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Monday, November 2, 2009

Running Wyld: Sector Guard 2 by Viola Grace

Running Wyld: Sector Guard 2 by Viola Grace
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short (75 Pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Holly

Agreha Wyld had a good life, friends, family and a place she was accepted. When the Sector Guard call for exceptional beings goes out, her planet nominates her and it is over a year later before they get a response. The response's name is Haaro Denler, telepathic Dhemon and Aggie's destined mate. A marriage of convenience is her initial reaction, but her mind swiftly wanders down other paths when she sees the Dhemon's wingspan. During her first assignment on a tech-free world, she embraces her new duties as a Sector Guard, and decides to embrace her husband with the same enthusiasm. Won't he be surprised?

Agreha Wyld is an unusual female. Her lineage is quite a mixture, with Terran, Engel, Hickom, Wyoran, Nyal, and Sethrin. As a bartender on the sentient planet Cor, she is unusual enough to draw the attention of the Sector Guard. When a Dhemon comes to her bar asking for her by name, she does the only thing she can-she runs. But she runs smack into the avatar for the planet, Lio, in the marketplace.

Lio explains that the Dhemon, Haaro Denler, is there to make her an offer she might be interested in, so she agrees to listen. Haaro explains that her talent to morph into other forms is what brought her to the attention of Sector Guard, and that the commander has sent him to extend the offer and to escort her to the base on Morganti if she is interested. Since she finds the offer, and Haaro, very interesting, she agrees to go.

When Haaro asks her to return to the base as his mate, she ignores the request at first, as she wants to find out just what she is up against. When she names him Thinker and he christens her Morph, their code names seem fitting. Can a shape shifting female fit in with the Guard? Only time will tell.

This second excursion into Viola Grace’s imagination is every bit as wonderful as the first Sector Guard adventure. Again we have a strong female character, with a fantastic sense of her own worth.

As Aggie and Haaro grow closer, there is that fantastic sense that these two are meant for each other, and that it is only a matter of time until they become mates in the truest sense. Haaro comes across as old fashioned and slightly Victorian in nature, insisting that Cor perform a marriage ceremony before they spend time alone in the shuttle taking them to Morganti, while Aggie is a bit more modern. The romantic energy is definitely there, and the culmination of their relationship is well worth the wait.

I enjoyed this every bit as much as the first book, and I am definitely looking forward to more in this series. This book is great for science fiction fans who like their romance to be a bit on the unusual side, and their happy ever after intact.

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