Review: Atrophy by Jess Anastasi

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I’ve not read a lot of space opera (if that is what it’s called) or romantic science fiction/futuristic books, but ATROPHY is captivating, page-turning and has layers deep of story than what readers can glimpse from the blurb.

Tannin Everette was sent to Erebus (a prison planet) for a crime he didn’t commit. For twelve years, he was on good behavior and diligently volunteered in the admin complex for the opportunity to escape. Not that it was easy, because no one ever escaped Erebus successfully. His chance came when war hero Rian Sherron’s ship docked in Erebus for repairs and, due to a good turn he did her, Zahli (Rian’s sister) helped him stow away on their ship.

However, he wasn’t truly free because he would always be a hunted man. What kind of future could he give to Zahli? Continue reading

Anticipating Books…

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The Illuminae Files #2

Coming: October 18, 2016

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. 

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and theHypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. 

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

 

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Six of Crows #2

Coming: September 27, 2016

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope.

As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

There’s even a sampler of Chapters 1 to 4 on Amazon!!! You can bet I’m getting it. I wonder if I should though. I mean, what if after reading it, I can’t wait until September???

My Top Ten of 2015

If I could give it 10 stars, I would!

PLAYING WITH FIRE is the magnificent, hot hot hot follow up to Flirting with Fire. What makes it hot? Dominant hero, saucy-mouthed heroine, power games in and out of the bedroom. Combine that with witty dialogue, and you’re in for an amazing ride you don’t want to end!

This book is so so good that I wonder how the author could top this one. Still, I’m willing to see her try with Wyatt’s book, Sparking the Fire.

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BLURRED LINES is a raw, no-holds-barred portrayal of two best friends making the choice to become lovers, and it’s the best I’ve ever read!

There was no slow moment in the story; the stakes got progressively higher with each chapter, along with the tension. The pace was just right, and the writing flowed smoothly. The characters were empathetic, flawed and believable, and together, they were hot hot hot! There was no superfluous intimate scene, and I love that!

Full review here. Continue reading

Review: Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley

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ALIEN ATTACHMENTS is a surprisingly delightful romantic science fiction that I zipped through in one sitting.

Billionaire Ian Cavacent is a Sandarian, and his family was given the rights to mine carnium (a precious element) from Earth while at the same protecting the planet from other alien species who might seek to conquer Earth. Their activity is hidden from the humans, and only special humans called Support Agents (SA) know of them. Dani is a friend of Jared, one of the SA, and she was caught in the crossfire when Torogs (the hostile aliens) came into Jared’s bar and pursued them all the way to Ian’s villa, which was equipped with weapons and defenses designed to withstand alien invasion.

Unfortunately, the aliens seem to be sporting new technology, and they have no choice but to flee to Sandaria. But is Sandaria safe? What about the attraction between Ian and Dani and the half-formed bond between them? Continue reading

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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This book is a danger–to my sanity, sleep, work. I couldn’t put it down! It’s powerful and raw; it doesn’t shy away from illuminating the gritty, poignant, bittersweet truth of combat situations.

Kady Grant was in class when she realized her planet’s under attack from enemy ships. Kerenza’s citizens do illegal mining of hermium under the directives of a corporation WUC, and its competitor BeiTech discovered this and means to take it for themselves. So it was a hostile takeover and lots of lives were lost. In a call for help, the battleship Alexander was patrolling nearby and responded to their call. They had to travel for about six months in space, with BeiTech’s surviving battleship the Lincoln in pursuit, before they can reach the Heimdall station, where hopefully there’ll be someone to assist them. Continue reading

Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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I’ve heard a lot about Richelle Mead, of the acclaimed Vampire Academy Series and Georgina Kincaid Series, but I haven’t read them. So I was able to go into this book free of prejudices (good and bad) and judge this book for what it was.

RUNA is a technologically advanced, godless society, and it has servitors who stamped out religions (those that they deemed dangerous) and praetorians (super soldiers) who uphold the national security. Justin March is a servitor, who was discredited in his last mission and therefore exiled to Panama for the last four years. However, someone has Continue reading

Review: New Sion by Diana Green

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NEW SION is a fascinating look at a futuristic world that is a dazzling combination of western and an imagined possible future.

New Sion is one of the habitable planets in outer space, and some humans had chosen to migrate there in our future. However, the planet disrupts Earth’s technological systems, hence, many of the advances that we now enjoy cannot be adapted in New Sion. Alien races have also been discovered, and there’s a league to govern all interplanetary and intergalactic relations.

On New Sion, Finn Colville disguised herself as a man in order to survive, and she’s done well for herself the past 9 years. But when she paired up with bounty hunter Eamon Sullivan, it gets harder to keep her secret, especially when she starts to have feelings for him. Continue reading