Hidden deep in caverns below, Imogenne and her people survive by cultivating the earth, making rare forays above ground for supplies and fresh resources. But Imogenne is not like the rest of her people. She is wild, sensual, and strangely independent -- like her mother, who disappeared years ago in a Wrok attack. On the verge of being betrothed to a man she does not love and facing the rest of her life underground without adventure or freedom, she is haunted by darkly erotic visions that promise something more beyond the world -- and biology -- she knows.
When she is captured in a night Wrok raid, Imogenne hopes to escape her new masters and survive by her wits. But she then discovers a horrifying truth: Her body has a will of its own, one that may very well leave her no choice but to become a mother of the New World.
Words: ~19,000. This title contains graphic sexual scenes: m/f, captive sexual submission, voyeurism, mutant cyborg and human intercourse. Do not read this work if you find such themes offensive.
I enjoyed this futuristic story. It features Imogenne, a woman who has spent her life underground to avoid capture by the Wroks. Wroks are cyborgs who are desperately searching for human women to breed with to produce the future race of cyborg/human. Imogenne is a very strong and determined woman who has had erotic dreams of that leave her wanting to explore the world. Yoevin is the leader of the Wroks and he is a cyborg who longs for something, though he is not sure what it is. The chemistry between Imogenne and Yoevin is instant and electric. I felt the story was well written and provided good background information for me not to feel lost while reading. This is a very enjoyable book about two different species struggling to survive. A warning: the two surviving races are biologically different and if interspecies sexual situations offend you, do not read this book. ~Booklover Sue