There's no way I'm letting this alien who calls me his Xiveri mate claim me as his. He may say the right things and stir emotions in me I never expected to feel again for any male, but his kind has already taken too much from me as is.
Trapped now on his harsh, snow-consumed planet waiting to be hunted, with no way of escape, I'll do the only thing I can. The one thing I've been training for since the aliens first came to the human moon colony to hurt us. I'll fight.
Nobu has never seen a queen before who is able to wield sword and staff, fist and tongue. A warrior queen, and mine to claim. But when her hate puts the entire village at risk, I finally come to understand the provenance of her pain.
While she is the only one who can unravel it, I can teach her control, acceptance, release. But first I will need her trust. And only then can we fight together against our shared enemy and bring him to his knees.
Taken to Nobu is a full-length (90k words), standalone, SciFi romance complete with an alpha alien overlord, proud warrior heroine of color, fated mates who are also enemies-to-lovers, world building and extra steamy bits.
Trigger warning: this book is about a woman overcoming a past sexual trauma (neither described nor depicted) and the gentle, but firm male who helps her get there. All Xiveri Mates books can be read as standalones, each one with a guaranteed HEA, however I recommend reading book 1 first as this helps sets the stage.
Taken to Nobu hardcover
★★★★★ "With strong females at the front of her stories, women's issues around violence and second rate citizens are weaved into gritty fiction with some hot sex scenes that you don't even realise your being taught a lesson about how humans in our real world can sometimes be the bad guys." - Time-Travel Romance Author, Brona Mills
★★★★★ "I loved Kinan's patience and devotion. Kiki was damaged, but also one fierce heroine. I am hoping we get 5-7 books – greedy much?" - Badass Reads and Reviews
★★★★★ "I thought I loved book one, but book two just blew me away." - Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "With so many writers basically doing a "wash, rinse, repeat" with their main characters in a series...Mrs Stephens gave two different stories that still tie into the overall arc. This book felt familiar in ways that brought some tears." - High Society Book Reviews
★★★★★ "Elizabeth Stephens has worked her way into being on of my favorite authors." - Goodreads Reviewer