The erotic scenes in Stevens’ story are summer-at-the-beach hot. The problem is that while science fiction can take liberties with reality, readers still need actions by characters that are believable.
Nika is on a mission to steal semen for the all-female planet that she now calls home. Nothing will get in her way until she meets sexy Lt. Brendon Marshall, who is guarding his planet’s invaluable seed. After her first theft attempt fails, she’s ordered to seduce Brendon to get to the semen. It’s not such a tough job, since he sets her on fire. The love ’em and leave ’em Brendon is devastated when he realizes that Nika is the thief that the military is after. Rather than turn her in, he holds her captive. Neither of them counts on a bounty hunter or their undeniable attraction. (APHRODISIA, Jul., 304 pp., $14.00)