Review: Grim (Tornians, #1) by M.K. Eidem

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Tornians, #1
M.K. Eidem
Erotic Science Fiction Romance
August 30, 2013


King Grim Vasteri is the most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He has been sent by his Emperor to find and retrieve compatible females for their dying civilization.

King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire, King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor, but his line will die with him as no female would join with him, for once he was scarred, he was considered 'unfit'.

The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor's discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He'd ordered Grim to find his Empress' home world so more 'unprotected' females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one.

Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn't a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she'll stay alone.

When Lisa is discovered 'unprotected' at her husband's grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees and the Tornian Empire changes forever.


Grim is book one in the Tornians series by M.K. Eidem.

This is my first taste of M.K. Eidem and I have to say I adored this book.

Lisa is kidnapped by aliens while visiting her husband’s grave. The aliens expect her to comply and be willing to join with one of their males, but she isn’t unattached. She’s got two little girls at home and she refuses to leave without them. She will make a deal with one of the fearsome warriors.

Grim never expected to have a female after becoming scared, but now he has one and two beautiful girls. He will do everything to keep them. 

I loved Grim. He had know idea how to interact with a human female, since the Tornian women, what is left of them are selfish b**ch’s. Grim is so caring and protective. Having this huge scared warrior who knows nothing about children being attentive and caring was so heartwarming, sweet, and adorable.

I adored Lisa and her two sweet girls. Lisa and Grim’s story is filled with cultural differences, love, and danger. Lisa is strong, caring, and protective of what’s hers. She’s truthful and honest with everyone and she knows how to make people feel better about themselves and the situation.

The only thing that bothered me is that after I finished reading Grim; which is labeled book one. I learned that Wray actually got the first human and is labeled book two. You can read Grim without reading Wray, but I did wonder why we didn’t have Wray’s story first. I wish I’d know about Wray first, but I didn’t. I think the order in the series needs to be changed around.

Grim was an adorable read. I like this world and characters. I’m looking forward to reading on in the Tornians series and seeing what befalls other Tornians and human women that have ended up in this universe.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Grim (Tornians, #1) by M.K. Eidem

  1. The book sounds very intriguing. Great cover!

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  2. Ok, you have me curious. Great review!
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    • Thanks! Happy Reading

  3. So glad he loves the little girls, too. I would have been mad if she had to leave them behind!
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    • I’d have been mad if she had to leave them too. I loved this one. Grim is wonderful with her and the girls. I’m enjoying the series.