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Cherished by Two

Soul Match 2

by Morticia Knight

Cherished by Two - Morticia Knight - Soul Match
Editions:Kindle - FIrst: $ 3.99
Pages: 201
ePub - First: $ 3.99Paperback: $ 12.99

Destiny rewards those who embrace it.

Chris and his alien soul matches, Lasar and Nary, are ready to deepen their new bond as mates. It’s also time for Chris to begin his training as a Nasha, or sub, and for Nary to embrace his new role as Ahna, or Dom, to Chris. As three in the soul match they are unique. Not only have Alasharians never matched with a human, they’ve never matched as three.

What makes them special also puts them in danger. The Supreme Soul Healer warned Chris that many changes were ahead, ones even more startling than the original invasion. They must keep their bond a secret until they know who they can trust.

Lasar and Nary are invited to a pleasure party by the Alasharian’s leader, the Nall, and are forced to bring Chris and his cousin, Morgan. But a terrifying turn of events sets in motion what might be the beginning of the end for them all, unless they can resist the Void.

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Publisher: Pride Publishing
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Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Big Character / Little Character, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Menage

Setting: Southern California desert

Languages Available: English

Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters


Lasar considered Chris. “We don’t understand what you just said, Chris. We can feel your fear within us, but your words didn’t explain why.”

Seriously? Doesn’t anything ever scare these warrior dudes? Chris hated how afraid he’d been for the past month, how out-of-control his life had become. That’s what it is. This constant sense of impending doom that I’m powerless to stop.

Nary allowed Chris to pull him down onto the bed but rolled to the side so that he wouldn’t crush him. He did, however, tug Chris flush to his body. “No, pet. There are many things you can control, even within the chaos.”

Chris frowned at him. “Are you sure you can’t read my mind?”


Lasar chuckled as he joined them both, lying on the tangle of covers next to Chris and opposite Nary. “I can’t speak for Nary, but even though my connection with you both is much stronger than I’m accustomed to since we added you as our third, I can’t literally see the words in my head.” Lasar placed a soft kiss on Chris’ neck and the barely perceptible hum of the soul match blossomed beneath his skin. “It’s more that I was thrust into a state of helplessness that I believed I had no control over. It was there in a flash, then gone, but it was very real.”

Chris winced. “Sorry. That sucks.”

Nary ran a hand underneath the loose garment Chris had thrown on when the Healer had unexpectedly shown up at the door. They’d all been naked and wrapped in each other’s arms, enveloped in an exhausted sleep as a result of their enthusiastic bonding. Nary caressed Chris’ stomach then let his hand drift farther down to skim Chris’ hardening length with his fingertips. Nary cupped Chris’ balls and he closed his eyes, biting his lip, moaning from Nary’s firm touch.

“What sucks, pet?” Nary rolled the sensitive orbs in Chris’ sac. “Do you need us to suck you?”

Chris groaned, the only response he could push out as Nary’s exploration continued with more fervor and Lasar captured his mouth in a bruising kiss. The soul match hum burst to life, growing, surrounding him and his lovers as if they were a single being. Nary slid down Chris’ body, shoving the robe higher until his heated breath wafted over Chris’ cock.

Chris whimpered as Nary flicked his tongue over the head of Chris’ dick. He arched his back as Nary encased his hardened length in the wet heat of his mouth.

Lasar latched onto one of Chris’ pebbled nipples and sucked while caressing and kneading Chris’ body. Within moments, his nuts tightened, and he was ready to shoot. He yelped as Nary tugged harshly on his sac and lifted his head off Chris’ cock. Lasar stopped torturing his nipples at the same time. Chris groaned in frustration as his erection slapped against his belly and from the loss of both his mates’ mouths on him.

“No, pet.” Nary appeared in his field of vision again, but his large hand remained firmly in control of Chris’ balls. “I want you to understand what it’s like to be denied.”

Chris frowned. “It doesn’t sound all that great, but you’re my Ahna, so…” Then he remembered what Lasar had done to Nary with the sounds. Oh shit. Not that. His breathing picked up a rapid pace. “But we’re going to go slow, right? Nothing too extreme? Please?”

Lasar cradled his shoulders and brought their mouths together. He kissed him slowly and deeply before passing him over to Nary, who also took his time exploring Chris with his tongue. At last, Chris’ heart had calmed and his breathing had evened out.

“No panic.” Lasar smiled down at him. “You have nothing to fear in our care, boy. What I did with Nary was a result of many, many parcels of time spent together, training his body to accept what I choose to give. Within the soul match connection, I’ll know—as will Nary—when an act is too much for you to handle. Let us guide you to the utmost in decadent pleasure.”

Reviews:Elizabeth on Joyfully Jay wrote:

In A Slave for Two, which I recommend you read, Lasar learned that Earth was conquered under false pretenses. Humans are not sex-hungry, half-men incapable of emotions and feeling. They are people, just like the Alasharians, with emotions and intelligence and desperately in need of saving. Lasar must discover who among his fellow warriors and fellow counselors he can trust. Who else is beginning to have doubts about their Nall? Who else might be willing to take action on behalf of the humans? And who might betray him.? Is his sister — consort to the Nall — also corrupted? It’s a heavy weight upon his shoulders and, as much as his nasha look to him for guidance, he looks to them for serenity, strength, forgiveness, and love.

I enjoyed this book more than I did the first one in the Soul Match series. Not only are the characters and their relationship being developed, but so too is their society. Lasar, in dealing with guards, or Councillors, gives us a look into how a dominant Alasharian behaves in public, and when dealing with Chris and Nary shows us the softer, gentler side of their society.

There is also greater emphasis upon the spiritual aspect of the plot, with a more attention paid to the dangers, and nature, of the Void. Call it magic or psionics or religion, it allows Chris, Nary ,and Lasar to feel each others emotions and occasionally each other’s thoughts. At times it feels overly convenient, as if the author didn’t want to spend too much time dealing with the potential jealousies that cannot help but erupt in any new relationship (be it duo or trio), but it works within the world Knight has created and serves a purpose in the story.

I will give one word of warning. There is an intense scene near the end of the book involving rape and torture, as well as non-consentual touching. While Chris and his cousin Morgan are not themselves assaulted, they are witness to it and affected by it. The scene is not gratuitous, nor is it explicit and it does play a role in the plot. But for those who might have an issue with such subjects, please read with care.

I was so pleased to be able to read and review this second book, and can’t wait for book three. And if we’re very good, will we get a book four?

Debbie on Archeolibrarian wrote:

What made this one for me, was the way each of the three soul bound mates dealt with each and every thing that came along. The way Lasar was teaching Nary, and indeed, a little vice versa. The way Chris was trying, so darn hard, to be the mate Lasar and Nary deserved, and the way Nary kinda slotted in between the two of them, beautifully!

The scenes between the three of them were very well written, and I LOVED the patience that both Lasar and Nary showed Chris. Loved that they were going at HIS pace, not theirs.

Oh and the Soul Healer, SHa Sha Ar, pops up again, with equally baffling sayings to Chris, who seems to be communicating more and more with The Soul Healer, through dreams and trances.

There is, I sincerely hope, much more to come from these three, and Morgan and maybe even Chris' mum, who Lasar found safe with his sisters. I dunno where this is going, but I so wanna see how it gets there!!

Read in one fell swoop, so...

5 full stars

Morningstar Ashley on wrote:

I am addicted to this series! And mad that I am because...well… cliffhangers! Oh, but I will keep reading them and waiting impatiently for the next to come out and straight into my grabby hands.

Book two’s progression was more about the triad between Lasar, Nary and Chris. Finding that place of balance in an unprecedented relationship to the aliens. Teaching Chris is a struggle since everything is so new to him add on top of that the revelations of what’s happening with the Void puts, even more, weight on his shoulders. He needs to let go and lean on his mates. Friendships are tested and Morgan is given to another but not before the Nall plays a dangerous game that gets people killed.

This author is gooood at giving us little tidbits to keep us following her suspense filled trail to answers without giving more away.We know the bad from the good but it’s how they are going to survive it all that we have to wait to find out.

Now I’m onto reading book 3, Hiding From Two!

About the Author

Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little hearts desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share—her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards, Divine Magazine and Love Romance Café.

Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the North Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.