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Written In Stone (New World Rising) (Volume 1) Paperback – December 2, 2014
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Victoria was born in the United Kingdom but emigrated to the United States at age 21. She’s bisexual, happily married, and still shouts in a British accent. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania where she spends a lot of time playing and talking about video games, especially Japanese role-playing games. Besides the Culture Wars series, she is the author of Wings of Destruction, an asexual m/m romance novella contracted with Less Than Three Press, The Miracle, an F/F short story soon to be released by Evernight Publishing, and the forthcoming m/m romance Reunited, signed with Totally Bound Publishing. She loves to write about all colors of the rainbow and celebrate love wherever it may be found.
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If there was ever a word that stick in my mind when reading this book , it is dramatic. After reading the blurb I kind of expected it to be that but not at that level. It's hands repeatedly slamming against something mostly table, clench jaws and martyr like behavior that turn this book into a gigantic soap opera.
The MCs literally met and fell in love within a week. The idea that someone is arrogant enough to think that their game was that strong that can seduce a seemly, straight candidate in a week before the election to ruin his chances of winning the governorship is a hard pill to swallow. That plan is ridiculous and anyone that that cosigned this plan is too. The romance and timeline of it weaken this story. The political aspect of it made this story not a flat out 1 star read for me.
It may be set in 2228 but everything felt kind of dated. You telling me in 200+ years you still going to find a working pay phone.
Overall I like my fiction to be so good that I believed the story to be true. But I also have special place in my reader heart that I love story that are so ridiculous in plot but you just can't help but love it. This story was too much for me to enjoy it. So many indecisive characters in this story. I will not be continuing with this series.
This title is the first in the series: New World Rising. The New World Rising is a companion series to Culture Wars.
I was impressed with the author skill in creating a view point of a time in the future with the same issues we face today. In many respects time seemed to stand still for 200 years. A vastly degraded educational system, decades old economic malaise and a continuing battle for the soul of the country has broke up the former United States into its constituent parts.
The focus of this book is the gubernatorial election in Florida which pits the force against each other. The political divide is well developed. Neither candidate is without flaws. The political tension reaches a fever pitch when the conservative candidate publicly comes out of the closet, faces an assassination attempt by his supporters and a liberal candidate who is ultimately elected resigns from office. The replacement conservative candidate upon being told he is being cast adrift by the party
This book is fast paced, well written and left me wanting to read more. So much so, that I will be reading the Culture War titles and reviewing it in the future.
Daniel gets caught in his own trap and he and Bill end up having to fight hard to have a relationship.
Lots of politics and drama.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book given to me by the author.