In Heart Scarab, set more than a year and a half after Gyrfalcon, Shield Captain Bennet’s company is working with the Infantry, evacuating illegal colonists from a planet in imminent danger of being over-run by the Maess. The enemy arrives before the evacuation is complete. Caught in a vicious fire fight, Bennet is left behind, presumed dead.
His family is grieving. Joss, his long-term partner, grieves with them; lost, unhappy, remorseful. First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here. He isn’t family. He isn’t partner or lover. All he is, is broken.
First Edition: 22 July 2015
Second Edition: 05 Dec 2016
Publisher: Glass Hat Press
Cover Artist: Adrian Nicholas
Wordcount: c 93,900
Category: Sci Fi, Gay mainstream.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi, you’ll love this book. If, like me, you aren’t a particular fan of sci-fi, but love a great adventure, you’ll love this book. In fact, almost everyone will love this book! It’s worth your time. It’s worth your money. A great 5 Star read. – It’s About The Book Reviews
I’m not exaggerating at all when I say this is a mainstream science fiction series that I would expect to see at the city library if I went looking for it. It is that well written. The world building is quite complex, as are the characters. I highly recommend this book, as well as its predecessor, Gyrfalcon… If you are as much of a sci-fi fan as I am, you will definitely enjoy this series. – Love Bytes Reviews
Flynn liked kissing. In fact, Flynn considered himself something of an expert in the art. He’d tried it in all its forms, from the first tentative pressing together of juvenile lips that had you wondering what all the fuss was about, to the discovery that if you just opened your mouth and, you know, kind of moved everything, your tongue suddenly had a lot more positive uses than just allowing you to articulate clearly and swallow things without choking. Flynn got the hang of it, ran with it, and never looked back.
Soft kisses and hard kisses; kisses that were wet and slobbery with people who didn’t know exactly how to hold their lips to get the best and sexiest effect, and wet and sexy kisses with people who did. Kisses that turned the blood to molten lava and kisses that cooled you as you came down. Kisses that inflamed and kisses that soothed; feverish kisses and languid after-sex kisses. Kisses that meant only good fellowship and casual affection, and kisses that were desire incarnate.
Flynn had not only tried them all, he’d made them his own. He was considered by all the relevant authorities to be rather a specialist in the area.
Flynn really liked kissing. He had been gratified by the discovery that Bennet liked it too. Because now he could add slow kisses to the repertoire. Kisses so leisured and intense the world came to a stop while a hot tongue moved over his lips, explored each and every tooth down to the last molar, while teeth pulled at his bottom lip, biting it gently until it was swollen and hot and heavy, and he had to lick his lip to cool it and met Bennet’s tongue with his. Only then, would Bennet’s mouth close over his and start a real in-earnest kiss that lasted several more centuries. Those were kisses Bennet seemed to specialise in.
Flynn was always willing to take tips from another expert. A man should always try to extend his technique.
|ABOUT THE TAKING SHIELD SERIES|
Earth’s a dead planet, dark for thousands of years; lost for so long no one even knows where the solar system is. Her last known colony, Albion, has grown to be regional galactic power in its own right. But its drive to expand and found colonies of its own has threatened an alien race, the Maess, against whom Albion is now fighting a last-ditch battle for survival in a war that’s dragged on for generations.
Taking Shield charts the missions, adventures and loves of Shield Captain Bennet.
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