Bethany reviews ‘Sons of Earth’ by James Cox. Published by Evernight Publishing on October 18, 2016, 86 pgs.
Why I read this book: This week is pick for me. Originally Eloreen picked a different title by this author but unfortunately it was unavailable as a review copy. But this author graciously offered a review copy of this one and after reading the blurb I was definitely intrigued.
NOTE: A copy of this was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Twenty years after the Outlaw MC series, their children may not know the cost of war but they will know terror when Mars starts to reject humanity.
President of the Outlaw MC of Mars has a son—one that matches his temperament and the ability to find himself in trouble. Arie likes the notoriety a biker club offers, but being the oldest son of a founding member are big shoes to fill. When a quake makes the sleepy city on Mars rumble, Arie and his best friend Kavin are drinking in an off-limits spaceship. An unexpected kiss, followed by the quake, makes for one hell of a mistake. They take off without any ability to control the ship. Their destination? Earth.
There’s a lack of clothing, earth animals, and a growing relationship that leaves Arie confused about his future, but none of that compares to the dangers. Arie must now face a beast that nearly killed his father, and a love he never saw coming.
I am not a fan of sci-fi, I don’t watch it, I don’t read it, I generally tend to stay away from it. It’s just not something that interests me. But when Eloreen picked a different book from this author I was intrigued. When I contacted him, unfortunately the title she picked was unavailable as a review copy. But he was very gracious and offered 3 of his other titles, and this one drew me in. Maybe it was the cover, or the blurb, maybe it was the combination of the two, but I knew I wanted to read this one.
Arie at the beginning seems very cocky, and at first I wasn’t sure I was going to like him. He reminded me too much of people from my high school and that wasn’t always a pleasant time for me. LOL. But when push came to show he stepped up and showed me how loyal to his best friend and planet he was. This made up for the brash exterior at the beginning. Oh don’t get me wrong, he kept up that “yea, I’m awesome and everyone loves me” attitude, but I knew what was beneath the surface.
Kavin, who I DID like from the start of the book has been in love with Arie, his best friend since they were kids, for as long as he can remember. I wasn’t sure how Arie would react when he find this out. And I was scared that after they acted on their lust, when they finally made it home, that Arie would act like nothing happened between them. Lets just say that I was very happy to see that was not the case.
Oh it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for them and their “adventure” but it sure was entertaining to read. While reading there are characters that obviously came before these two and have their own books. While I didn’t feel like I missed anything by not reading them first, I do know I do plan on getting them to see how we got to Arie and Kavin’s book.
So maybe this is just the kind of sci-fi I needed to read. It is one that I recommend if you are looking for something on the short side of a sci-fi book, with lots of adventure and some really smoking smexy times. So I would like to give a big Thank You to James for allowing me to try his work.
All right here I am.
I’m bisexual. I love men, women, reading, dogs (not in that way, you freak.) I like cats but they’re always giving me the evil eye. Yes, I do believe in God, so no ‘God hates gays’ mail please. I detest smiley faces and people who talk on the phone while they’re driving. I have a crush on my boss who doesn’t know I’m bi and always staring at his ass. I love writing, particularly when it takes place in other worlds or galaxies. I only have m/m books out but one day I’ll venture into pussy territory. I always wanted to paint nude men. Want to know more? Just contact me at my website – http://authorjamescox.weebly.com