Book Reviews

Distress Signal (Coriolis 1) by Mychael Black at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Military/Former Military / Future Earth / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-November-2012

Book Blurb

In 2207, humanity is the dominant force in the galaxy. The Syndicate governs the humans, and its leader, Joren -- a former Marine sharpshooter -- oversees it all. When enemies attack a scientific research vessel, the SRV Maelstrom, Joren sends friend and fellow Marine Carter Therres to rescue an enigmatic and somewhat antisocial professor. The situation quickly spirals out of control, however, and soon the three men find out just how fast the mighty can fall.

Captain Carter Therres doesn't know what to expect aboard the Maelstrom, but it sure as hell isn't the gorgeous man waiting in the maintenance ductwork. Ash Mracek is unlike other men Carter has known, and the scientist's past involves something much more sinister than the Academy bombing for which he was framed. Now it's a race to save Ash -- and possibly Joren -- before their enemies can take them out of the picture for good.

Book Review

Dark conspiracies on a galactic scale, with some potential genetic manipulation thrown in for good measure are part of this first book in a new sci-fi series. With a pairing of a rugged soldier/captain of a spaceship and a genius-level scientist who happens to have submissive tendencies, the balance between adventure and sexy mystery is well established. I liked the well-paced revelations about what the issues might be as much as the sense of doom that seemed to hang over everything.

Ash is a geeky scientist with a dark past, an exciting but dangerous current research project, and a yearning  for a hunky space soldier.  He is amazingly well adapted, not like some spaced-out professors as well, and handles a gun with great aplomb and almost as well as a computer. His secret fantasies all come to life when Carter takes the lead in the bedroom.

Carter is a spaceship captain, and ex-Marine who doesn't hesitate to go into the most dangerous situations when needed. Finding a sexy scientist instead of a bone-dry researcher is a great bonus and he doesn’t hesitate to take Ash under his wing, in every sense of the word. A few surprising revelations later, Carter has his hands fuller than anticipated, but nothing fazes him and he plunges into the next mission with gusto.

If you're looking for a fun space adventure with lots of kinky sex, some dark galacto-political machinations behind the scenes, and two men who cannot help but fall for each other, then you should try this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 48 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 09-November-2012
Price $3.99 ebook
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