- File Size: 623 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: ImaJinn Books, Inc. (April 25, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CJ6FNRS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,632,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really love futuristic romance, sci/fi with at least a bit of love story or for that matter anything that is set in space/another planet/alternate universe etc.
So I tend to give those type of stories more leeway as I'm inclined towards liking them before I even start them. Unfortunately, this book had a few too many of my pet peeves to be truly enjoyable.
I liked the concept very much. The 'villain' is actually quite original and different and I give the author props for that. Very good idea and the story was a gold mine - if only it had gone through a few more drafts.
I was jolted out of the story when a scene would completely contradict what the author had just shown/told us a couple of pages ago. This happened several times throughout the book.
Best way I can describe it without giving away spoilers is that it made me wonder if perhaps Ms Hendricks didn't keep track of her story line as she wrote and had occasionally completely forgotten about what she'd written from one writing session to the next.
I also contribute the many scenes going over and over the same issue in the same way to that same cause.
Honestly, if this book was edited properly, maybe 30 pages cut out - it would be great. It has all the elements I enjoy in the genre - great concept, interesting characters, a bit of a mystery, good sex scenes and love that conquers all...it should have been much, much more enjoyable.
If Ms Hendricks gave it another going over - I would have no problem recommending this book to all lovers of the genre. With clear conscience.
As it is now...well, maybe I'm just a bit more critical then the average reader, but I have to say it feels unfinished and not ready for 'consumption'.
I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ImaJinn, Apr 30 2013, $14.99
Victoria Hart grew up a wanderer as her mother could not stay in any one place for very long. When Tori managed to stay in a residence for more than a cup of milk, she was with a foster family. She relishes settling at one address in Hope, Ohio where she runs an antique shop.
Widower Captain Reese Taren arrives in Hope seeking the Heart of Destiny, an artifact he does not believe exists but his Emperor sent him to find it to save what is left of his world from alien invaders. He kidnaps Tori who Reese thinks is the key to destroying the feral enemy he loathes for killing his wife, child and others. However, he never expected her to be his Heart of Destiny, but knows what must happen to his beloved to save a world and perhaps a universe.
Dark Star Dawning is an entertaining science fiction romance starring a heroic male and a bewildered female feeling out of her element within a worlds collide setting. Fast-paced, readers will enjoy the dilemma the lead couple confronts as the risk for Tori is almost certain death, but doing nothing means billions die. Although the plot contains several inconsistencies, Elyse Hendricks provides an engaging sci fi love story.