"A superbly entertaining mysterious sci-fi romance that does not disappoint"
Charis is a feline mosaic, that is, she contains both cat
and human genes. Her genetic makeup is perfect for certain
jobs within the Company. Her latest assignment is simple:
to watch and make sure her target stays alive during his
time aboard a pleasure space cruise to watch a star
explode. Unfortunately, her easy assignment quickly
becomes challenging when a person on the cruise
suspiciously drops dead and a man from her past, Jason,
shows up in the thick of things. Jason knows more than he
is willing to say concerning her target and the unusual
Charis must keep her target, and herself, alive until the
star explodes in a few short hours. The clock is ticking.
I expected Dark Host to be a fun, sci-fi romance,
but it is so much more. This novella is part romance and
part mystery. Charis and Jason both have dark pasts, which
increases the depth of each of their characters, adding to
the intrigue of this story. At some portions, I was
confused because the world is new and the story starts in
the middle of the action. After a few slow minutes of
deciphering the world, the story picks up speed, building
momentum until the end. Also, Dark Host kept me
guessing until the end.
I was not able to put this story down, and when I finished,
I wanted more. A great read and highly recommended.
Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted August 14, 2009
Feline Mosaic, Charis Sur, thought her mission aboard the INS Pagidion would be quick and easy. All she has to do is watch her target and keep him alive until Betelgeuse goes nova.
Simple. Until one of the passengers drops dead in front of her.
Suddenly everything is not simple. Her life depends on a successful mission and she has to protect her target from whatever killed this man. That throws her into the path of Jason Narak, the one man she never wanted to see again. The man who burned her six months before. Yet, even as her past with Jason hurls her mission, her life into disarray, Charis finds that…something…is waiting for them aboard the INS Pagidion.
It calls itself darkness. And it needs a host.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Science Fiction