The next installment of Verona St. James' "Summer of SFR" features a review of Jess Granger's BEYOND THE RAIN:
The rest of the novel is basically about the struggle as Cyani tries to get Soren back to his home planet before he dies, because now that his captor's are no longer administering the drugs to stimulate his hormones, he is going into withdrawals, and will die within a week if he doesn't have physical contact with a mate...I did enjoy the angle of Soren's biology and the idea of basically milking him for his hormones. It was an interesting twist, a really creative bit of world-building. Although, I couldn't help thinking as I read along that it's a really bad adaptive trait for his species. What if the mate gets kidnapped?
Hmm, that's an interesting point. Maybe Soren ought to hire the services of a good security company? :P
Seriously, though. Speaking for myself, this isn't the first time I've read about or heard about heroes/heroines at risk for death if they don't mate. For those of you who have read BEYOND THE RAIN, what was your take on this issue?