What a ride (innuendo intended)! Lanie’s Choice is a unique blend of sci-fi and erotica with an undercurrent of 1970-80’s TV camp thrown in. But this description doesn’t really do it justice!
From the sci-fi aspect, this book holds its own. The ‘survivors’ are a group of human off-world colonists whose home, Paradise, was invaded and enslaved by aliens. In addition to enslavement, these aliens bring with them a virus which threatens every human in the colony. Our rag-tag group of survivors were among the few who did not succumb to the virus, but they were not left unchanged. The virus has mutated within them, leaving them permanently altered and with some nifty abilities. Escaping the remains of Paradise in an alien spaceship, they’ve set off in search of help before the alien invaders leave Paradise in search of greener pastures: namely, Earth. Although brief, the alien spaceship and its technology were well written & described. I appreciated the author’s attention to those details.
After crash-landing on a moon they believe inhabited by aliens who may be able to help them, Lanie and her two-man crew come face to face with their possible rescuers. Again, I was impressed with the aliens created. There are three distinct groups with unique features and physiology. Lanie quickly finds herself the linchpin in a deal with the aliens to secure their cooperation and assistance.
And this is where the story dives quickly into erotica. Lanie, with a scarred and traumatic past, must agree to ‘life bond’ with one (or more) of the aliens. But who will she choose? How can she choose, given the things done to her during Paradise’s occupation? Her hesitation is understandable, as is her quick acquiescence… I mean, come on, those aliens were hunky! Things get hot & steamy very quickly. I’m not gonna lie, I blushed. Frequently. Then I re-read a few scenes just for the fun of it. 😊
If you’re looking for a quick, steamy read then Lanie’s Choice is for you. I’ll definitely be reading on in the series. You can snag Lanie’s Choice as a FREE download via Kindle Unlimited HERE.