Chalice (Planetary Submissives #1)

Title: Chalice
Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Romance
Page Count: 65 Pages
Reviewed by: Minnie
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

In order to stop his magic from eating him alive, Chalice seeks out a man strong enough to dominate and control him.

Chalice might be a prince on his planet but his submissive tendencies prevent him from dealing with the incredible energy coursing through his body. Magic users need a second to balance them out, but there has never been a case where the one with the power didn’t hold the dominant position. Chalice’s ability as a rare four elemental magic wielder already marks him as different, though. And with the king in denial of his son’s needs, he has no choice but to look off—planet to find a powerful partner.

He runs into a diplomat on a mission who leads Chalice to agree to be the pet of an emperor—one whose reputation for tossing aside subs is only balanced out by the fact that Chalice thinks he’s the sexiest creature he’s ever seen. Chalice takes the plunge, hoping the biggest gamble of his life won’t prove to be his biggest mistake.

I don’t usually read science fiction but the ones I’ve read (mostly m/m) I’ve found really good. This story was no different. I liked this book and will be definitively reading the next ones on the series. I loved the way the characters interacted and I also would have liked for Ms Kell to have presented a bigger picture of the world this characters leave in. The story was well developed if a bit quick (what can you expect from a short story?).

I have mixed feelings about the ending as I loved the fact that Emperor Hawk wanted Chalice so much he went after his submissive when the prince fled. And I also found it counterproductive that everything and every one changed in the blink of an eye. But overall a well written story with so much potential for more stories.

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Galley copy of Chalice provided by Pride Publishing in exchange of an honest review.


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