Coletti Warlords Book 16
by Gail Koger
Genre: Humorous SciFi Romance Adventure
Rating: Four out of Five Stars
This book is a humorous send-up of the sci-fi romance genre. Earth is a hotbed of activity for various alien races with unsavory motivations. Ella is an extremely powerful witch. While observing a dogfight between the Rodan and the Coletti, she opts to assist the Coletti pilot. During the conflict, Ella mistakes an incoming Askole ship for a Rodan Marauder and brings it down. Realizing her mistake, she rescues the pilot before his ship explodes.
Ella finds the Askole warrior both repulsive and compelling. He has snakelike features and scale-plated skin. Tentacles cover his body. However, he also has a ripped physique and is remarkably well-endowed. When Ella touches Sariel, she is stung by two of his tentacles. She is horrified to learn that he has marked her as his mate. However, as they battle enemies together, a bond grows between them.
Overall, I enjoyed this whimsical story. It addresses some problems with the genre it satirizes in an amusing fashion, such as the trope of a human woman being chosen as a mate by an alien male, regardless of her desire to become such. Ella's campy, over-the-top magical abilities are also entertaining.
Because the story contains strong profanity and explicit sex scenes, it is suitable only for adult readers. However, only readers aroused by tentacle porn are likely to be aroused by the erotic encounter between Ella and Sariel. If my lady bits could scream, they would have when I read that passage.
To sum things up, this is a well-written takeoff on the sci-fi romance genre. I give it four out of five stars.
Howdy. My name is Gail Koger and once upon a time I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Too many years of wild requests, screwy questions, bizarre behavior and outrageous demands have left me with a permanent twitch and an uncontrollable craving for chocolate. I took up writing science fiction romance to keep from killing people. So far, it has worked.
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