*I received a free copy of Booty Hunter from Science Future Press via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Harem Station #1
Published by Science Future Press on May 27, 2019
Genres: Adult, BDSM, Erotica, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera
Bounty hunter, Serpint, has just returned to Harem Station with a prize addition to his brother’s elite collection of Cygnian princesses. But Serpint sacrificed a lot to bring this little gift home and now all he wants is some no-strings sex with a simple, obedient girl and a bottle of whiskey.
Enter Princess Lyra. She’s any filthy-minded rebel’s one-night-stand erotic dream. If you don’t mind her bad attitude and lack of… Luster
Not quite the obedient girl Serpint was craving. But Cygnian princesses are hard to pass up. Even one with dark secrets. Because they have a very special, very specific, sexual talent... They glow when they climax.
Lyra thinks she’s one of the strong ones. If anyone can resist an overzealous alpha like Serpint, it’s her. But his touch makes her light up like the sun. And she has never been with an AKEELIAN before—they have two—yes two—super LONG, super thick, super BIG... c**ks!
How long can she resist that?
Booty Hunter is the first book in Harem Station standalone series bursting with outlaw alpha aliens with extra appendages, runaway princesses with erotic surprises, and a whole new world of secrets, mystery, and sex. Each book is about 80,000 words and *comes* with a glowing HEA. KC Cross is the brand new sci-fi romance pen name of New York Times Bestselling author, JA Huss.
I have to admit, wifey, I had a great time with Booty Hunter. The characters were awesome, it was funny, it was suspenseful, and it was HOT! Good times all around. 😉
I agree, wifey! The humor actually had me laughing out loud more than once! I loved Harem Station, because what a novel place to include in a story, right? Especially as the story unfolded and things weren’t exactly as they seemed.
In the beginning, I was trying too hard to compare this to Huss’ Junco series. I hate that I do that – compare – but I couldn’t seem to help it. Anyway, once I stopped comparing and let Booty Hunter be its own thing, I really got into the story. Did you have a hard time getting into it or were you sucked in straightaway?
I did some comparing myself, in the beginning, but I really enjoyed the whole universe Huss created with Booty Hunter. Her characters were well done, too, and so I was sucked in quickly.
I liked Serpint from the start. It was heartwarming that we got to see the soft side of him, his grief and vulnerabilities. And I’m eager to know more about his and his brothers’ background. Lyra, I adored! She was feisty, mouthy, and perfect for Serpint. ha! What did you think of them upon first meeting them?
I loved Serpint, too. Even in the very beginning when I didn’t understand much about him, it was refreshing to be put into his life where Booty Hunter started. There was some vulnerability to him, and while he also was a complete badass, I loved that about him. Lyra was my kind of female character! I loved that she didn’t let anyone tell her what to do – even when she found herself in an impossible predicament.
Speaking of Serpint and his brothers, I found the dynamics between them and the roles they played intriguing. They each had their “job” and seemingly accepted their responsibility without question. I know we’ll get to know them all better but what was your initial feelings about them?
Yeah, the way they accepted their responsibility without question was both good and a little strange. Of course, I’ve read more books in the series now – so I totally get it. I enjoyed all of the Harem brothers very much. Because they had started as outcasts, and now, they were power players in the universe. And they could be ruthless, even if they also had a good moral code.
Lyra seemed to have a close relationship with her sister. After revealing more about herself and Nyleena, I was really curious about the Cygnian society. Again, I think we’ll learn more about her and her culture just as we will about the Akeelians but what did you think about their societal dynamics?
It’s a bit freaky, to be honest, how the Cygnian and Akeelians societies work. Booty Hunter was definitely more than a quick romp in space thanks to that – not that I’m really surprised. Huss always manages to have several layers to her stories and her characters, after all. Lyra was great, and I found that the secrets she kept, and how she even managed to hide some of her talents was very smart.
I liked how Huss dangled little bits of information for us – gave us a few puzzle pieces – where the Akeelians and Cygnians are concerned. I’m keen to learn more about their shared histories and how they ended up where they are currently – at odds. How about you?
Yeah, well, I’ve read the next two books now, so I guess I know more than you 😀 And I’m still curious, and I still want to know more. But some of the Akeelian and Cygnian mysteries are shared – at least a little bit – in Star Crossed and Big Dicker.
And then there’s ALCOR. He’s quite the AI, isn’t he? He’s funny, yet compassionate and also disciplined when necessary. He’s all-knowing and runs Harem Station smoothly. What do you think about him? And his role with Serpint and his brothers as well as the populace of Harem Station? It’s intriguing to think that an AI (and bots too, I suppose) could run a society like Harem Station – a place where the mix of beings is so diverse – so well. You know? Makes you think…
ALCOR is a bit scary! Yeah, he’s funny and compassionate, but he’s SO old! And if you think about what happened to Harem station before the brothers showed up, he is also ruthless, yeah? And it definitely makes you think. If we ever made actual sentient robots, there might be something like a revolution at one point. I think Harem Station was needed both for the humanoids and for the bots.
Huss really brought Harem Station to life, in my opinion. I loved the description of how it looked and how it was run. I liked that Harem Station brought together so many “outlaws” and they were able to coexist with, seemingly, little friction. Okay, okay, so there was a harem. A harem made up of kidnapped princesses… It couldn’t be perfect! 😉 What did you think of Harem Station?
I totally felt like I could find my way around Harem Station if I ever ended up there 🙂 Where to go, how to get a lift, and how careful I would have to be. You know, those kidnapped princesses didn’t seem to mind too much – apart from Lyra, that is. So yeah, there was a harem. But they could stop working there after five hundred spins (however much time that is.) I found the outlaw aspect to be so interesting – because they weren’t totally outside of the law. Since Harem Station worked, and there were definitely rules there, I guess those who felt outside of society in other places just felt like they belonged there.
Back to the slow dissemination of information and the suspense it created. What did you think of the culmination of events? Did you see that coming? I knew something was happening but I’m not sure I thought that. I’m interested to see where Huss takes that part of the story. You?
Oh my goodness! No, I did not see that coming. And I think that there are already many different way in which she can continue the series. Because she opened up several possible story lines with that ending.
Alright, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the HOT parts, right? I don’t read much space opera so I don’t have much comparison but I liked how Huss made these beings, um…unique. 😉 And I thought her sex scenes were pretty smexy. I also liked how that “myth” was incorporated, especially as it ended up being a piece of the puzzle. How did you feel about how Serpint and Lyra came together? (ha! See what I did there? 😉 )
Yum! Of course I loved the hot parts. Not sure if I could make it with an Alekeelian male, but it sure was fun to read about. You’re so clever – Serpint and Lyra made sense in a way, I guess. And at the same time, that builds on other kinds of lore, so that made something feel a little bit familiar in a way.
One last thing – I like the pun-ny titles for the series. And I like the new direction Huss is going with these stories. They’re “light” with some darkness rather than the other way around. It’ll be interesting to see if things stay that way. 🙂
I totally agree! The titles are awesome – and when we get the information about why those are the titles, it’s even funnier (or should that be punnier?). I love the fact that there’s a lot of humor, even if there is also darkness. Especially because there are some characters who are up for the challenge of making the dark more light.
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