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review 2020-04-22 17:47
Review: Rescued by the Alien Pirate (Mates of the Kilgari #1) by Celia Kyle & Athena Storm
Rescued by the Alien Pirate - Celia Kyle,Athena Storm
Rescued by the Alien Pirate
Mates of the Kilgari #1
Celia Kyle & Athena Storm
Science Fiction Romance - Aliens
February 15, 2020
eBook
298
Kindle Unlimited

 

I woke from cryostasis a prisoner. My crime? I have no idea. 

 

I was stuck with a hundred other women, all headed to who knows where. Captive in a dank, dirty cargo hold. 

 

Then, out of the darkness, came Solair. 

 

A handsome alien. Golden skinned. Horned. The dashing captain of a pirate ship. They rescued us--he gave my people food, shelter, and promised us safety. In exchange?

 

He took me for himself. 

 

But the people who captured us, haven’t given up. They want us back. They’re powerful and will do whatever it takes to find us. The only thing stopping them?

 

Solair.

 

 


He wants me. And what he takes…

 

He keeps.

 

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Rescued by the Alien Pirate is book one in the Mates of the Kilgari series by Celia Kyle and Athena Storm.

 

I’ve been on a Sci-Fi Romance kick lately. The cover and title intrigued me, so I decided to give this new series a try. I’ve liked other books by Celia Kyle, but have not tried Athena Storm. 

 

The concept sounded good, but unfortunately the women introduced; especially our lead heroine killed this book for me. 

 

Varia our heroine. When we meet her she is imprisoned on a spaceship with several other women who have popped out of the cryo-stasis they where put in. Their are still many women in the cryo-stasis; besides the few that’s tubs have stoped working. They don’t know why they are their and she’s become the de facto leader. She is not a nice person. I’m not sure what the authors where trying to go for with her, but she came across as ungrateful, aggressive, demanding, and just all around an awful person/character. She was so mean to the Kilgari, alien pirates, that saved her and the other 106 women from certain death. All she did was pick a fight with our lead hero Solair. All her conversations where a fight. She did not utter one word of Thank You nor did she engage in a calm discussion about anything. Instead she was irate with the Kilgari aliens. Not sure if she got better or changed her attitude, but the fist impression of her turned me off. 

 

Solair our pirate alien Captian of the Queen and all the Kilgari aliens are such nice guys. I like the Kilgari race, but I felt sorry for Solair and all the Kilgari. They are all bending over backwards to help the Human women. They have limited resources and are trying to make due to accommodate all the new mouths to feed and well the women are comeing across as ungrateful. As for Solair our hero, Varia showed no respect to him even though he’s the Captain and his whole crew are making sacrifices for these women. It was just sad to see these nice aliens not get more respect. 

 

Their are a lot of secondary characters introduced. We meet several other Human women and other Kilgari aliens. The alien guys are awesome and relatable, but the human women are eh. 

 

As for the romance between Solair and Varia I never felt it. I stoped at 30%, so not much was happening on this front only that Solair feels a strong pull towards Varia and thinks that she is his fated one and only mate. I didn’t get any chemistry between them only fighting. 

 

I wanted to like this one, but Rescued by the Alien Pirate was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

 

Rated: DNF’d at 30%

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2020-04-20 20:19
Review: Touching Ice (Cyborg Seduction #4) by Laurann Dohner
Touching Ice - Laurann Dohner
Touching Ice
Cyborg Seduction #4
Laurann Dohner
Erotic Science Fiction Romance
August 10, 2016
eBook
249
Library

 

*** THIS IS A RERELEASE OF A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOK ***

 

What can go wrong overseeing a bunch of android sex bots on an automated whorehouse in deep space? Great job, if Megan doesn’t die of boredom. Then she catches sight of the sexiest male she’s ever seen. On her grainy security monitor, she watches all his sexual exploits with the bots, and fantasizes. But that’s all she can do because he’s a cyborg. Then fate steps in.

 

There’s a crash and Megan must escape or die. The cyborgs are rescuing the sex bots—taking them onboard their ship. She knows cyborgs hate humans. They’ll kill her if she asks for help so she devises an insane plan—pretend to be the most realistic sex bot ever made.

 

His name is Ice, and Megan is now his personal sex bot. He will satisfy every sexual fantasy she’s ever had—and as many more as she can dream up. She just has to figure out how to keep her big, sexy cyborg from discovering that she is all woman.

 

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Touching Ice is book four in the Cyborg Seduction series by Laurann Dohner.

 

Ice is a loner and he enjoys sex. The rare color of his hair has made him one of the most desirable males for breeding and he’s produced 27 children whom he isn’t allowed to see or be a part of their lives. He’s had enough of the council and his people. 

 

Megan works at an automated whorehouse in deep space making sure the sex bots stay in top condition. She’s the only human on the Folion station. Her only vice is watching one tall, gray, and sexy Cyborg enjoy the stations bots.

 

Megan is a little stupid and it’s funny that she thinks she can fool the Cyborgs; especially the one she’s got a thing for in pretending to be a sex bot. Ice was protective of her from day one and their love story is cute. We are introduced to a new threat to the Cyborgs and also a set up for book five. 

 

Touching Ice was a nice read and I enjoyed.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!
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review 2020-04-13 17:27
Review: Claimed (Brides of the Kindred #1) by Evangeline Anderson
Claimed - Evangeline Anderson
Claimed
Brides of the Kindred #1
Evangeline Anderson
Erotic Science Fiction Romance
E.A. Publishing
January 23rd 2018
eBook
327
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Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed

 

Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

 

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

 

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

 

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

 

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…

 

More about the Brides of the Kindred series
A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars
Three very different types of men

All looking for one thing…their brides

 

Beast Kindred—Savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one.

 

Blood Kindred—Cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful…they bite.

 

Twin Kindred—Muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other…or the one woman they both choose to love.

 

And then there is the enemy…

 

The Scourge—A genetic trade gone wrong, these menacing outsiders have twisted desires and sexual needs fierce enough to frighten away even the most adventurous. Their need to dominate and possess their women completely has led to a strange prophesy that they must fulfill…or die trying.

 

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Claimed is book one in the Brides of the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson.

 

Anderson has created a unique and interesting world. The detailed description of the different Kindred races gave me an understand of who they are and what their expectations are for their bond mates.

 

Baird is a Beast Kindred. The biggest and baddest. His need for Olivia was great, but he did what he could to keep himself from rushing her into the relationship.

 

Olivia is a human who finds herself a Kindred bride whether she wants to or not. She isn’t my favorite. She was prudish at times and redundant. Her resistant to Baird was frustrating. 

 

Baird and Olivia’s romance was ok. Their time together was stressful. I related to Baird’s frustration and found it completely understandable. I liked how he showered Olivia with attention and put so much effort into wooing her. As for Olivia her resistance was very frustrating. She tried too hard on the resistant front. The sex is steamy and hot. 

 

The plot is thin. The villains are perfect. Very villainous. The Scourge are our evil race. The AllFather makes a great antagonist. I wouldn’t want to go through his special brand of torture.

 

I enjoyed the secondary characters introduced. I liked getting their perspectives. I very much enjoyed how the author weaves in the story/set up for the next couple.

 

Claimed was an ok read, but not one I’d read again.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2020-02-29 23:01
HEIDI AND THE KAISER by Selena Kitt
Heidi and the Kaiser - Selena Kitt
Heidi stumbles over the feet of Warren Kaiser at a photoshoot.  He then disciplines her for ruining his trousers.  He also offers her the job of his assistant.  She accepts the contract and learns the meaning of discipline.
 
I liked Heidi.  Kaiser was harder to like.  I liked Heidi's friend Lenny.  He protected her when she did would not stand up for herself.  I knew that eventually Heidi would get to Kaiser and I was happy with the ending. 
 
Selena Kitt is one of my favorite author's and I look forward to more of her books.
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review 2020-02-08 20:09
Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black
Misadventures of a Backup Bride - Shayla Black

Carson loves Sweet Darlin', the candy company he inherited from his biological father. He and his father were never all that close, but Carson still wants Sweet Darlin' to succeed. In order for that to happen, he needs a loan ASAP. Gregory Shaw is willing to give him one...if Carson marries Kendra, Shaw's flighty sorority girl daughter. Meanwhile, if Kendra doesn't marry Carson, she won't get her trust fund.

Carson knows that he and Kendra would make an unhappy couple, so, two weeks before the wedding, he lies and tells Shaw that he can't marry her because he's in love with someone else. Shaw decides to call Carson's bluff - he says he'll still give Carson the loan, if he still gets married in two weeks to this other woman he supposedly loves. Carson calls up Ella, an actress he'd met at a party six months ago - at the time, she was dating a friend of his, but she's single now. He asks her to be his pretend fiancee and leave him at the altar. She agrees because her acting jobs have been few and far between and she needs the money. Unfortunately, the two of them have instant chemistry, and their fake relationship turns real, fast.

At Book Bonanza 2019, attendees got a bag with two free books in it. One of them was a random book from the "Misadventures" series, which seems to be a sort of sampler series of unrelated short works by different authors. I think my mom might have gotten M.F. Wild and Mia Michelle's Misadventures of a Valedictorian.

At any rate, after a bad day at work, I needed something fluffy, and this seemed like it might fit the bill. I read the description on the back and the "pretend relationship" aspect was appealing. I didn't bother to look up the author or reviews on Goodreads. If I had, I might have saved this book for another time, because I wasn't expecting erotic romance in which the couple couldn't keep their hands off each other during dinner, the second time they'd ever seen each other, and were having sex within hours of laying out the "occasional public kissing, no sex" ground rules of their pretend relationship.

Readers were supposed to believe that Ella was an actress who was serious about her work and acting future, and that Carson was a dedicated new CEO who'd basically become a workaholic. When it came to what they actually did on-page, though, what I got was that they were both completely driven by their hormones. A  large chunk of the beginning of this book was the two of them having sex. The first person POV made most of the sex scenes more stilted and weird than sexy, and the food sex scene, in which Carson ruined a perfectly good bread pudding by dumping it onto Ella's breasts, was downright gross. Other people's mileage may vary, but that was a "no" for me.

After a couple days of screwing each other's brains out, Carson and Ella finally remembered that they'd actually gotten together for a reason that wasn't purely sex. I had to laugh when they learned that Kendra had fallen for an ROTC guy and were doubtful that she could know that she was really in love with someone after only knowing them for two days. Ella had enough self-awareness to realize that this applied to her and Carson as well, but supposedly "we're different" (102). Sure, uh huh.

The more I thought about the plot, the less it made sense. If Shaw had really wanted to call Carson's bluff, he could have told him "Fine, if you aren't marrying my daughter, then no loan for you." Carson either had to get that loan or watch Sweet Darlin' crumble - he had more to lose than Shaw did. Carson and Shaw would sometimes act like they needed each other, and sometimes like they didn't. And there were a couple developments that just came out of nowhere. On the one hand, Shaw was supposed to be this coldly manipulative businessman who was willing to use his own daughter in his machinations. On the other hand, he was also supposed to be a caring father who just wanted what was best for his daughter. And as for Kendra...

Honestly, Ella's acting skills were nonexistent compared to Kendra's.

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Everything came together too easily in the end, and I found it difficult to believe that Ella and Carson would last long. They'd spent most of their time together having sex, and staying together meant that Ella had to give up her acting career while Carson got everything he wanted (I'm sorry, but the attempt to make it look like he was sacrificing too was weak at best). Also, it bugged me that one of the first things Carson did when Ella arrived was try to dictate what Ella ate. On the advice of her agent, she'd been trying to lose weight, and while I agreed with Carson that she was probably fine as she was, they'd literally just met and  at that point he hadn't even known for sure that's why she was ordering a salad. Trying to bully her into ordering a steak just made him look like a jerk.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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