"enjoyable short, erotic, science fiction romance"
Willa, a feathered species known as a Sprite, is the slave
of a cruel master, Lord Avron. Lord Avron has trained
Willa to be a sexengineer, so that she can be sold to a
certain ship and spy for him. Willa seeks to escape and
search out the other Sprites, who were all enslaved when
the Corporation attacked their planet of Sparkle. The
Sprite species feeds physically and psychically off
orgasms. Willa has been starved under her cruel master
and her plumage is in sad shape. She is bought by Bevel, a
strange alien creature, and taken aboard The Quiet Kitty.
Once on the ship, Willa meets Brant Sylenus, a Sh'
Bahkyr. The Sh' Bahkyr are a species that can shift into
a cat form and are listed as extinct by the Corporation.
The Corporation, which rules many planets by cruelty and
subjugation, is responsible for the enslavement of the
Sprites and the disappearance of the Sh' Bahkyr. The trio
aboard the Quiet Kitty seeks to reunite their peoples and
cause the downfall of the Corporation.
TALES OF THE QUIET KITTY 1: UNDER THE CAT'S PAW is an
enjoyable short, erotic, science fiction romance with
interesting characters. Ms. Anthony creates very
interesting aliens with unique cultures, but be warned
this is a very erotic tale. The only problem that I had
with the book was its brevity. However, it is the start
of a series, and the trio's continuing adventures are yet
to come. I found my interest in the characters piqued,
and the relationship between Brant and Willa seemed to be
growing. They were learning to communicate and trust each
other, when the story ended. I'll be on the look out for
the next story in this series.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted June 15, 2004
Willa's race is believed to be extinct. The Sprites of
Sparkle, a sentient planet, require the orgasms of their
partners as nourishment. What better way to meet her needs
than to anger her Corporation Master into selling her to
the captain of the Quiet Kitty Waveship as the ship's
Brant fears he alone survived the Corporation's war against
the Sh'Bahkyr. Plying the spaceways as a smuggler/spy, he
gathers an army of subversives to combat the evil
Corporation while searching for his sister and their
people. Not even his distraction with the new crewmember,
an exotic submissive whose sexual appetite rivals his own,
can deter him from his goals.
Two people burdened with hidden agendas come together
despite their suspicions, only to find the heat they
generate might burn them to cinders.