Two fantastical erotic stories:
"Valkyrie": A powerful, luscious woman can transform into a creature of the night. Jason tries to save her, but can he save himself from the bloodlust?
"Forgotten": A slave woman uses the power of a cyber suit to save herself and finds herself bound to a ghost in the machine, Tcai.
©2015 Derendrea (P)2015 Derendrea
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
it was good..I listen to a LOT of books, so its not fair to compare it!
Its unique...its Scifi erotica,,,
2 separate stories...o its hard to sy...they were both really good...
I pretty much did!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Valkyrie is the first story...it is about Jason and Val....he rescues her one evening and he nurses her back to health...after 10yrs together they almost lose each other...but are saved and brought back to each other in a very sexy way!
Forgotten is about a slave girl who discovers a very interesting space suit...that ultimately unlocks who she really is and from a night of passion produces a true heir to the thrown and brings peace to a haunted and tortured society....
Good narration and interesting stories..well worth your time and a credit!
This book contains two short erotica stories: Valkyrie (urban fantasy) and Forgotten (science fiction)
Valkyrie: On a dark and snowy night, Jason comes across an injured woman, but she’s not exactly a woman. She’s got these large, bat-like wings. He’s really not too sure what she is or how she came to be injured but he’s an all-around nice guy. So he takes her in and nurses her back to health. The story then fast-forwards a number of years to when Val (which is short for her full name, Valkyrie) and Jason are living together in a major city in an apartment. The sexual tension between Jason and Val is very palpable and yet they have never completed an act to fulfill those needs. I felt this point of the story was unlikely as we have two full grown people living together for a number of years that are clearly attracted to each other and not attached to anyone else.
Setting that aside, the action really picks up in the second half of the story. Val doesn’t recall who she was before she was injured and left alone that snowy night. But all that is about to be revealed as she meets others of the night. Unfortunately for Jason, he becomes tainted and little more than a beast. Val desperately tries to save him. I didn’t know how this story would end. The author set it up perfectly to give a tragic ending or a fist-pumping save-the-day ending. The suspense at the end was nail biting. The tale is definitely Val’s. She’s the one the story focuses on and the other characters are just there to bounce stuff off of. Even Jason was sadly pretty one dimensional.
This book is more urban fantasy with erotica elements than erotica first and foremost. There’s plenty of sexual tension throughout the book but the sex doesn’t happen until the last quarter. There’s a minor sex scene and then a major love scene (and it is love between the two characters). The second scene was quite lovely and also smoking hot. I really enjoyed this book because we got hooked on the character Val long before we get to the sexy bits. I also enjoy the urban fantasy setting and the challenges for the characters such a setting brings.
Forgotten: In a scifi universe, Lifea is your basic house slave. She’s been a slave for some years and sees to menial chores aboard the spaceship. She wasn’t always a slave and she still has that spark that dreams and hopes for better days. Then, one day the slaver’s ship is attacked. She really doesn’t want to be captured or killed. She ends up in a storage room with this kind of mechanized space suit she found earlier. She was drawn to it then and now it seems this is her only option for hiding, and perhaps escape. Once inside the suit, it chats her up, much to her surprise. Tcai is a kind of ghost in the shell, a being that tied his essence to the suit many years ago. However, an organic being is needed to wear the suit and have it operate.
The two escape, but it’s not exactly to the ideal location. A deserted planet with lots of sand becomes their new foe to defeat. During that time, they learn more of each other. The last quarter of the book has flashbacks to Tcai’s previous existence as the two meet their latest struggle. I was completely taken in by this story and was concerned for the characters. I do believe this is the best story by Derendrea I have read so far. This story is definitely more scifi than erotica, though there are indeed steamy, very sensual, detailed love scenes. If you’re into scifi romance, then check this book out!
I received a copy of this book from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
The Narration: Roberto Scarlato did a pretty good job with this book. He has a rich masculine voice for the male characters and decent feminine voices for the lady characters. He didn’t balk at the love scenes. I especially liked his voice for one of the valkyries in the first story and for Tcai in the second story.
This 2 book set of short stories in the fantasy erotica genre are quite good. I like the first book best though. The second story was a little slow at take off, but later it caught up and I understood it better. I loved the first story about the Valkerie! It was like a love story with an erotic twist to it. For the most part, there wasn't even that much sex in the books, yet they were very well written and held my interest. Very imaginative too!
The author, Derendrea does a really good job at her writing. I think the erotic genre is her best work. These stories have substance and a plot and leaves lots of room for the imagination too. The narrator, Roberto Scarlato delivers us interesting tales with lots o voices and emotion in them.
*** I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. These are my own words and my own opinion. ***
The story kept me coming back for more with this book. As always I want there to be more, but i get that all books have to end. I will definitely look for more by this author!
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