Monday, November 3, 2014

Black Hole Bounty Review Tour

Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but when you’re in a black hole you make your own damn destiny.

It’s not every day you get abducted by an alien general, but then, Jerusa Whichab isn’t having an average day. Earth is fading from view and she’s got a decision to make – cooperate with her despotic, yet unnervingly attractive captor or receive an injection of goo. General Toyeb can’t be trusted, and his body-healing, mind-blowing Theta waves leave her panting for more. But what choice does she have if she’s to stay alive?

None, if enemy bounty hunter Berwyck dal Korth has his way. Intent on capturing Jerusa, he performs a binding ritual to ensure she cannot escape him – a ritual with unforeseen side effects for both of them. Forced into hostile proximity, Berwyck and Jerusa battle to subdue their rising attraction, but will they conquer their desire – or succumb?

“Escaping me isn’t in your best interests.”

Something in Berwyck’s tone made me wary, but for once I had the upper hand and I was going to slap him with it. “Here’s the deal—you keep your blood bank safe until we get to the compound and I’ll help you beam out the Uneg you need. Comprende?”

“It’s you who doesn’t understand.” He expelled a long breath. “As part of the healing ritual I performed I fed you my varr.”

Varr…Now, where had I heard that word before? I rubbed at the scar on my neck and recoiled. “The liquid you poured down my throat was your venom? The same stuff you injected under my skin so you could track me?”

“This varr is different,” he said stiffly.

“But just as gross.” My stomach roiled. How much had I swallowed in the past five days? Inside my body I had Berwyck’s vile, disgusting venom mixing with vile, disgusting meat. Did he collect it from a gland in his mouth similar to the rhendar’s before he gave it to me, or—oh, God, did he squeeze it out of his veins? Whatever the case, it was rising to the back of my throat. “I’m going to be sick.”

“Your body won’t expel my varr,” Berwyck said, through my dry-heaves. “The ritual I performed forces you to accept it as nourishment, not venom. It won’t make you sick, but—” He waited until he had my full attention. “It exacts a price.”

Huh? “I don’t have money.”

“Not money.”   

My Review:
3 stars
So, to start with, this was a fun story. The plot is interesting and unusual, plus it involves sci-fi, which I love. I loved the aliens and the author did a great job creating this world and these aliens. I liked Berwyck (the male lead) well enough, and I was drawn into parts of the story. 

However, I was expecting a lot from the book after I read the blurb, and while I enjoyed the story, I was a bit underwhelmed. The biggest disappointment was Jerusa. This was a perfect set-up for a strong heroine, but Jerusa just didn't deliver. She was constantly complaining and not doing anything to change her situation. She's the definition of a damsel in distress, and annoyed the heck out of me by the end. There were a few more minor areas that annoyed me, but the lack of real characterization was the biggest. Plus, the cliffhanger ending partially annoyed me as well.

All in all, this was an okay read for me. I see a lot of potential in not only this series, but also this author, and I will probably be giving book 2 a read as well when it comes out.

October 13: Book Enthralled - promo
October 20: Books Are Magic
October 20: Wake Up Your Wild Side
October 27: Unabridged Andra's
November 3: Sharing Links and Wisdom
November 10: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
November 10: Mixed Book Bag
November 17: Lilac Reviews
November 24: A Cup Of Tea and A Big Book
December 1: Into the Dreaming

Author Bio and Links:
Sienna spent her adolescence staring at the dark skies over the Caribbean coast of Panama, dreaming up romantic adventures she now delights in writing down. She reads, writes and revels in romance, and she’s attracted to off-beat, sexy characters—in fiction and in real life! These days she lives a long way from the Caribbean, but when she drags her husband and children to Hermitage Castle to gaze at the stars, the vast beauty of space makes her feel at home.  Who knows, maybe an alien will pop down and invite them on a ride?

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  1. Hi there, and thanks for hosting Black Hole Bounty and for the honest review! I had a lot of fun writing this book-- plucking a young woman from everything familiar and plunging her into a hostile world where she'd basically powerless and has to do the best she can--and I'm so glad you found it enjoyable (for the most part, I think!) I'm happy to report that, after going though the adventures and tribulations of Book One ( to slowly change her perspective on her own abilities), Jerusa's character arc in Book Two is one of taking control and deciding her own destiny. Atlapans and Molari beware! LOL. All the best, Sienna.

    1. That's great to hear about Jerusa's character taking the reins in the next book. Makes me super excited to see what's next!!

    2. I did find it mostly enjoyable aside from the parts I wrote about in my review. I can't wait to see the changes in Jerusa in book 2, glad to have you :)