Book Reviews

In The Company of Strangers by Stephanie Burke at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Aliens / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-April-2013

Book Blurb

Cosimo has a fatal addiction to cute. And when the ex-Marine is sent to guard a space bunny from Mars, he finds himself doing a lot of illegal sabotage to keep him safe. But that doesn't mean he expects to be anally probed and turned into the perfect consort for a hot, humanoid, alien bunny with the dick of death.

Tissor has found his time on planet Earth a huge waste of time, save for the human who nearly got himself killed protecting him. So when he leaves, he decides to take Cosimo with him and keep him as his one and only consort.

The two stubborn males soon find that as cultures clash, it's not all fun and games in the company of strangers. But it can be hot -- especially if they are strangers of the most erotic kind.


Book Review

This is a hilarious, somewhat tongue-in-cheek story about an alien abduction, taking the meaning of "anal probing" to a new, fun-filled level. Have you ever thought about bunny-like creatures living on Mars? Well, neither had I, until reading this story. I have to say, the idea sort of grew on me as I was reading about Cosimo's adventures. It definitely made me laugh, and the passion between these two very different male specimens may have been somewhat unusual, even as human-alien relationships go, but the passion was unmistakable.

Cosimo is an ex-Marine with a boring security job. He may have left the military (before the repeal of DADT) for a better life, but he doesn't find it until he starts protecting the "Mars Rabbit" found by a secret US mission to Mars. And when he realizes he is to be this man-rabbit's consort, he doesn't quite know how to feel about it. Mind you, taking into account the mind-blowing sexual heights this alien gets him to experience, it doesn't take too log for Cosimo to decide.

Tissor is a Martian, or Lagomorph as they call themselves. That alone made me grin – lagomorph is the Latin name for the order of rabbits, hares and pikas. Tissor wanted to explore Earth and ended up in a laboratory. Once he escaped, taking Cosimo with him because the man protected him, he decides to keep him as his consort. Luckily for Cosimo, this is a very treasured position and will allow both of them to explore the galaxy together.

If you like your sci-fi to come with a healthy dose of humor and quite a lot of inter-species heat, if you enjoy reading about alien abductions, and if you don’t fear anal probes of the special kind, then you will probably like this story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 29 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-April-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
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