Merrick's Maiden

Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman

7 hr 15 min

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author S.E. Smith brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world.

Merrick Ta'Duran is the powerful leader of the Eastern Mountain Clan on the Prime world of Baade. His people, known as the Ghosts of the Forests, live high in the Eastern Mountains. Merrick feels the weight of responsibility as the males within his clan become desperate to find mates among the few remaining females. When word comes that a new species has been discovered, he knows he must do what is right for his people, even if it means traveling to a strange, alien realm to do it.

Merrick's world changes when he is injured and captured by a ruthless group of humans. Drugged and held against his will, he is the subject of experiments and testing as the humans try to discover where he came from and to duplicate his strength and ability to heal quickly. After months of captivity, he fears his life will end on the strange world-until one chance encounter gives him hope.

Addie Banks' life has been one of silence since a devastating illness when she was sixteen. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she goes to school during the day and works at night to put herself through college. Her life unexpectedly changes when she stumbles across something she wasn't supposed to see while at work. Now, she hears a voice in her head, and it is driving her crazy. Her only hope for peace is to help the creature talking to her to escape from the men holding him.

Merrick knows the female who helps him is his bond mate. She may deny it. She may fight it. She may even try to run from it, but it won't matter. She is his, and he will do everything he can to convince her: hold her or even kidnap her if that is what it takes to make her realize that they belong together.

Will Addie hear the love and longing in Merrick's voice? Can she trust and accept the new life he has to offer? Or will a ruthless killer silence him before she gets a chance?

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Blackstone Audio Inc.
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 5, 2016
Read more
Collapse
Duration
7h 15m 31s
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781504712118
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Read more
Collapse
Export option
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Listening information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to listen online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

Lieutenant Commander Ashton "Ash" Haze has always embraced two things in his life: adventure and women. But when he awakens on an alien planet, there's no time for anything other than survival-or so he thinks.

Kella Ta'Qui is one of the Turbinta-a guild that discards their genetic identities in favor of what they train to become: assassins. Kella has been honing this deadly skill set since she was taken from her home as a child to train. Her first mission is to find and kill whatever was inside the unusual capsule that landed on Tesla Terra, but predator becomes prey when she is wounded by her target. Dazed and confused, she stumbles into a group who plan to sell her to the highest bidder-until a rescuer appears.

Ash has always been a troublemaker, and his Navy training ensured that he was able to handle almost anything thrown his way in the past. But when he enters a city in the middle of the desert and discovers a wounded alien woman, nothing could have prepared him for how she affects him. He soon learns that she knows where his fellow crew member might be located, and that knowledge unwittingly thrusts him into the middle of a local civil war. The fight begins, and the race is on to find the other members of Project Gliese 581g crew before the Legion does.

Can an easygoing Navy pilot and an alien assassin work together to reach the location of one of the other capsules on the cutthroat Turbintan planet, or will Ash find himself served up to the Legion for the highest number of credits? Whatever happens, the war has begun with the first awakening of the resistance-a resistance that Ash unwittingly volunteered to fight for.

Two warriors-one mission: survival ...

Sergi Lazaroff is a weapons expert and a spy for the Russian FSB. Assigned to the Project Gliese 581g exploration team as a mission specialist, his job was supposed to be simple-learn all he could about the man-made object in space that no one from Earth made, and return home to convey that valuable information to the FSB. When he wakes up on an alien planet in an escape pod, Sergi knows the last part of his mission will be impossible. Instead, he'll have to use every trick he has to survive in a world where he doesn't know the rules.

La'Rue Gant has landed on a planet belonging entirely to assassins for one reason only: one of the mysterious pods that everyone is looking for landed here. It's worth a lot of credits, and she currently needs credits so desperately that she'll even take them from the Director of the Legion himself: Andronikos. In the meantime, she's trying very hard not to think about how many lives Andronikos has destroyed in this ridiculous war, or why he's so interested in someone bringing him these pods, because she needs to collect this bounty! The pod itself was surprisingly not difficult to find, but actually getting it to her ship when the competition and the previous occupant of the pod are larking about ... is proving a bit difficult ... really, really difficult. The hunter becomes hunted, and nothing is turning out like La'Rue thought it would ...

Caught in the middle of an alien civil war, two fighters from vastly different backgrounds must come together to fight for the survival of the Knights of the Gallant Order as the Legion forces close in around them. Can they slip through the traps set up to snare them, or will the Legion Director finally capture not one, but two of the prophesied ancient Knights of the Gallant Order?

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and paranormal romance comes another story full of action, adventure, and suspense to transport readers out of this world.

Tansy, the middle daughter of the three Bell sisters, has always been a little different, even for a Bell. Like a chameleon, she can change her appearance and personality to blend in almost anywhere, and she uses this talent to bring to justice some of the worst criminals in the world.

Mak 'Tag Krell Manok is the wild one of his four brothers. He is known for his huge size, hot temper, fierce strength, and skills as a warrior. Few men in any galaxy dare to challenge him and live. Frustrated at his failure to find females compatible with a Prime male, he returns to his home world only to discover his oldest brother has found his bond mate in an unusual species known as a human. What is even more astonishing is Mak's reaction to an image of the sister of his brother's bond mate.

Mak has set a new course for Earth and for Tansy, the female who stirs his blood to fire. But first, he has to find her. Next, he has to convince her she belongs to him. And if all else fails, he will just take her. After all, she is delicate and fragile, no match for a Prime warrior. What Mak doesn't expect is to find her in trouble and fighting for her life. Now, he must save her before it is too late. But even then there is no guarantee that she will come with him, for this small, fragile female has the strength and determination of twenty Prime males and values her independence. Mak is about to learn that big trouble can come in very small packages and that there is one person in the universe not afraid to stand up to him-even if she is afraid to love him.

Can he keep her alive long enough to realize she is the perfect mate for an untamed warrior, or will the men determined to kill her take not only her life but his as well?

Lieutenant Commander Ashton "Ash" Haze has always embraced two things in his life: adventure and women. But when he awakens on an alien planet, there's no time for anything other than survival-or so he thinks.

Kella Ta'Qui is one of the Turbinta-a guild that discards their genetic identities in favor of what they train to become: assassins. Kella has been honing this deadly skill set since she was taken from her home as a child to train. Her first mission is to find and kill whatever was inside the unusual capsule that landed on Tesla Terra, but predator becomes prey when she is wounded by her target. Dazed and confused, she stumbles into a group who plan to sell her to the highest bidder-until a rescuer appears.

Ash has always been a troublemaker, and his Navy training ensured that he was able to handle almost anything thrown his way in the past. But when he enters a city in the middle of the desert and discovers a wounded alien woman, nothing could have prepared him for how she affects him. He soon learns that she knows where his fellow crew member might be located, and that knowledge unwittingly thrusts him into the middle of a local civil war. The fight begins, and the race is on to find the other members of Project Gliese 581g crew before the Legion does.

Can an easygoing Navy pilot and an alien assassin work together to reach the location of one of the other capsules on the cutthroat Turbintan planet, or will Ash find himself served up to the Legion for the highest number of credits? Whatever happens, the war has begun with the first awakening of the resistance-a resistance that Ash unwittingly volunteered to fight for.

Jaguin is one of the finest trackers on Valdier, where females are few and true mates almost nonexistent. He has never been successful at finding his true mate, and that failure is eating away at him and his dragon. Even his symbiot is feeling the strain as the centuries crawl by with no end to the emptiness gnawing away at them. But hope flares with the discovery of a species that is compatible with their own.Jaguin is rewarded for his help in tracking one of the Lord's stubborn females with the promise of a chance to find his own true mate on the planet called Earth.Sara Wilson is a botanist working with Columbiana University. Her love for plants and their potential for medicinal uses consume her life. She feels confident she is on the verge of a breakthrough when she is kidnapped by a cartel boss with revenge on his mind-a revenge that not only comes close to taking her life but will change it forever.After a fruitless search for his mate, Jaguin accepts one last assignment to guard Lord Creon's mate, Carmen, during a mission to seek justice against the man who brutally murdered her husband back on Earth. Instead, he finds his true mate in the man's cruel clutches, barely clinging to life. His only thought is to spirit her away, where he and his symbiot can heal her and his dragon can claim her.The scars left during her captivity run deep inside Sara as she struggles to come to terms with her new life. She is no longer on Earth, but the fear and terror still haunt her. She needs time to discover who she is again and whether this is a life she can accept.Can Jaguin's love heal the scars on the inside, or will his true mate believe she has traded one monster for another?
A Dragonlings' Haunted HalloweenDuring one of her many excursions exploring the palace, Cara Truman discovers a vast underground chamber that turns out to be the perfect place for her next invention. Soon, her dream of building the ultimate playground for the dragonlings is a reality.When Abby laughingly mentions the new playground looks like the perfect place to have a Halloween party, Cara goes into high gear to create the perfect haunted house adventure for the babies. The fun kicks into high gear when the men discover what Cara has been up to and decide to "test" the playground first!Cara has no idea that her new project would create a sense of panic, wonder, or hilarious consequences in the palace when she unveils it. Discover what happens when another Earth holiday is unveiled, with the help from a couple of mischievous goddesses, the symbiots, and dragonlings in A Dragonlings' Haunted Halloween.Night of the Demented SymbiotsThe dragonlings and their besties are excited about the preparations for another Halloween holiday. As the night of the festival draws closer, the dragonlings, Roam, and Alice discover a threat to the newest members of their families: the Queen of the Demented Symbiots plans to send her minions to capture the newest babies and take them to the land of Halloween where she lives. With their parents busy organizing the huge festival for the people of Valdier in an underground cavern, the dragonlings and their friends are left with no choice but to prepare for the ultimate battle-to save Morah, Leo, and Hope from the Queen of the Demented Symbiots. Join in a holiday adventure that you won't forget as the little ones use their special skills to protect their friends and family in Night of the Demented Symbiots.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.