Venomous Hunger

Mary Auclair
Venomous Hunger
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Eclipse Press
Release Date
May 2018
Book 2 of Eok Warriors
Action/Adventure Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

His lust could devour them.
Her love will free them both.

After being left for dead by her people, Aliena wakes up under the care of alien pirates. She escapes, only to be captured by a creature straight from her darkest nightmares, bent on the destruction of everything she holds dear.

An Eok warrior turned outlaw, Kamal is one to be reckoned with. He is on a mission for the Eok nation, and his only goal is to find and save the humans before he can return to his old life. He has no intention of allowing a headstrong human female to get in his way.

As Aliena embarks on a mission to rescue her uncle from Minister Knut's clutches, Kamal is at a crossroads. If he chooses help the human, the price might well be his own life.

When the Mating Venom unleashes its torment, Kamal has to decide. Will he change his ways and claim Aliena's heart, or is the life of an outlaw too hard to leave behind?

Publisher's Note: This steamy, thrilling sci-fi romance is the second in the Eok Warriors series, however it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jun 11, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
76 people found the following review helpful
And, just like that, Aliena's "entire life became dependent on the trust she was putting in an alien pirate."

If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that being bit by the mating bug, if unwanted, would be cause for annoyance. As a pirate, Kamal has space booty to plunder and I'm not referring to the delectable human female Aliena's booty. But when his species refers to the mating pull as venom, you have to figure that it's more than intense and really is much like VENOMOUS HUNGER.

Likes: I do have a fondness for sci fi romance between a human and another species. Even more so when the human is cause for frustration and good-natured grumbling, such as the relative merits of celibacy versus dealing with a female. And while there is a mating pull in this story, the insta-attraction is held at bay in favor of developing the story. I really enjoyed that it was a pirate, okay an honorable one, who came to the rescue of a dying species. Since this IS a romance, the seeming electrifying attraction between Kamal and Aliena was fun and got even better when they went into battle. Okay, less on the attraction and more on the fun of the battle.

If you like your sci fi/alien romances heavy on the sci fi with battles and posturing and the hard work that goes into saving an entire species, with a hearty dose of romance, then definitely one-click and get yourself a copy of Mary Auclair's VENOMOUS HUNGER. It's a fun read and comes with a momentous happily ever after.
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Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Jun 13, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
71 people found the following review helpful
VENOMOUS HUNGER is the second book in the Eok Warriors series, but it can be read as a standalone. I would recommend you do read book one first, but only because you'd be missing on a great story if you don't.

Aliena was one of the free humans living on earth, but became very sick. So when the Eoks arrived on earth, one of inhabitants of their village placed her where they knew she would be found, in the hope of getting her the medicines she needed. Kamal has been a pirate for ten years, ever since he left the Eok nation in disgrace for an action he would do again without hesitation. Working together to rescue the humans, these two face danger and betrayal.

Once again, this is an exceedingly well written story, with plenty of action, both in and out of the bedroom. A different cast of characters this time, with only a few mentioned from book one, they are nevertheless well thought out and fully rounded. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and I was thoroughly engrossed with the story.

An excellent addition to the series, and I look forward to reading more. Absolutely recommended by me.
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