Sunday, September 22, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Defying the Skies by Thea Landen

Defying the Skies (Sequel to “Searching the Skies”)
by Thea Landen
Erotic Futuristic Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Carnal Desires/Double Dragon Publishing
Release Date: July 15, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 27,000

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In addition to her distinguished career with the Terran military, Commander Geneva Greyson has finally achieved harmony in her personal life. Her renewed relationship with her mother has grown stronger and she’s settled into a comfortable arrangement with the two men she loves. Marcus confesses a dark fantasy to her while she’s on leave from duty—not only does he have feelings for her, he’s developing an attraction to Ash.  He begs Geneva not to reveal his secrets before Ash arrives to spend the weekend with them.

The officers return to their posts after a relaxing, decadent visit. They learn of a distressing event upon completing a week-long mission: A terrorist group has organized a strike and taken hostages in their efforts to attract attention to their cause. When Geneva discovers Marcus is listed among the missing, she disobeys her orders and sets out to join the reconnaissance team with Ash by her side. Will they find Marcus before it’s too late for him to affirm his desires?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including m/f/m and m/m/f menage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

My Review:

Defying the Skies was a great sci-fi love story within a short story size. There are lots of sexy scenes to keep their relationship front and center even throughout the action packed scenes. I loved the little tidbits about the futuristic world, I will admit I haven’t read the first book and that didn’t detract from this story at all. This is a ménage story but it’s a ménage with characters that feel true to life.
Geneva is obviously a strong character just from being a commander but she’s also this amazingly confident person who has no trouble juggling a relationship with two sexy men. Ash and Marcus are definitely her equal and that’s one of things I loved about their relationship, I felt like they were all on the same footing and the same page. The sexual tension in this book was very well done and I do so appreciate an author who can walk that tightrope.
Overall a well-balanced story with both the storyline and the romance aspects, I really hope these three get a sequel as there was this what happens next feel to it. I do recommend this story for fans of both science fiction and ménage romances.

4 Books

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

About the Author:

Thea Landen lives in New York with her husband and a variety of houseplants. A former educator, she strives to encourage creativity and passion in all those around her, and uses writing to help inspire. Though she reads and writes in nearly all genres, she has a special fondness for science fiction and fantasy and anything that pushes the imagination beyond its usual limits. When she’s not writing, or thinking about writing, her hands and mind are occupied by either yarn crafts or role-playing games.

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  1. Thanks for sharing Defying the skies and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. Congrats on the completion of the tour. evamillien at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today! There's another book in the works, but I can't give away all the dirty little secrets just yet. ;)