Title: Slave for Two (Soul Match: Book One)
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 155 Pages
Category: Sci-Fi, BDSM, Menage
At a Glance: A new series from Morticia Knight? Yes, please!
Reviewed By: Jennifer
Blurb: What is destined cannot be changed.
Chris has had a monumentally bad month. First, an aggressive band of aliens invaded the Earth, conquered the world, and now he’s fighting for survival in the mountains with his family and the neighborhood bigot. Just because he’s barely out of his teens and a bit on the scrawny side doesn’t mean he can’t watch out for his mom, sisters and younger cousin. Chris keeps searching for the brighter side of things, but his humor is wearing thin. Fear can do that to a guy.
Lasar and Nary are a soul matched pair of warriors from Alashar. Lasar is Nary’s Ahna, the one who dominates him, and Nary is the Nasha, or submissive, to Lasar. Every Alasharian, regardless of orientation, needs the balance of the power exchange to exist peacefully within their lifelong soul match bond. When Lasar is awarded a war prize, he sends Nary to look over the recent arrivals.
Chris and his cousin Morgan are captured and sent to the slave cages where they discover from the other imprisoned young men that they are destined to be sex toys for alien pairs. When one of those aliens saves Chris and his cousin from being abused by the slave master, Chris hopes that the seemingly kind alien won’t be too horrible an owner.
Lasar and Nary are finally alone together with their new sex slave, ready to enjoy their reward. However, in the middle of their playtime a shocking event occurs that not only disrupts Chris’ world even more than it already has been, but also challenges everything that Lasar and Nary have always held dear. As Lasar searches for answers, he begins to question the reasons behind the Earth invasion and where his loyalties should really lie. As their Ahna, he must be the one who decides whether they will all be safer together, or apart.
Review: Right now, my favorite BDSM author is Morticia Knight. I have read and reviewed two of her other series, and when I saw this one, I was ecstatic. First of all it’s BDSM, so of course I’m going to love it. But sci-fi? With aliens? SWOON.
This book is a little different from her contemporary and historical BDSM series because it’s sci-fi, and that’s okay. I was glad it wasn’t identical because it would have felt strange. In this world the author has crafted, readers see Chris and his family shortly after Earth has been invaded by the Alasharians. These aliens are big, powerful beings that easily overwhelm Earth and settle in. Those who fight back are killed. Those who are smaller and weaker are taken away to be sex slaves.
While this might sound awful, the story builds and reveals much about the aliens. There have been misunderstandings and miscommunications from the beginning, not only between humans and Alasharians, but the aliens and their commanders. They aren’t all horrible, and they have a very good reason for seeking refuge on Earth. They just… did it the not so good way.
After Chris and his cousin Morgan are taken by the aliens, they find themselves at their mercy. However, when Nary sees Chris, he knows he is the one they must have and takes Chris and Morgan into his protection. What comes next is a journey of discovery and awakening love that might just save two species.
I enjoyed the alien culture Knight has built into this novel. The Alasharians have a fascinating approach to relationships that are built on BDSM principals. Each relationship, whether gay or straight, has a Dom and a sub. These two beings balance each other. While not all people find their perfect soul match, they try, and when they find them, the bond is unbreakable.
Chris is young, so I thought his reactions and dialogue were given in earnest. He’s terrified, and rightfully so. Same with Morgan. I look forward to seeing them grow. I also look forward to seeing Nary and Lasar grow with their newfound awareness of humans and themselves.
If you like Morticia Knight, reading this series will be a no-brainer. If you like sci-fi, give it a shot! I eagerly await the next book and wonder how it will be set up. Unlike the other two series I’ve read, this one does not feel like it will move on to a new character for the second book. Too much is left unfinished with Chris, Nary, and Lasar. I do, however, look forward to seeing more of Morgan!
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