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3.48  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  98 reviews
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Okaaaayy… So we ended up in bed. Hot. Very hot. Felt like he had his hands everywhere. But when I woke this morning, I couldn’t see him anywhere. There was something in bed with me, though.

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A half-mast erection being weighed down by the octopus that’s wrapped around it, little tentacles clinging to hairless skin.

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ebook, free, 17 pages
Published July 21st 2013 by M/M Romance Group @ goodreads

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Julio Genao
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-fi buffs with a taste for elegant erotica
Recommended to Julio by: The green-eyed monster
Shelves: loved, shorts
This is my gracious loser face.

Not only did Alex Mar snag my desired LHNB prompt because I was all slow and talky-talky instead of quick and grabby-grabby—she friggin' nailed it.


This is a terrific erotic vignette. Deft and sparing with the details—where they are, what they're doing, who does what to whom—the deliberate holes in the setting invite all kinds of marvelous conjecture.

Great lines and lovely imagery—ach, I wanted to Break All the Things for jealousy.

And then hot sex?

Pre-tentacles: I'm reading tentacle porn. Omg. I'm reading tentacle porn?! I'm actually doing this..? Somebody FLAG me to put me out of my misery!

Oh hell noooo's, suction cups?! Have mercy, I'm a tentacle virgin!

Post-tentacles: Hey now, This was actually vaguely sexy in a quirky way? But also ineffectively short and therefore lacking a bit in everything, hm? Definitely interesting enough to keep an eye out for this author's first novel, but at the same time I was a tad disappointed by No Boundar
There is some elegant, evocative writing here and I loved the connection and sizzling tentacle sex between Jack and his commander, Inna.

The story is brief, a little too tame, and felt a little rushed. Just a few more details about the world these two very different men inhabited, some description of Jack’s Psy abilities and Inna’s unusual anatomy would have made this story a little more satisfying for me.

Overall, it’s fun and imaginative and I’m happy I read it.

Offered for FREE from the M/M Ro
Jan 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ingie by: Kat
Written January 12, 2014

3 1/2 Stars - odd but also very sweet - ...with a new reading experience in terms of kink lovemaking

Don't be shocked, but a friend here on Goodreads, yes, really... She really thinks I have to raise my general knowledge about some odd Tentacle Love and start my knowledge acquisition in the area with ​​reading this short freebie.

You never ends to amaze, just look at this crazy pic: ~
(Warning! Not for timid or easily-disgusted ladies to look at) ~
Oooooh, I so liked this one! Jack wakes up in someone else's bed but that someone else isn't there. Instead there's an octopus wrapped around his dick. Do I need to continue? I didn't think so.

This was very short, even for LHNB, it felt too short. There was a HFN ending and I would love to read more and see their HEA.
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
My reaction to the prompt picture:

*stares in confusion*
What is this...

*eyes widen*
Oh. Oh

*starts staring again in hunger*
Just a few more seconds, I promise...


I admit, I do so love tentacle kink. In fact, it's right up there with Mpreg (hello depravity, old friend) and so when I discovered this delicious little snack, I couldn't click fast enough; my poor computer couldn't keep pace with my desperation, hah.

In reading No Boundaries I was delighted by the wonderful w
Great little story.
What happens is that Jack wakes up in the situation illustrated by the prompt pic. (Does it make me a weird person if I say it's kinda cute? And I wouldn't even let an octopus less than three feet away from me.)
After that... well, shapeshifting happens, as was to be expected, followed by, er, romantic interactions. (Ha!)

I was very pleasantly surprised by how well written this story was. There is a tiny bit of world building that gave me just enough background to understand wha
Christina Marie
I had high expectations for this. I looked at the prompt photo and yelled "what in the ever living fuck?!" I mean, tentacles. Come on. It was pretty much a guarantee that I would like this.

However, it was too short. Not in a I'm a greedy bitch and want more type of way. No, in a this ended before it began type of way. This felt more like an excerpt from a much larger story. Which is great, if there is going to be a larger story. Because I would read 300+ pages about Captain Inna.

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I have eve
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Between 3,5 and 4 stars

Mmmmmmm....Nice quickie in between. Short, hot and free.
Exactly how I wanted it to be.
Though at the end I wished it be a bit longer!..
I have to check out more from this author.
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holy hot tentacles, I want more, like, now.

And Commander Inna, yummy as f*$k.
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Scifi erotica readers. Tentacle erotica beginners.
Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn) by: Syfy

3 Stars for this sexy Yaoi-ish tentacle erotica

Pretty good. It's super short so don't go expecting any worldbuilding or character-building okay.

There's only one short tentacle sex scene but it would leave you wanting more. Since it's all consensual and gentle, it would be great for readers who wish to experience this theme for the first time. For me, this is too mild to excite me much. As a hardcore tentacle erotica fan, I would prefer more thrills added in terms of how well those tentacles su
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to say with that photo, I had no idea what to expect, but a heaping touch of trepidation. Still not sure what to say about the photo - love how the scene is written though!

The atmosphere of this book is really well written; I got a strong sense of morning breaking in the room, and the harsh lit bathroom. Not to mention Jack's morning suprise, the emotions came across well and gave me both a giggle and an eeuw!

There's more world building than I expected considering the length and it's nice
Hot and kinky, just the way I like it. Please, please, please tell me there is an expanded version in the works because I love this unusual shifter storyline.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Heidi by: LenaRibka
Interesting. Can't say I've ever read anything quite like that before!
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is an appetizer rather than a full course, but what an appetizer it is!

It's a testament to writer's skill that she managed to give us hint of the world (Psys, synched pairs, Mar...), characterization and tentacle sex that is actually erotic and not gross or obvious - all that in less than 4,000 words.

Most importantly, it made me crave a full-length novel of Jack and Commander Inna. Tell me there is one in the future. TELL ME!
Trisha Harrington
This was a first for me. And I... I'm not really sure what I thought of it. Luckily enough, it was short enough that I didn't have to endure a lot of hard thinking on my part on whether I liked it or not. The fact is, this is a short read and it's easy enough if you don't flinch at the thought of tentacle sex.

If you do... well, this short probably won't be for you. I haven't actually seen the picture that goes with this, but I would definitely be interested in seeing it.
Ew La La, Alex. Hot teaser. I hope you let us all know when you finish this books so we can get our hands on it. I'm with the others - I need more. More limbs, AND with little suction cups? Where can I find a lover like that?

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Loved it!
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whoa hot! Really good, but really short, leaves you drooling for more!
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
My first tentacle sex! Great story, very well written.

4.5 stars

I love the atmosphere of this little bite of futuristic tentacle love, dreamy and slightly creepy...

“The blinds on the windows were shut, but there were little slivers of light that slipped through, leaving pale white lines on the floor between the bed and the window…”

“He could remember...the hands all over the place, too many hands; the overload... had had him coming with a gasp within seconds of being pressed against the door... remember the slick grip of something around his dick,
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Ok, another really great contribution to the LHNB event and an opportunity to broaden my reading horizons.
Because people the picture to this prompt is awesomely, intriguingly freaky cool.

Way too short, I need more, more of the world this is set in and more about Inna and Jack.
Tentacle sex..has never been so interesting. I have to admit, waking up to that attached to your penis is cause for um..a slight fading of the afterglow.
Strangely enough I really do want to know more about these two.
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Where can I get more of Commander Inna?
Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Volume 7. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!

So... this picture is too, too naughty to post... yet too awesome not too. Enter at your own risk! (view spoiler)

I forgot to review this way back whenever I read it, but it is pretty memorable. Short, funny, and kinda sweet. I'm no longer a tentacle virgin!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
Short and sexy. Not every day you wake up with (view spoiler). (view spoiler)
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: short, hot-as-hell, m-m
Short and hot... with a difference.
I read this story with some nervous anticipation, a little worried that I would find it all too freaky. But no, I should have had more confidence in my own kinky side!

This story surprisingly sucked me right in - weird but totally intriguing. But as much as I tried, my imagination just failed me when I tried to visualise Inna and all those tentacles!

"I don't see what the problem is with different," he murmured, catching a handful of hair. He shrugged a shoulder at him. "I kind of like it."
Pamela Su
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
More please. Seriously. I'm very unhappy that this is very short story.

So many fascinating aspects to this story. I would love to see a full length novel of this. Preferably starting before this story takes place as I love good foreplay. Haha. I would love to see how Jack first met Commander Inna and how they interacted during all the training.
Fifi LaFleur
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having a tentacle day! Lovely story, sweet and sexy, but far too short. I liked the hair that looks like the colours that cuttlefish flash.

There is actually a great set up for a series here due to some nice world building. Such a short story and the world has intrigued me. More more more, please!
Viv Ross
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-have, lgbt
So this is the second book I have read by Alex Mar. As with the first, the topic is just a tad bit taboo. Delicious. Well-written of course. Perfect amount of detail for a short story. Perfect amount of detail to leave you wanting more, wondering what happens next.
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