The first book in the Verdantia series, Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight will take you on a sizzling-hot ride that will leave you breathless and yearning for more! Hers to Command is in my Book Central spotlight today.
For some, existence without their mate might seem like the end of their world...for the members of Verdantia’s Tetriarch, it would be.
Conte Camliel Aristos deTano, Ari, has long spurned the marriage forced upon him. His contractual bride, Princess Fleur Constante, the beautiful future queen though young and inexperienced, is willing to risk everything, including her own sanity, to save her planet.
The inhabitants of the sentient planet, Verdantia, are poised on the precipice of extinction following a brutal invasion by an off-world, nomadic horde. Verdantia’s capital, Sylvan Mintoth, must have its failing energy shield restored, or the planet is doomed. The Elders know the shield can draw energy from only one thing-a very arduous and grueling coupling of two specific people who were pre-chosen by the planet Herself and promised by prearranged marriage contract.
Verdantia draws strength from the duo, but the sentient planet whispers to Ari that a third is necessary ~ Ari’s aide de camp, Visconte Doral deLorion, an angelically handsome, skilled assassin who silently surrendered his heart to Ari long ago.
The trio struggles to make this surprising partnership harmonious, pushing through pride, scars of past abuse, fears of inexperience and distrust. To save Verdantia, they must overcome their individual weaknesses and realize their full potential. Only the tetriarch and their combined synergy, can harness Verdantia’s immense power to shield its citizens from invasion.
5-STARS - "Marvelous Surprise!!" by Kim
I loved this book! I wasn't expecting to like it, much less love it, what a pleasant surprise. It took me a chapter or two to get into the story and get straight the "otherworldliness" of the story but once I got past that I was completely hooked. The characters were so well written, so complete, that I didn't experience that feeling of "hmmmm...now how did that come to be" because all of the lead characters as well as the backing characters were so full. I really can't say enough good things about this book, what a marvelous surprise!
5-STARS - "Excellent Read" by Lynelle
An excellent read, good plot and well written book. Filled with enough passion to scorch the sheets and the heart racing. Erotica filled moments but yet filled with tenderness from both men, Ari and Doral. This story will keep you at the edge, turning pages rapidly to see the end. The thought that three people can come together to save a planet, and its people sounded ridiculous, but I think the author created a wonderful story within the plot. Fleur, the young princess controlling but yet loving the two men with equal fascination. Creating a wonderful love story at the end. Each character well defined and believable through out.
Three people coming together because of their genetics, falling in love and you see how they protect each other, willing to die for each other. The honesty of each as they relay their hearts to one another believable and beautiful. Especially Darol's character captured my attention. His abusive past, his believe of worthlessness so that he avoided being close to the ones he love, touched me.
The supporting characters help to build the plot as each scene unfolds, keeping it exciting and entertaining.
Can't wait for book two.
5-STARS - "Fast-Paced Erotic Journey" by Elizabeth S.
I read this book very quickly, as the pacing is wonderful. It's a fun ride with three main characters, all of whom are strong and have a clear cut purpose. At first, I thought it was about saving a planet, Verdantia. But, it becomes much more. It is as much the characters' journeys as the story of protecting a race and culture.
The author did not use miscommunication as the tension between the characters. (Thank you!) Rather, the characters upped the ante for each other through love, understanding and lots of sex and lovemaking. It is erotica, after all!
The female lead is refreshingly strong - from the beginning. And, the twists and turns they must take are interesting and fun. Highly recommended book!
5-STARS - "I Want More!" by Yelle Hughes
I really enjoyed Patricia Knight's new SciFi Verdantian series. I hope I don't give out too many spoilers. There were some similarities to me that reminded me of the Bene Gesserit breeding program and the Arrakean spice from Dune, but that's were the similarities end.
Patricia has created an entire new world, with fresh characters and a mix between medieval weapons to magical conjuring. While I really liked the two main characters, Ari and Fleur...I loved Ari's right hand man and deadly assassin, Doral. He was mysterious, dangerous and oh, so delicious to read.
The world of Verdantia is ruled by sex and sex is needed to provide it's people protection from it's enemies. The erotic scenes were shall I just say...HOT!
For those with hangups on m/f/m or m/m...read it, you just might like it. The next novel in the series 'Hers to Choose' is now available and I'm definitely going to read that one. Doral's sister is the heroine and if she's written anything like him...I just don't have the words.
5-STARS - "What a wild ride!" by pking
This book was so much fun~ and such a wild ride, can I go again? I must admit I was a little lost in the beginning, but I soon caught up and let me tell you, I did not want to put it down. Right away you know that this planet is singular in many ways, and that the inhabitants are not conventional in there manner of creating and maintaining energy. I like that the author gave you this to start with, but I think it was lost on me until the real story began, and I could put it into context. I have to say I love fantasy, and although I don't read erotica often, I found it to be such a fun way to elevate the fantastical-ness of this space adventure. The characters are loveable, and the conflict feels personal, that is what I want from a good romance story, and that is what I got. If you love fantasy, adventure, and romance you will enjoy this book...(the steamy erotic scenes help a lot too)
O'LEARY'S REVIEW ON GOODREADS:
I thoroughly enjoyed Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight. This story is a great scifi erotic/romantic read with believable characters, smoothly written prose, and wonderfully inventive details. I didn't absolutely love the characters and their interactions, which is the only reason this book gets a 4 instead of a 5-Star rating from me.
Hers to Command has been on my TBR shelf for a while and I can't believe it took me this long to read it. If you've been thinking about getting this book, stop thinking and start reading! I recommend this to all scifi/erotica/romance lovers who also enjoy menage, M/M, and minor BDSM elements.
Hers to Choose (Verdantia Book 2)
Hers to Cherish (Verdantia Book 3)
BOOK 4 SOON TO BE RELEASED APRIL 2014
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