On wings, rising (Encounters #1)

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Dinun can’t fly—but he could be the answer to an Angel’s prayer.

Book 1 of the Encounters series

Barely tolerated by his own kind, Dinun is a self-reliant soul who scratches out a living from the great, empty lands of Quarn. Always looking for unexpected treasure, he never dreams of finding an injured Angel.

Moon belongs to a race of telepathic winged humanoids. Exquisitely beautiful, sexually playful, Angels have always fascinated humans. Dinun’s feelings for Moon take flight as they become lovers, but a planetary invasion could destroy their future together.

Centuries ago, humans on Quarn saved their race from destruction by joining their DNA with that of the Angels. Now full-blood humans are stealing Angel children—including Moon’s son—for barbaric experiments. The full-bloods are prepared to slaughter anyone who gets in their way.

Thrust into a desperate race against time to save the infants, Dinun and Moon must battle against a people with weapons far beyond anything the Angels—or their human friends—can hope to defeat. Dinun brings to the fight his bravery and a determination to be true to himself. Will that be enough to save the children, and win the Angel he’s come to love?


Wow! I loved this book. This is only the second work I’ve read from author Ann Somerville, and I have to say it’s made me want to read everything I can get my hands on that she has written. This novella sucked me in and refused to let me go. I actually had to stop and put it down for a bit because I didn’t want to finish it too quickly. – Hayley at Fallen Angel Reviews

On Wings Rising is fast-paced and smoothly written. It sticks to one viewpoint (Dinun’s) and pares everything down to just enough descriptive touches to help you see the action. All this enables the story to succeed within the notoriously difficult “short novel” or novella format; not many authors can pull this off. – Val Kovalin