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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fierce Radiance: Space Confederation 1 by Tymber Dalton

Fierce Radiance: Space Confederation 1 by Tymber Dalton
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Other: M/M, M/M/F, Anal Play, BDSM, Ménage a Trois, Spanking
Length: Full Length (326 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine

Being orphaned twice, tragedy defined starship captain Aine Lorcan’s early life. As a result, she buried herself in her work and earned her “Ice Queen” nickname. When she crash lands after a raider attack, it’s hunky Act’huran Commander Sammuel Jorvis who rescues her.

Sammuel and Ker have searched to find the perfect third to complete their triad. Aine first tries to fight the attraction she feels for Sammuel before giving in to his sinfully hot brand of persuasion. Meeting Ker only cements the love she has for the men and her feeling of belonging.

When duty calls and the Confederation wants her back, she wages a war of conscience. Stay with her men, or fulfill the legacy her two fathers died to help her achieve? Now with one of her men in danger, will Aine’s love burn out, or will she live up to her reputation of Fierce Radiance?

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

The first two chapters of Fierce Radiance were so intense and action packed that I couldn’t help but weep for poor little Aine as I read her story and learned about all of the suffering and pain she endured at such a young age. Her character literally came to life and now holds a special place in my heart.

Fierce Radiance is a heart wrenching, scintillating, sensuous story that will take you on an unbelievable emotional roller coaster ride. The characters quickly leapt off the pages and made me feel as though I was a part of their family. My heart went out to Aine as she suffered through several tragedies in her life to become a strong, independent woman who quickly gains the heart of two ruggedly handsome alien beings. As I was reading Fierce Radiance, the simple statement, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…” continued to flow through my mind.

In Fierce Radiance, Aine, Samuel and Ker embrace a love that binds them together, defies time, and journeys forever into infinity, or so it seems. That is, until old fears and insecurities come back to haunt Aine. Torn between the two men she loves and completing her fathers’ dreams by accepting the Confederation commission that’s been offered, Aine finds herself in a dilemma of mass proportions. All her life, people have left her, regardless of whether or not it was by choice. So now, she must decide whether or not she’s the one who will be leaving the two men that she loves when duty calls. What will she decide and will they survive it?

Although I love Aine like my own child, I must admit that there were times I wanted to yell at her and say, "Snap out of it. Don’t leave your men because a good man is hard to come by, let alone two good men!" She was so focused on the past that she failed to realize what was right in front her. You know…the joy of loving someone, but more importantly, of being loved unconditionally in return.

Bravo to Ms. Dalton for providing us with a tantalizing story that is all that and a bag of chips. I mean honestly, who can resist an adventurous space journey that consists of a feisty, strong-willed heroine, two sexy, ruggedly handsome alien beings, a love that endures all time and space, and scorching hot sex scenes that are guaranteed to melt the snow on a cold, winter’s night?

But keep in mind, Fierce Radiance is not for the faint of heart. It will definitely make you cry and if you’ve ever experienced Ms. Dalton’s masterpiece, The Reluctant Dom, then you know you’ll need a box of Kleenex. I would definitely recommend Ms. Dalton’s second masterpiece, Fierce Radiance, to my friends.

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