Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flashback Sunday Review/ The Ta’e’sha Chronicles: Daughters of Terra/ Theolyn Boese/ Loose Id

Flashback Sunday Review:  A Review of a book that has been published at least 12 Months previous to the review date.

Title:  The Ta’e’sha Chronicles: Daughters of Terra
Author:  Theolyn Boese
Publisher:  Loose Id
Genre:  BDSM & Polyamorous Futuristic Shapeshifter (Menage)
Print ISBN:  978-1596326743   
eBook ISBN:  978-1596323858
Publication Date:  March 9, 2008
Length:  224 Pages
Format:  ebook
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Book Blurb:

Theadora Conner lived a quiet, solitary life until she met two strange men one night at a club. Several days later, after a surgically neat kidnapping, she awoke to find that her world has been turned upside down. Told that she was mated to both men and altered to carry their children she finds herself thrown into a world and culture she knows nothing about, one where science, myth, and religion seem to blend seamlessly.

As she tries to accept her new life with Kyrin and Daeshen, her new husbands, a hidden danger stalks the human women. For not all of the Ta’e’sha are happy to accept these women, and one expresses his contempt with rape.

Publisher’s Note: The Ta’e’sha Chronicles: Daughters of Terra contains subject matter that may be objectionable to some readers: ménage, homoerotic sexual situations, BDSM, sex while in shapeshifted form, violence.

My Review:

I love this book, it was one of the first truly erotic books that I read when I started to expand my horizon's in reading material.  This was the first book that i read that had a BDSM theme as a partial subplot.  This is a book that I read at least once a year now.

Theodora Connor or Thea is a young woman who lives by herself and is lonely.  One night she happens to go to a club and meets two very sexy men and makes a connection with them on the dance floor.  She didn't expect to ever see these men again and enjoyed flirting with them.  She longs for a more exciting life but doesn't see anything happening anytime soon.  She wasn't expecting to be kidnapped by these two men who turn out to be from an alien race, The Ta'e'sha

Kyrin and Daeshen have been lovers for some time and are on a mission across space to bring back some women from Earth as the women of their planet have become extremely reproductively challenged.  They are not looking for a 3rd life partner but when they meet Thea at the dance club where they are scouting for potential mates to take back home, they realize that they have located the woman who will be able to provide their family unit with children.  They kidnap Thea within the week and while she is sleeping under the influence of the drugs that they have given her, she is surgically altered to be able to have their children.

Thea is shocked when she awakens and is told that not only has she been kidnapped but that she has been married to these two men while she was unconscious and that she's been surgically altered to be able to bear their children.  Thea is a fantastic heroine in this story because she is open to change.  She believes in "the God and Goddess" and has been practicing a form of Wicca on earth.  The interactions between Thea, Kyrin and Daeshen are extremely well done.  Kyrin is the dominant partner in this triad but Daeshen and Thea are not completely submissive and it's very interesting how all three of these characters grow. 

Not everyone on the spaceship is open to bringing these "Earth" women back home and in fact there is one crew member who proves to be very difficult and who causes some violence in the story.  I was somewhat surprised with the nature of the violence (rape) but overall the violence was written in such a way that it was not overwhelming.  There is a HEA ending to this story and the plot is also set for the next book in this series, The Ta’e’sha Chronicles 2: Shards of the Mind .

This was an excellent entry for me into the BDSM world because all three partners in this story are truly in love and know and respect their partners boundaries.  It was also one of my first polyamorous books and those aspects are very well handled too.

My Review:  5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was purchased by the reviewer.

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