Author: M.K. Eidem
Rating: 4.25 /5 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Published: April 30, 2013
King Grim Vasteri is the strongest, most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He has been sent by his Emperor to find and retrieve compatible females for their dying civilization. Lisa is a widowed mother of two little girls who finds herself and her daughters suddenly in high demand. Will the most feared warrior in the Empire keep and protect them? Or will he allow another to claim them?
King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered ‘unfit’. The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor’s discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He’d ordered Grim to find his Empress’ home world so more ‘unprotected’ females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one.
Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn’t a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she’ll stay alone.
When Lisa is discovered ‘unprotected’ at her husband’s grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees and the Tornian Empire changes forever.
Add one physically scarred alpha warrior from an alien civilization and add one abducted widowed single mother from Earth and what do you get? GRIM from M.K. Eidem. The book is set in our present time, where widowed single mother Lisa Miller is going about celebrating her deceased husbands birthday at his grave site. She has brought his favorite sandwich and is deep in conversation when suddenly, darkness surrounds her.
Lisa awakens on an alien ship. These aren’t cute little E.T. aliens. These are fierce seven feet tall, lusty aliens, who happen to come in every color of the rainbow. They come from a dying system. The planets are fine and dandy, but the birthrate of females has dropped to almost nil. For every two hundred males born, one female is born. So females are in short supply and this alien race that encompasses various planets are going extinct.
The main character is Grim, he is an unfit male who will never have a chance to bond with a female as he was scarred in battle, making him unfit. Physical perfection is a prized attribute to attract a female. His physical imperfection has decreased his chances of ever finding a female, and he has been removed from the marriage pool by his people.
The heroine is Lisa, a baldy woman that won’t take any guff from a certain seven-foot tall alien, especially when she has be abducted and separated from her kids. This woman is extremely likable and willing to do anything to make a bad situation bearable. She is not the only one the aliens have abducted, they also have taken eleven other females.
The one problem I had with the book, is that they are capable of interstellar travel, but have not mastered genetics. I wish the author would have mentioned something that would have dealt with this problem.
Also, Padma, a female alien character is able to breed with the Torino. So another quandary was why was there a need to go to Earth, when her people were able to breed with the Torino race? It is eluded in the book that there are females who they could breed with, but reason are never given as to why they needed to go outside their system to obtain them.
Please note this is a good science fiction romance that is in need of editing for punctuation and content, as names change during the read. But edits can be done, and content problems fixed. Overall, this was an enjoyable read. It will be noted that the reviewer doesn’t know the correct placement of most commas, and has her own editors (PLURAL) as she needs them. Plus she is writing about herself in third person. :)
About the Author
A mother of two who has had a love of reading and writing all her life. Now that the kids are out…well almost out of the house I’ve had the time to take back up writing.