No Refuge

Annie Nicholas
No Refuge
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Lyrical Press
Release Date
April 2014
Book 1 of Known Universe
Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Life on the run can be very lonely.

Hunted to near extinction by an alien race called the Ko, my people have run from Earth and drifted so far among the stars we can't remember the way back. We live everywhere, but call nowhere home. The Ko want us erased from existence and memory. They don't even want our DNA in the space dust. Humans disguise themselves as other alien species and hide in plain sight. It's the only way we can survive.

I believe in the myth of Earth. I've even discovered a bona fide book written in the dead language of my people. My man, Brody, dreams of a secret human colony. He's searched for years, hunting any rumor we've run across, and finally he's made contact. Usually, he's the one grounding me to station and keeping my head out of the atmosphere. Time for me to return the favor…that is, if I can ditch the Ko who've discovered me, thanks to my incessant artifact-hunting. If we don't make our rendezvous, and the Ko don't kill me, Brody just might…

CONTENT WARNING: Aliens, cargo ships, and a fast paced race against all odds.

Book Review by Evampire (reviewer)
Mar 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
196 people found the following review helpful
Ever wonder what the world would be like if humans were the minority? What if they had to hide throughout the galaxy or be exterminated? What would you do? This is the first novella in a new science fiction fantasy that intrigues with just such a scenario and has the reader pondering those very things.

This fast-paced and action-packed plot keeps the reader on their toes. The author describes the events with vivid imagery and details that capture the imagination. The characters are strong, compelling, easily related to and draw the reader deeper into the story as the reader follows them on their adventure.

The chemistry between Lucy and Brody burns up the pages, but there is little time for romance as the couple is on the run for their very lives from the hated Ko. The reader gets caught up in their fight for survival and their hope to find the secret human colony that they're not even sure exists. Lucy definitely stands out as a very spirited young woman and Brody is the protective young man who just wants to make life better for his mate.

This is definitely an enjoyable quick read that takes the reader on a adventurous race that gets the adrenalin pumping. I do wish that it had been a little longer and given us more detail in the world building, but that could be set up for future books in the series. So I will definitely be looking for the next one to see just how the humans are faring in this world of conflict.
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