Rejected by the Kagethi Lord (Kagethi Warlord Brides #1) Read Online Starr Huntress, Ava York

Categories Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi, Paranormal, Romance Tags Authors: , Series: Kagethi Warlord Brides Series by Starr Huntress
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Total pages in book: 49
Estimated words: 47361 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 237(@200wpm)___ 189(@250wpm)___ 158(@300wpm)
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Rejected. Trapped on an alien world. I should hate him.
So why don’t I?

Nina
Cinderella, I’m not.
I’ve been matched to a Kagathi Lord, but he wants nothing to do with me.
Reo is grumpy.
Rude.
Sometimes a downright jerk.
But there are flashes of kindness in his eyes.
And when we touch nothing else matters.

Reo
My mate. My heart.
My blood burns to claim Nina, keep her.
But more than the Suhlik threaten the peace here. If the forces ranged against the peace ever learn how much Nina means to me, she’ll be in danger.
And I will do anything, everything, to keep her safe.
Even from myself.

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NINA

Form without substance.

Light without a source.

Me, but not me.

A burst of crackling electricity, like summer lightning.

I staggered forward a few steps, momentum unchecked by the teleportation device. My foot hit something immovable and I sprawled to my knees.

They’d told me not to run. I was a little freaked out at the time, though. Maybe I hadn’t paid attention as much as I should’ve.

Okay. Definitely.

But how could I not be freaked out? Thanks to a treaty with an alien alliance, I’d been selected to get beamed across the galaxy to an alien world.

Random chance or fate had decreed my DNA to be compatible with an alien.

And due to some stupid treaty, I’d been sent here.

I shook my head to clear it, skin tingling as if I just touched a live wire.

The guy at the testing center had told me the law of conservation of matter and energy meant my momentum would transfer to the destination.

But he wasn’t the one who’d be beamed across the universe.

If I’d thought too much about the fact my body would be sheathed in energy and then transmitted millions of light years away, I’d never have gone through with it. Treaty or no treaty.

So instead, I’d decided it’d be easier to run and jump in, like a terrifying leap from the high dive.

That was a mistake.

Slowly, I dragged myself to my feet. I stood on the worn stones of a circular dais, surrounded by a dense jungle.

It sort of looked like the jungles in adventure movies back on Earth.

Except it was completely, totally wrong.

Colors and scents had a strange, odd tinge which made me mistrust my senses.

I spun in a circle, physically and mentally. Coming in alone in the middle of a jungle wasn’t what I’d been told to expect, not at all.

There were supposed to be people there to greet me, right?

Instead, I appeared to be alone on an alien planet.

The sky was the wrong shade of blue.

The air felt different, too.

I felt different. Higher gravity? Lower?

I tried jumping, but honestly everything was just too much to take in to try to figure it out.

Seriously, it wasn’t what I’d planned for this week.

I’d minded my own business, running my dog walking gig in New York City and making enough money to pay rent and eat.

It wasn’t a great life, but it was my own.

Of course, none of it mattered in context of my current predicament. I was alone in an alien jungle. The more I thought about it, the more I realized somebody had made a major mistake.

The only question I had was: how big was the mistake? Had I been sent to a different place on Kagath than I was supposed to arrive at?

Or was I in a totally different alien world?

Why wasn’t anyone here?

A flash of panic seized me, causing my breaths to come in ragged gasps and a sweat broke out on my body.

If I’d been stranded on an alien world, then how would they ever find me?

I checked my communication device, a small rectangle roughly the size of a cell phone, but it’d shorted out or something and the screen stayed dark.

Did it need a charger?

Oh hell.

My bag wasn’t with me either.

I had no equipment, I was all alone, and I had no idea where I was, not even what planet I was on. My luggage probably made it safely. I was the one who’d been lost.

Pull it together, Nina.

Panic wouldn’t do any good.

Should I stay or should I go? Should I remain at the stone dais and hope a rescue was imminent?

Or should I try to find my way out of the jungle to some semblance of civilization?

I studied the dais beneath my feet for clues. Smooth gray stones shot through with specks of lavender, clearly worked by the hands of an intelligent being.

There were people on this planet. Or there had been.

I just needed them to come find me.

Because going out into a jungle alone with no equipment was tantamount to suicide.

I sank down on the gnarled, exposed root of a thick trunked tree. Its bark had lovely purple highlights breaking up the dark brown of its coarse surface.

Somewhere a sound like a bird call, but tinged with exotic strangeness, echoed in the sky. It didn’t sound very big, but I shivered with fright nonetheless.


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