After fleeing loneliness and heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors–until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, one of the five rulers of the planet. At first she’s terrified of her tall, muscled abductor, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggle for freedom with a little corporal discipline. After all her methods and ploys to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.
But out of seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, and threatens not only their relationship, but also their lives.
Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, and a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude.
A quick and enjoyable read, Terran brings us back to the alien world of Parseon where a huge gap lays between social strata. Marlix, one of the five Alpha’s, meets Tara in the Terran Bazaar and is immediately drawn to her.
This is a great read, which focuses on two very, very different people coming from very, very different societies. The culture of Parseon is truly fascinating, and a sharp contrast to the Terrans. I really liked both Tara and Marlix, though Marlix was an Alpha through and through! I foresee an interesting future for these two, as they continue to have misunderstandings.
Please take a chance to read this well written book. You don’t have to read Cara Bristol’s first book, Breeder, to understand this book, but it is also a good read, and will fill you in on more details of the Parseon society. If you love big, hot Aliens, this book will be a win for you!
I love these kinds of Sci-Fi stories. I thought this one was very cute. I hated that the Parseon society, very misogynistic. But that is okay, because Tara proves that misogynistic excessive can be toned down and emotion turned up.
Take Marlix, Parseon Alpha, and mix with Terran feminism. Mix well and Holy Moly. I cannot go further without giving up way to much. This book stirred up my anger, then my funny bone, and my holy hotness meter started rising. If you like Science Fiction and fiction in general, you will most likely like this series. The book I read is the second in the series, but I intend to read more.
The Alphas and the Betas do not shift but that is okay. Terran’s (can we say earthlings) apparently have progressed to true equality. No vampires, no ghosts, no shifters. But let me say this again. That is okay. I think as this story keeps on going and growing Flames will also grow hotter. Totally enjoyable read.