Review: The Abduction by Serge De Moliere

Reviewed by Sara

Have you ever said, “What the Hell!”and tried a book that went against your better judgement?

I have, and sometimes this has lead to finding a book or series that I love. This is not what happened with “The Abduction.”

“The Abduction” is a short story described as a “M/F Sci-Fi Erotic Romance. It tells the tale of school-teacher Juno, an LA native who has moved to Des Moines and is subsequently fired for breaking her job’s dress code. After a good cry, she takes a midnight stroll where she is abducted by aliens. The aliens want to study Juno and her perversions so they imprison her and send her to an alien psychiatrist named Olaznog. Juno and Olaznog fall in love, have sex and escape. [Read more…]

Review: Dark Horse by Michelle Diener

Reviewed by Jen

I came across this book as a recommendation to scratch my itch for a sci-fi romance involving artificial intelligence or cyborgs. This fit the bill, sort of, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The artificial intelligence is a major character in the book, but he’s not a love interest. I had to adjust my expectations a little, but still, I thought the book was pretty good.

Rose is a human who was kidnapped by some aliens who were on a long range exploration mission. Despite the fact that it violated a serious law of their governing body, those aliens did some pretty nasty experiments on her and held her captive. The only reason she escaped was because she somehow befriended the AI who ran the ship. In a way, Sazo is the ship, but he is enslaved, until he shows Rose how to free him. Together they escape the vessel and Sazo’s plan plays out for Rose to be found by some friendly aliens called the Grih. [Read more…]

Review: Cottonwood by R Lee Smith

Reviewed by Jen

I’ve been on a sci-fi romance kick lately and this one showed up in my Goodreads recommendations with a pretty high average rating. I was intrigued because this the same author who wrote The Last Hour of Gann, which I found riveting. The only thing holding me back: roaches. (DON’T CLICK AWAY!!)

If you’re familiar with Gann, you know the alien hero in that book is a lizardman and that was enough to swallow. Here, the alien hero is a roachman and that might be the single unsexist thing I’ve ever heard of in my life. So I read a bunch of reviews. I stewed on it, then I bought the book. And it was so very good.

The roach thing is real, and the author never lets you forget about it. The thing is, even though I find no living thing as disgusting as a roach, I not only adored this hero, I rooted for the romance 1000%. That is some pretty amazing character building, folks. [Read more…]

Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviewed by Joanna

This is the prequel to Obsidian, a teen alien love/hate romance, and focuses on Dawson and Beth. In Obsidian, this couple is reportedly dead after being caught by the bad aliens. Here we get to see their love story and, more importantly, understand just why Daemon (the main Lux hero) is just such a douche. [Read more…]

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviewed by Joanna

Book one in this series gave us Katy, a seventeen-year-old relocating to West Virginia, and finding out her neighbors were aliens. One particular alien, Daemon, was super mean to her all the time so of course he’s the love interest, except they settled on being frenemies by the end of the tale.

Because of an interaction they’d had fighting the Arum, the alien bad guys, Katy now shares some of Daemon’s magical powers as well as a connection with him where they can sense each another and speak to one another inside their heads (when he’s in his pure light alien form). So it’s safe to say her life has changed forever. [Read more…]

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…]