Black Moon Rising by Frankie Rose, Callie Hart
Published by Self-published on January 22, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
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“I'm not the man you think I am,” I tell him. “Probably not. But isn’t that wonderful? There’s every possibility you could be so much MORE.”
Jass has been the Construct’s creature for years. A sinister prince. A man of shadows and fear. People cower at his feet. They cater to his every dark desire. Who would dare defy the most dangerous man ever created?
Except for her.
Reza’s been on the run for seven years. She’s found peace on her hidden planet. Managed to build some semblance of a life for herself there. But when the man she fears most in all the galaxy finally learns of her location, she must face him in order to escape his wrath once and for all.
A sea of stars separates them, but even that won’t keep them apart.
Black Moon Rising is a full-length science fiction romance by USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hart, writing as Frankie Rose. Book Two in this series will follow shortly!
Well I’ll be!
Science Fiction isn’t my first, second or third choice of genres to read, I am so pleased I went out of my comfort zone and read Black Moon Rising. This story wasn’t what I anticipated on a couple of levels. First I expected it to be a lot steamier than it was. It had some sizzling hot scenes but that wasn’t the focus. I also assumed because it was SciFi that it wouldn’t be for me, but I loved it. This book ticked the majority of boxes I look for in a story with a great plot that was steeped in suspense.
Jass came across as a weapon. Seen as an enigma, he’s feared for his abilities, talents, and the lethal skills he coldly carried out for the ruling authority, The Construct. He is an interloper, accepted only because of what he can do for the dictators that run the planet they rule.
Reza is the polar opposite to Jass: A thoughtful woman who believes she owes a debt of gratitude to the inhabitants of Pirius who have ensured her safety and her wellbeing. Jass and Reza are as much alike as they are different. Jass is brutally honest, he never lies but Reza hesitates to trust him. She senses being drawn to him but does all she can to not let her heart rule her head.
Destiny plays a pivotal role and no matter how hard Reza tries to rationale what is happening, the future is out of her control. Their connection is foreign to her whereas Jass is acutely aware of the life he could have with Reza and is not prepared to settle for anything less. Then there’s Col, the man who came across as a stabilizing third wheel when they needed it. I really liked Col but the poor guy needs his own woman – he’s done his time being the good guy and he could do with a companion of his own
The overall focus for me during the story was the connection between the characters and their need to sustain survival. The ending had me yearning for more, sensing this was just the beginning for Jass and Reza. I can’t imagine leaving them alone to face whatever it is that challenges them next. Needless to say this won’t be my last SciFi book and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
Rating: 4 I’m ready for more SciFi Stars
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