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The Aledan Psion, Christine Myers

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When Michelle Marlow, a latent telepath, first touched Hankura Narcaza’s mind when they were children, he barely knew what psi-mates were. But as an adult he could no longer deny their connection. When she is nearly killed in a street fight on the dystopian Earth of the distant future, Hankura knows he must go there and find her for his soul to ever know peace, no matter that it could very well cost him his life

Compelled by his family to return to Aledus, Hankura takes Michell with him. Life on Aledus is complicated by family dynamics and discriminatory laws against psions. Life on Aledus for the psi-mates is more difficult than they ever dreamed. 

The Aledan Psion is a science fiction tale with a twist as it has a prominent theme of romance… a very compelling theme I may add! The themes woven throughout this book are quite naturally sensational; Christine Myers manages to weave ideas I never thought would be able to mesh well but she does so in the most sound of ways, and this characteristic is just one of the many concepts that make The Aledan Psion so remarkable.

The Aledan Psion follows the male protagonist of the novel, Hankura Narcaza, a young man who we meet as he wakes from a nightmare that involves an exceptional young woman called Michelle Marlow. Michelle Marlow is a telepath and over twenty years ago, she mind-linked with Hankura because she felt a connection that she could not shake. Hankura, despite being older is still connected with Michelle so when he awakes from a terrifying nightmare, one that panics him he knows he must do something. In his dream he envisions Michelle, only Michelle is not safe and is in fact in grave danger… or is she? In his vision, he feels Michelle needing him and it unsettles him as something does not feel right and so he must embark on a dangerous mission to find and help Michelle before it is too late.

The reader will be taken on a breathtaking journey to a dystopian Earth in which crime is rife and back again to Aledus. The result is an extremely engaging, fast-paced journey that will take readers on a voyage through space and time and this book lovers, is the general premise of the outstanding tale that is The Aledan Psion.

The story of The Aledan Psion is one that delighted me early on, and I believe this is down to the expressive powers courtesy of the excellent author, Christine Myers and her flawless creation of both Hankura and Michelle. When I first started to read this book, I was lost in Hankura’s easy to read but in-depth narrative. Hankura’s personalty jumped right off the page and into my heart, and I knew from that point onwards that I was invested in his story, but also the general plot of the book.

Christine Myers is a force to be reckoned with because she has accomplished the impossible… a brilliant science fiction, romantic tale that is not cheesy! Sadly, I read a lot of sci-fi romance novels that are generic and lackluster so to read a book that manages to blend the two themes supremely is phenomenal and I have Myers to thank for this. Not only is Myers an expert at weaving ideas, she is also extraordinary at developing the world of Aledus and the world of dystopian Earth to an incredible amount and placing the reader right in it. The reader will be able to entirely set themselves in the futuristic worlds and the result is pure excitement and awe.

As The Aledan Psion is a dramatic science fiction tale with hints of romance laced throughout, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book a stellar Five Stars! So please, if you are looking for an exceptional science fiction tale then read this book and get lost in an incredible world!

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ALEDAN SERIES BOOK 5

 

AMAZON

Earlier last year I had debated whether to draft the fifth book in the Aledan Series. Then I revised and re-branded the series with new book covers and new scenes. I also published a free prequel to tell Hankura and Chelle’s stories from the beginning.

Now I have completed Psion’s Children, the fifth book in the Aledan Series:

Jamerin Narcaza was the strongest human psion alive. They called him the Promised One; his mission was to free the Psions of Aledus. Only the Wholaskans of Velran were strong enough to control him, so they taught him to control himself by following the strict Psion Code of Ethics.

Because he revered the Wholaskans Jamerin adhered to those principals until he met her. Parei was his psi-mate, and they were going to take her away. That’s when he went against everything he had been taught to control his parents’ minds and make them let Parei stay.

How could a boy so bad be destined to perform a task so honorable? Can the Wholaskan’s reform him where his parents can’t? Will he destroy their minds like his grandmother nearly had years before he was born?

Can he really free the minds of Aledus?

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Excerpt from Psion’s Children:

Three children were not so happy to be coming back to Oltarin: Jamerin, his sister Lara and Parei.

“We are psi-mates,” Jamerin said to Parei. “We will be life mates.  We should stay together.”

“And you’re my best friend,” Lara added.  They were alone in the tiny playroom of the Sential Trader.

“And you both are my best friends,” Parei replied.  She and Jamerin were eight and Lara was five. “But Mommy says we are too young.  We have to be grown up to be life mates.”

“Our parents said the same thing,” said Jamerin. “But, I already knew that. Mesgar told me. He knew we would meet and said that we would be together forever—someday. But I want it to be now so we can play and do school, ride our horses, and have fun together.”

“I know,” Parei sighed. “I want that, too. But we can’t.  Mommy said that your Dad told her we will still be connected in our dreams when we are apart—like your dad and mom.”

“That’s not enough,” Jamerin asserted. “We can take you with us, and they won’t even know you’re gone.  I know how we can do it…”

“Parei is so upset.  I don’t know what to do,” Rona mused.  “She wants us to let her stay on Oltarin with Jamerin.  They’re only eight. I don’t want to be apart from her that long. We only come around here every two years.”

“We feel the same way,” Chelle said. “Jamerin and Lara are upset too.”

“We reminded him of Mesgar’s teachings and told him about our psi-mating,” said Hankura.  “Chelle and I never met face to face until twenty years after we touched minds. I even shared the memories with him. He said it was different because we didn’t get to spend six months playing together and then get split apart.”

“He’s right,” Chelle agreed.  “We were never quite real to each other until we met.”

“So, what do we do?” Parei’s mother asked. “Put them into stasis until they turn eighteen?”

“That would only solve one problem and restrict their natural development,” Hankura said with a rueful grin. “We could sedate them for a few days to give them time to adjust to the separation.”

“What about stasis for just a couple months?” Captain Otian, Parei’s stepfather, suggested.

“Their separation anxiety would still feel just as fresh as it does now,” Chelle said. “Mild sedation could take the edge off. Then after a few days taper it and encourage them to connect with telepathy.  Psi-mates can do that.”

“We should start the meds today since we only have three days until we touch down.  I’ll bring you enough for a few days before we turn in tonight.” Hankura said.

“I don’t think we have a choice,” Parei’s mother said.  “They can’t be together for ten more years.  It’s bad enough they will only see each other every two years—but Otian’s life—our life is out there. She gestured toward the stars.”

“It will be fine,” Chelle told her, “this is different than for Hankura and me.  They have us to take care of them until they can be together.  It will give them something to look forward to.”…..

Hankura, what are we going to do? They won’t let us in, and we can’t make them. Everything was going fine until they met Parei.

I know. It was bad timing all around. They’ve had six months to bond, and now we want to separate them, and they are resisting—punishing us for keeping them apart.

Should we have let Jamerin stay with Parei?  They’re only eight—not ready for a psi-mate bond.

We can’t break the psi-mate bond….

We wouldn’t if we could.

Perhaps we can convince him to put it away for when he is older.

First, we must get him to listen to us, and neither Jamerin nor Lara are letting us in right now. And he is stronger than both of us combined.

This was damned bad timing for psi-mating.  Everything was under control until this. I think we should sedate them at bedtime for the next few days and then try to reason with them. We can’t force them to do anything. Medication is a temporary solution. Jamerin must remember that psi-mating is for mating and having children which must wait until he is an adult. He’s years from puberty, I doubt he is motivated by the mating instinct.  I never felt it until I became sexually active at nineteen.  Only then did I start having sex dreams about you.

But we never met face to face as children. There was no time for the bond to strengthen before you were whisked away to Velran.

This was so unexpected. We shouldn’t have let them spend the last six months together. Then, how long would we have waited for another transport back to Oltarin? Besides, we already have millions invested in the Sential Trader.

…And been through so much with Otian and the rest of the crew. They are our friends. They came back to Velran just for us.

We should have foreseen the problem we’re facing now.

We just wanted to come home.

And here we are.

Jamerin and Lara were apparently asleep when the hovercraft set down at their mountain home.  They were still blocking their parents’ telepathy so they couldn’t be sure.  It was past their bedtime.  Orin Hart, the big Tregan they’d saved on Zevus Mar was waiting just inside the hoverport when they touched down. He carried Jamerin, Hankura carried Lara, and Chelle carried baby Calan into the house to put them to bed. They had been dressed in comfortable lounging clothes in anticipation they would fall asleep before arriving home.

Hankura and Chelle decided to administer the sedatives to blunt their emotions temporarily until they could resolve the issue of separating Jamerin from his psi-mate.  Once they put their children to bed, they fell into bed exhausted. They didn’t discover anything amiss until breakfast the next morning.

Neither Hankura nor Chelle surprised that Jamerin and Lara didn’t wake up to share the morning meal with them due to the sedative administered.  It was Orin Hart’s question that puzzled them.

“Where is your hovercraft?”

“It’s not in the port?” Hankura frowned.

“Nope.” Orin shook his head.

“But everyone is here. Lara and Jamerin are still asleep,” Chelle said.

“Did you check on them?” Orin asked.

“I did,” Hankura said. “Go see for yourself,” he added, suddenly not so sure he saw what he thought he saw.

Orin nodded and strode down the hallway, stopping first at Jamerin’s room then Lara’s. “They aren’t here,” he called back.

Both Hankura and Chelle jumped up from the table and ran to their children’s rooms.  They saw two beds occupied with sleeping children.  “Orin, they’re right there,” Hankura insisted.

Orin shook his head, uncertainly. “They are not.”

Though he couldn’t read the Tregan’s thoughts, he could tell by his facial expression that he wasn’t joking.  Hankura went and looked again into Jamerin’s room and still saw his sleeping son in the bed.  He blinked and shook his head, but the vision didn’t change.  He knew that Chelle was seeing Lara sleeping in her room. A frisson of fear crept up and down their spines as they suspected what was happening.

Jamerin!

PSION FACTOR Aledan Series Book 4

The story opens with the introduction of Captain Otian and his crew, forced to land on the backwater planet of Oltarin because of a blown star drive with no funds to replace it. Enter Hankura, who needs passage for himself and his family to Velran to help their son who’s been in a catatonic state since his psionic powers started dawning. No other starship will take them because their children are both dawning psions. Otian and his crew are leery but agree to take the chance in exchange for funds to repair their ship.

Meanwhile, their friend Delmran from Hankura’s childhood with whom they served on the Searching Star arrives on Velran to become Security Chief of the Federation Embassy there. On arrival, Delmran meets Lishaad, a covert agent for the Federation operating as the Emperor’s mistress. As soon as he shakes her hand there is an instant attraction which Lishaad tries to deny, so Delmran backs off. But, Lishaad is not unaffected as she tries to make him believe and trying to hide her feelings makes Delmran believe she is a double agent.

Will Jamerin get the help he needs? Why are the Tregans so interested in Hankura’s family? Can Delmran trust Lishaad to help protect them?

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Aledan Series Book 3 – Surviving Zevus Mar

What if you could share love in its purest form mind to mind all in the span of a thought? What if you could feel what they feel when you touch them and know beyond all doubt that you are loved as well? What if someone took that person from you and did unspeakable things to hurt them—and you felt all that pain as though it were your own? What would you do to make it stop? How do you go on with your life afterward?

As we left psion mates Hankura and Chelle at the end of Oltarin, Hankura was Chief Medical Officer and Chelle was Med-tech on the Searching Star exploration ship.

The ship is captured by a Tregan invaders at Zevus Mar . The takeover is violent and bloody. Hankura must surrender or watch them kill his wife. He feels her anguish through their telepathic bond when she is raped and tortured. He vows to free her, watching and waiting for his chance. (Note: Rape and torture are not discussed or depicted in detail but instead the emotional impact on those victimized.)

Hankura feels her torment and her despair. He knows she is on the brink of either being killed or killing herself. There’s no more time to wait for rescue. He makes his break by killing every Tregan soldier who gets in his way.

Orin Hart, created of genetically engineered Tregan fighting stock, was stolen from the breeding program and raised as a normal child. Appalled by the atrocities done by his fellow soldiers, Orin kills them to save a little boy and his governess from being murdered. The boy, Lanimer, is the son of Hankura’s old friend Mikal who was killed before Orin could stop them.

The memories of what Hankura and Chelle suffered at the hands of the Tregans continue to haunt them after it is over. It begins to tear the psion mates apart. Is love enough to bring them back together?

This was not an easy book to write and parts may be difficult to read. I think you will find parallels ripped from the headlines, but there are also many stories of how the human spirit triumphs in the face of adversity. This is one of those stories.

Available now at Amazon.

Aledan Series Book 2 is Live! OLTARIN The Horse Clans Colony

 

SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE

Hankura and Chelle continue their life together joining the crew of the Searching Star. This is an exploration ship with a mission to find new worlds for colonization and reconnect with lost colonies. Their lives are on an intersecting course with the horse clans of Oltarin a lost colony in the midst of a 500 year old blood feud primarily between the mountain clans and the lake clans. Their society devolved from space faring into rival clans who rode horses and fought each other with swords, knives, and crossbows.

On his way to send the message from the ancient shuttle, Brandt McKell, son of the Mountain clans’ chieftain rides to help a lone rider being chased by four renegades. He can hardly believe his luck when that rider turns out to be the daughter of the Lake clans’ chieftain—his deadly enemy. It’s not exactly love at first sight, but sparks fly and passion ignites.
It’s up to the crew of the Searching Star to determine if these people can settle their differences and claim their rightful place in the Federation.

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PSION The Aledan Series Book 1

When Michelle Marlow, a latent telepath, first touched Hankura Narcaza’s mind when they were children, he barely knew what psi-mates were. But as an adult he could no longer deny their connection. When she is nearly killed in a street fight on the dystopian Earth of the distant future, Hankura knows he must go there and find her for his soul to ever know peace, no matter that it could very well cost him his life

Compelled by his family to return to Aledus, Hankura takes Michell with him. Life on Aledus is complicated by family dynamics and discriminatory laws against psions. Life on Aledus for the psi-mates is more difficult than they ever dreamed.

The Aledan Series is romance set in space opera, part science fiction, part adventure and part family saga. It starts with Hankura and Chelle whose love story is carried through the series plus a new romance in each subsequent book of the series.

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The Prequel

The cover for the new Prequel to the Aledan Series depicts the couple at the heart of the series exactly as I imagined them.

The ten year old child, Hankura Narcaza, is sent from his home on Aledus to Velran to learn how to control his telepathic abilities.

Michelle “Chelle” Marlow is an orphaned five year old on a dystopian Earth of the future is left alone in a dark alley to wait for her older brother to come back for her.

Two scared and lonely children reach out with their minds and a bond is formed that will change their lives forever.  To learn how their story begins click Here. It’s FREE.

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