Series: Cyber Ops #1
Genres: Erotic Romance, Romance, SciFi
Published by Self Published on February 2, 2013
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Congratulations, Dr. Charlotte Barley! You won a one-way ticket to Diablo's Shithole!
Yes, Dr. Barley, you saved earth from humanity's extinction brought on by overpopulation, discovered wormholes, and gave humanity a new lease on life. But, you're being hunted by someone using a wormhole device you can't fathom, plagued by a type of sleepwalking that involves reliving your alien sexual experiences gleaned from wormhole journeys, and, yes, we see that you can't deal with your murdered bodyguards--mercenary Space Marines forced to anchor your body to a bed at night by acting out the sex memories haunting your REM cycle. Get over it already because there's nowhere left to hide except Diablo's Shithole...And the shit is about to hit Diablo's fan more than you could ever imagine...Because, deep down inside, you know you're into all that kinky sex.
So, who will the next victim be? Is tall, long, and corded astrophysicist Major Fitzroy capable of dancing with death to save your ass, or are you willing to sacrifice hotter-than-sin muscle-bound explosives fanatic Corporal Laurel? Just don't let their nuts rub together. And you know your alien-infested sexual dreams are a huge turn on for you. Just face the music, honey. Can your bodyguards fulfill the sexual fantasy of the king of all alien kings and his troop of humping brothers until the truth is exposed to save your ass?
So, Dr. Barley, you slut, ready for another slide down a slippery wormhole to Diablo's Shithole? It looks like a lot of fun. And more than those feet are going to get wet in the SLIPSTREAM.
Warning: Reader should be prepared for a heroine who curses like a sailor and knows she's a slut, Space Marines with sex on the brain, a Corporal with a clit fetish, aliens who bite and harvest things best left hush hush, as well as a little human m/f/m, even more alien m/f/m/m/m/m, and a plenty m/f in a plot heavily laden with reproduction and sexual gratification. Finally, this story proves one universal constant: it never hurts to drop the soap.
Ok, so do not let the above Blurb scare you — yes, there’s a lot of sex in this book. But it’s not QUITE as bad as it’s made out to sound. With that primary view out of the way, here’s the rest:
I quite liked this book! It was funny and engaging and it made me think — and in no way, shape or form am I a science or math person, but I actually understood quite a bit of what was going on here. Props to Moncrief for making it understandable.
In terms of the sex, you should know, yes — there’s a lot, as I previously mentioned. Sadly, the main character doesn’t remember all that much as she’s basically sleep walking when it happens — reliving her time being the captive (but in a highly pleasurable way) of a king from another planet that she and her fellow scientists discovered — the king, and his four brothers, that is. She needs her bodyguard because, if she doesn’t have one, she’ll march out of her room and find the nearest willing male to make that dream become a reality… She (obviously) escaped from the brothers but paid a dear price for her time there, losing parts of herself, and though the reader (me, in this case) might think these kinds of dreams would be nice, I would DEFINITELY rather be awake for them or, at least, remember them.
Aside from all the sexy-time, Charlotte is a genius who helped create the wormholes that allowed travel to other planets, as ours is dying from pollution and corruption of all sorts. She’s brilliant and funny and has very violent reactions to travelling through the wormholes — this is another in a series of books that I’m now making a list out of – Books In Which the Heroine Produces Great Quantities of Digestive Pyrotechnics And Still Somehow Manages To Land the Guy.
Also, it should be known that, yes, there is more than one guy in play here — but, come on, she likes sex, isn’t necessarily ashamed of it, and these poor men haven’t seen a woman (much less touched one) in over a year, if not more. But, I repeat my earlier statement — it’s STILL not as bad as the blurb makes it out to be.
So all that in mind, I am definitely going to look up more of this author’s publications, as I’d previously never heard of her before. If you’re in the mood for something a little edgy, different and well done, this is the book for you. Four out of Five for being pleasantly surprised by the quality of the book and laughing out loud at the following quote:
“Always be on your guard or you’ll wake up with an alien penis shoved up your ass…”
— because, I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there; am I right ladies?