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Paradise 21 (A New Dawn) [Kindle Edition]

Aubrie Dionne
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind's last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where mankind can begin anew- a planet that won't be reached in Aries' lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe,she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers rumors about pirates - humans who have escaped her before its demise - are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possess the freedom Aries' envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet's native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

Editorial Reviews


"A charming, and highly entertaining science fiction romance taking place centuries after the destruction of Earth." -Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

"With its perfect blend of fast-paced action-adventure, a sweet love story and a theme that resonates with all of us - that of freedom of choice - Paradise 21 hits on all cylinders from page one to the very end." -Two Lips Reviews Recommended Read

"A great sci fi romance." -Jessica from Novel Reaction

About the Author

Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications. Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school.

Product Details

  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937044033
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (July 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F0WOUY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book has my vote! August 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"The only paradise is paradise lost" - Marcel Proust, French Novelist and Author, 1871-1922

Aries Ryder escapes from the spaceship New Dawn. it is the only home she has ever known in her entire life but she cannot allow the union with her chosen mate Lietenant Astor Barliss to take place. the gravitational pull of Sahara 354 causes Aries' pod to crash on the desert planet. Aries encounters its indigenous inhabitants and meets another human, an Outlander named Striker. together, they will forge a bond that would bring them to a new planet where they hope to start anew and build a better world.
what an awesome and enjoyable ride to the stars this has been. i love everything about this book. the plot is actually quite simple but the author has woven her own magic and made it very interesting. her characters are three dimensional and memorable. even the bad guys like Barliss are endearing to a certain degree. although Sahara 354 may remind me of Frank Herbert's Dune, it has it own appeal and provides a suitable background to the story. the descriptions of New Dawn, Outpost Omega and the alien ship with its strange hieroglyphs and cargo evoked amazing images. nothing prepared me though for one detail that played a significant role in Aries' rescue. this was contrived by Reckon, a Coder whose loyalty appeared questionable and constantly niggled at my thoughts. my imagination went into overdrive when i read how it was done and i think you will too!
author Aubrie Dionne has written a very readable sci-fi romance adventure that even hard core fans of the genre would appreciate. i highly recommend this as well to those who are:

- hesitant to read science fiction
- curious about it and do not know where to start

this book has my vote!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spaceships, aliens, and sand worms oh my! March 18, 2012
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What can I say about this fantastic novel? The plot blew my mind. The setting took my breath. The characters stole my heart. And the love story warmed my soul. Paradise 21 is the perfectly crafted Sci-fi novel. You won't find any corny cheesy moments. It is so visually enticing you'll forget you're on planet Earth.

The moment I picked up the novel to read, my inner sci-fi fiend swelled with inexplicable happiness. Though categorized as a romance, the book is written so well that even hardcore sci-fi-loving men would thoroughly enjoy the adventure.

Paradise 21 contains all the elements that make an excellent space adventure. There's a desert planet with reptilian alien creatures and sand worms. (Dude, you can't have a dessert planet without sand worms! Just sayin.) There's space pirates and alien ships. You've got a totalitarian human society on a ship traveling towards a new planet after Earth has been completely destroyed by humans. Then there's a girl desperate to seek freedom from this controlled environment and a man searching a way to escape after being trapped on the desert rock for five years. When she crashes on his planet things explode.

And you're just going to have to buy the book and read what happens next. ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story full of engaging characters! February 26, 2012
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Paradise 21 was a very refreshing read for me. The setting is far in the future. The Earth has become uninhabitable and humans are forced to live in space. The heroine, Aries, escapes from the New Dawn, a spaceship full of people who are locked into their lots in life by the very genes that make them who they are. Their genetic makeup decides their jobs and even who they have to marry.

Intent on escaping her supposedly computer-arranged marriage, Aries takes an escape pod to a dangerous desert world, where she meets the space pirate, Striker. Striker carries his own emotional baggage after being abandoned on the planet by his crew, and the one person he thought he could trust.

This is an exceptional tale. Aries is a bit naive in the beginning, but grows a lot as a character throughout the story. Striker grows as well, although he didn't have quite so far to go, in my opinion. There are also many very engaging--and not-so-engaging but still intriguing--secondary characters. I'm excited to read the next book of the series!
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Aries Ryder had lived her entire life aboard the spaceship the New Dawn. Aries didn't like living her whole life on a ship, she was very determined not to. The New Dawn was headed to a new planet like earth, Paradise 21. Only thing was Aries would never live on Paradise 21 and she wanted off the ship. On the New Dawn your whole life was planned out for you. The computer picked your lifemate for you and you spent the rest of your life with that person. The computer also picked your life career for you from results of the test that you took. Test that you were trained for since the first day started school. Aries wanted no part of the life that she had been dealt. So she has been making plans for a while to get off the ship. She stole an escape pod and left the headed for a planet called Sahara 354. She had no clue what she would find on the planet but I guess to her it had to be better than marrying someone you didn't like much less love besides that someone you didn't even know.

After Aries crashed on Sahara 354 she ran into a little trouble with the life force on the planet. She was very lucky that she wasn't the only human on the planet. Striker had been stranded on the planet for five years by his own crew members, people he trusted. Striker had found a map to a new planet and his crew stole his ship and left him behind. But as soon as they realized that the map wasn't going to help them seeings how Striker had encoded it so no one could find it and get to the planet without him. Striker is a very smart man; he knows what he is doing.

Lieutenant Astor Barliss the man that Aries had been matched up with by the computer went looking for her when she failed to show up for a wedding.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad, bad, bad
For a novel that started off really well, it quickly took a nose-dive. In sci-fi terms, it crashed and burned. I can't get over how bad I found this novel to be. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pamela
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. Great sci-fi romance. Great fun read.
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Wow, this was a really good book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Michelle's Paranormal Vault
4.0 out of 5 stars A Sci-Fi Romance Adventure- Abso-Fab Read
What a very exciting Sci-Fi Adventure! It just hit the ground running with a young gal crash landing on an inhospitable planet and going into survival-mode. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sophia Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Paradise 21
Paradise 21 is a sci fi that takes place in the 27th century. Earth is no more. The surviving Earthlings that fled the dying planet now live in space ships, roaming space looking... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Vanessa
4.0 out of 5 stars Action-packed adventure!
Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne

Earth had been unlivable for some time, and Aries had grown up on a spaceship called the New Dawn. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Christie Cote
5.0 out of 5 stars Paradise 21 Review - RIA
Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne has a very interesting concept. Earth was finally destroyed by humans, and the people left on space ships. Well some of the people. Read more
Published on March 5, 2012 by Melissa @ RIA
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sci-fi storyline.
How would you feel if a computer picked your "perfect" job and mate? What would you do if your "perfect" choices weren't what you wanted? Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by Cocktails and Books
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Futuristic Romance!!!!!
Aubrie was a new author to me and I loved this book by her! Once I started the book, I didn't want to put it down. Read more
Published on February 3, 2012 by L. Townsend
3.0 out of 5 stars Science Fiction Romance
I will say up front that I am not usually a science fiction enthusiast. I enjoy classic science fiction like War of the Worlds or The Time Machine. Read more
Published on December 30, 2011 by Ruth A. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars paradise 21
I thought this book was very good. I usually read Nora Roberts because I like a really good romance. Read more
Published on December 4, 2011 by marthac
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More About the Author

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could reenact every scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek The Next Generation-favorite character is Data-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all-time favorite movie is The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie's books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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