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A 26th century, time-traveling, bounty hunter snatchs a 18th century Earth pirate in a deal to enrich the archeoalogical knowledge of mankind, but as he develops an attraction for the likable, free-spirited prey, he attempts to alter the deal, threatening both his own personal code of honor and the strict rules of conduct of his race. Will the love of a wily, cock-sure, yoA 26th century, time-traveling, bounty hunter snatchs a 18th century Earth pirate in a deal to enrich the archeoalogical knowledge of mankind, but as he develops an attraction for the likable, free-spirited prey, he attempts to alter the deal, threatening both his own personal code of honor and the strict rules of conduct of his race. Will the love of a wily, cock-sure, young pirate be enough for the stoic hunter to risk exile from his own people?...

Title : Details of the Hunt
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ISBN : 9780979311024
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Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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Details of the Hunt Reviews

  • Emma Sea
    2019-01-25 12:49

    The book is a seething purple morass that must be waded through to get to tentaclesex. Which is actually among the best of its genre. If this was a 10 page free fanfic I would give it 6 stars of squeeing fangirlish happiness. As a 244 page "original" story costing US$5.79 on Kindle I hope someone is losing sleep at night from the throbbing of their conscience.

  • Bookwatcher
    2019-02-04 20:24

    Time travel can be confusing!But it still a marvelous book!The sci-fi theme is perfect!A real pirate, and a "monster" alien from the future? I could not resist, so well, I read this book and OMG I LOVED IT!Maymon is a pirate with his dreadlocks, strange language, great sense of humor and uncertain walking. Did you think about someone reading his description?Yep... that's him!Talos with his reptilian body and great bravery was like someone from another movie maybe not everyone know (but I like a lot) called Enemy Mine.Hell yeah! He is scary and it's perfect! Because his race is feared, and Oracans are the most talented hunters of the universe.Talos will be sent in past, to get the pirate, the criminal... and will find his Ti-daaka... his loveIncredible love story, of two most improbable matesLoved it. 5 stars

  • Breann
    2019-01-29 12:32

    3.5 starsThis book has a little something for everyone:PiratesAliensIt’s a little bit historicalA little bit futuristicSci-fi romanceA mutiny aboard a pirate shipFind something to tickle your fancy? Not yet? Okay, I’ll keep going...Bounty huntersFated MatesTreacheryA good ol’ treasure huntSome ass slapping and, most importantly, TENTACLESToo much? Over the top? YES! Was it so fun anyway? YES!I went into this book knowing that everything was going to be thrown in, plus some. I think that helped me enjoy it more than I would have if I had just assumed it was only a sci-fi romance. We have an alien bounty hunter, Talos, who was sent back in time to grab Captain Aiden Maymon to help search for treasure he had buried. Now, the cover is seriously bad, but it does a good job of depicting how Talos was described. That ugly alien on the cover? Fits this book perfectly.And then we have Aiden, yeah yeah, he could be compared to a certain pirate we all know and love. But what other pirate am I supposed to imagine? I don’t have much background in this so when someone says pirate, I think Jack. Even so, Aiden was a really fun character who immediately causes tons of mischief for Talos to deal with. And Talos was not expecting to find a mate, especially not someone like his pirate. Their shenanigans were absurd and so entertaining.This was my first foray into some tentaclesex and there’s not much I won’t read so, HECK YES I was excited about it! I really had no clue what to expect with the how, and the what, and the where with all the tentacles. But, lemme tell you, I liked how they did it, what they did and where they did it. Me likey some tentaclesex.My only gripe was the whole fated mates bit. Just because they’re fated isn’t an excuse for a lack of chemistry between the couple. I just don’t buy the whole "you make my cock hard, therefore you are MINE" spiel. Aiden was just really easygoing about the whole thing. Too easygoing. There wasn’t any angst over him being 700 years in the future surrounded by aliens in a space station. I don’t know about you, but I’d be freaking the fuck out. Instead, Aiden’s good with long as he’s gettin’ buggered by that tentacle. So, basically, I didn’t buy into the insta-relationship and the I Love You’s that were being thrown around. Go in ready for every sub-genre under the sun, some cheesy pirate lingo, a big gray alien with weird bumpy things on his chest and one giant tentacle. If you have all that in your mind from the get-go, you'll find this to be one seriously enjoyable read.

  • Salsera1974
    2019-02-13 15:42

    2.75 stars.It was moderately interesting, I suppose, if you're into 26th-century aliens traveling back in time to kidnap 18th century pirates, who then seduce said pirates with their 15-inch penises. Which, when erect, retract to 9 inches in length with a 2.5 inch diameter. (I wonder if the author realized she created a penis with a 7.85 inch circumference? That's like screwing a baseball bat! I think that might be worse than clown porn. . . .) And even better, once inserted, the cap of the penis has the prostate-seeking capacity of a search-and-destroy missile, except this weapon will destroy a man with pleasure!!! Awww, yeah. [This is where I'd insert a mocking "O" face gif, if only I knew how. :-)]But what about the story? Well, there was an evil, greedy guy who asked the alien to kidnap the pirate -- the greedy guy wanted to force the pirate to go back to Earth and show him the location of a cache of buried treasure. And there was the part where the alien and the pirate developed some weird insta-love thing that rang not at all true. And there were the annoying little editing glitches that took me out of the story at times. And the alien learned English by watching 1930s gangster flicks, so we heard him say, "Dame," a lot. And it all worked out in the end. Sigh. It wasn't strong enough science fiction to be a compelling part of that genre; it wasn't campy enough to be consistently funny; it wasn't romantic enough to give me all the happy shivers. And yet, it's not a bad book. It's just not a very interesting book, once you get past all of the eye-popping details.

  • LenaLena
    2019-02-05 18:34

    Captain Jack Sparrow meets Garak in the Mos Eisley Cantina for some insta-love and life time mating. Add a sentient cock and tentacles for pubic hair. Tell 'story' in prose so sparkly purple it ascends the spectrum into the exalted realms of ultra-violet, and voila: Details of the Hunt. For more fun, this book's drinking game words:1) Captain Jack says 'mate'2) Garak/Talos calls Aidan/Jack 'runt' (this is apparently an endearment)3) Bonus points for 'tar-stained hands'!

  • Heller
    2019-01-31 16:24

    Time traveling alien who kidnaps an 18th century pirate for bounty. Didn't really work for me. I thought the concept was interesting but I didn't care for the MC's or the secondary characters. Slow going on this one from start to finish. The alien had an interesting penis though. ;)

  • Paris
    2019-02-11 15:37

    It was rather terrible. It's like the author couldn't decide what kind of book she wanted to write so I am now, too, don't know what to think about this mess.Let's see what this book has to offer:1) Bisexual time traveling alien with a cock full of wonders (I don't know how the author even came with this idea - it's scary)2) Gay or bisexual (not really sure) 18th century pirate (as many of you have pointed out - looks like a rip from Captain Jack Sparrow) 3) Typical stupid romance female (I'm talking about the doctor)4) Friends and family who are not fully developed in the story5) Sleazy evil human with God complex6) everything that is happening in this book has no logic, is not believable and pure stupid7) primitive writing and story telling.More details include spoilers: (view spoiler)[A time traveling alien creature is sent to 18th century Earth to retrieve a certain pirate who is the only one that can show the way to treasures hidden on a Caribbean Island. Sounds like a great idea. Right? No! Why? Because there is no way an alien could have known where to look for this particular pirate. Definitely there was no way he could have actually locate the mentioned pirate in the sea. Or save him during mutiny on his ship. There are no records that could have helped him with that. The alien looked up the information about the pirate. But the only information he could have read about Aiden (the pirate) is what have been gathered during 18th century, which isn't much (if any at all). The chances to get information about coordinates with time and place where the mutiny took place are zero. Still, somehow, through author's crazy imagination, Talon (the alien) succeed in his bounty quest and obtains the pirate.The question is why bother with the pirate when you could just go back in time to actually SEE where the pirate hid his treasure?If they can find the exact coordinates in the Caribbeans and time (to the minute) of Aiden's death (as crazy as it sounds), then they sure can find out the date when Aiden hid his treasures. Like I said - no logic, totally stupid.Aiden is a fake. A fake created by author who skipped on research and simply took the idea of an 18th century pirate from Hollywood movies. He is a weird mix of everything. His voice is of a cockney, even though he is of Spanish and Native American descend.Only that is not all. He is also sporting a bit of Jack Sparrow. The swagger and a way of speech. However, it doesn't sit with him well. Instead of adding a certain entertaining and sexual appeal it looks ill on him.The poor fellow is falling apart practically from page one. Whatever on earth possessed the author to commit to paper this unlikely human being? If you read the book you will understand that nothing in this story could be explained unless perhaps after a bottle or two of something strong.Talon, our dear alien, who we see more and therefore you can say is more developed as a character is a mix of different things of his own. A time traveling being who is grieving about the lose of his younger brother, but about whom he forgets the moment he gets his hands on a pirate. The author didn't bother with feelings and went with mating instead. Mating is so much easier. No need to explain anything or struggle to create a connection between lovers. You can just write everything off to mating call.So we have time traveling, alien and mating. But that is not all. He is a cannibal as well (not on daily basis though). He also has very strong sense of smell - he can practically read people by their odor.I think the author fancies werewolves. And maybe she should have written a story about them. Instead of creating an alien character with werewolf qualities.But then look at what she did to the pirate and you will see that nothing in this book has been created by her own imagination. She simply ripped off from everything she ever saw or read.Also, he is acting like any other stupid romance male character. Not like a strong, amazing alien creature that he is suppose to be.The female doctor is hateful toward alien for no reason. She doesn't know him or his race all that well. Her prejudice toward another live organism of the Universe is out of place. She seems like a bigot, rude, stupid, close-minded bitch. Also, her presence in the book is questionable. She doesn't add anything to it apart from being an unpleasant character with no real meaning or purpose.Additional characters, such as Captain of Space Station and Talon's family, are simply a waste of cosmos air space.The evil guy is just that - evil. He is not especially interesting or conniving. I think he should have scanned the Island to look for treasures. I'm pretty sure that would have worked. With all the future super gadgets and all.The thing the author did to alien cock is another matter. I still can not fully recover. Or the fact that alien comperes Aiden's cock to sand-worm that he played with as a child. The rare moments, when it is actually the authors own imagination that is at work, are really scary and raise honest-to-god concern.Everything is wrong with this book. It should be available for free. It's wrong to take money for it. (hide spoiler)]

  • Michi
    2019-02-10 17:43

    What I learned - you can take a pirate with a very familiar swagger and speech pattern, pair him with a time-traveling alien that talks like a bad actor in a 1920s gangster film while using present-day slang, and people will rave about the novel, calling Jack Sp-- I mean, Aidan Maymon, unforgettable and unique. He's unforgettable because he was shamelessly based on the star of a little-known Disney movie, called Pirates of the something-or-another. Anyway, back to the novel.The quality of the book is sub-par, unless by some chance I was reading a proof copy. The text was unjustified, which strikes me as cheap considering the price tag. I suspected a vanity publisher. There are spelling and grammar errors, which is unsurprising given that the copy editors are paid in proof copies and nothing else.On to the writing... The story is laid out with every fact presented right when you need it, meaning that each reference to an alien race or technology or even other characters is helpfully followed by a lengthy, textbook description of said object/person, which derails whatever narrative was going on in the background. The dialogue is unbelievable and painful to read between the ripoffs of Jack Sparrow's speech and mannerisms and Talos, the alien's supposed gangster-inspired phrases interspersed with language that a teen would use to anger his parents. The premise for the plot was thin and a hefty suspension of disbelief is always required when time travel is involved. It's erotica so the creative sex scenes involving prehensile penises might be worth reading the book for, but that's about all the enjoyment you'll get out of it.End result - good for a few laughs if you can read it in a short time. Otherwise, move along.

  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    2019-02-14 20:38

    I'm so glad I reread this book. It's so much fun - almost like Space Odyssey meets Pirates of the Caribbean. Aiden, a young 18th century pirate captain is snatched from a near drowning (due to mutiny) by a futuristic warrior who looks remarkably like a Mayan sea God to Aiden's bleary eyes. This lighthearted adventure involves time travel, space pirates, villainous aliens and a love that transcends species. After a year and a half I had forgotten most of the plot so it was like reading it for the first time again. Aiden and Talos together equal a great dynamic full of witty banter and sexual energy. Laura Baumbach's clever and unique interpretation of this species' sex organ and mating ritual was really interesting and quite hot, even with Talos' bizarre anatomy. I'd recommend this to my friends who enjoy reading something unique and adventurous that can easily bring a smile to your face.

  • V
    2019-01-28 19:47

    WOW!!! If my English was better I will do more justice with this Review, forgive me, I will try my best.This is one of those times that you really wish you can rate a book more than 5 stars.This book was amazing, I was laughing so much with this crazy, gorgeous Pirate.I don't usually read futuristic M/M, and I wasn't very keen to read it, but I'm so glad I did.The Author did such a great job... great imagination.Talos was the most adorable, honorable Alien and you can't help falling in love with him.Even if you don't like m/m or futuristic books I think you should give this story a go, it is a wonderful read and you won't be disappointed!!!

  • Тамрико
    2019-01-25 20:30

    I just deleted my comments/30% review without publishing it. I was about to hit "save" button, when I realised that there is not a single positive word that I can write here about this whole ordeal. Instead, here is a simple list of issues I have so far:- 24 year old manchild, and not the fun Jack Sparrow or Tom Hanks (referring to movie "Big") type;- 24 year old manchild who by some mighty miracle survived as a pirate and a captain to be 24 years old;- hygiene;- neglect. Because letting the poor boy run around in wet clothes, while dirty and stinky is neglect;- commas. OMG, they are killing this story! Not there is much to kill, but they are the proverbial kick, delivered to someone who is already down :/I remember the times when this book was a big deal and everyone and their cousin was reading it and loving it. It was such a hype! *sigh* What a disappointment in turned out to be! :(PS I wish Samantha Cayto re-wrote it. After all, there is a potential here, it's the execution that's lacking :(UPDATE:I really don't know how the two MCs survived; one as a pirate for as long as he did, the other one as a Hunter. Must be by some miracle.Great disappointment of a book :( 1 star.

  • Emanuela ~plastic duck~
    2019-01-24 18:34

    I tried - too - hard to like it, but it wouldn't come. I liked the pirate, not so much the hunter, but I warmed up to him a little bit by the end of the book.I don't know what grated on me, there wasn't anything wrong in the writing, but the way the protagonists spoke - alternating between pirate-talk and gangster-talk - ripped me out of the story with every line. I think it was supposed to sound fun, but mixing a little bit of historical in a sci-fi setting, with the odd words here and there made me feel confused and honestly it made me feel anxious.The last chapters were not bad, with the confrontation between good and bad guy, but by then I was bored and uninterested. I read other contemporary books by the same author, and they struck me for being light, sexy and funny, but I couldn't find the same things here. I think it depended on the beginning after Aidan's rescue and the passage from historical to sci-fi. The story seemed suddenly infused with a heaviness that I couldn't shed until later in the book.I don't want to say that you shouldn't read it, it just didn't work for me.

  • Yvonne
    2019-01-19 20:41

    I did end up liking this after all. It's funny & has a nice alien, bounty hunter Talos, with interesting attachments. I'm still trying to figure out the suction cup thingies. I'm also a fan of time travel even though they never quite make sense, so wherever you can squeeze it in a book, I'm going to be happy. So the book is fun & the romance is great & hot in a weird alien way. Maymon is a wonderful character as a charming pirate & ...he was a great character when I saw him the Pirate of the Caribbean movies too. I think you can do a lot of books with characters in the public domain, like Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare, snow white etc. But it's hard to say where Captain Jack's character fits in. Either way it just gave it a little fan fiction like feel at times because it was obvious that Maymon's personality was based on this. So despite liking & recommending it, I do have to knock off a star for not having completely original sounding characters.

  • Temple
    2019-02-16 20:45

    Loved this book. It is humorous, over the top, campy and if alien/beast and human relationships do it for you, then definitely read this one. You will love Aidan Maymon and the relationship that develops between he and Talos, a futuristic bounty hunter. The entire time I read the story, I pictured Pirates of the Caribbean meets Space creature. This will be a multiple re-read for me. This is the first time I read Laura Baumbach but went straight into another one by her, which turned out to be a complete opposite of this one.

  • LutaWolf
    2019-02-05 17:44

    I originally picked up this book for a good laugh and boy did I get it. I completely agree that the character’s appearances may be familiar and perhaps a bit of the pirates wit as well. However I feel that’s were the familiarity ends. Then bam your hit with Holy Smoke This Is Hot! I don’t usually enjoy smut but considering there was really good character emotional play as well, I felt completely justified in fanning myself and continuing to read. I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it to those who want a laugh and some interesting/hot sex scenes lol.

  • OkayKim
    2019-01-24 15:27

    Ok, this is one of those stories that took a reading challenge to try. I like it! Although, my days as a sci-fi buff have slowed down considerably. The plot was ok, but it was the characters that I really caught my attention. Strangely, while reading, I was picturing Johnny Depp as Maymon! I gave it a 4 star.

  • Наталья
    2019-02-03 12:38

    За общую идею и расу Ораканов - звезда.За экзотический секс - еще звезда.Остальное - Джек Воробей ака Эйдан, инста-лав на словах без предпосылок, эмоциональность всех персонажей, повествование от лица стороннего рассказчика (реально раздражало) - впечатления на меня не произвело.

  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    2019-01-23 13:39

    What do you get when you cross a 26th century alien with an 18th century pirate??A really great, imaginative book!!

  • Nicole
    2019-02-15 13:24

    I was going to give it 4 stars, but I added one for creative use of prehensile appendages. This books was great, and so much hotter than I was expecting.

  • Christy Stewart
    2019-01-22 13:38

    The sex scenes in this book killed a part of me.And I'm glad it's dead.

  • Eladio
    2019-02-15 14:22

    ok, I am being generous with the rating, which a stricter reader in today's mm climate would probably give a 1 star, but a reader who goes into this with relaxed expectations for light entertainment may find it a fun one-time read. it held up better back when it was written back when there wasn't much mm and so it is going to look insubstantial today in comparison to so much good stuff published now.Yes it is derivative and you will see an exact copy of the Johnny Depp character Captain jack sparrow in one of the main characters and sort of an approximation probably of a star trek Cardassian in the other main character. Though the characters are not exactly this author's original creation, the author animates them well enough to give us an entertaining puppet show. If you like fanfiction you may cut this book more slack.Attraction develops with gruff Cardassian claiming and topping flamboyant Captain Jack. Give the book an extra star for creative tentacle sex! Villain wants to capture and ravish Jack Sparrow character while Cardassian character gets jealous and possessive. Some of the action takes place on a space station (Deep Space 9 from Star Trek?) and some of it goes back in time to Captain jack's era. It is a porn-adventure story. Relax and enjoy.

  • R.J.
    2019-01-24 12:25

    A very good friend of mine has this in paperback and purchased it for me for Christmas because it is one of his favourite books ever. I couldnt put it down. This is an incredibly gorgeous love story starting a long time ago introducing Maymon the Pirate, captain of his ship. I hadnt seen the cover and imagined this to maybe be a story set on the high seas. Suddenly we are thrust seven hundred years into the future from the introduction and we meet the *alien* Talos, bound by the *Details of the hunt* to locate Maymon. As I said before, I couldn't leave this, I just found myself so involved.Just so imaginative and cleverly written, and I felt so deeply for Talos and his undeniable bond attraction to Maymon. I also need a shout out to that awesome appendage of Talos' (fans self).I would recommend this to anyone who likes sci fi with a twist, and a hot passionate relationship between two unlikely characters.Definitely recommended...I am probably very late to the party here but I will be checking out all of Laura's writing...

  • Fehu
    2019-01-22 12:37

    Rating:★★★★★ 4,5 starsEntertaining sci-fi adventure. Maymon did remind me a bit of Jack Sparrow, so you know he was lots of fun.Talos, an alien bounty hunter was send to retrieve a pirate who knew of an important artifact.(you can imigine how he knew it whereabouts)The retrival did not worked as planed and Talos did something he usually avoided: getting to know his bounty.Lovable and charming characters are more or less the core of this story. They are also the reason I enjoed it so much. Sailors / Pirates is not my favorite catefory but without it's usual historical context, this one was an interesting read.

  • Paisley
    2019-01-31 19:19

    Laura Baumbach writes a really good dirty story. I may not always like her characters or the plot or the setting - but damn she knows how to set the pages on fire!Being a sci-fi fan I hoped I would enjoy this book - and for the most part I really did. Yeah, I had a few eyeball rolls at the whole pirate thing (it bordered on cheesy at times) but it was also an entertaining part of the story too. Add time travel, hot alien monkey-sex, along with the usual crazy intergalactic relations among species and you get one pretty fun & wild ride with this story. (Somewhere buried in all of that you also get a sweet love story too.)

  • Dee Wy
    2019-01-29 14:31

    Oh I do love a good sci-fi adventure with hunky aliens. Details of the Hunt did not disappoint. Though it started off a bit slow with some worthwhile world building, the pace quickly picked up and then all hell broke loose after that.Mix together a cocky pirate captain and a time-traveling warrior alien and you will get great dialogue with lots of laughs, tense action, surprising alien sex love scenes, and enough romance to satisfy any romance reader. Lots of twists and turns will keep you glued to the story. I simply loved it.

  • JustJen
    2019-01-29 13:26

    I will start by saying this is just not my kind of story. I really struggled with the idea of pirates and hard shelled sea gods who are actually aliens who want earthling artifacts so they send a hunter (Talos) back in time to get said artifacts by kidnapping the pirate (Maymon/Aiden) who they think wrote the map to the artifacts. I was doing ok with the beginning pirate theme (who doesn't love a sexy pirate captain?), but I quickly lost interest when the alien aspect came into play. It did get better in the second half, but I have to chalk this one up to just not being my cup of tea.

  • Valentina Heart
    2019-01-27 19:22

    Brilliant! I never thought I could like a pirate book, but this particular pirate and his beast completely won my heart. Amazingly funny, sweet and hot, it had me devouring the words from the very start.I recommend this book to the point of naming it a must read.

  • Eisheth
    2019-01-23 12:27

    There're quite a few problems with this book, and I feel like I should be more critical of it. But Jack Sparrow a sexy pirate hooking up with a Cardassian a fierce alien with a prehensile cock pretty much trumps all my misgivings. Because hells yeah.

  • Eden Winters
    2019-02-02 15:19

    Pirates, aliens, and hot m/m loving. LB has mixed genres and the result is wonderful, wicked fun. Her pirate is by far one of the most memorable characters I've even met in literature. I've not had the chance to read the sequel yet, but it is on the list.

  • Carolyn88
    2019-02-04 19:31

    This was a must read book. It is set in a science fiction type of world. You have space travel and pirates. The young pirate is so funny. I really did enjoy reading the book. I will make this a pick for people book in the future.