Author: A.L. Bates
Genre: Science Fiction, Gay Romance, Gay SciFi
Length: Long Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
SynopsisFleeing from a troubled past that left him feeling tarnished and used, Sean finds work as a medic aboard the deep sea mining ship Ariel, on a distant planet.
Under the leadership of the infuriating, yet charismatic, Captain Joel Riley, Sean settles into his simple, but dangerous, new life. It’s a life he soon comes to love; albeit one in which he conceals his sexuality and avoids intimacy.
But Sean’s new world is turned on its head when an old face threatens to expose him for the man he used to be.
With Joel’s help, will Sean learn to come to terms with his past and become a man he can be proud of?
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Trying to escape from a troubled past, Sean finds work aboard a deep sea mining ship on a distant planet. Sean has settled into his new life and the Ariel's crew, and he's especially drawn toward the charismatic and prickly Captain Joel Riley. He's been hiding his sexuality and avoids getting too close to anyone on the ship. However, Sean's world will be tilted off its axis when an old 'friend' shows up and threatens to expose the man he used to be.
Sean was a fantastic character, so loyal and willing to do what was needed. And Joel was such a strong, loving man. I loved that while Joel had never been with a man before, he could accept his attraction to Sean so easily. That was a nice change from other stories. The chemistry between them was amazing, too! I adored that they had such a wonderful foundation before starting something between them. I loved the rest of the Ariel's crew, too, they were truly a family, so supportive of both Sean and Joel.
I loved this book, it was fast-paced, well-written, hot and fun to read! Definitely one that I will read again, hopefully soon.
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
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The hatch opened after an excruciating two hours. Sean held his breath and watched as the captain’s boots crossed the threshold. He exhaled in relief. Following the captain was Kyle, Mia’s husband. It was Mia’s turn to breathe out. But the man following Kyle wasn’t Harvey. This was a stranger, a refugee from the shipwreck. Finally, Harvey clambered inside, raising a big hand victoriously in the air. Pulling a survivor from the Deep was good news. It meant hope. It meant a celebration.
Joel unhooked his helmet and looked about the bridge. He was the only one unaffected by the excitement.
“Doc, get your backside down here!” he yelled.
Sean flew down the steps. He hit the bottom as the refugee removed his helmet. The refugee shook his blond hair and turned. Sean stopped dead in his tracks. He gaped at the other man in disbelief, his mind unable to process anything more than the man’s name: David.
About the authorA.L. BATES has a keen interest in Sci-fi and adventure novels and enjoys writing stories with strong characters in imaginative backgrounds. Although an avid writer, Deep is the first published novella by A.L. Bates.
A.L. Bates can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralbates