While seeing allromance.com close down was sad, *it’s been quite a staple in my life*, discovered that the good bye is going to be a lengthy one: 90 percent of my book links go to its *now former* website. *GROAN* And I had just updated all the Ellora’s Cave links to allromance when their authors vacated en masse *over-leveraged*. So for now, *dear followers*, if you are unable to find a particular book in this database, do not give up. 99 percent of these I have with no restriction on loaning. So consider this more of a library site than actual *link to* purchasing while this all gets worked out. Thank you *toodles!*
I recommend as awesome! Soldier is orgasmically tortured by aliens in an attempt to get him to reveal secret information. Which he doesn’t know. So it gets harder and harder and keeps coming and coming. Fortunately, he gets rescued. Not that he appreciates it at that point.
The Human Equation by D. Mark Alderton
“It was supremely revolting and I may never get those disgusting images out of my head”
I recommend as entertaining (for the horror-inclined)! Computerized lenses that give everyone access to information on the people around them…including infidelity, seeing under their clothes, and sexual preferences…make for the kind of discomfort a psychic society would live in. Yes, these lenses can read your reaction to these words. First of all, you’re struggling through my sentence structure, and secondly are attempting to satisfy your curiosity as to whether the content and cover jibe to pique your interest. The hero/heroine’s express their dis-satisfaction with each other sexually and verbally, and it’s all made better once the lenses can be used to block out those bits of the other person that are not pleasing. Yay progress. Or is it arrested development. Whatever.
Blink to Share by Janus Bliss
I recommend as entertaining! Heroine trips (chemically) with a rock. Which is an improvement over the ex in any capacity. The rock turns out not to be a rock, and the ex-before-the-ex (hero) turns out not to be quite dead. Just mostly dead. For which he must be punished. Oh, and bad aliens were stopped from invading the Earth. And most importantly, the heroine ends up with 3 breasts.
“Space Invaders” by Catherine Rose
“…its spooky action at a distance caused by quantum
entanglement…so yeah anything is possible…” [Given that this line made it into the story, it wasn’t any surprise that the sex starts on the last 3 pgs. Naturally. -BZ]
I recommend as enjoyable/entertaining! An honest title would be, “Gynophile’s Adventures in Polygyny” or “XXXXXY Teenage Fantasy”. Heroine, paying off family debts with a lifetime indentured companion contract (to wit, sex slave with a no-death-or-dismemberment clause) is gifted to a green space merchant…Who comes from a long line of reprobates. Despite the glitz and excitement, space travel is actually super boring, so he proceeds to make her kinks his down-time study. This happens to include the zaftig Zeena-like warrior they rescue during their travels who, of course, is a sexual submissive. So, put your spacecraft on autopilot, pull on some leather, and toss a vibrator into the cage. It’s time to play…
“Freedom in the Sky” by Jaylee Coglin
He clapped his hands, a sign she’d discovered meant he was about to take off in some new direction with appalling amounts of energy.
I recommend as enjoyable! What do you do when your unrequited lust finds himself naked outside of your quarters?
The hero claims to have no memory of how he got there, but is conveniently unconcerned about getting a medical checkup. The heroine is properly discombobulated by the hero’s mixed signals, and on becoming trapped with him, lets him know the extent to which he’s disregarded. He decides getting laid regularly is worth some well-earned abuse…even including reality programs.
“Magnetism” by Kim Knox
Favorite quotes (various fuck buddy references):
Ms. Overenthusiastic Biter
Mr. Bombard You With Messages
Ms. Multiple Scratches
Mr. Hang about the Hangar
Ms. Strange Pattern of Bruising
This story has hands’ down won the Bettie Zyx Award for Nerdiest Erotica!
I recommend as enjoyable! Heroine demonstrates that no amount of intelligence can undermine the urge to be stupid. Hero’s an asshole with apparently the correct pheromone makeup and testosterone expression to get away with it. Damn you, biochem! At least, that’s what she’ll probably be saying in two months time. Three max.
“Biochemistry” by Martine Albert
“We’re out of Taq polymerase.” [First line and hook. Reeled me right in. -BZ]
“I waved and went back to the J-Bact paper, finding consolation in ATP binding sites and antibiotic resistance.”
“…removed my pants as confidently as if he were unsandwiching a Western blot.”
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