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Steele (Sterling Files #1)

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  159 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Sterling Files - Steele By Sherri L King Book one in the Sterling Files series. After a year-long coma, Marla has returned home from the hospital. But something about her has changed. Something unbelievable. Brian Steele, a vigilante and ex-underground boxer, has come into Marla's life to protect her and help her understand her strange new abilities. But before long, he al ...more
ebook, 58 pages
Published October 12th 2005 by Ellora's Cave (first published 2005)
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Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
I thought the story was interesting and the characters had potential but the short length left it feeling underdeveloped. The dialogue and prose was not my style, not because it was dirty but because it was awkward and not sexy. The sex scenes were hot if you could get past the word choices, but overall, I just kept wishing it would live up to its potential. It seemed like it needed another couple of rounds of editing.
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Huh. Okay. So the sex was fun and just a wee bit dirty. I was more of a fan of the sex than the rest of the book (the dialogue struck me as a little awkward as did some of the descriptions). Steele sure did like getting balls deep in Marla's pleasure hole. *thumbs up*

Steele was a free Kindle book I downloaded on September 12, 2012 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Too Short! Give me more! I really liked this book. It was full of hot as hell sex and some pretty good action. I just wish it was longer!
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I picked this up as a freebie last year but never got around to reading it until today. It's a short story at 56 pages and easily read in an hour or so.

Steele is a gentle giant - literally at 6'10 - a former underground fighter with an amazing ability to withstand pain and damage to his body. He now works for a secret government agency helping put away the bad element of society. Marla is a woman who fell into a year long coma and awoke with an unnatural ability to control electricity. She is w
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
This was another of the two week free promo from Ellora's Cave. I really like this story. But it was just too damn short. I liked the basis behind the story. I loved Steele's character. I would have loved to know more about him and what he was feeling. Marla was a ok character. Their is a lot less that we know about her than we know about Steele. And that is not a whole lot. I would have loved for this to be a whole novel. It had the potential to be novel and to be great. But as it is written it ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was OK to begin with and then got a trifle ridiculous. I had trouble with some of the author's descriptions of things and actions. She describes Steele's hand at some point as being so large that in rubbing Marla's back it nearly spanned the length of it. He is supposed to be 6 ft 10 not some gigantic monstrosity which is what this brings to mind. I couldn't stand the use of the word 'diddled' when applied to the act of rubbing (intimate) and I laughed out loud when I read the sentence ...more
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Interesting world, the sex was dirty enough to make me giggle. I wouldn't have minded a little more character development but (as I often say) due to the length, I can understand them getting down to the sexin' pretty quickly.

This book was a free Kindle download I picked up 09/11/12 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Steele by Sherri L. King 2 1/2 stars

I wish I could rate this story higher. The beginning plot grabbed my attention but the second half sort of fizzled. It is a short and the beginning of a series so I can allow for that but I've read other short stories by established authors that I enjoyed.
Still, if I can borrow another book in the series or get it very cheap I will give it a try.
André José
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Romantic, Sensual and Really Catchy!
If you Start you can't stop reading!
With this book you really feel bad about you... why aren't us so perfect than Steele... all he do is perfect ;)

Fiction + Reality = Awesome Result!
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great book. Really enjoyable!!
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I read this over 4 years ago. I remember it vaguely. I do remember enjoying it enough to read the entire series at a sitting.
Jan 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
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Sherri King lives in the American Midwest with her husband, artist and illustrator Darrell King. Hailed by industry officials as an e-pub phenomenon, Sherri is the author of critically acclaimed series The Horde Wars and Sterling Files, as well as the horror lit-erotica, Venereus. She is currently at work on Traveler’s Kiss, book six in The Horde Wars, due out in 2010 with Ellora’s Cave Publishing ...more
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