Miranda “Randy” Hart didn’t expect to be abducted by an
alien trader while doing her job. She’d been investigating
the kidnapping of several young women from a local night
club. Now she’s on a barren planet sold as a slave to the
golden-skinned Hirachi are an honorable warrior race, taking
pity on the Earth females, Khan, the leader, is drawn to
Miranda. He fears that the tiny women brought to their
world might not be compatible with the Hirachi. However,
the Hirachi breeding season is on the horizon, and soon, it
might not be a matter or choices with so few options.
O’Connor threw me into a scenario that covered all the bases
in practicality, even though this is a work of fiction.
From the time Miranda is kidnapped, I was taken by the hand
and given the full tour of “What if…?”
What if a
group of contemporary humans were abducted and thrown into
an alien world with aliens, no survival skills, and no
civilization, how well would they survive? Ms. O’Connor
paints a picture with Miranda, the stolen women and the
Hirachi that kept me turning pages. Even personality
differences are brought into play. The fact that some
people will never change and that no matter what happens to
them they are unable to rise above their self-absorption.
very likeable and resilient, even when she can’t overcome
obstacles. Her courage is infectious. I cheered her on
all the way to the end. Khan is sexy, Alpha, and noble. A
shield and buckler for his displaced and feisty Earth
woman. It was so easy to care about these characters and to
submerse myself into their world.
The Spawning is a novel bursting with imagery,
substance and realistic people. Ms. O’Connor has a gift for
making her characters and stories live whenever I read her
books, breathing originality and realism into every scene
from start to finish.