Aria Adams-Violated

Violated is the second book in a series which started with a book called The Last Rancher, but is now called Hunted. It is a standalone, but it has a connection to things that happened in Hunted, so reading Hunted will help you understand the world better, but you don’t have to. It is a scifi book that takes place in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. In this world, the majority of the world live in huge cities, with the rest of the world being some kind of wasteland or wilderness outside. There are still people who live in the outside, some who thrive, some who don’t. Each city has its own culture. This book takes place in an area that is associated with the city of Telona, and then the city of Novara.

Telona keeps its people on the edge of starvation and barely awake. The city is pretty much a totalitarianism, and conformity is safest. People are encouraged to not make any connections to other people, because connections can cause strife. Of course, connections will give people something to care about. The people of Telona are lied to and believe that the world outside is a total nuclear wasteland, which is why there are no resources to have enough food.

Novara, on the other hand, is pretty much the land of plenty. They have all kinds of vending machines where you can get anything that you need or want. All you have to do is go and choose what you want out of the vending machine. No money needed or anything. Novara is obsessed with sports. Any kind of sports. That’s what they do.

And so, with some background into the world, let us get into the story, yes?

Isla is a 20 year old young woman from Telona. She was an orphan and raised by machines in an orphanage where she was placed as pretty much a newborn. Her parents weren’t around for a very good reason. They didn’t have permission to have her. In Telona, you have to have a breeding permit. If you don’t have one, you are killed and your baby taken away from you. When Isla turns 18, she’s taken from the orphanage to a breeding farm, where she is put into a chair, completely sedated, and artificially inseminated until she is pregnant. She spends the next two years of her life asleep for the most part, and either pregnant or in the process of getting so. She has already had two babies.

Adam is the last doctor in the world. He was a traveling doctor with his brother, but his brother went missing 2 years ago. Adam tried to carry on in his stead, but he was taken by the people who run Telona and imprisoned in the breeding farm to take care of the sedated and possibly brain-dead women who are forcibly impregnated and then cut open to take their child. One day, as he’s caring for the women, he notices that Isla’s IV site needs to be changed, so he takes out the IV and gets ready to switch it to the other side. He leaves her alone without the sedation for a little while, because he believes that she’s brain dead. When he gets back, she’s able to talk to him. He changes out her IV, but it doesn’t take immediately. Isla saw how he stopped the drip, so she stopped it herself and tried to escape.

The guards bring her to Adam, and he says that he will train her to obey, and lies to tell them that she’s pregnant. Isla isn’t valuable in and of herself, but her offspring is. Adam can’t show any kind of kindness to Isla, but he immediately starts plotting to get them out of the breeding farm.

OK, it’s that time. This book handles some dark themes. It’s really good. I enjoyed it a lot, but I enjoy everything written by Katie Douglas, who is using Aria Adams as a pen name. Isla is a fascinating character, at once an adult and a small child. I really enjoyed watching her grow through the whole book.

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OMG, Telona sounds like a total nightmare. I mean, I wouldn’t want to live there at all. Thinking that the glorious leader can read your mind? Terrifying and scary. I’m not entirely sure that Novara is a whole lot better, especially after Hunted, but at least the people aren’t being purposely starved.

I cheered for Isla when she conquered her fear and was able to leave the hotel room. Being in Novara had to be so scary for her, especially since her entire life had been so controlled and she had never done anything that she hadn’t been told to. It took Adam a long time to figure that out. When you’ve been free your entire life, it’s hard to figure out what it’s like to have never been free, I should think.

Anyway, that’s all for today. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series. I enjoy scifi and post apocalyptic/dystopian fiction. Happy reading!

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Jane Henry-Aldric

Jane Henry has shown up here with her filthy grown-up fairy tales. But today, we’re looking at her backlog and at a dark, dangerous, and sexy scifi romance called Aldric. As a note, she’ll be showing up tomorrow too, when we revisit the Black Light for Valentine’s Day. Mark that on your calendar.

R-482 is a woman from the planet of Freanoss. When the New Dawn came, all the scholars went to Freanoss. They value conformity, regularity, uniformity, and progress. The people all wear the same clothes, don’t really eat, don’t reproduce sexually, don’t do anything messy. R-482 has been sent from Freanoss to Avalere to act as a spy. She’s been told that the people from Avalere are stealing valuable resources from Freanoss. She’s supposed to get the information about what the people of Avalere are planning and then report to her government so that they can stop the Avalerians from continuing to steal.

When she comes through the portal, she changes out of her uniform white clothes and into a tunic so that she looks more like the women of Avalere. She sees a group of laughing women, and figures that she’ll blend in with those women. It seems to be working, right up until she figures out that the group of women are headed into a circle right in front of a bunch of tattooed warriors. So, R-482 decides to try to get away.

Aldric is the Warrior King. He and his men are there to choose out a mate from the women being presented to them. He sees one beautiful young woman trying to get away and decides that she’s the one for him. She keeps trying to get away from him and defies him, which means he has to punish her right out where everyone can see it happen. Then he takes his little one to his rooms where he talks to her and finds out that she has no name, just a numerical designation, so he names her Carina.

I like the story. It’s an interesting premise. It’s pretty hot too. If you like kinky fuckery and Dom-ly types, this is a good book for you to read. Aldric does take good care of Carina. I don’t necessarily like him all the time. I don’t dislike him, there are just times when I care for him a little less. I think that he’s sometimes a little harsher on Carina that he could otherwise be. He knows good and well that she’s from Freanoss and that the worlds are very different and she doesn’t know the rules of Avalere. He seems to expect her to know the rules even when they aren’t laid out. OTOH, he really does take care of her, and he’s trying to train her so that she will be obedient and safe. So, I get why he does it. He’s just one of those Dom-ly types who we love and hate all at the same time.

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I think that Aldric should’ve listened more to Carina when it came to certain things and definitely used her greater knowledge on some subjects to their advantage. It would’ve avoided some conflict, I think.

I thought that the decoy was going to be more of a problem than he was. I expected a whole betrayal of Carina, but what I expected didn’t happen. I do love what Carina did after that episode though. It was pretty awesome.

OK, I’m done for today. Go check this out.

Grace Goodwin-Fighting For Their Mate

I love, absolutely love the Interstellar Bride series, in whatever form they show up in. I read them, reread them, recommend them, and read them some more. I stalk and stalk and stalk to find out when the next one is coming out, and talk to people about what we’d like to see happen. All of us agree that Warden Egara should get more mates. We also discuss all our favorites. I like the Atlans and Rezz, from the last book, actually, is my favorite. But, what does that have to do with today’s blog? Well, we’re talking about Fighting For Their Mate, the latest installment in the series.

With FFTM, we’re back in the main series of the universe. Chloe, who has been a part of the intelligence branch of the Coalition forces, is now back on Earth. After spending 4 years out in space, fighting the Hive, being back on Earth is just stifling. She is limited as to what she can say since she worked in intelligence and most humans don’t believe that the Hive is out there anyway. Earth is deeply isolated from the fight and most vets don’t make it back to Earth, so they have nothing right in front of their eyes to prove it’s actually happening. Chloe just can’t live like that anymore. She wants back out in space, where she was happy and where she was with people who understood. The only way she can do that now is with the Interstellar Bride Program. So, off she goes to volunteer.

Seth is a human who is deployed with the Karter group in a very busy sector of space. He is the head of a ReCon squad. We’ve met Seth a couple of times before. His sister Sarah and her mate rescued him in Mated to the Beast. In Mating Fever, a member of his squad is due to get out and she tests to be a bride, so we get another glimpse at Seth. Now it’s time for Seth’s story. For Christmas one year, Sarah gives Seth the gift of testing. She wants him to be as happy as she is. However, Seth isn’t real thrilled about the whole idea, since he doesn’t want to leave a mate and children behind if something happens. After having been captured by the Hive once, he knows that it can happen quickly. When he gets matched to a bride, he is horribly unhappy and doesn’t really want her.

Dorian is a Prillon warrior. The Prillons have a tradition of mating in pairs so that their mates and children are never left alone if something happens to one of them. However, he lost his cousin recently, who was going to be the primary partner in their pairing. He doesn’t think that he’ll ever have a mate. Seth gets the call about his mate arriving while he is on a shuttle being piloted by Dorian after a daring rescue. When Seth says that he wants them to send her back, Dorian gets mad, pulls him aside and asks him what’s up. When Seth spills his worries, Dorian offers to be his second. He tells Seth that he never wanted to be a primary, but he is perfectly happy being a second in a pairing. Seth decides that works out well, so off they go to meet their new mate, Chloe.

OK, so here we are, once again. You get to make some decisions as to where you are going to go. Grace’s worldbuilding is amazing. Yeah, I know I’ve said that every time I write about her books, but it’s true. The IB’verse is vast and follows some general rules. However, the rules aren’t so strict that Grace can’t work around them and make some changes whenever she wants to. This book is one of those changes. It is different to any of the other books in the ‘verse which is really nice. It both fits and doesn’t fit within the rules, which is totally awesome. I look forward to seeing how later books go. FFTM is probably tying with Rezz’s story as my fave in the whole ‘verse, if not tied, then a very, very close second.

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Yeah, I know, I don’t normally use covers, but Grace’s covers are pretty, so you’re getting this one. 🙂

Oh my, Chloe is cool af! I mean, she had a higher rank than her mates. That’s pretty awesome. I love Karter’s reaction to finding out she was on his ship and he could actually avail himself of her talent. This is one place where this book is different from the rest of them.

Seth is the first human male we see matched through the IBP, which is new and exciting, and I hope to see more of. I would also love to see more humans teaming up like Pillons or with Pillons. Seth and Dorian made a super Alpha pair, and I don’t blame Chloe for falling to her knees around them. I wanted and they are just on my Kindle. Seth is a total Dom. Wow.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this today. Got a new K Webster book coming up in a few days, looking forward to that. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Anna Carven-Destroyer

Anna Carven writes great scifi. She also writes great romance. And just to top it off, she writes great scifi romance. Her Dark Planet Warriors series is one of my favorite series in the scifi romance genre and one I go back to time and again. I originally read them all on KU, but I now own them all. That series is done, but she’s going to have a spinoff of the series, called Dark Planet Mercenaries, I think, or something along those lines. However, Destroyer is not part of any of those series. It is the start of a whole, brand new series. And OMFG. Yeah. It’s that good and more.

So, Calexa and her crew are human, or at least mostly so. She has a couple of Primean/human hybrids as part of her crew. She is still mostly human, at least she thinks so. She’s had as many augmentations as she can, and so has the majority of her crew. It has made it easier for them to stay alive as smugglers and mercenaries. On this particular run, she and her crew are taking the Primean S and her humans to a refuge planet. However, some slavers have a different idea. They are going to make it hard for Calexa to get to where she needs to be. Instead, she and her crew jump blindly and end up in a completely different part of the universe from where they started, and some place that no one knows.

Ares is a Vradhu. He and his people are purple aliens with tails that have venomous barbs. They avoid technology as much as possible, and are pretty much at the hunter/gatherer level. He and his war pack are out trying to find the source of whatever is poisoning their water. When they find the source, it turns out that it’s their people’s enemy, the Naaga. They are a created slave race who aren’t very nice. They were poisoning the water to try to get some Vradhu to take them up to a huge spaceship that orbits their world. The Naaga want the Vradhu to kill the Corrupted that have taken over the ship. What they don’t expect is what happens when Ares walks on to the ship. It decides that it really likes Ares.

When Cal’s ship gets pulled in by the huge alien ship, strange and fascinating things start to happen.

Ares is pretty much a total badass, and the changes he goes through are just totally suprising. And the fact that he’s able to fight everything that he does and keep doing what he’s doing is pretty awesome.

I love Cal. She’s a BAMF, which I love. I love having a strong female MC. I like it when they still stay strong even after the romance starts. Part of this is why I read more female authors than male authors. They tend to keep the women strong no matter what. Anna is really good at doing that. I’ve loved every single one of her heroines

Seriously, the book left me breathless in places. I stayed up way too late finishing it and debated going back to read it again. I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out. I just want Anna Carven to write faster so that it comes out tomorrow. Sadly, if she does that, then there aren’t any new DPW books. It’s a tossup. Anyway, the book isn’t heavy on the sex, but it is heavy on the chemistry. It’s also very into violence and cussing. The ending was like whoa! I didn’t expect what happened to happen. I was pleasantly and happily shocked by it.

I don’t have any spoilers because I really don’t want to spoil anything at all. But here’s a pretty picture which makes me think of this book.

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Lee Savino & Lili Zander- Draekon Abduction

Do you like dragon shifters? I like dragon shifters. Today, we have a lot of dragon shifters. Thank you, Lee and Lili.

So, we’re back on the prison planet. Draekon Abduction starts right after the crash. Unlike the previous 3 books, we’re dealing with a different group of human women and Draekons. In the first book, Viola, Harper, Sophia, and Ryanna were rescued by the group of Draekons led by Arax and Nyx. When the guys first saw Viola, they knew that she was their mate. They turned into dragons, and then took her away. Harper, Sophia, and Ryanna were out trying to find food and water and were rescued by Viola and her mates. When they went back to the ship to get the other women, they were gone, taken by another group of Draekon.

This book starts the batch of stories about Olivia, Paige, Felicity, May, and Bryce. These women were rescued by another pair of Draekons, Liorax and Zunix. The second they see Olivia they shift into dragons, so they know that she’s their mate. While they are still in their dragon form, they fly the women as close to their camp as possible. Before they get to the camp, they land, shift back into humanoid form, and tell the women that they are going to be a very precious commodity. When they get to the camp, a whole bunch of dragons all of a sudden appear. Everybody has a mate, except for Bryce. But that’s OK, Olivia makes up for it, another pair turn into dragons and say that they are her mates. They are hereafter known as Fox and Hare. Mostly because I think it’s hilarious. That’s what Olivia kept calling them in conversation. Fox and Hare are douchelords and up to no good.

Zunix, Liorax, and Olivia are all keeping secrets. For all that Olivia acts like a big boobed ditz, she’s actually a very, very smart woman and a member of the CIA. She’s there to go to Zoraht and spy on the Zorahns. Zunix was an assistant spymaster, so pretty much the same kind of thing that Olivia is. Secrets are their lives, and they don’t even let their right hand consider knowing what their left had is doing. Liorax isn’t a spymaster, but he doesn’t want a mate. He had a bond mate once and she betrayed him. However, he wants to keep Olivia away from Hare, so he agrees to court her. There are all kinds of motivations going on between the 3 of them. It’s lovely. I love all the levels of secrecy.

On top of those secret, Dariux, who wants to think that he’s the leader of the village, is also a spymaster and he is up to something. Fox and Hare are up to something too, something completely different. Then other strange things start to happen.

So, here we go. Each Draekon book becomes my favorite, just as soon as I read it. It doesn’t matter how much I liked the one before it, I like the new one best. The series is getting better and better, which is a yay. There’s a lot of intrigue and conspiracy in this book. That makes it a little more complex than the other books are, I think. However, I have a feeling that they are going to stay a little more on the complex side. If hot sex, menage, hot guys, and intrigue work for you, go check this one out.

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OK, we pretty much always knew who Raiht’vi was, but the reveal of who may be looking for her? Oh, holy fuck. That’s a major game changer. I don’t know what that’s going to mean for the next book, but I can’t wait for it to come out. I just know it’s going to take too long to come, especially since Lee is a very busy lady and she is in the midst of a personal expansion project.

On the end, I’m wondering how certain things are going to work out now. I kind of expect Olivia and her mates to end up as part of leadership now, since they are very tricksy and very smart. Arax is pretty smart and he’s going to use everything at his disposal right now, especially with all the latest bombs.

OK, that’s all for today. Tomorrow we have some twisted fairy tales coming up, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, happy reading!

Hannah Davenport-Theon Untamed

Hannah Davenport writes some great science fiction romance. I first found her through her Azziarin series, which is pretty awesome, and I recommend it to everyone. Theon Untamed is adjacent to this series. It takes place in the same ‘verse, but you don’t have to have read the Azziarin series in order to read Theon and like it. It won’t hurt to have read it, but you don’t have to.

In the world, the Earth has been invaded by the Tureis. They are evil bad aliens who not only have invaded the Earth, they are also abducting humans for experimentation and slaves. Catalina and Alan are two of the humans that have been abducted for experimentation. For some reason, the bad guys have decided that they need little baby humans, probably as a source of slaves, so they are using Catalina and Alan to try to produce said little babies. They aren’t doing it naturally though. That would be too nice and leave too much to chance. The Tureis are using medical interventions and they aren’t very nice about it. We don’t get a lot of detail about what is done to Catalina and nothing about what is done to Alan, and I think I’m OK with that. The bits about does happen are enough. Everything they have gone through has caused Alan and Catalina to bond and love each other as if they are sibs.

When the ship they are on gets attacked, they end up being rescued by the Curazin. The Curazin are allies to the Azzirian and they have their own problems, namely the fact that woman are out-numbered about 100 to 1, so their species is slowly dying. Toran, the captain of the ship, has been looking for compatible species to bring home to help breed more Curazin. Turns out that humans fit the bill. Alan decides to go on with Toran and his men to see if he can find his sister, while Catalina decides to go to Curaz to live. Everyone tells her that she will have a good life there because women are held sacred and protected there.

So, Curaz is broken into two main clans, with small clans making up the larger clans. The two clans are the Northern and Southern clans. Theon is part of the royal clan of the Southern Clan. The Southen Clan primarily lives underground because of the terrible storms which affect the surface. The women live in one area so that they can be protected easier. When Catalina gets to Curaz, that’s where she goes to live. However, Tarra makes life nearly impossible for her and she decides that she’s going to go live topside.

That’s where she meets and impresses Theon. She is totally unlike any woman he’s ever known, and that is intriguing to him.

OK, you know what time it is. I found this book to be a little darker than some of Hannah’s other books, but we all know that doesn’t bother me one little bit. The story is really well-done. Catalina is pretty wicked awesome and doesn’t let anything stop her. I really liked her a lot. I mostly like Theon too, especially when he doesn’t have his head shoved up his arse. Go check this one out.

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OMG, Tarra and Jeat. May the lice of a thousand camels infest their crotches and may their arms be too short to scratch. They totally deserve all that and more. I’m sure that I could probably come up with some other things, but I’m hoping Hannah has some really good ideas. I’m sure she does, she always does.

I’m really hoping that we get to see more of this world because I want to see what can be made of the Northern Clan now that it has been changed by Catalina. I also would like to see more of the couples that got going in this book, as well as see if others get their HEA. I like Kaid and I hope he gets a mate. That would be really nice. He seemed like a really nice guy.

OK, I’m going to let you all go now. If you like alien stories, this is definitely a good one to get. I also highly recommend everything else that Hannah has written. The stories are sexy and well-written. The male MCs are always Alpha and the heroines are pretty damn badass. I’ll be bringing more aliens tomorrow. Meanwhile, happy reading!

 

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