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My NYT/USAT Bestselling series, The Alliance, is back with Destin’s Hold: The Alliance Book 5. It is amazing how often time fiction follows the lines of real life. My grandson is currently studying the Incas in school and my husband and I were discussing how the arrival of the Spaniards could be correlated to what would happen if aliens were to visit the Earth.
It is fascinating to think about the reaction of humans to such a visit. It is obvious the aliens would be advanced much like the Spaniards were, but how would they react? Would they arrive to conquer us or would they arrive to reach out in answer to our numerous greetings? We would hope if the aliens were advanced enough to travel this far, they would learn that war was not the way to introduce yourself to your galactic neighbors. How the humans would handle it would be far different. After watching the struggles after a natural disaster, I tend to think it might not go very smoothly.
In the Alliance series, Earth has received first contact. The aliens are not here to conquer, but to bring humans into the Alliance. Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, we don’t graciously accept their offer, but fight against the change. Destin’s story is the fifth book in the series and follows what is going on seven years after the Trivators arrived. If you love action packed adventure, amazing characters, sizzling romance, and a unique story line, then The Alliance series has it all.
Destin’s Hold: The Alliance Book 5
By S.E. Smith
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 'Sula' Ikera is assigned to Earth by the Alliance and the Usoleum Council. The Councils hope her logical mind and calm demeanor will resolve the upheaval caused by the last ambassador. Sula 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 who 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 Sula uncovers an alien cartel’s plans to traffic human women and children, a near fatal attack leaves her unable to trust anyone but Destin. Together, Destin and Sula race to stop the aliens before anyone is taken off-planet, but the traffickers are not the only ones they are fighting against; the Waxian and Drethulan forces have targeted Earth.
Can Destin and Sula 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.
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Anyone who has read my books know there are several things that I feel very strongly about and those beliefs are reflected in my stories. Family, friendship, loyalty, humor, and love mixed with a few tears, a lot of action and adventure, and the perfect balance between the hero and the heroine make for an exciting, non-stop, edge-of-your-seat reading experience. Because of my love for these elements, all ending in a sigh-worthy HEA, readers get to see my characters over and over through the series.
The Dragonlings of Valdier series has taken on a life of its own. I started writing them a couple of years ago. I wanted to see how the Valdier, Curizan, and Sarafin warriors, their mates, and especially their children were doing. A vivid dream about Easter eggs and the series was born. I tried to imagine how these huge warriors would react to some of our favorite holidays; holidays that I remember growing up and loved sharing with my children. And so, the Dragonlings and their Besties, Roam – a Sarafin tiger cub – and Alice – a Curizan Princess who can harness the energy around her – were born.
The Dragonlings’ Very Special Valentine is a heartwarming tale of love, hope, and acceptance. Readers will get to see deeper into the lives of the characters from before, while the dragonlings and their best friends go on an adventure to help a lonely woman and a dragon warrior who doesn’t remember what it feels like to love. Discover love and celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way you’ve never imagined – and fall in love all over again.
The Dragonlings’ Very Special Valentine:
Dragonlings of Valdier
By S.E. Smith
A batch of heart-shaped cookies stirs the imagination of the dragonlings and their friends when Carmen shares a magical tale of love. It will take a very special Valentine, a few mischievous dragonlings, their best friends, some clueless warriors, and two enchanting Goddesses to help a lonely woman find the dragon who loves her.
Love is in the air and not even the mighty warriors of the Valdier, Curizan, and Sarafin are immune to the power of celebrating their feelings for the women who have changed their lives. Hearts, glue, and glitter abound when the warriors help the dragonlings on their quest to assist Cupid in this delightful tale of love, hope, and happiness.
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S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-Winning Bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.
Readers can check out her website at http://sesmithfl.com and chat with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5.