Killers. Thieves. Pirates. Family.
Mercy Kincaid is a fugitive from her own family. Her dangerous telepathic gifts make her a target. So is anyone she gets close to. When her best friend is captured and tortured, Mercy’s only hope is to reunite with the family that tried to murder her as a child. She trusts few among her blood relatives, but finds herself intrigued by an enigmatic and dangerous killer.
Reaper has spent a lifetime watching his people die. He’s vowed to kill anyone who jeopardizes their survival. Mercy’s gifts are the biggest threat they’ve faced in eleven years, since a biological weapon nearly annihilated the pirate colonies. But Reaper realizes her talents can either destroy them, or save them. He must decide if he’s fallen victim to her power, or if he can truly trust the beautiful woman and her compelling abilities. If he makes the wrong choice, everyone dies.
Pirate Nemesis is the first book in an ongoing science fiction romance series. If you like compelling world-building, fantastic characters, and sizzling romance, then you’ll love Carysa Locke’s new twist on an old genre.
The prequel novella, Pirate Bound, is currently available! Don’t miss out on Sanah and Dem’s story.
After reading the prequel I immediately pre-ordered this first book in a new series.
Mercy has been on the run with her mother for most of her life. At age 13, her mother disappears and Mercy is on her own. She does meet Atrea and her father Wolfgang and they are her family now. It is 15 years later. Atrea is the best friend Mercy could wish for and helps her looking for her mother. Unfortunately both women are ambushed and brought to a ship where Mercy is probed and experimented upon.
Reaper is one of the space pirates (as explained in the prequel ‘Pirate Bound’) and a half-Killer (this is one of his Talents, they are telepathic). He is hired by Wolfgang to retrieve his daughter. When he encounters Mercy he immediately senses she is a Queen, someone with great power in their society. After the horrible reign of the last queen Lilith it is a risk to bring young Mercy back to their ship. Mercy meets her family and has to learn her skills and who she can or cannot trust. Reaper is the brother of Dem and we see some more of Sanah and Dem and their little girl. I enjoyed the blossoming relationship between Reaper and Mercy.
The writing is pleasant and very good. I so enjoyed this story that I was disappointed it ended. I know there will be more stories of Mercy/Reaper and the epilogue was the opening to the next book.
I hope the writing duo will write fast, as I can hardly wait!