Butt Pirates in Space by Kiernan Kelly, Kage Alan, Angelia Sparrow, T.C. Blue, and Shae Connor

Butt Pirates in SpaceButt Pirates in Space by Kiernan Kelly, Kage Alan, Angelia Sparrow, T.C. Blue, and Shae Connor
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  MLR Press, LLC
Novel:  88,000 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  2

Strap yourself in and strap something on as you’re transported across galaxies and lifetimes by Kiernan Kelly, Kage Alan, Angelia Sparrow, T.C. Blue and Shae Connor. Whether it’s an interspecies pregnancy between two hormonal males, a swashbuckling group of pirates, or free gifts that talk, you’ll soon learn why in space, no one can hear you cream. Open wide for BUTT PIRATES IN SPPAAACCCEEE!

What to Expect When Your Boyfriend is Expecting
What fun is a cross-species pregnancy without an old-fashioned kidnapping to shake things up?

The Future of Perfect Love Is A Bitchfest!

There are times when even a space pirate needs to do the right thing. This isn’t one of them.

Free Gift with Purchase
Sometimes the free gifts are the ones that keep on giving…whether you want them to or not.

Pride of the Rangers
Disgraced Lieutenant Commander Cliff Cody of the Space Exploration Rangers escapes from prison and turns pirate.


“What to Expect When Your Boyfriend is Expecting” by Shae Connor

This was a cute, little story.  Yes, it is shallow but it is fun.  We learn really little about the main character, Zeke.  We know for some reason he came to a different planet in the second landing of humans and met his boyfriend there.  They had a quick relationship and moved in together.  Zeke had no idea that his boyfriend could get pregnant and of course he does.  Now the two are the first cross-species pregnant couple.  They get word that privateers are after his boyfriend and baby.  Poor Zeke ends up in their clutches though.

I really liked the background of the story.  All the little details that make up this world are interesting.  Zeke is a smart man and knows he and his boyfriend are in love and never wavers in his faith in his boyfriend.  I would have loved to have seen more of the background and surrounding story of these two.  I think it would have made an excellent novella with a little more detail.  As is it is just a cute short.

Roses: 3

“Spacehunters: Master Elite and the Maternal Order of Loganites Beyond Uranus” by Kage Alan

This was a lighthearted story that was more about humor than story.  It was hilarious!  Some of the “cult” names…lol.  Jayden and Chace are boarding a station illegally to get a scroll.  It is never said what is on the scroll.  It really doesn’t seem to matter in the scheme of things.  Jayden and Chace snark back and forth the whole story long.  At times it is not always easy to follow them but that is the fun of the story.  As I said this is more about humor than anything so the plot and all else is pretty thin, but it is an enjoyable read as it is.  The only trouble that I had is that I got so tired of all the names…it got a little ridiculous.

Roses:  2

“B’utopia” by Kiernan Kelly

Hmmm, this one just didn’t catch me.  I thought that Rictor was interesting but personality challenged and Jerrick was just…Blah.  The whole premise of the story sounds good but the actual story just was too over the top for me.

Roses: 2

“Free Gift with Purchase” by T.C. Blue

This was a very interesting story.  It is a well thought out one.  I loved the characters.  The story could have had a little more detail too it.  It was tough to be in a short that had so much thrown at you so quickly with little time to truly absorb it.  It could get a little confusing.  I enjoyed the characters.  Mama was a very interesting addition and Miss Jocelyn Uranus, lol!!!  Ah, it was a very enjoyable read.

Roses: 4

“Pride of the Rangers” by Angelia Sparrow

This book was definitely not for me.  I didn’t like the characters.  The premise itself was good but it had little feeling in it.  There was lots of sex but it was stilted and lacked any emotional connection for me as a reader.  It also made no sense to me how Cade, Jake, and Frank ended up together.  There really wasn’t a connection there.  I didn’t feel or see it.  I had no sense of Jake and Frank as characters.  One minute Cade hates everyone the next in love…yeah, no.

Roses:  1

Overall the book is trying to be funny and lighthearted but really just ended up being too over the top to really enjoy.  I know this was supposed to be funny but mostly I was glad to finish the book.



About bluesmokey

I'm a plain Jane who longs to put her imagination to work. I'm not a writer but I like to read.

Posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, in Anthology, Book Review, M/M Romance, M/M Triad, Novel: 150 pages and above, Science Fiction, TJ, Two Roses and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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