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review 2017-07-03 10:50
great book, even if I didn't like Alyssa much!
Hers, Untamed - Anna Adler
Alyssa pays half a million credits for Jax, her new pet. Jax is the name she gave the human-alien hydrid fighting his captors when she went to look. But Jax is not a pet, nor the sex toy Alyssa wants him for. He will, however, play nicely to get what he wants, his freedom. Will Alyssa let him go?? At first, I didn't like this book. Mainly because of Alyssa herself. She is a spoilt brat, who thinks it's perfectly acceptable to keep a man in a cage, to walk him on a leash. But Alyssa is a product of her upbringing, her culture. And as she gets to know Jax, she also gets to know a bit more about her people, and their opinion of and the way they treat their "pets" She begins to see that maybe, just maybe, this is not the way they should treat people. And she does redeem herself beautifully!! Oh it takes her time to do that and she does use Jax in many ways, not that he really objected to having Alyssa touch him the way she does but he has to show some objection, right?? It's very well written, with all the technology of the time and place fairly easy to understand and picture, lots of common words are used for various things so it wasn't taxing on the brain. It's sexy in places, a bit heart stopping in others. I really really enjoyed it. BUT!!! Only Alyssa has her say. And I so desperately wanted to hear from Jax! Like, I'm reading along, waiting, waiting, preying, begging and pleading that we'd hear from Jax and we don't. And when I realised I wouldn't get to hear from him, I spat my dummy out, threw my toys out the pram and had a full on hissy fit!! Because I have no doubt at all, had Jax been given a proper voice, I would have enjoyed this immensely more, even with my dislike of Alyssa in the beginning, and this would have been a five star review. I loved the Adler tells her tale, and I would like to read more by this author. This is the first of her work I've read. So, ONLY because Jax doesn't get a say.......... 4 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-07-01 01:59
INHIBITION by Jessica Clairmont
Inhibition - Jessica Clairmont Inhibition - Jessica Clairmont
  Short quick read where Liam meets the Man in Black on the salt flats near his home. He agrees to give the Man in Black whatever he wants in exchange for everything Liam wants. Liam's friend, Kyle, appears in front of a changed Liam. Together they plan to conquer their world.

This is different. It's fantasy and a touch of horror. It is too short to have much plot but the writing builds up that I was on the edge of my seat to find out what happens. I hope this is the beginning of a series. Ms. Clairmont's world building is good and I would like to see what happens to Liam, Kyle, and the Man in Black.
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review 2017-06-07 23:37
Chocky - John Wyndham,Margaret Atwood

Wyndham. What a visionary. And this is a wonderful story, in part mystery, in part psychological thriller, in part family story, in part sci-fi, and in all ways, utterly hopeful, well, almost utterly.

 

And did I mention timely? Given the threat we pose to the planet, this book remains pertinent.

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review 2017-05-23 14:01
i love these books, I really do!
Fueled by Lust: Keos - Celeste Prater
ndependent review for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Dear Ms Prater, Could you PULEEEEZE tell me where I might find me one of these fine gentlemen?? I mean, these guys love hard, and they love fast, and they love totally. I NEEEEEEEEEEEED more of these guys in my life right now, and if I can't find a real life Insedi, then reading about them will have to do. Much love, lil ole me. Oh how I missed my Insedi boys. I read three back to back, and this one was the best of three. Keos has but one job, to keep Insedi technology from getting out into the general population on Earth. Somehow, a box got stolen, and now Keos has to tell the Emperor, and drag the thief and his sister back to Insedi. And Everly just happens to be Keos' mate. Who packs a punch for such a human female! They, all three, have to work together to get out of the game Keos puts them in for travel. I got a bit confused as to how all three of them ended up in the game, but thats a minor detail, and it didn't put me off while reading, I just let it slide. These books get hotter and sexier as they go along but you should know they are NOT stand alones. You really MUST read the other books before this one. The overall story arc continues to develop with twists and turns all over the place! I love these books, I really do. I love that some of the guys, those new to Earth speak proper and correct, with whole words and sentences, and then when they get down and dirty with their lady (or indeed, Kallon and his man) their language reverts to a puddle of goo. I said that in my review for the very first book, and it STILL makes me chuckle, ten books on!! So, all in all, a great addition to the series, and I can't see an end any time soon, especially after that ending! Cliff hanger people! This book is a bloody cliff hanger! But still... 5 full stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-05-18 10:28
creeping up but still no Gavin!
Shadow's Soul - Jami Gray
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. * Jumping straight in because the book does just that! This is book two in the Kyn Chronicles series. While it would help to have read book one, Shadows Edge, before this one, I don't think its absolutely necessary. It would, however, give you a better picture just how Raine fought against her feelings for Gavin. These books are not easy reads. They carry complicated plot lines, very long descriptive paragraphs and huge supporting casts that made ME slow my reading down. And I loved them for it! Because, let's face it, if I have to slow down to keep it can go either of two ways: I'll love it or hate it. And here it was very much the former! I skim read at the best of times, so you can imagine how long it took me to read this book, some 364 pages (according to Goodreads) Days it took, DAYS I TELL YA! Raine and Gavin's relationship continues to grow, develop, expand and get so much deeper than Raine ever expected. Gray best explains it when she describes their magic intertwined, threads of blue and silver so closely woven that to separate them might kill them both. Gavin continues to embrace the damage (for want of a better word) done by the scientist in book one, and Raine only begins to do so. Fighting the Soul Stealer takes a lot out of Raine, indeed me too, reading it, and it's Gavin who helps her get through it. Finding first Cheveyo and then Xander pushes them both past their limits. Xander's story, book three, is laid out, and you just know that she and Warrick are gonna butt heads! Creeping up in star rating a little but again, only Raine has her say! This one, absolutely, without a doubt, would have been a full five star read if Gavin had been given his voice. I needed to hear from him at keys points along the way: when he embraces his new skills and magic, when he really bonds with Raine on the most basic level, and when he thought her lost to the Soul Stealer. SO, because Gavin doesn't get a say ... 4.5 stars (but rounded UP for the blog/Goodreads/Amazon) **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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