Title: Claimings Tails and Other Alien Artifacts
Liam loves his life as a linguist and trader on the Rownt homeworld, but he has ignored his heart and sexual needs for years. He won't risk letting anyone come too close because he won't risk letting anyone see his deeply submissive nature. For him, submission comes with pain. Life burned that lesson into his soul from a young age. This fear keeps him from noticing that the Rownt trader Ondry cares for him.
Ondry may not understand humans, but he recognizes a wounded soul, and his need to protect Liam is quickly outpacing his common sense. They may have laws, culture, and incompatible genitalia in their way, but Ondry knows that he can find a way to overcome all that if he can just overcome the ghosts of Liam's past. Only then can he take possession of a man he has grown to love.
Author: Lyn Gala
Published by Loose ID Source: Purchased for Self
Published: January 29, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, Sci Fi Romance
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I have no idea why I find language barriers sexy but I do. Liam has been on the planet Prarownt for five years. He has used his skills as linguist to set up trades with the planets inhabitants. He studies them. He learns all he can about their language and the expressions they use when communicating. The Rownt’s nuances are many and complex. Liam is doing the best he can with what he has to work with. His new superior is making things difficult and when one of the Rownt’s notices it impacts the Liam’s whole world.
The human Liam has intrigued Ondry from the moment they began working trades together. Ondry has seen something in Liam that other humans have used, abused, and exploited in the past. The other Rownt’s just think Ondry is crazy for what he is claims to see in the human. One perceived wrong is all it takes for Ondry to protect his human in the way of the Rownt’s. Ondry makes the challenge for his human palteia.
The Prarownt world was interesting. They have a very different way of life compared to humans. Their culture is entirely different. The anatomy of a Rownt is also vastly different. Liam is trying to wrap his mind around all of the changes in his life that happen so suddenly. The language barrier is there smacking him in the face at every turn. The physical differences are leaving him on edge and needy. Ondry frustrates Liam with the cultural differences that need so much explaining. It all makes for a fascinating world.