Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Himiko: Bonding

Title: Himiko: Bonding
Author: CB Conwy
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-158-6
Genre: {M/M} Science Fiction
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Matt is in the middle of a lecture when three Himika come to escort Matt to the alien’s harvesting, or human collection, compound. It is the last thing Matt remembers until he awakens in a windowless hospital room. Feeling better the next day, Matt is escorted to the dining room. As Matt rounded the corner his gaze is drawn to Pietr. When Pietr returns the intent look, something inside Matt shifted. Suddenly Matt senses that he must wrap himself in this man’s arms or perish; Pietr is his bonded mate.

Himiko: Bonding is an imaginative, as well as, intriguing story that features the development of Matt’s psyche capability. The detailed plot is well-paced, interwoven with humor and sensual lovemaking. There is also an inkling of mystery, or a hidden agenda, on the part of the aliens. The characters are credible. Matt created his own architectural firm because he is ambitious, plus he has anger management issues. He didn't like it when senior architects tried to steal his ideas. However, he is especially compassionate about the humanity of others. Matt is the first human to bond with a Himika, as well as being the first to be receptive to the alien’s concealed emotions. Matt’s instincts are considered unique by the aliens.

Pietr is smug, as well as sarcastic. Nevertheless, Pietr is exceedingly protective, which Matt finds annoying at times. Pietr supports all of Matt’s hard work while Matt is learning to communicate in the Himiko way. Pietr continuously demonstrates the immeasurable passion he has exclusively for Matt.

CB Conwy has created a superbly engaging, as well as, exciting saga that purposely leaves an opening for answers to questions like what is the aliens’ real agenda. How much power does Matt really have? I look forward to an upcoming sequel hopefully very soon.

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