Sunday, February 7, 2016

Illicit Box Set by Marteeka Karland

Title: Illicit Box Set
Series: Illicit Mating, Illicit Sex, Illicit Craving, Illicit Love
Author: Marteeka Karland
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: MF, Scifi futuristic
Pages: 257
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Gabrielle is willing to risk her life for a future away from a dying Earth, even if it means giving herself over to a man she's never met. With her best friend Lyra, she takes the leap, volunteering to help the alien Cluath repopulate their world. Bacia is determined to end the violence on Lunar Colony 1, but when she's captured by mercenaries, she fears she'll be blindsided by her undeniable attraction to the handsome stranger, Jaxon.

When Lyra's captured, Kil vows he will get her back, no matter what. Now Kil has to save his brother and protect LC1 from invasion while winning the trust of a woman who trusts no one. Drac doesn't expect one of the mercenaries threatening LC1 to offer him a bribe he can't refuse. Celestine doesn't count on is falling in love with the dreaded Cluath warrior.

Their passions burn hot, but without trust will burn through them all. Will their illicit love be enough to bring down a conspiracy and save both their worlds?

Publisher's Note: Illicit (Box Set) contains the previously published novellas Illicit Mating, Illicit Sex, Illicit Craving, and Illicit Love. 

Action packed with steamy romance, this science-fiction romance will take you on a wild ride. Some sex scenes not for the faint of heart. For fans of futuristic romance, science- fiction romance, and erotic romance. 



Illicit Box set by author Marteeka Karland contains Illicit Mating, Illicit Sex, Illicit Craving, and Illicit Love. These are fast paced scifi romances with strong women learning to adapt to their equally strong men. I am going to pick out a few stories I found particularly interesting in this set.
Illicit Mating in this story we have Gabrielle, Earth is dying so she takes a chance of a life time with her best friend, to make a better life for themselves. They are going of offer themselves up in auction. Hopefully someone nice will buy them and love them. I liked that she is hesitant but brave. She will fight if she needs too, but she also looks before she leaps. She really has to learn to get over some fears as well. I thought that made her an extra brave and very likable character.
Worr of Cluath he is looking for mates for himself and his brother. He doesn't want love. Just some woman to bear his kids and stay out of his hair. What he gets is more than he even bargained for. He is a tough guy on the outside and marshmallow on the inside type of guy fierce warrior but a passionate lover as well.
This story drew me because I really could feel the love between Worr and Gabrielle. They are really well suited for each other and very passionate. It is a great introduction to the series as well. Sets us up for the next book nicely and makes me want more.
Illicit Sex is my next pick, this one is for very different reasons. While I loved Gabrielle, I really detested her friend Lyra. She comes off as bratty, and well not a very nice person. Shrill might be my description of her. This put me off to her entire story. I kind of felt sorry for her mate, Kil. He has the patience of a saint to put up with her. He is a tough warrior too and he has to rescue Lyra who has been taken by slavers. He really understands all she is going through because he too has been through it all before. He tries to be honorable but his mate tempts him beyond his honorable intentions. This one is not for all readers all of what Lyra goes through and the sex that Kil and her have is not for everyone some boarders on questionable consent, I found it really emotional and well thought out this story.
Over all this entire series is just that emotional and well thought out. I think anyone who loves erotic romance and scifi will love this series as much as I did.

                                              Four Twinkling Stars

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