Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Determined Hero

Determined Hero is the 7th book in the Lost Planet series by these talented ladies. And the books just keep getting better and better. I think that part of that is that we already know the world, what’s happening, and have had time to learn more about the characters. Each book is a complete story for the couple, but they have a cumulative storyline, so you really have to read them all, and read them in order.

This is the story of Oz and his Whisper, otherwise known as Quinn. Quinn has stayed unconscious after being taken out of stasis. Oz goes in and talks to her daily. Since he doesn’t know her name, nor does anyone else, he calls her Whisper. Right now, he’s working on his weapon to fight the Kevins coming from Earth II. When he has issues, he goes to talk to his Whisper, and it helps him. He also talks to her about everything under the sun. What he doesn’t know is that Quinn has been awake for the last couple of days and is listening to him. She’s pretending to still be unconscious so that she can learn about the people who are around her and the situation she has found herself in. Then one day, she answers him.

Quinn was a librarian who made a choice that ended her up in stasis on the way to the prison. I would’ve made the same choice she did, in her place, and would definitely have been sitting there just like her, but the powers that be on Earth II were less than happy, and since she was nothing but a lowly librarian, she ended up headed to prison. But now she’s ready to talk to the people around her. She’s also not quite sure what these guys look like, because without her glasses, she can’t make much out. So, she decides that they are spidery aliens. (spoiler: they aren’t)

I really like Quinn. I think that Oz really needed her. She is really strong and protective. There are times when you really see it coming out. I think that she’s also a really calming presence and is willing to make people stop and make some good choices. I think that she’s in my top 3 favorites of the mates.

Oz is a pretty good guy, and I do like him, but I think that he definitely gets to a point where he’s more than a little manic, and I get why he was driving himself to that point, but the problem is when you get to that point, you can’t keep going, and you start to make stupid mistakes. Luckily, for him, Quinn was there, and she made sure that he rested.

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I understand why Breccan did what he did. I also completely understand why Galen was so mad at him about it. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s happening with Galen.

OK. That’s all for today. Go check out the whole series. Happy reading!

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Rogue Captain

The Rogue Captain is book 6 in the Lost Planet series by K and Nicole. And I think our little lost planet isn’t quite as lost as it used to be. It’s definitely not as empty as it used to be. I mean, first we had the morts in the Facility and the women they found on the ship, and now we have the women from the prison too. It’s a huge population growth. The planet will be completely repopulated any second now. As long as they can completely beat the Rades.

And speaking of the Rades, let’s get into our story. The humans in the prison have been dealing with the Rades. Theron has been tasked to go back to the facility to get their doctor so that he can work with the woman who is treating the humans. Willow is going to with him, because she’s come all this way and she’s bound and determined that she’s going to see her mom, even if she can’t get up close and personal because of the Rades right now. But, to do that, she’s going to have to spend days on a tiny ship alone with Theron. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him, and he can’t keep his eye off her ample tracts of land. Finally, she decides that they should just become fuck buddies until they get the doc, and then it’s all over. Which suits Theron right down to the ground. Except he knows that she’s his mate, and he’s pretty sure that he’ll be able to convince her of that. He just wants to be able to be with her.

Theron is funny AF. He also is pretty sure that he’s the best thing ever. The best mort, the best looking, the best pilot, the best lover, the best everything. Just ask him. He’ll be more than happy to tell you. Although, I am not entirely sure how he knows that he’s the best lover, because, well he hasn’t cashed his V card in yet. Maybe he’s just read the manual so many times that he’s sure he’ll be great. Who knows. I do like him though. I haven’t met a pilot who wasn’t a cocky son-of-a-bitch, and I would think that would have to go double for a pilot that can go into space, so I think Theron is just being who he should be. But for all that cockiness, he really is just a sweet guy who wants to love and be loved.

Willow is an incredibly fierce woman. I can’t imagine all that she must’ve had to go through after being left as a young child. I mean, she touches on some of it, and then you can guess a lot of what happened when she got to the prison. But she never talks about what she did to get to where she was. It couldn’t have been easy, and I think that whatever she did to break the law and end up in prison had to have been hard for her to do, because that’s not really her, I think. With as fierce and strong as she is, and as willing to do everything as she is, she has a very good core. She wouldn’t be her mother’s daughter if she didn’t. I’ll bet that some of the stuff she ended up having to do was really hard for her to do.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book, because it’s going to be a good one, I think. I’ve got my fingers crossed for our guys.

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I want to know what the baddies are going to do.

OK. That’s all I have to say about this one. Go check them all out! Happy reading!

 

K Webster & Nicole Blanchard-The Lonely Orphan

So, Nicole and K are taking us back into space so that we can visit the morts again and see what they’ve been up to in The Lonely Orphan.

If you remember in the last book, we discovered that there were human women in a prison on another part of the planet. Not only were there human women, there were human women who were related to some of our ladies. So, off go a couple of morts to rescue sisters and daughters. But of course, it’s never that easy and there are going to be more problems than Hadrian planned.

So, here’s how this story goes. We have Hadrian, who is the youngest of the morts, raised by Breccan to be a leader, and who is madly in love with Aria, who is mated to Breccan. And Hadrian had been able to almost deal with that, right up until two morts mated with one woman. Now he’s having a hard time with it. He figures that Aria can choose to have him as a mate too. So, he’s willing to do anything that she wants, including going to rescue her sister Lyric and bringing her back to their facility.

Lyric has done everything she can to get to her sister, including taking over a prison, and getting rid of the guards, or at least putting them in the deepest, darkest hole in the prison she can find, and then pulling the hole closed over them. Now that she has a base on this planet, she’s going to do what she can to find Aria. So, when communication is opened up and two aliens tell her and the other women in the command center that they are going to kidnap the women, she knows that she’s not going to go easy. She wants her sister, and no weird looking alien is going to stop her from getting to her.

Hadrian calls Lyric a feral woman, and she really is. She’s a fierce leader, she’s determined, she’s not going to take no for an answer, and she’s going to do what she needs to do, no matter what. Hadrian really didn’t know what he got himself into when he started talking to her. He thought it was going to be a walk in the park and he was so cocky. Whoopsie. She really proved to him that maybe he shouldn’t oughta underestimate human women. I mean, Aria is no pushover, but I really think that Lyric is much stronger and fiercer than her sister is, and a better leader.

Hadrian really matures during this book. He started out really cocky, but as the events in the book went on, he really came into his own. He really stood up and learned something and proved something. I think he should really be proud of himself for what he did. I also think that Breccan should really be proud of him.

I really like this world, and I’m looking forward to seeing what is going to happen next.

 

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There is one thing that was mentioned early in the book. When the guys contact the ladies, one of them says something about oh look, more monsters. So, I wanna know what’s going on there. Plus, there’s a missing woman and child, sooo…

OK, that’s all for today! If you love a good scifi romance, this is worth it. Happy reading!

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Uncertain Scientist

We’re back in K and Nicole’s scifi romance world, with just a few Morts and the few human women that they have managed to come across. The Uncertain Scientist is Jareth, Sayer, and Grace’s book. And I think that it is the best one to date. It’s an amazing book with so much love, anger, sadness, yelling, passion, and information. I have to admit that in my head, Jareth totally looks like Jareth the Goblin King, with huge bulge and sexy David Bowie voice. Don’t burst my dream, OK? I would probably cry if you did, and no one wants to see a poor book blogger cry, now do they?

So, Grace is one of the human women that the Morts have been keeping in cryosleep. They have decided to wake her up. Only, she’s not all that happy. You see, she’s pregnant. With Sayer’s child. Without her permission. And did I mention she’s a virgin who has never wanted children or even a relationship? Yeah, she’s not a happy camper right now. And she makes sure that Sayer knows it. And that everyone else knows it too.

Meanwhile, Sayer and Jareth aren’t all that happy either. You see, they’ve been mates for years. They’ve been keeping it secret because they don’t think that the other Morts will understand. It’s not something that has happened before. But Jareth and Sayer both keep telling each other that this isn’t going to break them apart. They are excited about the new mortling being born, but Sayer and Jareth don’t want to break up. Jareth is pretty sure it’s going to happen, Sayer keeps telling him that it’s not. But then, as is her way, that bitch Mother Nature gets involved, and things happen.

I love the whole MMF-ness of this book. But it’s more than just the whole MMF aspect. There’s a lot of emotion in this one. Sayer is angry. Jareth is angry. Grace is angry. The other human women are angry. There is a whole lot of fucking anger here. And I’m not going to say it’s not justified on all sides, because it really is. There is a lot of stuff in here to be angry about. There’s also a whole lot of sadness going on in here. The way that Jareth and Sayer feel about each other and how they think that they are going to end up breaking up, especially after the pheromones get to work. Or how Grace thinks she had to do certain things for certain reasons.

I also love the acceptance in this one. There are some places where things that could be awkward or uncomfortable, but instead, there’s a whole lot of just easy acceptance. That was pretty awesome.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how the information we got in this book works out in the next one. I’m also looking forward to seeing what happens with Hadrian.

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OMG, when Grace got on the ship I thought I was going to just die. My heart was breaking.

OK, that’s all for today! Go check it out! Happy reading!

K Webster & Nicole Blanchard-The Mad Lieutenant

K and Nicole are taking us back into space and back to the lonely planet where only 10 Morts have survived the end of their world and we get to get up close and friendly with The Mad Lieutenant.

Draven has some issues. No, fuck that, he has some subscriptions. Of course, he has earned them, so I won’t give him too much of a problem about it. He is the only Mort to have survived the deadly disease that killed off nearly all his people. But it came at a price. He was locked in a containment cell for days on end, ranting and raving, and trying to claw his way out and claw his skin off. It wasn’t pretty. Not pretty at all. Because of that, he now has problems with claustrophobia, people touching him, crowds, and so many, many other things. And you know that you have problems with a lot of people when the 9 other beings who live in the world with you are more people than you want to deal with. He doesn’t get what is with all the other Morts wanting mates, because he doesn’t want one, and he’d be more than happy to let all his friends get one. Then he goes into the infirmary where the other human women are still in stasis, and one woman wakes up.

Molly has her own issues. When she wakes up and finds a strange looking male she gets a little freaked out, of course. Then they touch, and there’s a mutual freaking out, so Molly ends up singing to him. When the Commander tells her about mating, she tells him that she will mate with Draven. She and Draven come to an agreement about having each other’s back and helping to keep each other safe. But then the first human/mort baby is born, and problems ensue.

I have always had a soft spot for Draven. I think it’s because he tries really hard to be this big rough and tough Mort, and he is, really, but he’s also really fragile and vulnerable. He has been through so much, and just the mere fact that he is as functional as he is is pretty awesome, considering. Not only that, he’s figured out a way to make his issues work for him.

I like Molly. She has gumption and strength. I also thought that she was really, really brave because she kept going through everything that happened. And I know that she would probably say that she was just doing what she had to, but she still managed to handle it, and if you ask me, that shows true bravery. Plus she stands up to her fears and moves along with them. I think that Molly is one of those women that knows what needs to be done and is going to arrange everything in the world to make sure that it happens the way that it needs to. She’ll listen to you and your objections, they just don’t matter to her. She’s going to just make sure that everything goes the way she thinks they ought to. And the thing is that she does it nicely. It’s not like she barrels you over, she just nicely lets you know that it’s going to work the way that she wants. And the thing is that she’s pretty much right.

I think that Molly and Draven are really good with each other and for each other. They make a really good team and they end up working really well together. I think they may be my favorite couple right now.

I can’t wait for the next one to see how it’s going to work.

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I’m interested in the discoveries that were made in this one, and how they are going to affect the rest of the world.

The hook for the next book. OMG!

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check out this fantastic world! Happy reading!

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Vanished Specialist

Nicole and KWeb are once again drawing us forward on a space adventure to the planet Mortuus, where we have the 10 remaining morts and the 5 Earth women that they rescued. So far, our count is at Breccan, the Commander who has mated with Aria, who is now the head of the sub-faction of women, of which there is only one, Emery. The Vanished Specialist is her story, along with Calix.

Calix is the researcher for the morts. He’s the one who has been trying to research the Rades, the disease that destroyed his people, so that they can have a cure, just in case. He also does all kinds of other research. He has been watching over one of the women in the cryostasis, and checking on her regularly. He calls her his little lilapetal, after a flower. But, then Aria went and woke Emery up and she locked them in the sub-factions section, and now Calix can’t get to Emery.

Emery has asthma, and it isn’t a mild little case of it or anything. It’s serious, and it’s killing her. Day by day, she lays in her bed, trying to pull in a breath, and crying. But then, Calix comes, and all of a sudden, she’s no longer in a place where she’s terrified or where things are so different, she’s safe. Calix takes her to his lab and locks them in, and tells her that he’s going to cure her. So, he takes care of her, tells her that he’s going to start running some tests, and makes sure that she uses oxygen so that she can breathe.

Then consequences start happening, because of course they do.

I like Calix. I think I like him better than I like Breccan, and I like Breccan a lot. To me, Calix seems more… I dunno if caring is the word that I want, or nurturing, but something like that. He’s not giving away any of his alpha maleness protective stuff, but there’s just a… softer aspect to Calix than Breccan. Of course, that may just be because Breccan is the commander and has to consider the good of everyone, or it could be personality. It’s kind of hard to judge at this point. Calix does have a very strong sense of duty and responsibility, to his people, and especially to his mate. I think that’s a mort trait, but it definitely strong in Calix. He’s also very smart and very driven, but in a good way.

I have asthma, and have been hospitalized more than once because of it. There’s nothing like trying to suck in as much breath as possible through an opening the size of a swizzle stick. It’s terrifying. So, I really feel for Emery. Of course, when I couldn’t breathe, I was on Earth with medication that would work to stop the attack, not out in space slowly suffocating. I feel so bad for her that she feels so trapped in by all the beings at the base too. I think that she was really scared, and the fact that she couldn’t breathe well made everything worse, because if you get anxious over one thing, it starts to snowball up to more and more and more. I also think that Emery is incredibly strong and brave. She does things that she never thought that she would be able to, and she’s able to stand up for what she thinks is right.

I really enjoy this world, and I can’t wait to see what K and Nicole have for us next.

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I got so mad at Breccan in this one. I mean, I get why he did what he did, and he’s the commander so he has to make the shitty decisions, but this one really could have had some very real life or death consequences to it. Of course, he redeems himself, so I guess I won’t smack him around too much or anything.

OK, that’s all for today! Go hit up the Zon and get your copy! Happy reading!