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Dignity (To Be Sinclair Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Eva Caye , Tracy Seybold
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What will the greatest ruling family in the history of the galaxy be like?

Lady Felicia Sorensen, a brilliant microengineering student, finds herself pressured to date Emperor Victor Sinclair, for he has fallen madly in love with her. Despite being showered with extravagant gowns and attention, she longs for a fascinating life as a scientist, instead of the stressful and dangerous destiny of an Empress.

The social pressures of being the Emperor's Betrothed, from gossip and manipulation to an assassination attempt, cause her to weigh her love for him against her personal goal, to do research in her own lab someday. How can Lady Felicia follow her dream while still bending to the political necessities of a high elevation?

This science fiction romance is the first of the eight-part To Be Sinclair series. The saga begins with DIGNITY and its companion volume MAJESTY, which detail the romance and first years of marriage of the Emperor and Empress of the Sinclair Demesnes. A few scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.

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About the Author

After a health crisis, Eva Caye morphed from dilettante writer into obsessive author, publishing DIGNITY, the first of seven books in the To Be Sinclair series, as an e-book in August 2012, with MAJESTY following in October, FEALTY in December, ROYALTY in January, and a new book, EASTER EGGS, an anthology of the four free short stories added to her first three books. The author's goal is to have the series (plus one add-on book) all published within one year. Eva lives with her magnificent husband and two lovely mutts in a tiny farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • File Size: 3100 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493775006
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093NW9BI
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DIGNITY tweaked my fancy on many, many levels October 1, 2012
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I'm not sure at what point I simply hunkered down at the recognition of a kindred spirit, one who understands the value of a story told with respect, in depth and with exquisite attention to detail, and allowed myself to be swept away into a galaxy and time far, far away, but as current as today, as compelling as yesterday.
Told with the lush prose of a Jane Austen, as well as with that author's incisive, detailed and quite pointed barbs at social strata and the constraints on actors thrust onto stages not of their own choosing, this is science fiction masquerading as historical fiction on the grandest scale. It also had me reminiscing about the opulence of the Russian literary tradition--certainly the staging reeks of Imperialist Russia and the machinations of members of the Imperial House waging a form of class warfare for political and social advantage.
Then throw in wormholes, arcane technology, competing planets/houses of commerce, space travel, sophisticated methods for oversight, loyalty, brotherhood, social niceties, mannerisms, sexual discrimination, depression, horrendous/heinous acts of violence... ball gowns to die for, fashion as weapon, symbology. And a sigh-worthy love story.
Do I have your attention? I certainly hope I do.
Told from Felicia's Sorenson's point-of-view throughout, this young woman is definitely to the manor born, wealthy, privileged, albeit a bit naïve and untutored in the ways of court. That little problem is taken care of by her sorority's matron and mentor, Lady Brighton, whose main task is to see to the proper upbringing of the High Royals placed in her charge as they further their education at university, an education with a singular goal: marriage and propagating lineage.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dignity October 1, 2012
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One thing I really appreciated about this book is that the science is important, but not at all overwhelming. A lot of people think science fiction is all about the concepts. Ms. Caye is all about the story, as Felicia's scientific knowledge shows itself little by little, and ends up helping Victor save the day. What's most important is how she shows science isn't just a disipline. It's research by real people for real needs.

Dignity is a very easy, free-flowing read. It is precise and clear, as if someone were describing the scenes of a movie, except they also know what's going on in the character's head.

I am anxiously awaiting Ms. Caye's next book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh & refreshing October 22, 2012
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A Science Fiction Romance; an interesting concept. No monsters set on devouring as much of humanity as possible. No innocuous appearing bipedal beings secretly intent on enslaving us or wresting our planet and all it's natural resources from us. How refreshing!

Set approximately 500 years in the future with the associated changes one might expect along with others one would not typically anticipate, this novel brings something fresh and refreshing to the reader.

Ms. Caye's writing style develops the characters (a brilliant, young college student interested primarily in scientific pursuits and an Emperor of a multi planet federation) into an unseemly, yet believable romance. The scenes are richly described; the thoughts, concerns and motivations of each character are explored. The novel speaks to intelligence not being a hindrance to genuine altruistic emotion.

Ms. Caye has also shown sensitivity with regard to the sexual content associated with a romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable October 21, 2012
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just finished this book and loved it. I hope to buy the next book asp and the others as they come out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What if Geek Girls got to rule the world? September 3, 2012
By Janice
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Felicia is a brainy college student with the problematic good fortune of an Emperor of the planet for a boyfriend. This situation is not all roses, as it comes with political back-stabbing and assassination attempts. But she deals with the problems like she does her lab courses - with logic and insight - and a dose of compassion as well. Loyal friends, evil enemies, and almost unlimited resources. This is a fun first novel, and sets the stage for more excitement on the planet with the royal family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 3, 2012
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I loved it! DIGNITY has great characters and a romantic plot with a sexy, sci fi setting. I can't wait until the next book comes out, what a bargain!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smart and Unique Science Fiction Romance September 14, 2014
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The first novel in the To Be Sinclair series was a real surprise for me. The writing and editing was nearly flawless and the story definitely satisfied. I would have rated it 4.5 stars if possible.

This smart, richly-detailed tale beautifully blends science fiction and romance in a lush setting with intricate politics, backstory and world-building. I connected with both Felicia and Victor from their very first exchange and throughout their difficult romantic journey. After all, it's not easy to forge a love affair when he is the reigning Emperor of a planetary system and she is a brilliant, and always chaperoned, student.

Victor's tragic backstory as the sole survivor of his royal family affected me on a very deep level. In spite of this dark history, he's risen to become a powerful and respected but very lonely ruler. The large supporting cast of characters--from royals to rivals to watchmen to mentors to peers--are equally well drawn and fleshed-out.

Though this story may not appeal to those who demand a lightning pace, there are several unexpected and dangerous twists in the plot that continuously up the stakes, as well as offering puzzling mysteries to be solved. Victor and Felicia often struggle through their conflicts and decisions about their future--and whether that future will be together or apart. I related to Felicia's choices on every level as she grappled with what she was driven to do vs. her love for Victor and her desire to be part of his life. I also respected Victor for having the strength to compromise, even in the face of criticism and censure by powerful foes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sci Fi meets Romance and neither is compromised V""V
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

Hmmmmm I have gone back and forth on how to write this review. Read more
Published 9 months ago by VampireLovingDork
5.0 out of 5 stars Cinderella meets scifi!!!
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Published 19 months ago by Leah Deacon
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a Romance Reader
I typically shy away from books in the 'romance' genre due to the typical design of boy meets girl, marries girl, lives happily ever after. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's hear it for nerds!
I really like the juxtaposition of the science nerd with the aristocratic feudalism. Good character development and romance. I loved it!
Published 24 months ago by Robin Ramsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Dignity: New Take on Romance
I Loved It! Dignity in now one of my favorite romance novels! I can't wait to read the next one. Great Characters! Great Plot! What a brilliant way to write romance!
Published on February 3, 2013 by R. Lamberson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a promising series!
I had the great pleasure of getting to meet Eva Caye in person and hear her talk about her book series before I purchased Dignity. Read more
Published on November 16, 2012 by JulieS
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!
This is my first review. I enjoyed this book so much, I sent a prayer that she had written more. Not much description, I know. Read more
Published on November 16, 2012 by M Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual sci-fi or romance! Pleasantly surprised and hooked!
I'm not into romance and am fussy when it comes to reading science fiction, so when I read this book I was pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published on November 8, 2012 by Vicky Mallika Lupperger
4.0 out of 5 stars Splendid blend of sci fi and romance!
Dignity portrays old world manners and lifestyle in a new world setting with ease. Eva Caye's story of romance incorporates science in a complementary way which allows the reader... Read more
Published on October 28, 2012 by daBENjamins
5.0 out of 5 stars Dignity (To Be Sinclair)
Enjoyed the book look forward to read the books to follow. Checked for them but could not find, so assume they are in the works. Read more
Published on October 23, 2012 by aichan
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More About the Author

After a health crisis forced Eva Caye to re-evaluate her life, she took up her favorite hobby, writing, to find meaning and inspiration once more. Eva achieved her goal to get the nine completed novels in her To Be Sinclair series edited and published within two years. Her current works-in-progress are two prequels to the series, set about 100 years in the future.

Enter the Goddess features Leah Marie Fischer, an average 17-year-old girl desperate for a new life, as she travels to Corona Segundus, the fourth colony world, founded by the great scientist and creator of jump ships, Pete Moehrke. In order to get ahead in the colony, she decides to become a 'high dancer', and she and two friends ask the retired Catrina Marese, a courtesan who immigrated when young, to teach them the artisanship of attracting men. When a scientist dear to her heart bequeaths two billion dollars to her, she has to decide which are the most important endeavors she can invest in to make life worth living on the colony.

Undying Dawn features Kyan Sinclair, a 30-year-old scientific genius and billionaire who developed the PsyActive Link, who with his partner Joshua Edwards owns the closest to Earthlike planet discovered thus far. Their unusual personal travails are minimal compared to how to select colonists they want as leaders in their colony, especially when it comes to comparing money versus talent versus experience! Kyan arrives on his planet with his first Blitz team, planning to never leave again, when circumstances force him to return to Earth or lose his fortune....

Eva has studied some unusual topics to support her literary efforts, such as building solar ovens and rocket stoves to get a feel of what colonizing a planet from scratch would be like. She lives with her magnificent husband and two beautiful mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

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