Very Specific Smut: Surrender To The Cyborgs (Interstellar Brides: The Colony Book 1)

I don't know a lot about erotica because I spend most of my time praying, volunteering, and making strides toward global peace. But—thirsty for knowledge and a deeper understanding of the human race and also porn—I decided to learn about erotica by reading some genre smut on my Kindle. Welcome to Very Specific Smut, a series I promise to actually keep up with.


Surrender To The Cyborgs (Interstellar Brides: The Colony Book 1)—as the title suggests—is a concise study about the marriage of an interstellar bride to a cyborg written by Grace Goodwin. Well, two cyborgs. They're also aliens.

Our heroine is Rachel Pierce, a beautiful GloboPharma scientist often described as "curvy," who is in prison after being blamed for a pharmaceutical disaster she was trying to prevent. Rachel is doing alright in prison, but because of the nature of her case, others are convinced that she will soon be killed for what she knows (too much). Instead of taking any preventative measures, Rachel's lawyer sends her to test out these cool new program at the Interstellar Brides Processing Center, led by Warden Egara (who I got the impression was in the series before). 

The book (?) opens with Rachel being monitored as she experiences another bride's memory of double penetration with said bride's two mates (two because these warriors die easily, and instead of remarrying, why not just have a backup who you already love?). Even though the marriage consists of two men and one woman, I would say this is one of the straightest things I have ever read:

Mate, not as in the stereotypical Australian term of endearment for a friend, but someone who will bear your children. As the memory lays out for us, "As soon as you are ours, when you take both our cocks we will be truly joined. Only then will you be collared, mated, claimed."

  • Collared: You wear a collar that links your emotions together
  • Mated: I mean
  • Claimed: Claiming, although not fully explained until the last chapter, is public sex where the bride fucks her two mates at the same time, and they cum in her... together? I'm not rereading this to clarify. Then, when they do, the color of their collars changes color and everyone knows they're a thing (think of it like wearing your beau's varsity jacket).

Her mates names are ... Maxim. And Ryston. Maxim is a Prillion commander, and Ryston is his best friend / second in command / also mate, now. Maxim would be the tall, dark, and handsome alien-cyborg, whereas Ryston is tall, light, and handsome. Or, if you're Rachel, Maxim is "dark, rust and mocha" while Ryston is "pale golden perfection." Maxim is calm, Ryston has a temper. Think of it like all love triangles ever, except they're all in a relationship together.

There was a lot of background information on the planets and the current state of the galaxy (galaxies?), which I took a picture of on my Kindle but do not have the ability to rehash for you. Here:

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I couldn't even take pictures that looked good. Politics are so unsexy! Grace Goodwin! You should know that!

Anyway, the plot of the book is that sexy Rachel is having her butt stretched by her two mates while also trying to solve the murder of a fellow human man who has been fighting in the same war as Maxim and Ryston. Weirdly, the plot of Getting Laid takes a backseat (ha!) to the murder-mystery. There is a lot of time spent not having sex in this book. There is a lot of time spent talking about microscopes!!!

I would say I definitely expected the writing to be worse, but it was ... fine. The narration is split between the three mates, which was honestly pretty unnecessary considering they spend most of their time together. Imagining myself being married to not one, but two men seems fucking exhausting, but Rachel seems really happy, and that's nice. Good for her. Also, not to spoil too much here, but the book does end with the two alien cyborgs meeting up with their moms and introducing them to Rachel which was weirdly quaint following a chapter about public DP sex.


How much money: $4.95

How much sex: 3.5 sex scenes. (.5 because one was a brief dream/memory)

What kind of sex: Threesomes only, with two cis-men-cyborg-aliens, and one cis-woman. A lot of butt stuff, light BDSM.

Favorite quotes taken out of context: 

  • "It didn't matter that I had an optical implant or cellular enhancements in all major muscle groups." 
  • "My heart wouldn't accept anything less and neither would my cock."
  • "The only aliens I was interested in seeing naked were mine."

Further reading by Grace Goodwin:

Interstellar Brides Series:

  • Mastered by Her Mates (Prequel - Released as Book 6)
  • Assigned A Mate
  • Mated To The Warriors
  • Claimed By Her Mates
  • Taken By Her Mates
  • Mated to the Beast
  • Tamed by the Beast
  • Mated to the Vikens
  • Her Mate's Secret Baby
  • His Virgin Mate
  • Mating Fever (Apr 2017)
  • Her Viken Mates (June 2017)
  • Mated to the Commander (Aug 2017)
  • The Beast's Bride (Sept 2017)

Interstellar Brides: The Colony Series (I guess there's a difference?)

  • Surrender to the Cyborgs
  • Mated to the Cyborgs (May 2017)
  • Cyborg Seduction (July 2017)
  • Book 4 (Oct 2017)
  • Book 5 (Nov 2017)
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