To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by his world's law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
This certainly was not your typical spanking story. I'll admit I am not a fan of sci-fi so I would never have even considered reading this if it weren't written by Cara Bristol. When she started teasing this book on her blog I basically thought "Well, I'll be a good egg and read Cara's sci-fi book but I bet I won't like it."
Then I read more of the Sat Spanks and other excerpts and I actually found myself checking the calendar to see if it was October 15 yet. I scooped up a copy the first day and started reading.
I'm not even sure where to begin but I do have a couple questions to get things started.
- If you're not a sci-fi fan, did this book still appeal to you? And vice versa?
- There have been a couple of folks on Amazon (a very small number) who were bothered by the m/m sex in the book. What about you? Did it bother you? Did you like it? Did it add to the story?
- I liked the fact that the women on Parseon did not have periods and did not have body hair (other than on their heads). If you were creating a world, what changes would you make?
- What were your reactions to the gender roles on Parseon? Did it make you wonder what lead to the Protocol which decreed that women were incapable of learning or feeling sexual pleasure and were really only kept around because men hadn't figured out how to reproduce without them?
I know that lots of people have thoughts on this book so I won't start with too many questions, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.