Thrifty Thursday Review: Hunted by the Alien Assassin (Mates of the Kaluma, #1) by Ella Maven

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Mates of the Kaluma, #1
Ella Maven
Erotic Science Fiction Romance
July 16, 2021


I always take out my target… until her.

Bosa: I have many talents and they’re all for hire. My best skill is hunting the dregs of the galaxy, and when I find my prey… let’s say no one ever hears from them again. My latest target is a human trafficker and the kicker is… she’s human. Selling her own kind? I’ll relish this. But when I find there’s more to her story than I’ve been told, suddenly I’m not sure who’s hunting who.

Karina: I’ve heard of the big Kaluma with a spiked bat so I know evading him won’t be a cake walk. As my assassin, he’s ruthless. Until he finds out my truth. Now he’s sticking by my side, claiming me as his mate, and I can’t believe it but… I think I’m falling for the cocky alien with glowing blue eyes.

Hunted by the Alien Assassin is a full-length SciFi romance featuring a big bronze alien with a dirty mouth and a woman with a penchant for getting into trouble… no matter what galaxy she’s in.


Thrifty Thursday is hosted by Books Of My Heart and the purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free at some point.
Kindle freebie on April 9th, 2022.


Hunted by the Alien Assassin is book one in the Mates of the Kaluma series by Ella Maven.

This is my first taste of Ella Maven and I loved it. I picked up Hunted by the Alien Assassin as a freebie. I was delighted, entertained, & enthralled.

When I started I didn’t know that the Mates of the Kaluma is a spin-off of The Drixonian Warriors series, so I felt like I was missing something at the beginning since Bosa, our hero, mentioned another alien race, but that feeling soon went away and I was swept up into the adventure and romance.

Bosa is a sexy hawt alpha and Karina is a strong heroine. I loved them as individuals and together. Each has their own trials and things too over come; besides trying to stay alive. I adored their humor and banter. Their romance was fun and the sexy times enjoyable.

Hunted by the Alien Assassin was an exciting read. It’s got humor, romance, action and just the right amount of sexy times. I can’t wait to read on in the Mates of the Kaluma series and to start The Drixonian Warriors series.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Thrifty Thursday Review: Hunted by the Alien Assassin (Mates of the Kaluma, #1) by Ella Maven

  1. Love that you found a new author/series to enjoy. I’ll have to check it out since I love sci-fi romance.
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    • I enjoyed this series and author. Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Your book fits right in with my theme this month! I’m glad you found a good one.
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    • Ya, I thought the same thing when I saw your post this month.