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About The Coupling
Series: The Letting 2
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Debut: February 15, 2016
What do you do when you know you have a week in the hospital? You fill up your eReader, that's what. Yes, I surprisingly still have some space left on it, I do know some restraint! But right then, I was hit by the urge to try something new, and somehow I ended up with a bunch of hot step-brothers.
The concept always intrigued me, ever since I read a book of V.C. Andrew's Cutler Saga, although I don't remember which one exactly (I'm hoping to one day read the whole saga from the top), but it had a very intriguing step-sibling romance in it. I'm such a junkie for everything shameful and forbidden. Well, at least on (digital) paper.
SCORE was a 3-in-1 read including
1. Dare by Caitlin Daire -- 2. Storm by Alyssa Alpha -- 3. Score by both authors
That's only three different authors I tried, two with a similar style, but I think it's just not my cup of tea. At least, not the clean version with the two of them meeting as adults, preferably before they know they are bound to be step-siblings soon, that I'm guessing is the popular get-go. That is so... lame. It takes the edge off, dismanteling the whole concept, and then it's pretty much the regular romance read. What's the point in setting them up to be step-siblings in the first place if you forgo the biggest taboo the label has to offer? Yeah, I doubt any romance author would actually dare to harvest that potential in fear of rubbing good Christian (or otherwise religious or strongly-opinionated) people the wrong way. Pity.
Do you read step-sibling romances? What prompted you to try them out? Do you love them or hate them? Any thoughts on my problem with what I read so far? Or any recommendations for authors who actually dared?!
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
by Alexa Kim
Book 1 of the German Bestselling Master Trooper Series now available in English!!! And for a few more days, only $1,99! (Careful: 18+ only)
Anno 2354. Earth’s government had a breakthrough in their top secret research project Life Tree. They’ve created perfect soldiers whose abilities exceed scientists’ expectations, thanks to the predator sequence in their DNA. Now project Life Tree is entering phase two, genetic reproduction of the Master Trooper.
Betrayed by her boyfriend and sentenced to penal servitude for drug possession, Larona finds herself among several other women en route to the convict colony on Mars. Turns out it’s not Mars they land on, but planet Terra Alpha, where the women are to be part of a research project.
There, Larona is chosen for program INBREED – she’s to bear the child of a Master Trooper. Her body is no longer hers, but a possession of Life Tree. Upon meeting Torn, who seems to have no qualms about carrying out Life Tree’s orders, Larona is absolutely desperate…
Torn has proven himself as above-average in combat and every test. That’s why he was chosen for program INBREED – to pass on his genes – a task others envy him for because it means luxury in between tours: vacation time, good food, and clean women.
Torn never had any reason to doubt Life Tree, and especially INBREED is a duty he enjoys. To him, women just serve to satisfy a bodily need… but it’s different with Larona. When she tries to kill herself, Torn starts to question Life Tree. Because he’s developing feelings for Larona that he, as a Master Trooper, isn’t even supposed to have…
Why I am waiting on this? So this is already out, and it's just me shamelessly advertising my latest project here, hoping a few of you guys might check it out and/or tell friends about it who could be interested. I'd love you for all kinds of sharing, of course! Tweet @RogueBooks, and tag me and Alexa Kim on Facebook!
Additional Question! Have you ever read a translated book before? For Germans, it's pretty common to get all kinds of translations, mostly English and French, starting in school. Just think Shakespeare. But with English as your mother tongue... I'm curious! You know some foreign authors?