It’s a rare treat to find an oft-used trope crafted into such a touching, sensual page-turner. A meticulously detailed realm of subhumans, werewolves and genetically enhanced sex slaves provides the backdrop for an intense story of identity, desire and freedom. Peril and sexual exploration are well balanced with insight, making for a reading experience as thought-provoking as it is exciting. Elements of humor round out a winning installment of the Outlawed Realm.

When his creators saved him from death, Lukan was forced to leave behind Arez, a woman he craves and adores. Desperate to rescue her, Lukan enlists the help of quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr to create a portal. Without a way to return to Earth, Lukan and Arez have nothing but their trust in each other to help them outwit myriad dangers and ruthless creatures. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Bridget Keown