Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Ryan Loveless
Title: Kaden’s Colors
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Categories: Novellas, Science Fiction
Book Type: eBook
File Formats Available: .epub, .prc, .prc, html, pdf
Price: $ 4.99
The first alien immigrants arrived on Earth long before Henry Mekes was born. Now they’re policed by the government, forbidden from attending school, and assigned menial jobs to prevent them from becoming drains on human society. Twenty-two-year-old Kaden, for example, was assigned the job of sex worker.
When eighteen-year-old Henry and his friend Ellil meet Kaden in a grotty backroom to avail themselves of his services, alien rights are the furthest thing from their minds. It’s not until afterward, when Henry is trying to remind himself aliens can’t get enough of sex, that he questions his actions and the rules of the world he lives in.
Something about Kaden compels Henry to return again and again—but only as a friend. Soon he and his classmates hatch a plan to free Kaden, but even if they succeed, the world is still full of prejudice against aliens—and those who love them.
KADEN’S COLORS is more than a gay romance novel with aliens and teenagers, parents and big business. This is one of the most pointed works I have ever read about gay/straight relations only using aliens in the roll of gays because is this fantasy future being gay is just fine, no problem, just don’t love or be friends with an alien. Sound familiar? Many of the rumors about aliens in the book are the same ones spoken about gay people for decades.
This is a groundbreaking piece of fiction and should be read as a lesson in tolerance. There is sex in the book, no doubt. It is graphic at times and I will say nothing further as it ties to plot of the book.
I should also tell you that this book is very well written, believable and likeable characters; you don’t like the ones you aren’t supposed to and it is easy to spot them. The relationship between Henry and Kaden is one of love and friendship, growth and understanding.
READ THIS BOOK! I guarantee after the first few pages you will be just as hooked as I was.