Adult content. Please note this book is not suitable for those under 18 years.



He hides his true form to protect her. The deception won’t go unpunished.

Restrain by Treaty is the second of a short story collection of futuristic space opera romance.

After decades of war, the Qui Empress ushers in a new era when she takes a human tribute as her price for a peace treaty with Earth. She orders the surrender of all human prisoners of war.

Ardant’s mission is to retrieve Captain Bea Solomon and bring her safely home. He finds Bea at the mercy of a flesh dealer, so mistreated that the sight of Ardant’s winged lizard form terrifies her. To gain her trust and rescue both her mind and body, Ardant makes a decision that traps him in a lie.

Bea recovers in his care, blissfully unaware her savior is not the man she is growing to love. Ardant is Qui, a member of the shapeshifter alien race who once ordered the decimation of Earth. Attractions collide, pheromones explode, and Ardant clings to his human form by the shreds of his failing willpower. At his wit’s end, he enlists Bea’s help to restrain his baser needs… but this Captain enjoys having a handsome man bound and at her mercy.

As passions rise and Ardant’s deception fractures, he faces the approaching reckoning. For no restraint can protect Bea from the devastating truth waiting to destroy her delicate peace of mind.

This sexy scifi romance tale is the second in a futuristic collection inspired by Under By Treaty, a space opera romance in Kayla Stonor’s Surrender collection. Each tale in the Qui Treaty Collection is a standalone novella set in the Qui galactic empire, with annihilation of mankind held at bay only through the Treaty consummated between the Qui Empress and the human consort abducted under its terms.

Reader please note: Kayla Stonor’s stories can be dark and edgy, hot and wicked, punishing and uplifting. If you find certain themes uncomfortable reading, these stories may not be for you. Although this shifter story is standalone, it is set within a wider space opera saga and it is recommended that the short stories are read in order.


5* Amazon Review by Marianne: “Restrain by Treaty is my favorite installment in the Qui universe to date. The lengths Ardant goes to, just to prove his devotion to this broken human female, is unbelievably heartwarming, selfless and sweet.” Click here to see full review.

4* Amazon Review by Sabrina: “The feels! I don’t know what else to say! Well written, great characters, the perfect amount of emotion…” Click here to see full review.

4* Amazon Review by Phenomenally Me: “Awesome space opera, totally fantastic in all the violence and hot alien sex that goes rompin around in this book.” Click here to see full review.

5* Goodreads Review by Shurrn: “ “This was a wonderfully sexy addition to the Qui Treaty Collection. Bea Solomon is nothing short of glorious. Such a fabulous read.” Review followed by excerpt.” Click here to see full review.

4* Goodreads Review by Meigan: “ “This novella series really packs quite a wallop — despite the stories being so short, Stonor manages to cram as much sexual tension in as possible. I absolutely love the immediacy of lust and how each race can’t resist the other, despite their seemingly pointless efforts at trying to fight the attraction. ” Click here to see full review.