DREAM BOUND by Kate Douglas
In this erotic romance story, extreme, hot, sexual fantasizing is used as an energy source to attempt to save an alien race of people, the Nyrians, from a lifetime of imprisonment and at the same time save Earth from being stripped of all its resources and left as a dead rock floating in the universe.
In the first story in this series (Dream Catcher in the NightShift anthology) , Mac Dugan met Zianne, a time-traveling alien from a spaceship in orbit near Earth 20 years in the future, and fell in love with her.
Together they formulated a plan to save her people, the Nyrians from slavery and at the same time, save the Earth from alien invasion and certain death. The Gar are a cruel race of aliens, keeping the Nyrians as prisoners to power their star cruiser. When they are near a planet with abundant natural resources, the Gar attack the planet, strip the resources and store them in the ship for their own uses, leaving the planet dead.
Mac, a computer engineer has spent the last 20 years building a huge satellite array capable of sending energy as well as identifying energy pulses coming from outer space. Now Mac is taking his team of 6 people to the array to begin trying to communicate with the Nyrians. The team all have extrasensory perceptions/abilities and the capability of mental telepathy, as well as admitting to extreme sexual fantasies and open sexual lifestyles.
This story is rich with sexual fantasies using mind games the 6 humans play with each other, the actual physical sexual interactions between the humans, and also with the Nyrians, when they are able to come to Earth in human form. All this sexual energy being created is intended to be used to rescue the Nyrians and their soulstones from the alien ship.
Add in basic human nature which fears the unknown, a government unwilling to believe such outlandish ideas such as an alien ship hiding behind the moon about to attack the Earth, and the Media, who would love a story to end all stories, and this novel of the first known aliens coming to Earth comes to life.
This was a very enjoyable read, with some suspense within the story, and of course, lots of sexual tension. The characters were believable, even the aliens came to life on the pages of this book. Lots and lots of hot, steamy sex with emotional connections coming together, and this book kept me sucked in until the very end. This is Part 2 of a series, and the conclusion was perfectly timed to lead into the last book, which will be out later in the year.
Review By Lady Godiva