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The Harvest: Taken

M.A. Church

Out of Print

In the year 2050, humanity finds out they are indeed not alone.

Massive space ships appear without warning above the capital cities of all major nations. The planet Tah'Nar is dying. Chemical warfare has reduced the once-intersexed warrior race to sterility. They need fresh DNA in order to reproduce and have an idea for a harvesting program... and so they turn to Earth.

Earth governments negotiate a lottery, and Dale Michael assumes he's safe since he's under the Harvest age limit. How wrong he is. He's illegally harvested and claimed by Tah'Narian starship captain Keyno Shou. From the moment Keyno sees Dale, he knows he must claim the spirited human male for his own. What he doesn’t expect is a spitfire with a mind of his own—and a deadly disease that will require a risky procedure to cure.

It was in the year 2050 when humanity found out that it was, indeed, not alone in the universe.

They appeared without warning above the capitals of all major nations. The huge, menacing, and completely unresponsive space ships dominated the skies, sending the media into a complete tailspin. The governments of our world argued back and forth on what to do. But, in the end, they did nothing.

First contact came within hours of the sightings. The question of what these aliens wanted prompted emergency closed-door meetings in Norway, held by NATO. Meetings were held by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Union of South American Nations, the African Union, and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, among others. The media speculated endlessly. The talks lasted for two days, while the world waited and watched. Early on the morning of the third day, a news conference was held and details were finally released to the public.

The name of their planet was Tah'Nar—and it was dying. Originally, the Tah'Narians had been an intersexed warrior race. Chemical warfare had essentially rendered them sterile. Many scientists from all over the world eagerly volunteered their assistance to aid the alien race. The benefits to our own world hovered foremost in the mind of every government official present at the meeting. The Tah'Narians required DNA for their harvesting program. Since we couldn't duplicate their technology, those males who were to participate had to be transported to their world, which, of course, triggered all sorts of questions from people. If these aliens were so advanced, why couldn't they extract the needed DNA? Why did humans have to be taken off-world? The story had more holes in it than Swiss cheese.

4.5 - Multi-tasking Momma
"For those who like mpreg stories and alien loving (like I do) Taken is one of the best reads to consider. Not once was my focus taken off from the unfolding story and surprisingly, this is quite a light and fast read. I will now have to anxiously await (once more) for the sequel of a truly interesting tale. Especially when the mpreg elements are going to be on full force. "

4.5 - Crystal at Crystal's Many Reviewers
"I’m not a big sci-fi reader. I think I have said that before, but for me to be able to enjoy a sci-fi type book, it has to be something that’s not overdone. Something that is so out there, that you have to wonder if it is possible for this to happen at some point in the future. With this book, I was scared a bit in the beginning because it seemed like it was a typical sci-fi alien book, but as I got further along in the story I couldn’t put it down! This isn’t your typical romance, or a sci-fi. There is drama, suspense, action, romance and smut all wrapped into a great book that will keep you wanting for more and more. This is the first book in The Harvest series and you can guarantee that I will be watching out for the rest of the series."

4.5 - Jackie at The Novel Approach
"I was happily surprised that I adored this story. It isn’t my usual, but maybe I am finding a new usual. I think Dale and Keyno are a great couple, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see what their next adventure will be. I highly recommend this book, but I will warn you, the ending is more of a HFN than a HEA. I know I will be gnawing my nails waiting for the next one to come out."

4 - Eva at The Jeep Diva
"The first book in The Harvest series is a mesmerizing and erotic m/m science fiction romance that intrigues as well as tantalizes. The author has created an intriguing as well as fascinating world with captivating characters that has the potential for lots of wonderful future stories. Of course I was a little upset with where the author decided to end this one, but that’s okay, I will impatiently wait for the next story in the series."

4 - Kristy at 3 Chicks After Dark
"BLOWN AWAY!! I was not expecting to like a more science fiction type book as much as I did this one. I loved the moments of discovery between Dale and Keyno. They are both eager to learn about each other and make the union work. Dale is never forced to lose his personality and be molded into something he is not by Keyno. Their passion and desire is intense and very primal. The Tah’Nar are so similar to cats with tails, purring, growling, fangs, pointy ears and a prowess that actually makes them very mysterious, dangerous and so damn hot!"

4 - Vanessa at V.C. Erotica
" This is Book 1 of The Harvest series, and I would say it creates a pretty solid foundation to start it off. The ending is a satisfactory one but at the same time, it definitely hints to another installment. If you are a fan of M/M science fiction and aren't too squeamish of the idea of male-pregnancy and dark themes like abduction, slavery, and violence, The Harvest (Book 1) will certainly satisfy. I think you'll enjoy it enough to dedicated yourself to the rest of the series. "

4 - Megan at Amethyst Daydreams
"Goodreads says that this book is only 165 pages but it feels like a full fledged book. I didn't feel like I was missing something like you usually do with short works. Dale is a man after my own heart because he never just does what he's told. He fights back and he tries to make things better for those around him. He does the right thing to the best of his ability- even when it gets him in trouble or puts him in danger. He also adapts to his new life and environment and decides to do the best he can with what he has, no matter the strange twists that his new life throws at him. The science behind the world of the Tah'Narians seems well thought out and explained. The world of space and far flung planets is beautifully crafted. All in all, this is a lovely romance with some surprising twists. "

4 - Elisa Rolle
"Let me say that I enjoyed the story, it was mostly light and cute, not really heavy-set on details like many sci-fi novels. So yes, I’m not a big fan of sci-fi, I prefer my stories like this one, but this is also a warning to possible readers of what they will have reading it, if you are hard-core sci-fi fans, maybe it’s good for you to set your expectation."

3 - Jenre at Well Read
"I had mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I loved the science fiction aspect to the story which was compelling and imaginative, and liked Keyno; on the other hand parts of the story were a little disappointing. I completely accept that this was more to do with my feelings towards Dale's behaviour and maybe that won't bother you. If you like Science Fiction stories then this could be the book for you and I would recommend it with a grade of 'Good'."

3 - Carissa at Sid Love Reviews
"I think this series has some real potential to grow, but I think to do that it needs to find a unique voice. So far, this one was edging a little too close to cliché romance novel language, for my tastes. But there were moments between Dale and Keyno that were both real and enticing to read. There are some really interesting side characters that were not fully fleshed out in this book, but could, with a little work, become real hooks for the readers. You have aliens, and not just the Tah”nar, running around in this space landscape and there is some pretty big potential for some really great fun."

0 - Serena at Rainbow Book Reviews
"If you like your science fiction a little wilder and out there, if you enjoy reading about captured mates who remain true to their own nature, and if you're looking for an entertaining space adventure with a healthy dose of romance and some very hot interspecies bedroom activities, then you will probably like this novel. It is the first of at least two, and the story sort of cuts off rather suddenly, so be aware of that to avoid disappointment. I have to say I really liked this first installment and look forward to the next one!"


The Harvest


70,000 words

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Lou Harper


M/M, aliens, science fiction