Saturday, May 9, 2009

Space Escapes

Title: Space Escapes
Author: Jason Edding and Angela Fiddler
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-934531-76-1
Genre: SCI-Fi, M/M
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Dark Robe Heart: Dark Robe Society 1- Jason Edding 4.5 Nymphs

Jack Harrow has become cynical on the subject of his creators, an underground society established in the Earth year of 2140 by disgruntled scientists with God-like complexes. At the present year of 2575, Jack formulates his escape to Jupiter and following close behind Jack is Edge Fland, an assassin for the Dark Robes. Edge has orders to exterminate Jack; however, after being intimate during the voyage, a strong magnetism between the two men develops. Now Edge, as well as Jack, is being hunted.

The Bright Side of Midnight - Angela Fiddler 3 Nymphs

Dr. Tavish Pan is returning to the mining colony Midnight after finishing his education, which was financed by the colony. His goal is to find a cure for Black Lung. The workers who are mining Arochos, the main ingredient used to create a mood enhancer drug, are the most affected by the sickness or so Tavish believes. However once he is on the planet and starts testing, he finds there is drug addiction with life-threatening side effects also. Jordan Patrice, the man who becomes Tavish’s lover, is addicted to the drug and Tavish has even more reason to find the cure for several ailments. Blocking the progress for a cure are the corrupt men with their own agenda for keeping the mines open. One of those men is Rees, who supplies the men with drugs to keep them under his control. Tavish is in a race against time to stay alive, find a cure and save the men on Midnight.

Space Escapes is an intriguing sci-fi anthology that overall I found enjoyable. Each story has a plot of complex puzzles that are revealed as the story moves forward; each has a love interest with intimate encounters, and in each story greed, as well as power-hungry villains bordering on insanity, is illustrated.

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