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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wanted: Molotov Cocktail by Marteeka Karland

Wanted: Molotov Cocktail by Marteeka Karland
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (35 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

Hawk has been baffled by Onyx since he first met her. The woman defies all reason, teasing him to distraction only to rebuff him at every turn. A man can only take so much, and when Onyx defies his orders in the heat of battle, Hawk decides to show her what a fiery explosion a Molotov Cocktail can really ignite.

“It doesn’t matter who I am.” Onyx leaned casually against the bulkhead, never taking her eyes from Hawk. “What matters is that I’ve decided to make you my bitch. Do you think you can handle that?”

When a story begins like this you just know that anything that follows will have your undivided attention. Onxy has decided that she will do whatever it takes to make Hawk lose control. Hawk, being a no nonsense alpha male, just wanted to fly his ship through space, rescue his friend from the prison on Nova Station, then go back to base. Onxy made sure she was assigned to his ship as co-pilot so she could go on the mission with him. As he piloted the ship all she did was stare at him making suggestive comments, Hawk knew what she was doing and tried to ignore her but she proved to be more formidable then he expected.

This story was short but from the opening sentence to the end of the story, I was intrigued. Marteeka Karland made these two characters so likeable, especially Onxy, that I couldn’t help but smile everytime she made Hawk squirm. He would tell her to do something and she would do the exact opposite, telling him that she had to have his back. He would threaten her and she would smile and welcome it, and you could feel the frustration and sexual heat radiating from him. He was described as being ‘six foot nine and three hundred pounds but he had the urge to cover himself’ as Onxy sat staring at him smiling.

Her sole mission, other than helping Hawk rescue Storm from Nova Station, was to get him to let loose, because she wanted him and he was hers. The sex between these two, when Hawk decided he had reached the end of his rope, was hot and it was amusing to see Onxy question her decision when Hawk finally did lose control. I saw that she was poking the bear but she really was unprepared for the bear to poke back. All in all, this was a good short read and I’m sure that readers will be as entertained as I was.

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