Weekend Updates 2/14/15

 Happy Valentines Day!

Yes, we bought ourselves chocolate for Valentines Day… It seemed like a reasonable thing to do… But that’s not all. Each of us also started a 30 Day free trial of Audible… We don’t have much experience with audio-books, so any recommendations would be HUGELY appreciated!! Thank you to Autumn for pointing out the Audible promotion – I love free stuff!

We gave away 3 signed 1st Edition paperback copies Enthrall Him by Vanessa Fewings to the following lucky winners: Belladonna LynnDeborah Salter Perry, & Cassie Humig Geary.

We also gave away three copies of Make Me by Cate Bellerose to these awesome people: Mary Preston, Crystal Rose, & Victoria Campbell Bredenberg.

The following Giveaway is still open:

In celebration of our review for Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction, author Cheri Loughlin is giving away a $30 Amazon Gift card to one lucky Smutsonian reader! Click here to Enter!

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(Smutsonian Approved) Katy Regnery – Kiss Me Kate (The English Brothers #6)

Sophie Stern – Curves and the Alien (Aislin’s Alien Adventures Book 1)

Savannah Jones – Teaching Her To Submit (Casually Submissive Omnibus #1)

Callie Hart – Rebel (Dead Man’s Ink #1)

Geneva Lee – Crown Me (Royals Saga #3)

K.A. Robinson – Adam (Torn #5.5)

M.N. Forgy – Love That Defies Us (The Devil’s Dust #3.5)

Meghan March – Beneath This Ink (Beneath #2)

Liz Meldon – The Vampire of Vancouver (Lovers and Liars, #2)

Elle Aycart – To the Max (Bowen #3)

Jodi Ellen Malpas – Unveiled (One Night #3)

Ruth Clampett – The Masterpiece (Work of Art #3) Expected publication: March 2nd 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Nalini Singh – Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) Expected publication: March 10th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Jani Kay – Gods & Monsters (Scorpio Stinger MC #3) Expected publication: March 2015

Jani Kay – Tormented (Scorpio Stinger MC #4) Expected Publication: 2015

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  • We’ve got a review of Kiss Me Kate, the final book in Katy Regnery‘s English Brothers series.
  • We’re thrilled to bring you the new book in Zoey Derrick‘s 69 Bottles series – Craving Talon.
  • The Smutsonian is continuing the Travis Luedke‘s Nightlife series with a review of Bloodslave.
  • We’ve got a review of Ascend, the final book in Ophelia Bell‘s Sleeping Dragons series.
  • We’re also looking at the final book in Sophie Kisker‘s Finding Home Trilogy, Refining Fire.

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Kayla Stonor – Under By Treaty (Review, Excerpt, & Interview)

Under By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

Source: Review by Request
Copy Provided by Agent
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

He’s hers by treaty. She wants his devotion.

General Jaden is a thorn in the Qui’s side. Ambassador Sonil is on Earth to extract him by treaty. When Jaden is stripped naked then caged, he gets a taste of how far she will go to ensure he is worthy of serving the Qui Empress. Her training is ruthless and alien rules apply. Failure is not an option; saving Earth from annihilation requires Jaden’s complete surrender.

But Sonil demands more than obedience. She wants his devotion.

Under By Treaty is a bold, fast-paced adventure of femdom erotic romance, with a strong alpha hero who must submit to an alien temptress to save the human race from decimation by the conquering might of the Qui Empire.

This erotic romance novel containing BDSM themes is the first installment of a science fiction series and part of the Surrender collection.

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Patricia A. Knight – Hers to Claim (Review & Giveaway)

Hers to Claim by Patricia A. Knight

Series: Verdantia #4
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A prince from the Nyth Uchel mountains … a healer from the Oshtech desert …

Scornfully rejected by her desert lover and uncertain of her place in the world, Adonia traveled a perilous road to the fabled mountain-city of Nyth Uchel. She came to heal the sick and dying, but in the arms of highborn prince, Hel, Adonia found the answer to saving herself.

Descended from nobility, once great kings of Verdantia, Hel willingly bore the burden of his dying city and its people on his shoulders. Watching helplessly as a malingering evil attacked the very soil under his feet, he crushed his pride to summon help. He’d been staggered to discover the answer to saving his city and perhaps all Verdantia might lie behind a heavy fall of chocolate hair and shy brown eyes.

As their entire planet faces an encroaching black death, two seemingly disparate individuals forge a partnership of love and sacrifice that will alter their future forever. All of Verdantia will be tested.

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Absolutely splendid.
A fantastic addition to the Verdantia Series!


(Mild Spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series)

The fourth book brought back all of the characters we’ve come to love from this series – Ram & Steffiana play a huge role, and Hel’s bickering with Ram was a particularly delightful aspect of the book:

“Bring it on, dickless wonder […] Your wife inspires more fear in me. You aren’t half the man she is.”

In addition, all three members of the Royal Tetriarch are featured heavily. Even Eric and Sophi pop up for a few scenes – so basically, everyone but Tok had a few moments to catch the reader up on life after their book.

Speaking of cameos and awesomeness – Patricia A. Knight included a feature I’d not seen before (but appreciated the wisdom of) a live-linked Easter egg embedded in the dialogue. Doral whispers something in Ari’s ear… The reader clicks the link (and is asked to sign up for Patricia A. Knight’s newsletter) and the page reveals the secret whispered.

Was it an epic secret? Nah.
Was it amusing? Sure.
Was it a genius marketing ploy? Absolutely.

I did a full breakdown of the intricacies of this high-fantasy Sci-Fi world in My review for Hers to Command. Rather than rehashing all of that, I’ll simply encourage you to catch up with that post.

However, I want to remind you of one important fact: The Planet Verdantia is sentient; She has feelings, and interacts with her population. That interaction occurs when certain Verdantians have sex… Crazy, sweaty, kinky, burn-up-the sheets sex…


All this awesome sex helps the planet flourish – it keeps the lights on, makes the crops grow, and it powers the shields which protect the Verdantia from outside forces…

Only Verdantians with a specific set of genetic markers are capable of performing the sexual rites, and they were systematically slaughtered during the war with the Haarb. Only a handful of Magistras survived the decimation of Verdantia… It was assumed that all of the female survivors (who are of age) had already been paired up…

Turns out, we were wrong.

ADONIA

What will I be at the end of this journey? Someone different I suspect.

We met Adonia in Hers to Choose. She is a warrior and a healer who traveled with Sophi’s deadly First Arrows. She was raised with a loathing of the high-bred Verdantians who performed rites. Toward the end of her time in the desert with Eric and Sophi, she discovered she had much to learn about Verdantian Magicks.

She began to travel with Sophi and Eric as they made their way across the planet. She suffered nearly irreparable heartache when her betrothed, Klaran, cast her off – telling her that she wasn’t feminine enough and that he used her in order join the service of Ducca DeStoria.


She obviously needed to get away from Klaran, so she fled to Sylvan Mintoth and began advanced study in the healing Rites. She hoped to become a more proficient healer despite the fact that her common Oshtesh genetics would never allow her to actually attempt the sexual rites. She was keeping to herself and watching over Queen Fleur (who is pregnant with her fourth child) when a scraggly, smelly, fur-covered nobleman storms into the throne-room.

HEL

“You are a light for my dark soul – a gift from our Great Mother…”

Though the Haarb have been eradicated, Verdantia is still under attack. A mysterious force threatens the planet on the metaphysical plane – a darkness has descended across the remote regions of the planet. We’re talking poisoned soil, plagues, mutants, and zombies… The kingdom of Nyth Uchel has taken the blunt force of this attack, and Prince DeHelios has come to Sylvan Mintoth to beg for help.

He has lost his wife,
his young children,
his friends,
and has little hope left.

He needs the Tetriarch to provide him with a healer and brite-weed to combat the illness which has claimed the lives of so many. He needs a magistra to return to Nyth Uchel with him and perform the Great Rite if there is any hope of restoring light to the darkness which has enveloped his kingdom…

The Tetriarch agree to part with copious amounts of healing herbs and with their beloved medica Adonia, but there are no magistras left on Verdantia…

Hel leaves Sylvan Mintoth with a heavy heart – with no magistra his hopes of saving his city are nearly nonexistent. He must put all his faith in a healer who has little faith in herself… The road to Nyth Uchel is long and treacherous, the Tetriarch insist that Ram and Steffiana accompany Hel and Adonia on their journey…

Along the way they will face mutants, evil soul-sucking ghouls, and a steadily encroaching winter. They attempt to decipher the riddles of rambling mystics and soon learn that Adonia is not precisely what she seems…

Verdantia works in mysterious ways, and the group has a great deal to prepare for if they hope to succeed in the coming war against an intangible enemy…

There was a lot going on in this installment:
We learn more about the history of Verdantia, and of the first Tetriarc.
a few riddles,
lots of action,
symbiotic cephalopods,
a particularly kinky Prince,
some hilarious alpha-male bickering,
and an epic battle for Verdantia herself!

Another exciting feature:
Patricia A. Knight has included a glossary of terms with pronunciation to assist the reader with acclimating to this richly detailed Sci-Fi world.

The only drawback:
I’ve grown quite fond of the bad-ass female main characters in this series, but Adonia had a nasty habit of putting herself down and generally believing that she was unworthy despite all evidence to the contrary… That being said, her attainment of self-worth was a good source for character progression…

Overall, it was another fabulous installment of the Verdantia Series, and I’ll be the first in line for book five when Patricia A. Knight blesses us with one!

***I was provided an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review***

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To launch Pre-Orders of HERS TO CLAIM, Book 4 in the Verdantia Series, Patricia A. Knight is offering a$119.00 Kindle Paperwhite for $2.99, and GIVING AWAY signed bookmarks and an autographed paperback copy of each title in the series: Hers To Command, Hers To Choose & Hers To Cherish!

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Patricia A. Knight – Hers to Cherish

Hers to Cherish by Patricia A. Knight

Series: Verdantia #3
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Who would’ve thought a rogue nobleman and a secret agent tied in shibari knots would be so instrumental in saving a world from sexual slavery.

For disgraced nobleman and accused murderer, Ramsey DeKieran, a pardon is an unobtainable fantasy. When the High Lord of Verdantia offers the prize, Ram knows there’ll be a catch. He accepts the impossible mission – the off-world rescue of a Verdantian noblewoman, one of the last of her kind. The one bright spot: Elite mercenary, Steffania Rickard, is ordered undercover to help DeKieran – posing as his sexual submissive.

For Steffania, assisting the dominating Ramsey on this insane mission will be challenge enough. The damn rogue trips all her triggers – good and bad. But infinitely worse, on the planet, Vxloncia, she must submit as Ram’s sex slave, and there’s no faking it. Bent at his knee, serving his every command, Steffania doubts her carefully hidden desires will remain concealed.

Their mission takes on new urgency when they unmask a heinous program of enslavement, long cloaked in secrecy. Together they must find a way to overcome their initial animosity and recover a woman vital to the future of their race.

In the maelstrom of sex, savagery, domination and submission, they will need all their wits and strength to survive – but the battle for their hearts is lost – to one another.

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Absolutely Stunning: Sexy Sci-Fi with suspense and submission…

(Mild Spoilers if you haven’t read Hers to Command & Hers to Choose)

The man fed every carnal fantasy she possessed. He sat her lustful appetites before an array of the finest delicacies, ordered them to feast, then commanded, “Don’t swallow.”

This book was a major departure from the previous books in the series, and the payoff was outstanding!

We traveled far from the sentient planet Verdantia in this installment, and were treated with all of the high tech Science-Fiction possibilities Patricia A. Knight can imagine…

Two characters we’ve met before in this series must pair up to rescue Lady Alessa DeAlbero from the clutches of the infamous slaver Vecon Narr…

RAMSEY DeKIERAN

“If I am successful, you have Lady DeAlbero, if unsuccessful, my dead body, and all it costs you is a piece of paper.”

Ramsey is a disgraced Verdantian, stripped of his title and honor, forced to work as a mercenary in the grittiest parts of his home world. In Hers to Choose he made the honorable decision to free Sophi and fight beside Eric against the Haarb.

His actions redeemed him in the eyes of Sophi, and brought his unparalleled skills to the attention of the Tetriarch. He is apprehended by the Blue Daggers and taken to Sylvan Mintoth for an audience with Ari & Doral.

Ram is presented with an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for a Royal Pardon, he will go undercover on Vxloncia, where all women are subservient. The entire planet engages in D/s as a social mechanism for the repression of females.

Ramsey has never been off world before, he’s accustomed to the simple existence of Verdantia, and will need a Blue Dagger to accompany him as back up and to offer mastery of the technological advances of the foreign planet. Out of spite, he chooses the no-nonsense Captain of the Blue Daggers Steffania Rickard to accompany him on his mission…

STEFFANIA RICKARD

She was no helpless female – never had been. She was death clothed in a body of female allure and fiercely proud of it.
But in sex, she needed surrender. She craved a man strong enough to take the control out of her hands.

The idea of submitting to the sexual thrall of Ramsey DeKieran is no hardship to Steffiana… Pretending to be a docile non-entity who cowers at her Masters feet is deplorable… The thought that she could quite possibly loose her heart to DeKieran is terrifying… The knowledge that her failure to be the perfect submissive could compromise their entire mission, keeps everything in perspective…

They must work together in perfect balance to accomplish their mission.

Vxloncia is notorious for it’s brutality and decadence – Ramsey will be competing in a Gladiator competition. If he wins, he will be invited to the compound of the man thought to hold Lady DeAlbero as a slave. Loss of the game also means loss of his life, but Ram and Steffania quickly discover that danger is just as grate outside the arena.

There are several darker elements at work in this book: Sexual Slavery & Mind Control are at top of the list of egregious acts committed by Vecon Narr, and we’re not spared any of the violent graphic details… So consider that carefully before you decide to read this book. If you can handle a little violence with your graphic sex, you’ll be richly rewarded.

This book was fucking awesome!
We had a brand new planet with a new social structure and physical environment, several new characters (which I hope to meet again), and I loved all of the imaginative technological advancements, especially a particularly kinky bit of nanotechnology…

***I won this book as part of the following Giveaway***

Patricia A. Knight – Hers to Choose

Hers to Choose by Patricia A. Knight

Series: Verdantia #2
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To preserve their civilization, a disillusioned warrior and a violated innocent need to put aside the trauma of their past to confront a present evil.

Mentally scarred from her years as prisoner to the off-world invaders, Lady Sophillia Glorianna DeLorion, doubts she can be a fit sexual partner for any man…

…even one whose passionate green eyes make her remember what it is to desire.

Commander of the Queen’s Royal Guard, Eric DeStroia had grown up watching the corrosive, soul-killing effects of arranged, aristocratic marriage and vowed to remain alone. But under his hardened military exterior, Eric has a kind heart. When the second Tetriarch suggests he marry a noble woman rescued from the enemy, Eric reconsiders, consoling himself with visions of sheltering a wounded dove under his mighty arm. Instead, he discovers a fierce falcon that refuses to stoop to his lure.

In the aftermath of their resounding defeat, a survivor from the enemy camp plotted a return to Verdantia to exact retribution. His first objective is the recapture of Lady Sophillia DeLorion. She had been unreachable until she went to the Oshtesh. Now, only Eric DeStroia stands in his way.

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A gorgeous and steamy Sci-Fi Sequel!

(Mild Spoilers if you haven’t read Hers to Command)

This was an amazing followup to the first book in the series. It carried all of the strengths of its predecessor while focusing on a new couple with all new obstacles…

I did a full breakdown of the intricacies of this high-fantasy Sci-Fi world in My review for the previous book in the series. Rather than rehashing all of that, I’ll simply encourage you to catch up with that post.

However, I want to remind you of one important fact: The Planet Verdantia is sentient; She has feelings, and interacts with her population. That interaction occurs when certain Verdantians have sex… Crazy, sweaty, kinky, burn-up-the sheets sex…


All this awesome sex helps the planet flourish – it keeps the lights on, makes the crops grow, and it powers the shields which protect the Verdantia from outside forces…

Only Verdantians with a specific set of genetic markers are capable of performing the sexual rites, and they were systematically slaughtered during the war with the Haarb. Only a handful of these Magistras survived the decimation of Verdantia…

SOPHI

“You make me bold, Eric.”

We met Sophi at the end of Hers to Command. She is Doral’s beloved sister, and was held captive by the Haarb during the war. Ari rescued Sophi and her mother from the clutches of the Haarb and returned them to Doral, who thought they were dead.

Sophi was a cowering mess in the wake of her captivity. She was incapable of enduring the social atmosphere of the palace, and was taken to a village in the wastelands where she could mentally recover from her ordeal.

The female warriors who inhabit the wastelands handed her a bow and taught her to defend herself. Three years later, she’s Flight Leader of a squadron of highly trained soldiers, and is capable of battling any enemy. But fate has different plans for Sophi, as one of the few remaining females of the noble class, she’s being recalled to Sylvan Mintoth to claim her birthright.

ERIC

He had underestimated the endless capacity of his heart to feel joy.

Eric is the childhood friend of Queen Fleur and commander of her Royal Guard. He was hand selected by Doral to bring Sohi out of the wastelands and as candidate to become her partner in the rites.

Eric seems to be every bit as enthusiastic about the situation as Sophi, but he is honor bound to protect and escort her home… Sophi is nothing like the shell of a girl who fled Sylvan Mintoth three years earlier, she’s a headstrong warrior and she has no patience for Eric.

The road from the wastelands to the palace is a long and treacherous one, they’ll have to work together, trust, and fight side by side in order to survive…

Several differences between this book and the first:
– There was a focus on building trust and respect between the main characters.
– We had a MF romance rather than an MMF, and their relationship was encouraged but not forced like in Hers to Command
– Eric & Sophi took their time before falling into bed, and when they did hit the sheets the chemistry was perfection.

In addition:
There was more action,
Sophi proves she’s a badass,
There were several female warriors of worth,
and this book packed more emotion than the first in my opinion…

The Tetriarch played a large part in this book as well, so don’t worry about missing our favorite Royal Threesome… Note to self: ‘Royal Threesome’ is an awesome band name

Overall it was a wonderful experience, and I’m looking forward to reading more of the Verdantia series… I hear the next book has D/s elements, so I’m definitely on board!

Patricia A. Knight – Hers to Command

Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight

Series: Verdantia #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

For some, existence without their mate might seem like the end of their world…
…for the members of Verdantia’s Tetriarch, it would be.

Conte Camliel Aristos deTano, Ari, has long spurned the marriage forced upon him. His contractual bride, Princess Fleur Constante, the beautiful future queen though young and inexperienced, is willing to risk everything, including her own sanity, to save her planet.

The inhabitants of the sentient planet, Verdantia, are poised on the precipice of extinction following a brutal invasion by an off-world, nomadic horde. Verdantia’s capital, Sylvan Mintoth, must have its failing energy shield restored, or the planet is doomed. The Elders know the shield can draw energy from only one thing ~ a very arduous and grueling coupling of two specific people who were pre-chosen by the planet Herself and promised by prearranged marriage contract.

Verdantia draws strength from the duo, but the sentient planet whispers to Ari that a third is necessary ~ Ari’s aide de camp, Visconte Doral deLorion, an angelically handsome, skilled assassin who silently surrendered his heart to Ari long ago.

The trio struggles to make this surprising partnership harmonious, pushing through pride, scars of past abuse, fears of inexperience and distrust. To save Verdantia, they must overcome their individual weaknesses and realize their full potential. Only the Tetriarch and their combined synergy, can harness Verdantia’s immense power to shield its citizens from invasion.

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All hail the Tetriarch!
I’m crazy excited that I’ve found a new series to sink my teeth into…
Please excuse me while I gush all over this book…

“Oh yes, our planet hangs in the balance.” With a tortured inhalation, he shuddered, “No pressure.”

The world of Verdantia is beautifully detailed. This is a lovely blend of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Erotica, Romance, & Intrigue… And it is incredibly entertaining!

I’d like to create some kind of award for ‘Best Prologue’ just for this book… I was given a thorough recounting of an entire planet’s History, Technology, Climatology, Sociology, and Social Hierarchy without becoming over-inundated with information… That’s damn impressive!

I thrive on originality, and what I found in the pages of Hers to Command was a wonderful adventure of love, lust, and fantasy!

Let’s break it down:

1. The planet Verdantia has an electromagnetic force which renders all technology useless, so even though we have all the Science Fiction hallmarks of spaceships, battle-cruisers, phasers, etc. None of these items work on the surface of the planet. Verdantians live in a pseudo-gilded-iron-age type setting… Add in the royal hierarchy and arranged marriages, and you’re left with an atmosphere equal parts Science-Fiction & Historical Romance…

2. The Planet Verdantia is sentient: She has feelings, and interacts with her population. That interaction occurs when certain Verdantians have sex… Crazy, sweaty, kinky, burn-up-the sheets sex…

All this awesome sex helps the planet to flourish – it keeps the lights on, makes the crops grow, and it powers the shields which protect the planet from outside forces…

3. It stands to reason that a planet which requires Her citizens to have ritualistic fuck-fests would also have vast resources of harvestable aphrodisiac, right? Right! This sacred aphrodisiac (known as cinnagin) is used in sexual Rites and is a highly valuable resource coveted by the greedy enemies of Verdantia.

One such enemy is the Haarb. They invaded Verdantia and began systematically slaughtering Her inhabitants, leaving only a handful of Magisters capable to performing the magick necessary to generate protective shields around the planet.

Can you tell how excited I am?!?!

ARI

“You will obey me without fail. Our lives rest on your obedience.”

Ari is on the front lines of the war against the invading Haarb. He is pulled from his position as Commander of Verdantia’s army by an important message – the last remaining energy shield is failing, and as a trained Magister, he must return to the palace to perform the Great Rite

But his partner for the Rite is someone he has avoided for years…
His arranged marriage to the Princess is a burden he has fought vehemently…
To his surprise, she is ignorant of the marriage contract…

FLEUR

“Gentle, fearfully delicate. So intensely desirable.”

Fleur is the high-spirited princess of a world which is being driven to the point of extinction. She is the only female on the surface of the planet who is capable of performing the Great Rite necessary to power the remaining shields…

But she has not had nearly enough training…
Failure to complete the Rite is dangerous in the best of times, but now the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance…

DORAL

“By all the gods, you are a visual feast. You devastated my senses from the first moment I saw you.”

Doral is a highly skilled assassin and right hand man of Ari. He is known as The Beast – tortured by a sadistic mistress and trained to be a cold-hearted killer…

Though, Doral’s heart has warmed to Ari in the time he has served as his Visconte. Not that Doral would ever voice those desires…

As Ari departs for the palace, Doral’s chance at love leaves with him… But Verdantia is whispering for a third in the Rites

It is the rise of second great Tetriarch, powerful enough to finally bring an end to the war.

All three must come together in order to save the world.

In Addition, they face:
Political Corruption,
Assassination Plots,
A Fragile Romance,
Arranged Marriages,
Broken Contracts,
& Shielded Hearts…

I’ll leave it to you to figure out if this book is up your cup of tea… But I fucking loved it every now and then I would wonder: Was this book written specifically for me?!?

It ticked every single box on my naughty-book check-list:
Beautiful writing,
an MMF Romance (You know I’m an MMF whore),
the perfect amount of fantasy,
panty-soaking sex of the highest caliber,
& Impossible-to-put-down fun…

I loved this book so much I’ve already started the next book in the series! I can’t think of a better recommendation than that!

Allyson James – Calder

Calder by Allyson James

Series: Tales of the Shareem #4
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Medic Katarina d’Arnal moves to the slums to work in a free clinic and ends up drawing the job of inoculating Shareem. The first Shareem who shows up is the Calder, a level three, muffled from head to foot, refusing to bare even an inch of skin. He’s used to an elderly medic who jabs him and lets him go, not the pretty, young highborn woman who wants to do everything by the book.

Calder hides himself because, unlike the rest of the Shareem—the handsome, arrogant, a-holes—Calder is scarred all over, the result of a plasma fire years ago. He’s learned that women crave to be with him, as hideous as he is, and he’s created a world where they can indulge in their darkest fantasies with the Beast. He give them an exotic experience with a capital E.

But this woman, Katarina, looks at Calder the man, and wants to know all about him. Calder decides to show her what he is when she’s tricked into visiting his lair—but Katarina keeps insisting on touching his burned face with her gentle fingers, trying to find the man behind the tormented Beast.

Calder knows if he lets her in to what he truly is, it will be the end of him……

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Nothing satisfies quite like a mysterious tortured hero…

“This is Calder, sweetheart,” Braden said. “One of the best level threes ever made. Means he’s gentle as a kitten one minute, dangerous as a desert tiger the next. You never know what he’s going to do.”
But that made him more exciting.

Calder was a wonderfully crafted character. The author had set up his mysterious and foreboding persona in the the previous books. He was more intriguing than any other Shareem by the time we got to his book.

CALDER
a.k.a The Beast: Level Three Shareem

Braden on Calder:

“…Forget about Calder, sweetheart. He’s . . . Put it this way—when he got burned he went to a bad place, and I don’t mean the DNAmo lab. He never really recovered. There’s a darkness to him that a pretty lady like you doesn’t need to touch. He’s taken level three to a height even I don’t understand. And I’m pretty bad-ass.”

We knew that Calder was disfigured by a fire when he was being experimented on at DNAmo. We also know that Dr. Laas saved him, but that he had not mentally recovered from the incident. He covered himself head to toe in black robes and goggles, allowing no one to see his mangled skin.

This aversion to nudity does not serve him well when he checks into the clinic for his required inoculations. The pretty little doctor working at the slum clinic insists that he disrobe for a full exam. Naturally, Calder refuses. He rips the hypo from her hand, inoculates himself, then storms out of the clinic leaving a baffled Dr. Katarina d’Arnal behind.

KATARINA
a.k.a. Dr. Katarina d’Arnal

She suddenly understood the complete appeal of Shareem, why women would pay fortunes for an appointment with Calder.
Shareem would do anything in the name of pleasure. And there was a hint of uncertainty about how far they would go.

Calder has a gimmick to cope with his disfigurement, he has created a pleasure palace where he hunts his prey in the dark. He capitalizes on wealthy women’s captive fantasies, and makes a ton of money doing it. There’s a waiting list a mile long to get in. And once you’re in Calder’s lair there’s no safe word, no mercy… He will hunt you, he will find you, and you’ll learn what it is like to be with the BEAST.


As I said, the wait-list to be hunted by the BEAST is a mile long, but meddling Dr. Angelica Laas (who we’ve known from previous books) decides to play match-maker. She hack’s Calder’s database and inserts a listing for little miss Katarina. She then sends a transmission to the clinic Dr. d’Arnal works at and informs them that someone is in need of medical attention at Calder’s address. You see where this is going?

Once Katarina realizes that she’s been set up in this erotic situation with the Shareem she has been dreaming about, she willingly submits herself to the dark and to the desires of the BEAST…


**sigh**
I’ve got mixed feelings with this one folks. A few things bothered me about this installment in the Tales of the Shareem Series:

Insta-Love has been a near constant in this series, and I’ve been more-or-less cool with it. The heroines always seem to fall in love very quickly with their Shareem, but for some reason, Katarina seemed to fall extra hard, extra fast…


Maybe I feel this way because because I loved the connection between Ky & Aiden in the last book? Their connection grew over twenty years, so the love seemed more real/deep to me?

In addition, Calder’s mood swings kind of drove me nuts. One second he was so sure that he wanted Katarina, the next he was running away and hiding in his lair for weeks. There’s a difference between “broken” and “childish”.

That being said, once the emotion started pouring honestly from both main characters, the book became immensely enjoyable! Calder and Katarina were a little awkward in the beginning, but once all the petty behavior was set aside, and the real conflicts began to occur… Wow.


This story Features:
oral sex,
vaginal sex,
anal sex,
captive fantasies,
light bondage,
spanking,
whipping,
MFM menage,
& Double penetration…

Allyson James – Aiden and Ky

Aiden and Ky by Allyson James

Series: Tales of the Shareem #3
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brianne, a woman of the ruling family, has never seen a Shareem, until she spies Aiden, a level one, in a coffee bar in the working-class part of town. Unknown to Brianne, her bodyguards arrest Aiden for even looking at her, and Aiden is locked away, scheduled to be terminated.

Ky, a level-three Shareem and Aiden’s closest friend, is furious. He tries to extract Aiden, which only ends up in him being arrested alongside him.

Brianne, horrified, has both of them freed, but Ky wants to teach Lady Brianne a lesson to make up for almost getting Aiden killed. Aiden accompanies him, worried about Ky’s volatile nature, and Brianne finds herself alone in a train car with two Shareem men who have many things on their minds.

The incident has Ky bothered for more than one reason—it forced the feelings he’s kept hidden for Aiden to surface. But such things are forbidden to Shareem, as he learned the hard way years ago.

With Brianne with them, everything seems to be fine. But when Ky starts to give in to the longing he’s had for years, old danger resurfaces, which he knows could mean the end of his life.

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This series pulls out all the stops for an MMF Erotic Romance with a Sci-Fi Twist!

Ky had never been this aching before, even after teasing a woman without releasing himself. But the scent of Brianne covered in Aiden’s oil and the taste of her skin, the heat of her pussy had been good. So good.
Even better had been Aiden’s fingers caressing his as they both stroked her, and Aiden’s tongue hard in his mouth. The combination of woman and man . . . Ky had never felt anything so potentially explosive in his existence.

We knew from the previous book in the series, Rio, that Aiden had developed feelings for his best friend and fellow Shareem Ky. He was content to hide his feelings for his friend, but fate has different plans. After all, the threat of death is a pretty huge motivator to bare your soul.

AIDEN
Level One Shareem

“It’s forbidden,” Ky said automatically.
“If we never did what was forbidden, we’d all be dead by now.”

Aiden was quietly enjoying a coffee and making eyes at a lovely woman sitting at a table across the room. She’s obviously interested (how could she not be interested? He is a face-sculpted example of male perfection) but she quickly flees the coffee shop before he has the opportunity to seduce. Unbeknownst to him, Brianne d’Aroth was the mysterious beautiful woman, and her bodyguards took it upon themselves to have him thrown in jail for stirring up her emotions. He is scheduled for termination…

BRIANNE d’AROTH
Member of the ruling family of Bor Narga

It had nothing to do with her IQ and everything to do with her being female. And alive.

Brianne is a member of the ruling family. A public figure engaged to a dull but equally powerful man. She has no intention of running off with the Shareem in the coffee shop, and left before her sexual feelings could override her common sense. She had no idea that the beautiful man had been hauled off and scheduled for termination. She uses her considerable power on the planet of Bor Narga to have him released, but not before making an enemy of Ky.

KY
Level Three Shareem

“You like to apologize.”
Brianne flushed. “You make me feel guilty. You’re good at it.”
“Only because I’m level three. The punisher. I want you to want your punishment.”

Ky and Aiden have stuck together for the past twenty years, and he’s not going to easily accept the apology of the High-Borne rich bitch that nearly had his best friend killed. He has a plan. Ky and Aiden will teach this woman what a Shareem can really do…

The three together are an explosive force. It’s not long before reality comes crashing down on them all…
Aiden must reveal his true feelings for his best friend.
Ky struggles to process his growing attraction to Aiden.
Brianne must navigate a way to enjoy her Shareem in a world where they are the lowest caste of society, and she is firmly at the top…

I’ll be honest, once Ky and Aiden begin to explore their growing relationship, I found Brianne to be fairly superfluous… I’m a fan of M/M Romances and would have been perfectly happy to drop the trio to a duo. That being said, when this book was first published in 2007, there weren’t a lot of M/M Romances written for a female audience, especially ones which take place in the middle of a series featuring M/F relationships…

But I’m certainly fine with it 🙂

This story Features:
man on man action,
voyeurism,
exhibitionism,
oral sex,
vaginal sex,
anal sex,
light bondage,
spanking,
whipping,
MFM menage,
& MMF menage…

Allyson James – Rio

Rio by Allyson James

Series: Tales of the Shareem #2
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Nella of Ariel is on the run, finding herself on Bor Narga, alone, penniless, friendless. She can trust no one—except the tall, amazing man who saves her from death by assassin bot and carries her off to his hideaway.

He’s a Shareem, he says. Rio. Level three, which means dark and dangerous pleasures.

Nella has no clue what Shareem are, but Rio is enticing, sexual, rude, crude, and makes her laugh. He also burns fire through her blood as he teaches her to trust him, the only way a level-three Shareem knows how to . . .

Rio had been on his way to get himself off stifling Bor Narga, where he lives as a near-slave. But he’s intrigued by his damsel in distress. And she needs his protection. Protecting her and teaching her is worth missing his transport, and maybe being stuck on this rock forever.…

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Smutty Science Fiction; I am in Shareem Heaven!
This over the top Erotic adventure is the perfect steamy escape…

Shareem — men created in the laboratories of DNAmo to be tall, tight-assed and long-cocked, and know every way to bring a woman to ecstasy and keep her there. For days.

The Tales of the Shareem Series continues with another highly erotic Science Fiction adventure! This time featuring Rio and a damsel in distress…

RIO
Level Three Shareem

I’m a level three Shareem, a Dom. I make women do things they’d never dream of doing. I make them beg for things they never knew they wanted.
I spank them when they’re bad and pleasure them when they’re good. I whip them ‘til they come, then I kiss away the hurt.

Rio has been attempting to flee the planet Bor Narga for years. Just when he has his chance of smuggling himself onto a ship, he finds himself face-to-face with an assassin bot & a choice: Save an innocent woman or flee the planet which views him as a sex slave…

NELLA
A Princess on the run

She was innocent. She’d never met anything like a Shareem, and she had no sexual experience. He had to go slowly.
Rio had never gone slowly in his life. The women who wanted Rio knew what they were getting themselves into. No woman picked a level three Shareem without already knowing about sex — most of them were bored with sex and wanted something more.

Nella was captured and held prisoner for three months. She managed to escape her captor, and hopped transport after transport before landing on Bor Narga. Now she must trust the stranger who saved her from the assassin bot, but does she have any trust left?

For the Record: This book won’t be winning any literary awards. It’s not the best Erotica I’ve ever read… Hell, it’s not even the best Alien Erotica I’ve ever read. It’s campy at times, and completely over the top sexually. But you know what? I LOVE this series!

Judge if you want…

This story Features:
A BBW heroine,
a sassy computer,
drool worthy aliens,
voyeurism,
exhibitionism,
deflowering,
oral sex,
vaginal sex,
anal sex,
light bondage,
spanking,
whipping,
& MFM menage…

Allyson James – Rees

Rees by Allyson James

Series: Tales of the Shareem #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Shareem. Males created to be tall, muscled, sexy, and… enhanced. They come in one of three levels pure sensual pleasure, games and wicked fun, or the ultimate barbarian complete with whip. They know how to bring a woman to ecstasy and exactly how to keep her there.
When Lady Talan d’Urvey reads the diary of a woman who spent one wicked week with a Shareem, she longs to experience the same carnality in one last fling before she takes her vow of celibacy. She goes in search of a Shareem and finds Rees, tall and blond, with Shareem-blue eyes. Just looking into those eyes makes Talan wild with need.
But Rees is a Shareem experiment that never should have been made. Rees is all the Shareem levels rolled into one, and then some. Rees is uncontrollable, Rees is unpredictable. Even Rees’s creators could never, ever be sure exactly what he would do.…

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Science-Fiction/ Fantasy Erotica bred to my exact specifications…

In the year 3509, the company called DNAmo invented the men called Shareem.
They were taller than conventional men, strong, blue-eyed, long-cocked, firm-assed. They knew how to bring a woman to ecstasy and exactly how to keep her there.
The Shareem were DNAmo’s biggest success, but they were also its downfall.
The Shareem were trained in every sexual art. They were offered in one of three levels—pure sensual pleasure, games and wicked fun, or the ultimate Dom.

Welcome to the planet Bor Narga where women are the ruling class. It’s been twenty years since DNAmo went bankrupt and their cash crop of Shareem let loose – they are the lowest of the low in a society which shuns sex in favor of philosophy and science; they are viewed with curiosity and fear.

REES
aka Shareem # R294E8S

Rees was the ultimate Shareem. A level three, times ten. No one had ever known the extent of what he could do.
He was learning now.

Rees is an experiment which went wrong. He was completely out of control and was about to be terminated before escaping DNAmo in the days before the company folded. He’s been laying low, practicing his skills on the willing women of Bor Narga who are brave enough to seek out the infamous Shareem. But when an intriguing innocent girl starts following him, he finds himself helpless to the pull of a female for the first time in his life.

TALAN
aka Lady Talan d’Urvey

Talan had a feeling she would either regret her choice, or treasure the memory for the rest of her life.
Probably both.

Talan is a highborn woman and a avid student of philosophy. She is studying to free her mind from her body… She finds the diary of a woman who spent time with one of the legendary Shareem. Now she’s curious, studying them, and her curiosity gets the better of her when she finally sees one in the flesh. She follows him and eventually decides to succumb to his charms before she gives herself completely to the Order of the Star…

This is a story which features:
deflowering,
oral sex,
vaginal sex,
anal sex,
bondage,
spanking,
whipping,
MFM menage…

I should also mention that this book had more than a dozen grammatical and continuity errors which would have necessitated a lower rating had I not been so enamored with the story.

This is high fantasy and supremely entertaining. The sexual situations make for the majority of the storyline, but there is a fun plot with a sweet love story and a HAE…