Category Archives: Aliens That Look Like Aliens

The Scorpion’s Mate (Iriduan Test Subjects Book 1) – Susan Trombley

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A very alien-looking and delightfully unique alien SciFi romance

Blurb:

Claire has never really fit in with everyone around her, but she’s carved out a life for herself using her own unique style and artistic ability to support herself on the Internet. The last thing she expects is to be abducted by aliens and dropped into a research facility, where a genetically-engineered alien soldier chooses her as his life-mate.

Thrax’s pheromones are compelling, and his status as a fellow unwilling test subject makes them allies, but Claire isn’t certain she can trust someone who is convinced she belongs to him, when all she wants to do is find a way to return home to Earth—a place that her devoted alien can never follow, because there’s no way the scorpion-like alien would ever be able to pass for human.

Still, she’ll accept help where she can find it, so she doesn’t hesitate to escape with Thrax from the facility, though their time running from their pursuers in the warrens beneath the research facility will forever change Claire, and could make it impossible for her to return to Earth.

But will there be anywhere else in the galaxy they can go where their love will be accepted?


This alien romance features an alien hero who actually looks alien, strong language, violence, and open door intimate scenes.

Claire is abducted from Earth and awakens inside a research facility. When she first sees Thrax, she thinks he is going to kill and possibly eat her. Turns out he only wants to eat her in the good way.

I loved that Thrax was very alien-looking. It is difficult for us humans to imagine things we haven’t seen before, but Susan Trombley does a very good job of it! As the title and cover art suggest, the closest thing we have to Thrax on Earth is a scorpion. But Thrax is as much different from a scorpion as he is like one. He was genetically changed by their captors to me more like them, more humanoid, more human. He has a human mouth and tongue, and a working man-part, which he wants to use with Claire.

The most hilarious thing in the book is that Thrax can feed Claire with oral sex. He can consciously change the molecular makeup of what comes out of him. One of the things he can make is a fluid that meets all a human’s nutrition and water needs. It’s not just protein! Yes, you can suck him like a straw and not need any other food or water. The latest in handy-dandy survival tools! There are many other funny moments, but this takes the cake (as it is not needed anymore).

I also really loved Claire. She was smart, level-headed, not prone to panic or acts of idiocy, and had a great sense of humor. She was not an unrealistic super-character. Her strengths were all mental and emotional. A strong character, but not a fighter. Not kick-ass, until she has Thrax at her side. Claire taught Thrax to truly feel emotion. They make a great and powerful combination.

Their story is very good, fast-paced with world-building, interactions between the couple, and action scenes. There wasn’t anything I would have cut, nothing that bored me. I particularly enjoyed discovering the world as Claire did. Nothing was front-loaded. There were no data dumps. I read this very quickly and didn’t want to put it down.

This reminded me of Amanda Milo’s Stolen By An Alien series. There isn’t as much humor in it but still a good bit. I loved Amanda’s books, and I loved this.

1st person past tense from Claire and Thrax.

Contains graphic sex scenes, but only two main long ones, both very hot. There is a lot more story than sex here. I really like that we get a sex scene from Thrax’s POV.

Occasional foul language.

It has been very well edited. I found only 9 minor errors (missing words, wrong words, words that should be hyphenated, wrong punctuation, spaces before the first letter of paragraphs, and a blank line that didn’t look intentional).

290 pages.

$0.99 at Amazon and part of Kindle Unlimited.

Further books in the series are $2.99 or $3.99.

Beth’s Stable (Stolen By An Alien #6) – Amanda Milo

Love it! Hilarious!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Beth is won at the auction by Ekan, a pirate. He takes her back to his ship with no intention to share, but his shipmates have other ideas. This is a reverse harem story, not a menage.

I love this series so much! When I saw this was out, I had to drop everything and read it. I was not disappointed. The world-building throughout this series is fantastic. I’ve loved how truly alien the aliens are. At first glance, Na’riths aren’t that different from humans, but their personalities, customs, and well… downstairs are quite different. As always, the writing itself is wonderful, great pacing, lots of humor, pop culture references, and I love love love the similes and metaphors the aliens use. It was great to have chapters from each of the characters. Whenever I’m reading these, I start thinking, “Tevek that!” instead of our English word hahah

Blind Fall – (Stolen By An Alien #5) – Amanda Milo

Cowboy romance mixes with SciFi romance like chocolate and coffee

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sanna wakes up in the auction pen with her guide dog, Kota. The two are bought along with Beth by Ekan. Ekan gives Sanna to Breslin as a present, but Breslin doesn’t treat her like a possession. They go to his planet where he raises carnivorous horse type creatures.

I love western/cowboy romances and I love SciFi romances, so this is like chocolate and coffee together! It is so wonderfully done! As always, I love Amanda’s writing style, imagination, and humor. Carnivorous horses! Love it!

Won by an Alien (Stolen By An Alien #3) – Amanda Milo

Refreshingly unique within the SciFi Romance genre

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tara also woke up in the auction pen. Fortunately, she is bought by Tac’Mot, a marsupial type alien. He works on a ship whose capitain is Brax. They may be great, but Tara needs to get back to her two toddlers on Earth!

Quote from blurb: “For those of you that prefer not to be surprised, there are TWO heroes in this story. It is a Happily Ever After with three people, a mini Reverse Harem set up of MFM (male/female/male) that doesn’t quite classify as Menage… and you’ll find out why.”

I absolutely love that these aliens are alien, as in not entirely human like. They have reptilian, avian, marsupial, etc characteristics, which makes sense. Nature on Earth is extremely varied along branches, so I expect alien humanoids to come with variety.

I also love how the alien characters use metaphors/similes with alien comparisons. Something like, “It was more bitter than marbock seeds.” We readers have no idea what those are, but we understand they must be very bitter. I’m impressed with the imagination it takes to do this.

As with the first book in this series, I love how they can’t understand each other for a long time and how that is written. It makes for some great laughs.

Rescued by an Alien (Stolen By An Alien #2) – Amanda Milo

So well done!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Zadeon rescued Callie after she had been gang raped. This book deals with her PTSD and healing. So if this is a trigger for you or you don’t want to read about such horrible things, give this one a skip.

Yes, there is rape and torture in the back story, but this book is about healing and love. It is extremely well written. The portrayal of shock is very good. Callie’s mind jumps around, not sure why she is doing things from one moment to the next. The pain isn’t glossed over or healed immediately because of Zadeon. The healing happens over time in a very realistic way. Extremely well done!

STOLEN BY AN ALIEN: An Alien Mate Romance – Amanda Milo

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Smart, funny, sexy, and unique with suspenseful action

I loved this!! It’s smart, funny, sexy, and unique with suspenseful action. I couldn’t put it down and am going to read the next book right away.

Angie woke up in an auction pen and was sold to some nasty spiderish aliens. Arokh, a reptilian alien, steals her from them.

Them not being able to speak to each other was masterfully handled. It was funny, very entertaining, and not confusing at all. I was almost sorry to lose it when they could finally speak. Actions speak louder than words. Confusion still occurs even after and made for more funny bits all the way to the end.

Some have complained of the reptilian nature of the hero, but I really liked that. It’s different and made me want to know more about him and the other aliens mentioned. It’s much more interesting than just being blue or something.