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Since we reopened to review requests last month, the inbox has been bulging. You guessed it! It’s time for a From the Inbox post. This post gives you a peek at the books for which we received requests for review, but were not able to get to or were not within our review wheel house. This time I’m also adding a few books I found out in ARClandia and wanted to request, but knew I wouldn’t have the time to read. Remember, we haven’t read these beauties so we strongly suggest sampling before you buy. Enjoy!
Lord of the Storm
Book 1 of The Coalition Rebellion Novels
Bell Bridge Books
Pub Date Jul 10 2014
Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires.
A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world.
What will he do to her if she sets him free?
Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing her to make him do anything she wants. Yet Shaylah has an old-fashioned belief in love and refuses to take advantage of him. A tense friendship grows between her and Wolf, along with deep desires he refuses to admit. The Coalition destroyed his people. He won’t betray their memory.
When Shaylah returns to battle, Wolf rebels and is sold to a prison colony. She frees him, and together they journey to his home planet. As she learns more about Wolf, she begins to question her loyalty to the Coalition, and the passions between them burn out of control.
Pub Date 21 June 2014
Paranormal Alien Romance
Black Opal Books
Brief Description of the Book (back cover copy or book blurb): In a bleak future where government systems are breaking down and lawless bands of men terrorize the country, botanist Natalie Hanson fears for her life and hides in a cave in the Rocky Mountains. When she is captured by human raiders, a fierce alien appears and slays her attackers. Natalie is now held captive in her own cave by the sexy and striking alien commander, Zacar, who informs her that she will be his breeder. Natalie soon realizes that these aliens worship strength. So what will happen when Zacar finds out she has severe asthma?
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Spires of Aurora
by Nathanial Covell
Paperback, 290 pages
Published May 25th 2014 by Blue Lantern Press
Welcome to Aurora: a medieval world plagued with ever-present lightning. Cities and roads bristle with lightning spires for protection from charged skies. In thunderous, heart-stopping battles, metal shards are catapulted over enemy armies, summoning lightning from the clouds. Plants and creatures have evolved to use electricity for survival—an obsidian humanoid race, the inazuma, feed on lightning. And a few enlightened humans, an order of warrior monks, masters of electrical weaponry and physics, use it to fight and heal.
Shotoku is a naïve young warrior in this dangerous world. After killing his own brother, Shotoku vows never again to use his tremendous electromagnetic powers. But on the eve of invasion, as allies turn traitor and danger gnashes from all sides, can he hold his oath pure? Drawn to his virtue, an enemy warrior princess, Makiko, will help him find balance; and, when his principles falter, his roguish friend, Jirai, will deliver salvation. But in the end, only Shotoku can decide: Will he shatter his vow, unleash his chaotic power, and face the invaders alone? Or, by honoring his oath, will he gain the new allies that might help him save the world?
Pub Date May 15, 2014
Science Fiction (with some romance)
350 pages (97K words)
5280 Press (self-published)
The Starship Cornelia, barely a few months into a 3-year mission to visit the other inhabited Alliance planets, unexpectedly stumbles upon a disabled ship whose 10 alien passengers are found dead. The ship hails from Korvalis–the mysterious non-Alliance planet whose leadership allows no outsider to visit and no citizen to leave. But the tides shift when Cornelia’s Chief Medical Officer and lead geneticist discover that one of the escapees is alive, having survived only due to his superior skill with genetics… and that he seeks asylum from Korvalis.
The Refugee–the first of the Korvali Chronicles series–tells the story of Eshel, the Korvali refugee, and Dr. Catherine Finnegan, the human geneticist who befriends him, as they face the political, scientific, and interpersonal ramifications of Eshel’s living among humans. From censoring of their scientific work to intolerance for Eshel’s cold arrogance, struggles abound… until an alarming incident changes everything.
The Lady is Blue
Pub Date April 29, 2014
Sci Fi Romance
A romance set on the remote planet of Eden on the edge of the spiral galaxy. The human colonists on Eden welcome alien refugees in their crippled spaceship. The alien Atrapako sport spiky crests and scales of four colors covering massive humanoid bodies. The intrepid Dr. Lucy Stannis, a secret agent of Terra, initiates a lively friendship with the captain of the Atrapako spaceship, the impressive Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak. Their growing attraction for each other is threatened by their secrets, assassination attempts and sabotage by humans and aliens. They must learn to fight together to survive. What strange secret are the Atrapako hiding? Can they overcome their cultural instincts and co-exist peacefully with humans on Eden?
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All Night Reads
Pub Date Feb 23 2014
In this science fiction romance, androids have claimed power over what remains of the human race. They rule without remorse. They are the Mind and humans exist only to serve them.
But it wasn’t always so.
Before the android uprising, select droids, called Servants, were pivotal in engineering a new human race with nanotechnology enhanced DNA. The Blood Crown theorem was to be humanity’s crowning glory and the key to their survival in deep space.
But Serantha, Daughter of the West, was the last female to receive Gifts from her Servant and when the Mind mutinied, she was hidden away, and presumed dead.
Without Serantha there is no hope of the Blood Crown being realized so Nicolai, Son of the East, abandons his crown to join the rebel forces. He might not provide the future for his people he had once dreamed of, but he will not go down without a fight.
When Nicolai discovers Sera among a small compliment of kitchen staff, everything changes–but Sera’s Gifts were never completed and she is ill-equipped to face a legion of androids determined to wipe her, and every other human, out of existence.
Their only hope is the Blood Crown–but even if Serantha and Nicolai can realize their potential it may be too late to save mankind.
Kevin F. Owens
Pub Date December 3, 2013
United Nations political animosity towards the immigrant settlers that make up the Martian Colony explodes into a Martian War of independence from Earth. The United Nations Military Space Force is surprised to find that the Marsquake rebellion is ready to challenge their efforts to suppress the insurrection.
When Terra Antoni, a teenage Martian farmer’s daughter, is mistreated by United Nations Secret Police, she decides to join the rebellion. Before she goes into training she watches the aerial combat death of a friend. Her reaction before a media camera makes her a public relations star of the Marsquakes rebellion.
Terra’s adventure in military training while becoming a celebrity introduce new friends, including two would be suitors, but that adventure turns sour when war finally reaches her.
Chocolate Chocolate Moons
Pub Date September 1, 2012
If you were offered an opportunity to become light, fit and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? Plus-sized Molly Marbles wins a scholarship to Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set where her 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6 without so much as passing up a piece of pie.
But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her, then jumps at a job making low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes, especially when her favorite candy Chocolate Moons are found poisoned. Molly solves the crime and discovers a delicious antidote to the poison.
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