Addison Cain-Strangeways

So, Addison is back with a sorta new novella. This is one that showed up in another anthology last year or maybe the year before. But it has been extended and tweaked up a bit, and well, the tentacle dick is always worth a reread. I have a lot of things to say about Strangeways, so buckle yourself in and see what I have to say, shall we?

Over the generations, male birth numbers have gone done, and what males are born are generally dead by 40. It’s considered the duty of every guy out there to get out and spread his seed far and wide, and women are supposed to be all happy and shit, yeah, whatever dude. Emily has worked really hard over the years to not end up as one of the women who is going to be left as a single mom. She has a brother who is nearing 40 who is married and has kids and who Emily is trying to help support. Pretty much everything she makes that doesn’t go to feed or house her goes to her brother and his family.

She is a waitress at a nice restaurant, and one day, Phi shows up. As she leaves, he’s there, and she ends up taking him home, and fucks him silly, even though he’s an alien. And it’s pretty awesome, because he has the magical cock that does all kinds of cool things. It changes shape, it moves around, and there are yummy tentacles at the base. No knots, but tentacles that tickle all the good places has to be great. Anyway, Phi pays lots of attention to Emily, and all things are good.

This story, when I first read it, seemed very un-Addison like. It’s pretty sweet, has a very nice happy ending, and all sorts of good things happen.

But…

Then I reread it. If you want to read my new opinion, you will have to read under the picture, because that’s where they are all going to be.

I really do like this story and I do like it from both of the POVs I have on it, and which one I have can change from day to day, so that will give me a lot of rereading fun.

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So, here’s how I’ve changed my mind. If you look at the story, there’s a pretty deep level of dark going on, I think. I mean, Phi and his species are all doing this mind control thing, and the majority of the women that they are mating have been basically brainwashed into it. Plus, the aliens have used their powers to make the whole world feel very well disposed to them instead of afraid, like they might otherwise have been.

That makes me wonder if the guys are actually in love with the women that they are mating or if they have just picked a woman who they like and then brainwashed her into liking him so he can fuck her. And the women, of course, think that they are all head over heels, because of this whole urge thing, but do they ever develop real feelings about the aliens they have mated too?

And Emily, being who she is, does she decide that she’s going to just love him because it’s easier than fighting against him, does she actually catch the feelz, or is it a whole Stockholm kind of thing?

Like I said, I reread it and my perspective changed on it. I’ll have to go back and reread the original and see if I can pick up those things in the first one or if it is just in the extended version.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out at your favorite bookseller. Happy reading!

Lili Zander & Lee Savino-Draekon Conqueror

So, today we’re back to Lili and Lee’s Draekon world. Remember, these new books aren’t about the Draekons on the prison planet that we all know and love, and who come in pairs. These guys are the OG Draekon. The first Draekon ever to walk the universe. And they don’t need to mate in pairs. So, with that said, let’s talk about Draekon Conqueror.

Ruhan, AKA Third, found the first of the humans he was supposed to find, Amanda, and mailed her back to the rebellion, and yes, I mean that quite literally. He stuck her in a stasis pod and mailed her. But that left him free to go hunt down Lani, the other human. The two women had been together until pirates struck and the scientists who were torturing them managed to save only Amanda, leaving Lani to the pirates. They were planning on eating her, until she found out that they love storytellers. So, Lani played Scheherazade to the pirate captain, and she has survived for several weeks now. But, it’s getting close. His first mate has suggested that the captain could chop off her leg and still hear her tales.

Ruhan has signed on with the pirate ship as a mechanic. He knows that Lani is there, he just has to get her off the ship. His plan is to go in and grab her, go to an escape pod, and then take the two of them, plus his tech bot, which looks like a dog sized spider, Blue, back to his ship, on another planet. So, of course, when he goes to check on the escape pods, they are in terrible shape. So, Ruhan and Blue spend their night working on the escape pod so that when they get a chance to escape, they can. And seriously, it’s a good idea, because as soon as he gets the pod fixed, they get attacked. So, he goes and grabs Lani, and it turns out that the ship’s cook is also a Draekon, and they take him with him.

All goes well, until they get shot down over the nearest inhabited planet, and it turns out to be one that Ruhan devastated back in the day. So, whoops?

I really like Ruhan. I love his sassy, flirty attitude. He turns everything into a joke and doesn’t seem like he’s all that serious, which could probably get really annoying really fast, but the fact is, he is really serious, down deep. He’s a really good character, and I really like him a lot. That mix of flirt and sincerity is just a fun mix, and one that I really dig because I’m kinda like that too, at least at times. I love how he is so devoted to tech, and you might think that he does that so he doesn’t have to people, but he does really connect with people. I think that Blue is just so sweet too, and I think that I need more of him.

Lani is strong, brave, and very clever. I don’t know how she fell upon the idea to act like Scheherazade, but it obviously worked really well. I love how devoted she is to Ruhan, even before anything starts up with them, she just wants to be with him. She could really be traumatized by what happened, but the fact is that she is as adjusted as she is, and as enthusiastic as she is. I think that she and Ruhan are really perfect for each other.

I can’t wait for the next one. I need it now.

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Blue was incredibly brave during the attack, and I’m glad that he was around.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

E J Frost-Snowburn

So, EJ writes speculative fiction, which is a fancy way of saying that she writes scifi. You may remember me talking about how scifi was really my first one true love. I may have started out with stealing my mom’s Harlequin romances, VC Andrew’s books, and Stephen King stories, but once I found science fiction, I discovered new worlds. Scifi is still one of my gotos and always will be, whether it has romance and all the sexy sex in it (Snowburn really does) or doesn’t have any of that. And EJ’s books are going to really fit right into that, I think.

So, here’s our story. We have Hale. Hale is a very, very, very dangerous man. He’s been modified, trained to be the space equivalent of a SEAL, and escaped a number of prisons. Now he’s living under the name Snow on a small world, and piloting a cargo ship and doing deliveries on that planet as well to other planets. One day, he discovers he’s being followed by a woman with long, white blonde dreads. It turns out that her name is Kez and she’s a runner. She needs a pilot that night for a run, and she wants him to do it.

Kez is a runner, which means that she picks up packages and items and delivers them from one place to another. The runs aren’t always easy, in fact, the runs we see her do here aren’t easy at all. But she does them, she does them quite well, and she prides herself on never dropping or failing a run. Kez has friends and connections all through the underground (sometimes quite literally), which lets her do all the runs she needs to do. The run she has to do tonight has a very tight schedule, and one missed moment is going to make it really hard, but it’s one of the most important runs she’s ever done, so she’s going to work even harder at it.

As you may guess, Kez and Snow/Hale really like each other, a lot. Snow hates a lot of people. In fact, Snow hates pretty much all the people ever. But there’s something about Kez that he really likes. Kez likes him from the very beginning, which is why she followed him, and that really kind of surprises Snow, because he’s used to people not really liking him, because well, he’s him. But, like I said, there’s just something about Kez that totally disarms Snow. I think that they are totally soulmates and he senses that she fills that part of his soul and it just completes him.

I think that Kez is an amazing character. She is that strong female lead that I wanted to read when I was 12. She’s strong and determined and is going to do everything she can to do what she needs to, no matter what. But, she’s also willing to listen to Hale and follow him when it’s appropriate. There are times when she’s the expert, and she will take the lead, and times when Hale is the expert and she needs to follow. She’s also not willing to be anything less than a full partner when it comes to being with Hale. I love their negotiations.

Hale is incredibly dangerous, but he has a really good heart, deep down. Deep, deep, deep, deep down. So deep, it only has room for 1 person in a billion. He’s sure enough of himself to have no problem stepping back when necessary and admitting that he isn’t the right person to do what needs to be done. He also has no problem backing up Kez when necessary. I really like that he listens to her, really listens to her, to see what she needs for him to do. Or wants for him to do. Sometimes he knows that he has to do things that she doesn’t want him to do, but he is doing what she needs for him to do.

I don’t particularly care for Nevvie. I think that she is thoughtless, and hurts people around her casually. I truly dislike Ape. I’ve known him, or people like him, and they all make me want to smack them. I do like Chiara, or at least what we saw of her.

And the bunnies! Oh, the bunnies!

There is supposed to be a sequel, Throwing Fire, coming out soon. I really hope that EJ hurries with that.

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Erin-the-Assassin can just go burn in the lowest level of hell, and then keep burning, and burning, and burning. Bitch.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Cari Silverwood-Rutger

Cari is back with the second book in her Beast Horde book. And you remember how I’ve talked about her obsession with giant cocks with extras? Yeah, Rutger is nice and dirty, with a giant cock with extras. This one picks up basically where Vargr left off, so there are likely to be some spoilers in there. You know that I try to keep them to a minimum, but it happens. So, if you don’t want any spoilers, stop reading now, go read the book, and then come back. I’ll still be here.

So, anyway, we’re back with Cyn, and she’s basically all alone right now. After the climactic events, most people are staying away from her and she’s about to stand trial. Vargr has walked away from her, even though they are supposed to be bonded. So, she’s feeling pretty not great right now. But, as she gets taken out to trial, Rutger is there, and he is obviously standing on her side.

Eventually, it’s decided that they are going to go out and find Big Daddy, and see what they can learn. Vargr is still avoiding her, but Rutger has taken over and is helping keep her sane from the Lure, and well, fucking her sideways. And doing it right smack dab in front of Vargr, rubbing it into him that he walked away from Cyn. So, OK, Vargr may have some justification for walking away from her, maybe, but I’m still going to be mad at him for doing it.

I like Rutger a lot more than I like Vargr. I’m not saying that I don’t like Vargr, because I do, but I think that he’s… I dunno, more idealistic maybe? I don’t think that’s the right word, but that may be close. He doesn’t just seem as practical as Rutger does. That’s part of why I like Rutger. He really is very practical. He sees and understands things that I don’t think that Vargr does, and I think that he understands Cyn and what she wants and needs a lot more than Vargr does.

Vargr does have some big changes happening in this one, and I am looking to see how those changes are going to affect things to come in the next book.

We also get to meet some lovely new characters, who I really like. We have Neo, Lennox, and Vincent. I think that they may be more closely related to Cyn than they are to other beasters like Willow, Vargr, and Rutger.

As always, with any Cari book, there is a great adventure story along with all the epic dirty fucking and cocks with bonuses. I ways know that I am going to get something hot to read as well as a fantastic story that I am going to enjoy when I pull out one of Cari’s books. There is also a nice dose of humor that shows up in these books.

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I really want to know what Vincent, Neo, and Lennox have to do with Maelstrom. I also can’t wait to see what the GL are doing.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Cari Silverwood-Vargr

The Queen of Post-Apocalyptic Porn and Empress of Crazy Giant Cocks is back with a new book full of all the crazy giant cocks and post-apocalyptic porn you could possibly want. Cari’s new book Vargr is the first book in a new series, and I can’t wait until book 2.

The world has been taken over by aliens called the Ghoul Lords. They like humans. More specifically, they like to eat humans, and not, you know, in the fun way. They have taken over the top of the world, living on the tops of all the skyscrapers. They also have something called the Lure, which sucks humans in draws them up to the Top, where the GL can suck them in. The Lure works best in the light, but in the dark, humans are safer. Not safe, but safer.  What humans are left are kept chained up or are bond-mated to beasters.

Beasters are humans who were altered with nanites to be the human’s weapon against the GL. There are different kinds of beasters. There are some winged men, like Vargr, some who are techies, who can see what kind of nanites are in a person’s blood, some who are weaponsmiths, well, you get the idea. They all live in various tribes, named after the areas they live in. Vargr is a Mercantor. There is also a tribe called the Worshippers because they are based in a quarter that has a lot of churches and temples.

So, here’s our story. Cyn slowly woke up at the Top of a scraper, at the mercy of a Ghoul Lord. She manages to somehow escape, and oh yeah, take part of the GL with her. Then she ends up falling off the top of the skyscraper. She catches herself part of the way down, but ends up slipping off again. Luckily, there is a hot like burning man with wings who happens to see her and rescues her.

Vargr isn’t quite sure that is going on with her, because no one has ever escaped from the Top, and if Cyn managed to, then maybe she is an agent of the Ghoul Lords. Or maybe not. Maybe she’s just a plain vanilla human, but it doesn’t seem like she is. At first, she doesn’t seem to be affected by the Lure, but then it seems like she is affected by it. So, the only option he has is to chain her up, and fuck her. But Cyn isn’t going to make that easy at all, even if she does want it.

There is a whole buttload of struggle fucking in here. It is fucking hot too. I love the way that Cyn forces Vargr to prove that he’s dominant over her and how she provokes him so that she can get what she wants.

I love how Cyn’s personality seems to go from nice and calm to I like to lick guns and violence is good. I really like both sides of her personality. I think that she is pretty much chaos incarnate and that everyone should watch out when it comes to her. I can’t wait to find out more about her.

Vargr, now him, I have other feelings about. I’m not sure that I like him that much. I’m not sure that I dislike him that much either. I do know that I am disappointed in him right now. I think he’s going to be one of those characters where how I feel about him changes from sentence to sentence.

There is a lot of humor going on in this book, which is always nice. I enjoy being able to laugh when I’m reading post-apocalyptic porn. There are also oddly placed tattoos, which make me wonder how they felt going on. And of course, being a Cari book, there are giant cocks with additions, like knobs and spikes that extend when the guy orgasms.

I am dying for the next book, because there is going to be so much more to learn.

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I like Rutger. I think that he has Cyn’s back more than Vargr does right now, but I don’t know how much that currently is.

I understand why Vargr is upset right now, but I think that he is in the wrong about stuff right now. I dunno.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

K Webster & Nicole Blanchard-The Lonely Orphan

So, Nicole and K are taking us back into space so that we can visit the morts again and see what they’ve been up to in The Lonely Orphan.

If you remember in the last book, we discovered that there were human women in a prison on another part of the planet. Not only were there human women, there were human women who were related to some of our ladies. So, off go a couple of morts to rescue sisters and daughters. But of course, it’s never that easy and there are going to be more problems than Hadrian planned.

So, here’s how this story goes. We have Hadrian, who is the youngest of the morts, raised by Breccan to be a leader, and who is madly in love with Aria, who is mated to Breccan. And Hadrian had been able to almost deal with that, right up until two morts mated with one woman. Now he’s having a hard time with it. He figures that Aria can choose to have him as a mate too. So, he’s willing to do anything that she wants, including going to rescue her sister Lyric and bringing her back to their facility.

Lyric has done everything she can to get to her sister, including taking over a prison, and getting rid of the guards, or at least putting them in the deepest, darkest hole in the prison she can find, and then pulling the hole closed over them. Now that she has a base on this planet, she’s going to do what she can to find Aria. So, when communication is opened up and two aliens tell her and the other women in the command center that they are going to kidnap the women, she knows that she’s not going to go easy. She wants her sister, and no weird looking alien is going to stop her from getting to her.

Hadrian calls Lyric a feral woman, and she really is. She’s a fierce leader, she’s determined, she’s not going to take no for an answer, and she’s going to do what she needs to do, no matter what. Hadrian really didn’t know what he got himself into when he started talking to her. He thought it was going to be a walk in the park and he was so cocky. Whoopsie. She really proved to him that maybe he shouldn’t oughta underestimate human women. I mean, Aria is no pushover, but I really think that Lyric is much stronger and fiercer than her sister is, and a better leader.

Hadrian really matures during this book. He started out really cocky, but as the events in the book went on, he really came into his own. He really stood up and learned something and proved something. I think he should really be proud of himself for what he did. I also think that Breccan should really be proud of him.

I really like this world, and I’m looking forward to seeing what is going to happen next.

 

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There is one thing that was mentioned early in the book. When the guys contact the ladies, one of them says something about oh look, more monsters. So, I wanna know what’s going on there. Plus, there’s a missing woman and child, sooo…

OK, that’s all for today! If you love a good scifi romance, this is worth it. Happy reading!

Maddie Taylor-Bound By Fate

I love Maddie’s Primarian Mates books. I think the whole premise of the series is great. And I’m really looking forward to this spinoff series, Terra Nova Colony, and Bound By Fate is a great way to start it.

After I read the last book, I thought that maybe the human man Beck and the Primarian female Adria were going to be the couple getting together. Or at least, I hoped really, really hard, because I  love when an alien abduction series like this turns around and has the alien woman finding her love with the human man. I like it especially when it’s someone like Adria. The series is all about human women bearing babies for their Primarian mates. As sexy as the stories are, sometimes it kinda turns the whole thing into women and their magical uterii. Which doesn’t happen in Maddie’s series, but I’ve seen it happen elsewhere. So, when you get someone like Adria who has known she’s infertile pretty much her entire life because of the Rain of Fire, and who has accepted that she’ll never mate and have children, but then, she finds love.

So, Adria is General Trask’s sister. She’s been spending the last 8 years training to be a physic. She’s finishing up on Terra Nova, and is within weeks of finishing. Then, she meets Beck. Well, to be fair, she knew who Beck was already because he was Lana’s friend. Lana, of course, being Trask’s mate who left, and spent several months on Terra Nova, but that’s a whole different book. Anyway, on the morning in question, she runs into him at the bakery, and he suggests that she get a Cinnabon, because it’s all about the icing. One thing leads to another, and they end up going to the only bar on Terra Nova and drinking beer, playing darts, and shooting pool. Beck gives Adria the screaming thigh sweats, and she really wants to lose her virginity to him.

Beck, who is supervising the building of colony on Terra Nova, just as quickly as possible so that they can save as many people of Earth as possible, is wildly attracted to Adria, but he’s soured on love. He had a bad marriage, he’s BTDT and gotten the tshirt, and isn’t willing to get a matching one. But, then there’s Adria. And there’s also the fact that her older brother is the head of the Primarian fleet, her one cousin is the Princip of Primaria, basically their king, and her other cousin is the #1 warrior of Primaria, the man so good that *everyone* calls him Master. So, he’s kinda worried that if something happens to her, namely him taking Adria’s virginity, they will all come in and smash him to bits, after tearing his favorite limb off his body. So, for all those reasons, he is going to work really hard at keeping her in the friend zone, not the friends with benefits zone, but Adria is a determined female.

All this is going on while there are mysterious happenings on the colony. Fires, accidents, mine collapses, and the mysterious death of 3 people who were found dessicated and whithered up.

Adria is a strong character, with some very strong opinions about things, including what she sees her job as, no matter what. She’s also got no problem with telling anyone what she thinks, and rather loudly, if necessary. She’s determined, loyal, and really very caring, I think. I really like her a lot.

Beck has already shown that he’s a good man who is willing to be a good friend to a person in need. After all, he was Lana’s friend when she really needed one. He didn’t try to get it on with her, he was just there to be her friend and help her when she needed it. He’s very responsible, and willing to take the blame, if necessary. I think he will be good for Terra Nova.

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Does it make me evil to be happy with who we see die first in the book? I got a little bit of happy from it.

I can’t wait to see who the next book is about. I really hope it’s Amy.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check out all the Primarian stories! Happy reading!