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A woman seeking answers, a younger man seeking love, and an older man seeking revenge must work together to achieve all of their goals… Vala Gorun’s family was off Kithra when the explosions happened and although she’s back on her home planet helping with the rebuild, something she saw all those years ago still haunts her. So she hires a Tracker to find the human man she’A woman seeking answers, a younger man seeking love, and an older man seeking revenge must work together to achieve all of their goals…Vala Gorun’s family was off Kithra when the explosions happened and although she’s back on her home planet helping with the rebuild, something she saw all those years ago still haunts her. So she hires a Tracker to find the human man she’d once loved—one she thinks betrayed her in the worst possible way. In order to stop the search into his past, Jackson Canfield sends space pirates to kidnap the Tracker. He can’t afford to be found. Not now, when his revenge is almost complete. Unfortunately, instead of the Tracker, the pirates grab Vala and a young Gwinarian man instead. Trapped on a pirate vessel with Bastian Sithbrun, a ridiculously attractive but younger man, Vala fights her attraction. But something about the twenty-year-old gets to her… But when the pirates leave them the unwilling guests of the very man she’d driven crazy with her teen crush all those years ago, Vala learns Jacks has been in hiding, working to right a horrible wrong. Now the three of them must work together to reveal the truth behind Kithra’s destruction—if they can control the explosive passion that erupts between them long enough to complete their task. ...

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Catalyst Reviews

  • Exina
    2019-03-15 14:26

    Catalyst is the third book of the Kithran Regenesis series by Dani Worth. It’s a science fiction taking place sometime in the future, presenting an interesting world-building (or space-building) with several races and several planets, including Earth One, Two and Three, and of course Kithra, galaxies-wide famous of its beauties and treasures. Kithran society considers polyamory as the basic family model, consisting of any number of partners of any sex and sexual orientation. In book one, the rebuild of Kithra starts after the tragic and unidentified explosions that killed most of the planet's Gwinarian race. Here in book three finally everyone gets their answers for who was responsible for the explosions. “Kithronite is priceless.”“No, it has a price.” He stood, movements jerky with anger as he paced to the simulator and then to me. He touched my cheek gently and the raw grief that flashed through his eyes gutted me. He dropped his hand. “Nearly an entire beautiful race paid its price, Vala.”As for the rest of the story, the blurb says it all. I love the world-building, writing style, and humor of Dani Worth, and this book doesn’t disappoint from this aspect. But just as in the previous book, I felt that something was missing. First of all, the male characters’ viewpoint. Vala’s first person narration is very limited and makes it difficult to be engaged with Bastian and Jacks. I wasn’t captured by the story, only stood on the sidelines following the events, but that was all. I’d love to know more about Jacks and Bastian, and even about Vala, as she doesn’t really give a clear picture of even herself. In the larger part of the story the plot is uneventful, except two short fights with the typhons (giant alien lizards) and of course the sex scenes. The erotica was hot, but I was put off by the narration again, and didn’t feel the shivers or any goose bumps. Don’t get me wrong, it was steamy but somehow I couldn’t connect.All in all, Catalyst is a mediocre but satisfying erotic romance, light and quick, with likeable characters and great humor. "Seriously, are you guys not realizing how important this information is? Stop trying to swallow each other's tongues and listen to me.""Shut up, Jarana. We're still in the honeymoon stage here-"Originally posted on my blog on August 11, 2014.

  • Mei
    2019-03-01 13:20

    I don't usually read or like MMF menage, but this series is really good mix of hotness, tenderness, love and SF!I enojoyed it and will continue to read this series! :D

  • Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
    2019-02-25 08:34

    This is the third installment (and hopefully NOT the last) of the Kithran Regenesis Series. Each one of these book has gotten better and better, so I can only imagine how good the 4th one will be. I think part of the reason they keep getting better is the central theme running through them. There's a mystery that needs to be solved, why did the planet Kithra blow up? Why were there some awful gasses released into the air?As each story is told, we get another piece of the puzzle. In this installment we get closer than we've been before. I'm so curious as to what really happened.Each story introduces to some new people. But even when we meet new people, central to the underlying story in all the books, we still get to see what happens with those we've met before. I have such a vested interest in this series and the characters involved that I can't wait to get to the next story and see how they've grown, changed.One of the things I REALLY like about this series is the Gwinarians. They're a race of people, very similar to humans. They believe you love who you love. Families with this race of people can be M/F, M/M, F/F, MMF, MFF or any combination you can think of. They can even have more than three people. It's all accepted in their culture. There's none of the prejudice or judging.In this story we meet Vala, Jacks, and Bastien. Vala and Bastien are Gwinarian and Jacks is human. They're thrown together on a remote planet and they fall for each other. But will they survive the truth about Kithra when they find it? Will they survive the truth about each of their pasts? Or will it all destroy them.Dani Worth has done an amazing job of painting strange and exotic worlds with exotic races of people. All of them are beautiful in their own way. They each also have their own bad elements that have to be dealt with. It's an amazing world to be part of.Dani Worth has also written several vignettes that you can bet by visiting her at http://daniworth.wordpress.com/. Stop by and get the vignettes!I received a copy of this book from the author.

  • Marissa
    2019-03-01 06:36

    4.5 StarsI absolutely loved this book! Vala & Bastian steamed up my kindle screen and stole into my heart right from the beginning! Their sweet, funny interactions, as well as combustible passion pretty much sealed their fate as my favorite characters in this world before I hit the 20% mark! Add one deliciously sexy, deprived, lonely man, who has made it his personal and tireless crusade to avenge an entire planet. Who also may or may not be in serious need of "sexin' up". :D Then you toss in a dash of some of the funniest, sauciest, and most sexually frustrated space pirates I have had the pleasure to read about! And last but not least, you weave in some of those unique & fabulous characters from previous books, and you get... my love, devotion and undivided attention forever! LOL OR - a stunning, uncontested combination for a thrilling and extremely erotic story!!I did have one teeny, tiny, minor issue with the end; it just happened so fast! And I *really* wanted to see the evil, slimy, bastard get what is coming to him! However, I am hoping that may be dealt with in the next installment? There will be a next book, right? RIGHT? ;)Small personal requests:TONS more Clay & Anders!! Pretty please with whip cream & cherries on top!? Twenty minutes with Jacks and Bastian behind that waterfall! Dayum! (OMG, I just died a little imagining that scene again!) :fans-self:This space reserved for more selfish requests when I think of them!Edit to add review:Dec 11th, 2012WOOT! Pre-ordered!

  • Chappy
    2019-03-22 08:20

    I so love this series, Dani Worth never lets me down.Vala has been trying to find out who caused the massive explosions that pretty much destroyed Kithra. She knows her old crush Jacks had something to do with it. If only she could find him, confront him and find out the truth. Then her and Bastian get kidnapped and they finally find Jacks. The truth comes out and the chemistry between these 3 ignites...get ready for some steamy goodness!!!

  • ♂♀♂ Mary's Menage Reviews ♂♂♀
    2019-03-02 08:09

    I love this series. A great sci-fi MMF erotic romance :)to read my full review: http://marywhispers.blog.com/?p=1115

  • E_bookpushers
    2019-03-08 06:22

    Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/01/04/...Publisher: SamhainPublish Date: Out nowHow I got this book: From the authorA woman seeking answers, a younger man seeking love, and an older man seeking revenge must work together to achieve all of their goals…The Kithran Regenesis, Book 3Vala Gorun’s family was off Kithra when the explosions happened and although she’s back on her home planet helping with the rebuild, something she saw all those years ago still haunts her. So she hires a Tracker to find the human man she’d once loved—one she thinks betrayed her in the worst possible way.In order to stop the search into his past, Jackson Canfield sends space pirates to kidnap the Tracker. He can’t afford to be found. Not now, when his revenge is almost complete. Unfortunately, instead of the Tracker, the pirates grab Vala and a young Gwinarian man instead.Trapped on a pirate vessel with Bastian Sithbrun, a ridiculously attractive but younger man, Vala fights her attraction. But something about the twenty-year-old gets to her… But when the pirates leave them the unwilling guests of the very man she’d driven crazy with her teen crush all those years ago, Vala learns Jacks has been in hiding, working to right a horrible wrong.Now the three of them must work together to reveal the truth behind Kithra’s destruction—if they can control the explosive passion that erupts between them long enough to complete their task.Product WarningsA tattooed, broken-hearted heroine discovers M/M/F love is crazy hot when not fighting giant alien lizards or worrying about age differences. And when the senses are narrowed to touch alone behind a massive waterfall? It’s scorching!This blurb came from the author’s website.I have been a fan of Dani Worth since I stumbled upon the first of her Kithran Regenesis series Kithra shortly after its release. I really enjoyed the story along with all of the questions left unanswered, the fate of the planet’s citizens, and how those who survived the disaster were going to handle the longer-term aftermath. As a result I eagerly picked up book two when it was released and let out a cheer when I found out that there was going to be a book three. Not surprisingly, I leaped at the chance to read and review Catalyst. Sometimes eagerly awaited books don’t manage to live up to my mental hype but this one certainly delivered. The Kithran Regenesis is one of those series where each succeeding book builds on information released in its predecessors. I think it is possible to start with this one because some of the back-story is nicely interwoven but I recommend starting from the beginning. As a result there will be a few spoilers from previous books but I will try to keep them to a minimum.When Vala was 17 going on 18 she had her first serious crush on Jacks, a human visiting Kithra. Jacks viewed Vala as too young for him, so he tried everything he could think of to dissuade her feelings to include having a make-out session with his boyfriend in public. Gwinarians, the variant of human that lived on Kithra, matured at a much younger age than humans and their society did not have any taboos against multi-partner relationships so Vala was perfectly willing to join in. After Jacks caught Vala following him one night he tried once more to tell her that he was too old for her in what ended up being the last conversation they had before the explosions which rendered Kithra uninhabitable and killed most of the Gwinarians. Vala caught a glimpse of Jacks once more after that fateful conversation and based on what she saw, she eventually hired a Tracker to find him. Vala had her suspicions about him because that sighting was extremely circumstantial to the explosions. Jacks found out about the Tracker and hired some people to get the Tracker out of the way, only they grabbed Vala and a young man, Bastian, who had a crush on her. Vala and Bastian found themselves dropped on what appeared to be a deserted planet, not entirely hospitable towards Gwinarians, but during their search for shelter they ended up meeting Jacks.I found that Worth used a rather interesting technique with this story. Vala had a huge crush on Jacks but he rebuffed her due to her age. Years later Bastian had a huge crush on Vala and she was trying to rebuff him. That situation gave Vala some small sympathy towards Jacks and how he must have felt which I think added depth to her character. She started off a very headstrong immature young woman. It became evident that over the years she had matured into a character worth following. Even though Vala had grown up when she encountered Jacks again she still had to struggle with the combination of years of mixed emotions ranging from love to hatred, to attraction to reluctant sympathy to anger. Watching her go through those swings just brought home how really complicated people and their emotions are.Bastian, while younger than Vala, showed that he possessed a depth of maturity that she did not have during her crush on Jacks. He was persistent but he also made himself helpful instead of just mooning and skulking after Vala, which I certainly appreciated. He was also old enough to know his own mind and to subtly push his suit. Bastian almost seemed to provide the bridge and sometimes the buffer between Vala and Jacks. I think without his presence it would have been even more difficult to resolve the complicated past that tied Vala and Jacks together.Jacks… I didn’t get as much of a feel for as I did the other two characters. I understood and admired his reluctance at the beginning of the book because Vala was rather immature. I also understood, after he told his story of the events, why he chose to hide out. I think I wanted both Vala and Bastian to learn more about Jacks because even during their encounters I felt he was still slightly remote.Worth certainly had me speculating about all sorts of things as she threw in twists and turns. I wanted to know if and how Jacks, Vala, and Bastian would act on their mutual attraction and what the results would be. I wanted to know who was really behind the explosions and why. I wanted to know why Jacks was hiding out and why he tried to get the Tracker intercepted. I wanted to know if and how Vala’s friends would manage to find her. Luckily enough for me Worth answered most of my questions but in doing so she raised a few more. Overall I enjoyed watching Jacks, Vala, and Bastian interact together. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next as the quest for answers continues.I give Catalyst a B+

  • Brenda
    2019-03-20 10:29

    Catalyst is the third book in the series, but it can be read alone, though I enjoyed reading them in order. Dani Worth has a way of making us care about the characters BEFORE they get to the hot and steamy. We learn what makes them tick emotionally and physically, plus why they are drawn to each other. This makes all the difference for me when it comes to threesomes, and seriously steamy romance. Mixed in with the romance is science fiction and suspense. Why was a planet wiped out? Was greed a factor? Who is responsible? Catalyst is a great erotic science fiction read with wonderful character development.

  • Wicked Nyx
    2019-03-04 07:31

    With the third book in the Kithran Regenesis series, Ms Worth has really hit her stride.The world building is excellent, which is the standard for this series, and the heat gets turned up in this installment. The adult portions were the hottest so far in the series to date. This book hits a lot of great spots...older man, younger man, tortured pasts, love lost and found, betrayal, etc. What a great ride. Can't wait for book #4!

  • Jeffe Kennedy
    2019-02-26 12:20

    Really enjoying this series!

  • Angela Page
    2019-03-23 09:36

    Gets better every time.

  • Vicky Capper
    2019-02-28 08:14

    Ok, so I'm sure you all realise this by now but I absolutely love this series. In Catalyst we meet a few new characters as well as some old favourites and the sarcasm and sexual tension are flying from the start - my favourite combination! And just as a side note - I think the cover is gorgeous - I love the tats!Vala is searching for Jacks, the guy she fell in love with when she was a teenager. It's been years since she saw him last and she has suspicions that Jacks was involved with something terrible which is why he disappeared. Enlisting the help of the best tracker in the galaxies they start to search for him to get some answers. But unbeknown to them, their search is raising alarms and they are setting themselves up for trouble. When Vala is kidnapped along with Bastian, the hot young Gwinarian who has been lusting after Vala for a while, things take an unexpected turn and Vala finally gets the answers she needs.Vala is strong minded but she also has a vulnerable side that she tries to keep hidden. She was hurt in the past by Jacks and she seems almost scared to accept the relationship that starts to develop with Bastian. When she was using the same excuses to keep herself away from Bastian as Jacks had used with her it appeared to me that it was a way of keeping her heart safe but it also seemed like she had honestly come to believe what Jacks had always said about their age difference being an issue. I was pleased that as soon as she realises her feelings for both men she knows she won't let either of them go, I think if she had reacted in any other way it wouldn't have felt true to her character.Bastian has been through so much in his life but he hasn't let it affect his future. He's remained a kind, gentle person with a core of steel that will defend the ones he loves any way he can. He seems like a gentleman, the type to open doors for you and take your coat but he still has that bit of a rough side where he would ravage you and give you all the pleasure you could handle (just my type of guy!)Jacks is a troubled person with a lot of regrets and is carrying around a lot of guilt. He’s isolated himself from everyone so that he can try to put right what he views as his past wrongs. The attraction that he felt for Vala never wavered but whereas he always felt he was too old to ever act on the way he felt, when he is reunited with Vala and Bastian is on the scene he realises that age really doesn’t matter and you have to grab happiness any way you can find it and hold on to it for as long as you can. The trust that these three had and the strength that they obviously found in each other was lovely.It was fantastic to see the reappearance of Jarana and Lux, they bring so much to every scene that even when they are in the background you can't help but notice them there. The sarcastic banter and the love hate friendship that they have is so funny and fits their personalities perfectly. I love that there’s always new characters but the old favourites stick around. Dani Worth has created a beautifully colourful world with amazingly strong characters that you just can't help be drawn in to. I loved this book just as much as the others in the series (no surprise there, lol).

  • Shelly
    2019-03-25 12:25

    So far, this is my least favorite of the series. I didn't enjoy it as much because the sex scenes seemed more...gratuitous and not as much in the progression of the plot as compared to the first two in the series. BUT that doesn’t mean it’s not good, I’m still having a hard time putting this series down - the 4th book has already been purchased. What kept this alive for me was the world building on new planet. The imagery was imaginative and flowed so well I didn’t have to tax myself too much trying to picture the world where the majority of the action happens. Like Lux and Jarana, Vala is a mentally and physically strong woman. There’s not a lot that knocks her down but when it does it’s pretty much warranted.I’m going to repeat myself a bit here but bear with me. Dani Worth is officially on my auto-buy list and if her writing in her Crux Survivors series is half as good as this series, well then I’m probably going to turn into a stalker. While off planet at the time of Kithra’s destruction Vala Gorun’s family survived the massacre that killed so many of their people. Cue in lots of survivor’s guilt. However, before the destruction of their home teenaged Vala had a major crush – you might even call it love – on the older Jackson Canfield. Jackson, recognizing Vala’s youth as not something to be taken advantage of, politely discouraged her. I respected him for that. Fast-forward 8 years and Vala’s back on Kithra working with the others hired by ‘The Company’ to rebuild the planet. The younger Bastian Sithbrun has been watching Vala for weeks. He’s not making a secret of it and everyone knows that he’s been giving her the eye. Except Vala is convinced the 7-8 years between them is too much and absolutely will not give Bastian the time of day. It’s not until they’re on a mission with Jarana and Lux to find Jackson, who’s been in hiding, is Bastian able to speak with his captured audience, Vala, and things get heated, quickly. There was something about the development of Vala, Bastian and Jackson that didn’t hook me as much as I wanted them to. There were moments where things felt forced and I didn’t get the same vibe of ‘I can’t live without you’ feeling. They were each nice and likable and had their own good and bad points. They even each had their own sordid past that made for interesting reading and helped get to know them. Speaking of getting to know them, I’m verra verra curious about Bastian and his time aboard the entertainment aka slave ship. That might get more explanation in the 4th book because I see that the heroine is a slave and what are the chances that both she and Bastian were on the same ship – high chances I tell ya, high chances. I can't say it enough, if you’re a fan of m/m/f that has actual plot lines and great dialogue this is a good choice.Happy Reading folks!Rating: B-Review also posted at www.redhotbooks.com

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-03 09:31

    This was the best in the series, imho, so far. The location, off planet Kithra, was lush and dangerous. The characters were of different ages and there was so much romance! The heat from the planet could not beat the heat from these three.

  • ✼Danielle✼
    2019-03-14 08:30

    **4 stars**Vala, Bastian and Jacks Read May 2014 I enjoyed this installment in this series.

  • Jeanny
    2019-03-04 10:36

    Read this for GR Science Fiction & Fantasy Week .