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 purchase TO 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 humor.

PICK OF THE LITTER: A MUTT IS BORN–A SUN UNIVERSE NOVEL SEAN GALLATIN

Murder and mayhem on a fringe planet


A SUN Universe Novella
Adar Genn gets a message to aid his old friend and mentor. Amazed by the size of the project Marcus Krael has in mind, Adar discovers it is nothing short of world building. The snake in paradise is Servolt.
A huge life form with an appetite for power. He and Adar are sure to tangle. Murder isn’t off the board for Servolt. Unprepared for the big alien’s deceit, Adar finds himself on a planet with no means of escape.
With only a small pack of dogs and robots for company, Adar scavenges the junkyard planet for parts. Can he create a means off the planet from junk? If he wants payback, he must.
Lv scifi4.0 out of 5 stars Hooked

Reviewed in Australia on November 10, 2020Verified PurchaseEnjoyed the storyline.
I liked Kraels dream.
Good old scrapyards save the day.
Liked the ending hope there is more

He can’t leave his world; she won’t be tied to a planet again. The Shaman-king and the mercenary.

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 UniqueReviewed in the United Kingdom on June 17, 2021Verified 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.

Looking for something different, this is for you.

CAN DAHTESTE GRAB THIS SNAKE BY THE TAIL? 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 222
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Wow!Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021Verified PurchaseOh, wow! A Snake by the Tail by Cherime McFairlane 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.

GRAB THIS EXCITING SCI-FI STORY! WINTER WORLD BY SP GALLATIN

The Mercenary’s Union has a contract for Adar. Out among the frontier worlds he and his crew will turn a profit if they work it right.
On a world with a long winter a warrior woman is on the hunt for the person who destroyed her home and committed murder. Her Goddess expects something of her which Adar will be a party to if they both live. Yselda always heeds the Goddess.

 Great story!Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019Verified PurchaseThe author tells a good tale!this is a quick read and has an interesting plot line. I hope there is more to come from the author in telling the story of the mercenary and his crew!

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.

It’s going to take money and power to make the Kahna dream come alive. MONEY & POWER SEAN GALLATIN

Adar Genn is out to gather as much as he can of both money and power. He needs it to make Krael’s vision for his war children a reality. The recession the universe is trapped in won’t make his task any easier. Still, the dream has taken hold in Adar. He has a lot of matters that he needs to deal with. Some will pay, others won’t. A few will drain his limited resources. But when a friend comes calling, Adar can’t say no.

Murder and mayhem on a fringe planet. PICK OF THE LITTER: A MUTT IS BORN–A SUN UNIVERSE NOVEL SEAN GALLATIN

Murder and mayhem on a fringe planet


A SUN Universe Novella
Adar Genn gets a message to aid his old friend and mentor. Amazed by the size of the project Marcus Krael has in mind, Adar discovers it is nothing short of world building. The snake in paradise is Servolt.
A huge life form with an appetite for power. He and Adar are sure to tangle. Murder isn’t off the board for Servolt. Unprepared for the big alien’s deceit, Adar finds himself on a planet with no means of escape.
With only a small pack of dogs and robots for company, Adar scavenges the junkyard planet for parts. Can he create a means off the planet from junk? If he wants payback, he must.
Lv scifi4.0 out of 5 stars Hooked

Reviewed in Australia on November 10, 2020Verified PurchaseEnjoyed the storyline.
I liked Kraels dream.
Good old scrapyards save the day.
Liked the ending hope their is more

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.

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