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Tiny and Fierce: A Sci Fi Alien Reverse Harem Romance (Her Alien Crew Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07YNTHMLT
- Publisher : Dangerous Words Publishing (October 5, 2020)
- Publication date : October 5, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2148 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 165 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #121,052 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1) The heroine sees three men (a human and two aliens) engaged in a con game to steal money and immediately decides she wants them for her crew. When they say no, she threatens and blackmails them into agreeing. If you see the problem with a tiny woman blackmailing three large criminals into coming onto a ship with her, where they will be completely alone and might most logically kill her and steal her ship after she forced them aboard, this might be not be the book for you.
2) The book commits the sin of torturing colloquial phrases to make them sound futuristic. So instead of popcorn we have heating kernels, instead of saying the fun was sucked out the authors add “like a beryllium core mounted too close to a quantum intake” (whatever that means) and instead of a (human) male wanting to get his rocks off, he wants to get his “space rocks” off. One presumes he means asteroids or comets? If this small sampling makes you cringe, this might not be the book for you.
3) The authors think this is sexy speak as regards an alien: “The heat radiating from her brushed against my maximillary palps, making me want to move them against her as if she were food, or maybe a mate. The thought made the tip of my flagellum stiffen. And to think I’d told Adler to keep it in his endosoma.” If that makes you want to reference a science textbook rather read more, this might not be the book for you.
If you’re interested in a good, fun romance with a somewhat insectile male alien, I’d recommend Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love. It’s not reverse harem, but it’s a very good read and is also available through KU.
Now, you gotta understand - these guys AREN"T HUMAN, and neither is the anatomy. Alien sex is REALLY different, and if that bothers you this might not be your book. I can't say it hit my HOT button, but the description was a marvel of imaginative writing. The interplay between character was surprisingly real and honest, and the emotional connections were entirely believable. The twists and dangers of the plot made for some white-knuckle excitement to balance the feels, and the whole book is truly well-written. This is the start of a series, so clearly more adventure, action (in and out of the bedroom) and tender feelings are in store. Maybe book 2 will see the "reverse harem" come together. Meanwhile, I liked this one well enough to hang around for the next book. This is a voluntary ARC review.
This was fun. I've read her naga shifter series and was excited to see her break into the sci-fi genre. Lise is fine within the shadows. She's strong without being brittle or hateful. She's adaptable. The guys are all a little insectoid, which made things crazy. I would love a bit more description on Evik. Picturing him is hard in me head. We're given chitin, antenna, mandibles, 6 appendages (arms/legs) and segmented. So...ant like? Beetle? The scent communication makes me think more any like. But that doesn't fit the flexibility mentioned. Morph is described as almost butterfly like and Alder as a fae/almost dragonfly like humanoid. Alder is running from an arranged marriage, Morph from his days as a science experiment, and I can't remember why Evik is off his world. While there is some world building, it's mostly from the time on an enemy planet. There's a little background story but not how they banded together. A lot of action happened in this book, but after you finish it the questions start popping up. Oh, and mild trigger warnings. The enemy that grabs them has a slave trade. Females are tested for breeding capabilities, males are sold for labor or games. So, when Lise is separated from the crew, tests are run. Nothing mentioned other than an ache when she wakes up. The other women, one is damaged from something done to her but nothing is said, only assumed. So, all were tested, some already sold, possible experiments to make them compatible. But nothing in depth, I just think it deserves a mention for sensitive readers. I loved the byplay between the crew, and how the lone human stood up for the least human looking member. For a being not used to too many aliens, she adapted to the variety of beings without a qualm.
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