Xenogeneic: First Contact
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“A suspenseful, action-packed space saga featuring a strong female protagonist, Xenogeneic: First Contact is a gem for connoisseurs of genre, and highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review
“An exciting and provocative novel for readers of all ages.” – Paige Doepke (Windy City Reviews)
“Lovers of sci-fi will enjoy alien invasion theme and strong smart female protagonist who is at forefront of saving Earth.” – Laura Fabiani
KIDNAPPED HUMANS … DESPERATE ALIENS … FIGHT FOR EXISTENCE.
Dr. Elena Pyetrov’s father vanished in space 18 years ago while searching for extraterrestrial life. As a determined aerospace engineer, Elena finally gets her mission to search for answers and to continue her father’s exploration. Her ship is pulled off course and crashes.
For thousands of years, aliens peacefully watched Earth. Now, the alien Knoonk have lost their civil war around a distant star and captured the nearby research station to hide and regroup. They present themselves as persecuted pilgrims needing a new home and plan to possess and colonize Earth. Unable to live in Earth’s toxic environment, the Knoonk kidnap humans and use genetic engineering to adapt the Knoonk to Earth.
Surviving the crash, Elena and her shipmates are transported to a closed cave system where the Knoonk monitor and control everything. She’s plagued by personal demons—loss of family and strange Navajo nightmares—that leave her adverse to commitment. She meets a traumatized half-sister who may hold the key to survival. Elena tries to connect with her sister and with their hosts to find ways to work together, but Knoonk leaders force the humans to submit as slaves. The aliens use illusions, distractions, and social experiments to learn from their hostages and keep them off balance. Resistance by humans brings swift punishment to break their spirit.
Elena receives unexpected help from some aliens, which raises the stakes and possibilities for finding escape and a way to save humanity … unless she’s a pawn in a bigger game. As she struggles through one deception after another, she’s shaken to her core. Nothing is as it appears.
With time running out, can Elena dig deep enough to uncover the alien plan and find a way to stop them? If she fails, the Knoonk will take Earth, enslaving or exterminating the human race. If she succeeds, the price may be the loss of everyone she loves. Is she willing to sacrifice them to save the world?