Louisa Trent - Tempest

When a cataclysmic event threatens the primitive planet on which she's stranded, Amilaw thumbs her nose at intergalactic bylaws and intercedes on the behalf of the humanoid agricultural people she has reluctantly come to love.

Her plan: Infiltrate the cave-dwelling Keht, an uncivilized clan comprised of quarrelsome Hunters and Miners, a dangerous proposition at best for should the clan leader Kore discover Amilaw's sneaky alien presence the ruthless barbarian will slit her shapeshifting throat.

The goal: Amilaw needs to seduce the lusty Keht leader into granting her doomed community sanctuary in the mountainous enclave he rules with an iron-fist, a bloodstained sword . . . and frequent looks over his shoulders for assassins.

Amilaw lays her plan well and then gets well-laid. Clamped in chains Amilaw discovers that Kore has needs too, one of which is an insatiable appetite...

for her.

In Tempest, Ms. Trent has written a fantastic futuristic love story that I was unable to put down. A story of two people who don't really fit into the clans they live among, but are perfect together. An fascinating plot, scorching love scenes and two wonderful characters that will live with the reader well after the story is finished. This one is a keeper !

Luisa, Cupid's Library Reviews

An exciting plot, the interesting setting and two well developed, likable characters and last but not least some very sizzling erotic scenes make this book a keeper.

Birka, Cupid's Library Reviews

Louisa Trent created a wonderful story of pride, prejudice and determination in The Tempest.

Eden, Enchanted in Romance

Tempest is a super length story that is rich in detail. It is a well thought out world with a complex history and social structure. There is political intrigue, the threat of assassination, global destruction and hot, sweaty sex. This is the perfect science fiction story for those readers wanting to sink their teeth into a 'meaty' and hot story

Oleta M Blaylock for Just Erotic Romance Reviews

The relationship ship between Kore and Amilaw is sensual, antagonistic, erotic and romantic. TEMPEST well earns its scorching rating, but not at the sacrifice of a well told story. The sex is hot, graphic, and kinky, but it comes in late in the book and never overshadows the plot.

TEMPEST is a wonderfully written erotic romance that will entertain and please readers on several levels. From its well-written prose, to its intricate plot and characterization, to the sizzling sex scenes, TEMPEST offers something for every reader.

Terrie Figueroa for Romance Reviews Today

I enjoyed reading TEMPTEST, Amilaw was a great character, sassy and unafraid of almost anything. She's the last of her kind, a shapeshifter, and that gives her an interesting twist with the ability to turn into anything she wants. I really liked her personality and the way she handled Kore, she didn't back down for a minute.

Julia for The Romance Studio

First, I'd like to say this is not Shakespeare's Tempest but there's no doubt that play was lurking in Louisa Trent's mind as she shaped this story. Though Amilaw is not Miranda, and Kore is not Ferdinand, there are some similarities. Prospero and Miranda are marooned on an island; Amilaw is marooned on a backwards planet, the only survivor of her group. Miranda's father controls magic; Amilaw may not have fairies at her beck and call, but she's a shape-shifter and that is magic enough for me. Ferdinand will inherit the kingship of Naples if he survives the island; Kore rules his people, the Hunters, already and has a prophecy to fulfill. Unlike Shakespeare's Tempest, this Tempest does not occur on earth, and it is science not magic that explains the disasters.

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Furthermore, the very idealistic Kore has low self-esteem and a strong altruistic streak. He's convinced that he's ugly, that his scarring is ugly, and that he should cover up that ugliness with hair, a fashion statement that has negative cultural ramifications amongst his people. ( The accepted style is shaven.) He worries about his people even though they don't seem to worry about him at all. He worries about his latent clairvoyance and psychic abilities, which are characteristics his people are definitely not ready to fathom. But he's a charismatic leader, a fair man and, as Amilaw so delicately puts it, "an arrogant tight ass."

Which brings me to another point of interest. Amilaw is part of a non-interfering shape-shifter gypsy tradition, flying about space. Amilaw's articulations give her a unique voice. She grew up on a steady diet of intercepted television broadcasts, so she enters this story speaking in a vivid diction revealing a major grasp of colloquial Americanisms from groovy to mellow, while both factions of the indigenous inhabitants have a retro medievalism hovering somewhere between cavemen and the Dark Ages.

Kore is the head honcho, and, with Sethne as a complication, Kore is selfless enough that it's hard to tell who will end up on top. Tempest is a fun read with a significant entertainment quotient enhanced by what is mostly a Domination/submission facade as Kore and Amilaw--if you'll pardon the pun--feel each other out. In fact, I'm moved to suggest that every smart-mouthed space-traveling gypsy shape-shifter should have her own "sanctimonious, overgrown, overbearing, overly hirsute, under-evolved humanoid" psychic barbarian.

Maitresse for Novelspot

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