Book Reviews

Gimme Shelter (Set in Stone) by Kate Steele at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Aliens / Outer Space / Soldiers/Mercenaries / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-August-2019

Book Blurb

Captive of a violent warrior race, deliberately injured and set adrift to die alone in space, Shanrem De Nebral is rescued by Zen Ahbramez and the crew of the starship Brizo.

For Shanrem, raised to be nothing more than property to be sold to the highest bidder, the freedom, friendship and love he finds aboard the Brizo is more than he ever dreamed of. But even the best of dreams end, and for Shanrem there's nothing but trouble ahead.

With the near perfection bred into him in ruins, his own people would rather see him dead than returned and the Dukati warrior who owned him wants him back. To keep Shanrem safe and sheltered within his loving embrace, Zen's strength and resolve will be tested to the limits.



Publisher’s Note: Gimme Shelter (Set in Stone) takes place in the same world as Kate Steele’s Switcher’s Rhapsody

First edition published by Changeling Press, April 2017.


Book Review

What begins as a rescue in space and quickly adds some elements of a starlit romance, soon charges into an emotion-driven action/adventure. A daring starship captain and an abused ex-slave who thinks of himself as worthless are at the center of some exciting turmoil that enables one to fullfil a long-term promise to himself and the other to find his courage. Their story had me cheering them along as I was enjoying the world, far in the future, these guys live in.

Shanrem wasn’t raised to make his own choices, and he never expected to be loved by the mate his family chose for him, but getting kidnapped by the brutal Dukati is far worse. The warrior who keeps him as his pet brutally abuses him at every opportunity, and when his jealous wife has Shanrem beaten half to death, then abandoned in space, he actually hopes to die. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself rescued and treated kindly – suddenly he has a say in his own future. What now?

Zen knows how brutal the Dukati are, two of his younger siblings are still in their hands and the third has never been the same since Zen rescued him. When he finds Shanrem and is immediately attracted to him, he is determined not to let the Dukati have him back. It isn’t as easy as he hopes for, and Zen has to risk it all if he wants to keep the man he is quickly falling for. Luckily he has a secret that might just help him do that…

If you like space opera with heroes who risk everything to make things right, if rescued captives who learn to enjoy life again are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is as suspenseful as it is sweet, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 114 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-August-2019
Price $4.99 ebook
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