Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Great Reviews on Nastragull: Hunted (2)


 

Format:Kindle Edition 
 
The second book in the Nastragull series is even more graphic in it's descriptions of events than "Pirates", the first book. The very strong violence, sex, torture and rape is not for the average reader of a sci-fi novel, it simply breaks new ground.
They way the book is written feels like watching the movie while reading it. Mr Willéns fantastic imagination of the main characters of Alec and Alexa, spaceships, weapons, aliens races and battle hardware is simply amazing!
The evil pirates hunt for revenge in this story and starts a space war involving thousands of ships and the fast pace never really slows down. Some twist always move the story forward. The end of the book is not for the weak hearted, be warned.
Looking forward to part 3, "Dawn sets in hell". 
 


Format:Kindle Edition 

Warning: if you haven't already read Erik Martin Willen's first book, "NastraGull: Pirates," then grab a copy and read it before you move on to "Hunted." "Pirates" sets up the complex situation and backdrop for "Hunted," and makes it easier to understand what's happening in this, the second book of the series. That said, it's still a remarkable read as a standalone book.

In this science fiction epic, which picks up just after the first book left off, "hidden prince" Alec Hornet has been reunited with his wild pirate lover, the reformed Alexa, who with her rescued compatriots are trying to settle down as good crewmembers of the pirate-hunting frigate Predator. Having enriched himself fantastically with recovered loot from a cannibalistic pirate horde while escaping from their clutches, Alec is determined to recover his captured friends and fellow military cadets before returning to his homeworld of Tallas and taking his place among the leadership of the Nastasturus Federation.

But his attempts to do so are repeatedly derailed, not just by his feverish attraction to the untamable Alexa, but also by insubordination and betrayal among his crew -- which isn't surprising, since everyone in the galaxy seems to be after him, eager to collect the enormous bounties on his head.

When a tremendous explosion destroys the space station the Predator is trying to protect -- home to millions of people -- the shockwave hurls them into the depths of uncharted space. It's up to Alec to save them in any way he can, constantly running on the ragged edge of exhaustion and nervous breakdown, besieged on every side, tortured by the supernatural whispers in the depths of his mind, forced by circumstance into ruthlessness in order to survive. It takes its toll, making him vulnerable to...

Well, I won't give that away. Just rest assured: with Willen at the helm, "NastraGull: Hunted" is an intense, bone-shaking ride. For those of you who like your pirates mixed with Johnny Depp, this is not the story for you. No offense to Mr. Depp -- I think he's an incredibly versatile actor -- but I've never understood the people who have criticized "NastraGull: Pirates" because the pirates portrayed there are so brutal. Come now, this isn't a Disney or Pixar movie. Like pirates in real life, these pirates are nasty, despicable creatures who taint everyone they come into contact with. Even (or perhaps especially) Alexa, who was forced into the lifestyle in childhood when she was sold to the pirates by her siblings, has her dark side -- which often comes between her and Alec. And beware, if you're a prude: the story contains graphic and kinky sex scenes, which some people have also complained about.

Grow up, folks. Let's face reality. In the real world, evil is truly evil, not just some Darth Vader caricature of bad that gets forgiven in the last reel for no discernable reason. In the real world, people are inevitably and permanently twisted by terrible personal experiences. In that way, Willen's characters are more realistic than 99% of the characters in popular fiction, and it makes his writing all the more compelling.

Read this book, if you think you can handle it. You'll be glad you did.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Science Fiction novels November 26, 2013 By Arthur N McGillem  

Format:Kindle Edition  

Nastragull Hunted and Pirates are adult science fiction books. The stories are entertaining and the plot is well developed with consistent characterization. Many of the characters are not human although they do communicate freely and possess mostly human demeanors, so be prepared for some unpleasant to encounter situations.  

5.0 out of 5 stars It's EPIC !!! August 30, 2013 By GAVIN SMITH  

Format:Paperback 

Be Prepared to go on a roller coaster ride!!

The second part in this awesome story had me from the first page to the last. I have never had goose bumps from reading a book, until I read Hunted. When I finished the last chapter I was shocked. The entire story has become a mystery for me and I have found numerous messages/passages and codes bedded into the story – I think? There was one particular passage in the middle of chapter 10 that was really creepy, not sure why? For being a science fiction story there is something, almost troubling realistic about the Nastragull saga. Wilen have an extraordinary ability to capture his audience unlike no other author. The story is action packed and it moves faster and faster like a roller-coaster ride. The characterizations are superb with as many strong women as men, something I find unusual. There wasn’t as much romance in this part as I prefer but it wasn’t needed. There is no doubt in my mind that Nastragull will be the next big thing in sci-fi and Hollywood should really take a closer look to this epic adventure. If you like a great story with action and adventure, then Nastragull is it!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Britney Spears New Bondage Queen


 


 

13 awesome moments in Britney Spears' Work Bitch video: Whips! Sharks! Bondage!

There's rarely a dull moment in a Britney Spears music video and with her new single titled 'Work Bitch' this was never going to be tame.

After announcing a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Britney's latest spectacle emphasizes the wild side of the Casino Capital by featuring sharks, bondage, partying and raw desert landscapes. And a giant upside-down pyramid pulled along by chained dancers.

Behold, here are 13 of the finest moments from the 'Work Bitch' music video.

13. Poolside
A typical day starts for Britney: drop the kids at school then gyrate by the pool in 7-inch heels with your girlfriends in gimp masks.

 

12. Did I mention I have a perfume?
It's not a Britney video without a nod to her successful fragrance range, but this time we see it on a dressing table in the middle of a Nevada desert. Sandstorms when you've just finished applying foundation must be a nightmare.


11. Desert dancing
Yes, that's Britney pulling out some fierce dance moves on... a giant bathroom tile.


10. Pants in the desert
Well it works for Breaking Bad's Walter White: Britney strips to her pants in the desert to get down to work. Probably not to manufacture blue meth, mind you.


9. Whipney
See here what happens when a tired dancer tries to escape for a cigarette. They never make that mistake twice.


8. Leopard-skin pants man
It's never a party unless there's one guy in the room wearing just leopard-skin pants and his sunglasses indoors. We like to think his name is Clive and he works in I.T.


7. Britney is looking very, very good
Joking aside, may we mention here that Britney is looking great.


6. Mega Whipney
Britney obviously doesn't realise her own strength. A small flick of the whip and this video extra is sent flying for asking what time the tea break will be.


5. Baggy trousers
A clear message from Britney to the Planet Hollywood residency bosses that she wears the trousers in this relationship. Literally.


4. Bondage
We wondered how long it would be before a popstar used a Beats Pill speaker as a ball gag in one of their videos.


3. Sharkney
Princess of Pop. Queen of Sharks. The next Bond villain?


2. Britney is still looking very, very good
Did we mention that Britney is looking amazing in this music video? We did? Good. Because she really is looking very good.


1. It's the inverted pyramid!
This is actually how Britney will arrive at her Vegas gig each night. Being pulled through the desert on an upside down pyramid by some Mad Max extras. What you can't hear is the horn which tells people to get out of the way.


Watch the full 'Work Bitch' video below:

 

Digital Spy - Published Wednesday, Oct 2 2013, 11:54 BST  |  By Lewis Corner