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Author: +Jacey Holbrand
– Evernight Publishing
Series – The Glorious Guild of Lady Windsurfer, 1
– Alternative (MM)/Gay, Futuristic, Sci-Fi, Erotic Romance,
Level – 3
Count – 35, 510
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The year is 2112, and the world has changed… Jake Landry is interested in having some fun. He’s in Las Vegas, newly single and just off his most recent tour of duty. In Vegas he has met up with his old friend Nicola Goodheart, a scientist and inventor who studies portals, other worlds, and strange beings. Jake has also met and become enamored with Alexander, a gorgeous man with violet eyes. Jake goes with Nic on a portal finding mission, and they all end up in Alexander’s alien world. Recruiter Alexander Bloodworth is interested in Jake for himself and in Nicola for placement in a pleasure house on his home planet of Aurath. When he hears word one of his people’s enemies are after Nicola and Jake, he goes to save them both, even at the peril of losing his job. Will they risk their hopes and dreams—Alexander and Jake for a chance at love and Nicola for her career—or will they falter and lose everything anyway?
Be Warned: m/m sex
This is a dystopic, steam-punk stylized story about three people who find themselves thrust into a situation neither of them expected to be in. No, this is not a menage.
What we have is Alexander. He is an Aurath. He comes from a world where women are revered and catered to for they are the bearers of young. What these women do not have are civil rights, but then again, according to this patriarchal society, the women do not want nor seek said rights for they are comfortable and beloved by their men. Unless they are barren. Then they become pleasure providers. Thing is, their men do not find it good their women go through that so they found a way.
On Earth, it is a land that is a mix between Mad Max and Waterworld. On one side we have pure barren deserts and the other we have water levels so high they are swallowing whatever land it can. On this land we find Jake Landry and Nicola Goodheart. Both were military trained but have left the service and now find themselves in a sort of limbo.
Jake comes home with no one to go home to as his lover had left him for an older bear. Wanting to just peace out, he takes his vacation planned when he was still with his ex. Only his ex had beat him to the vacation and taken his bear. Jake is not to be easily dismissed, he does make a move that can cause his ex to flit but he does not care. And why should he, when he looks up and sees the most desirable man he ever laid his soldier eyes on.
Nicola unknowingly gets hunted as a potential pleasure provider for the men of Aurath and Alexander had staked his claim. Then he sets eyes on Jake, who turns out to be Nicola's friend and he wants Jake. He needs to lay claim over Jake. But the Aurath are not allowed to have male partners.
And so begins the adventure made up of three unlikely companions. While Alexander and Jake come to terms over their burgeoning relationship, Nicola finds herself out of the loop and resenting her situation on the alien land. She just wants out. Period. When she does find a way, she does not realize that Alexander and Jake may get caught in the middle of a desperate and maybe fatal situation.
This really read well but I could not help wonder over a lot of loose ends. Like Jake's family that was touted as over-supportive are not even regarded after the one mention. And what about the lack of action or information on the battle that Alexander ran into after sending Jake home to keep him safe? Or how about Alexander's friends, what are they going to do now that they are on Earth and had assisted Alexander in his flight from home? How about Alexander's powerful father who is governor, what will he think about his son's decision to renege on his duties? I doubt he will leave this alone.
I was left to hunger for more information and I hope this is going to become a series. Alexander is just a delicious big alien and Jake is, Jake.