Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Beyond Meridian

Title: Beyond Meridian
Author: CC Bridges
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60504-883-3
Genre: {M/M} Sci-Fi Futuristic
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Captain Rick Raine is sitting alone at a table in a bar when a young man takes the seat across from Raine. He introduces himself simply as Karl and he is looking for Raine. Karl is on a mission to rescue the woman who saved him from a life of slavery and now needs his help. After listening to the business proposal, Raine agrees to take Karl on as a crewmember, along with contraband cargo which will finance travel expenditures. Raine soon realizes that there is more to Karl and his mission than he was prepared for, like traveling into enemy space, clashing with privateers, the United Planetary Alliance as well as his attraction to Karl.

Beyond Meridian is an action Sci-Fi interwoven with a romance. The characters are likeable. Raine is a know-how, straightforward, amiable space captain or “spacer”; his self-regulating business is to transport all cargo, other than people. His detached position allows him to travel to other planets without breaking too many laws. Karl is engaging, concerned regarding the welfare of others and a little timid until it becomes necessary to do battle with an adversary; then he is swift and capable. The plot is well written, fast paced and captivating. The setting is very creative with space ships and robots. The love scenes are sensual. Beyond Meridian is a thrilling heartwarming saga that I enjoyed immensely.

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