- File Size: 967 KB
- Print Length: 114 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (October 1, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 10, 2016
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JBLHC04
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Embracing Silence (Project Alpha Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Judging by a few of the other reviews I see, I may be in the minority but I actually liked Embracing Silence. It reads fast and has the right balance of romance and action is this apocalyptic world. Tienan background and creation I found interesting. Silence (Oh THAT’S where the title comes into play. HAHA!!) Is feisty. As sad as her background was, I felt it was greatly described for what I would expect in this kind of world. Lots of fast-paced action, yes okay they do hop into the sack quick however, keep in mind a lot has to happen in 114 pages. Although, I do kind of think in a world that more than half the population has died, long-term courtships would be tossed out the window and replaced with the need to procreate.
The quick hook-up aside, I did like the premise for Embracing Silence. Destroyed world, evil leaders, rising rebellion, love found under harsh circumstances. It’s not a new theory but I like what author N.J. Walters has put together here. I’m looking forward to the next installment in the Project Alpha series.
I received this book from the JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine.
Stars – 3.5, Flames - 3
I will be reading the next book in this series because I really want to see where Ms Walters goes with this it. I give this one 4 stars and was given this book via Netgalley in exchange for consideration of a review
Let me start by saying that this is not the first time I’ve read Embracing Silence or the Project Alpha series. I actually own the original Ellora’s Cave ebooks, purchased and devoured over four years ago. Because of that, I jumped at the chance to read and review the re-releases of the series. Walters is one of my favorite paranormal and sci-fi romance authors, especially sci-fi erotica. Normally, I wouldn’t mention the previous publisher in a review of a re-release, but considering that EC is known for their erotica, I kind of feel compelled to include the information because a new reader unfamiliar with Walter’s writing might be surprised with just how erotic the novella is. And frankly, I’d hate for the author to be penalized for that because there are plenty of sci-fi erotica lovers like myself who will be titillated by Walters’ writing.
Embracing Silence is a futuristic novella set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Tienan is an Alpha – a genetically engineered super soldier who escaped destruction and is now hoping to bring down the very people who created him to kill. However, he doesn’t have an actual plan and has spent the time since his escape trying to develop a plan, find allies to help him with his mission, and avoid being caught by General Caruthers. Enter Silence. Now, now, she’s not the bad guy (or girl, I should say). She’s part of the resistance and, like those she is aligned with, has noticed the uptick in military activity in the area and is determined to find out if the stranger who is eluding the military is a danger to her leader, Adrian, and their people. Unfortunately for Silence, Tienan is better at stealth than she is and she soon becomes his prisoner when she gets too close in her pursuit. Neither trusts the other, but neither can deny the unusually strong attraction between them – at least not to themselves – and when the dam breaks, they drown themselves in one another. Whew! When Tienan’s guard is down, the timing of Silence’s escape couldn’t be worse because of the conclusions Tienan is forced to draw, and that puts a bullseye on Silence’s back, one that Tienan isn’t entirely sure he can follow-through on despite his feelings of betrayal.
If, like myself, you own the original editions of Embracing Silence and were wondering how much revision the book has undergone, I’m going to have to tell you that I really don’t know. It’s been several years since I last read it, but there really wasn’t anything that jumped out at me as far as the story itself goes. Because it has been several years since I last read it, it was almost like reading it again for the first time and it reminded me why I enjoyed the book and Walters’ writing so much – she combines just the right amount of action, attraction, and romance to keep me coming back for more. If you’re not a fan of insta-love, this might not be for you because the bulk of the story takes place over about a week’s time. However, if you’re a fan of sci-fi erotica and like a story with your steam, then you might want to check it out. As for me, I’m diving into the second book in the series.
Most recent customer reviews
Tienan and Silence burn up the pages with their undeniable connection.
I couldn't put it down and can't wait for more.
3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4 stars