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Garridanโ€™s Mate (in the Hearts Unleashed Anthology) Etheryaโ€™s Earth #6.5 by Rebecca Hefner

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General Garridan has lived for centuries without a bonded mate.
Born an aristocrat, he chose to forgo his familyโ€™s wealth and privilege to fight in the Vampyre immortal army.
After the centuries-long War of the Species ended, a new foe emerged, reaffirming his vow to protect his people.
Although his father wants him to bond with an aristocrat and settle down, Garridan only has eyes for one woman.

Siora is a natural warrior. When the immortal army finally allows women to join, she pledges to become the first battalion leader as conflict consumes the realm.
Once they defeat Bakari, she can settle into a security role at Lynia and help her father at his farm.

Dreams of the amber-eyed Vampyre who relentlessly pushes her during training have no place in her world, even if the general is the only man whoโ€™s ever made her long for a bonded mate.
Consumed by her skill and effort, along with her inherent natural beauty, Garridan offers to help Siora secure a leadership position as they near the final battle.

Although she swears they have no future, Garridan finds himself longing to claim the stubborn woman as his mate, no matter the cost.

Can two warriors from different paths find love amid their blazing desire, or will fear douse their spark before itโ€™s barely begun to burn?

Publication date 12/10/2021

Garridanโ€™s Mate (in the Hearts Unleashed Anthology) Etheryaโ€™s Earth #6.5 by Rebecca Hefner

My Review

This is actually from an anthology book. But Iโ€™m only reviewing Etherya Earth (Garridanโ€™s Mate) by Rebecca Hefner

I love this series, I love the way the stories have evolved with time.
And when I get the chance to read another book from this series, I snatched it out of the authors hands ๐Ÿ˜‰
It is a short story, but that doesnโ€™t mean anything was missing.

Garridan, friend to Commander Latimus (his book The Elusive Sun) heโ€™s also the General to the kingโ€™s army.
Heโ€™s an aristocrat that wanted to fight and not Lord it over his lands! (Heโ€™s father dies enough for both of them!)
Being cajoled into bonding with a high ranking female is not on his list of priorities (and anyway the female in question doesnโ€™t see him that way, she has eyes for another!)
But once a certain female vampire joined the ranks, heโ€™s set his sight on winning the coming battle and then winning the most stubborn female heโ€™s ever come across!

Siora has worked hard to be where she is today.
She might have come from lowly stock (her father is a farmer) but sheโ€™s got great ambition, she wants to be the first female to lead a battalion in the King and Queens army. But proving herself has been an uphill battle! But Siora is nothing but determined! And if that means taking lessons on combat from the leader who stirs her blood and anger, then so be it.

It starts with a training session that soon leads to anger then uncontrolled passion! Siora and Garridan know that they need to keep their liaison a secret, but Garridan wants more! Can he convince the spiky female he wants a bonded mate and a soldier to fight by his side?
Siora is well aware their โ€œtraining sessionsโ€ are on a limited time scale, he wonโ€™t want a lowly female when he can have the lovely vampire aristocrat. She needs to keep her eye on her goal and not get sidetracked!

Can they overcome the obstacles that life throws at them?
Can they work together and end the threat to Etherya?

And can we have a happy ending for a few more characters that Iโ€™ve fallen in love with? Please ๐Ÿ™

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Sexy Vamps & Steamy Sci-Fi!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Hefner is the award-nominated author of the ๐„๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐š’๐ฌ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก series and the ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ series. A huge fan of steamy romance, sci-fi and fantasy, she hopes to take you on an emotional journey that inspires lots of tingles and feels. Each hero is a candidate for ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’š๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…, so drop her a note and let her know which one is YOUR favorite! *๐‘บ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰* ๐๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐๐“ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐€๐’๐“ ๐’๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ (๐’๐œ๐ข-๐Ÿ๐ข ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐‘๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 1 – ๐‘จ ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’™ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’”: A brilliant scientist must solve time travel but can she trust the handsome soldier who offers protection? *๐‘†๐‘’๐‘š๐‘–-๐น๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก 2020 ๐‘†๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ด๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘ , ๐‘†๐‘๐‘–-๐น๐‘– ๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 2 – ๐‘จ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐‘น๐’†๐’ƒ๐’๐’“๐’: Two time travelers thrust into a timeline that was never theirs… ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 3 – ๐‘จ ๐‘ป๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’†๐’…: Two enemies become reluctant allies to save the world! ๐„๐“๐‡๐„๐‘๐˜๐€’๐’ ๐„๐€๐‘๐“๐‡ ๐’๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ (๐…๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ/๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 1 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’…: A sizzling enemies to lovers saga. *๐น๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก, 2019 ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐ต๐‘ข๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ’๐‘  ๐ต๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก *๐น๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก, 2019 ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘  ๐น๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 2 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐‘บ๐’–๐’: A heartbreaking tale of secret and forbidden love. ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 3 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’: Can a snarky princess help a redeemed/reformed anti-hero accept love? ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 4 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’“: A complex heroine believes she is unlovable. Will a strong soldier be able to break through her impenetrable walls? ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 5 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†: What happens when a Vampyre falls for a human who can never share his immortal future? ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 5.5 – ๐‘ป๐’˜๐’ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’๐’” ๐‘ผ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’…: Two beloved characters find their happy ever after. ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 6 – ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’“๐’š๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’š: Can a royal princess and a stoic Vampyre solider find true love despite her ominous prophecy? ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 6.5 – ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’’๐’” ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’† (๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐‘ผ๐’๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’š): A warrior will stop at nothing to claim his mate.

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