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Black Ice Heart (Space Grit) (Volume 1) Paperback – October 19, 2016
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As a child Ella read every book she could get her hands on, which meant most of her dad's science fiction and fantasy collection. There she found a special love of elves, dragons and knights. Ella has worked as a waitress, cashier, and receptionist to a U.S. Senator, network admin, web developer and an all-around card-carrying geek. But she really found her stride when she found a way to combine her first love, Romance, with those fantasy worlds in her own writing. Ella is always happy to hear from readers. Links to all the usual spots can be found on her site: http://www.elladrake.com To hear about new releases, sign up for Ella’s new release announcements: http://www.elladrake.com/announce
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That element was how the story started. It started with the deaths of many of the occupants of the space station that serves as a prison. It was not the deaths but who did the killing that bothered me. I want consequences for actions and instead the killers ended up being portrayed as the good guys who were not responsible for their actions..
The Scoriah start as killers and end up looking like long lost puppies. It just did not work for me. Joan Holly should have been running away from them screaming. Instead she was cuddling with them. While the Scoriah got away with murder their creator get the punishment she deserved.
Something similar turned me off of Frost Station Alpha and my review is very similar.
I like danger and tension. I also like the bad guys who run around killing people to stay the bad guys. When that does not happen it is a complete turn off for me. I would like to see what others say about the story and if any had the same reaction as I did.
I have enjoyed other stories written by Ella Drake so it was surprise when I reacted to this on as I did.
Frankly, Joan and Cenak are an unlikely pair. She's gunning to join her planet's version of special ops and he's a convicted murderer. Except, Joan doesn't know the half of what the Nex are capable of and Cenak is at the center of all of it. Which makes them having to rely on one another fun in a cutting sort of way.
For all I knew (and liked) the Scoriah from previous books (again, read out of order), it took a while for me to warm up to these guys. I blame that on their "Mother" and the things she made them do. She was a nasty sort, that one.
To make a long story short, I liked this one. It was dark and sometimes bloody and it gave me aliens and danger and an unlikely romance all rolled into one. YES!
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
I do not plan to continue the series.