Review: Alien Hostage (Clans of Kalquor #10) by Tracy St. John

January 18, 2017 Review 0

Review: Alien Hostage (Clans of Kalquor #10) by Tracy St. John

Betrayal. War. The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons and the woman they love.

Tasha Salter is caught in a quandary: she wants to fall in love, but past trauma keeps her from commitment. The only people she trusts are her family, especially in this time of treason against the Kalquorian Empire. When she and her three-year-old cousin are abducted by the revolt’s shadowy leader, matters of the heart no longer apply. She finds herself in a battle for their survival.

Clan Falinset left Kalquor in self-imposed exile when their parents’ illegal activities threatened their honor. Dramok Falinset, Imdiko Nur, and Nobek Wekniz only want to be left alone to live their quiet lives. Yet the drumbeat of war is sounding as traitorous forces prepare to attack Kalquor. Worse still, the revolt’s leader wants his son Falinset at his side and refuses to take no for an answer.

A wild escape attempt throws Tasha and her young charge into the reluctant care of Clan Falinset. With betrayal in their past and war in their future, there is no reason to find love. Yet passion flares between those who should be enemies, leading Clan Falinset and Tasha to realize that they are not on opposite sides after all. Together they have the chance to heal.

Yet the sins of the fathers have come to rest on the shoulders of their sons. Falinset must make an impossible choice: bow to his father’s blackmail and turn traitor to the Empire or doom his clan by saving the young princess of Kalquor and the woman he’s fallen in love with.

Reader Advisory: This book contains BDSM situations including bondage, D/S, spankings, and multiple partners.

Title: Alien Hostage
Author: Tracy St. John
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Alien Embrace, Alien Rule, Alien Conquest, Alien Salvation
Series: Clans of Kalquor #10
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Alien Embrace, Alien Rule, Alien Slave
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: July 26th 2016
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Sci Fi Romance, Menage, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 383 pages
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

What an amazing book! I am totally in love with all things Kalquor! Even though this is book ten of the Clans of Kalquor series, Tracy St. John continues to give us fresh stories and interesting scenarios! I am literally addicted to this world and look forward to every book! Of course there are more and more characters that deserve their stories told so I can’t wait to whose tale is told next!

Each book kind of builds on the previous books, but they can be read independently of each other. Some previous characters do make appearances that enhance the story but you are never lost.

First things first. Kalquor clans are made up of three Kalquor species: Dramok-the clan leader, Imdiko-the clan nurturer or healer, and Nobek-the clan protector. Most clans would like to add a Matara to give them heirs, but Kalquor is dying. A virus wiped out the fertility of the Kalquor females. The only choice they have is to procreate with Earthers, that have shown to be a good match, and develop a hybrid race. There is a growing force that wants to keep Kalquor free of Earthers and the hybrids. They do not care that the race would completely die out, they want Kalquor to be pure when it does.

Civil war is looming. Those currently in power, the Imperial Clan, have an Earther for a Matara and have hybrid children set to eventually inherit the throne. The opposition wants a pure Kalquor and wants to rid the planet of Earthers and the hybrids they have bred.

Tasha is a Matara in the making and has been “interviewing” clans. She’s not real serious though because her past gives her issues. When she and her three-year old cousin are kidnapped, she’s forced to dig deep, stay alive, and find a way to escape. When an opportunity presents itself, she’s thrust into the care of Clan Falinset. Although reluctant, Tasha and Clan Falinset find they need each other in order to get the young princess to safety.

This book ticks all the boxes! I loved it. Clan Falinset fast became one of my favorite clans! They felt raw and real. No fluff. They are sound by themselves, but when Tasha was added-wham! The chemistry is explosive and she seemed to be the puzzle piece the clan never knew they were missing! Their sex is off the charts! Very inventive and seemed to have specific real implications within the story. The author didn’t just add scenes in for the heck of it. What was there-and there was a lot, was there for specific reasons. I like that.

Overall this story was sound, it has intriguing characters, and we are even visited by some old friends. This is definitely a favorite in the series for me and I continue to look forward to whatever Tracy St. John comes up with next!

 

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