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Allie has been alone for years. Stranded on an unknown, uninhabitable planet billions of miles away from Earth, being the only survivor of a disastrous crash landing, she has little hope left for rescue. Each day she is consumed with the task of foraging for food, finding shelter, and avoiding predators. But the nights are the worst.. When the planet freezes over and she iAllie has been alone for years. Stranded on an unknown, uninhabitable planet billions of miles away from Earth, being the only survivor of a disastrous crash landing, she has little hope left for rescue. Each day she is consumed with the task of foraging for food, finding shelter, and avoiding predators. But the nights are the worst.. When the planet freezes over and she is left with nothing but her demons. That is until the day she sees a ship fall out of the sky. Where do Cyborgs go when there is no war? When every being in the galaxy fears you? When you're a living, breathing computer virus? Several decades after the galactic humanoid war between the Earthians and the Trentians, Jack has made a name for himself as one of the best bounty hunters in the cosmos. Tasked with pursuing an especially dangerous pirate to a remote location, his ship is caught in a fluke meteor storm. Stranded with ship repairs on a dust rock, also known as Hell-in-Space, he encounters a damaged, beautiful woman. The greatest bounty hunt of his life. ---- Themes: science fiction, romance, horror elements Warning: mature readers only, explicit sex scenes Standalone, HEA, 63,000 words ...

Title : Last Call
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ISBN : 31286399
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 195 Pages
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Last Call Reviews

  • SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
    2019-01-18 11:04

    Check out this and my other reviews at My Blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest★Book Basics★ Genre: - Sci Fi Romance Series: - Stand AloneLove triangle? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - YesRating - 4 stars★Review★I was offered this book as a R2R but as it was free on Amazon at the time (and is still available on KU) I grabbed it from there.I make no secret of the fact I love a sci fi/alien/cyborg romance.And this has got to be one of the best I have read in a long time.It pretty much had only 2 characters, but I adored both the hero and heroine. The heroine is so strong and the hero a cyborg who has to deal with the emotions the heroine brought forth in him. Loved the history and the world building as it was explained to us. Loved their relationship and how it built.And man was this book scary creepy at times. It was TENSE!All in it was a great debut and something refreshing in this kind of sci fi genre.It is a cyborg/sci-fi/horror cross over and I loved every minute of it.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Marta Cox
    2019-01-04 13:11

    This is the authors first book and I spotted it as a freebie on Amazon a few weeks ago. I do enjoy sci fi romance and the synopsis had me interested although frankly I'm not that keen on the cover but it's what's in the pages that counts, right? So I settled in to read and quickly found myself drawn in.We have two main characters here and they are Allie,a young woman trapped on an inhospitable planet and the cyborg Jack, who discovers her. From the start there's chemistry between them and it is an erotic read but I really liked the pace of their romance. After all Allie has been so lonely and yet she has never just given up so to my mind deserves to experience the joy of living and feeling. Plus yes Jacks a big tough cyborg with a libido that's going crazy but he has a warmth to him that was unexpected.Speaking of unexpected I'm a little confused by the direction this story takes. The author added a dark paranormal / horror feel to it. The creatures on the planet were surely enough for the couple to cope with without the dark presence that threatened them. A presence that unfortunately isn't quite defined enough for this reader to feel satisfied. I see from the authors closing notes that the next book will expand some of these ideas but I wanted answers now and perhaps closure. However the couple some how survive and I do love a happy ending. Three and a half from me

  • 'Q' aka CoCo
    2019-01-14 13:21

    Cyborg Love...Allie was the sole survivor of a battleship cruiser crash on a horrible planet. There's nothing but sand, heat, and giant "sand wurms" that come out at night. It brought to mind that horrible Sci-Fi movie "Tremors" that my husband makes me watch every time it comes on.Jack is a cyborg bounty hunter in pursuit of his next target when he has to make an emergency landing.I liked that it wasn't love at first sight. Despite Allie having been alone for 5+ years, she was still wary, and Jack did his best to lure her without frightening her.This was an interesting mix of romance, sci-fi, and paranormal with, perhaps, a bit of horror thrown in as well. Though I found some of the sex scenes as awkward as the cover implies they would be, others were a good mix of sweet and hot. "You need to shatter. You need to break apart into a thousand electrifying pieces...And then you need to be remade."

  • Erika
    2018-12-26 09:18

    super cool idea, just wasn't working for me romantically

  • Jen ❥
    2019-01-05 08:07

    Amazing! That is the first word that comes to mind as I try to summarize my reaction to this book. I've never read anything quite like this; it's futuristic science fiction and an erotic romance...with strong elements of horror. Yes, horror. It eerily creeped me out to the point that I couldn't read it before going to bed, but it's so well done. Ms. Lucas certainly has a way with words, to say the least. I was immersed from page one, and the experience was like riding a rollercoaster, dreadfully cranking up that first hill and having your stomach drop as you go over. Just wow!I don't want to give away any key details because the suspense is engrossing, but Jack and Allie are perfectly matched. Allie is so strong and yet broken from her ordeal, I couldn't help but admire her. And Jack, oh man. He's a Cyborg with two disparate sides, human and machine, and his change in behavior can be mercurial based on which is in control. He has to learn how to deal with the feelings Allie evokes, and oh my, does the possessive protector come out. Yay!The attention to detail in creating this futuristic story is very realistic, too. The nanotechnology and scientific explanations for everything are impressively well thought out without undermining the romance. There are some noticeable editing mistakes, but they weren't too distracting or frequent, especially for a longer novel like this. As Ms. Lucas's debut, this book promises many more good stories to follow. The epilogue sets up the second book in the series about other characters, and I am eagerly awaiting its release. Your work is amazing, Naomi Lucas. Keep that creativity flowing because I'm hooked!

  • Samantha K
    2019-01-07 13:18

    This book was surprisingly good. The H, a cyborg, was a yummy, possessive alpha. The writing was good, the story interesting and the sex steamy. However, I can't give it 5 stars due to a sometimes tstl h, a very bizarre paranormal aspect of the story that made no sense and didn't need to be there and a strange epilogue that had nothing to do with the main in characters of the story. Obviously, the author was trying to set it up for book 2 but it was just too weird and made no sense.Were it not for these things, this would've been a 5 star story.

  • Shasha
    2019-01-14 15:28

    I made it to the endI had to stop reading this because of the flat writing and terrible editing. But the plot (and the romance) was interesting enough to help me finish. Lots goes unresolved or unexplained but at least they live!This would be a whole lot easier to read if this was fixed up. Impotent and barren are NOT synonyms! Lots of errors like that and missing punctuation.Mature content

  • Marianne
    2019-01-15 09:13

    3,5 stars I didn't expect the elements of horror in a sci-if romance, but they made the book stand out among all he others I've read. I will definitely move on to the second book, I need to find out what really happened to Ophelia. What didn't really work for me was the insta-sex. I'm just not sure a sheltered girl would act so... sexual... after years of zero contact with other sentient beings.Nice transition into the next book, though.

  • namericanwordcat
    2019-01-20 09:06

    There is an unexpected horror element to this science fiction romance. The heroine has been surviving on a wasteland of a planet for a long time. The hero is a cyborg bounty hunter.There are lots of mysteries and plot threads that go unresolved. It would have bee a richer book if these elements would have been fleshed out and we got more time after the I love yous but it wasn't a bad debut.

  • Shari Kay
    2019-01-09 13:20

    lacking romancehttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • ( Jo ) bubbles the book pimp
    2018-12-31 14:25

    Ooooooh this book gave me shivers. First reading of this author. Sci fi/horror/dark romance...I'm not sure of the specific genre ( or if there even is one to describe this book ) because it was a few wrapped up in a gripping page turner of a book. Beautifully descriptive and dark and light all rolled into one. Allie has been stranded on a deserted giant worm infested planet for a number of years ( after fleeing a warlord bent on using her as a 'breeder' ) she has been surviving on bugs and roots. Living day to day...that is until jack a cyborg bounty hunter on the trail of his prey is caught in a mention storm and has to land to make repairs. Intrigued by the ship that has forced to land Allie's inquisitive nature sets her on a path of discovery. Jack is intense very intense...a cyborg for hire since the war between two planets has ended. He was a strange combination of sweet and scary...like his human and robotic sides.Really really good read. Quite dark at times ( bogey man/thing/entity gave me proper judders ) Looking forward to reading more by this author. Epilogue to book 2 in this series was quite gripping so off I toddle to hunt that sucker down for reading

  • Miku
    2019-01-03 07:15

    I enjoyed the story far more than I had expected which is great. The world building and the flow of the story was good. What I practically didn’t like and stopped me from giving it a 5 star was the mystery being left unexplained and what is more the creepy darkness that scares the h was solved in a rush. There are lot of things that were left unexplained. The world building was intriguing and the outlaw Larrick as a character was very interesting that I am looking forward for his story.

  • Brutally Honest
    2018-12-27 08:22

    So I finally finished this book. Finally. I got it for free from the author but I believe it's also available on amazon as a freebie.I don't really know how to rate it. So, first of all, horror is not my thing. Second of all, I'm extremely nit-picky when it comes to scifi. I can't stand unrealistic bullshit. And so this book is really not a good fit for me. Had there been good sex scenes, that would have redeemed it nicely. Instead, the heroine is this doe-eyed wet-behind-the-ears virgin, and the hero is an unfeeling (and rather stupid) alpha cyborg dude. Honestly it feels incredibly lopsided.As you can see throughout my updates that there were quite a lot of things I did enjoy. I really felt for the heroine, even with all her short comings. Certain descriptions were very well-carried-out, hair-raising in their ability to make me feel what the heroine was feeling. It was very cool.So all in all I'll compromise with a 3-star rating.

  • DemetraP
    2019-01-19 08:04

    Cyborg bounty hunter crash lands on a planet. Heroine crash landed there many years ago. The romance was basic instant lust. Neither of the main characters has been with anyone in a long time. No real emotional connection. No long chats or getting to know each other. I didn't understand the "evil" lurking in heroine's crashed ship. We are never told what it was. That annoyed me. Also, the moment heroine and hero go investigate and look for spare parts on her old ship, the wurms attack? Also not explained. Bottom line: the book had potential, and I'll give other books in the series a try.

  • Lyn
    2018-12-29 12:05

    Ok, so this book started off pretty great. The author even added a creepy element that messed up my sleep (I love horror). Somewhere around the 75% to 80% mark the story just started to drag and got cheezy. Too bad. I really wanted to enjoy this book more than I did. I'm always looking for new favorite Sci Fi authors to add to my list (my list is too short!). Oh well... the search continues.

  • Raven
    2018-12-24 12:21

    Outstanding first bookThis was an outstanding story. The lead female the lead female Allie, is a little naive but that's easily accounted for because of her history. And Jack the cyborg she encounters is pretty awesome. He's strong and sexy with a serious blood bloodlust and a slitghtly sadistic nature. They have good chemistry even from the beginning. The story turned out to be more then I expected, with paranormal elements included in a space cyborg Romance. A highly enjoyable read. I'm very much looking forward to book 2 Ophelia's story.

  •  Simply Sam ツ
    2018-12-24 11:22

    I figured it was available through KU so why not, right? Yeah.....that lasted for all of 8%.While I thought the blurb sounded right up my alley for scifi romance and that the author may be on the right track with her ideas, the writing felt somewhat juvenile and it definitely reads like an indie published first work. Not that that's always a bad thing, it's just not something I could get into. Moving on.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-11 07:31

    Last Call is a contemporary romance mixed with adventure, science fiction and a touch of horror. It kept me up half of the night. I loved the cyborg technology and found the world the author created to be believable. It was a quick read with good pacing. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

  • Airwreckah
    2019-01-07 15:30

    DNF'dIt was too painful to finish- I got to 60%? "Naive innocent heroine" with too much focus on virginity and weird rapey bits with slightly creepy hero with "violent tendencies." Then the plot plot itself is a bit monsensical- crashed ships on barren planets and ghost demons? Who the heroine follows into a creepy cave of doom like a total idiot? Boring. And the sex scenes were weird.

  • Georgiana
    2018-12-23 12:16

    A nice surprise/pretty good read. (Novella length with graphic sex scenes.)

  • Emma
    2018-12-24 08:15

    4.5 starsSci-fi - horror - romance. What more can you ask for? :-)

  • Emma
    2018-12-23 14:06

    3 what the hell-in-space did I just read stars.I generally try and rate books based on the type of book, the author, and my expectations going in. In this case I know nothing of the author, nor have I ever read a cyborg romance, so I had no expectations. I have no idea if she is following normal tropes for this genre. But for me it was a journey of the unexpected and I appreciated that.The writing was unexceptional and occasionally stilted. There were some painfully cheezy lines. There was a fair amount of sex and some of it added nothing to the story. In particular the masturbation scene was just odd. Some stuff was not explained well although it could be that it is meant to be explained in further books. It did end with a possible cliffhanger but not so much that it was annoying. I was annoyed by the misuse of the word impotent when what she was describing was infertile women. Allie is young woman who is the only survivor of a crash on a very inhospitable planet. She has been there for about 6 years. One day she witnesses another ship landing and when she goes to investigate she sees Jack. Jack is a cyborg created for a war that is now over. He is now working as a bounty hunter. Jack is forced to spend a few days repairing his ship and takes that time to get to know Allie better. Of course things are not idyllic on this near empty planet and we get a wee bit of supernatural horror along with our scifi. Very odd.I quite liked Jack. Sometimes his motivations were different than I might expect but I always felt they were explained by his cyborg-ness. I never felt he was just a human with robot bits. Her motivation was less clear. I got why she was wary of him at first but could not understand why it took her nearly the entire book to come to the conclusion she should try and get off the hellish planet with him. Nor did I understand why she left his vicinity when she clearly should not have. It was like watching a horror movie where the teen goes outside the cabin and you want to scream at them to not be such an idiot. I read the blurbs for books 2 and 3 and am not convinced I will read them. Might try some other similar things first so I have something to compare to next time. Still I am glad I tried this one - Thanks Coco :)

  • tooter
    2018-12-22 10:22

    I loved this book. There are so many Aliens and Cyborgs books out there now (which the author contributes to pretty often, but in a good way 🤗), but this book was different. It was more unique. For one thing, the main h’s situation. No, she’s not being kidnapped from earth to be an alien bride, or a some type of ambassador, or a mech/engineering type on a space station. Second, there is a light horror element to this book that really ramps up the suspense. Third, believable situations. There is a high reality level to every aspect of the book from the ship description to the world which they are stuck on. Quality in every page. It’s Hollywood blockbuster level completeness, not made-for-tv movie. Other things I liked: I really enjoyed the way the author wrote the h’s POV. And there are the requisite hot scenes. The buildup was great 🤤. If you like the sci-fi genre, and crave something a little darker or grittier, this book is your Blue!

  • Cheri
    2019-01-12 15:10

    There was many things about this book that was irritating or confusing , first Allie was raised in a commune of virgins who were fertile, when the commune was over taken and she was picked to be the new warlords bride, all the other virgins were viciously raped, so they escaped on a battle cruiser, she was only 17 at the time. very very naive, when it crashes and everyone on board but her is killed she lives on this barren desert planet for about 7 years all alone. Then a cyborg bounty hunter lands on the planet to do repair work to his ship, she hides and watches him and then goes to her cave and masturbates, I thought that was just ridiculous, why would a naive virgin do that? but maybe its just me in that thought. There wasn't a lot of plot to the story. I didn't dislike the characters so much but i felt that there could be some character development added into the tale.

  • Teon
    2019-01-15 13:27

    I'd say a 3.5I liked the description of Jack's cyborg. If we are talking romance w/ the amount of sex that the story had in it, I need a little bit more to make Jack either more sexy or more romantic. Allie's story could have used some more details building up who she is. Her survival story is incredible so I think we should have known a lot more about what made her strong enough to accomplish this. The creepy story w/ the ship that crashed should have had more to it or been left out. Felt like we were just teased w/ something that never amounted to anything. It is left open that it may be visited in a future book but I don't have enough information to want to find out what it is. So I would say as a first book it showed great promise for the future.

  • K. Hankerson
    2018-12-23 09:14

    WowSuch desolation on a practically dead planet, how does a young woman survive? That's the question posed in Last Call. Allie is the only survivor of a starship filled with her fellow female colony escapees. Loneliness, hunger, giant subterranean sand wurms, and cold are her only companions for 6 long years. Until Jack, a battle-bred Cyborg bounty hunter makes an emergency landing on Hell-in-space, and discovers this amazing and haunted woman. Tentatively, they begin a relationship that will have them both facing their demons and coming out the other side scarred but alive. Beautifully described bleakness, you can feel Allies hopes and fears attaching to Jack. This story was amazing and I am excited to read the next installment.

  • Dahrose
    2019-01-11 08:34

    This was a DNF for me at the 65% mark. The naive childlike waifish heroine was a very poor match for the brutal harsh cyborg - given the rapish sex scenes - and doubly so given her captivity and experiences with men in the past. But this is instant lust/love so she wants him bad too - nah, never rang true and just got very, very uncomfortable.I started skipping when the wurms began attacking suddenly for no reason (after 7 years of never attacking????) and the whole scene in the ship with the mystery soul eater/creature - had no idea what was going on there and the author completely lost me. Just suddenly realised how distasteful the romance set up was and that the whole thing had become a boring mess.A poor romance. Incoherent in places.

  • Jen Winters
    2018-12-29 11:23

    These aren't your traditional characters. Wild woman and bloodthirsty cyborg man, except the wild woman has some serious self-doubts and the bloodthirsty cyborg man has tender moments that contrast with his violence. Like when he chose to masturbate instead of taking her again. That was way out of character for him. But, I think the characters in this book were otherwise perfect. The "plot" was slow, but again, perfect under the circumstances. I didn't realize until late in the book that the author dipped into paranormal in her sci-fi, which I think is interesting. I prefer PNR as my main genre and diverging into sci-fi and getting a PNR surprise was fun.

  • Mary Lee
    2018-12-24 08:19

    Good for a first bookThis was good for a first book by a new author. That doesn't mean it didn't have some issues. It did. While we got multiple first person views, those views completely lacked real emotion. Surprisingly, we got more from the cyborg than the girl. She struck me as a little separated from reality. It was hard to tell if she was even into him. Her thoughts were never really passionate in nature. It was hard to tell what she was feeling. Unfortunately, her disconnect, created that feeling in their relationship. I never knew if one moment she was afraid of him or wanted him. Same with him to lesser degree.

  • Casey Nicholson
    2019-01-19 07:18

    Unexpectedly Good!Saw this book after reading Rescued by an alien by Amanda Milo (both of this books are wonderful too!). Highly liked it. This reminded me of Ruby Dixon's IPB or red dragons of tajss. Plot had a nice twist that I didn't see coming, which is nice because in this genre books tend to get predictable. Definitely recommend reading this one. Book 2 sounds intriguing!