- Book Title: The Klockwerk Kraken
- Author: Aidee Ladnier
- Publisher: MLR Press (May 28, 2015)
- Book Length: 155 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Sci-fi
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: July 23, 2015
I’m excited to welcome Aidee Ladnier to GGR today, so Welcome Aidee and thank you for bringing our readers a plethora of information and giveaways.
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You are probably wondering a guy with tentacles? That was my first thought also, but since I don’t read enough Sci-fi I decided to give this one a try. I’m really happy that I did I was really impressed with the story line and how the characters fit all of those tentacles in.
Wanting to be his own man Teo opens a bar on the far reaches of the galaxy. Jimenez is an ex slave turning spacer and is on the outpost Teo is at to buy a cruiser. You get the usual meet and greet, Teo thinks Jimenez is hot (which he is) and Jimenez thinks the same of Teo, only Teo has a few extra appendages.
This was a really good romance, it built slowly. The characters really got to know one another, Teo learned that he wanted Jimenez in his life and Jimenez really wanted Teo, tentacles and all. The characters were well rounded and the characters actually exuded emotion off of my Kindle, this is a sign of a well written story.
The sex was oof! (that means good) Just imagine being on the receiving end of a man with 2 hands and 6 other appendages caressing your body. I know what you are thinking “That sounds a little weird”, trust me I thought the same thing but in this case it really worked. Jimenez found comfort surrounded by ALL of Teo, Aidee did an exceptional job of writing about the tentacles but not making them a THING, they were just a part of Teo, they felt natural.
If you have never ventured into Sci-fi and you enjoy romance I really recommend going on Teo and Jimenez’s adventure, it is filled with drama, eroticism, horniness and sensuality.
The Book Description:
When the right space pilot walks into his bar, a desperate bartender uses all his wiles (and tentacles) to talk the man into business and his bed–but the spacer is still enslaved by his past and isn’t sure he can deal with a two-handed lover, much less one with six.
As the supply shipments stop coming, Teo Houdin needs all his tentacles to keep his waystation bar open. Facing a riot by thirsty miners stranded in the backwater of the galaxy, Teo helps a greenie space pilot buy a ship in return for a regular haul of liquor. But he longs for the courage to invite the enigmatic spacer to fill his lonely bed as well.
Still smarting from his newly implanted navigational ports, Jimenez knows owning his own ship will prevent him from ever being bought and sold again. For a former slave, transporting cargo through the emptiness of space sounds like paradise, but after meeting the compassionate and sexy Teo, his heart feels empty, too.
At the edge of the galaxy’s spiral arm, can Teo convince Jimenez that the heart has its own tentacles and theirs should be entwined forever?
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Aidee Ladnier began writing fiction at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee’s to write both romance and erotica with a little science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.
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Jimenez opened the bar’s airlock and the urge to run out again washed over him like a splash of cold water. He commanded his frozen legs to shuffle forward and inside. This could turn ugly if he lost his concentration for even a moment. But he wouldn’t. He’d been practicing, becoming accustomed to groups larger than this for revs now.
He could be just like everyone else.
None of them would see the scars on his back or the brand of his tattoo that had marked him since puberty.
Men and women filled half the tables and booths, some laughing and drinking, a few puffing blue smoke. The gaming tables on the side were empty, while a lone player at the billiard table opposite pocketed ball after ball. The room rang with loud voices, clinking glasses, and raucous music.
Jimenez slid into an empty spot at the pale stone bar and caught sight of the clearest, happiest eyes he’d ever seen, a shade lighter than the man’s tousled brown mop above. A dimple quirked at the side of his full lips, mesmerizing Jimenez. The loud voices behind him slid away and for a moment, it was quiet in his mind. Jimenez flinched when his shoulder was jostled and the spell broke.
“Hey, you okay, buddy? First time? What can I pour for you?”
Jimenez blinked, realizing the tall bartender was speaking to him. The man’s smiling eyes crinkled at the corners of his bronzed face. Jimenez swallowed, and he ducked his chin, trying not to stare again, trying to hide his hot cheeks. He’d never been so close to such a handsome man.
“Did you want a drink?” The bartender quirked an eyebrow.
“Yeah… I mean yes. Whiskey neat.” His voice came out gruffer than he expected.
“Bourbon, Scotch, Rye…?”
“Surprise me.” It was a game Jimenez played. He’d order whiskey and discover what the bartender served. If he reached for the rail bottle closest to hand, it meant he would pour either the cheapest or the local favorite. If he pulled something from the top shelf, the bartender angled for a bigger tip. But if he grabbed a decanter off to the side or behind another bottle, he’d score the bartender’s personal pick.
“Coming right up.”
The bartender raised a tentacle in greeting, calling out to another patron.
Oh, God. The man was a Pod.
Of course he was.
In a joint named the Klockwerk Kraken, who better to tend the bar than a tentacled man?