Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Deep Space: Love and Other Lies
Author: Kol Anderson
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 60 Pages
Publisher: Kol Anderson
Release Date: May 20, 2017
Available at: Amazon
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Madoc Taliesin doesn’t know what he wants or who he wants. but who does when they’re young?
But Leo knows what he wants and he’s not afraid to go after it. Unfortunately for Madoc, Leo wants him. And Leo won’t let Madi off the hook now that he’s in his sight.
Aliens, tentacles and torture, oh my! Kol brings us another crazy story, this time in the sci-fi realm.
We find our young Madoc on a space ship waiting for a medical appointment. He meets Leo while having a smoke and a chat beforehand, only to find out Leo is the new doctor aboard ship. Madoc finds out quickly that the rumors about Leo are true when he finds himself first raped then taken captive. He wakes to find himself on a different ship surrounded by aliens who are apparently taking their revenge out on him and his poor body in graphic and horrific ways.
There is a bit of mystery here in finding out what is behind the aliens’ revenge. It was a little bit confusing at times as to the motivations and back story. It was easy to feel for poor Madoc who was an innocent victime and little more than a pawn in the bigger scheme of things. The story goes back to the beginning of the aliens’ existence and the treatment of their race, though I’m still not quite clear on how Leo fits in with everything.
What we get is a short story packed with classic Kol, full of creepy characters and plenty of torture and gore to go with it. I wish it had been a bit longer with more understanding of the world and what was going on, but it was, dare I say, a nice afternoon quickie that left me actually looking for something a bit fluffier.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*