Thursday, March 30, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews #84 - Alien Mate by Cara Bristol, The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis, Cursed Command by Christopher G. Nutgall

Alien MateAlien Mate by Cara Bristol
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starr Conner has been railroaded and she does not know why and at first she does not know where she is going. Even so she never gave up and quit. Imagine her surprise when she arrives at Dakon and finds that she is the mate of a very wonderful Daconian. Torg is everything anyone would want in a mate but Starr comes with some problems. In fact there are some she knows nothing about. I loved the way Starr and Torg worked together. Starr is very strong and Torg is determined to protect her no matter what. Bristol has given the aline mate trope a interesting twist. I look forward to the next stories in the series.

The Guns AboveThe Guns Above by Robyn Bennis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lieutenant Josette Dupris has just been given the command of an airship and is the first woman to to so. That command is the bane of the General commanding the troops so he sends his nephew as his spy to bring her down. Lord Bernat, a foppish aristocrat, is the spy. Josette know why he is there and what happens is a story full of laugh out loud lines wrapped into the blood and guts of battles. I loved how Bernat changes his attitude but not his personality as the story progresses. Josette seems to stay the same while overcoming incredible odds. I really loved this story and hope it is the first of a series. Following Josette and Bernat was such fun I want more.

Cursed CommandCursed Command by Christopher G. Nuttall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Captain Kat Falcone and William McElney are back but this time both are in command of a ship. William has been give the ship UnCanny called "Unlucky" and had to whip it into shape. Both have been sent to the notoriously lawless Jorlem Sector. What happens is easy to predict but still makes very good reading. I enjoyed how Nuttall set everything in motion. The story is told from several view points letting me know what was going on in the background on each ship. A nice military science fiction story that solves some of the problems but leaves more for both Kat and William.

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