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Birthright: Beacon 1 by [Parv, Valerie]
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Length: 293 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A threat beyond anything humanity has ever faced is racing toward our solar system. Will those who can stop it learn to work together before it's too late?



Adam Desai is a self-made man. From humble and mysterious origins he has built a career as the director of a prestigious space center. He is also a man who knows right from wrong, and something about the impending launch of the shuttle Arrafin seems very wrong.



Deputy Governor Shana Akers is used to handling high-stakes situations. But can she believe Adam's suspicions? The launch is worth millions to the local area, and she knows she's not always the most level-headed when it comes to Adam.



On the day of the launch, Adam is confronted by a pair of mysterious visitors, and suddenly everything he has ever believed about himself must change. Faced with a danger that threatens the entire planet, Adam and Shana must find the strength to trust not only each other, but the visitors, whose unusual abilities defy explanation.



Only united do they stand a chance of averting disaster, and their choices will set them on a path to reclaiming humanity's birthright.



This thrilling story of aliens living among us is perfect for fans of A.G. Riddle, Rysa Walker and Linnea Sinclair.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (10 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AU0N7BI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #337,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So many of the themes hovered around with me well after I'd finished this great story. We have all felt like aliens at some stage in life. Valerie explores the theme within a captivating thriller.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars `Man looks aloft, and with erected eyes, Beholds his own hereditary skies.' Ovid 28 February 2014
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
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Awards for writers are awards and the spectrum of kudos bestowed on writers is quite extensive. However, in Australian author Valerie Parv's case she has not only been the recipient of numerous honors (Pioneer Award from RT Book Reviews in New York for one) but now the Australian chapter of Romance Writers of America has established the Valerie Parv Award in her honor - an award which is now run by Romance Authors of Australia! She has written 50 novels, 24 non-fiction titles, dozens of short stories in major magazines, and has a movie script currently in pre-production. New Woman magazine has names her `One of the planet's most widely read romance fiction writers,' and she has been honored as an Australia Day Ambassador.

With that depth of experience it is no wonder that Valerie Parv has created her own environment for her romance suspense novels in a fictional place she calls the island kingdom of Carramer, an isolated South Pacific location that serves as the stage on which BIRTHRIGHT is played. The plot line as condensed by the author reads, `Former police officer turned deputy governor, Shana Akers, is used to handling high-stakes situations. But after learning that a space shuttle mission about to be launched from her island home may have a shocking secret agenda, she must turn for answers to the man who has challenged her mind and emotions for years. Scientific genius and space center director, Adam Desai, is a truly self-made man. Found adrift at sea as a baby, he knows nothing about his origins until two VIPs attending the launch force him to confront the truth about his past, changing everything Adam has ever believed about himself. Faced with a danger that threatens the entire world, can Adam and Shana find the strength to trust not only each other, but also the mysterious VIPs whose unusual abilities defy logical thinking? Especially when it becomes clear that they'll need all of their combined resources to reclaim humanity's birthright...'

Interesting, palpably real characters placed in a fantasy obtuse situation is a challenge for any writer, but Parv's ability as a wordsmith as well as her owning an imagination that pushes the limits at the most unexpected moments creates a story that marries topical splendor, aliens, evil astronauts, intrigue, pulsatile romance, and fascinating alien politics. And to keep the philosophical fires fanned, BIRTHRIGHT is about the journey to self-discovery. Only Valerie Parv could stir this brew successfully and she is a wonder of a chef! Grady Harp, February, February 14
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Man looks aloft, and with erected eyes, Beholds his own hereditary skies.' Ovid 28 February 2014
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
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Awards for writers are awards and the spectrum of kudos bestowed on writers is quite extensive. However, in Australian author Valerie Parv's case she has not only been the recipient of numerous honors (Pioneer Award from RT Book Reviews in New York for one) but now the Australian chapter of Romance Writers of America has established the Valerie Parv Award in her honor - an award which is now run by Romance Authors of Australia! She has written 50 novels, 24 non-fiction titles, dozens of short stories in major magazines, and has a movie script currently in pre-production. New Woman magazine has names her `One of the planet's most widely read romance fiction writers,' and she has been honored as an Australia Day Ambassador.

With that depth of experience it is no wonder that Valerie Parv has created her own environment for her romance suspense novels in a fictional place she calls the island kingdom of Carramer, an isolated South Pacific location that serves as the stage on which BIRTHRIGHT is played. The plot line as condensed by the author reads, `Former police officer turned deputy governor, Shana Akers, is used to handling high-stakes situations. But after learning that a space shuttle mission about to be launched from her island home may have a shocking secret agenda, she must turn for answers to the man who has challenged her mind and emotions for years. Scientific genius and space center director, Adam Desai, is a truly self-made man. Found adrift at sea as a baby, he knows nothing about his origins until two VIPs attending the launch force him to confront the truth about his past, changing everything Adam has ever believed about himself. Faced with a danger that threatens the entire world, can Adam and Shana find the strength to trust not only each other, but also the mysterious VIPs whose unusual abilities defy logical thinking? Especially when it becomes clear that they'll need all of their combined resources to reclaim humanity's birthright...'

Interesting, palpably real characters placed in a fantasy obtuse situation is a challenge for any writer, but Parv's ability as a wordsmith as well as her owning an imagination that pushes the limits at the most unexpected moments creates a story that marries topical splendor, aliens, evil astronauts, intrigue, pulsatile romance, and fascinating alien politics. And to keep the philosophical fires fanned, BIRTHRIGHT is about the journey to self-discovery. Only Valerie Parv could stir this brew successfully and she is a wonder of a chef! Grady Harp, February, February 14
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Cracking Good Read! 28 February 2014
By John J. Staughton - Published on Amazon.com
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What starts out as a relatively simple novel with a clear direction quickly becomes a tangled and fascinating story that draws the reader to perpetually turn to the next page. The subtle blend of the supernatural with a majority of real, rational events leaves the reader unsure of what sort of world he is reading about. I think the character development, although slow at first, was drawn out in a perfect way, unraveling as the plot did. It was a simultaneous growth of my affection for the characters and my intrigue with the novel, which is not an easy thing to do for most writers.

It was balanced and filled with enough mystery and uncertainty to make it almost impossible not to guess as you read along, working to solve puzzles and confusing connections a few pages before the author pulled back the curtain. My only critique is that some of the characters didn't seem to fill their roles or contribute to the overall plot as much as I expected. While there are always lead characters and foils, I felt myself confused by how much I cared or knew about one character that didn't necessarily end up being all that significant. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed Parv's skill and wide range of knowledge, making this book a mixture of many genres. It was a sci-fi, romance, mystery thriller that truly kept me on the edge of every word. I will definitely be reading more work by Parv in the future.
4.0 out of 5 stars Multi-dimensional Sci-Fi 26 January 2014
By lroger - Published on Amazon.com
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“Birthright” is one of those books that started a bit shaky but got better once I managed to understand the plot and the characters. There was a lot of technical jargon that I found confusing, since I have very little background in government space programs, and that kept me from truly enjoying the book. I kept having to re-read specific paragraphs to understand conversations, and that disrupted the flow of the book. But again, once I figured out the writer and the overall feel of the book, it got so much better.

Various things about this book make it unique: the initial setting of the island kingdom Mayat, the entire character of the protagonist Adam, and author Valerie Parv’s writing style. While there were a few hiccups here and there (such as the jargon mentioned before), she has a real vividness to her writing that works very well for sci-fi. I can definitely see why she is regarded as one of Australia’s top writers, because the story seemed to form naturally and wasn’t too forced.

When writing a book about outer space and other worlds, it becomes especially important to describe it in such detail that the reader and the author see the same place, as there is no history to go off of. Parv does this in the most amazing manner, since there is nothing superfluous in her details and I was able to imagine all of the different settings and foreign lands.

Filled with multi-dimensional characters, this book was intense, romantic, and extra-terrestrial all at the same time. By combining these genres, Parv has created a wonderful book that will definitely entertain you.
4.0 out of 5 stars More Science Fiction Than Romance, More Human Than Science Fiction 2 March 2014
By Casia P. Courtier - Published on Amazon.com
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From the blurb you would think this book was a Romance with Science Fiction elements. In truth, it's a Science Fiction with a small dash of Romance. Sex is mentioned, but only mentioned. It is Adam Desai's discovery of who he is that is the focus of the book.

What I like about this book is that Parv wrote in various character point of views, which brought in the idea that this wasn't your typical science fiction or romance. You get to see the motivations of the villains (yes, two main villains!) and when you would feel some pity for one, Parv quickly shows personality issues about him that makes you despise him.

The writing is easy to get into and I really would have been done in one day if it wasn't for being sick. The characters are well developed, both the main two and the other more minor characters (who I wouldn't say are minor). In the midst of the tension there are laughs. You will want to yell at the villain and wish there was a way that he was stopped after many scenes.

I was literally cheering on the characters and yelling at the main baddie. I'm serious, I was into it. I was so into it, I read 80% of it yesterday. Like I said before, if I wasn't sick, this book would have been a one day read. That's how much I enjoyed it. I wonder if more will be written with these set of characters and world. There is so much more that could happen, that I would love to see more.