Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m'ittar--mind contact--with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she's a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna...more
While not groundbreaking, this is certainly a solid piece of sci-fi romantica. The scope of the novella's plot is intimate, but there are threads that imply greater complexity on a series level, to be explored in future installments.
Review: (originally posted at My Need to Read)
This story is definitely established quickly and, in my opinion, efficiently. At the same time, there was apparent care and detail employed early on, enough to make the quick exposition feel thorough. Within ...more
Additionally, I found that the primary characters were well developed. I was generally pleased with the most aspects of the story and enjoyed the secondary characters almost as much as the primary characters.
The reason for my low rating and my main ...more
This book is a mixture of Sci-fi and erotic romance. It was different from what I normally read, but in a good way. I enjoyed reading Alinna's reactions to human words, actions and surroundings. It gave me a new understanding of some of the things I consider common place, and words I use or am familiar with that might not make sense to someone from another culture.
The erotic parts were good, and related well with ...more
SFR Challenge 2011- this book is 7/15 for the "Moon" Challenge.
The writing is decent, but the book is short and the character and plot development isn't deep. I would call this Sci-Fi Romantica, or Sci-Fi Erotic Romance. The sexuality is integral to the story, more so than the actual romance. The idea is good, and it could have been written as a longer, more in-depth study of the characters and the situation while still ...more
Alien Revealed is the first story in Lilly Cain’s exciting new Confederacy Treaty series which is a sci-fi erotic romance series. (Here is your warning those who don’t like steamy stories this series is ...more
What I really enjoyed about Alien Revealed was the world Cain creates. We are thrown into an Earth of the future, where space exploration is common, but alien life forms have yet to be ...more
First contact. In the story of Alien Revealed, the sexy science fiction romance by Lilly Cain, that phrase about the protocols surrounding the first meeting between humans and aliens takes on some amazing new variations.
And I don't think any of them are quite what Star Fleet might have had in mind. Although Jim Kirk probably did. ;)
But in this first contact story, the humans are the less scientifically developed race being contacted by the more ...more
I must admit I began reading this book ...more
Alinna Gaerrii is an Inarrii agent tasked with observing Earth/human behavior to see if the can form a Treaty within the Confederacy against the Raveners. When she crash lands her spy pod on a human Starforce base she decides to continue her observation, especially when she’s mistaken for someone due to arrive on the base.
Major David Brown mistakenly presumes Alinna is Dr. Janet MacPherson, the psychtech assigned to evaluate his team for an upcoming security mission escorting new ...more
I adore sci fi books, but admit to worrying about them when they involve sex among humans and an alien life form....that sometimes can get a little bit "different" especially in the spicier novels. But Lilly Cain has found an exceptional balance here. Alinna is an alien, but on the surface she looks just as human as we are. The difference with the Inarrii race is that they have nerve endings on their skin surface which appear like tribal tattoos. For Alinna, these curve around all her ...more
Alinna's species is highly sexualized and communicates mostly through psychic means. Encountering humans is both exciting and scary, especially after crash landing and being mistaken for ...more
So I think my reading of this was screwed by my expectations.
The summary brought The Down Home Zombie Blues to mind, while not my favorite Linnea Sinclair title, was still a solid SFR read.
Instead, Alien Revealed bynew to me author Lilly Cain was more sci if erotica...a futuristic one , though we're never given a year, at least iirc. So if hot sex between a hot human hero and an alien heroine with little bondage thrown in with only a marginal plot is what you're looking for, congrats you found ...more
I love the physical characteristics that Lilly Cain has given her aliens. Between the mind-talking and the sexy nerves, these aliens have some serious sexing going on. I also loved that Alinna is waaaaay out of her league when she accidentally falls into David's ...more
Whoa Nelly! Talk about a short but very hot romance. The short little book had ...more
The relationship between Alinna and David evolves naturally, even allowing for a healthy amount of suspicion. The seduction is reciprocal, sensual, and hot, hot, hot. I enjoyed the way Ms. Cain gradually revealed their personalities and allowed the reader to know and understand them, ...more
--This book in 6 words:
quick steamy sci-fi with great characters
--Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I came across this while looking over available books on NetGalley and thought it looked like a good read. I’m glad I read it. The hubs is definitely glad I read it lol. I was surprised at how well-developed the story and characters were for such a short erotica eBook. I found myself really caring about what happened to Alinna and wanting to know more about her race. This is ...more
Altogether a good read. Recommended.
Really liked it! So glad I purchased this series on Audible! Can't wait to get to the others! Great reader and great story!
A really interesting Sci-fi story. Really interesting and engaging characters. Oh and the steam was plentiful!! These are some hot and sensual aliens!!
Well, I would have liked the warning about bondage and anal. I enjoyed the world building and would have enjoyed more of that. Not sure I liked enough to read the other book in this series.
When not pretending to be Lilly, I am a single ...more