One pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a solution. One unexpected alien.

When Dr. Sakota Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet, she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility. But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant and undeniable attraction to Astraeus, but he represents a million possibilities, and just as many threats.

There are others hunting Astraeus, and his rescue may cost Earth its last hope.

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About the Book

Series: The Oceanstone Initiative, Book 1
Genres: adventure, romance, sci-fi, science fiction, science fiction & fantasy, science fiction romance, space opera
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Covey Publishing
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Ebook, Paperback, and Audiobook
Length: Novel
Narrator: Steve Campbell
ISBN: 9781948185608
List Price: 9.99
eBook Price: 3.99
Audiobook Price: 9.97
Earth is on the brink of extinction. The only solution: find a new planet to inhabit before it’s too late. Dr. Sakota Thorell is one of the crew on Sleipnir and her mission is to find a planet equal to Earth somewhere in the galaxy. It’s been a year and so far, nothing but all that changes when she discovers an alien floating in space. She’s drawn to Astraeus and it’s more than scientific curiosity. A romance blooms but along with it comes danger. Can they find a home for humans or has the rescue of Astraeus signed their death warrant? What a thrilling space adventure! While reading, I could hear whispers of Picard and Riker. The premise of Earth dying and a need to go out into space to save all of humanity is a timely one. The characters leapt off the page and for this space girl, I loved every minute of it. Yes, there’s romance but it doesn’t detract from the main plot. Plenty of action and suspense to please any science fiction reader. My favorite scenes were with Astraeus, for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t love a smart, intelligent, sexy alien? If you’re looking for a space dystopian adventure, pick up Astraeus today!
Astraeus is an award-winning novel. It took 2nd place in the Paranormal Romance Guild's 2018 Reviewer's Choice Awards
Astraeus is a very well and intelligently written sci-fi story that made me feel like I was watching a sci-fi movie from beginning to end. The heroine, Sakota, is an intelligent, strong woman from Earth who has to deal with the politics of her spacecraft while trying to learn more about an alien (she dubs him 'Astraeus') found outside their ship. Sakota and Astraeus have a sweet "fated mates" romance but it is really in the background of what is more a sci-fi adventure. It includes the fun technology I love to read about in my future/sci-fi reads, as well as very cinematic battle and suspenseful scenes rounding out the climax.
I like some sci-fi books, but not at all all of them. But this book made me really interested. The author made a good background information, and an idea that made me hooked on the book. A new author for me, but I would love to see what Else she dishes out.
This story is extremely exciting! From the start it captured my interest and I have been glued to the page throughout. Whilst out in space on a mission Sakota is busy doing her job. The discovery of an alien floating in space next to their spaceship changes her life completely. What’s more, she seems to have an immediate connection to he alien which confuses her and excited her at the same time I don’t want to say anymore about the plot, save to say it is extremely exciting, well thought out and executed. The characters are well developed with their own personalities and they interact very well. I love Sakotas relationship with Astraeus. This story is even better than I expected and I was in no way disappointed. I am hoping there will be a book two!
Dr. Sakota Thorell is the lead Doctor on a space exploration from Earth. Earth is in ruin. Humans have destroyed their home, destroyed each other, and now their best hope for survival is to find a new planet. She always expected to find alien life but not to find it (him) floating outside the window of her lab. Astraeus looks human but his differences are vast. His body, mind, and soul are superior. He is evolved in a way humans could only aspire to. But he is alone, the last of his kind. Lethal aliens attacked and destroyed his homeworld and he was the lone survivor. Sakota and Astraeus have an instant bond but he has unknowingly brought the danger with him. His rescue may not be the salvation they were hoping for, but their end. This book was not what I was expecting at all. It's a thoughtful sci-fi romance. Its release is timely, to say the least coming the same week that Earth's scientists issue a statement that unless we can reverse current temperature changes our planet will be irreversibly damaged putting all life in peril. Unfortunately, I don't see actual humans responding any better than the historical fictional humans of this book. It's a true cautionary tale! I won't even touch the political history mentioned in the book, except to hope that it's not an omen. I do appreciate that multiple sides of humanity were presented. The same characteristics that make us violent and thoughtless can also help us survive. It's our nature, good and bad. Sakota was one of our best. Brilliant, grateful, curious, and thoughtful. Astraeus was a wonder. His physical and mental make-up, his strength and restraint. I enjoyed getting to know him through Sakota. The story itself was multi-layered, sweet, interesting, and exciting. I look forward to more. The next story of resilience and survival and love.
Not my usual genre, however, the storyline was well written, the plot was well planned and the characters were written with great detail and depth which kept me totally glued to my kindle until the very last page!
Pat W
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