Lyn Gala’s Claimings series is one of my go-to comfort reads. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since it’s a hurt/comfort (in space). Lyn wrote the first after her online journal group discussion debated upon the differences between desirable Doms in reality and fantasy, and she pondered upon the traits of the perfect Dom. Someone who not only controls, but comforts and strengthens their sub.
Three weeks ago, I really needed a comfort read, and so I went straight to this story. Hiding away from the world, and running away from my own toxic thoughts, I flew through Claimings, Tails and Other Alien Artifacts in four hours. Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities followed less than twenty-four hours later. Checking them off on Goodreads, I glanced down at the Other Books in the Series section — and found two other books available for a whole 6 months! (How have I been so remiss???)
In this third installment, Ondry and Liam arrive on earth as part of the first Rownt ship to negotiate the first trade in human-owned territory. I particularly loved the new direction Liam needed to grow, learning that he tends to over-emphasize the bad and forget the good. (A lesson we should all learn.)
Since then, I’ve returned to the world at large, and I’m thankful for the Claimings series for nurturing the hope and comfort in me, and helping me gain the space I needed.
If Lyn Gala published anymore Claimings books, I’d happily pick them up.