Hannah Davenport-Kattlyn

I’ve had a couple of other Hannah Davenport books on here. One was in a different genre than her scifi romance books, but now we’re back in that genre and back in her Azziarin world. Today, we’re looking at Alan and Kattlyn.

We first met Alan in Theon’s book. Theon’s book is a spinoff from the Azziarin universe, and we’ll be seeing more of that particular spinoff, I expect. Alan was taken prisoner by the Tureis at the same time his sister Krista was, but not by the same group. Alan and Krista had left their secluded cabin and run into the alien invaders. Krista was found by her mate and taken to safety. Alan didn’t fare so well. Along with a human woman, Catalina, he was experimented on. The Tureis were trying to breed humans, but Cat and Alan didn’t do anything that would let them get their wishes. Cat and Alan grew very close, but more like brother and sister than lovers. When they were rescued, Alan went one way and Cat went another.

Alan eventually ended up on an Azzairin ship with Zekke and his mate. They told him that a woman named Krista had mated one of the Azzairin princes. Of course, it can’t be the same one, Alan tells himself. But of course, we can probably guess that it is. When he gets to the castle, he discovers for himself, that yes, it is his sister. Hurray! Krista is so thrilled to see him.

However, Krista isn’t the only one who is glad to see him. Kattlyn, the only princess in a family of princes, sees him and realizes that he is her one true mate. She’s just thrilled about that. Ever since her brothers have come home with their true mates, she’s wanted the same thing. She doesn’t want to live in a loveless marriage with a man who is going to have consorts and will never be faithful to her like she would have to be to him. She saw her mother suffer through that with her father, and she refuses to deal with it. Sadly, her father has arranged a mating with a truly odious man named Jussin, who tells her that he will never love her, he loves his consort and won’t give her up, and he’s only mating Kattlyn so that he can get the power that being mated to a royal will give him. But, she sees her human friends and their mates, her brothers, all being happy and in love, and she’s not going to give that up, no matter what her father says. She keeps telling him that she won’t do it, but he doesn’t listen.

You know how it goes, if you go down past this picture, you run the risk of spoilers. I love the way that this story turns the whole alien man meets human woman and finds out that she’s his fated mate and she has to go to get used to his society right on its head. Now we have an alien man, human Alan, meeting an Azzairin woman who he’s incredibly attracted to, discovers she’s his fated mate, and he has to get settled into her society.  It’s always exciting to see a trope flipped around like that, and even more exciting to see it done as well as Hannah did. I’m glad that Kattlyn gets to have what her brothers have. I think, without having read all the other books in a while, that there is some overlap with this books and the others, in regards to timeline. I’m going to go back and reread them and check. Oh darn, what a tough job I have, right? I have to read a book. Alan was a cop, and this pic made me think of cops dealing with a world after an alien invasion, so there we are.

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I knew Jussin was a complete fuckhead, but I didn’t realize that he would be as bad as he was. I didn’t expect him to do what he did. I am normally suspicious of everyone, so the fact that he sneaked that past me is good on him, bad on me.

I love that Alan earned Kattlyn’s family’s respect by beating the ever living daylights out of the rebels. Of course, the world was better off without them there anyway, so yay for that.

OK, go check these books out. They are all on KU, so go check them out. They are quick, easy reads, and pretty light. Happy reading!

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Hannah Davenport-The Secrets We Keep

Hannah Davenport has been up here before with her scifi romance. I enjoy reading her fated mates Azzarian series. This one isn’t a scifi romance but is more in the contemporary/thriller/suspense romance category. But that’s just fine. I like those categories too, so that was all good. So, let’s talk about The Secrets We Keep.

Ariel is a young woman in hiding. Three years ago she ran away from her step-father. He had kept her locked away and hidden in the house after her mother disappeared. She was pretty sure that he had killed her mother. He was abusive and terrible to her, and she knew that if she didn’t get away from him soon, that she would have a much harder time getting away from him. Before she escaped, she went to his hidey-hole and stole all the drug money that he was supposed to hand over. She knew that she would need it to get away and to hide. Three years on, she’s hiding in NYC and still waiting for her life to get started. Her life consists of working, coming home, and chatting online to Altruist.

Luca owns a hugely popular nightclub. When Ariel’s friends and co-workers bring her into his club for her birthday, he’s immediately drawn to her. He almost feels like there is an electric current between the two of them. He has to know more about her. What he finds out is that she isn’t who she says she is.

OK, it’s time for you to choose your path. We know some of Ariel’s secrets right up front because we are told them. We don’t know if there are more secrets hiding or if we know everything about her. Luca knows that there is something about her, but he isn’t totally sure what. The story is divided up into 3 POVs. I understand why Hannah did it that way, and I’m good with that. It was really necessary to get the fullness of the story. I like Ariel and I like Luca. I don’t like the other person. I felt like they thought that they were entitled to something with Ariel that they didn’t earn or deserve and that they kept trying to make decisions for her that weren’t theirs to make. I enjoyed the book overall, especially when that particular character wasn’t on screen.

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Once you’ve read the book, you are going to know who the third POV is. I just didn’t like him at all. I mean, yeah, it was good that he was already in NYC when Ariel was taken, but he just didn’t really deserve her in any way. He never saw who she was and he was a lying liar who lied. And when he wasn’t outright lying, he was lying by omission. He knew that Ariel was worried about Luca and figured that Luca had moved on, but he also knew that Luca was calling his partner every week to find out what he could about Ariel. See why I don’t like him? He’s all nasty and slimy.

I’m quite happy that the book ended the way that it did. The ending was quite satisfying to me and made me perfectly happy. Ariel deserves to get out and live her life and to try to find some happiness.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go check it out, and go check out the rest of Hannah’s catalog. She writes some lovely romances with a good story wound around and through.

Hannah Davenport-Theon Untamed

Hannah Davenport writes some great science fiction romance. I first found her through her Azziarin series, which is pretty awesome, and I recommend it to everyone. Theon Untamed is adjacent to this series. It takes place in the same ‘verse, but you don’t have to have read the Azziarin series in order to read Theon and like it. It won’t hurt to have read it, but you don’t have to.

In the world, the Earth has been invaded by the Tureis. They are evil bad aliens who not only have invaded the Earth, they are also abducting humans for experimentation and slaves. Catalina and Alan are two of the humans that have been abducted for experimentation. For some reason, the bad guys have decided that they need little baby humans, probably as a source of slaves, so they are using Catalina and Alan to try to produce said little babies. They aren’t doing it naturally though. That would be too nice and leave too much to chance. The Tureis are using medical interventions and they aren’t very nice about it. We don’t get a lot of detail about what is done to Catalina and nothing about what is done to Alan, and I think I’m OK with that. The bits about does happen are enough. Everything they have gone through has caused Alan and Catalina to bond and love each other as if they are sibs.

When the ship they are on gets attacked, they end up being rescued by the Curazin. The Curazin are allies to the Azzirian and they have their own problems, namely the fact that woman are out-numbered about 100 to 1, so their species is slowly dying. Toran, the captain of the ship, has been looking for compatible species to bring home to help breed more Curazin. Turns out that humans fit the bill. Alan decides to go on with Toran and his men to see if he can find his sister, while Catalina decides to go to Curaz to live. Everyone tells her that she will have a good life there because women are held sacred and protected there.

So, Curaz is broken into two main clans, with small clans making up the larger clans. The two clans are the Northern and Southern clans. Theon is part of the royal clan of the Southern Clan. The Southen Clan primarily lives underground because of the terrible storms which affect the surface. The women live in one area so that they can be protected easier. When Catalina gets to Curaz, that’s where she goes to live. However, Tarra makes life nearly impossible for her and she decides that she’s going to go live topside.

That’s where she meets and impresses Theon. She is totally unlike any woman he’s ever known, and that is intriguing to him.

OK, you know what time it is. I found this book to be a little darker than some of Hannah’s other books, but we all know that doesn’t bother me one little bit. The story is really well-done. Catalina is pretty wicked awesome and doesn’t let anything stop her. I really liked her a lot. I mostly like Theon too, especially when he doesn’t have his head shoved up his arse. Go check this one out.

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OMG, Tarra and Jeat. May the lice of a thousand camels infest their crotches and may their arms be too short to scratch. They totally deserve all that and more. I’m sure that I could probably come up with some other things, but I’m hoping Hannah has some really good ideas. I’m sure she does, she always does.

I’m really hoping that we get to see more of this world because I want to see what can be made of the Northern Clan now that it has been changed by Catalina. I also would like to see more of the couples that got going in this book, as well as see if others get their HEA. I like Kaid and I hope he gets a mate. That would be really nice. He seemed like a really nice guy.

OK, I’m going to let you all go now. If you like alien stories, this is definitely a good one to get. I also highly recommend everything else that Hannah has written. The stories are sexy and well-written. The male MCs are always Alpha and the heroines are pretty damn badass. I’ll be bringing more aliens tomorrow. Meanwhile, happy reading!

 

Hannah Davenport-Kavvan

Kavvan is the 7th book of Hannah Davenport’s Azziarin series. In this series, the Earth has been invaded by an alien species called the Tureis. They take humans and sell them for slaves. The Tureis have attacked other planets, including the Azziarin planet. Because of that, the Azziarin all hate the Tureis. When they find out that the Tureis have invaded Earth, the Azziarin go and start attacking the Tureis. Along the way, they find that the human women can trigger the mating instinct in Azziarin men.

By the time Kavvan comes around, most of the royal family has been mated to human women, and there are Azziarin men who are asking to go serve on ships near Earth so that they have the chance to meet their mates.

However, that’s not where Kavvan is going. He and his ship are off to another planet so that they can see if there are human women who are being sold off as slaves.

Mandy and Susan have been friends for years. They have both come from not great families, especially Mandy. They have survived the invasion and have been hiding in a book store, until the day that Susan gets bored. Mandy tries to keep her from leaving, but she leaves anyway and gets captured by the Turies. Mandy sneaks aboard the ship to save her, and ends up going to the planet where the auction is, along with Susan. Since she snuck on board, when they get to the planet, Mandy hides again. When Susan goes off to be auctioned off, Mandy gets left behind.

Enter the Azziarin. They save Susan from the auction and take her away on their ship, and leave to go home. Susan is hysterical because they are leaving Mandy behind, so she ends up being sedated, and eventually tells Kavvan what happened and about Mandy. When he’s around Susan, his mating instincts are triggered, but he knows that Susan isn’t his mate, but they become friends.

Mandy has managed to find an enclave of escaped and rescued slaves, where she meets some other humans. That’s where she is when Nikkul, Kavvan’s second, and Kavvan show up.

Ok, That’s the basic set up, you know the deal, after this comes spoilers. If you want to avoid them, go over to Amazon and check out this book. I really enjoyed it. I think it’s a little darker than some of the other books in this series, but it’s handled well.

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While Mandy is in the enclave, one of the humans she meets is a woman named Jane. Jane has already had some tragic events happen in her life. She lost her husband and child before she even got captured by aliens and sold as a slave. When she meets Nikkul, he recognizes her as his mate. They mate quickly and are happy together. On the way home, the Turies attack the ship and Nikkul gets hurt. When they get planet side, he gets taken to the med ward. When he wakes up, he has no memory of Jane, but sees his beloved consort. That devastates Jane, especially since he hasn’t told her about his consort, and the new human women don’t know anything about the Azziarin tradition of having consorts on top of wives or mates. She and all the other humans leave and go to a cabin. Jane ends up killing herself that night, leaving a note to Nikkul that she’s sorry for everything. This is one of the darker elements. This side plot made me really sad, for both Jane and Nikkul. At least Nikkul has his consort by his side to help him through.

Mandy and Kavvan have a lot of their own problems. An enforcer takes her away from the enclave when she runs after seeing Nikkul’s fangs. The enforcer hurts her, drags her away, and almost rapes her. Kavvan shows up right before that happens, but because of that, he tiptoes around her. She is worried that he and Susan are more friendly than they really are, and because of that, she is worried about getting into a relationship with him. However, being a good HEA romance, they eventually work it out and get their happily ever after on.

I enjoy this series. For me, it’s a fairly light, easy read. When I’m looking for something that I know I’ll enjoy, I revisit these books. While there is sex, it’s generally less graphic than some of the other books I like to read, and there isn’t any kink. I give this book 4.5/5 stars.

I received an ARC for my voluntary and honest review of this book, so that’s what you got.