Title: Breeding Stations
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Chris T. Kat
Spunky commander Berit Turner is known for two things: his huge libido and his lack of a filter—he says what he thinks. Berit sets his mind on being part of a mission to Ligador to make sure the planet is habitable for humans. He’s ecstatic when his team is assigned to the task force. A delegation of Nadisc, a humanoid alien race, accompanies them, and passion ignites between Berit and their commanding officer, Tom. But Berit is determined that Tom is just another notch on his bedpost, as he doesn’t do relationships.
The excursion to Ligador goes wrong from the beginning, when they discover Ligador has been established as a breeding station by their worst enemy: the Tash’Ba. Dinosaur-like creatures become the team’s worst nightmare, and staying alive is going to take everything they’ve got… and then some.
Breeding Stations is an interesting new science fiction story by author Chris T. Kat. This story is the first book in a series, and while it ends well, it also ends with a bit of a cliff hanger.
The story takes place hundreds of years in the future and humans now realize that they are no longer the only ones in the universe. When there is worry that a former enemy has found the coordinates to earth, due to an ancient message sent out hundreds of years ago, a team is put together to find out.
Berit is human. As the commander of his unit he is known for his hard work and ability to do his job. He also has a reputation as a player, sleeping with anything that catches his attention.
Tom is Nadisc. A humanoid race that has a tendency to mate with humans. When Tom and Berit meet, the connection between them is strong and instant.
Tom wastes no time making Berit his mate, something that Berit is in no way ready for. I love the connection between these two men. The instant attraction of course leads to some intensely hot sex, but it does not prepare the men for any other aspect of a relationship. I felt sorry for both Tom and Berit as they tried to maneuver through the course set for them. Neither man understands what they are feeling, let alone why the other person acts the way they do. This of course leads to more than a few rocky moments.
The men’s relationship is not the primary focus of Breeding Station however. Berit’s unit is charged with locating an ancient probe sent out when humans were still innocent to the possibilities of other lives in the universe. Their mission leads them to Ligador. What they find there is beyond anything they expected. From this point the story becomes fast paced and full of action. The author does a good job describing everything that is going on that the story comes alive and it is almost like watching something on the Sci-Fi channel.
As much as I loved the story as a whole, it was the way the author made everything come alive that I really loved. The monsters that live on Ligador pop off the page and I found myself cringing a time or two. I cannot wait to see wait the second book will bring and hope it will be out soon.
Breeding Stations is the type of book any sci-fi fan is sure to love.
Reviewed by: Lydia
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