Friday, June 1, 2012

A Hero Rising

Happy Friday, everyone! Today it's my pleasure to review author Aubrie Dionne's latest release, A Hero Rising. Read on for the blurb, and my review.

The Blurb:

After watching his love leave on a colony ship, James Wilfred must save those left behind from a planetary apocalypse. Their salvation lies in an unfinished ship tucked away in a secret government base, and only James can break in and pilot him and his people to freedom on a nearby space station.

Skye O’Connor’s boyfriend never returns after his gang attempts an assassination of the Governor, and the State Building is destroyed. Worse, crazed moonshiners addicted to the chemical Morpheus have stormed the city, and she must find a safe place for her and her boyfriend’s daughter. When a heroic man saves her, Skye asks to accompany him on his quest to find the last colony ship left on Earth.

As the city falls around them, James and Skye must work together to build a new future, all the while rediscovering their ability to love, before the apocalypse claims them both.

My Review:

James Wilfred watches the woman he cares for leave earth on the last spaceship out. The planet is dying, and there’s no place to go. Through an interesting twist of fate, James discovers there’s one more not quite finished ship on the planet. He’s determined to find it, and lead more people to safety.

Skye O’Connor is shocked to her core when her boyfriend willingly leaves his own daughter behind to abide by his gang’s dictates. Refusing to abandon the motherless young girl as her father did, Skye risks her own life trying to keep them safe.

In a world gone mad, these two people fight for freedom, and the right to exist. As each of them discovers their own strengths, they realize they are even stronger together. The shared goal of protecting an innocent child forms a bond between them. In order to discover where love may lead them, all they have to do is survive.

This story is meant as a companion story for Tundra 37 where we first meet James. And I couldn’t be happier. In James, we meet a character who really deserved his own story. Don’t worry though, this story stands alone. Ms. Dionne has hit her stride and done a fantastic job of creating a setting that not only supports the characters; it’s a vital part of the story that contributes to page-turning action. Filled with believable characters fighting against all odds, who’ll grab your heart and not let go. As a longtime fan of Ms. Dionne, I can tell you she’s written a heart-stopping thrill ride from beginning to end. Her work just gets better and better. If you’re a fan of RomSci-fi don’t miss this book.

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