Title: Alpha Delicious: Silky's Master
Author: Kate Hill
Publisher: Changeling Press
Rating: You Want to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
Undercover in the royal palace of Amazurn, Silky, a reporter, tries to gather evidence of abuse suffered by Princess Voluptia's harem boys. Invited to the Princess' secret sanctuary where men are used as sex slaves, she meets the former gladiator Shawn-Dan Dawn who has been imprisoned there.
The passion between Silky and Shawn is stronger than an exploding star, but dangerous to them both. When the Princess abducts the Queen's lover, Silky risks arrest to free Shawn and expose the secret harem.
This story is good, but it could be better. The most obvious problem is the pacing; it is breakneck. There is enough material here for the story to be at least twice as long, if not more. The rushed pacing destroys all suspense because there is no time for the readers to worry about the outcome.
Another issue is that the heroine in perfect. She always knows that to do and no one questions her or her judgment. Conversely, the villain is flatly unlikeable and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. This makes them both very un-relatable and boring.
The sex is good, and the only time the story slows from its manic pace. The story sticks with the basics and takes no chances in this arena.
Overall, while this story is not bad, it could be better.