Author: Alison Aimes
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Indie Published
Print Length: 239 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital
HIS PLANET. HIS RULES… Trapped by Alison
Aimes is an action-packed, smoldering sci-fi romance that takes you to the
brink of oblivion on a planet where only the strong survive….When Bella West
crash lands on prison planet Dragath25, the only thing standing between her and
a mass of brutal criminals is one of their own, a ruthless loner known only as
673. But what starts out as a desperate trade based on protection and raw lust
soon blossoms into a scorching need that will push them both to the edge.
A tale of unbridled desire, stunning
sacrifice, and unwavering love, Trapped is the first book in The Condemned
Series. It is available for pre-order now.
Cadet Bella West has one simple objective when she
joins the scientific mission to Dragath25, the notorious prison planet housing
Earth’s condemned. Earn the credits necessary to save her family from
starvation. But when her shuttle crashes and the majority of her crew perish,
her simple mission becomes complicated fast. Now, to stay alive she’ll have to
depend on one of Dragath’s own. But such protection doesn’t come free.
Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, 673 has become
more beast than man after eight grueling years on an unforgiving, hazardous
planet of dirt and rock—and even more treacherous inhabitants. He doesn’t look
out for anyone but himself and he certainly never grows attached. So when the
bold female offers him pleasure in return for protection, he takes the deal
without hesitation. He never expects how her touch will alter him. Or the
growing realization that saving her may be the key to his own salvation.
as dangers mount and their ‘simple’ deal unravels will he prove to be her
surprise savior or her ultimate downfall? Because caring for someone on
Dragath25 may prove the greatest hazard of all.
One in the Condemned Series, Trapped has a HEA ending and can be read as a
“Come.” He held
out a calloused palm.
hard, her stare raking from his scowling face to his wide chest and muscular
thighs. Payment had already come due.
grabbed Bella’s arm, glaring at the mud man. “This isn’t right. Take me
“It’s okay.” Bella
hurriedly slid her hand into his. Davies offer was unbelievably brave, but
Bella would never allow it. Her colleague was Council—and injured. She’d never
survive this. Plus, the idea of a deal had been Bella’s from the start. And she
couldn’t regret it. Not when they were all still alive.
His skin was
rough—and surprisingly warm.
A shiver slid down
her spine. So much so that it took her a second to realize he’d gone perfectly
still. His gaze locked on their intertwined palms. Something that looked a lot
like wonder etched in the hard planes of his face.
Her gaze skittered
to Davies’. Her colleague looked equally confused.
It hit Bella then.
Human contact. He was reacting to the sensation of touch. Cherishing something
as simple as the heat of her palm against his.
A wave of sympathy
rippled through her. This man might be a criminal, but he was also a living
being. One who had clearly been alone for a very long time.
On instinct, she
interlaced her fingers with his, pressing their hands closer.
He shuddered, his
eyes sinking shut, his face tilting upward, the way a person might delight in
the sun on his face after a hard, dark winter. Her chest went tight.
After a lifetime
of being just one more mouth to feed, one more body that had to be clothed and
housed using Earth’s ever dwindling resources, the feeling of mattering to
someone was unfamiliar—and nice.
“It’s okay.” It was
the same words she’d said before, but this time she meant it. “We‘re on your
His eyes flared
open, his grip tightening, more possessive now than cherishing. All hints of
vulnerability wiped away. “I’m not looking for a friend.”
About Alison Aimes:
Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy sci fi Condemned series and the
contemporary romance Billionaire's Revenge series.
A PhD graduate in Modern History, she's always had a love for
dramatic stories and great books. Now, she's moving across eras to create sexy
stories full of intrigue, action, and passion, but always with a happy ending.
She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her
dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family
and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga,
listening to TED talks about pretty much anything, but especially space, or,
last but not least, sitting on her couch imagining her characters' next great