Series: Starlords

SHY TALENT by Bianca D’Arc

SHY TALENT by Bianca D’ArcShy Talent by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Starlords #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Futuristic
Source: Author

ReviewedbyJo

Agnor is the newest Starlord and also a captain of the newest starship, and as such, he was able to hand-pick his crew.  Agnor was very exacting when picking out just who would man his ship with him during their first voyage.  He is well aware that a few of his picks shocked, but Agnor knew what he was looking for.  One of his most shocking picks was for his Loadmaster, a very shy and young girl named Betsua.

 

Betsua was as amazed as everyone else when she was offered the job, but she jumped for the chance to leave her aunt’s house and her boring job.  Betsua has used her telekinesis to help her do her job, but she has been hiding just how strong that talent is, and that isn’t the only thing she has been hiding.  Betsua is worried what will happen to her life if her secrets become known.  She has always been on the outside of life looking in, and she isn’t sure she can handle being even more of an outsider.

 

Agnor knew that Betsua was shy, but he was not about to let that keep her from making friends with her shipmates or to stop him from exploring the attraction he has felt towards his newest shipmate.  Betsua allows herself to become involved with her captain, and soon learns just what she was missing both in friendship and passion, and how it affected her already strong talents.  Agnor knew there was something very special about Betsua, and he learned just how correct he was when the ship’s real secret mission was revealed.  By the time they are heading back home, Betsua and Agnor will have begun to break the back of the enemy, and their entire world will know just how extraordinary Betsua really is—something Agnor knew even before her talents came out in the open.

 

A newly minted Starlord and a young Loadmaster will discover love and the secret that lets their enemy control talents in Shy Talent.  I already knew that Agnor was both intelligent and caring, so I wasn’t surprised by how he picked his new crew.  Nor was I surprised when he took Betsua, not only under his wing, but also to his bed when he learned the attraction was mutual.  I enjoyed watching as Betsua bloomed as her relationship with Agnor grew and also with her shipmates.  I really loved how Agnor’s confidence and support gave Betsua the confidence to use all of her talents to help destroy their enemy and bring a new and safer future to their universe.  Shy Talent brings the end of an arc in which Council worlds end their enemy, the Collective, while giving two very special people a love to last the ages.  I found it full of passion, the making of lasting friendships, and the perfect amount of suspense.

TALENT FOR TROUBLE by Bianca D’Arc

TALENT FOR TROUBLE by Bianca D’ArcTalent for Trouble by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Starlords #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
Source: Author

Darak is a newly appointed StarLord, and he is a member of one of the more influential families on Geneth Mar.  One of the reasons for this is the elevated status of his cousin and his cousin-in-law.  All three of them received that status while rescuing Jana from the Collective. Darak was instantly drawn to Jana, and he is determined to help her heal any way he can.

 

Jana is a talent who was kidnapped as a young girl and became part of the Collective.  Jana slowly worked her way up and became a battalion commander—one who, while under the command of the Collective, worked to defeat everything Darak and his world stands for.  Now, she is slowly recovering from her time under the Collective and learning/remembering what it is like to be able to do what you want when you want. Jana has very few memories from her time as a captive, and yet what she does remember mostly causes her pain and fear.

 

Jana isn’t surprised when she is pretty much thrown off of Geneth Mar, but she is surprised and hurt to learn that it was suggested by Darak that she be placed on his ship.  Darak and his ship were sent on one mission yet, the next thing they know, the ship is directed to a world that Jana almost destroyed while under the control of the Collective, and then it moves on to her home world.  Their mission is to capture a high-ranking member of the Collective and take him back to stand trial.  When the name of this individual sparks some memories in Jana, the mission turns even more personal.  The question is, as the danger ramps-up, can Darak and Jana find a way to take one of the Collective on a planet they rule over and get them and their ship away successfully?

 

The heart always knows, so when a mentally and physically hurt talent meets a man who just wants to help her, love is the outcome in Talent for Trouble.  I was amazed as I learned just what all Jana had survived, and I was very happy that she would have a chance to live her life as it should have been.  It took me a while to believe Darak was actually wanting Jana for herself and not for what she could mean for him.  Yet, once I saw them on the ship, I knew that Jana’s happiness was his total goal.  I loved watching as Jana learned more of herself and saw that she wasn’t just the cold-hearted commander that she believed at first, and that she was actually loved by people she helped.  Seeing Darak and Jana not only become a kicking team, but also watching as they fell in love during their mission made their journey even stronger.  I can’t wait to see how Jana and Darak grow as the series goes on in glimpses I hope will happen.  Talent for Trouble is a tale of how a special couple not only fell in love, but how they gained ,a bright future for their planets by overcoming true evil.

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