Friday, September 22, 2017

Book Review: 'Lokos' by Ashley L. Hunt

Colorado author Ashley L Hunt earned her degree in Philosophy at The University of Colorado. She lives in Denver where she creates stories with heroes with great strengths, physical and mental, and pairs them with strong heroines who test their limits, in the end finding deep, passionate love.

Science fiction is an acquired taste – and that taste seems to have infused the entire globe as books and television shows and games and movies all fight for top place in this genre. Ashley has her hand solidly in this realm, having published four series of books that deal with aliens peppered with erotica. She continues her new series – ALBATERRA MATES – and presents LOKOS as the fourth episode in the series.

Ashley knows how to launch a series about life on another planet that includes a visit from an earthborn creature whose presence creates the change in atmosphere the new planet poses) the new planet is of course Albaterra). She opens the stage for her main characters with some preparatory background so that when the new soon to be lovers meet we are aware of what they bring to the encounter.
The synopsis is brief but meaningful - A new beginning is on the horizon…but it may already be seeing its end. Celine is thrilled to be the first nutritionist and amongst the first civilians to colonize Albaterra, though she has no idea what to expect. After an alliance has been formed between humans and the A’li-uud, NASA begins recruiting volunteers willing to settle in designated wards across the alien planet, and she has signed up for the fifth wave along with her best friend. It was the opportunity of a lifetime and an adventure that was sure to be literally out of this world.

Few authors can match Ashley’s manipulation of alien romance with the sophistication she manages to mold her worlds and strange exotic creatures. Steamy, yes, erotic, yes, but always original and with a fine ending. Grady Harp, June 17
This book is free on Kindle Unlimited

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