Stud (Cat Star Chronicles Series #8)

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Overview

PRAISE FOR THE CAT STAR CHRONICLES:

"Hot and yummy...this is a series that just gets better and better."
-Night Owl Romance

THEY'RE GALAXIES APART...

Even for a Zetithian, Tarq Zulveidinoe's sexual prowess is legendary. Believing it's all he's good for, Tarq sets out to perpetuate his threatened species by offering his services to women across the galaxy...

BUT ONE FORCE CAN ...

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Overview

PRAISE FOR THE CAT STAR CHRONICLES:

"Hot and yummy...this is a series that just gets better and better."
-Night Owl Romance

THEY'RE GALAXIES APART...

Even for a Zetithian, Tarq Zulveidinoe's sexual prowess is legendary. Believing it's all he's good for, Tarq sets out to perpetuate his threatened species by offering his services to women across the galaxy...

BUT ONE FORCE CAN BRING THEM TOGETHER...

Lucinda Force is the sensitive dark horse in a self-absorbed family, repeatedly told that no man will ever want such a plain woman. Lucy longs for romance, but is resigned to her loveless lot in life-until Tarq walks through the door of her father's restaurant on Talus Five...

MORE PRAISE FOR THE CAT STAR CHRONICLES:

"Full of humor and love...almost too hot to hold."
-Bookloons

"High caliber entertainment from beginning to end...I couldn't put it down."
-Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews

"You will laugh, fall in love with an alien or two, and be truly agog at the richness Ms. Brooks brings to her worlds."
-Long and Short Reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A catlike alien finds romance with a human woman in Brooks’s eighth Cat Star Chronicles tale (after Virgin). Handsome but illiterate Tarq Zulveidione serves as an interstellar stud, seeking to repopulate his almost-destroyed Zetithian race via interbreeding. Lucy Force, trapped by her overbearing father as a waitress in her family’s restaurant, thinks bearing a litter of half-Zetithian triplets would be the perfect escape. Immediate sexual encounters lead quickly to love, challenged by Lucy’s desire for freedom and Tarq’s struggle to feel worthy of her. The 30th-century setting on planet Talus Five is improbably similar to present-day Earth, complete with Kentucky Fried Chicken and blue jeans. More significantly, Lucy and Tarq’s delay in acknowledging each other’s feelings is so drawn-out as to feel forced and artificial, and Tarq’s distractingly exotic genital anatomy is notably more creative and engaging than the characters or plot. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"Crazy magical sex... A fun book to read." - Literary Escapism

"A light and enjoyable read." - Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

"I loved this story, it kept me on the edge of my seat." - Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

"An inventive book filled with the sensual scenes that make the Zetithian males so popular." - Night Owl Reviews

"Empowering and righteous while being naughty and adventurous all at the same time. Ms. Brooks delivers romance and fills each chapter with page turning events that entertain and amaze." - Long and Short Erotic Romance Reviews

"I am surprised that these pages didn't burn every time I turned one!" - BookLoons.com

"As pure wish fulfillment Brooks's tale succeeds, and with a good deal of imaginative flair. Eloisa James" - Barnes & Noble Reivew

"Crazy magical sex..." - Literary Escapism

"Series fans will enjoy the latest sexcapades in the Brooks galaxy." - Alternative Worlds

"I recommend this futuristic fantasy romance story to those who enjoy a regular guy stepping up to become a hero. If you enjoy smexy hot sex, this book is also for you." - The Romance Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402251689
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Series: Cat Star Chronicles Series , #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 526,474
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Brooks is a critical care nurse by night and a romance writer by day. She is a Romance Writers of America member, and lives with her husband, two sons, five cats, five horses, and one dog in Indiana.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Loved it

    Great storyline. Had action, suspence, romance n some steamy reading. Look forward to reading another of the chronicles.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Hi Cheryl!

    Dont stop The Chronicles. If you can give us another one similar to Bonnie and Lynx that would be awesome. I do enjoy the cats but of all of these books Outcast in my opinion was your best hands down. The connection was there with those two characters. Not so much with this book, though I did enjoy it. 3 and 3/4 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    I loved this book! This book has a lot of interesting characters

    I loved this book! This book has a lot of interesting characters as well as a great plot that kept me engaged & wondering what would happen next throughout the story. I especially enjoyed seeing how the relationship between Tarq & Lucy developed. This was the first book I read from the series but now after reading this book I plan on reading more from this series and this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Wonderful

    I've read the whole series and loved each book. They are funny, romantic and have a good story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    Another great addition to this wonderful imagnative saga.

    What is there not to like if you have read even one book in this series. There is adventure, danger, love, hot sex, the return of old friends from previous books to tie it together and make it into a delightful saga of a people almost destroyed to the last man, now cominging back from the brink. You know it won't be easy as there is the ultimate arch villian(s) still out there looking to destroy them. There is laughter, humor, and many odd creatures that help or hinder their progress. And, did I mention really hot sex? A SCFI STAR!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    It was okaaaay!

    Don't get me wrong! I'm a big Cheryl Brooks fan of the Cat Chronicles, but felt this story lost a lot of steam compared to the other books. Also felt reading about, "How unsure of Tarq's feelings for Lucy and vis versa," throughout the entire story became tiring really fast! I did not get that "adrenaline rush" I usually experience like the last several books. All-in-all, cute story, but somewhat repetitiously boring. Sorry Cheryl!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    Cheryl Brooks' Stud is a major page-turner.  External conflict w

    Cheryl Brooks' Stud is a major page-turner.  External conflict was outstanding, as always in Cheryl's stories.  I do wish the conflict between Tarq and Lucinda had been more complicated.  A simple, honest conversation would've eliminated it, which made it weak.  The story works on a grander scale, however, dealing with persecution, bullying, emotional neglect, and dyslexia.  I love that Lucinda is a little chubby and plain, and how Tarq simply couldn't resist her because she offered him something no other woman could (you'll have to read it to learn what).  I believe this story is so successful because both characters struggle with their own insecurities yet find strength and acceptance through each other and through the ordeal they face together.  Your heart will break multiple times for these deeply-feeling characters, and if you're a crier, I guarantee tears.  Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Good story line, blush worthy

    I've read all but book 7. The first 6 were enjoyable and blush worthy. I loved the story line on this one too. Mrs. Brooks, I hope you read these reviews. Please go back to your style of writing. Using beta readers and critique partners was not a step forward. I've seen the same thing happen to authors with bad editors. There were soooo many extra words that may have added to the descriptions but it messed with the pace. I shouldn't be able to skip 3 - 5 pages and not feel like I missed something. I plan on going back to read 7 and any more you write.
    My best wishes for you and your son. Autism awareness is important.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Awesome

    Just adorable! I don't normally read alien books but this is just wonderful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Love catstar love cheryl brooks but........


    Not ms. Brooks best. Looking forward no the next

    One even still!! The story felt like she rushed through writting it. Love the series and how she can make me lol. Three stars only because i cant imagine giving Cheryl Brooks any less!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Copperpaw

    *stares out* i miss my clan..i...sorta wish......i sorta wish i could have another chance....or at least speak to them. *stares down*

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Onyx

    When is the gathering?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Silverfoot

    Hi!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Smallcloud

    Smallcloud stretched. Being in starclan gets boring after awhile. Hollyfire padded up. Yeah. Ive been here about half a year. Swirlkit just cries. I hate stars! She screamed. Hollyfire sat by her. I died a bloody fight. Youre lucky you didnt have to go through what i did. Hollyfire whispered. I died as a kit trying to protect the younger kits. Smallcloud said. I just got a warrior name from my leader after i died. I was so mad. I already was starting to form a relationship with tom kit. She growled. But i just HAD to die. Swirlkit burst into tears. Acornclan died out on me and i almost died of hunger. She sobbed. Horseclan took me in but never fed me or anything. Then when i died nobody cared except for forest who brought me to starclan.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Snowstar of starclan

    The white lioness pads in. She knows the doom ahead of her and her death is forthcoming. Soon....(was grouded am still groundedm ~ snowstar of bstarclan)

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Hazelpool i need my nine lives

    Haxelpool walks up i need my nine lives and ive v
    Btought a kit whp wts firestrike punished because sh mutdered hos mom.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Djsjajj

    Jddj

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Lanipelt and Blacksoul to Spearstar

    Lanipelt pads up to the almost leader she puts a white muzzle on the toms' chest and says,"With this life I give you hope," she pauses,"May you lead your clan and hope in yourself to bring your clan into the right prosperity," she backs away as a totally black tom pads up to Spearstar he lays a black nose on the tom and says,"With this life I give you forgiveness, even if your clan is badly betrayed with the bone of your clan you will forgive the bone and let your clan regrow," Blacksoul bows his head and backs away.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Hollystar

    Thank you i will cherish these nine lies. Id.iots you just gave one of the biggest vilains of all time nije lives. ~ hollyclaw

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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