Book Reviews

A Rampant Hunger by James Cox at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Other Planets / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-July-2013

Book Blurb

How far would you go to save the man you love?

Earth is dying. Sam Bryant is a scientist traveling through space in search of a new world for the future of our species, but what they find threatens humankind’s very existence. The man Sam loves is now bitten and infected by a strange creature. Time is running out and Kael is beginning to mutate. He claims to feel a hunger inside his body that food cannot sate.

The mission to save Earth has turned into a will to survive, but will they both make it home?



Be Warned: menage sex (MMM), m/m sex, rimming, voyeurism

 

Book Review

This book can be taken in two very different ways. Either it is a hilarious, over-the top parody of every science fiction story ever written, or it is a slightly horrific setting for erotica that is actually pretty close to porn. After due consideration I have decided it has to be the first option. The storyline, meagre as it is, contains too many elements I recognize from other science fiction books and shows to have been written by someone who inadvertently stumbled into all of these elements. And the language and character descriptions are a definite hint this is meant to be humorous. Well, I think so at least, others might have a different reaction.

Truly, this book has everything: Earth is dying so this crew is looking for a new planet to live on. Forget any sort of sensible safety protocol, they stumble onto the surface, discover ruins and dead bodies, and have nothing better to do than open the shield around some sort of artifact – a shield that was clearly put there for a purpose.  The characters are classics as well. A nerdy scientist with more phobias than should be possible – yet he saves the day. Then there is a lusty colonel who commands the spaceship, yet has nothing but sex on his mind. He then gets transformed and mutates – which increases his sex drive. Yes, I know it shouldn’t be possible, but there you have it. The third man in the triad is a medical officer with a Scottish accent who enables the other two's escapades. As for the ending? Beyond unbelievable, but a fitting finale to a very funny and entirely unrealistic parody of what I certainly hope our future will not be like!.

If you're looking for serous science fiction, an intricate plot, or a tender romance – stay away from this book. If, on the other hand, you are in the mood for a parody with lots of erotic moments and men who are truly insatiable, then you will probably enjoy this short story.  

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 21110 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-June-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.evernightpublishing.com/a-rampant-hunger-by-james-cox/