AWESOME! Burning Up Flint hits on all cylinders from start to finish and then promises more thrilling human-Cyborg relations with the upcoming release of Kissing Steel!
Mirasia Carver is a sales rep for Firmaline, a company that sells beauty products to women on space stations. She spends most of her time traveling between earth and far-flung space outposts, which is why she hasn’t had a steady man in her life for quite some time. When what’s believed to be pirates waylay her shuttle, Mira locks herself in the bathroom to escape a general bent on killing her to save her from unspeakable atrocities at the pirates’ hands. But the appealing deep voice that finally convinces her to open the bathroom door doesn’t belong to the general or to any pirate. It doesn’t even belong to a human. It belongs to six-foot-four inches of muscle and electronics poured into form-fitting black leather. And what a form he has! All of it encased in taut, nickel-colored skin.
Flint commands the Star, a commandeered Earth ship nearing the end of a six-month shift spent trolling space for materials useable to the growing colony of Cyborg refugees on a planet they call Garden. Born shortly after Earth’s systematic attempt to eradicate all cyborgs, Flint didn’t bear quite the animosity toward humans that some of his people did, especially the small human woman he finds locked in the shuttle’s bathroom. She’s the first human woman he’s ever run across who didn’t either fear or loathe him upon sight. Instead, she stares at him with wide, curious eyes and a smile reflecting her delight to see that cyborgs had indeed survived the genocide that was supposed to have eradicated them 50 years ago.
Cyborgs take what they want, and what Flint wants is Mira. Kidnapping her, he tells her she is now his property and will serve his every need. Callously, he has her branded with his mark, and uses her for his sexual pleasure. But surprisingly, it’s pleasure he makes certain isn’t all one-sided. Despite Flint’s aloofness, Mira is immediately attracted to him. Unfortunately, his passion isn’t love, and it can’t remove the sizeable differences in their belief systems and laws. When Mira discovers that Flint has been decreed a breeder by Cyborg law and will likely be called upon to impregnate up to ten Cyborg women, she makes it clear he’ll go to another woman’s bed over her dead body! Can Flint love her enough to defy the breeding requisites of Cyborg law? Or is their intense desire for one another and the love that develops between them doomed from the start?
With Burning Up Flint, the opening installment of her new Cyborg Seduction series, author Laurann Dohner becomes a consummate storyteller. As good as her Zorn Warriors series is, this book ratchets up that same emotionally charged action and character appeal several more notches. Burning Up Flint is simply erotic sci-fi romance at its very best! As a reader, I took this book to bed with me and was so drawn into the story I never once looked up at the clock until I finished reading it at two-thirty in the morning. As a reviewer, I can’t say enough good things about this absolutely mesmerizing book. Ms. Dohner’s writing flows smoothly from one page to the next. Her descriptions, both onboard the Star and on Garden, are evocative and compelling, and her sex scenes are graphic, intense and thoroughly captivating. The excitement of her space battles and the vitality of her unique cyborgs, along with the angry and painful contention between Mira and Flint — during which I flooded quite a few tissues with tears — combine to make this book a truly unforgettable read.
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Cyborg Seduction 2: Kissing Steel by Laurann Dohner