Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chapter 4 & Review Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly

Title: Sonar the Cyclone
Author: B Truly
Series: The Sonar Series (2)
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, SciFi
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 3 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Rating: 
Blurb/Synopsis:
Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.
     Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
     They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.
Chapter 4


* * * Syira * * *

I had to get away from my domineering father. He was stressed about the pending war with Polaris, but his controlling behavior was getting really hard to take. I went through the vendor areas that were closest to the palace. My father didn’t want us out by ourselves without protection of body guards, because it was too dangerous now with war upon us. I snuck away, needing time to contemplate everything that was going on. I passed by Tara’s family-owned clothing shop and went inside to visit. Their shop was well known and we acquired a lot of our attire there. Tara and I had gone to school together and had known each other forever. She looked different from the last time I’d seen her, with her light brown hair cut very short. The style flattered her though.
“Syira, it’s nice to see you,” Tara greeted.
“Hi, Tara. How have you been?”
“Pretty good, considering. Do you think we are really going to war?”
“There’s a good chance. My father wants peace, but Zeus is not a peaceful man. He will probably force my father’s hand.”
“It’s so scary.”
“Try not to worry. My father is in the process of starting official training for everyone, just in case.” 
She let out a heavy sigh, and her brow furrowed. I glanced out of the huge glass window through the front of the store, and saw him. He was standing at the edge of the woods. He was very tall, well over six feet.
“Excuse me for a minute, Tara.”
I walked closer to him, staying in the shadows of the shops. He was looking around. Well, more like scoping out his surroundings. He had a very muscular chest. His hair was dirty blond and hung just above his shoulders. Who was he? I inched closer, right behind him now. He sensed my presence, whipping around. I gasped. He had to be the most incredible looking man I had ever seen. He stared at me, wide eyed, and scanned me from head to toe. I was absorbing every inch of him too. Then it registered, hitting me like a lightning bolt. His eyes were a beautiful, honey brown and behind his irises was the golden glow. The golden glow of our enemy. I backed away. 
“No!” I exclaimed in disbelief. He was a Polar.
Why was he here out in the open and by himself? What if he wasn’t by himself? Frightened, I took another step back.
“Wait,” he said in a baritone voice. He reached for me and I pulled away, but he caught my hand. An electric jolt shot through me and an explosion of images appeared. We started to Soul-search. Some part of my consciousness was thinking. But how? Polars couldn’t Soul-search! It was a gift given only to Kadanans. By Sonar! Does this mean I’m to be forever bonded to my enemy?
Lightheaded, I was swept into his world as the images unfolded. It felt as though I were really there. I could see different aspects of his life. Which meant he could see mine… 
I watched as a group of Polars huddled close together in a cave while a horrendous storm howled outside. An enormous avalanche cascaded over the cave, taking off a piece of the mouth’s border opening, as it continued down the mountainside. Two men who were closest to it were caught in the grasp of the monstrous mound of snow. It took one of them with it. A blond woman screamed, and another woman tried to hold on to the other man’s arms. He was hanging from the edge of the now uncovered opening. The avalanche sounded like a tornado, and he–it’s him, he’s a boy such a small boy—watched in horror as the woman lost her grip. The man was taken over by the force of the snow. The woman cried out in despair, but the mountain-slide only increased, the cave rocked harder. The snow continued to plow toward them. The woman—his mother, I now knew from his thoughts, strained, but she lost her hold on him. The other woman—Aunt Nyomi—screamed as the avalanche crashed into his mother. His aunt quickly pushed him behind her and grabbed his mother’s hand before she could be swept over the cliff. I felt Kadeem’s fear as I continued to watch this horrific event. He rushed to his aunt’s side.
“Kadeem, get behind me! You are not strong enough to help me,” Nyomi screamed over the raging wind, but he didn’t listen.
“Hang on, Mother!” Kadeem yelled.
“Step back, baby!” his mother screamed. 
Kadeem grabbed his aunt’s arm, and they all disappeared into thin air. 
My heart beat rapidly. How horrible! Polaris was a dangerous planet! Before I could catch my breath, I was whisked back into Kadeem’s memories. Images flashed in quick succession. Not only was he a Polar, but he was the king of Polaris son—oh, this was just getting better by the second—. 
He trained during the next years of his life to become a warrior. His father, Zeus, whom he admired, didn’t show him much affection.
Bonding our souls was powerful and my emotions surged with his. Kadeem loved his mother dearly. She was forbidden to see her son—love aching with love— it broke my heart.
He’d courted women, but he wasn’t married—giddy with relief—what’s that about?
Kadeem had been sent here to spy for his father, but he wasn’t thrilled with the idea. He was not happy with his father trying to take over our planet. He felt there should be peace. But he did love his father and didn’t want to disappoint him. So he obeyed his father’s orders.
The Soul-searching stopped abruptly. I faltered, winded. I took my hand from him. We gazed at each other in awe, breathing heavily. My mind was frazzled. Before I could speak, he grabbed me around my waist, pulled me to him, and we disappeared. There was a weird sensation and I was dizzy. The next thing I knew we reappeared, deeper into the forest.
“What the hell!” I exclaimed, wanting an explanation.
“We teleported,” he answered. 
We what? “I have never heard of a power like that.”
“It’s unique, and my father doesn’t want a lot of people knowing about it.”
“I would imagine not.”  I knew I should run. He was the enemy, but I had just Soul-searched with him. This didn’t mean we had to be in love or anything, or even like each other. But I knew he had a good heart. I was intrigued by him, and mesmerized by his beauty. 
“Syira, we need to talk. I need to explain things.”
He knew my name? Well, of course he did! As I knew his because we Soul-searched. I shouldn’t talk to him. The truth was that I wanted to know more about him. I told myself I would use the information to help us with the war to get inside the enemy’s head.
“Okay, but not here.” I checked my surroundings. We weren’t far from a water mineral cave. “Follow me.”
After a few minutes we arrived at the entrance of the cave. “In here,” I said, walking inside. 
“What is this place?”
“It’s a water mineral cave. We have several hundred of them on our planet. It’s where we get our drinking water.”
I wasn’t sure why I was telling him this, but deep down I felt I could trust him. 
“This cave is incredible.” He glanced around. His eyes were full of wonder. “Where is all this light coming from?”
“I’m not sure. The water gives off a natural light.”
“Very interesting,” he said, walking over to one of the water ponds.
“May I have a drink?”
“Sure.”
He reached into the water, took a handful to his mouth, and drank. Then he licked his lips. I sighed and my breathing hitched. For Sonar’s sake, he looked sexy doing that. No man had ever affected me this way. I had a couple of male suitors, but nothing serious. Kadanan men talked to me all the time. Well, more like threw themselves at me. But none of them came close to how this man was making me feel. My palms were sweaty and my stomach felt fluttery. 
“This water tastes great, nothing like our water on Polaris, which we melt from ice. I’m assuming its natural, like our sacred Lake of Elp. I have not drunk from it yet because only married couples are allowed a taste from it, as part of consummating their vows,” he said, taking another sip.
That was an interesting concept for their marriage ceremonies. It sounded very symbolic and special. I wanted to know more about it. Maybe I could ask him later. There were so many other questions I wanted to ask him first.
“We can sit here.” I pointed. “There’s a soft spot in the rock. It will be comfortable to talk.”
“That’s odd,” he replied sitting down. “Wow, it is soft. Whoever would have thought a rock could be soft? Your planet is so much more interesting than mine.”  
Even sitting he was big. And from the flashes I had seen, he trained every day, so that would explain all his bulging muscles. I bit my lower lip, taking in the sight of him. To my surprise, he took my chin and tugged, pulling my lip from my teeth. The touch of his hand on my face made me shiver. 
“Syira, if I may say, you are quite beautiful.”
That compliment came out of nowhere! So he felt the same way about me…. “Thank you.” I felt my cheeks flush. But I couldn’t get side tracked. We did need to talk. “What are you doing on Kadan, Kadeem?”
“I’m sure you already know my father sent me to spy. It’s easy, you see, with my power, to get around without getting caught.”
“Well, I saw you.”
He laughed softly and I saw his deep, gorgeous dimples. This man was becoming more breathtaking by the minute.
“Yes … you did. This is my first time here, and I wasn’t expecting your planet to be this serene. My father had given me a run down, but being here is totally different. There’s no blazing storms or snow on the ground. And you can actually live on the surface.”
“So what will you do now? Run and tell your father about me? You saw a lot of my secrets, too.”
“No! No,” he said again, more softy. “I would never betray you, now that I have met you.”
His words made me uneasy. I never dreamt King Zeus’ son would be so charming and warm. 
“Are you going to tell your family about me?” he asked.
“No, definitely not. They would pop a blood vessel. So what will you tell your father? He is going to expect a report about Kadan.”
“I will think of something.”
My mind drifted. “Has anyone on your planet ever Soul-searched?”
“Not to my knowledge. It was the most incredible thing I have ever experienced. How did it happen?”
“It’s a gift given to my race. It was my first time. We don’t know the dynamics of it, but it happens between two people on instant contact, and it only happens once. There’s no way to control it. We think it has something to do with destiny’s purpose. I guess there are no restrictions on who destiny chooses for you to connect with. But I believe there’s a reason.” 
“I agree. I think it’s a sign. Being who we are, there has to be an underlying purpose that we did.” He switched gears. “I saw your sister-in-law almost drown. Is she all right?”
I cringed at the memory. “That happened recently. It was a very traumatic experience for her, but she’s okay.”
“That’s good to hear. When I saw your memories, I somehow felt your emotions.”
“It’s all a part of Soul-searching. Our souls joined. I’d imagine that’s why.”
He pressed on. “Tell me more about yourself. I saw you have the powers of a force field and telekinesis.”
“I can also dream walk. I can appear in someone’s dreams.” 
“Three powers? You’re amazing!”  
I blushed again. “Going into someone’s dreams is neat.” 
“Can you visit my dreams? Then I can see you tonight.” 
I audibly sighed. “Um, Kadeem, I don’t know if that’s a good idea. We are the kings’ children.”
“It’s crazy! But when I laid eyes on you, my perception changed completely.”
I took a deep breath and hated to admit I did want to see him again. “Now that I’ve met you, maybe I can walk into your dreams. But I’m not sure because I have never connected with someone who was on another planet before. The distance may be too great. I’m enjoying talking with you. It’s nice to get my mind off of things.”
Kadeem frowned, and I wondered why. Then he said, “I’m enjoying talking to you, also. So you have two brothers?”
“Yes, two brothers and an overbearing father. I view my sister-in-law as my real sister, because I love her like one.”
 “You lost your mother at an early age,” Kadeem said, but it was not a question. I nodded. “I’m sorry. I can understand your pain. I saw the memory when you lost her.”
I stared at the ground. Then I cleared my throat. “I’m sorry about your mother, too. I saw what happened in your memory. It must be hard not being able to see her.”
“I don’t see her often, since she was banished from the palace. But with my power I am able to sneak away and visit her sometimes. She lives with her sister Ruby and my cousin, Kathleen.”
“I’m glad you still get to see her.” I changed the subject. “What about you, any other powers?”
“Just the boring teleporting.” He beamed.
“Your power is anything but boring. It’s so unique. I don’t think anyone else on either of our planets has that power.”
Kadeem laughed and I loved the sound. “No one I know of can teleport, but I think it’s a trait on my father’s side. For whatever reason, my father won’t confirm it, but I have a feeling someone on his side of my family also has that power.”
“I can also talk to people through my mind,” I added. “Although, it’s not really a power. It’s more of a trait that can be learned among my people. Can you?”
“No, I cannot. Only Polars with mind powers can talk through their minds, as far as I know. I didn’t think it was a trait that could be taught.”
“Most of us, but not all, can learn.”
Kadeem’s forehead wrinkled. “I never wanted war. My power-hungry father won’t listen.”  
“My father doesn’t, either. Maybe there can be a truce between our planets. Who knows what the future holds.”
“We can talk more tomorrow. And, don’t worry, I won’t tell my father anything of importance. I would never betray you in that way.”
“Good to know. I’m not going to say anything, either. But I don’t know if I can get away. My father is keeping us on a tight leash.” Kadeem poked his mouth out. “I need to get back to the palace before my father wonders where I am,” I said, glancing at my time band.
“I really don’t want you to go.”
I stood up. “I don’t want to leave, either, but I must.”
Kadeem rose, towering over me. “You are really tall.” He smiled and showed his deep dimples. “Your dimples are adorable.” 
“I must see you again, please, tomorrow?” He stepped very close to me, only inches away. 
“Okay.” I gave in without thinking. Then he pulled me to his chest. His body was hard and firm. Wow! His natural scent smelled marvelous. A scent of citrus and almonds mixed together.
“Um, you smell good,” I sighed, hugging him tightly.
“So do you.”  
“I will teleport you back to where we first met, so you don’t have so far to walk.”
“Will I be dizzy again?”
“Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.”
I’d get used to it.  Did he plan to teleport me often? The thought made me giddy, because it meant I would get to see him again. We could keep this a secret. If it became serious and our planets ended up working things out, then maybe we could have our relationship open. Maybe us knowing each other would be the reason our planets did work things out. This gave me hope, or at least an excuse to see him again and not feel guilty about it. He held me tight. Then I felt a jolt of energy surge through me and we were back in the spot where we’d met. This time was better; I wasn’t as dizzy.
“What time can we meet tomorrow?”
“Umm….”
“Promise me, Syira. I am not taking no for an answer.”
“All right, let’s meet right after dark. I just remembered my father will be in a conference tomorrow evening. I should be able to sneak away easy enough.”
“Until tomorrow,” he replied, and then he vanished.   
What an incredible power. I headed toward the palace. Tara was no longer in her store. I quickly made my way home and headed toward my room. I ran into Shiray.
“Hey, where have you been?”
“Oh, just out and about around the outskirts of the palace.” Why was I so nervous? She had various mind powers, but couldn’t read minds. My brother Nile was a mind reader, but I had learned how to shield him.
“Are you okay? You look flustered.” 
“I’m fine, just a little tired,” I lied. 
“Well, get some rest.”
“You too, Shi.” She stared at me peculiarly, so I hurried off. I never retired early. We normally talked until late. I did want to lie down and think about Kadeem and everything that had happened. I showered and got into bed. I was overwhelmed by all these emotions. I knew so much about him and also shared his emotions during the Soul-search. This just wasn’t fair! The first person I wanted to get to know more intimately and he was a Polar. How ironic. I was still going to see him again tomorrow, regardless. I pictured his flawless face. His honey brown eyes with the golden glow were breathtaking. I had never been this attracted to a man before. All this contemplating was exhausting. Maybe I could connect with him in his dreams. I closed my eyes. As I finally drifted to sleep, I envisioned a man with a tanned complexion, blond shoulder length hair, and blazing, honey eyes.

I awoke the next morning disappointed I couldn’t connect with Kadeem. Maybe the distance was too great. I wondered what his planet was like. He’d told me it was cold, barren, and they lived underground. I wondered how it was similar to ours and how it was different. I didn’t think there were too many things that were the same. I wanted to know why his father wanted to take over our planet. Maybe we could share my planet. We had plenty of room. Our planet was a lot bigger than theirs, but they had more people than us.
I climbed out of bed and got ready for combat training. We trained every morning now because of the pending war. It was hard to concentrate in practice. It was frustrating, because my thoughts kept drifting back to him. Tonight could not arrive fast enough.

“Syira. What’s up with you today?” Shi asked, pulling me from my reverie. We were now at the dining room table having lunch.  
“Huh? Oh, I was just in deep thought.”
“I can see that. What’s on your mind?”
Bryan and Nile were also sitting at the table across from us. They were heavily immersed in conversation and weren’t paying attention to me.
“I was thinking about how everything is changing. I hope it will blow over.”
“Yeah, it’s scary. Their race is very arrogant, though. I think their cockiness will allow us to get the upper hand.”
“But their technology is more advanced than ours.”
“True, but still, I have faith in our planet.”
And I am falling for the enemy’s son, I thought. There had to be a reason we met the first time he was sent here to spy. God wouldn’t be so cruel. It couldn’t just be a coincidence. I wanted to see where all this would lead.  
“Syira, seriously, are you okay?” Shi asked again.
“What are you two talking about?” Bryan asked, beaming lovingly at Shi. She smiled back with the same admiration. Those two were so in love, and their love seemed to grow stronger every day. I longed for what they had. I was nineteen years old and I had yet to have a serious relationship. Well, not one where I wanted it to get serious.
“We are talking about different issues at hand,” I answered Bryan.
Nile jumped right in. We chatted for a while longer. Then it was finally time to sneak away.

I sat at my vanity and brushed my sandy brown hair which fell about three inches past my shoulders. I decided to wear a long sleeved, dark brown dress. It fit tightly and fell to my knees. I put on brown boots to match. Okay, now I needed to come up with a lie for where I would be for the next couple of hours. I scurried down the hall to Shi and Bryan’s room. They were both giggling. I knocked on the door and Shi opened it a few moments later. Her hair was a cascade of dark brown waves tangled all around her face. She blushed. What were they up to? 
“Hey, Syira,” she said, glancing me over and then whistled. “Whoa, where are you going all jazzy? You look great.”
“Thanks. I’m going to Tara’s house to hang out.”
“Oh, okay. Be careful.”
“Yes, of course.” 
Bryan came up behind her. “Please bring your bodyguards with you, Syira, just to be safe.”
“All right,” I replied. “See you guys later. Have a nice evening.”
“Have fun at Tara’s,” Shi said.
Well, I couldn’t take my bodyguards with me because I wasn’t going to Tara’s. No one would ever know. Bryan and Shi seemed like they would busy for a while. As long as I was home at a decent time, it would be fine. I dashed out the back of the palace and through the woods. I walked at a leisurely pace, but my heart was pounding. Once I arrived at the mineral cave, I went to one of the ponds and took a sip of water with my hand. Then I sat in the soft spot where we’d sat the day before. My stomach fluttered. I heard a swooshing noise. To my left, Kadeem appeared right before my eyes. He was wearing black pants and a black T-shirt with black combat boots. He looked so sexy with his dirty blond hair tousled around his face. I stood in place. His eyes widened. I smiled shyly and he smiled broadly, showing his dimples again. He strolled slowly toward me like an untamed lion. It was graceful, but predatory at the same time. I somehow knew he would never harm me, though. Once he reached me, he grabbed my chin and I stared into his handsome face.
“Hello,” I whispered, feeling shy, which was something that I rarely was.
“Hi,” he said, not much louder than me. 
“You look different today, dressed up, with your hair down. Not that you didn’t look good yesterday. But you are ravishing today.”
“Thank you.” I felt my cheeks flush.
“Your light brown hair really complements your hazel eyes. You can really tell with it down.”
“You’re making me blush.”
“You’re adorable when you do.”
“Kadeem,” I chastised, touching the hand he had on my face. “You’re forthcoming and really know how to charm a woman.”
He frowned again. “Yes, I am very direct. But I have never been like this before.”
“What do you mean?” He removed his hand from my face. “Do you want to sit down?”
“Sure.” He sat next to me.
“Well, I have never been this open with a woman before. I’ve never shared my secrets with anyone. Although, you found out many when we Soul-searched.”
“Then why are you sharing more of them with me?” 
He shrugged his shoulders. “I have never felt this comfortable with anyone.”
“Maybe it’s because we Soul-searched.”
“It’s more than that. I can’t get you out of my head. I couldn’t wait to see you today.”
“Neither could I.”
“I have feelings for you, Syira, but I don’t understand them.” 
“I know, it’s strange because we just met. But Soul-searching is very powerful, and we do know a great deal about each other because of it.”
“That’s true.” Then he asked, “Are you courting anyone?” My eyes grew wide. “I don’t mean to intrude, but I’ve never met anyone like you.”
“Not at the moment.” I felt my insides spark to life. “Are you courting anyone?” Now I wanted to know, since he brought it up. Frankly, the thought of him with someone else pissed me off. 
“No.” 
Good, I thought.
“Do you think there has ever been a union with a Polar and a Kadanan before?”
“Probably not.” Oh, what was I thinking? I couldn’t continue to see him, but knew I wouldn’t stop. Not as long as he wanted to see me. I had never connected with anyone like this before. Could he be my male suitor, my lover? I stood up. I wasn’t expecting our conversation to be this intense. He rose also and backed me against the wall. My heart rate picked up, double-time. 
“Why aren’t you in a relationship, Kadeem? Most men on Kadan are married by twenty-one.”
“It’s the same on our planet. I ended a relationship a few months ago. But I’ve never had these kinds of feelings for her. I feel like I hadn’t met the right person. Not until now,” he whispered.
What did that mean? My breathing hitched. I stared at the ground and my stomach flip-flopped. Heat radiated off him. 
“Look at me, Syira,” he exclaimed.
I slowly brought my eyes to meet his. He took my face in both of his hands and pressed his body firmly against me, closing the few inches between us. Then his mouth landed on mine. His lips were as soft as I’d imagined. I parted my mouth. He took advantage of this and kissed me more deeply. I put both of my hands greedily into his hair. It was so silky. I could taste my peach liquid flavored sexual enhancer expelling from my tongue. All Kadanans had this trait, which happened on the impact of our tongues touching. The substance would heighten your sexual appetite, causing you to feel great pleasure. I felt his body tense. The substance probably possessed his body. He groaned and caressed my back. Then he cupped my bottom, lifted me up, and kissed me harder. I didn’t need any enhancement from him. His tongue was its own aphrodisiac. I moaned. No one had ever kissed me like this before. I had been kissed several times, but never with this kind of chemistry. His succulent lips moved in sync with mine. He definitely knew what he was doing. This was getting really out of hand. I had to catch my breath, so I pulled away. He placed his forehead against mine.
“Your full lips are much softer than I imagined,” he whispered. His sweet breath danced against in my ear.
“Yours are, too.”
“I’ve wanted to kiss you ever since I laid eyes on you. What was that peach substance I tasted when we were kissing?”
“It’s a trait we have. When our tongues touch, it’s activated. It … enhances your senses.”
I felt my cheeks flush. I hope he knew what I meant. It was embarrassing to explain this concept. It was not something I thought I would ever have to do. This was common knowledge among my people. It was only really discussed when we were in early childhood, and we couldn’t wait to experience it firsthand.
His eyes grew wide. “So, that will happen every time we kiss?”
“Basically,” I replied and bit my lip.
“Well, rest assured I will be kissing you quite often.” 
My body tingled. “I need to sit down a minute. I feel a little lightheaded.”
“Was it my kissing expertise?” he beamed. 
I gasped. He was very self-confident and downright sexy. “You are cocky, aren’t you?”
He smiled even bigger. “Well, yes, but you actually bring out a sweet side. A side I didn’t know I had. And you are a really good kisser,” he added, licking his lips.
My mouth fell open. What would he say next? I was dizzy from his expert kissing.  
“So, back to you,” he said. 
“What about me?”
“Why are you not with anyone?”
“No one has panned out or held my interest but you.”
“I’m glad to hear that,” he said seriously.
I wanted to change the subject for a while. I couldn’t think straight with him gazing at me, talking about relationships. “Tell me about your planet, Kadeem.”
“It’s not too exciting—just mountains and a lot of snow. The temperatures are freezing. We live underground. Our homes are similar to yours. It’s like here in the sense that we have thousands of homes. But they are underground.”
“Is it dim down there?”
“No, there is a lot of light, with us powering the energy.”
“Is it cold below the surface?
“Yes, it’s still cold, but nowhere near as freezing as the surface.”
“Well, that has to be annoying.”
“You get used to it. But after seeing your planet first-hand, I can see why my father wants it. To be able to feel the warm sun on your skin….”
I stiffened at his words. “We share the same sun. Our sun provides much warmth here. Why is it different on your planet?”
“The sun shines, but for unknown reasons it doesn’t raise the temperature enough to even melt the snow. I will have to bring you there sometime. It’s something you need to see for yourself.”
“Maybe one day.” I was curious about his planet, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go after seeing that horrific storm from his memory. “Our planet is a lot bigger than yours, and we have extra space. Do you think your father would be willing to utilize space, as a form of compromise? Your technology is more advanced than ours. We can exchange space for knowledge.”
“I don’t know if he would be willing to compromise, Syira.”
“I will still mention it to my father.” I stared into his honey brown eyes as they blazed into mine, glowing. “What are you thinking about?” 
“I want to kiss you again.”
No objection here. He leaned into me and his lips were on mine again. He entangled both of his hands in my hair, holding my head into place, and I rubbed his muscular biceps. Oh! I could kiss this man all day. We were both sitting on one of the soft spots in the rock, but I was practically in his lap.
“I’m very taken by you,” he said in between kisses.
My blood felt like electric fire flaring through my veins. Was this normal? I couldn’t ask Shiray because she would want to know who it was. I didn’t want to lie or involve her. 
“Let’s talk some more,” I said, trying to slow down my erratic breathing. 
“What do you want to talk about?”
“Tell me more about your planet.”
We talked a while longer and I glanced at my time band. “It’s getting late, Kadeem. I better head back.”
“If I teleported you to the palace, could you stay longer then? It would save time.”
“Yes. If you brought me straight there, I could stay a little longer.”
“Can I see you tomorrow?”
“Not tomorrow, but probably the day after. I won’t be able to sneak away every day. It might raise suspicion.”
“You’re probably right.”
I wondered what he’d told his father about Kadan. My heart hammered inside my chest. 
“What’s wrong?” he asked, his brow furrowed. 
“You didn’t tell your father about me, did you?”
“Of course not. He might want to harm you if he knew. I don’t trust my father and I would never let anyone hurt you.”
I melted. “I’m glad you feel that way.”
“I care for you.” 
I hated I had to leave soon. One more kiss….

That night, I lay in bed, at odds with myself. These emotions I felt toward Kadeem were overwhelming. Of all the Kadanan men I could choose from, why did I have to fall for the enemy’s son? My world was spiraling out of control. It was stressful, because in order to be with him, I had to sneak around. Maybe I should end it now. But that thought sent an aching pain to my chest. No, I didn’t think I could. How depressing. I would always wonder what if. I needed to see how this played out. I would just have to continue to be very discreet.


WOW I really enjoyed this book. I will have to go back and read the previous installments and I am looking forward to the next installments. B Truly has fully captured my interest

Review

WOW I really enjoyed this book. I will have to go back and read the previous installments and I am looking forward to the next installments. B Truly has fully captured my interests with this series the characters are so believable the world created is spectacular. I devoured this book and it left me craving more.


Giveaway

I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of action and suspense. I write New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series it was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.

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