, and funny in others Loved the characters It was well written and really kept you engaged Will admit some of the world building took me by surprise and was unique but that just made it interestingTE, there are many potential triggers in this story for anyone who has experienced trauma or violence and I wouldn t recommend for anyone in that situation flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Judith Kundrat rated it it was amazing Super Book Great New SeriesThis book has it all Good character and world building, romance, action, humor and suspense The author put my emotions on a rollercoaster ride with this novel At different points I felt horrified, saddened, hopeful, angry, amused dealing with alien household fixtures and appliances, mother s visit, reactions to Kitty and happy Since I m a fast reader I especially enjoyed this book being longer because it took than a couple of hours to finish it I can t Super Book Great New SeriesThis book has it all Good character and world building, romance, action, humor and suspense The author put my emotions on a rollercoaster ride with this novel At different points I felt horrified, saddened, hopeful, angry, amused dealing with alien household fixtures and appliances, mother s visit, reactions to Kitty and happy Since I m a fast reader I especially enjoyed this book being longer because it took than a couple of hours to finish it I can t wait for the next couple s story flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 witzi rated it really liked it Just misses the solid landing for me The heroine feels unsafe for good cause but wonders about an alien ship alone that is huge Her fear is so strong that she keeps a dagger clutched in one hand and a length of chain wrapped around her other He destined mate continues to leave her side to run the ship but it doesn t gel for me as kosher I know it s sci fi paranormal romance but I have to have some solid footing The storyline is full of sweetness and goodness but I did not find the elusive 5 Just misses the solid landing for me The heroine feels unsafe for good cause but wonders about an alien ship alone that is huge Her fear is so strong that she keeps a dagger clutched in one hand and a length of chain wrapped around her other He destined mate continues to leave her side to run the ship but it doesn t gel for me as kosher I know it s sci fi paranormal romance but I have to have some solid footing The storyline is full of sweetness and goodness but I did not find the elusive 5 here flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Gail Koger rated it it was amazing Great storyLoved this book Vivian and Quinn were awesome Kitty was a nice addition Male was a hiss worthy villain I highly recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves aliens_cyborgs_space, kindle unlimited, violent_hurtgirl I loved this Trigger warnings This girl has been USED when the hero finds her When they find her she s covered in cuts, bites, bruises, and cum yeah, seriously, they don t tiptoe around why the aliens had her I did not add this to my dubious consent shelf because while she was raped quite a lot we never actually experience it, not even in flashbacks We just know and talk about what she went through by how they found her and the video recordings they find and we only see the reactions I loved this Trigger warnings This girl has been USED when the hero finds her When they find her she s covered in cuts, bites, bruises, and cum yeah, seriously, they don t tiptoe around why the aliens had her I did not add this to my dubious consent shelf because while she was raped quite a lot we never actually experience it, not even in flashbacks We just know and talk about what she went through by how they found her and the video recordings they find and we only see the reactions of the hero and some warriors as they watch it, without the author describing what they re seeing So for me, no actual rape happens in the book, so it s not going on that shelf I really liked the heroine She s tough, but also wounded In her captivity she knew she couldn t win, but she never once went down without fighting good girl Now she s on her last few breaths and our hero and his warriors find her When she fights them in her fevered state, even while wounded and chained, she wins the loyalty of the warriors and our hero who immediately senses that she is his fated mate It takes a while for their translators to land on English and there s a few days of her thinking he s just another male who wants to use her, despite her surroundings having improved greatly when she wakes up He s very patient and gentle with her as he tries to convince her that he d never hurt her and tries to show her that he s a male of worth, and as he helps her regain her wellbeing But then the planetary alliance or whatever they re called says they want her returned to earth and our hero has to stall them while wooing her And someone wants her dead, which throws our hero s protective nature into overdrive They soon get the language thing sorted and romance ensues, between the bits of danger and laughs I like that while there was the fated mates thing and insta lust, he still had to win her over Good book I m anxious to read flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Chris Myers rated it it was amazing This book held my interest from start to finish and I quickly became invested in the main characters, the story, and the world building There were many times throughout the book, I found myself thinking this is so good The writing was excellent and I could hardly put the Kindle down I loved Kitty and the way Quin indulged Vivian and treated her with love and concern The fact that he was much older than Vivian didn t hinder my enjoyment of the story.When you are reading science fiction or f This book held my interest from start to finish and I quickly became invested in the main characters, the story, and the world building There were many times throughout the book, I found myself thinking this is so good The writing was excellent and I could hardly put the Kindle down I loved Kitty and the way Quin indulged Vivian and treated her with love and concern The fact that he was much older than Vivian didn t hinder my enjoyment of the story.When you are reading science fiction or fantasy, fiction of any kind really, the reader needs to make a willing suspension of disbelief at times to buy into the story My pet peeves with alien romances include seven foot aliens mating with tiny females barely over five feet Then there are the horns How does a guy with horns sticking out past the back of his head lay down or sleep Yet in the story Quinn does indeed lay on his back in bed with Vivian on top of him Did that stop me from enjoying the story Absolutely not I made a simple suspension of disbelief To me, the story was that good.As a writer and indie author, there were many times that I wished that I had written something this good While some of the critical reviews found the characters one dimensional, I found them just the opposite, because Ms Neeley did the one thing that writers are always told to do show by their actions and what they say rather than tell This is my first read by this author, and I will be looking at some of her other works as well I am looking forward to of this series as well flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Nicholene Nash rated it it was amazing Haven 1 Ascent, A must read Come and meet some wonderful characters as in a new series, I hope, brings another intro from the intergalactic existent unknown to date What great writers with limitless talents we have Sandra Hedley is certainly one of them.She has created a new face of a warrior race, long living, thou you only get a quick reference to that, who crown Prince, excuse me, sire, rescues women off a supposedly slave spaceship which is instead a brothel spaceship When call to the Haven 1 Ascent, A must read Come and meet some wonderful characters as in a new series, I hope, brings another intro from the intergalactic existent unknown to date What great writers with limitless talents we have Sandra Hedley is certainly one of them.She has created a new face of a warrior race, long living, thou you only get a quick reference to that, who crown Prince, excuse me, sire, rescues women off a supposedly slave spaceship which is instead a brothel spaceship When call to the captured ship at the beleaguered team he sent over to rescue the women found there he has the shock of his life The last woman on the ship is the one from Earth fighting off the rescuers he sent But, with his first look at her, his body recognizes his mate Not on y that but even half dead, she is fighting off his warriors.Come and read a wonderful entertaining funny story of how an alien from Earth meets her savior and in the process of reclaiming herself claims a pet visions wildcat like animal and wraps her warrior sire mate around her finger while finding herself, regaining her memories of family, finding trust, befriending a computer, and destroying those who caused her harm I didn t put it down until I finished it except, of course, to make coffee flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Jade Gecko rated it really liked it Good Alien Romance Quin is an alien that every fangirl wished she had.You can tell that Vivian is 18 19 from how she acts It is annoying at times for me especially when she wants to be Miss Independent Badass Woman which usually ends her up in trouble.I understand continuing the series and tying book 1 with the maybe the next book but this part at the end pissed me off and made me actually say outloud are you serious Spoilers What is this I hear about one of your men refusing Good Alien Romance Quin is an alien that every fangirl wished she had.You can tell that Vivian is 18 19 from how she acts It is annoying at times for me especially when she wants to be Miss Independent Badass Woman which usually ends her up in trouble.I understand continuing the series and tying book 1 with the maybe the next book but this part at the end pissed me off and made me actually say outloud are you serious Spoilers What is this I hear about one of your men refusing to allow one of the women from Malm s ship to join the transport bringing the others home It turns out a few lines later in that she prevented one of the girls from going home on purpose to try and get her to be with Blue Dude After being a slave and forced to do stuff she didn t want herselfand saying that she is going to teach her to ascend is a lame way to connect the title to the book No Vivian is on one of her power trips and just prevented someone from going home just to help her friend out I am sorry but that is uncalled for She had no right to do that.Just that ending left a very bitter taste in my mouth.I will continue the series because I enjoyed 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        Sandra R Neeley is a 50 ish Mom, Nana, Wife and Author who masquerades by day as an Administrative Assistant and Manager She is pretty much a home body who lives in the Southern United States with her husband, kids and a menagerie of animals She has lived for most of her live with various and sundry characters running around in her head thankfully and sometimes not so thankfully distracting he Sandra R Neeley is a 50 ish Mom, Nana, Wife and Author who masquerades by day as an Administrative Assistant and Manager She is pretty much a home body who lives in the Southern United States with her husband, kids and a menagerie of animals She has lived for most of her live with various and sundry characters running around in her head thankfully and sometimes not so thankfully distracting her from the standards of day to day life They finally got so loud that with much encouragement from her husband and her mother, she decided to give them a voice


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    1. Earther Vivian is about to die and welcomes it Starved, abused, hurt, exhausted, and chained like a dog to a post, it s just a matter of time before she can t go on but she ll be damned if she surrenders to the alien sex slavers without hurting as many of them as she can before that happens Zha Quin Tha, military commander and Sire to the Cruestaci, does what he wants when he wants for benefit of his people and crew though his father wants to join the Unified Consortium Defense which is the ON E [...]


    2. HORNS ARE THE NEW SEXY Title Haven 1 Ascend Series Book 1 of new series I don t know but I sure hope so Author Sandra R McNeeleyDesignation Full Length Novel, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger sciencefiction fantasy romance spaceopera My Rating Four Sexy Stars I m somewhat confused about the actual title for this book, but I have to assume the title is either Ascend, Book 1 of the Haven Series, or Haven, Book 1 of the Ascend Series Regardless of its actual designati HORNS ARE THE NEW SEX [...]


    3. This is insta mate, scifi fantasy with a great alien H, who rescues the human h from a terrible situation She is brave, very sweet and I loved their connection Some really sweet moments, showed how much she trusted him Unfortunately we were told endlessly about how he would wait for her to recover The telling made the story very long winded, and tedious Stronger editing would have made this a tighter and shorter story I love the author s imagination, she s still a favourite.


    4. I have to say, and yes I am a book hoarder, don t judge me This story is one of my all time favorite scifi reads.d that s saying a lot cause you know.okwhore I can say Zha Quin Tha in my head but god help me if I ever have to say it out loudI ll stick with Quin, easier and better for all of us He is intimidating, dominant and his word is ultimate law aboard his ship, Commander in name and attitude He never expected his Ehlealah to be a damaged, tiny human with attitude to I have to say, and yes [...]


    5. It was alrightFirst do I recommend this book Maybe How forgiving are you Ok, then Go for it Or don t.Second what are you forgiving THE POV Omg It was SSOOOOOOO hard to read because the POV jumps so much Like, mid paragraph POV shifting It s like the author wanted to do 3rd person omniscient, but didn t know how and ended up with 3rd person limited from EVERYONE s perspective And it was so freaking annoying So annoying I read another review that complained about the characterizatio It was alright [...]


    6. Is it checkmate when treachery stacks the deck against pawns in a galactic chess match Seriously Again Unbelievable Seems the Cruestaci are fine as cannon fodder But they re sure as hell not enough for anything else Zha Quin Tha Tel Mo Kok, Sire of Command Warship 1, is fed up Leader of the Cruestaci military, why are he and his crew doing this again But not even Quin knows how this mission will irrevocably change his life Kidnapped from Earth, Vivian s been a slave with females of ever Is it ch [...]



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