Thursday, September 22, 2016

Slave for Two by Morticia Knight


What is destined cannot be changed.

Chris has had a monumentally bad month. First, an aggressive band of aliens invaded the Earth, conquered the world, and now he’s fighting for survival in the mountains with his family and the neighborhood bigot. Just because he’s barely out of his teens and a bit on the scrawny side doesn’t mean he can’t watch out for his mom, sisters and younger cousin. Chris keeps searching for the brighter side of things, but his humor is wearing thin. Fear can do that to a guy.

Lasar and Nary are a soul matched pair of warriors from Alashar. Lasar is Nary’s Ahna, the one who dominates him, and Nary is the Nasha, or submissive, to Lasar. Every Alasharian, regardless of orientation, needs the balance of the power exchange to exist peacefully within their lifelong soul match bond. When Lasar is awarded a war prize, he sends Nary to look over the recent arrivals.

Chris and his cousin Morgan are captured and sent to the slave cages where they discover from the other imprisoned young men that they are destined to be sex toys for alien pairs. When one of those aliens saves Chris and his cousin from being abused by the slave master, Chris hopes that the seemingly kind alien won’t be too horrible an owner.

Lasar and Nary are finally alone together with their new sex slave, ready to enjoy their reward. However, in the middle of their playtime a shocking event occurs that not only disrupts Chris’ world even more than it already has been, but also challenges everything that Lasar and Nary have always held dear. As Lasar searches for answers, he begins to question the reasons behind the Earth invasion and where his loyalties should really lie. As their Ahna, he must be the one who decides whether they will all be safer together, or apart.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes involving sounding.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Dawn☆☆☆
It was an okay book, however I felt there was a lot left unexplained. I know that it will most likely be explained in book two, however, I think it made this book lack a little something.

I felt the book was a little slow, then sort of sped up like it was being rushed.

I enjoyed the interaction between Chris and Nary, but I wasn't sure about Lasar, there wasn't much of a connection.

Chris seemed to forget about everything except the aliens, which I found a little weird. I mean he didn't seem bothered about his cousin or mother and sisters.

The book was written quite well, this why I gave the 3 stars. However, I don't think I would read more in the series.


Rachael☆☆☆☆☆
I absolutely adored this story. I have to say I was a bit apprehensive at the start of the story, but having read numerous Morticia Knight stories, I knew I just needed to stick it out and OMG, I am so glad that I did. There is so much to this story. I loved every facet of it!

The lies and deceit that took place even though it is not a normal thing for their breed had me on the edge of my seat and still keeps me there. I can't wait for the next book in this series because I need to know what happens next.

I can't wait to find out what happens with his family and Morgan... not to mention the Nall and his wife. Oh so much mystery left, but so sexy and hot and such an amazing plot line to go with it!!


Angela☆☆☆☆☆
Having read a couple of Knight’s books previously and discovering that I enjoyed the author’s writing style, even when reading a book set in a time period I don’t typically enjoy, I jumped at the chance to read Slave for Two. I’ve made no bones about that fact that sci-fi erotica and romances are among my favorite genres to read. Slave for Two offered me the chance to read a book from my favorite genre written by an author whose writing I’ve enjoyed and wanted to read more of, with the bonus of being a MMM ménage with some BDSM thrown in. Can you say jackpot? I can, and upon completing the book, the rewards were even greater than I anticipated.

Let me start by saying that there was absolutely nothing about Slave for Two that I didn’t like. As this is the first book in the Soul Match series, Knight has to do just a bit of post-alien invasion world building. By utilizing Chris’s inner worrying, his memories, and his conversations with those he is with at the beginning of the book, I had a firm grasp of what was occurring. Or I should say, as firm of grasp as Chris had, so I felt like I was right there with him, forging a connection to his character quickly and becoming invested in what he was enduring and the weight on his shoulders. Knight made me feel Chris’s burden as he took charge of what was left of his family, and later, the turmoil he faced when he finds himself captured by the aliens. Yet it didn’t stop there as Chris’s world continues to be turned upside down once he not only learns his fate is to be a human sex toy, but he also learns that his future is not nearly as cut and dry as his new “role” suggested it would be. But Chris’s world isn’t the only one turned upside down. Not at all. His new owners, Lasar and Nary, are experiencing a never before seen phenomena for their species and Chris is the cause of it. While the three men must acclimate to a new way of life, including new relationship roles, bigger forces are at work that may jeopardize their new arrangement.

As a rule, I try to avoid mentioning other authors and their books in a review; however, I feel the need to do so to explain why Slave for Two appealed to my reading tastes so much. My favorite sci-fi romance series is Tracy St. John’s Clans of Kalquor series and since discovering my love of MM romances, I was ecstatic when St. John introduced her Clan Beginnings series, because between the two, my love of ménage romances has been well fed. Despite this, I’m always on the lookout for new MMM sci-fi ménage romances, especially series – sadly, they’re not as common as I would hope, especially those with a BDSM theme to them. I have found a few that I’ve enjoyed, but Knight’s Soul Match series is the only one that, for me, is on par with what I feel when reading St. John’s books. Again, this is my personal reading experience and my personal taste. For me, Knight sucked me into her characters’ lives and world in much the same way that St. John does, and the presence of what appears to be a strong story arc for the series that should play out over several books pleases me immensely. Slave for Two ends in such a way that this chapter in Chris, Lasar, and Nary’s life feels complete, and yet I feel as though their story is just beginning, thus leaving me desperate for book two – not because I’m hanging on a cliff, but because I want more, more of their story, more of their new world, and more soul matches.



M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms, The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative and Dylan and Zero from Biking Bad.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Slave for Two (Soul Match #1) by Morticia Knight to read and review.

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