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Taken by M. A. Church
Series: The Harvest #1
Published by Storm Moon Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction
In the year 2050 Earth is made cruelly aware of intelligent life among the stars after Tah’Narian starships enter the atmosphere. Their race is dying after chemical warfare was used by another warrior planet. They make a bargain with the leaders of Earth for young males to use for breeding purposes. A lottery is set up that will last for seven years and then the aliens will leave forever.
Dale Michaels knows that he is lucky because his age doesn’t fit the criteria for the international lottery. It was traumatic enough to watch as his best friend Chad was dragged off in front of him and there was nothing he could do to stop it from happening.
There is no way for Dale to comprehend what’s happening when he is dragged from his home shouting and pleading a mistake’s been made as his parents did the same. Dale is taken for a medical exam where his pleas are still ignored. Becoming too hysterical he’s drugged and then wakes in a bed aboard a Tah’Narian ship.
A new life begins as the mate of Keyno Landium Shou, the ship’s captain. It’s a heartbreaking start for their relationship, one that Dale thought he was safe from even imagining. Dale plans to use stubborn pride and anger to keep Keyno at arm’s length, yet his mate’s gentle kindness and primal sensuality slowly crumble the wall around Dale’s heart. The young human is about to experience the adventures of a lifetime.
The foundation is laid for a riveting adventure in Taken, the first book in The Harvest series. Dale thought he was safe though he mourned the loss of his best friend. High emotions of sorrow turn to terror when he is Taken. Acclimating to something you’re fighting against doesn’t work. In the end acceptance is the only answer. Dale’s new life is filled with love and drama, excitement and romance. It’s a wild time for a young human in Taken. Addictive entertainment. Can’t wait to see what happens next!