Challenging Saber

Challenging Saber

The Alliance, Book 4

A damaged alien warrior fights to save the human woman he loves when she is caught behind enemy lines during a civil war.

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Sometimes it takes losing the one thing closest to a warrior’s heart to wake the beast that lives inside him…

Saber, a wounded Trivator, believes he is no longer a fit warrior, much less strong enough to claim a mate. Scarred, he does everything in his power to push away the delicate human female he has fallen in love with. He knows that she deserves a warrior who can protect her, not one that will need her constant help.

Taylor Sampson may be human, but that doesn’t make her weak. She and her two older sisters survived living on Earth for four years after their world went crazy. She is all grown up now and has her eye on the one stubborn Trivator that captured her heart seven years before.

Taylor has one last requirement in order to complete her schooling. Once she finishes, she plans to show Saber that he is the man she wants, but when the planet she is on erupts into a civil war, she is trapped behind enemy lines. When Saber discovers that Taylor has been left behind, the warrior inside him refuses to think of her as collateral damage in a savage battle for power.

Journey to a lawless, alien world and discover what happens when the beast awakens inside a damaged Trivator warrior when the woman he loves is threatened.

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Seven Years Before – Earth:

“I swear, Hunter, if that she-creature bites, hits, or tries to escape one more time, I’m going to put her in a cage!” Saber growled, staring at the petite female standing behind his friend.  “Why you little…!”

“Saber,” Hunter grimaced, looking at his friend’s murderous face. “She is a defenseless female.”

Saber could see what Hunter couldn’t. His hands curled into tight fists at the self- satisfied smirk on the young human’s face. He didn’t care that she was under Hunter’s protection.

Saber was about to throw her over his shoulder and scare a little respect into her. He rubbed his wrist. He was sure she had drawn blood this time. He wondered if the healer had checked her for any diseases.

“I swear, Hunter,” Saber started to say before clamping his lips shut. “Go, check on the other females. I will watch over her,” he finally said with a tired sigh.

“Are you sure? I could see if another warrior…,” Hunter offered before giving Saber a strange look when a low snarl escaped his friend.

“Did he just snarl?” The young female asked in awe. “What are you guys? That sounded just like a cat. I heard one do something similar at the zoo. Does he need to be caged or something? He isn’t going feral, is he? Ugh! I bit him. You don’t think he has rabies, do you? Maybe he should be quarantined. My neighbor did that to a feral cat that she found in the woods near our house. Do you guys have those big pet containers?”

“Taylor,” Hunter warned, glancing at Saber’s red face. “Saber is fine. He is under control. Isn’t that right, Saber?”

“Oh, I am under complete control,” Saber said with a tight, sharp-tooth smile. “Just leave the little human to me.”

“Thank you,” Hunter said with a relieved smile. “I won’t be long. I hope that the healer will allow me to bring both of her siblings back to my rooms.”

“Take your time, we will be fine, won’t we, Taylor?” Saber promised.

He stared over Hunter’s shoulder. His intense eyes locked with Taylor’s wary ones that gazed back at him with growing alarm. He rolled his shoulders and bent his neck from side to side, enjoying the feeling of the crack that released the tension that was building inside him.

“Keep her safe, Saber,” Hunter finally said, breaking the growing silence. “Her sister is my Amate. That means that Taylor, and Jordan, are now under my protection.”

“I know what it means, Hunter,” Saber growled, not taking his eyes off of Taylor. “I promise, there won’t be a single bruise on her.”

Hunter nodded, glancing once more at Taylor before reluctantly stepping around the table in the nearly deserted cafeteria. Saber had to give Taylor credit, she didn’t scream until Hunter walked out of the room. Still, he should have known it wouldn’t be easy to catch her. She was fast, slippery, and…, he thought as he wiped the white gooey food matter from his face, creative when it came to escaping.

“I am so looking forward to wrapping my hands around her little neck,” he muttered under his breath as several warriors watched from the corner of the room. “Taylor, get down from there right now!” He ordered, looking at the top of the line of cabinets attached to the far wall.

“Why don’t you try to make me, you moron?” She snapped. “I’ve got a bowl of…,” she glanced at the orange mixture with a frown. “Orange goop and I’m not afraid to use it.”

Saber flicked a piece of green food particle off his left shoulder. Right now, he was wearing just about every other color of food matter the cafeteria served. Why not add the last? He was going to need to visit the human version of a cleaning unit as it was.

 

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57 Comments

  1. Morgan says:

    YAAAS! I’m so excited!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Morgan. I have to admit, I love writing!

  2. Jules says:

    YES!

    I’ve been waiting for this book for so long!

    1. admin says:

      It is going to be a great story! 🙂

  3. Robin Thompson says:

    Can’t wait!

    1. admin says:

      It is definitely going to be worth the wait! Taylor had me laughing at the very start.

  4. Kandi Candelas says:

    Omg I can’t wait!!!! Tapping foot!!!!

    1. admin says:

      You tap your foot, Kandi, I’ll tap away on the keyboard! Deal?

  5. Elena Flores says:

    I have been waiting for this book for a long time and the wait is so worth it ! Can’t wait to read it SE Smith you have made me so happy. Have I told you that you are amazing!

    1. admin says:

      LOL. Thank you, Elena. I have to admit, just the beginning of the story had me laughing. Taylor is a handful!

  6. ivystar says:

    I cant wait for this installation of the Alliance!! Way to go Saber and Taylor!!

    1. admin says:

      LOL. Poor Saber may not be so happy right now. Taylor is giving him fits – again!

  7. Maria Mcgoldrick says:

    This would be a great Christmas present lol just love all your books keep them coming?

    1. admin says:

      Writing right now! 🙂

    2. Maria Mcgoldrick says:

      I’ve just listened to the song listen to your heart what a beautiful song.Have shared with all my friends.its sooooo Taylor and Saber

      1. admin says:

        I thought so when I heard it. I knew I had to download it. You’ll really understand when you read their story.

  8. Mel says:

    Lol they say patience is a virtue hmm mustn’t be very virtuous. I am so looking forward to this one I had reread the other 3 books which makes waiting even harder now.

    1. admin says:

      Poor Saber is going to have his hands full with Taylor. It is fun learning their story.

  9. Maria says:

    I love your books!!!! Keep them coming…. you’re such an amazing writer love your imagination

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Maria! I’m just happy that you can enjoy the journey with me!

  10. Jackie says:

    Yay!!! I cannot wait this is one my favorite series!! I know Taylor and Saber’s book is going to be awesome.

    1. admin says:

      I’m hoping so, Jackie. I love seeing each character’s personality as it comes alive on the pages.

  11. Amber says:

    Can’t wait for it to come out watching and wait for the next in every series.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Amber. Expect Saber, then Jaguin! 🙂

  12. Claudia says:

    I can’t wait… I love all the SE Smith books, have read almost all and cannot wait. This series is awesome!!! Love Saber

    1. admin says:

      I writing! 🙂 Thank you again for your support!

  13. Jane says:

    Please please put these on audible it’s driving me nuts having to wait so long… Still waiting on daggers story. Everyone is so ahead of me 🙁

    1. admin says:

      Dagger is in production. I’ll get Saber going as soon as it is ready. xoxox

  14. Misty says:

    So excited to see another Alliance book coming out!! 😉 Those men are what got me to reading your books! 😉

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Misty! I love each story. They are unique and the feelings they bring out are amazing.

  15. Cindysue Muir says:

    Taylor is so much like my daughter, I swear you stole the character from my home. Saber is perfect for her, and it’s about time Saber realized it. Can’t wait.

    1. admin says:

      He might be a little hard headed, but Taylor is just as determined! Hugs to your daughter! She’ll make someone very happy one day.

  16. Lauren says:

    YAY! It’s going to be SO good. I feel like I’ve been waiting FOR-EVER for this book!! SQUEE!!!!

    1. admin says:

      LOL. I’m trying to remember how many books I’ve written this year. I tend to lose track.

  17. Chris says:

    Its sounding great so far, if you ask me Tailor is just what the old fuddy duddy needs. She keeps him on his toes can’t wait to read the book. It seams like forever waiting for it. The Alliance in my favorite series so far.

    KEEP IT UP THESE ARE AWESOME.
    OH WILL THERE BE ONE ABOUT THUNDER?

    1. admin says:

      Yes, and Edge, Arrow, and Jag! LOL.

  18. Daisy says:

    OMG, OMG, OMG
    I’m looking forward to reading this book. I hope will be soon.

    1. admin says:

      LOL. It will be, Daisy. I’m really enjoying the story. xoxox

  19. Edith Wright says:

    When can we pre order the book

    1. admin says:

      I’m hoping by this coming weekend (first of November).

  20. Jacqui says:

    Looking forward to getting this on pre-order but it will be even better once the books out. Keep writing please I love reading your books although my kids think I’m crazy when I start laughing to myself :p

    1. admin says:

      Hi Jacqui! Thank you so very much! I’ll have the pre-order for Saber and Taylor’s story by November 10th. I plan on continuing to write as long as I can! 🙂

  21. Aneeqa says:

    I love the alliance series. Each story is so captivating. I can’t wait to read Taylor’s story. I’m curious to know which character would you next focus on in this series?

    1. admin says:

      Each book brings into focus another character. I usually don’t know until they start whispering in my ear again. LOL. I’ll update this once I know for sure! 🙂

  22. jassy t says:

    Ooh oohnohhh I’ve been waiting for this to come out….im sioo excited can’t wait to read..this is the couple I’ve been waiting for

    1. admin says:

      Awesome! 🙂

  23. Chris says:

    Wanna read it now, I have been waiting for this story for SOooo long now. Any chance of another story with Thunder in it?

    1. admin says:

      LOL. Yes and with Edge and Jag and a few others!

  24. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading S E Smiths wonderful engaging books, and I know Challenging Saber will be no different.

    Throughout the Alliance series, Taylor has been a handful. My favourite scene is from the first book Hunter when she refers to Saber as an old fuddy-duddy classic! 🙂 can’t wait until the books launch date Dec 1st 🙂

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  25. Allyson says:

    December 1st can’t get here soon enough!!!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you, Allyson! LOL. Hugs. I really hope you enjoy Taylor and Saber’s story as much as I do. I can tell you that there will be more of them to come in future stories!

      1. Athena W says:

        Destin’s Hold… The fight to save Earth has just begun…

        Omg, when does this book get released?

        1. S.E. Smith says:

          It will be out this coming year. No definite release date as yet. I am working on my schedule for next year.

  26. Keri East says:

    I have devoured the first two in this series today alone and cannot wait to tackle Dagger and Jordan’s story tomorrow! I am thankful I didn’t start this series until closer to Taylor and Saber’s story but that few day wait until Dec 1 is going to be über painful!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      LOL. I’m glad you are enjoying the stories. There are so many I want to write, it is often hard to wait to get to them.

  27. Daisy says:

    When will this story be available on audiable.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      It is currently in production. I’m expecting a late January release. Tink’s Neverland, Hannah’s Warrior and Voyage of the Defiance are now available and A Dragonlings’ Magical Christmas will be available any day.

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