Monday, January 26, 2015

Reviewer's Choice Claimed by Laura Roma

Title: 3013:Claimed
Series:  3013:The Series
Author: Laurie Roma
Publisher: Smashwords
Genre ménage, futuristic scifi
Pages: 171
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
As one of Earth’s greatest leaders, Commander Jax Spartan lives his life by a strict code. Dedicated and alpha to the core, he is the epitome of what every Elite solider aspires to be. Second-in-command Sullivan Archer rules by his best friend’s side, and together they form an unstoppable force that few are foolish enough to challenge. Jax and Archer have always known they’d share their chosen, but their hearts have already been claimed by the woman they’ve vowed will belong to them.

Alliance scientist Serra Lysander is a genius who has kept the planet safe with her inventions. She’s lived a sheltered life, separated from society by her brilliant mind and her overprotective mother. The only time Serra has truly ever felt accepted is with the two men that will cost her everything…

When danger leads Serra straight into the arms of Jax and Archer, they will do anything to keep her safe, even claiming her despite the fact she is off limits. With the future of the Alliance on the line, will their love and dedication be enough to save them, or will they be too late to stop the growing threat from destroying them all?

The third book in the 3013 series is Claimed by Laurie Roma.  Has a character I really wanted to learn more about Jax Spartan, we met Commander Jax in Mated. I have been looking forward to his story.  Such a strong character I was curious to find out who his mate would be.
Sullivan Archer is Jax’s best friend and the man he will share a mate with.  He is second in command.
Serra Lysander is the woman who captivates them both.   I really felt Serra’s pain for all the things that had kept her from the men who loved her.  Serra is a strong woman who has suffered but now she has the chance to be with the men who love her.
I loved how Ms. Roma brings strong emotions with a great story line. I loved the contrasting personalities that Jax and Sully has.  They balance each other out.  Serra is the glue that holds them all together.
I loved the emotional connection and love inside of this story.  I also liked how I got to meet a new race one I would love to know more about in the future.   This is part of a series, I suggest reading them in order to fully get everything going on.   There is a lot of world building and things you need from previous books.  I found though it made this book that much richer.  When you want some really powerfully written stories I suggest picking up the 3013 series they will not disappoint. 

               Five Shooting Stars and a Reviewer's Choice

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3013:Renegade by Susan Hayes

Title: 3013: Renegade
Series:  3013:The Series, 2
Author: Susan Hayes
Publisher: Smashwords
Genre: Scifi futuristic, ménage
Pages: 112
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
In the aftermath of a war that almost destroyed Earth, the Alliance now rules, but not everyone chooses to live by their laws. Alayna is a rebel living by her own rules in the harsh badlands, outside the Alliance’s control. She is a thief, stealing from the wealthy to provide for those who cannot survive on their own, all while hiding the tattoo that marks her as one of the few remaining fertile women on Earth…making her a target.

Alliance Elites Nikolai Grekov and Colin Nielson are stationed at a neglected base on the edge of the badlands after years spent in space. Their orders are to track down an elusive thief that’s been plaguing the area’s outposts, but they also have their own agenda. Both men want to find and claim a fertile woman to call their own and fulfill their dreams of becoming a family.

When the men catch the sexy, headstrong, thief breaking into their home, they claim Alayna for their own. Nikolai and Colin may have claimed their chosen, but the battle for her heart has just begun. Can they find a way to win her trust or will their beautiful renegade’s need for freedom destroy their chance of happiness?

This is my first time reading author Susan Hayes work.  I really adore her writing style. She kept me interested from the get go and made me want more at the end.   Renegade is the second story in the 3013 series.   In this story we have a very clever girl named Alayna. She is fertile but she wants to make her own path in the world so she covers it up. I admired that she has such determination and daring.  I love a heroine with backbone and Alayna fits the bill perfectly.
Colin and Nikolai are both strong men.  They are military trained.  Very alpha. But they have compassion for their mate, the fact she is misinformed about what a mate is. They use love and kindness to win her over. Well of course lots of hot love too.
Alayna has to find her way in a new to her world. I am very glad her mates were there to help her along the way.
I really adore how Ms. Hayes made me smile as I read about Alayna, I was cheering for her all the way.  I cannot wait to read more in the 3013 series!  After reading this book I cannot wait to find out what happens next. 

                          Five Shooting Stars

Mated by Laurie Roma

 Title: Mated
Series: 3013, 1
Author: Laurie Roma
Publisher:  Smashwords
Genre: Sci Fi, Ménage, futuristic
Pages: 160
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Alexis Donovan is a woman whose dream of falling in love with the perfect men has been dashed because of her infertile status. Still recovering from a war that almost destroyed the world, humans have fought to rebuild and have once again opened their shields to outside visitors. As a liaison officer for alien races that are visiting Earth, Alexis does her best to ignore what she can never have, but when she is put in charge of four visiting alien warriors, her entire world changes...

Dragons Warriors from Arcadia, Xavier and Galan Tesera and their best friends Thorn and Brydan Volis, have been curious about Earth ever since they helped the humans defeat their enemy years ago. As commanders of their own space vessel they travel the galaxies searching out the unknown, but in their hearts they know they will never truly be satisfied without a mate by their side.

When the four Dragon Warriors land on Earth they are instantly enamored with the sharp-tongued liaison who ignites a burning passion in their hearts, and know that she is the mate they have been searching for who will complete their souls. Will Alexis take a chance on four alien warriors or will the fear of leaving everything she has ever known destroy her chance of finding true love?

Mated is a great start to the 3013 series. Author Laurie Roma brings four very diverse characters together to make an unforgettable story.  Alexis is considered to be nothing by Earth standards since she is infertile, but to her three new Dragon Warrior mates she is their everything.   Alexis is a strong character she makes her own rules and follows her own heart.  I liked that she is strong and self reliant.  But she has softness too that she shows her men.  
Xavier and Galan are brothers they seem to be the dominate males of the group. Xavier more so than anyone in the group.  I really liked both of their go getter personalities.
Thorn and Bryden are more the diplomats and the ones to ease you into something. I liked that too because at points Alexis really does need their gentler touch.
Over all they all make a great ménage group.  There is no MM all the focus is on Alexis, I hope she is taking vitamins because with these men she is going to be more than a little busy.  I did find myself a little overwhelmed with information; it happens a lot with first books to a series.  There is the world building and the dynamics that have to be explained. Ms. Roma does a great job of making this world real and telling you all you need to know to understand the book.  I was a bit overwhelmed by like I said I really think it is a first book thing, I have to know this information to read on. 
I adored Mated and cannot wait for more from the 3013 series in the future. I want to see who fall in love next and how their mates deal with it all. 

                          Four Twinkling Stars