Title: The Crave
Author: Z Allora
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 02-03-2017
Genre(s): M/M Erotica, M/M Fantasy, M/M Sci Fi, Erotica, Sci-Fi Romance
Page Count: 280
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.
Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.
Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way reunite with his Chosen.
Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away on board a star craft to follow his heart.
Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death. (less)
A world without great Science fiction is unimaginable. The Craving by Z Allora satisfied a deep need for sensual and a fresh approach.
This story of sensual transitions and sharing of sexual needs and love unrequited is very good. Engaging from the first page, I remained entertained throughout. Poor quality of editing distracted from perfection in my opinion. But that did not deter me from enjoying the read. I was transported.
The ending was just a little too vanilla. I would have preferred a cliffhanger or a nasty twist where not everyone achieved his or her dream.
May I suggest making this a series? What is life delivering to the Chosen and Zarad? No matter the obstacle, love will find its path to perfection. This love story is creative genius and will make a perfect anime’ series.
This is a well-developed story with weaving sub plots of lovers from different planets within a diverse galaxy. The threads of newly found love and need for acceptance comes together nicely. The conflicts while clearly defined and traditional, lack a bittersweet resolution. But the tale left me wanting to know more about the outcomes that go beyond the story’s end.
I giggled and envied the narratives of unrequited and love finally finding its way with enticing sexual descriptive. The scenes engaged this reader.
Phoenix “Nix” Dotir the nerd kid next door that almost anyone can relate was to me the central character. His hidden need for love of Zarad the Star Chaser is well developed.
Zarad Solav is a man anyone must fall in love with. The rough consummate star chaser is characteristically the strong, masculine and in need of one love.
Eros Eytan Rain Otak Sita “Eros” is a brilliant creation meant for all science fiction junkies in need of a little kink. He is fairy dust stuff created superbly to tickle, adore, and explore pleasures.
Riva Quinton is another superb masculine character that enchanted me with his feelings of loss and awkwardness. He is a fitting lover for the beautiful elfin male Eros.
Yoshio was the only female character. She held strong and true and you got a real understanding of her amazing strengths and weaknesses.
Poor editing distracted and hampered the pace and flow of storyline. But strong character dialogue made up for the occasional distractions.
Skill in superb creative storytelling eclipses the writing skill of Z Allora. This work was mouthwatering and left me craving more stories. I would recommend this as a good read.
The author’s labors in creating a believable fantastical universe succeeded.