He needs the woman, for himself and for the planet he would destroy… if he must.THE HOSTAGE KING BY CHERIME MACFARLANE

Her ship is her life. She almost sold her soul to get it. The job she took should be an in and out, easy money. Zoom over to planet SW 858, grab a sample of the metal a scout discovered and head home. There’s one minor problem. The planet isn’t uninhabited. Silver must be careful. The Mercenaries Union doesn’t like adverse publicity.
The shaman king knows she’s on the way, the spirits warned him. With the Distani discovered, he must plot a course which will bring about their ultimate aim. A secret which could cost them the home they love must remain hidden. He needs the woman, for himself and for the planet he would destroy… if he must.

AlwaysReading5.0 out of 5 stars Unique

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 17, 2021

Verified PurchaseTo me, this was a unique story; a great mix of science-fiction, fantasy and romance. The two main characters were the perfect foil for each other – her, a tough and uncompromising mercenary, him, more in tune with nature and the spirits, though has a secret that must be kept. Both intelligent, each with an agenda.

A discovery of a planet and the scene is set.

A well-written tale with themes such as slavery, politics and exploration, and romance with a touch of humour.

CURL UP WITH THIS EXCITING SCI-FI ROMANCE–A SNAKE BY THE TAIL –CHERIME MACFARLANE!

Sci-fi fantasy romance.
Pirates abducted her from her planet. The Mercenary Union ship which rescues her may be no better than the pirates. Captain Maden of the Long Sword refuses to take her home.
The Messerian spy tells the captain he is not alone. There are others seeking to eliminate the pirates. He must keep the girl, Dahteste, close. She must not discover she is simply bait in the larger game they play. What gift does the girl have which makes her such a prize?
The predator his ancestors used to be claws it way to the surface around the girl. He wants things he shouldn’t. He craves Dahteste.Book Lover 2225.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Wow!

Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021Verified PurchaseOh, wow! A Snake by the Tail by Cherime McFarlane is an action-adventure alien love story that is not to be missed. Great world-building, an out-of-this-world location, and strong, lovable characters that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading this book make this a five-star highly recommended read.

Pirates abducted her from her planet. The Mercenary Union ship which rescues her may be no better than the pirates. Captain Maden of the Long Sword refuses to take her home.A SNAKE BY THE TAIL A SUN UNIVERSE NOVEL–CHERIME MACFARLANE

Sci-fi fantasy romance.
Pirates abducted her from her planet. The Mercenary Union ship which rescues her may be no better than the pirates. Captain Maden of the Long Sword refuses to take her home.
The Messerian spy tells the captain he is not alone. There are others seeking to eliminate the pirates. He must keep the girl, Dahteste, close. She must not discover she is simply bait in the larger game they play. What gift does the girl have which makes her such a prize?
The predator his ancestors used to be claws it way to the surface around the girl. He wants things he shouldn’t. He craves Dahteste.

Book Lover 2225.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Wow!

Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021Verified PurchaseOh, wow! A Snake by the Tail by Cherime McFarlane is an action-adventure alien love story that is not to be missed. Great world-building, an out-of-this-world location, and strong, lovable characters that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading this book make this a five-star highly recommended read.