Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Forgotten Warrior: A Moment in Time by Glenn Barnes

Forgotten Warrior: A Moment in TimeChandler, Mark, Sergeant First Class, US Army Rangers has been given some seriously bad news. He has an inoperable brain tumor and he’s going to die. That is, until he gets a second chance. 
Seemingly saved by the enigmatic Colonel McKown, Chandler is given the slimmest chance of redemption. The upside to his ‘opportunity’ is that he will be completely cured. The downside is that he will have to spend an entire year, cryogenically frozen, in a tube. 
Now, following a terrorist outrage that left Chandler still frozen 500 years after he should have been, he is revived to a strange and forbidding world, with people speaking unfamiliar languages and a planet on the edge. 
Now Chandler, with his individual skill set, is initiated into the warrior class of this puzzling group of people. But what will this new world hold for a man who should have died half a millennium ago? 
Will it be any less dangerous than the one he left? And will he come to wish that he’d succumbed to the cancer that should have ended his life long before now? 

Good read

I really liked this story. Bit short, but the characters were pretty well fleshed out. The one issue I did have was with the editing. words were misspelled, tenses were incorrectly used. What the author really needs is a very good editor, but the story itself was interesting and I would gladly read the next in the series if there is a next book.

Perilous Waif (Alice Long #1) by E. William Brown

Perilous Waif (Alice Long #1)My name is Alice Long, and I’ve always known I was different. 

When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships thirty thousand kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time. 

There were other kids with mods at the orphanage, but nothing like that. I learned fast to downplay my abilities, keep my mouth shut and try to blend in. Even as a kid I knew not to trust the Matrons. What would they do, if they realized the Adjustments that were supposed to make me a meek little herd animal didn’t do anything? 

Then I messed up, and gave myself away. 

Now I’m on the run, hoping against hope that the Matrons won’t try too hard to find me. Hoping to survive all the awful things that can happen to a girl on her own in space. Kidnappers, slavers, pirates and yakuza - no matter where I go, trouble always seems to find me. 

Good thing I’m not as helpless as I look.

I liked this one. Was not sure initially. Its a bit weird with all the AI/Human mix stuff, but it was a fun, entertaining read. Looking forward to the next in the series.

Wrecking Ball (Hard To Love #1) by P. Dangelico

Wrecking Ball (Hard To Love #1)Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.

Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. Wait, wait––let me rephrase that. He loves women, he just doesn’t want anything to do with ‘um. Not since his wife, presently ex-wife, got knocked up by the guy she was cheating on him with. Problem is...there’s one living in his house. And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.

The protagonist of this stand alone novel has a propensity for profanity and sexual shenanigans. You've been warned.

REVIEW: ****
Loved this story. I'm tired of all the insta-love out there now. This relationship built over time and was sweet, realistic and believable.