"Knock-your-socks-off hot!"

Ava has been living on Pleasure Planet and works as an exotic dancer. Unfortunately, she has few freedoms since she is a half-breed and considered damaged goods. She wishes to leave, but the planet's leaders have her brother imprisoned as a way to manipulate her.

Tristan and his crew land on Pleasure Planet not for a vacation but to find more members of his long lost people. When Tristan spots Ava dancing, he knows he must have her even though this trip isn't for pleasure.

Can Tristan balance his need to have Ava but complete his mission to save his endangered people?

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story that is blow-you-socks-off hot. From the first page, the sexual heat radiates off of the pages and does so until the very last page.

Since she is voluptuous, Ava reminded me of a normal, beautiful woman who happens to have parents from two different races. She is strong, but has deep fears, which makes her believable and likable. Tristan is genetically enhanced and very masculine. He is highly sexual, but incredibly protective. Therefore, he endeared himself to me early in the story.

The plot is more than it seems. The pacing is fast and intense. There was only one part I felt too convenient, but I gave the author the benefit of the doubt in this novella. In general, there was more to this story that I had anticipated.

I recommend Tristan's Woman for someone in mood for a quick, erotic, sci-fi. With the likable characters and fast pacing, this story packs a multitude of action into its short length.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted April 6, 2010


A half-breed and a pariah, exotic dancer Ava Summerlin dreams of leaving Pleasure Planet and finding a new home elsewhere.

Tristan, Commander of The Destroyer, is a Cyborg in search of his long lost people. He desires Ava from the moment he first sees her. But on Pleasure Planet, a half-breed is forbidden from having sexual encounters with anyone.

But Tristan’s lust will not be denied. He wants Ava and he will have her. However, everything will change when he discovers her true identity…

Genre: Futuristic/Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
Book Length: Novella
Book Type: eBook

Publisher’s Note: Originally available in the Ellora’s Cave anthology Pleasure Planet.

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Tristan's Woman
by Beverly Havlir

Ellora's Cave (Aeon)
December 1, 2009
Available: December 21, 2009
ISBN #1419926349
EAN #9781419926341
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