When Angels Cry (Starfire Angels Series) by Melanie Nilles
Series: Dark Angel Chroncles · Starfire Angels.
Approx. 29,130 words.
Published on March 23, 2010 by
Prairie Star Publishing.
Bound in a symbiosis to the entities of the Starfire crystal, Shartrael Padina is one of four Keepers protecting their power. When the Shirukan, elite soldiers of the Shirat Empire, attack, her mate is killed protecting her escape through a portal to Earth. There she must stay to protect her unborn child and the Starfire, but she hasn't escaped the Shirukan.