Ristéard's Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Lords of Kassis

Book 4
S. E. Smith LLC
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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. 

Ristéard Roald is the powerful and deadly ruler of Elpidios, a planet that is slowly dying without the Blood Stones needed to absorb the radiation gradually destroying its stratosphere. He has sworn to do whatever it takes to protect his world and his people, but time is running out.

Hope comes from an unexpected source, the Kassis. They have found a way to replicate the Blood Stones needed to save his world, but his first dealings with a traitorous Kassisan has left a deep distrust for the species.

Ricki Bailey is used to dealing with diplomats and handling complex situations. After all, as the daughter of the owners of Cirque de Magik, the most spectacular Circus to the Stars, she is used to organizing their trips to foreign countries. Her life changes when her mother and father decide to take the circus to the real stars… and to another star system!

If she thought learning new laws and customs was going to be a challenge, it was nothing to the sudden interest she was getting from a huge blue male known as the Grand Ruler! Ricki discovers words that she didn’t even realize were in her vocabulary, most of them not in the least polite.

She decides the best way to deal with the arrogant male is to treat him like she did when encountering difficult Consuls during the circus’ travels on Earth; stay cool, calm, and professional and only deal with the facts necessary to complete whatever business transaction was required.

Ristéard is stunned when a strange, alien female, foretold in the ancient tablets as being the great Empress who will save his world, appears. He is even more astonished when she refuses his attentions! With the life of his planet at stake, not to mention his own peace of mind and body, he will do whatever is necessary to ensure the female stays by his side.

Yet, there are forces working against him and Ricki, powerful forces that do not want him to be successful. Dangers and traitors among his own council threaten not only him, but her. It will take all of Ristéard's resources, and a few unexpected allies, to complete the dangerous journey ahead of them.

Can he keep his unwilling Empress safe from those that would destroy her? Better yet, can he save his world when there are those that would destroy it for the treasure of precious Blood Stones hidden somewhere beneath its surface?

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

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Ariel Hamm has always had a tender heart. Her love for her sister, Carmen, and her best friend, Trisha, has always been a priority in her life. But at twenty-eight, she is ready to start focusing on what she wants. After her fiancée unexpectedly ends their engagement, she is searching to redefine who she really is. She’s a pilot but knows flying is not her first love, and finally decides to move to Wyoming and care for the stray and neglected animals that have always captured her heart, but her plans change suddenly when she finds herself on a warship headed for a distant planet! The new plan is to escape and make her way back home.

 

Mandra Reykill never expects to find his true mate so unexpectedly - or so painfully. He knew his older brother was returning home with his true mate and her friends, but never suspected his true mate could be among the women. His dragon recognizes her immediately, and falls in love with the delicate beauty. His symbiot is enchanted with her gentle touch and kindness. Unfortunately, all Mandra the man gets is a stubborn female refusing to acknowledge his claim on her and determined to escape him at the first available moment.

 

To top it off, his nice, orderly life is suddenly turned upside down when his home – and his warship – are suddenly infested with creatures from all over the galaxy!

 

Internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith presents a new action-packed story full of romance and adventure. Brimming with her signature humor, vivid landscapes, and beloved characters, this book is sure to be another fan favorite!

 

Main Content: 223 (6x9) pages, 78,700 words

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Feb 6, 2015
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284
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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. 

River Knight was looking forward to a peaceful vacation in the mountains with her two best friends, Jo and Star, sisters of the heart.  When she travels up into the mountains of North Carolina to the cabin Star has rented for them she is shocked when she finds the two sisters being abducted.  Following them, she discovers their abductors are anything but human.

Sneaking aboard the shuttle in an attempt to rescue them, she finds herself on an unplanned vacation to the stars.  In a desperate attempt to save Jo and Star, River makes a deal with a group of other aliens who had also been captured – she’ll release them if they promise to return the three girls to their home.

Torak Ja Kel Coradon, Leader of the House of Kassis and next ruler of the Kassis Galaxy, has other plans when he sees the blue-eyed warrior woman. He plans on claiming her for himself and the only home he has plans on her returning to is his. 

The three women are believed to be the Prophesized warriors sent to join forces to bring peace to the House of Kassis.   Worlds collide when the male dominated world meets three circus performers who use their talents to fight for those they love.   

When an assassin threatens Torak’s life, River has to show him even a circus performer can be a warrior when challenged.  The biggest challenge is to Torak’s mind as he discovers women from other galaxies are more than they seem. 

Can their love overcome the chasm of a few million light years or will an assassin end it all?

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

Related series:

Magic, New Mexico

The Alliance

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance; shifter romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; paranormal series; Urban fantasy.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. 

Star Strauss has always been a fighter. From the time she was born prematurely to her life on the road as a circus performer. She has never let her small stature keep her from achieving her dreams. She is one of the best aerial performers in the world. Her love of being up high and flying free has helped her overcome the challenges she faces when she is on the ground. Only her circus family, her sister, and her best friend have ever really understood her need for freedom. Her life changes when she finds herself on a distant world where every creature seems to tower over her.

Jazin Ja Kel Coradon is the third son of the ruling House of Kassis. He is known not only for his skills as a fierce warrior, but for his knowledge of communication, security, and weapons systems. This knowledge has increased the effectiveness of the Kassis defenses protecting their world from attack from a new group of rebels who threaten their very existence. He will fight until his last breath to protect his people.

His life changes when he meets a tiny creature who is unlike anything he has ever seen. She is tiny, delicate, and beautiful. The problem is she is also the strongest, most stubborn female he has ever met. She refuses to do what he tells her, she defies him at every turn, and doesn’t seem to understand that all he wants to do is protect her. If he could just get her to stay in the nice safe bubble he has created for her, his life would be so much simpler!

Star had enough of people back home trying to put her in a glass box, she wasn’t about to let anyone on an alien world try to put her in one! When the man she loves is kidnapped, she will do what she does best. She will use her skills as a performer to rescue him from the men determined to extract the information they need to bring down the Kassis defense system before they kill him.

Sometimes being small has its advantages. The enemy never expects a pint-size female to have the strength of a warrior and a stubborn warrior is about to find out he has a partner who can stand tall with him in the face of danger.

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

Related series:

Magic, New Mexico

The Alliance

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance; shifter romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; paranormal series; Urban fantasy.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.

Jo Strauss was committed to two things in her life – her family and her life as an acrobat/high-wire performer. She takes both very seriously. Her life was orderly, in control, and she was finally settling down in one place so she could spend more time with her parents instead of moving all over the world every few weeks. To celebrate her and younger sister Star’s one year anniversary away from the circus they had grown up with, she and Star were meeting River Knight, their childhood friend and sister of the heart, for a vacation in the mountains in North Carolina.

Everything goes as planned until she and her sisters are kidnapped. Now, she finds herself transported to another world. Aliens, warships, battles and a certain male were not in the carefully detailed plans she had mapped out for her life.

Manota Ja Kel Coradon is the second son of the ruling House of Kassis. He is known as the dark brother, a reputation that he lives up to. He has fought hard to protect his family and the people of Kassis, at times sacrificing parts of his soul to do so. His knowledge, skills and development of weaponry are legendary. His skill as a warrior bring shivers of fear to his opponents who know he never gives mercy to any who stand in his way.

Manota is in total control of his world until one slender, feisty alien female crashes through the shields he has placed around his heart. She is fearless, determined and stubborn. She absolutely refuses to cower before him, no matter how much he growls! He is determined to protect her and claim her as his own but there is one little problem – she will not agree to accept his claim unless he returns for her parents.

Now, he has even bigger problems – that come in all different shapes, sizes and species! The return trip is fraught with enough dangers, but Jo and Star’s parents aren’t the only ones coming back to Kassis - so is the circus family who had gathered to help look for their missing family members.

Traitors, pirates and Mimes are just the tip of the iceberg of trouble gliding through warp speed to his home world. Manota is about to learn that the prophecy that was foretold centuries before is true. His mate is just as much of a warrior as he is and she comes with backup when an old enemy attacks!

Lords of Kassis’ Series

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

Related series:

Magic, New Mexico

The Alliance

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance; shifter romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; paranormal series; Urban fantasy.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5


New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. 

River Knight was looking forward to a peaceful vacation in the mountains with her two best friends, Jo and Star, sisters of the heart.  When she travels up into the mountains of North Carolina to the cabin Star has rented for them she is shocked when she finds the two sisters being abducted.  Following them, she discovers their abductors are anything but human.

Sneaking aboard the shuttle in an attempt to rescue them, she finds herself on an unplanned vacation to the stars.  In a desperate attempt to save Jo and Star, River makes a deal with a group of other aliens who had also been captured – she’ll release them if they promise to return the three girls to their home.

Torak Ja Kel Coradon, Leader of the House of Kassis and next ruler of the Kassis Galaxy, has other plans when he sees the blue-eyed warrior woman. He plans on claiming her for himself and the only home he has plans on her returning to is his. 

The three women are believed to be the Prophesized warriors sent to join forces to bring peace to the House of Kassis.   Worlds collide when the male dominated world meets three circus performers who use their talents to fight for those they love.   

When an assassin threatens Torak’s life, River has to show him even a circus performer can be a warrior when challenged.  The biggest challenge is to Torak’s mind as he discovers women from other galaxies are more than they seem. 

Can their love overcome the chasm of a few million light years or will an assassin end it all?

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

Related series:

Magic, New Mexico

The Alliance

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance; shifter romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; paranormal series; Urban fantasy.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.

Sometimes it takes losing the one thing closest to a warrior’s heart to wake the beast that lives inside him…

Saber, a wounded Trivator, believes he is no longer a fit warrior, much less strong enough to claim a mate. Scarred, he does everything in his power to push away the delicate human female he has fallen in love with. He knows that she deserves a warrior who can protect her, not one that will need her constant help.

Taylor Sampson may be human, but that doesn’t make her weak. She and her two older sisters survived living on Earth for four years after their world went crazy. She is all grown up now and has her eye on the one stubborn Trivator that captured her heart seven years before. 

Taylor has one last requirement in order to complete her schooling. Once she finishes, she plans to show Saber that he is the man she wants, but when the planet she is on erupts into a civil war, she is trapped behind enemy lines. When Saber discovers that Taylor has been left behind, the warrior inside him refuses to think of her as collateral damage in a savage battle for power. 

Journey to a lawless, alien world and discover what happens when the beast awakens inside a damaged Trivator warrior when the woman he loves is threatened. 

More books in the Alliance series:

Hunter’s Claim: The Alliance Book 1

Razor’s Traitorous Heart: The Alliance Book 2

Dagger’s Hope: The Alliance Book 3

Saber’s Challenge: The Alliance Book 4

Destin’s Hold: The Alliance Book 5

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Lords of Kassis

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Internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance, S.E. Smith, brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world!

Destin Parks will do whatever it takes to rebuild the city he calls home, even if it means working with another alien ambassador. Her predecessor left him hesitant to trust the alien diplomats assigned to Chicago’s rebuilding, but Destin knows that if he refuses to work with them, he will be replaced, and he won’t give them the satisfaction.

Jersula Ikera was assigned to Earth by the Alliance Council. The Council hopes her logical mind and calm demeanor will resolve the upheaval caused by the last ambassador. Jersula has fought hard for her position, and while not pleased with her current assignment to liaise with humans, she will do her best to help rebuild the world its inhabitants have destroyed. What she does not anticipate is her reaction to the hardheaded human male that she has been assigned to work with. His ability to get under her skin and ignite a flame inside her is quite alarming, mystifying, and leaves her questioning her own sanity.

When Jersula uncovers an alien cartel’s plans to traffic human women and children, a near fatal attack leaves her unable to trust anyone but Destin, who can't bring himself to trust her in return. Together, Destin and Jersula race to stop the cartel before anyone is taken off-planet, but the traffickers are not the only ones they are fighting against; Waxian and Drethulan forces have targeted Earth.

Can Destin and Jersula stop the traffickers and prevent the deadly forces of the Waxians and Drethulans from destroying the progress they have made? Will the Alliance be able to protect Destin when the enemy discovers his connection to a powerful Alliance family? The battle for Earth has just become personal.

More books in the Alliance series:

Hunter’s Claim: The Alliance Book 1

Razor’s Traitorous Heart: The Alliance Book 2

Dagger’s Hope: The Alliance Book 3

Saber’s Challenge: The Alliance Book 4

Destin’s Hold: The Alliance Book 5

Related series:

Lords of Kassis

Magic, New Mexico

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; Urban fantasy; paranormal series.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5

 

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. 

Star Strauss has always been a fighter. From the time she was born prematurely to her life on the road as a circus performer. She has never let her small stature keep her from achieving her dreams. She is one of the best aerial performers in the world. Her love of being up high and flying free has helped her overcome the challenges she faces when she is on the ground. Only her circus family, her sister, and her best friend have ever really understood her need for freedom. Her life changes when she finds herself on a distant world where every creature seems to tower over her.

Jazin Ja Kel Coradon is the third son of the ruling House of Kassis. He is known not only for his skills as a fierce warrior, but for his knowledge of communication, security, and weapons systems. This knowledge has increased the effectiveness of the Kassis defenses protecting their world from attack from a new group of rebels who threaten their very existence. He will fight until his last breath to protect his people.

His life changes when he meets a tiny creature who is unlike anything he has ever seen. She is tiny, delicate, and beautiful. The problem is she is also the strongest, most stubborn female he has ever met. She refuses to do what he tells her, she defies him at every turn, and doesn’t seem to understand that all he wants to do is protect her. If he could just get her to stay in the nice safe bubble he has created for her, his life would be so much simpler!

Star had enough of people back home trying to put her in a glass box, she wasn’t about to let anyone on an alien world try to put her in one! When the man she loves is kidnapped, she will do what she does best. She will use her skills as a performer to rescue him from the men determined to extract the information they need to bring down the Kassis defense system before they kill him.

Sometimes being small has its advantages. The enemy never expects a pint-size female to have the strength of a warrior and a stubborn warrior is about to find out he has a partner who can stand tall with him in the face of danger.

More books in the Lords of Kassis series:

River’s Run: Lords of Kassis Book 1

Star’s Storm: Lords of Kassis Book 2

Jo’s Journey: Lords of Kassis Book 3

Risteard’s Unwilling Empress: Lords of Kassis Book 4

Rescuing Mattie: Lords of Kassis Book 3.1

Related series:

Magic, New Mexico

The Alliance

Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance; shifter romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; paranormal series; Urban fantasy.

http://sesmithfl.com

https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5

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