Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain

Title: Alien Revealed
Author: Lilly Cain
My Rating: B

Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Series: The Confederacy Treaty #1
Main Characters: David and Alinna
Release Date: June 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Carina
Links to Purchase:

Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making "m'ittar"--mind contact--with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she's a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David's dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.
Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever...
My Review:

I adore sci fi books, but admit to worrying about them when they involve sex among humans and an alien life form....that sometimes can get a little bit "different" especially in the spicier novels. But Lilly Cain has found an exceptional balance here. Alinna is an alien, but on the surface she looks just as human as we are. The difference with the Inarrii race is that they have nerve endings on their skin surface which appear like tribal tattoos. For Alinna, these curve around all her erogenous zone....I mentioned they were nerves, right?? Yeah, this whole aspect of the story was really HOT. Also Inarrii's have a sort of mental telepathy especially when touching. hmm, yeah, this is an alien race, but the ways they are different from humans is INCREDIBLY sexy. It made for a fabulously fun novel to read!

I really enjoyed both these characters. They are both very career driven and worried about their jobs. David is on the verge of commanding a mission to space and trying to keep that from falling apart at the last moment, which he's really worried about. Alinna is supposed to simply observe earth and humans. She is not an undercover agent and doesn't deal well with lying. When she crashes to earth, it's assumed she's someone else, she goes along with it, but it's incredibly stressful for her...something which is incredible difficult for Inarrii's to deal with. 

The thing is, David has some unknown telepathic abilities and he connects to Alinna without even realizing he's doing it. She's so desperate for the contact that she allows it. They form a bond and a connection because of that. This is a story about First Contact for the alien and human races. I liked the way it all fell into place because David and Alinna had that connection before the alien factor ever came into place. They have the mental connection and that works really well as a First Contact tool.

This was the start of the series and I'm excited to see where these two races go after this First Contact...such a creative way to start a great sci fi series!

About the Author:
Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.
Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate.
When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.
Media Links:
Website – www.lillycain.com
Publisher (books also available on Amazon etc, and available as an audiobook at Audible.com) www.carinapress.com

1 comment:

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

Lady, you really need to stop making my TBR pile grow. It is already at a point where I can't handle it. LOL, I love my sci fi erotics. Gotta go get this one now. Thanks for sharing.