Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Bacchi

Title: The Bacchi
Author: Belinda McBride
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-934-6
Genre: {M/F} Bisexual Sci-Fi
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Afton Teris is a Valoran hermaphrodite who has been the object of The Bacchi Lefi Dhrahn’s attraction for almost a year. When Afton is requested to investigate a slavery operation on a brothel spaceship docked close to L17 planet, Afton recruits the aid of high ranking prostitute Lefi.   

The Bacchi is part of An Uncommon Whore series. The theme is futuristic with descriptions of the various species on the planet, along with the planet’s ties with Earth. The plot is a lackluster action rescue mission with elements of male/female sexual scenes illustrated. The characters did not fully engage my interest, plus there is too much repetition of the characters traits throughout the story. The storyline is labeled as primarily a male/male love story; I did not find that to be the case, my impression is that this is male/female attraction based on the character interactions demonstrated. Afton was pressured to be male by his father. However, Afton displays and seems to prefer the feminine sexual stimulation during intimacy with Lefi. As a sex therapist, Lefi services males and females, though the only Illustrations are with females.

My rating is based on theme, plot building and character depth. The other worlds concept as well as the unique creatures found in The Bacchi is enjoyable. Nevertheless, male/female or a mixture of genre is not my reading preference. 

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