Tour’s Books Blog

August 2, 2009

Book Review: Real Men Last All Night anthology by Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, et. al.

  • Title: Real Men Last All Night
  • Author: Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, Cheyenne McCray, Heidi Betts
  • Type: Romance Anthology
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • Sub-genre: Steamy
  • My Grade:  B- (3.7*)
  • Rating: PG-17
  • Where Available:  Any bookstore

This multi-author anthology has two popular steamy authors leading off the line up of novellas.

Cooper’s Fall by Lora Leigh

Cooper’s Fall has a Nauti series feel to it.  Ms Leigh uses her favorite kind of heroine-hero combo, a adult virgin female who is lusting for the bad boy, ex-spec ops male with a wounded soul.  He thinks he’s all wrong, too tough, to sexually demanding and dominant Alpha male for the shy virgin.  She’s an isolated, insecure, sensual, lonely young woman who was badly injured physically and emotionally by her mob father’s enemies, and she desperately wants to have a man in her life.  The one she wants lives next door – Ethan Cooper. (more…)

April 5, 2009

Erotic Romance – April Installment Part 2: The So-So

Here we go with the second part of the monthly installment of erotic romance reviews and we’ll open this segment with a three part futuristic romance from Annabel Wolfe, a series published in book form as The Starlight Chronicles (Book 1 contains the first two ebooks) from Siren and sold as 3 separate ebooks on their website. I read the three ebooks, each a short novel/novella running just 30,000 words or so each.  Annabel Wolfe also writes mainstream and erotic Historical romance as Emma Wildes.

Starlight Chronicles by Annabel Wolfe –  Futuristic

Here’s the setup for the three books:  Sometime in the future, an advanced race of space faring genetically altered humans that evolved through genetic engineering in colonies that Earth founded when it got too crowded, called S-Species, or Superhumans, have an agreement with Earth to ‘harvest’ females for sexual slavery of sorts.  Human females are tested throughout their childhood to determine suitability.  The potential candidates are watched to make sure they have the proper psychological and genetic makeup  – not only intelligent, and physically beautifully, but free of negative genetic traits and with a strong sense of survival. The S-species looks down on humans, as they haven’t evolved as far and can be dominated by the technologically advanced and physically aggressive S-Species.  But the S-Species don’t have enough females, and the genetic engineering that made them bigger, stronger and smarter also gave them an increased sex drive that can only be relieved by females.  Plus, they can breed human females, something they badly need to do.  The catch – the children always stay with the fathers.  After a certain number of years, the harvested females are released and allowed to return to Earth should they choose.  An entire generation of half Earth hybrids is growing up and that means the future will change again, but the S-Species is slow to accept that humans are their equals. (more…)

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