Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ladder to the Red Star by Jael Wye

Martian Head Tech is Devi, a beautiful smart woman who sees your DNA like music.  She can tell when the notes aren't playing right and can adjust your body to correct it.  This correction is free on the moon; it's not free on Earth...

Carina Press and Net Galley allowed to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 28th, so grab a copy then.  Be sure to read the first in this series, Ice Red.  It will set the stage for book two.

Two people are coming to Mars with plans for the correction units:  A selfish business man who can only see how much money he can make with it, and a young man who wants to fix his own trouble and save his mother from cancer.

The story is complex and interesting.  Besides the two men after the big prize, there are terrorists on board.  Some are suicide bombers.  The business man wants Devi for his wife.  He intends to take the sass out of her and make her fear his touch because that makes him feel powerful and full of lust.  (Sick man, I know.)

When Devi finds out Jack can't feel any pain or sensations, she runs him through the corrector and it rehabilitates him.  Imagine not feeling anything and then having your body come alive...

Things go bad and Jack must go now or he will be dead.  He has a space shuttle ready and forces Devi to go with him.  He needs her to save his mother.  When she finds out he's not who he said he was, she's willing to save his mother but doesn't like him very much.

I enjoyed both these stories.  The main characters are strong and fight for what they believe in.  The stories are fast and full of challenges and near death.  I just wish there wasn't as much sex in the stories.  Give me a good story without graphic sex scenes and I'm happier.  For those that like a little erotic stuff in their stories, these two books will do that for you.

All in all, I did enjoy reading them and watching the girls find love.Why don't you jump on the shuttle and see what you think?

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