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"As a general rule, you won't find the love of your life while you're on your knees under a table." -- Helios Dayspring

Pasha is a slave, whoring for travelers at the most dangerous bar on Warlan. He has no memory, no future of his own, yet deep inside Pasha knows that that he is meant for better things. The day that Pasha spots the dangerous pirate in the bar, he knows t

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Published January 25th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC
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Manny
Oct 11, 2013 Manny marked it as to-read
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The following brief review by Mark Monday was removed by Goodreads for breaking their censorship policy, but is reposted here in accordance with the Hydra principle. Let me start by presenting the review itself:
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[I am actually quite enthusiastic about reading this one! it looks enjoyable. but I really couldn't resist using the title for my own sordid little joke.]
Mark encouraged people to
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This started off VERY strong.

I have a weakness for the "hidden prince" theme, especially combined with space, sex slavery, or any matter of kinky interspecies action. I was immediately taken by the brisk pace, the amount of sex (hells yeah!), and the chemistry between Griffin and Helios (love that name!). I was 4-starring this book until I found myself getting... irritated.

For one, let's talk about the errors. I simply can't stand really obvious editing issues, and this hit on one of my hot b
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Monique ~ Sinfully
Sep 26, 2012 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it really liked it
A Science Fiction Novella of a love that transcends the Universe. 3.5 Stars.

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We are told the story through Pashas eyes, it is simple in it's delivery and he seems strangely disassociated from what is happening to him...he is calm, compliant and submissive, as all slaves and whores must be, wanting only to serve their master.

Pasha a slave and a whore, is owned by an alien of reptilian form, Ushma. Pasha has no memories of his life beyond this time, but somewhere in the depths of his mind he belie
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Mel
Jul 27, 2010 Mel rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, e-book, favorites
Don’t judge a book by its cover (and its title), because this one harbors a surprisingly sweet and engaging story.

Pasha is a sex slave with no recollection of his past. He doesn’t know who he was, who he is or who he is going to be, but he does feel there’s something more for him out there. And when a stranger walks into a bar, he knows not to let him slip away.
And so begins the story of Pasha/Helios and Griffin.

I liked the world McBride created and the plot was engaging and layered. The sex
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
2.5 Needed More Chastity Stars

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Space opera. The ultimate space opera was the only place my head went only in this rendition Han and Luke would get it on. It started off so good. We meet Pasha and he's a slave to U'shma. Slave boys don't get to have erections. They are to serve the customers so you know what that means. Chastity!!!!

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In case you don't know, I'm a fan of chastity. A big un.

Pasha's working one night when the rakish Captain Griffin Hawke. He looks like a pirate with the eye patch/all
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Jason Bradley
Mar 12, 2010 Jason Bradley rated it really liked it
This was a really well written story with characters that I felt invested in. The sex was awesome and I kept wanting to turn back to the cover to see them there, which doesn't always happen with books. For once the descriptions built a picture within my mind that matched the beautiful artwork on the cover. Although the ending was a little sappier than I would like, I am excited to hear that there is going to be a second book.
Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
I've seen this around a lot and because I really like these yaoi style illustrated covers, have been drawn to reading it but because of the usual ' Ive got so many books to read before I get round to this " problem, Its taken me a heck of long time and now Im wondering why because I really liked this.

A tale of lost kings and treachery, it is has touches of fantasy but the Space Opera comes from its word building, planet hopping and Space Cruisers ... the bar scene at the beginning made me thi
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Kassa
Feb 11, 2010 Kassa rated it really liked it
This book has received high praise from the usual suspects even though a few said it’s not perfect but still great. So intrigued, I set about reading this knowing very little about the plot – I didn’t even read the blurb – and expecting a great sci-fi book. Well the setting is simply fabulous and definitely delivers for any fan, creating a complex and fascinating culture. The characters of Helios and Griffin are well beyond classic stereotypes and bring a great conflict and interplay into the mi ...more
julio
Feb 27, 2014 julio rated it it was ok
Fun, sexy, and enough story to satisfy, even if only toward the beginning. A nice read, with unexpectedly tender bits and heartwarming implications.
Audrey
The short review:

It was hot. It was good. It was weird. It was exciting. It was emotional. It was fun.

I really liked it.


The extended version:

This book started off with a bang. (Er...pun...possibly intended?) "Pasha" is a beautiful whore with no name, no history, no age, and no memory. He's simply the possession of a humanoid "owner" who whores him out to support his gambling habits. So when Pasha finds himself at a seedy bar where it's too dangerous even for female whores, he's not surprised an
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Bookwatcher
Nov 14, 2010 Bookwatcher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, erotica, glbt-gay
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I just finish this book and I still have tears in my eyes!
Soooo touching! All story is heartwarming, and the end! So tearjerker!

About the story
Captain Griffin Hawke has the weight of his people on his back. His world was conquered, he lost everything, and his only hope is find the lost king, to restore Astrum. Who is this king? Helios Dayspring.
No, Griffin is not the narrator of this book... Pasha is... who is Pasha? He is the narrator of the book, and I'm not spoiling your story be
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Jenre
Oct 22, 2011 Jenre rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance, sci-fi
I'm a sucker for a PL Nunn cover so when I saw this book at Loose Id I clicked on the link to see what it was all about. My interest was further piqued by it being a sci-fi romance and an amnesia plot. I must say that I was glad to have taken a risk with this new-to-me author because I greatly enjoyed An Uncommon Whore.

The story begins in a seedy bar on a planet made mostly of dust. The bar itself is a popular stop off point for travellers and miners who come to the planet to work. The bar is al
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Bev
May 26, 2013 Bev rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Fans
Mixed reviews for this one, but I really liked it. 4 stars and a big from me!!

Another shortie review....too many books ...not enough time .

Pasha is a slave/whore on the planet of Warlan who knows nothing of his past, but feels that there must be more to his life than he is currently being forced to endure. Enter Griffin Hawke, space pirate, who negotiates with Pasha's 'owner' Ushma to keep Pasha for the night....we then discover that 'Pasha' is not 'Pasha' but Helios Dayspring, prince of Arash
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
How would you feel to not remember anything but the present? Would it ease your mind or would you always want to know what happened in the past? Pasha knows he’s an uncommonly handsome sex slave and that there was a past. He just can’t remember it. During one of his sexual servitudes, being pimped out by his master, he spies upon a man that he desperately wants, but doesn’t know why. This man is a scarred pilot of a ship, Griffin. Griffin is a desperate man, trying to keep his people together wh ...more
Heather C
I really loved this story even though sci-fi/spaceship fantasies usually aren't my favorite. I probably would have been hesitant to read this if I would have read the blurb. Surprisingly, the spaceship parts didn't really bother me at all since I liked the story and the characters too much. Helios and Griffin were sweet and hot together. (view spoiler) ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
For some reason though I owned this since 2012, I had never read it. I'm glad I did now because it was a very enjoyable story with the added bonus of having some extremely hawt sex scenes. And, the scenes weren't just thrown in to make the story more interesting. They fit the story of Helios, a prince who was captured and sold into slavery when his kingdom was destroyed. He's spent years in captivity, with no memory of his former life since a memory clearing chip was implanted in his brain.

But
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Andi
Mar 04, 2010 Andi rated it it was amazing
Intrigued by the title, I found and read an excerpt. I loved the voice of the protagonist, and I also greatly appreciated the fact that it was a clean and technically excellent text. On those grounds, I acquired the ebook and read it swiftly, finding it more than lived up to my expectations. The use of amnesia as a device to unfold the story worked well here, lending a pace to the tale that kept me reading for the answers. The world-building, while spare, was sufficient to create a sense of plac ...more
Angel Martinez
Jan 19, 2014 Angel Martinez rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-sf
OK, I'm torn on this one. There are issues - of suspension of disbelief, of consistency, of pacing - but...

Darn it but I liked the characters. Very much so. And there lies my weakness. Even though it's told first person, which distances us from Griffin, I still found myself drawn in within the first few pages.

Were there points where the sex overrode the plot? Yep. Especially at the beginning. Were there points when I said, now, wait a sec, that's just too convenient? Yep.

But Helios is a resili
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Oct 30, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I loved this book. Such a sweet story. Both of the main characters were great

ETA: After second time reading it; still loved it.
Alvin
Mar 16, 2014 Alvin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Who likes M/M Romance and Sci-fi
Shelves: intergalactical
WHAT IS IT WITH BOOKS THAT HAVE BAD COVERS?

I have no idea.
For me, this read was a gem. I was very pleasantly surprised of how good this book was. I loved it.

Really liked the writing. The plot was really good. The balance of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, kink, angst and emotion were apparent. The story was well rounded. I'm not fond of sci-fi reads but I really liked this one.

I also loved the characters. At the beginning I'm doubting the believability of Lio & Grif's romance. But as I read on,
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Vicktor Alexander
Aug 12, 2011 Vicktor Alexander rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: M/M Romance Group
Okay, to be honest when I first saw the title for this book I was a little shocked, at the same time, very intrigued. This was the fourth book in the m/m genre that I ever read and I was not disappointed. From the first paragraph I was hooked and Mrs McBride held me hooked all the way to the end. Anyone that's read my blog or other reviews of mine know that I'm a little bit of an epilogue whore myself and I often find myself disappointed when a book that's so good ends with the couple admitting ...more
Trix
May 31, 2011 Trix rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-novels, fantasy, sword
A book deserving a 4 star rating.

Based on the summary, I expected 2 pov in the story: Helios and Griffin. And I really wanted to read the part where Helios would say "As a general rule, you won't find the love of your life while you're on your knees under a table." Sadly, that quote was only included in the summary, not the actual story and Helios was the one to tell the tale. And yes, I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more action, fighting scenes, intrigue as that is what the story ind
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Chappy
I loved this book...the cover is awesome; Helios and Griffin look super sexy.

This story sucked me in right away and the steaminess had me melting.

Great writing and plot. The characters felt so real.

Buying book 2 right now!!!
Casey
Apr 05, 2011 Casey rated it liked it
This was one of those books that starts out great then loses its way. The opening was provocative and it gave me high hopes. The tension sagged a little then perked up then sagged again without recovery BUT, it was still entertaining. I didn't stop reading, almost, but not quite. If it had kept its pace and tension it would be a 4 star read easily. As it is, it's sort of 2.5. I've given it 3 because I love the characters.

Pasha and Griff are well rounded and good together. I was disappointed the
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Jan 09, 2011 Emanuela ~plastic duck~ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emanuela ~plastic duck~ by: Stacey Jo
Shelves: sci-fi, romance
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DaisyGirl
3.0 Stars

Pasha is a sex slave with no memory of who he was before becoming a slave. When Captain Griffin Hawke walks into one of the most dangerous bars on Warlan, Pasha is immediately drawn to the pirate and is determined to not let him slip away. Griff is appalled to discover that the whore servicing him is none other than Helios Dayspring, his lost king. Griff plots Pasha's escape and they return home.

This was an enjoyable story. It was a fantasy set in space. In my experience, however, ther
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Valentina Heart
The story is rather romantic in it's seriousness, and I found it to be quite engaging because of it. It has just enough love in it, mingled with the harshness of the world they live in and the politics that rule them. Both characters are very strong and very proud, even in their humility they shine. But the affection between them is what makes this book sparkle.
The ending is rushed and in my opinion the whole book should have been longer. But still, the last pages are extremely beautiful and th
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Dreamer
Aug 30, 2012 Dreamer rated it really liked it
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Enjoyable well-written sci-fi m/m novella. The slave Pasha is freed by the dashing Griffin. Upon discovering his real name, Helios must strive to regain his memory of their previous life.
"I do love you. I may not remember us, Griffin, but my soul remembers. My heart remembers."
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“As a general rule, you won't find the love of your life while you're on your knees under a table." -- Helios Dayspring” 14 likes
“That's new.” His gaze was hot and fierce.
“My cock? I'm fairly certain it's always been there.”
His grin flashed briefly. “No Lio, you've been cut. Circumcised.”
“Oh.” I stared at the smooth column of my shaft. “That must have hurt.”
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