Sensual, steamy, and deeply erotic, Mindy Kennedy's performance of Laurann Dohner's Taunting Krell creates a pause-resisting sexual space romp. Kennedy is the perfect mix of sultry and robotic - a great combination for a novel about the complicated romantic relationships between humans and cyborgs. The seventh of the Cyborg Seduction series, Taunting Krell, tells the the story of Krell, a wounded and bitter cyborg war veteran and his human prisoner, Cyan, a sexy agent determined to seduce him.
Book 7 in the Cyborg Seduction series.
Krell hates humans. They left him scarred and undesirable to females. He’s lived a lonely existence in his home world because of their brutality. So he’s angry when he’s ordered to interrogate the captured human. She’s the enemy, a soldier from Earth. He’ll show her the same mercy they showed him. None.
Cyan didn’t expect to survive her mission against the Markus Models but she’s stunned and elated to be confronted by cyborgs. The past and present collide, however, when she sees Krell. He’s part of a dangerous secret from another life - and he’s also completely irresistible.
Krell is certain Cyan can’t be trusted. He’s determined to keep her at a distance…but Cyan is just as determined to get the big, sexy cyborg into her bed.
©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Man O Man.. this was soo good. I love how this takes you all the way back to the beginning when the Cyborgs first gain their freedom. I always thought it sucked that none of the important humans that helped get talked about. Just the one from Steal's story... but this was awesome, b/c Cyan is the human that truely free the Cyborgs.
Krell and Cyan are Hot as sin together... all secreative but passionate at the same time. One of the best in the series hands down. I really hope Dohner can top this book.
Narration was great. I hope Mindy continues to narration all of the Cyborg books.
Great Credit, buy or sale... well worth it.
I'm totally addicted to these Cyborgs. Somehow LD comes up with an interesting, super sexy, and seriously funny way to tell the exact same story over and over, and I just keep buying them and raving over each one! Krell is definitely one of my favorite Cyborgs thus far, he's a cranky bugger, a loner, totally paranoid, but falls hard for a sarcastic feisty woman that helped the Cyborgs gain their freedom years before. This book is definitely one of the funnier stories in the series in my opinion. A great, short listen for anyone into paranormal erotic romance. Excellent!
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Cyan is a soldier from earth sent on a solo mission to destroy Markus Models (psychotic robots that look human but are not sentient beings). She's completely kick-butt and has no problem holding her own against anyone. While on the ship where she was after the Markus Models she runs into cyborgs. She's so stunned she drops her weapons because the last thing she would ever do is hurt a cyborg. Why? Well, there is a lot more to Cyan than meets the eye. The cyborgs who capture her think she is a spy and when they send Krell in to interrogate her, things get out of control and she stabs herself in the leg to prove she's not exactly human. I don't want to give away any spoilers about her real identity, but she played an important part in Cyborg history. When she realizes what kind of laws they've implemented on Garden regarding mating she's heartbroken and rips their council a new one in a very impassioned speech.
When Krell lived in captivity on earth he was tortured and scarred by humans and is considered undesirable by cyborg women. So much so that he's not in a marriage union and has even been excused from joining one because no women want him. It's been 60 months since he's been with a woman so he's a little cranky. Zorus, a council member, orders Krell to take Cyan into his home so he can discover whether or not she's a spy or someone they suspect is very special to cyborgs. Cyan doesn't make a secret that she's attracted to Krell but he thinks she's using him for some ulterior purpose because he assumes no woman would ever want him.
With Krell's inability to trust the gorgeous woman falling for him, there is a lot of
mis-communication and really tender moments. This book was heavier on action, romance and sexual tension as opposed to actual sex. In fact, I think this one has the least amount of sex compared to the others in this series.
Taunting Krell really brought out some issues in the series that I've been waiting for. Issues that deal with Cyborgs' and the way they force their females to marry 2-3 males. The last book made progress with the `human ownership' issues and I like that this book had even more progress within the Cyborg society. On a side note, I can really see Ms. Dohner's growth as a writer in this book. Where some of her previous books have felt repetitive in places, this one just had the perfect balance of everything I look for in a romance. My heart broke for both Krell and Cyan as they struggled to find happiness. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Taunting Krell is an action-packed sci-fi erotic romance that's a perfect addition to this series.
Mindy Kennedy delivers another enchanting narration of the story.
The narrator is the reason that I have purchased every audio book in this series. The story is good but the narrator Mindy Kennedy makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill a book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!! Great Job
Great book. Only problem is, this is the last one available. Blackie is next and can't wait. Hurry up Audible. Narrator as soooo good! She got it. Hope Mindy Kennedy reads the next one.
Sexy, lonely, hurting!
Cyan comes off the ship, drops to her needs, thinking Krell left her ...
Cyan/Emily's love for cyborgs
Krell needed more than he was willing to admit! He was so deeply scarred and not just physically. Loved that he didn't think he needed Cyan and when he realized it he was willing to do whatever it took to keep her ... Loved Cyan, strong, sexy, and lonely with her own scars. They need each other. I love when the guy and gal both are scarred in their own way. The action was great too ... updated cyborgs (Marcus Models) ... Cyan's on it ... she was one tough cookie ;o) Love this series.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Taunting Krell has one of the most dramatic, attention-getting plots Laurann Dohner has written in this fascinating series. It's filled with wonderful characterizations and such high emotion that I was totally absorbed in my listening. We find out more about the Cyborg world and the making of them. Laurann doesn't spend a lot of time fleshing out Krell, but she doesn't need to. His personality and the demons that drive him have been told and retold in prior books, which is one factor in recommending this series be read in order and from the beginning. In this one, Krell is his usual human-hating self. He's socially challenged, which Cyan, who calls him the “grim cyborg,” figures out early on. Cyan is a particularly strong, yet vulnerable character. She doesn't need to be coddled or catered to and can stand quite well on her own two feet, not to mention kick ass either with her bare hands or weapons. I found Taunting Krell is a superior addition to the Cyborg Seduction series. All our needs are met with great action and Hot Steamy Sex. Totally fulfilling. Loved it !!
Home is where my books are.
Krell has scars on his face and neck, put there by hateful humans. Because of this, cyborg women have deemed him to be too damaged to breed with, so he's very angry at humans. So naturally, he falls in love with one. Cyan is a great character with all the right stuff, and very funny due to her sarcasm. The relationship is sweetly complex, making this a good, light, sexy and entertaining read.
Best of all, this book has a plot that goes into the origins of the cyborgs in a very interesting and entertaining way.
The first book in the series was a simplistic, and claustrophobic fail for me, with nearly every scene taking place inside. I'm happy to say that in a fit of boredom, I tried this one, and really enjoyed it largely because it takes place in a much larger world. If you're going to take me to space, let me visit some planets!
In fact, I liked this so much I went back and bought the one previous, and look forward to the next in the series. The more complex the story line becomes, the bigger the world, the better the series will be!
Yes, I have also read this book when it was under Ellora's Cave. It's sexy, and witty.
The story is fast paced, and the performance is good.
Cyan, she made me laugh, and I liked her out look. She has a fighting spirit.
No sad flower syndrome.
Her voice range is good, the male voices were believable and she didn't have a problem with conveying emotion. She never sounded forced, and she didn't take long pauses.
The tag line would be the same as my tittle. Because if I made this into a movie it would have to be a soft porn, the "love" scenes in this book are smoking hot.
So "Hot Metal" it is lol.
The rest of this series is really good too. As far as "love" scenes go, the one in this book are comparatively sweet. Not that they aren't good, or that they are boring. Just that the other books have more of a BDM theme. However The story is important to me, and in this book the story holds up really well. The characters are well written and the plot is believable.
I love all the stories but this is the best. Really different story & one that gripped my heart. Not as repetitive as the others in series & one I will listen to again. Fab
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