Genres: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Published by Loose Id on June 3, 2014
Source: Tour Host
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After the meteorite wiped out civilization and most of the population, it took thirty years to scrabble together rudiments of society again. Sex is the main currency, for those who haven’t mutated special abilities.
Bethany, a Tech, is able to channel electricity through her body and charge up electronics. When she saves a Shifter girl about to be sold at auction, the girl’s brother, Lucas, offers to repay the debt with his body. While Bethany would love to have Lucas at her beck and call, she’d rather have sex with someone who wanted her as a partner instead of an obligation. But unable to resist the sexy Shifter, she agrees to his terms.
When an opportunity presents itself to travel cross the ravaged countryside to loot the remains of California, Bethany believes this is the best chance for her to find her own brother, a rogue Shifter on the run for a crime he didn’t commit. Lucas wants to go, too, to free his Shifter pack.
The caravan members are expected to provide sexual services to the owners in exchange for passage out and back. As the lines between pleasure and payment become blurred, Bethany struggles to remain human while the pull of the energy feels good enough to leave her meat sack body behind. Can Lucas learn to ground her against the shifting currents?
Reviewed by Ginny:
Straight off the bat, I loved this book. It brought to life an intelligent, well-thought out, dystopian world filled with colorful characters. Lissa Trevor is now on my watch-list of authors due to her creative writing! I very much enjoyed it from beginning to end, reading it within one day.
I loved Bethany! Her love of music; including “You Oughtta Know” — one of the best breakup songs ever, which she listens to as her ex goes by; and later on, “Can You Hear The People Sing” from Les Miserables, which suits the moment so incredibly well. Her sensibility, informing Lucas that they needed to get to know each other when it wasn’t a crisis. And her very relatable need to leave her body and just be free (you’ll understand when you read the book).
There’s also the sex — a lot of it. In all sorts of variations: M/F, M/M, F/F, M/F/F, probably M/M/F in there somewhere and orgies are also mentioned… This should go without saying, as sex is a currency in this world. But DAMN can she write a good sex scene! If you’re not into that kind of thing, this book isn’t for you.
The only part I found myself wishing was that this was a book that went on longer. As I reached around 80% of the book, I began to wonder if it would turn into another book, as the original purpose they had set out for hadn’t come around yet, and I really didn’t want this huge thing to all happen in the last 20 pages of the book and feel rushed.
But I’ll give her credit — though it does all happen within the single novel, it didn’t feel rushed. She got out what she needed to say without it becoming too short and trite. It was really very well done.
Buy this book. It really is incredibly good and will have you pouring through it, with possible breaks to grab your significant other to work off some steam.
I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more of Ms. Trevor’s books!