Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Blast for Galactic Treasure by Theodora Marie Adams (Review & GIVEAWAY)


As a fan of the sci-fi genre I was drawn to this quick and steamy m/m read.  Today I'm giving you a glimpse of Galactic Treasure by Theodora Marie Adams that draws readers into the world of Cons through my impressions of it and by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC as well as 1 of 5-$5 Amazon GCs!

Connor Masterson has finally managed to take some time off and go to Earth Con. For three days and nights, he’s going to get his geek on without worrying about work or the latest edition of his science fiction manga novel. He never expected to find two men who embody all his dreams and fantasies there and certainly not right after signing in.
Neither Valvik nor Zaraheed are looking forward to their current assignment: go to the Earth Con located in Austin, Texas and track down any and all rumors on the Ark scrolls, an ancient collection needed for the betterment of their dying people. Neither warrior expects to be drawn to a human, especially the same one.
The two men are determined to stay as low key as possible while searching for the scrolls, but that might be hard to do with an intergalactic killer wants the scrolls for himself.

EXCERPT:

Connor turned his head to the left to look into Victor’s lavender eyes. They appeared luminescent even in the dark bar. He swore they shined as though backlit with light. Whatever company made Victor’s contacts had done a wonderful job. If Connor didn’t know for a fact that nothing human could have that eye color, well, he would swear they were real. Though he knew they were fake, there was no denying what looking into those eyes did to him. His cock swelled, his heart pounded, and thinking became rocket science. “Uh,” he stammered out intelligently.
Victor’s lips tilted up just the slightest bit at the edge. Connor got the distinct impression Victor was trying very hard not to laugh at him. He should’ve been offended, but he wasn’t. Instead he found an answering half smile on his own mouth. Yeah, he was totally acting like a starstruck teen, but he couldn’t help it. These men perfectly embodied what he wanted in a man. Things he never thought he’d get in one -- or in this case, two -- packages.
“Come. Join us. We promise you will not regret your decision,” Zack said.
He didn’t doubt, not after what happened just minutes ago in the back of the taxi. The question was should he keep going, allow this thing between them to go where it wanted. He could walk away, call it quits, but did he want to?
Connor tilted his head slightly to the right to look at him. His eyes were a dark amber color, no less alien than his friend’s.
When he was ten Connor realized he wasn’t like his classmates and liked boys. Since then he’d been blessed and cursed to meet some truly fascinating guys, men he couldn’t help but fall for, but he had yet to meet a person who called out to him as much as these men did. Not even his ex-boyfriend affected him as strongly as they did and he was with the guy for three years.
The attraction was exhilarating. Invigorating. Frightening.
Zack moved just a little bit closer and the heat from his body burned along Connor’s skin. “Give us this night. Let us provide your every need, fulfill your every desire. Connor, let us treasure you.” Zack’s breath tickled Connor’s nape and his words seared his ear.
Let us treasure you. Connor swallowed thickly and nodded his head. How could he say no to that?

BUY AT CHANGELING PRESS here.

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Fans of sci-fi will find the premise of this story engaging with its clever blend of alien myths and Earth culture as two alien warriors invade a Con to look for the scrolls to save their race and are inexplicably drawn to a human author who's more than he seems.  What follows is a sexy, suspenseful, and action-packed journey to HEA giving us bits of character's backstories to immerse readers even more in the story.

Zaraheed and Valvik are trying to blend in at the start of the Con but their height, impressive build, and domineering nature have all eyes on them.  It's quiet author Connor though who captures their attention and they undertake a sensual war to win him over against their better judgement.  They take their time getting to know him as he doesn't believe in one-night stands but once they decide to claim him the sexual tension that was building explodes in a super steamy ménage that creates unexpected ramifications that puts Connor's life in jeopardy as well as the scrolls that they're desperate to have to save their people.  Once a villain from Zaraheed's past enters the picture the melodrama picks up and bits of his past come to light that have us sympathetic towards the compelling warrior.  Both of these warriors are unforgettable and unique in their personalities as Zaraheed is serious-minded with dominant tendencies.  Valvik is more fun-loving and expressive in his emotions and not afraid by what their joining with Connor ultimately means.  It takes a near-death experience and a battle with the past though before these warriors can have their HEA with the human that turns their lives upside down.

Connor is a quiet man who's very intelligent but uncomfortable in crowds.  He believes in relationships and has had only a few boyfriends and is therefore shocked by the attention he receives from two super sexy warriors.  They spend time getting to know each other with that time teeming with sexual tension.  He's overwhelmed by the two of them but can't help accepting the sexual delights they offer which changes his life completely introducing him to a world he only wrote about before.  His mind is opened by being with them and sets him on a new path which puts his life in jeopardy where he must rely on the men he's only known for three days.  I liked Connor and his sweet and endearing nature that made him easy to relate to.

The premise of this story is fun and original and starts the story off strong, but the middle half gets a bit boring as their relationship evolves through sightseeing in Austin.  Their first sexual encounter was super steamy, playful, with touches of dominance that differentiated Zaraheed and Valvik's personalities.  The ramifications of that encounter were a nice twist that sent the story into an entirely new and suspenseful direction introducing us to the nasty villain G'herkon and his surprising connection to Zaraheed that gave even more insight into the man he is behind his serious facade.  Their encounter with G'herkon though was a bit disappointing as it was over far too soon.  Ultimately this was an entertaining and sexy story that at times was a bit rough around the edges but still made for an exhilarating ride with its meshing of alien and Earth cultures.  I'm hoping that Ms. Adams brings us back to this world as this initial glimpse was an enticing one.

My rating for this is a B.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

Theodora is an avid traveler who discovered Japanese manga and anime in her youth, closely followed by yaoi. She’s been in love with pretty boys who love equally attractive men since then. Theodora can usually find her in a local coffee shop drinking black tea and typing furiously.


**********GIVEAWAY**********

a Rafflecopter giveaway

2 comments: