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The sequel to The Scorpion’s Mate... A desperate escape from a prison cell inside an alien research facility leaves Joanie in the clutches of an alien with a handsome face, a great body, and tentacles that could have come out of a horror movie. Her life back on Earth is a mess, but nowhere near as complicated as her new situation becomes when the alien test subject named N The sequel to The Scorpion’s Mate... A desperate escape from a prison cell inside an alien research facility leaves Joanie in the clutches of an alien with a handsome face, a great body, and tentacles that could have come out of a horror movie. Her life back on Earth is a mess, but nowhere near as complicated as her new situation becomes when the alien test subject named Nemon decides that she’s his mate. Nemon knows that Joanie is the mate he's hoping for as soon as Thrax hands her to him, but he can also see that she's frightened and traumatized. He must win a battle against his own body—which has a mind of its own—to maintain control, so he can win her trust and avoid frightening her further. His newfound friends warn him that Joanie will need time to accept him, and Nemon is willing to wait, but they all may have underestimated Joanie. They have escaped their fate as Iriduan test subjects, but Nemon and Joanie can’t escape the legacy left behind by their captors. A legacy that brings them together—a legacy that also threatens to tear them apart. Author’s Note: 18+ This book contains explicit scenes unsuitable for younger readers.


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The sequel to The Scorpion’s Mate... A desperate escape from a prison cell inside an alien research facility leaves Joanie in the clutches of an alien with a handsome face, a great body, and tentacles that could have come out of a horror movie. Her life back on Earth is a mess, but nowhere near as complicated as her new situation becomes when the alien test subject named N The sequel to The Scorpion’s Mate... A desperate escape from a prison cell inside an alien research facility leaves Joanie in the clutches of an alien with a handsome face, a great body, and tentacles that could have come out of a horror movie. Her life back on Earth is a mess, but nowhere near as complicated as her new situation becomes when the alien test subject named Nemon decides that she’s his mate. Nemon knows that Joanie is the mate he's hoping for as soon as Thrax hands her to him, but he can also see that she's frightened and traumatized. He must win a battle against his own body—which has a mind of its own—to maintain control, so he can win her trust and avoid frightening her further. His newfound friends warn him that Joanie will need time to accept him, and Nemon is willing to wait, but they all may have underestimated Joanie. They have escaped their fate as Iriduan test subjects, but Nemon and Joanie can’t escape the legacy left behind by their captors. A legacy that brings them together—a legacy that also threatens to tear them apart. Author’s Note: 18+ This book contains explicit scenes unsuitable for younger readers.

30 review for The Kraken's Mate (Iriduan Test Subjects #2)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Under the Covers Book Blog

    Nemon has been alone for a decade, hiding in waterways underneath the facility that created him. Until he helps a group of other test subjects escape and is given the greatest of gifts; a mate. He knows Joanie is his mate, but he has a battle on his hands to convince her of that. When Joanie is rescued and thrown into the arms of a massive tentacled man, she thinks her life has gone from bad to worse. Only, it isn't quite as it appears. Nemon may look like a monster, with his beautiful upper bo Nemon has been alone for a decade, hiding in waterways underneath the facility that created him. Until he helps a group of other test subjects escape and is given the greatest of gifts; a mate. He knows Joanie is his mate, but he has a battle on his hands to convince her of that. When Joanie is rescued and thrown into the arms of a massive tentacled man, she thinks her life has gone from bad to worse. Only, it isn't quite as it appears. Nemon may look like a monster, with his beautiful upper body and his powerful tentacled lower body, but she is beginning to think he's also everything she ever wanted. What is it about tentacles at the moment? Until April/May this year, I had never read a hero who had tentacles instead of legs, now that seems to be all I am reading. Clearly men with tentacles just do it better. Or at least Nemon does. Nemon is a fascinating and seemingly irresistible mixture of deadly and innocent and was my favourite thing about this book. Joanie...it took me a few chapters to warm to her. I was still stuck on my first impression of her in The Scorpion's Mate as being slightly insane and hysterical. Which, is understandable, she'd had months of painful and inexplicable tests done to her with no hope of it ever stopping. But as the book progressed I found myself liking her more and more, I liked that Trombley didn't create this perfect heroine. Her life on Earth consisted of a chronic gambling problem and was on her way to being homeless. I liked that she wasn't your typical cookie cutter 'damaged' heroine. However, it is Nemon that stole the show, his intelligence and curiosity paired with his innocence, as well as his complete devotion to Joanie have you falling for him hard. An enjoyable book in the series, I can't wait to see what Trombley will bring out next! I love that she turns what would be considered a monster into a romantic hero. I can't wait to read more. *Reviewed by Suzanne❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Okay. I'm just going to put this out at the get-go: I have a massive soft spot for dudes with tentacles. Aliens with tentacles make it even better. SWEET aliens with tentacles who sometimes have to unleash their more primal side to protect their friends and/or mates is THE BEST. As you might have guessed, Nemon hit the spot for me. He's tentacle-y. He's VERY alien. He's sweet. He's protective. Annnnnd...sometimes he kills things. But only when it's needed, really. And he adores Joanie. He was enra Okay. I'm just going to put this out at the get-go: I have a massive soft spot for dudes with tentacles. Aliens with tentacles make it even better. SWEET aliens with tentacles who sometimes have to unleash their more primal side to protect their friends and/or mates is THE BEST. As you might have guessed, Nemon hit the spot for me. He's tentacle-y. He's VERY alien. He's sweet. He's protective. Annnnnd...sometimes he kills things. But only when it's needed, really. And he adores Joanie. He was enraptured by her from the moment she was placed in his tentacles. Despite his beastly side's need to get physical with her, he restrains himself. Because, you know, she's dealing with things. Like being tortured and held captive by the Iriduans. Let's face it, that weighs on a person. For her part, Joanie is...confused by all these feelings she has for this very alien being. He's like nothing she's ever experienced before, but she doesn't know if she can trust her emotions after her captivity. Plus, not knowing what was done to her with those experiments has her questioning everything. No worries, however. Nemon and Joanie figure things out. It takes time and a bit of danger, but they do it. I'm really digging this world and these aliens. The experiments done to them were brutal and not cool, but they are finding their special someone in the end. And that's what I'm here for. -Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  3. 4 out of 5

    Summer

    3.5 I read for the non-human alien aspect but I'm not really into tenticle porn so this just wasn't for me but I enjoy this author.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

    Nemon has been alone for a decade, hiding in waterways underneath the facility that created him. Until he helps a group of other test subjects escape and is given the greatest of gifts; a mate. He knows Joanie is his mate, but he has a battle on his hands to convince her of that. When Joanie is rescued and thrown into the arms of a massive tentacled man, she thinks her life has gone from bad to worse. Only, it isn’t quite as it appears. Nemon may look like a monster, with his beautiful upper bod Nemon has been alone for a decade, hiding in waterways underneath the facility that created him. Until he helps a group of other test subjects escape and is given the greatest of gifts; a mate. He knows Joanie is his mate, but he has a battle on his hands to convince her of that. When Joanie is rescued and thrown into the arms of a massive tentacled man, she thinks her life has gone from bad to worse. Only, it isn’t quite as it appears. Nemon may look like a monster, with his beautiful upper body and his powerful tentacled lower body, but she is beginning to think he’s also everything she ever wanted. What is it about tentacles at the moment? Until April/May this year, I had never read a hero who had tentacles instead of legs, now that seems to be all I am reading. Clearly men with tentacles just do it better. Or at least Nemon does. Nemon is a fascinating and seemingly irresistible mixture of deadly and innocent and was my favourite thing about this book. Joanie…it took me a few chapters to warm to her. I was still stuck on my first impression of her in The Scorpion’s Mate as being slightly insane and hysterical. Which, is understandable, she’d had months of painful and inexplicable tests done to her with no hope of it ever stopping. But as the book progressed I found myself liking her more and more, I liked that Trombley didn’t create this perfect heroine. Her life on Earth consisted of a chronic gambling problem and was on her way to being homeless. I liked that she wasn’t your typical cookie cutter ‘damaged’ heroine. However, it is Nemon that stole the show, his intelligence and curiosity paired with his innocence, as well as his complete devotion to Joanie have you falling for him hard. An enjoyable book in the series, I can’t wait to see what Trombley will bring out next! I love that she turns what would be considered a monster into a romantic hero. I can’t wait to read more.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Sweeter than pie I've always loved cephalopods. They're incredibly intelligent creatures. Had evolution favored them just a bit more they might have become the dominant species on this planet. Nemon's father released him from the torture of experimentation and into the warrens under the facility a decade ago. He allied with Thrax in Scorpion's Mate to help free Claire and wound up being handed his own human, Joanie. Joanie's life in Earth was a cycle of unending pain. Between her gambling addicti Sweeter than pie I've always loved cephalopods. They're incredibly intelligent creatures. Had evolution favored them just a bit more they might have become the dominant species on this planet. Nemon's father released him from the torture of experimentation and into the warrens under the facility a decade ago. He allied with Thrax in Scorpion's Mate to help free Claire and wound up being handed his own human, Joanie. Joanie's life in Earth was a cycle of unending pain. Between her gambling addiction, a medical condition and having no family left, being abducted was just a new trial to overcome. The procedures used on her leave her a shell of herself and that shell is what is handed into Nemon's tentacles. After hiding in her memories to preserve her sanity she's not sure that actually survived when she looks upon her rescuers. The 3 other human women are one thing. The giant scorpion being was scary. The giant tentacled elf holding her? Her mind may have finally broke. Healing takes time but Nemon is a patient being. The prize is worth the wait. Nemon is adorable. His curiosity, patience, intelligence is so well described by Ms Trombley. I have always been fascinated by marine biology and the abilities of octopi. Their abilities to solve puzzles and manipulate their environments are astounding. I also appreciate a flawed heroine. Joanie isn't perfect. She has ghosts, an addiction problem. She isn't a Disney princess. She isn't instantly healed and happy. She admits she needs therapy. But she's strong and doesn't give up. She sees happiness, no matter how unusual, and fights for it. I'm impressed by this author and this new series. I can't wait to read Nahash's story next. And her spin off series about the Akrellians. I also hope she revisits the world she created in the 2nd book tucked in with Scorpion's Mate.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bubbles The Book Pimp

    Second in series We met Nemon and Joanie in book 1 in the series. Fleeing their captives and leaving with the Arkreillians to go to the syndicate space station to report the iridiuns for their crimes ( using captives as test subjects in experiments ) This book was a epic journey in many ways but mostly in the minds and hearts of the two main characters... Nemon in learning the world around him and Joanie in letting go of the past and focusing on her future. As I have come to find and love about Second in series We met Nemon and Joanie in book 1 in the series. Fleeing their captives and leaving with the Arkreillians to go to the syndicate space station to report the iridiuns for their crimes ( using captives as test subjects in experiments ) This book was a epic journey in many ways but mostly in the minds and hearts of the two main characters... Nemon in learning the world around him and Joanie in letting go of the past and focusing on her future. As I have come to find and love about this author, she does not hold back on the emotion, feels, chemistry or face paced kick ass action that her books contain. There were some truly brilliant interactions between Neman and T ( the scorpion dude in the first book ) HOLY TENTACLES BATMAN!! 🐙🦑🐙🦑🐙🦑 I’m looking forward to reading the next instalment and more from this author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Socially Book Nerd

    first test subject has been isolated in the bowls of the facility until Thrax stumbles in during an escape. they help each other escape. alien romance at it's best!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Who knew? I have never been a tentacle porn girl, but dang if the Kracken didn't make me seriously rethink that! Whew, yeah, Nemus is hot and so frickin sweet!!! And did I say hot? It's was so adorable that his tentacles kept having a mind of their own. I wasn't crazy about the mc. She was really weepy and weak. But she finally got stronger and more open and accepting. I actually liked the version of her that stood up to the Empress. Would have liked to have seen more of her. I hope we see more o Who knew? I have never been a tentacle porn girl, but dang if the Kracken didn't make me seriously rethink that! Whew, yeah, Nemus is hot and so frickin sweet!!! And did I say hot? It's was so adorable that his tentacles kept having a mind of their own. I wasn't crazy about the mc. She was really weepy and weak. But she finally got stronger and more open and accepting. I actually liked the version of her that stood up to the Empress. Would have liked to have seen more of her. I hope we see more of these 4 in the future books. It really would have been nice to know why father changed his mind. It didn't make much sense, as he was obviously dead set on his path before he just changed his mind out of the blue. That was the only part that didn't make sense to me and I hope it gets explained later. Any way, even if you aren't into tentacles, you will still want to read this story. He's just such a sweet and lovable monster!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chrissy

    Who doesn't love tentacles Liked this story and was super excited to read nemons story. I loved nemon , his tentacles, his curiosity and the sense of innocence and purity that comes from him. He was a strong protective male character but he had a more kind of subtle and laidback strength to him than some of the more aggressive in your face forms we do often see; not that either is bad but it is nice to have a changed of pace. Now as far as joanie goes it was definitely a love hate relationship. B Who doesn't love tentacles Liked this story and was super excited to read nemons story. I loved nemon , his tentacles, his curiosity and the sense of innocence and purity that comes from him. He was a strong protective male character but he had a more kind of subtle and laidback strength to him than some of the more aggressive in your face forms we do often see; not that either is bad but it is nice to have a changed of pace. Now as far as joanie goes it was definitely a love hate relationship. Because I could totally see and understand her emotions, actions and train of thought it didn't mean I didn't want to shake her and just be like really want are you doing. But overall she was a good and realistic heroine. So this series is just getting better with every book and I can't wait for nahash's story,so excited. This was a very good story with realistic emotions and concerns kept in play that I appreciated, a great overall plot, aliens that are aliens along with plenty of tentacle time,so would recommend.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    I thought I knew what to expect after reading the first Iriduan Test Subject book. I was wrong. Nemon is a tentacled alien, who wants a mate like Thrax found. Nemon has been alone for a long time. During the escape in the first book, Nemon is handed a human, Joanie, to carry as they escape. He decides she is the mate he has been waiting for all this time. The rest of the book is her realizing that *HE* is the one she has been waiting for and didn't know it. The alien cultures we meet in this book I thought I knew what to expect after reading the first Iriduan Test Subject book. I was wrong. Nemon is a tentacled alien, who wants a mate like Thrax found. Nemon has been alone for a long time. During the escape in the first book, Nemon is handed a human, Joanie, to carry as they escape. He decides she is the mate he has been waiting for all this time. The rest of the book is her realizing that *HE* is the one she has been waiting for and didn't know it. The alien cultures we meet in this book are fascinating. After reading this book, I understand much more about WHY the Iriduan scientists are trying to break the hold the females have on the males. Great world-building. If you can get past the tentacles (they do seem to have their own minds sometimes), Nemon is a great male to have as a mate.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maurissa

    So good! I loved Lilith's Fall, Scorpion's Mate and Into the Dead Fall so much, I was searching for more from Susan Trombley immediately once I finished the last book! Then I hesitated...I saw some cover art from another cephalopod romance that I just could not like. I was not interested in reading about what I saw! Yuck! But I kept remembering how good the author's books are. I don't re-read my kindle books because so many are written 'just ok', even when the storyline is really good the writing So good! I loved Lilith's Fall, Scorpion's Mate and Into the Dead Fall so much, I was searching for more from Susan Trombley immediately once I finished the last book! Then I hesitated...I saw some cover art from another cephalopod romance that I just could not like. I was not interested in reading about what I saw! Yuck! But I kept remembering how good the author's books are. I don't re-read my kindle books because so many are written 'just ok', even when the storyline is really good the writing hasn't been polished (Not like when I used to buy print books 😄 ) But I will definitely be re-reading susan trombley's work while I excitedly wait for her next book! And as to the 'yuck' factor the author has so much skill that kraken sex was definitely not yuck! Tiny finger tip sized flexible, malleable, suction cups, that's all I'm gonna say!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Love, love love this book! The Iriduan Test Subject series just seems to be getting better. Nemon is our hero. He’s a giant tentacled alien. He’s also, smoking hot, curious, intelligent, loyal...basically the perfect men. Seriously there is nothing I don’t love about him. I had a bit of a harder time with Joanie, the heroine. Probably because she is so NOT me. She was well written but her personality is so at odds with mine that I occasionally found her annoying. The book was really about her jo Love, love love this book! The Iriduan Test Subject series just seems to be getting better. Nemon is our hero. He’s a giant tentacled alien. He’s also, smoking hot, curious, intelligent, loyal...basically the perfect men. Seriously there is nothing I don’t love about him. I had a bit of a harder time with Joanie, the heroine. Probably because she is so NOT me. She was well written but her personality is so at odds with mine that I occasionally found her annoying. The book was really about her journey to accept her attraction to Nemon. I really loved it though, which I think I already mentioned. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! Read this book if you love your aliens with tentacles and hearts, three of them, of gold!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amara Bentley

    Love Aliens that are really alien! Great book! I love that Nemoth is really really different not just a modified human. The human looking Irudians are pretty but so cruel and cold. I love the fact you learn more about the Irudians life cycle. Creepy. S.l.Viehl also has great ideas about non human looking aliens which made me want to find more non humans. Yey I finally found an author who has an idea that not all aliens look like pretty colored humans! Hope many more adventures to come!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Maria Garcia

    Captivating Story Loved the second book as much as the first one! A beautiful and will written story that holds your attention from beginning to end. It has enough action, drama, heroes, passion, different aliens, and steamy hot romance with awesome characters? The book has everything you want in a romance, highly recommended, and waiting anxiously for the next book in the series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Nemon may look like a alien monster but he can love just like a human Loved this story. Nemon and Joanie will definitely have a few obstacles in their way to finding a happy ever after. Nemon knows Joanie is his mate and he will patiently wait for her to except him no matter how long it takes. The one thing that Joanie does knows that Nemon will protect her from anybody trying to hurt her again. So looking forward to Tirel's and Theressa story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Sadistic Aliens These aliens not only perform sadistic, painful experiments on abducted humans, but also on their own kind! Nemon in is an interesting character. The author has made Nemon original with his description, but just wait until you read how he pleasured his mate! This is the second book in the series, but I don't feel as though I missed anything even though I didn't read book 1. I like the originality of the characters best in this one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ceeri Jay

    So. here be real aliens A really engaging read Susan is able to fully immerse you in the world building and what seems to be the common sense of the alien species that litter these stories. Loved the dynamic between Joanie, the thirty something h and Nemon, the nano modified alien who protects her as his mate. Great storytelling!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Vixen

    Good Gotta say I think I liked this one better but maybe cause or maybe the first one, don’t know they were both good. Was good to read about aliens that were very disimilar to humans. Author did good, really enjoyed the main characters, would have to read more of them together at the end about their lives together since I can’t get enough.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennette

    I'm to be fair tentacles are not my thing. I read this because I has read a Scorpion's Mate and Into the Dead Fall and was curious where the series was going. I'm glad I read it because I've now decided that I like this author's style and I'm intrigued by the universe she has created. But, I won't be reading it again because tentacles are definitely not my thing.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    I didn't know if this would be hysterically bad or a decent read, so it was a pleasant surprise. Most alien sfr out there is more in the star trek school of aliens so reading something that steps outside that was actually rather refreshing. don't get me wrong, I'm fine with the st aliens, but variety is the spice of life ;)

  21. 4 out of 5

    David W

    Really liked it Not really sure how to completely express my feelings about the relationship between the main characters, except to say they are positive. " it's the inside that counts" reaches a whole new level here, and it's really nice to see. I know many people would think the sex was just wrong, but I liked it and I'm glad the author was gutsy enough to put it out there.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nyxs

    Another amazing story Intrigued can't wait to read the next book. Loved the first book and this one too. Not one to give away spoilers but if 2 hands are better than 1 can you imagine having lots n lots of tentacles...hmmm

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mardi Sauve

    A very alien story! A true alien and a human woman fall irrevocably for each other despite all odds. Each character is rife with their own quirky yet lovable insecurities. I hope you will try this author because I believe you will not be disappointed!

  24. 5 out of 5

    T

    Loved It Characters were very real to me, Joanie unsure and afraid of her feelings for Nemon were what I thought they should be. The story line was so good I stayed up all night to finish it. A need a Tirel story that is just as detailed and moving as Thrax and Nemon story.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lara Olson

    Well written, but not my fetish I thought it might be nice to mix it up a little and test my comfort zone. Why not consent-acles? Nnnnope. The sperm description made me literally recoil from my kindle. It’s pretty well written, but it’s not my bag, baby.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda S

    Amazing! I love how innocent and sweet Nemon is and how well he completes Jonie and helps her overcome a difficult past. A few scenes added a little spice and I can't wait to read the next one!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Gillman

    Fantastic new universe I enjoyed the concept that Ms Trombley presents that all aliens are not handsome brutes, that the handsome creatures can be the villains and the supposed monsters are our heroes.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shasha

    A real alien romance I was entertained and touched by this sci-fi romance. The main characters each have their own point of view. I look forward to the next one! Mature content, typos

  29. 5 out of 5

    BookPauper

    3.5 Granted, this was a lot more tentacley than I imagined it would be, but Nemon was so naively sweet and determined.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rachell

    Not as good as the first I just didn’t feel like this book was up to the standards of scorpions mate. Not that it wasn’t a decent enough book, but wanted more.

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