Hold

I recommend as enjoyable! An archaeologist digs herself into a life sentence on a prison planet. Faced with the prospect of a classical prison date, she decides to “trade” with the beefcake who’s taken the only private toilet. On the good side at least, he’s not much of a talker, needs some company, and doesn’t share. What she doesn’t know is that the hero has a plan for getting out. And that when he claimed her, he decided that she’s coming with him.

Hold by Claire Kent

Hold
Favorite quote:
“I just screamed to feed your enormous ego,” she lied. “I thought you needed some encouragement.”

He grunted again. This one sounded amused.

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Alcandian Soul

I recommend as enjoyable. Where mating is an uncontrollable physical condition, two peace officers engage in a drawn-out assault on the woman who completes their set. Used to life in the military, she knows an offensive pre-dawn vertical insertion when she sees it and attempts defensive maneuvering. The arriving Calvary of future female relatives drives the main thrust into covert territory. Good pyrotechnics in the figurative sense.

Alcandian Soul by Mary Wine

Alcandian Soul
Favorite quote:
“But do yourself a favor, Cassandra. Keep your attention on the fact that Cole and Dyne are intent on claiming you. With your lack of experience in Alcandian culture, they will corner you faster if you push the idea out of your head.”

Janaya (Alien Encounter Book 1)

I recommend as entertaining…a crazy, old bat (the best character in the story) crash lands on Earth with her niece and does everything but cackle, “double, double toil and trouble.” Any scene with 3 characters or more sets up the banter for a giggle, while the more intimate bits leave you with that anticipatory feeling of watching an excruciatingly slow train wreck.

Janaya by Shelley Munro

Janaya
Favorite quote:
Luke stomped over to Janaya and arrived in time to hear a chat-up line. He curled his arm around Janaya’s waist in a clear statement of possession before he remembered they’d told everyone they were cousins. Shit.

***Formerly “Talking dogs, aliens, and purple people eaters” when published by Ellora’s Cave.

Total Recall

In one fell swoop, this story has created and won (hands-down) the Official Bettie Zyx Award for the Most Awkward Sex Scene Ever! (Page 81) I recommend this story as enjoyable if you have a twisted sense of humor, otherwise it’s entertaining. Female human merchant finds herself caught up in a population of newly-aware cyborgs. Hilarity and not-a-few fights ensue as several male cyborgs get attached to the human female (and visa versa) while running from being “dismantled” by their creators.

Cyberevolution Book VI: Total Recall by Kaitlyn O’Connor

Cyberevolution Book VI: Total Recall
Favorite Quote:
“Oh, I wasn’t robbed. I came to rob you. I want my sexdroid back! Who’s got the keys to the cells?”
All four men stared at the pistol and then started laughing. “Girly! Do you even know how to shoot one of those?”
“I think I do,” Chloe said doubtfully. “You pull this thing, right?”
 
 
 
 
 



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Taunting Krell

I recommend as enjoyable! Bitter and sexually undesirable (direct correlation), male cyborg finds himself in a shot-gun marriage to a human/cyborg female soldier. Thanks to the Florence Nightingale effect, she can’t stop herself from sexually harassing him, which makes him completely obsessed and a little crazy. No surprise there. Awesome action on all levels!

Taunting Krell by Laurann Dohner

Taunting Krell
Favorite Quotes:
“She licked her lips, knew she was playing with fire, and traced her hands upward to her waist, along the sides of her breasts, and paused there.”

“Worst-case scenario, he’d toss her over his shoulder, grab what he needed and take her off the planet if she refused to consider remaining with him.”

Zero Factor

I recommend as enjoyable…Psychic woman saves a soldier from assassination by planting a wet one on the lips. He in turn kidnaps her and takes her to his favorite brothel, to hide her of course. While she’s addictive, he’s her first, so it’s a fructose-level passion that bursts through the pages.

Zero Factor by Stacy Gail

Zero Factor
Favorite Quote:
He wasn’t fine. Much to his shock he found the longer he held her, the more addicted to the feel of her he became, though he made sure her little bottom didn’t come into contact with the hardening evidence of his desire. No need to let her know what a complete bastard he was.

Stealing Coal

I recommend as enjoyable! A merchant human female saves male cyborg from brutal torture. The cyborg decides to thank her by repairing her ship and “fixing” the damage done by her abusive ex. When a fortune-hunting merchant kidnaps her, the cyborg takes violent exception to change in circumstances.

Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner

Stealing Coal
Favorite quote:
Sometimes her droids had set ideas in their programming and it took her a long time to make them understand an error. Perhaps Coal had a glitch in his thinking that had him believing what had been done to her could be easily fixed, as if showing her something once would make years of misery disappear.