Alien Embrace by Tracy St. John
Series: Clans of Kalquor (# 1)
Re-release Date: August 30, 2016 (originally released in 2010)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
Amelia Ryan fled Earth’s fanatically religious government to live quietly among the aliens of Plasius. Her life of peace shatters when a three-man clan from the planet Kalquor kidnaps her and holds her prisoner.
With their people poised on the verge of extinction, the Kalquorians are determined to have Amelia for their mate. Amelia is equally determined to escape. But when her body thrills to the ruthless domination of her captors, she finds herself surrendering to desires she never imagined possible.
Review: This is a ménage BDSM book. If any of those topics are not of interest to the reader, I would highly recommend not getting this book. If this is something that the reader likes, then I believe this might be something worthwhile to think about.
Alien romance isn’t something that I’ve read a lot of. I saw that this book needed to be reviewed, I like ménages and BDSM, and so I figured I give it a whirl. This is book one of the Clans of Kalquor series.
This book was not bad. It was fast paced, the sex scenes were super-hot, and I really liked the topics that the author touched upon with the book.
In the book, earth took on a puritanical way of life, and sex was frowned upon outside of marriage, sex was for having children, women were looked down upon and had no rights. It sounds awful to be frank about it. On the planet Plasius, they have a much different viewpoint on sex. They are very free love, no inhibitions, everyone is fair game. No judgments, just pleasure. This is the total opposite of earth. I want to visit this place.
Amelia, the main character, has had some traumatic events that have happened to her while living on earth, which had changed her and made her leery about men, sex, and her enjoyment of it. She has a very sweet way about her, and is very strong emotionally; she just has some major “stuff” she needs to deal with.
The three men who want to be in Amelia’s life are Rajhir, Flenik, and Breft. The three men were each other’s counterpoints. Where one was gentle and accommodating, the other was more fierce and commanding. The third was the go between to the other two. He was a mix of fierce and gentle and he was the peace maker.
Rajhir is the peacemaker; he is the spokesman of the trio, or the clan. He is also a government official on his planet, so he needs to be able to talk to people and put people at ease. Flenik is a healer and has a gentle way about him. He loves to love, nurture and take care of people. Then there is Breft, he’s the protector of the clan, he’s very strong and keeps his feelings and emotions within when he is in protector mode. This trio of men makes a very appealing package and poor Amelia has no defense against them. I like that Amelia spends time with her men as a group and learn about them, but she also spends time with them individually and learns even more about them. She is able to develop intimacy between her and each of her men which is important so that they all feel close with each other.
I liked the descriptions that the author used to describe the planet Plasius. I almost felt like I was there looking around. It sounds beautiful. I also loved Amelia’s friend and ambassador to Plasius; Vrill. She had no inhibitions, was totally comfortable with herself, her sexuality, she owned her self-worth. I want to be like Vrill, that’s my goal.
If there are any readers out there that love alien romance, or want to try alien romance, give this book a try. It really was very good.