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Stark Pleasure; the Space Magnate's Mistress (The LodeStar Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Cathryn Cade
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Book Description

Can she survive the perils of the galaxy on her wits ... or will she have to use her body?

Kiri te Nawa will do anything to escape the perilous streets of New Seattle, Earth II and find the treasure for which she searches the galaxy. She'll even become the mistress of space magnate Logan Stark.

But just when she's ready to submit more than her body to this powerful, magnetic man, she's kidnapped into her darkest nightmare, deep space.Will he search for her, or believe she's betrayed him with an old lover?

Book 1 of 4 Set in the futuristic galaxy of the best-selling Orion Series.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1963 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cathryn Cade; 1 edition (12 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Hi, I'm Cathryn Cade.

I write red hot romance in Coeur d'Alene, a little resort town in the beautiful lake country of North Idaho, USA. When I'm not tossing alpha heroes and feisty heroines into tough situations, I love to read, quilt with colors as wild as my characters, and try new recipes.

My own alpha male and I love to boat, bicycle and walk with our golden retriever, Copper.

I also spend way too much time chatting on Facebook and on Pinterest.

Stop by and visit me, won't you? You'll find all the links on my website.

And while you're there, sign up for My Newsletter for a chance to win goodies!

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5.0 out of 5 stars lode star series 21 May 2014
By emma
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really good story line, the whole lodestar series is really well thought through and bouht together beautfully, properly tugging on the heart stings and the love scenes are really sweet without being unduly graphic
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3.0 out of 5 stars Logan Stark is not a hero 22 Jun. 2013
By JacM68 - Published on
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Logan Stark is a ruthless, emotionless, self serving, shallow, borderline sociopath in need of extensive character development. This man is not the thinking woman's idea of hero material, he is an anti hero. The only two things he has to recommend him are his money and that apparently he knows how to operate between the sheets. He does nothing without expecting a return on his investment (that's how rich people get rich after all). I don't like this man and would actively cross the street to avoid him. I really struggled with this book and three quarters of this book left me with a real feeling of distaste in my mouth (which is an unusual reaction to a romance novel). I thought the character Tal was actually acting more like a hero than Stark managed to do in the 316 pages of this novel. I felt there was a lack of emotional connection between the H and h and that the sex scenes suffered as a result, becoming cheap and throw away like tissue (nothing to recommend them). The book was about Stark using Kiri as a mistress (nothing pretty in this Stark reality) and not valuing her as a person. Ok she was also using him, but at least her character had some depth and by the end of the book she was capable of standing on her own feet because of her experiences, she'd developed. Really thought it was summed up by Stark's reaction to her apparent defection when he just moves on to the next woman with barely a moment to blow his nose. Women are interchangeable in his world and have little value beyond sex. And that Kiri apparently forgives him 5 minutes later after hearing the sob story of his childhood is unreal. Stark has a lot of character development to achieve before he would be any woman's idea of hero material. He needs to learn to put someone else's needs before his own. Money and sex are not enough to achieve happy for awhile let alone for the long haul. At this point I can't recommend this story, maybe he will grow over the next three books, only the author knows. I will say that the book is technically flawless. Although i feel it lacks depth, heart and soul. For better and more satisfying examples of Cathryn's writing the whole of the Orion series (including her two shorts) far outshines this book and your idea of what Stark could be as received from these novels will be a happier fantasy than the Stark reality presented here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "Pleasure" To Read 22 Nov. 2013
By Charlene Cain - Published on
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Cathryn Cade has several series set in the "real" world and in well-built alien worlds featuring men and women with unique abilities. The "Orion" and "LodeStar" series are set in the same alien galaxy, but each book can be read independently. "Tyger, Tyger Burning Bryght, a concisely written and fast-paced erotic sci-fi adventure is an amazing introduction to all the books. The rest are full length novels.

Logan Stark, tough bastard and calculating businessman, is the wealthy owner of Stark Industries and runs the LodeStar shipping line (whose ships are featured in the "Orion" books). Kiri te Nawa sells fantastic coffees from a stand she owns and operates in the less desirable section of the space docks where Logan discovers the evermore fascinating woman. Kiri dreams of opening coffee shops catering to wealthy cruise-hopping clients across the galaxy and longs to escape dangerous Earth II. Is Logan the answer to her prayers or does he want to make her his sexual toy? And who could anticipate the unique perils of becoming this rich man's mistress?

Cade does an excellent job building an world of diverse aliens replete with their culture and politics throughout the series. She also shows great skill writing sci-fi adventures mixed in steamy romance. Each book leaves readers wanting more, and she consistently delivers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars soo good 9 Nov. 2013
By Hellbaby - Published on
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I really enjoyed this book. The hero needs to learn to trust and grow up a bit. But love kiri te nawa. Must have a kiwi background such a pacific island name. Brought the second book approximately 2 minutes after finishing this one. Worth the money great reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super Sexy SciFi 6 July 2013
By D. Antonio - Published on
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I became familiar with author Cathryn Cade through her Hawaiian Heroes series which I adore. Where the Hawaiian Heroes series is sensual this series judging from this book looks to be much more erotic. I haven't (yet) read the Orion series but if it is anything like this book I need to check it out. Ms. Cade writes great characters. I LOVED Kiri. She is a strong young woman who could have been beaten down by life's misfortunes but instead has made it her goal to succeed. Logan Stark has been where Kiri is and come out the other side and on top. He has some redeeming qualities but every time I started to warm up to him he did something that made me want to punch him out. I can't wait to see what Ms. Cade has in store for us in the next installment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Logan! 20 Jun. 2013
By Carin - Published on
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Stark's Pleasure has Logan Stark as the hero, if you have read The Orion Series then you will recognise that name as the owner of the LodeStar line of star cruise ships the series took place on.

Cathryn Cade does an amazing job building a new not only world but universe with new planets, races and some of the same issues that face the world today. Ms. Cade takes all of this and presents it to us in a fun and sexy story that will have you laugh out loud at some points and wanting to shake the hero or heroine at others.

Logan Stark is your quintessential alpha male, who has made his way up from nothing to being one of the richest men in the galaxy. Kiri te Nawa is a young woman who is trying to make a better life for herself with her own business, a small coffee stand, when she catches the eye of Logan and as with all alpha males what Logan wants Logan gets.

We are taken through the growing romance between Logan and Kiri and watch as Logan must let Kiri in and Kiri must learn to accept help. There are some BDSM overtones to the sex scenes and that makes them all that much more smokin' hot.
This book just came out and I am already searching for info on when the next in the series will be available as things are left rather open ended in this first one.
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