Kithran Regenesis, Book #4
Note: This erotic novel was originally published with Samhain Publishing through my pen name, Dani Worth. Only the cover has changed. The content is the same.
Origin, The Kithran Regenesis, Book 4
After fourteen years enslaved on a galaxy-roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her and her beautiful home planet—Kithra. When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning and remain a slave, or take a chance on freedom.
Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last—and most beautiful—of Kithra’s inhabitants takes precedence. Siri tastes freedom long denied…and the temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators.
But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all—to let her pirate lovers go.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Questioning
Tropes: Alpha Character, Badass Hero, Criminals & Outlaws, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, Menage, Out for You, Rescue, Star-Crossed Lovers, Trapped Together
Word Count: 62000
Setting: Planets, Spaceships
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Jeffe Kennedy on Goodreads wrote:
You know when you’re in one of those awful reading funks where nothing sounds good and everything quickly becomes boring? Well, I recommend this series as the perfect remedy to smack you right off that funk train. Sensually enticing, heart wrenching feels, luscious three-way loving, all topped with intergalactic intrigue! *SMACK* You’re welcome. 😉
Now, you don't have to read the whole series, but in my opinion, you’d be depriving yourself of one of the most genuine things about these books - The characters and their relationships with each other. Ms Worth writes some of the most fleshed out, captivating characters you could hope to read. Each one screaming to have their own stories told.
As it was with Clay & Anders in Catalyst. I’m not gonna lie, their snarky banter, crazy pirate ways, and off the charts, sexual tension gripped me like a vice and made me its unabashed slave.
In Origin, we are introduced to Siri. Clay, Anders, and their team of space pirates rescue Siri from an “entertainment” ship where she has been held prisoner since she was 9 and tortured for the last 14 years. I mean, holy crap! 14 years! That is one strong woman to not have broken by now. Let me tell you, I was rooting for Siri from the get-go. Even knowing she was meant for my men. But, I love survivor stories, and with all the things she’d been forced to endure…well, I was just aching for her to heal and break free from her fears. For her to finally be happy and know what touches of love feel like. Reluctantly, I allowed this to happen with my men Clay and Anders.
Clay & Anders have this unique type of chemistry. It’s like a live wire strung throughout the book just waiting to singe and scorch you to your bones. Well, Siri sees this right away and vows that she owes it to them to find out why they refuse to be together. Gut-punching feels ensue and I die a bit more knowing how wrong it is that they were not always together.
However, without spoiling too much, I will say things do end extremely promising for more Siri, Anders, Clay brilliance to appear in the final(?) installment, Redemption. Where it appears (view spoiler) will, hopefully, be redeemed. Yay! Another love of mine, (view spoiler)
I already used a bunch of quotes in my updates, and I tend to give too much away when I allow these reviews of mine to ramble on for too long. Therefore, I will leave you with one last tiny morsel that just happens to occur in my new favorite shower scene…Enjoy!
Anders slicked back Clay’s hair, got more soap and began to gently scrub the captain’s scalp. Clay still didn’t take his eyes off Ander’s face, not even when soap threatened to sting them. I held my breath, touched by what neither man was saying out loud. Anders rinsed his hair, making sure to tilt his head back so the soap didn’t get in his eyes. The whole time, he ran his fingers through the captain's hair and stared back into his eyes.
Clay cracked a smile, starting to look more alert. He shook his head and leaned forward to rest his forehead on Anders chest. “What am I going to do with you?”
“I have lots of ideas,” Anders murmured against the top of his head.
SQUEE! I have such a longing to never let this trio go!
Cindy Aleo on RT Book Reviews wrote:
A friend (@e_bookpushers) suggested this book (and series) to me. This is the fourth and I found myself very comfortable starting here. Amazingly enough, I really enjoyed the menage elements - sexy and enticing without seeming implausible. The worldbuilding and series arc is strong and well thought out. I enjoyed this so much, along with the glancing appearances of previous characters, that I'm going back to start the series from the beginning now! Very tasty read.
Worth has built a fascinating alien world with this series, some reminiscent of favorite sci-fi, and some all new. The unique set-up that shows Clay and Anders as almost-but-not-quite lovers and Siri as the person who can bridge the gap between them gives readers a front-row seat in rooting for them to finally consummate their obvious feelings for each other. The ending may be a bit too pat, but you’ll find yourself dreaming of Kithran food eaten under the stars seen through a view screen.
Siri has been held captive on a pleasure ship for 14 years, tortured and used as a sexual pawn by her master. When she’s rescued by pirates Claybourne and Anders, she discovers what freedom is like when they promise to return her to her home world. But even the rebuilding of Kithra isn’t as enticing as Claybourne and Anders, and she’s determined to enjoy everything about her new life — and see the two friends become lovers.
In Kindle Unlimited! MMF space opera romance in the Kithran Regenesis Series. Originally published with Samhain Publishing.