Genre: Science Fiction

PRINCE OF FAITH by Belinda McBride

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PRINCE OF FAITH by Belinda McBridePrince of Faith by Belinda McBride
Series: An Uncommon Whore #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: MM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyLisa

Betrayed by those he trusted most in the universe Markus Dayspring paid an enormous price for that misplaced faith.  Used in a diabolical experiment and then as a whore, Markus did everything he could to escape his imprisonment.  He even attempted suicide on multiple occasions until his owners found a devious method of keeping him in line.  Lost in a haze of powerful narcotics and sexual stimulants Markus lost track of his own existence to the point he didn’t recognize salvation when it arrived.

 

Many long frustrating months of searching for the King’s lost cousin may finally be at an end.  At one time part of another royal bloodline Prince Lucius Caius Berne Trey simply goes by Caius these days and hides his recognizable appearance with a holo-disguise.  In truth Caius has used the tech for so long that his body is addicted and he suffers debilitating headaches when it is shut off.

 

Finding the missing Dayspring heir after months of painstakingly sifting through rumors and gossip Caius is appalled by Markus’s condition.  His quarry is in such poor straits Caius isn’t sure Markus can make it to where his ship is docked without being discovered.  Travelling to their people’s new home on Neo Domus is supposed to be a straight shot once Markus is found, yet complications arise the moment Caius snips the chains holding Dayspring to his bed.  Going home is hampered by secrets that will rock Dayspring royalty, health crisis, and thoughts of revenge.  Both men will face the actions that shaped them in the past year and the spark that never died between them.

 

A terrific blend of action, drama, and sensuality, Prince of Faith holds nothing back where emotions are concerned.  Markus dealt with blatant cruelty and betrayal with dignity and honor.  As for Caius, he carried his own burdens and grief as well. This third book in the An Uncommon Whore series wraps up a fascinating science fiction storyline that manages to twist and turn in most extraordinary ways.  The more we learn about these characters the more we could empathize with their struggles.  Dive into Prince of Faith, it doesn’t disappoint.

LUNA’S LOVERS by Honor James

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LUNA’S LOVERS by Honor JamesLuna's Lovers by Honor James
Series: Beyond the Veil #4
Published by Siren-BookStrand Genres: Futuristic, Menage, Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Luna Black is a woman with no past and at this point, doesn’t have really great aspects for the future either.   She is one of the best at discovering encryptions at the Alien and Earth Defensive Alliance, or the AEDA as most refer to it.  Many years ago, Luna was in an accident which supposedly wiped out all of her memories.  The only thing she has to show for her past is a strange tattoo, which appeared on her back.  Not even Luna’s talent with encryptions has helped her figure out what it means.  Luna was recently brought into a tangled case, which involved several of the AEDA agents and their mates, and now Luna is in serious danger.  The question is, who is after her and why?

 

Kristjan, an Ahnjel, and Volker, a Vhampire, have been friends and partners at the AEDA for a while now.  For the last several years, they have been doing individual assignments for the company and haven’t been around the office.  One of the strongest ties that Kristjan and Volker have is that they are destined to share a mate, but to date, neither has met this woman.  Surprisingly, they are both home together and have some free time when an assignment comes up to protect a fellow employee.  Kristjan and Volker decide to volunteer for the assignment, which is something that will change their lives forever.

 

Luna is scared, but willing to allow two agents she has never met be her bodyguards based on the reliance of an agent Luna trusts.  She is amazed at the instant attraction she feels for both Kristjan and Volker.  All of them are overwhelmed as the truths come out, first that Luna Black just might be her real name as that is the name that marks the mate for her guards, and second that instead of human, Luna might just be something altogether different.  Determined to discover the truth and make sure their mate is beyond safe, Kristjan and Volker work with other agents and Luna’s slowly returning memory to find out just what her past is and why she was cast out in the human realm.  What is discovered shows that the danger to Luna was much closer than anyone would have guessed and that the danger that has been plaguing the AEDA and its agents is much deeper than expected.  Piece by piece, the puzzle is put together and betrayals are revealed.  The outcome not only gives Luna, Kristjan, and Volker a chance at the love they are just discovering, but it will also greatly change their lives because some of Luna’s secrets were big ones.

 

When a woman with no past and who is scared of the future meets the two men who are destined to be hers, the outcome is an overwhelming passion and a discovery no one ever expected. Luna’s Lovers takes Luna, Kristjan, and Volker on a madcap journey which involves major betrayals, danger and, of course, a deep love, which overcomes all of that.  I loved the stunned realization that all three came to as they first met, and their true relationship became known.  After that, what caught me was just how strongly Kristjan and Volker worked to not only protect Luna, but worked to discover just what had been done to her, who she really was, and how to make sure she was never in danger again.  I loved just how their journey was rolled out and especially how bright their future was as the book ended, especially when shown against just how bleak Luna viewed her future as the book started.  Luna’s Lovers takes you on quite the ride from beginning to end, yet the solid backbone of passion and strength makes this love story an enjoyable night’s reading.

BRIAR’S SAVIORS by Honor James

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BRIAR’S SAVIORS by Honor JamesBriar's Saviors by Honor James
Series: Beyond the Veil #3
Published by Siren-BookStrand Genres: Futuristic, Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Briar Sapphire is a human working with beings from all of the other worlds in her job, and it was once something she loved and looked forward to.  That was before she was brutally attacked, which left deep scars both inside and outside. As the only doctor for the Alien and Earth Defensive Alliance, or the AEDA as most refer to it, she has to deal with just about everyone, but mostly men—the one group that right now she is afraid of.  Unfortunately, that includes the two men who are destined to be her mates.

 

Byrne, a Luhpyne, and Danel, an Ahnjel have known for years that Briar was to be their mate, even before they met her for the first time.  Even though their instincts are to claim Briar immediately, they know that she must be given the time to overcome the aftereffects of her attack and revert to the strong and fun woman they first came to know.  This is hard on both of them, but a bit harder on Byrne since the attack was done by a Luhpyne in the first place.  However, after years of just being solid support for Briar, it appears that a breakthough is happening.

 

Briar is sick and tired of being afraid of every man who walks by her, especially knowing that those she works with would kill anything that even attempted to harm her again.  That goes double with the two handsome and sexy men that are her mates.  After Briar finds the courage to take the first step, Byrne, Danel, and Briar come together and truly become what they were always meant to be with all the intense passion and sparks that have been so long denied.  Just when it looked like things would finally be normal, word comes that Briar’s attacker is out and back after her, and he just might not be the only one after her this time.  It’s almost more than Briar can take, but this time she has not only the support and might of her mates, but that of the entire AEDA.  When the final battle comes, love is the winner, and the true surprise is just how it ends.

 

Briar, Byrne, and Danel go from the ultimate highs to the deepest lows and back again during their passion and suspense filled roller coaster ride in Briar’s Saviors.  I was very aware that Briar would have a long road to come along before she would be able to love her mates, and I loved just how she was able to get through everything and still find the strength and love in order to claim the two men who were hers.  Byrne and Danel showed me just how much they cared for Briar by their actions during that hard time and the even harder times as all three of them came together and got over those last nasty bumps in their way.  This is one threesome that has already proven to each other and those that know them how intense and deep their love is, and I can only hope that it’s mostly smooth sailing for them from here on out.  I really enjoyed finding out that through everything Briar, never lost her ability to show her fun loving humor to those she loved and considered friends. Briar’s Saviors proves that strong kick-ass women and the even stronger men who love them will never let anything stand in the way of their passion and fate. This is a great story for a threesome that could have gone down in flames before they ever had the chance.

STRAIN by Amelia C. Gormley

STRAIN by Amelia C. Gormley

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STRAIN by Amelia C. GormleyStrain by Amelia C. Gormley
Published by Riptide Publishing Genres: MM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyLisa

A combination of scientific ego and military shortsightedness nearly destroys all of mankind.  In the aftermath there are pockets of uninfected humans, people who suffer from catatonia and Rot, revenants, and soldiers with superpowers who are infected with the dormant virus unable to ever join with those uninfected.

 

The only life Rhys Cooper’s known is among a dwindling number of scared people barely surviving. When a pack of revenants attack Rhys tries to use himself as bait to save his sister and her baby.  Unfortunately the plan doesn’t work.  He is saved by the unexpected arrival of Sergeant Darius Murrell and his team.  His sister and nephew aren’t as lucky.

 

Well, Rhys is saved from the revenants, but now that they’ve exposed him to the virus he will either become a revenant or he will slowly Rot and sink into catatonia.  The sergeant explains that his only chance at living is if they infect him with their version of the virus through sexual exposure.  He will turn into a super soldier who can never live with the uninfected population in Colorado Springs.

 

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for the virginal nineteen year old.  Rhys doesn’t even have the time to mourn his lost family before he has to make the choice to live by allowing multiple soldiers into his body.  This horrible new world doesn’t have time for soft things like love so is this grim reality worth it?  Rhys chooses to live but wonders if he made the right decision every time they come across another horror.  There’s only so much he can take and falling for the sergeant can only make it worse.   Dying or surviving.  Only time will tell.

 

Powerful. Poignant.  At times difficult.  Other times heartwarming.  Strain runs the gamut of emotional highs and lows.  Rhys’s story is riveting. He is the epitome of what humanity strives for.  Decency and innocence. His truth shines.  One of those “can’t put down for any reason” books that draws the reader into the story and never lets go.  There are also horrible moments, difficult to swallow.  Strain doesn’t pull any punches.  The sweet with the sorrow.  Strain balances the science fiction genre with a special romance beautifully.  I Joyfully recommend Strain. It’s not for everyone, but those who like this kind of blended story will love Strain.

TAKEN by M. A. Church

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TAKEN by M. A. ChurchTaken by M. A. Church
Series: The Harvest #1
Published by Storm Moon Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction
ReviewedbyLisa

In the year 2050 Earth is made cruelly aware of intelligent life among the stars after Tah’Narian starships enter the atmosphere.  Their race is dying after chemical warfare was used by another warrior planet.  They make a bargain with the leaders of Earth for young males to use for breeding purposes.  A lottery is set up that will last for seven years and then the aliens will leave forever.

 

Dale Michaels knows that he is lucky because his age doesn’t fit the criteria for the international lottery.  It was traumatic enough to watch as his best friend Chad was dragged off in front of him and there was nothing he could do to stop it from happening.

 

There is no way for Dale to comprehend what’s happening when he is dragged from his home shouting and pleading a mistake’s been made as his parents did the same.  Dale is taken for a medical exam where his pleas are still ignored. Becoming too hysterical he’s drugged and then wakes in a bed aboard a Tah’Narian ship.

 

A new life begins as the mate of Keyno Landium Shou, the ship’s captain.  It’s a heartbreaking start for their relationship, one that Dale thought he was safe from even imagining.  Dale plans to use stubborn pride and anger to keep Keyno at arm’s length, yet his mate’s gentle kindness and primal sensuality slowly crumble the wall around Dale’s heart.  The young human is about to experience the adventures of a lifetime.

 

The foundation is laid for a riveting adventure in Taken, the first book in The Harvest series.  Dale thought he was safe though he mourned the loss of his best friend.  High emotions of sorrow turn to terror when he is Taken.  Acclimating to something you’re fighting against doesn’t work.  In the end acceptance is the only answer.  Dale’s new life is filled with love and drama, excitement and romance.  It’s a wild time for a young human in Taken.  Addictive entertainment.  Can’t wait to see what happens next!

LACEY’S LUHPYNES by Honor James

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LILLY’S TORMENT by Honor James

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BRIGHT STAR by Talia R. Blackwood

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PURSUED BY THE WANDERING SPIDER by Jackie Nacht

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ELECTRIFY HIS HEART by Alana Ankh

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