Deep Into Darkness: Aliens, Alphas and Antiheroes (Space Grit #1.5) by Elise Logan , Ella Drake , Ki
Publisher: Self Published
Released: October 1, 2015
Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Anthology
Length: 544 Pages
PANDORA by Marguerite Labbe Sentenced to life on board a space salvage cruiser, Riff Korra and Zed Jakobsen find themselves drawn together out of mutual need. But when an epidemic of violence and insanity consumes their ship, will their bond give them the strength they need to escape? BOARDED by Annie Nicholas Liaison Sadie Beckit must accompany the mysterious Ambassador Nual to Central Station. Sounds easy enough, but the lawless void of space holds many dangers. To make things worse, Nual seems determined to make Sadie lose her professional control. FORSAKEN PLANET by Elise Logan Luci has gone, literally, to the ends of colonized space in order find some peace. Marooned on a desolate planet with limited supplies, Luci needs to learn to trust her team leader, Sakir Khyne. Together they must take out hostile forces and try to survive. DARK IMMORTALITY by Kim Knox Captain Andros: pirate, vampire, all-round bastard. When he takes Madelen Ariel as his own, his crew sees an opportunity to mutiny. They’re about to find out just how much of a bastard he really is. FREEKER by Ella Drake On the run, convicted murderer Chara stows away on a ship piloted by a big, sexy alien. Warrant puts the safety of his brothers above all else but the violent and sensual Chara makes him question the price of risk.
Three Boundless Stars
Pandora by Marguerite Labbe (m/ m, steamy, rough sex, BDSM) 3 stars Pandora is reminiscent of the movie Event Horizon. Very disturbing and had me on edge throughout. I had a bit of a hard time reading it. Because unlike a scary movie I can't cover my eyes I just had to put it down. Pandora wasn't overly scary it was more the anticipation of what was around the corner. The sex scene were very erotic and the story was incredibly developed. The only issue I had was calling the characters by their first name sometimes and their last names other. I never got a clear grasp on who was who. I even had trouble with the two main characters at times. Not always sure who we were dealing with when. I found it frustrating. Overall a solid thriller with a bit of horror and some erotica thrown in. Boarded by Annie Nicholas (F/ m, steamy) 5 stars I really enjoyed Boarded. Sadie is exactly the type of female lead that I love! Independent, tough, and when push comes to shove she can kick ass!. Nail was just what Sadie needed. He kept her guessing and on her toes. Didn't let her control everything. For a blue guy he seemed pretty darn sexy. I loved it. This story is filled with loads of action and enough sexual tension you can cut it with a knife. I enjoyed this world and characters so much I really hope the author continues with this world. Forsaken Planet by Elise Logan (m/ f, steamy, light bondage, tentacles) 1.5 stars I was really looking forward to this book. I've read one other tentacle story and it was a scorching read. This one not so much. The book is so overly descriptive with the technical mumbo jumbo it just lost me. I was skipping full paragraphs. When Luci and Sakir finally got down to the nitty gritty, I was just ready to be done with this book that I couldn't appreciate it fully. I was so disappointed, the story as a whole wasn't bad. But I felt like I needed a Physics degree to understand 1/2 the jargon. Dark Immortality by Kim Knox (m/ f, steamy, rough sex, gore) 1.5 star This was just convoluted. Bio-Enhanced hijackers that are basically vampires because of some kind of metal in their system. Then Madelen is a prime which is a designed being made to interface with ships... The sex scenes were pretty good. The rest was a confusing and boring and I skipped most of it... I'm thinking if the author had more time to build the world with more backstory it would have been better. I'm also just DONE with all things VAMPIRE. Freeker by Ella Drake (m/ f, steamy, rough sex, aliens) 3 Stars This story had an interesting premise. It's part oh the Space Grit Series and I honestly think I would have appreciated the story more if I had more backstory. Chara was an interesting female lead. Not incredibly likeable yet very interesting. Warrant was extremely interesting and I really liked him. He is the reason I want to go back and read the rest of the series. Overall this story is a solid science fiction romance, it has an unusual female lead but it just makes the story more captivating.