Science Fiction Romance

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Scardust

The worst thing in the world is finding a book that sounds interesting and looks like it hits all your interest buttons, only to find you have to force yourself to read it. That happened to me with Scardust. The story isn’t bad, the characters aren’t bad, the writing style isn’t bad, but some ...

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The Champion of Barésh

Jemm Aves learned the sport of bajha (think blindfolded fencing) from her father, even though it’s only for men. Her family’s dire poverty leads her to take a stab (ha!) at fighting in street bajha clubs while disguised as a man. Her unexpectedly brilliant performance gets filmed and sent to Pri ...

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Cottonwood

I first heard of R.L. Smith when I read The Last Hour of Gann, one of the finest science fiction romance books I have ever read. It was difficult to read Cottonwood without similar expectations, but that would be doing the book an injustice. Twenty years ago, an alien spaceship came to Earth, onl ...

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Prophecy

Alexandra Bock, a young ER nurse, has discovered aliens are real. She discovered this by being kidnapped by them as they were destroying her planet’s population. But there’s more to it than just aliens taking over the Earth. And although Alex has reason to deem aliens untrustworthy, she finds he ...

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Born of Defiance

I am desperately in love with Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series. There, I said it. When I saw that her newest was on our list of possible review books, I literally sat up straighter in my chair and made a little noise. I will never admit it was a squee. Never. But, getting back to the point, I ...

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Dark Horse

When I picked up this book to refresh my memory before writing my review I found myself rereading the whole thing. A rare space adventure romance this is a completely enthralling story about courage, love and the indomitable human spirit that the best of us convey. Just call it the Unbroken of the r ...

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Queen of Wands

You’ve got to love a brainy guy. Well, I’ve got to love a brainy guy, and, as it turns out, so does Jenny O’Kierna, the heroine in the second book in the Sanctify series by Katee Robert. Jenny is the sister to the hero from the first in the series, Queen of Swords, and some of the universe-bu ...

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The Ophelia Prophecy

Back in the 70s, the popular TV show The Six Million Dollar Man began with the phrase, “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. . . Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster." This novel takes a look at what happens when we go down the path of rebuilding humanity. ...

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Silver Shark

Silver Shark is Ilona Andrews' second kinsman novella, set in the same future world where genetically enhanced families called kinsmen control vast financial empires. This novella differs greatly from the first, Silent Blade, in that the heroine isn't a born kinsman, but a refugee warrior from anoth ...

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Silent Blade

Recently I discovered the Ilona Andrews novella Silver Shark and was thrilled to realize it was tied to an earlier novella, Silent Blade, which I very much enjoyed. Have you read Andrews' Kinsman novellas? If not you're missing a real treat. Both short stories are filled with imagery, backstory, and ...