I don’t actually know what made me pick up the sequel to Vados seeing how underwhelming and confusing it was so I shall chalk it up to three things: It was free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I was bored, and for the LOLs. Yes folks, I must admit that a lot of my decisions are based on how much humor I will get out of the situation. What can I say? I never really fully grew up into my adulthood!
Despite this books, awful cover, weird price ($3.82?) and every chance to be an awful read, I took a chance on this one because a friend said since I love Riddick on Pitch Black so much, I would like the similarities in this one. Seeing that his love interest always seems to die in his movies, I hoped this chick didn’t meet that same fate.
This book was so short, any synopsis I could write will pretty much tell the whole damn thing. It is like thirty pages long, and I read it in less than an hour. Being as short as it was, it felt too rushed, there was very little plot, even littler world-building…it pretty much felt like a set-up for the two main character to have some “horizontal refreshments”.
I’ve been having a good streak going with the Sci Fi romance genre, so I decided to check this recommendation out. What I expected, hot sexy times with an invading alien force. What I got, however, was the author trying to make go outside, find the first vegetarian I see, and punch them in the face. It’s not even that I hate vegetarians. One of my close friends is Radha Soami ( a religion that abstains from meat and alcohol), and when he comes over, I make him a Boca burger and we hang out as he stares in a jealous longing of my bacon and beer. What I do hate is when an author tries to push an agenda on me in the disguise of a book that was supposed to be filled with alien smutty goodness.
C791 is a sci fi tale of a cyborg named X109GI (who renamed himself Joe, as in G.I. Joe) who gained awareness, and not a moment too soon. Slated to be purged alongside with his other fellow cyborgs, he disregarded his core commands and staged an uprising, gaining his freedom, and the freedom of his fellow cyborgs.
Torkel’s Chosen is different among the “Mars Needs Women” trope that I see all over the Kindle store. Instead of the alien’s in need of women, Earth women are in desperate need of men!
Barbarian Mine steps away from the formula created my the previous books when it introduces us to Ruhk. Ruhk is a sa-khui, but he doesn’t live with the rest of the group in the cave system. He lives alone as a recluse, his late father instilling fear of the others into him from an early age that has carried on to his adulthood. The others do not know of his existence, thinking he died long ago, and he has survived, barely, depending solely on himself, and his skills as a hunter and his wits. It is during one of his “hunts” that he comes across Harlow. She is one of the women who crash landed on the planet awhile back, and is one of the more useful ones out of the group.
Ral’s Woman is a story of a woman who has been abducted by a species of aliens called the Anzons. They are dying out due to their 18:1 male/female ratio and has been searching all throughout space for another species that is compatible to breed with. Luckily for Ariel, she is not, so is spared (and the human race along with her) being a breeder for these aliens, and instead is given to their slaves that they have working the mine on their meteor base. They make their slaves fight, the winner receiving her as his prize, and she witnesses a brutal contest where the biggest of the group wins and claims her as his prize.
Barbarian Lover is the third book in this series, and gives us the story of Kira (one of the girls who crash landed on Not-Hoth) and Aehako (one of the blue aliens that are hosting them). She is the girl in the previous books with the translator on her ear, who is very standoffish and keeps to herself. She hasn’t “resonated” with any of the sa-khui and she thinks it is because of the trauma that occurred to her when she was younger. She had an infection that ruptured her appendix that she thinks has now caused her to be infertile.
Barbarian Alien is book 2 of the Ice Planet Barbarian series and since the last one entertained me and I was in the mood for something a bit lighter than my normal fare, I picked it up for my Kindle and dove back into the world of Not-Hoth and the ladies who are stranded there with blue avatars who are in desperate need for women.
Ice Planet Barbarians was originally a serial that the author put together as a book once completed. I’m glad I hadn’t picked up until then because I HATE SERIALS WITH A PASSION. I think it is lazy writing. Write a whole story and publish it like a normal, nice author, and don’t piss off your readers. That should be a rule. As I stated before, I went into this book expecting it to be a DNF (Did Not Finish) or at the very least a one star read, but then I found myself surprised that I actually enjoyed the story.
Hold is about a young girl named Riana. She was convicted of a minor offense, but in the future, all offenses are treated the same way. She is sent to a notorious prison filled with the worst elements of humanity, where she is instructed by a sympathetic prison guard during her transport, to find a protector immediately so she can survive her stay.