Review: Anton’s Grace by Regine Abel

Reviewed by Ronelle

Grace Hopper is in the deepest trouble of her life. Stranded on Venus Hive and hounded by her manager/ex-boyfriend’s creditors, she sees Anton Myers as her only way out. She’s knocked on a lot of doors already and his is the last one left.

The wealthy and ruthless owner of the Hive Network agrees to bail her out…for a price. In exchange for paying Marcus’ debts, Grace must sign a contract agreeing to do and give Anton anything he wants for the next six months, no questions asked. [Read more…]

Review: The Princess and Her Alien Rogue by Harmony Raines

princess and her alien rogueReviewed by Shelly

I’m trying to mix it up a little bit by reading books that have a high chance of never normally being read by me. I’ll tell you a secret – that darn Amazon Kindle Unlimited is the culprit! They have so many books that can be read ‘free’ for a minimal charge. I was kind of against the whole idea in the beginning, but if authors are signing on for it, who am I to argue? So that ladies and gentleman is how I came to even find this book.

This is supposed to be set in the future, alien planet with no reference to earth at all. You know what sucks, folks? It sucks when a story about aliens has every earth slang in it with very little world building. Even the characters were really kind of meh and the plot was underwhelming. [Read more…]

Review: Angel 6.0: Concubine by Travis Luedke

angel concubineReviewed by Shelly

I’ve had this in my TBR for a while, but I’m glad I finally got around to it. The concept is interesting. Before I get started, allow me get this part done first – Angelina, yes picture the famous bearer to that name, is genetically engineered. She wasn’t born a baby and grew into adulthood, she stepped out of an incubator in an adult body and has been in a lab environment all 6 years she’s been ‘alive’. The thing about Angel is that not only is the lab the only world she’s even known or have experience with, she’s been programmed by the man who created her to have an interesting tolerance, you could even say exuberance, for pain. And that elation sets the tone for many of her actions. [Read more…]

Review: Release By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

release by treatyReviewed by Shelly

Very interesting stuff here, but I don’t know if that’s necessarily good for me as a reader. This is part of Kayla Stonor’s ‘Surrender Collection’ and unfortunately for me, I’ve not read any of the stories in that series, so I’m not sure if my enjoyment and understanding of this would have been greater had I read those stories.

Colonel Abe Marcel is a prisoner. I’m not sure if he’s a prisoner of war of if he’s just another prisoner, because his captives didn’t like people from where Marcel is from – Earth. Marcel’s rescuer is a Qui by the name of Dol’ce. Dol’ce’s been handpicked by the Qui’s Empress to rescue Marcel and bring him back to her then subsequently to Earth, his home. What Dol’ce doesn’t expect is the absolute hate that Marcel has for her people. I thought he had grounds for the way he felt because of the circumstances around the war. [Read more…]

Fueled by Lust: Lucien by Celeste Prater

lucienReviewed by Shelly

The 4th in the Celeste Prater’s Fueled by Lust series is Lucien’s story. If you’ve not read any in the series, then you’re missing out because this is a fun sci-fi, PNR, otherworldly – whatever you wanna call it good time. This could probably be read as a stand-alone, but there are so many overlapping characters from one story to the next that I think each should be read as part of the whole. If you’ve read any of my reviews from the previous stories you’ll know that I like what Prater is doing so far. This review will have some spoilers from the previous books. [Read more…]

Review: Fueled by Lust: Cato by Celeste Prater

catoReviewed by Shelly

The 3rd installment in Celeste Parker’s Fueled by Lust series is a nice surprise. Why a surprise? For the simple reason that she’s not skimping on either the characters or story building. This installment is more stand alone than Book 2 was, but the characters are all recurring. So to avoid confusion and hair pulling, I would suggest that you read the first two in the series before tackling this one. It doesn’t hurt that those two were very good also. [Read more…]

Review: Fueled by Lust: Severus by Celeste Prater

severusReviewed by Shelly

I’m enjoying this series; tremendously. This picks up immediately after the first story. If you’ve not read the first in the series, I think you should, because Prater doesn’t go over the information that’s already been established in that story. This novella – which I enjoyed much better that the first, and I enjoyed that one a lot – takes place over more time and the development of the relationship is more in the romance category and what I’ve come to expect from erotica. I thought the progression of Severus and Cassie’s relationship was quite well done. [Read more…]

Review: Fueled by Lust: Drusus by Celeste Prater

fueled by lust drususReviewed by Shelly

After giving up on a few series, I’m glad to find that I have another one to read. I’m late to the Fueled by Lust books but there’s an advantage to that – I get to skip the wait between releases. I’m not even sure why I decided to read the first book in the series. I think it was when I read Texas in the blurb and then I saw that this came from Siren Publishing – well what’s a girl to do but just say yes? I was appropriately intrigued. Then it got even better because after the first couple of pages, I was hooked and had a good time for the remainder. [Read more…]

Review: Falling Light by Thea Harrison

falling lightReviewed by Jen

I had hoped that after I got thoroughly acquainted with this premise and word-building in Rising Darkness, I would come to love this Thea Harrison series as I do her Elder Races books.  While I found I enjoyed this installment more than the first, I just can’t connect with these books the same way.  This is well written and the pacing is much better this time around.  But I think my problem is an inability to connect to the premise on the most basic level, and to some of the characters as well.  Essentially, we’re talking about spirit aliens, reincarnation, and Lucifer all rolled into one.  And while I enjoy SFF with the best of them, it didn’t ring my bell. [Read more…]

Review: Fighting Kat by PJ Schnyder

fighting katReviewed by Jen

Panther shifter Kat Darah is sill getting used to the idea of having a man in her life. It’s been years since she was forcibly infected with lycanthropy, then tortured and raped by her captives. Yet Rygard is the first man she has been able to open herself up to since it happened. And now they are trying to maintain a relationship long-distance. With her job as part of a mercenary space crew and his in the military, they don’t have many other options. But as the book begins, it appears their missions are finally converging to put them at the same place at the same time. [Read more…]