Rosie’s Good Read collections; Sci-Fi

Welcome to “Rosie’s Good read Collections”, I’ve put together the books I’ve read into subject headings that I think the books belong to, for you to browse.

12640824The First Lady in Danger? Jump into the past to save her! Enter an upside-down world where Soviet henchmen botched their mission to eliminate John F. Kennedy fifty years ago, slaying his wife Jackie instead. The unthinkable crime incites Americans and triggers an unending war with Russia. In present day, as the two superpowers teeter on the brink of mutual destruction, a team of outlaws discovers a way to jump through time. The wisecracking felons decide to take matters into their own hands by traveling back to 1963 to save Jackie K. To fix the future, they must right the wrongs of the past. But, their mission may go awry . . .Goodreads,,, My Review:

17875009Rose comes from the capital of the Confederation of Cities where its citizens live in luxury and the greatest fashion statement of all is being Altered.  People change everything about the way they look as often as they do their hairstyle but Rose is different.  Her position of privilege has made her an outcast and led her to suspect that something sinister is happening to the citizens and flees the capital along with a past that imprisons her in search of a fresh start in the Land of the Unaltered.
Flynn lives in the Land of the Unaltered and hates the capitol and everything it stands for.  So when a spoiled capital girl is assigned to work with him, he wants nothing to do with her and is prepared to make her life miserable.  But Flynn was not prepared for someone like Rose.  She doesn’t fit the mould he expected and finds himself strongly attracted to her.  As she continues to surprise and outwit him, they begin to forge a bond that is tested when they discover a secret that could change everything they know about Land of the Unaltered. Land of the Unaltered is a Dystopian Romance and is the first instalment of the “The Confederation Chronicles” Goodreads,,, My Review:

Next the first two books in a series by Rinelle Grey which also fit into the romance genre.

18603639Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have ended her third-and most precious-relationship. They insist she pick a new mate and try again, but she’s sworn off love and the possibility of ever having a real family. When a ship from the thriving planet of Urslat crashes on Zerris, Marlee rescues the ship’s daring captain, Tyris. His ship is grounded, winter is setting in, and he won’t survive without help. She offers him a deal…he can live with her if he pretends to be her mate so the Council will leave her alone. Tyris agrees and a hungry desire sparks between them as they battle the harsh winter and primitive conditions. Their attraction grows, and soon, keeping their distance becomes impossible, even more challenging than the snow, the Council, and, for Marlee, the risks of a real relationship. Goodreads,,, My Review:

18385928With Tyris’s home planet in sight, Marlee is looking forward to exploring her new home. Only a routine medical exam to go, then they can be together on the thriving planet of Urslat. Incredibly, the exam reveals something that shouldn’t be possible. Something that is actually illegal because of Tyris’s past. Marlee’s pregnant. Marlee and Tyris will do everything they can to keep their secret safe. But Urslat has its own problems, forcing Marlee to choose between everyone she has ever known and the ultimate secret she carries within. Goodreads,,, My Review:

Reckless Rebellion by Rinelle Grey

Reckless RebellionReckless Rebellion by Rinelle Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review is based on an ARC of Reckless Rebellion sent to me by the author. It is the second book in the series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story follows on from the first book where refugees from a stranded planet return to the main Colonial planet and their future plans are greatly changed. The book is a very readable sci-fi romance which would appeal to many readers across both genres, there is a strong passion for survival from the characters which leaves a warm after glow when you reach the end of the book. I believe Rinelle is working on the third book which will be available next year and shall look forward to catching up with the characters in the next part of their adventures.

You can catch up with my review of Book 1 in the series Reckless Rescue, here

If you missed yesterday’s guest author interview with Rinelle catch up with us here

Reckless Rebellion, seek out your copy here from Amazon.

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Guest Author Rinelle Grey (Oct 14th)

Today my guest author is Rinelle Grey, please join me in welcoming her to the blog. Tomorrow you can read my review of her new book.
Rinelle Grey
1) Where is your home town?
Currently I live just outside of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. I was  born here, and lived in the area for a large proportion of my life. In fact, I  hadn’t even left the state until after I turned 18! But I’ve moved around a lot,  up and down the coast a bit, especially in my teenage years, so I don’t really  consider any particular place my ‘home town’. Home is where my family is.
2) How long have you been writing?
I’ve always loved writing. As a child, my favourite part of the school day  was when we had time for ‘creative writing’, and could write about whatever we  liked. I started several books as a teenager, but then life got in the way, and  I was busy with university, jobs, and getting married. I picked up writing a  little in my late twenties, and wrote about 6 chapters of a fanfiction story,  before finding out I was pregnant. Writing went out the window again for a  while, then in 2006, when my daughter was about 18 months old, I heard about  NaNoWriMo, and I was hooked. I won that first year, and finished that book at  120k a few months later. Since then, I’ve written more months than not.
3) I see your book “Reckless Rescue” as a sci-fi romance, is this what you  were aiming for?
I wasn’t really aiming for any particular genre. I knew the book was  romance, but the sci-fi elements were just part of the story. I hadn’t actually  heard of sci-fi romance until I friend of mine said that’s what she wrote, and I  realised Reckless Rescue probably fell into that category as well. I still  hesitated for quite a while, because my sci-fi elements are quite soft. You  won’t find any technical details or hard to understand passages in my novels.  But the concepts are most definitely sci-fi, so it’s hard to argue that that’s  where it belongs.
4) Many of the people from your book live in a world without technology,  did it take a lot of research to write these parts of the book?
I’ve always been interested in living without technology. For a portion of  my childhood/early teenage years, we lived on a property without power or  running water, so I do have personal experience to draw on. A lot of Marlee’s  experiences, such as milking goats, gardening, sewing, spinning, bottling etc,  are all things my mother did, and I enjoyed. In fact, learning how people dealt  with snow required a lot more research for me, since that’s something I have no  experience with.
5) Some of the drastic steps that the stranded people took in order to have  children were very harsh emotionally, where did those ideas come from?
I’m not sure exactly where they came from, they just sort of evolved as the  story grew. Some, no doubt, come from an article I read on China’s one child  policy, and the problems that has caused, but I couldn’t say that was the direct  inspiration.
6) By mixing romance and sci-fi I think you are helping to get people to  explore reading new genres, would you say your strength is romance or  sci-fi?
I’d definitely say my strength is in the romance side of things, although I  have watched a lot of sci-fi! I love writing romance, but I like to add in a  little extra, either in the form of sci-fi, or fantasy. I love the extra  interest you can add when you change a few details of the world, and the extra  complications it can cause for the characters is fun! Introducing new people to  the genre is an added bonus.
7) Your book is available on Amazon, I know there are different royalty  payment rates across the world. Do you mind telling our readers the minimum  sales you need in Australian dollars before you get a payment.
Unfortunately, Amazon won’t direct deposit into an Australian bank account,  so payments are done by cheque. The minimum amount you need before they’ll send  you a cheque is $100, which is good, because it costs me $15 to cash one! I have  just opened a payoneer account though, and I’m hoping that will be more  convenient, and involve less fees!
8) You have a sequel to “Reckless Rescue” called “Reckless Rebellion”, can  you give the readers a few hints about what we can expect in this book? When  will it be available to buy?
Reckless Rebellion is due for release on the 18th of October. I don’t want  to give away too much yet, but let’s just say that Marlee and Tyris are going to  find themselves with an even bigger battle to fight once they return to Tyris’s  home planet of Urslat.
9) Can you tell the readers what else you get involved in, I believe you  are involve with a “Fantasy Friday” writing group.
I have been doing a ‘Fantasy Friday’ segment on my blog each Friday, but  it’s just me. I’ve been posting excerpts from some of my fantasy romance  stories, mostly my upcoming Twin Curse, which I hope to have out in  December.
Get a copy here from Amazon.
You can catch up with my review of Reckless Rebellion here on the blog tomorrow.
If you want to read my review of the first book in the series “Reckless Rescue” click here

July Issue of Fleet Life featuring Rosie’s Reads

It’s July already and I’m thrilled to announce my Rosie’s Good Reads page in this months issue of Fleet Life. To view this online go to click on the online directory and find my reviews on page 36.

July Fleet LifeThis month I have included; The Doctor’s Deceit by Kathy Steinemann, The Mummyfesto by Linda Green, Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey, Legends of Windemere by Charles E Yallowitz and 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel.

Reckless Rescue By Rinelle Grey

Reckless Rescue (a barren planet romance #1)Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of those books that I didn’t want to put down. Rinelle mixed the sci-fi with a society lost in space whose life style was similar to that of a couple of hundred years ago or from a few select communities of today. No modern medicine or technology the people of the planet live a simple life, but there is a dark shadow which looms over their existence. Can one lost space traveller save them? A very well written book, I enjoyed the romance and the relationship issues of the people on the planet.

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