Title: Slave Auction
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M, Sci-Fi
Series: Book One in Spaced Out for Love Series
Rating: * * * *
Romance Level: ♥♥♥
Description: Rojan Ja’Dar is a rogue, a pirate that buys and sells cargo for a living. He is his own man, skirting the edge of the law and answering to no one. Arriving on a particular planet, he goes to drop off cargo and discovers a human pet being sold at an auction house. Intrigued, Rojan breaks all his rules and buys the human as his pet. It isn’t until after he purchases the human that Rojan discovers he just bought his mate.
Claiming Tyion is not as easy as buying him. Not understanding the danger he is in, Tyion fights his situation as a highly prized and sought after pet in Rojan’s world. Rojan has to convince Tyion that being his mate is not as bad as being a pet, even if they have to pretend to the rest of the world that Tyion is just a possession. That is hard to do when someone is after Tyion, someone not from Earth.
Review: The book starts out in a dark sci-fi setting where humans are abducted from their homes and sold as slaves to alien races. What starts out as a distrusted and shady story of slave training and auctions soon turns into a vivid love story.
Rojon is looking for a companion to share his bed and takes an eager interest in the human pet, Tyion, especially when he finds out the human is his mate. Tyion is not a trained pet and was only abducted from Earth when Rojan takes him aboard his ship as his personal slave. Once aboard Rojon wants to claim his mate but Tyion’s fear causes him to pause in hopes Tyion will come around. The two struggle with their emotions but all turns out for the better when Tyion realizes that Rojon wants him for more then just a slave.
The story is told through the third person from both Rojan and Tyion’s point of view. Stormy Glenn’s astonishing writing had my heart leaping in my chest at the heartache Rojon and Tyion felt when trying to stumble through their self-doubt. Her magnificent writing pulled me into the story with the psychological battle when Rojon realizes there is so much more to humans then being slaves.
I can get into a little BDSM but I’m not going to lie, when I started this book I was a little worried it would be too erotica. But the love story soon takes over when Rojan and Tyion realize that they cannot live without one another. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a little spanking and a lot of alien love!