Genre: Science Fiction

THROWAWAY MATE by Ellen Cross

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THROWAWAY MATE by Ellen CrossThrowaway Mate by Ellen Cross
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Unloved and despised by his parents his entire life Aiden was grateful for the tenderness his brother and sister showed.  Aiden’s unusual talent with anything mechanical and the money he brought in was the only time they noticed him at all.  The day slavers took Aiden from his home was an entirely new horror.

 

Nine long months of hell on the planet R526 began.  Aiden, a handful of women, and several dozens of children were forced to hunt through garbage for tech.  Whenever he could sneak away Aiden worked on a derelict space junker until the day he and the other slaves escaped.

 

Managing to limp through space with its precious cargo to the planet Brylon, Aiden is barely able to land.  Between the decaying ship and Aiden’s injuries during the escape they are lucky to arrive in one piece.  Aiden’s last act is to lock himself in the cockpit and pray for death.  It’s time to end a life no one will miss.  Or so Aiden believes.

 

A powerfully wrenching, emotional journey is told in Throwaway Mate.  Such sorrow and heartache is felt within the pages of Aiden’s story.  His hero is discovered in the form of a medic on Brylon.  Their romance twists and engages the reader throughout.  The triumph of their relationship, as well as other surprises, make Throwaway Mate a real page turner.  Shoulder the pain and share the joy of this riveting tale.

SONG OF THE NAVIGATOR by Astrid Amara

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SONG OF THE NAVIGATOR by Astrid AmaraSong of the Navigator by Astrid Amara
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Life on the Dadelus-Kaku Station is everything Tover Duke could wish for.  He enjoys a privileged existence in the hotel penthouse with an aviary built to his specifications.  All because he was born with a gift that allows Tover to move objects with his mind.  There are only a handful of skilled navigators in the known universe and the Harmony Corporation likes to keep him happy and content.  The only thing his bosses frown on are his personal tastes in partners, even though it’s acceptable to have male companions.

 

After an extravagant birthday celebration Tover is shocked when his sometime lover Cruz Arcadio forcibly kidnaps him.  Tover can’t believe that the man he secretly loves is nothing more than a Pulmon Verde terrorist fighting the imminent terraforming of Cruz’s native planet Carida.

 

Tover suffers unimaginable hell after Cruz sells him and abandons him on a station run by brutal mercenaries.  His captors break Tover physically and mentally before Cruz returns to rescue him.  Taken to Carida to heal his hatred of Cruz is understandable.  Once he finally listens to his one time lover and the truth is presented he doesn’t know how he can go back to his past life.  The only certainty is that the Harmony Corporation isn’t about to lose their golden boy regardless of what he’s learned.  After all they are behind the coming destruction of Carida.

 

An emotional tour de force, Song of the Navigator compels the reader to feel this story.  From a rarified life to a bare bones existence Tover’s world is shaken apart.  Incredibly moving, the navigator endures a living nightmare and the reader is right there alongside him.  Song of the Navigator skillfully blends a taunt drama with tense situations and sexual intensity.  Brutal, challenging, and action packed Tover and Cruz overcome the odds.  Be ready to applaud these characters. Strap in for a wild ride in Song of the Navigator.

SHORT-CIRCUIT HIS SOUL by Alana Ankh

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SHORT-CIRCUIT HIS SOUL by Alana AnkhShort-Circuit His Soul by Alana Ankh
Series: Microchips & Purity #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Science Fiction

It has taken everything to keep the people of Eden from tearing the city apart.  The human and cyborg population are at each other’s throats.  Trying to lead them all is the Guiding Light, Uriel, and his cyborg lover Raze.

 

The discovery of Uriel’s brother Noah, a clone, simply adds another layer of conflict.  Raze’s best friend and fellow cyborg Logan Maxfield is one of the few to distinguish between the brothers.  Maybe the fact that Logan is falling in love with Noah has something to do with it.

 

As the tension reaches a critical point it’s becoming apparent that Noah is dying, his cloned DNA is breaking down.  A doctor is doing what he can to find a cure, but so far he’s been unsuccessful in finding a cure.  It’s breaking Logan’s heart.  Noah wishes he’d had more time with the brother who needs his support more than ever.  He wishes he’d been able to spend more time with Logan who’s teaching him all about love.  The only option is a horrible choice.  Nothing is easy or simple in Eden.

 

Short-Circuit His Soul takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. The characters are forced to make awful choices and terrible decisions.  It is their price for humanity in this strange future.  This complicated plotline and the complex characters beg the reader to follow this series in order to fully appreciate what is going on.  Once in a while the story loses focus between their unique religion and the characters but it’s only momentary.  Noah’s struggle as a clone is poignant.  The love Noah and Logan share is powerful.   A riveting drama, Short-Circuit His Soul challenges the reader to think.

 

FORTUITY by Darcy Abriel

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FORTUITY by Darcy AbrielFortuity by Darcy Abriel
Series: Pandemonia #1
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: MM, Science Fiction

An intergalactic war turned the Earth into a veritable wasteland.  Survivors fled for a new life in the stars.  The ravaged planet was renamed Old Earth and became the Pandemonia Penal Colony.  It is a dumping ground for murderers, thieves, and political dissidents among others.

 

It is the year 4035.  Dr. Swane Fox, a behavioral scientist, is determined to study the population of Pandemonia.  The good doctor grew up on a planet devoid of conflict, a very peaceful people and he’s driven to learn what causes such violent tendencies.  Because a particular group of scientists have a stranglehold on the comings and goings of the penal colony Swane has forged papers to spend time as a convict on the planet.

 

Dropped planet side everything goes wrong from the start.  He wakes up in the hovel of a man called August whose temper runs hot or cold at the drop of a hat.  August is quick to point out how naïve Swane was to think he could study the people living there.  It is a war zone and everyone is out for themselves in Pandemonia.  Secrets are the currency and the doctor is certain that August is loaded.  Falling for the gruff prisoner is making the situation both worse and better to handle.  Too soon Swane will be forced to leave without the mysterious man he’s come to love.

 

Author Darcy Abriel pens an edgy, dark tale in Fortuity which explores the human will to survive.  Readers are plunged into a bleak reality where right and wrong sometimes count for little.  Swane and August are polar opposites.  They have a sensual, contentious relationship that somehow works in this story.  A unique setting, fascinating characters, and a chilling plotline is told in Fortuity, the first book in the Pandemonia series.

COMBUSTIBLE by Darcy Abriel

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COMBUSTIBLE by Darcy AbrielCombustible by Darcy Abriel
Series: Pandemonia #2
Published by Allure, Amber Quill Genres: MM, Science Fiction

Pandemonia Penal Colony of 4024 has evolved into a distinctive civilization where criminals and political prisoners alike are dumped and forgotten.  Over time families are formed, children are born and their ties are strengthened.   As no one seems to care what happens to those on Pandemonia a sect of scientists have free rein to run experiments that would otherwise be illegal or immoral.

 

Drace is in control of a large area of what was once Paris, France.  One of many survivors of experimental DNA splicing Drace is a dragogen, a human/reptile hybrid.  Wanting to discover what Dr. Beljon, the assistant director of Scientific Interrogation, is up to he has the doctor’s disciple kidnapped.  Crispin Wills, the disciple, is exactly the dragogen’s type which points to Drace being set up.  As days pass and nobody seems to want Crispin returned it appears the dragogen was correct.

 

Getting Crispin to divulge his secrets is more difficult than expected.  Using torture won’t work; using seduction however proves far more stimulating and effective for both Drace and Crispin.  When the disciple finally breaks the dragogen is forced to applaud the scientist’s devious methods.  Saving Crispin won’t be easy, but Drace is one stubborn dragogen.

 

Book two in the Pandemonia series comes out swinging with Combustible.  Intriguing characters are set within a compelling plotline, at first seductive then steamy and finally an explosive climax.  Drace is a taciturn, intelligent alpha.  Crispin is a survivor stuck between a rock and a hard place.  The gritty future in Combustible is a scary, dark place indeed.

 

BACK IN ACTION by Elayne S. Venton

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FIREBIRD by Pelaam

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TO BE LOVED by Pearl Love

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TO BE HUMAN by Pearl Love

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IN DISCRETION by Reesa Herberth

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