Series: Coalition Rebellion, #1
Published by Topaz on July 1st 1994
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires.
A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world.
What will he do to her if she sets him free?
Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing her to make him do anything she wants. Yet Shaylah has an old-fashioned belief in love and refuses to take advantage of him. A tense friendship grows between her and Wolf, along with deep desires he refuses to admit. The Coalition destroyed his people. He won't betray their memory.
When Shaylah returns to battle, Wolf rebels and is sold to a prison colony. She frees him, and together they journey to his home planet. As she learns more about Wolf, she begins to question her loyalty to the Coalition, and the passions between them burn out of control.
Lord Of The Storm was the first book I had ever tried out from Justine Davis and it certainly won’t be my last. I was swept away by this story and I couldn’t believe how much I fell in love with it. It really shocked me especially considering its been a while that I have had this sitting in my kindle.
Lord Of The Storm is the first book of the series. It features our two main characters Shayla and Dare. Shayla is a captain of a ship of the coalition. She is good at what she does. She feels a connection to one world that was the Coalition’s greatest sins and abominations. Shayla’s parents were bonded at Trios, and even though everyone else she knows mocks her, she still believe in love and bonding with one person for life. When she is given leave, she visits a friend. But what she doesn’t expect, is that her friend would hand over a slave, a man who is regal and is so beautiful. The last thing she wants to do is accept the gift from her friend, since she doesn’t approve of slavery at all. But when he is punished over her ignorance, she takes him in. Shayla shows Dare that not all coalition officers are cruel. They spend a week together, being honest with each other and Shayla showing Dare to be himself. Dare was taken away from his home and believes he is the only one left alive from the beautiful and honorable world and forced into slavery, the kind of slavery he can never escape from. Its been five years and Shayla shows Dare how to fight back in the only way he knows how to. When Shayla leaves on a mission she is called away on, she learns upon her return that Dare has been sold in one of the worst places. She goes to rescue him and to return back to his home.
What a incredibly written romance this story turned out to be!! I loved seeing these two together. Both character were fantastic and well written. I just loved Shayla, she is a heroine you can relate with. What was most endearing about her character, was how she treated Dare from the beginning. It was quite heartbreaking at times seeing the way Dare had been downridden and beaten over the years. But with Shayla, he comes alive. The world building was amazing, with seeing how strong people were to fight against tyranny that the Coalition is. I couldn’t get enough of the plot and seeing how it was full of surprises and sweeps the reader off their feet!! If you like sci fi romance or want to try one out…LORD OF THE STORM is a MUST READ!!! Its passionate, adventure packed and thrills you from head to toe! A HEART-WRENCHING ROMANCE
The Skypirate (Coalition Rebellion, #2) by Justine Davis
Series: Coalition Rebellion,
Published by Topaz on February 1st 1995
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Dax, a skypirate hunted to the ends of the universe by the cruel interstellar Coalition, can't escape the allure of Captain Califa Claxton. A chance to destroy the Coalition awaits them, and in the white heat of their explosive union a new bond may be forged - souls joined by a magnificent love.
Book 2 of The Coalition Rebellion Novels
Sky Pirate is the second book of the Coalition series. And what a delightful continuation to a fabulous start of this trilogy. It sets off when Dax, our hero of Sky Pirate, is out to save his ward who has gotten mixed up in bad luck with the Coalition and sent to a prison. Her prison mate, is a young woman that Dax can’t resist and seeks to rescue her too. Captain Califa Claxton has lived most of her life in the Coalition, it was the only life she ever knew. But when her best friend got into trouble, Califa was to blame and when she refuses to reveal her and her lover’s whereabouts, she got the worst sort of punishment, to wear a slave coller. Califa has changed since she was part of the Coalition. She isn’t the same woman she was before, and when she meets Dax, she is willing to fight the people she once defended. Because she knows the horrors of what they are capable of.
After reading Lord of the Storm, I was a bit nervous about reading Califa’s story. I wasn’t very impressed with her in the first book, especially in how she treats Dare at the beginning. However this book quickly changed my mind. Califa is quite different and you see her reasons behind serving the coalition at the time. What I admired about her was her courage and fighting spirit. Even after having the Collar for quite some time, she has never been broken. The romance that develops between Dax and Califa is quite unique and charming and full of some thrills along the way. This was quite a spirited story and it was truly heartbreaking at times. Especially with Dax and his war. My heart just broke for a world of culture, history and people that has almost been destroyed. But I did love their strength they had. And we also get to see some interaction between Dare and Shayla with this couple with was quite fun to see.