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Riana's terrified of these fierce Kordolians. They fight like demons and possess strange alien technology that makes them damn hard to kill.

After her nerve-wracking experience on the superfreighter Hendrix II, she wants nothing to do with them. All she wants to do is live a peaceful Kordolian-free life back on Earth. Too bad the Board of Corrections is on her case over past misdemeanors. Too bad someone's trying to kill her. She has no idea why. Too bad the only one who can keep her safe is a scary-hot, silent alien with coldfire eyes and a very sharp sword. But hey, at least she doesn't have to deal with flesh-eating insectoid monsters anymore.

The only monster she has to deal with now is a silver-skinned one named Kail. And he's more than a match for her attackers. That's reassuring...right?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Anna Carven (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Teresa
  • 03-08-18

Reanna and Kale.

A good book, I just don’t understand why the series is all out of order, I don’t like it, my OCD keeps kicking in. I believe it is intentional because that is how they are in order on the authors page, but it drives me crazy. I hope to see more of the Kordolian soldier’s getting a story. I recommend reading Michelle Diener Class 5 series if you have made it this far in the series. It too is an alien romance. Narrator is good, wish they had male reader for all the stories. I would have liked to have them both for the whole series.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 03-05-18

Great Sci-Fi romance!

I love these audiobooks by Anna Carven! This story is about a one time hacker who ended up on the now destroyed Fortuna Tau station as part of restitution for her hacking crimes. Now the Federation says that just because she didn’t finish a few hours of her sentence, (because they had to abandon the space station) she has to be under micro surveillance for another year! Disgruntled, she’s asked by her friend Erin, who has a Cordolian mate to help figure it who sabotaged Fortuna Tau. Enter a big tough Cordolian bodyguard who is supposed to protect her while she does the job. There is a lot of action and she’s purposefully given a serious infection by the people trying to kill her and he saves her life and grows to care for her. She’s smitten with the big silver alien too. Can they manage to finish the job and stay alive, while staying under the Federation radar? Great narration.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 14-06-19

You can probably skip this one

I wanted to like this one - but there was just so much that was just Too Stupid To Live!
The characters had So Much potential- Argh! His notable silence;) She’s such a talented hacker but has no cynicism or paranoia that red flags the probation escalation? He lets the bounty hunters take her without fighting but destroys the station fighting? They just walk into the Boardroom with no plan? I could scream with frustration. And this story actually takes place before Infinity’s Embrace because they’re on Silence with the other couples.
While I’m witching: what’s with Carven making Kordolians so lethal, their human women so strong willed, but then have her say “oh, we don’t want to hurt the bad guy or make him accountable” after they’ve almost killed the woman?!?!?! Gah!
Can you say major disconnect? I refuse to bang my head against the wall for this kind of nonsense.
Love the series but can’t recommend this book. It’s just a stepping stone to Brilliant Starlight. You can probably skip this book without losing any development of the overall story arc. This has now become my least favorite book in the series, with Forged in Shadow in second place for that title. Such creativity, but wasted potential! There’s at least 4 books in this series that I Really like: Dark Planet Warriors; Brilliant Starlight; Out of Darkness; & Infinity’s Embrace. I would love to have future cameos or short stories that give us updates on characters.
Macie does a decent job with the narration.

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  • Book Dragon Whovian
  • 28-04-21

Whining Heroine is TSTL

The ONLY reason I finished this was to find out what happened. The heroine whines or is scared through out. One sentence she loves the hero and the next terrified and questioning his love. I tell you it was painful! The hero was the only person who wanted her alive! She’s more afraid of him than the assassin after her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-20

Good story

loved the storyline 👏 and I love Anna Carven books
She's a good writer

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  • Loretta
  • 20-08-20

out of order with previous book

again this book is out of order in the series with the previous book but entertaining

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  • TA
  • 09-07-20

Stated Off Slow but...

Ended up being pretty good. I liked the plot and story. Again, narrator is good but using a male narrator in addition to Jillian would enhance the story. I like a good bad boy/bad girl story. On to the next book in series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-20

The Hacker and Her Mate

This story in the series has I revisit Raina and her alien.
It’s always interesting the relationship of the couples...what they have in common and how their relationship revolves.
She is a internet hacker and her mate the largest and quietest alien.
Great narration and loved this book!

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  • Phx17
  • 16-05-20

Hacker, executioner in slow burn, but...

This book falls into the middle of the series pack for me. For each thing I liked, it seemed I found something to dislike. As I listened, I kept thinking “this is great, but...”

As much as I liked the fast Action N Amore In previous books, I was ready for a silver Kordolian warrior to resist the pull of human females. This book follows Kail “the Bringer of Justice,” a sort of legendary executioner from olden Kordolian times. Kail takes a dim view of his brothers for falling so quickly for Earth’s women. He is dedicated to the mission and is quite put out when the General’s orders force him to connect with hacker Riana to investigate whether the debacle at the space station (that started this series) was orchestrated to bring down the Kordolians. But: for a supposed quiet killer, he doesn’t kill hardly anyone ( he holds back a lot) and doesn’t quite feel genuine as a big dark alpha.

Riana too is less than enthusiastic about working with Kail “the cold fish” Kordolian, after having been so relieved to escape the space chaos and now hoping to lay low and ride out her already tenuous probation for her past hacker crimes. With both of them resisting the pull between them, there’s more time to focus on the action and intrigue as Riana becomes a target and Kail’s duty to keep her safe invests him in her welfare. But: her hacker skills are almost never showcased, so I didn’t really buy her as this crazy smart tech badass that she’s supposed to be, especially in the last two hours.

The nooky doesn’t get going until over five hours in. When it does, strong, silent Kail is touchingly romantic in his words and actions (the rooftop scene, so sweet!). But: some dialogue was cringy, like the “kusa” talk or asking “are you in danger at the moment” ... with calm, enunciated inflection... when real people in the heat of the moment would instead say “are you okay?!” with urgency and volume.

I liked that this book actually had supporting characters, like Riana’s brother Daryl, or the dialogue with Rykel and Erin. I also liked that Riana is black and curvy, and not the trite “skinny, geeky white girl in glasses” type of computer nerd. But: It was a bit unfortunate that her Kordolian ends up being the one with the raised tribal markings that on Earth tend to be associated with dark skinned races.. as if a black human needed to be paired with a “black” Kordolian. I don’t think that was intentional... just odd.

I think part of the problem for me was in the narration. Although this is the same narrator from the prior books, she seemed to be going even more slowly than before, to the point where I was listening at 1.5x by the end. The inflections were off and choppy, and the enthusiasm seemed phoned in. I feel like with Todd McLaren (from books 1, 3, & 8) had narrated this book, he’d have sold it and I’d have loved it.

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  • Eurydice
  • 15-05-20

My favorite Dark planet book !

Really enjoyed the slow burn romance between Riana and Kale. The chemistry between them worked. It was refreshing to read about an alien who didn’t absolutely want to get into the « female human’s » pants hours after encountering the Human species for the first time! Kale’s cold and terrifying personality, as well as his dislike of humans came across as credible given what we know about his set of skills and Kordolian background.
Also enjoyed the fact that the Riana was a black woman with brains and not just a sex object as they are sadly depicted in these alien/human romance novels.
The story was good with some nice twists. Nothing mind boggling but a good read nonetheless.
I recommend this book.

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  • karen grave
  • 20-04-21

good but different

well this went into a different area heading over to a different place and going through different channels more so than what she's done in the past. it was good to have some cybertek come into play and some old characters go along for the ride. Jillian did a really good job as usual her tone and inflections keep the characters different. looking forward to the last instalment

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  • Anwar
  • 28-06-20

Excellent

This Dark Planet Warriors is about Riana the human and Kail the Kordolian and what starts out as a simple protection job in return for a favour from Riana soon blossoms into so much more as mercenaries and assassins close in all trying to kill Riana and Kail is the only thing keeping her allive. They form a bond based on trust but, when Riana nearly dies something changes in Kail and that bond becomes something much more and the sparks fly as the two fall deeply for each other. I highly recommned this audio book and the series as a whole. If only these guys were real I would take one in heart beat they are strong, loyal and reliable and take no prisoners when the need arises.