Collision Course (8th Wing #1)
In a galaxy torn apart by war…
Mara Skiren is a scavenger, a black-market dealer. Blackmailed into helping Commander Kell Frayne infiltrate a treacherous corner of the galaxy, Mara learns that her biggest danger is from her sexy, by-the-book partner. She's a loner with more than a few battle scars on her heart, but something about Commander Frayne stirs up her long-buried...more
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Not to say I didn't enjoy this book, but it is LOLZ-worth indeed. For the benefit of doubt, SF romance RARELY works well actually (see Ann Aguerre's Sirantha Jax for an excellent example) so, granted, this genre is hard to do. And FOR THE RECORD, I've enjoyed other works by this author, but this novella just missed the meat. Er, actually it kinda found it. It's basically lady porn, guys.
"Sweet meteor candy...This man amazed her...He was one of the ...more
Also, Mara seems to be mainly characterized by her sexual ...more
A solid series-starter, this would make for a good first taste of sci-fi romance for fans of paranormal romance. Some very minor personal gripes couldn't keep me from loving this action-filled, steamy romp.
A new sci-fi romance series is born! This is a great bit of news, since this segment of the romance genre definitely deserves more love and attention, especially given the increased popularity of its sibling paranormal romance. In my view, Collision Course is sci-fi lite—in a ...more
However the gist of the story is the romance that develops between Mara, a smuggler sort, and Kell, a m ...more
Collision Course drew me in immediately and I didn’t put it down until the last page. I’ve had Archer on my TBR list for a long time now and if Collision Course is anything to go by then I am missing out on so ...more
When one of the pilots and spacecraft of the Black Wraith Squadron goes missing, there's only one person capable of navigating the Smoke Quadrant. Mara Skiren, scavenger and smuggler. But this rescue mission needs a Black Wraith pilot to fly the stricken craft back to base and Commander Kell Frayne is the 8th Wing's best pilot.
This science fiction romance features two polar opposites. Kell, the dutiful, regimented commander and Mara, the free-spirited smuggler. Their sexual chemistry w ...more
I really enjoyed Zoe Archer’s Blades of the Rose series this past year. Now she has the start of a new series going in a different direction – Sci Fi. I don’t read a lot of sci fi but I had a feeling I would like this one because I love Zoe Archer’s style – and I guessed correctly.
Mara is a scavenger who dips her toes in the black market and because of her somewhat shady career and super ...more
Mara and Kell are a smokin’ hot couple. If pages could catch fire due to the heat characters generate, this book would have scalded my hands. Well, it’s an eBook, so my Kobo would have melted…and that would have pissered me off…so maybe that wasn’t such a good analogy. But you catch my drift. But in case you don’t, I’ll spell it out for you: The chemistry between Mara and Kell is spectacular.
After reading Zoe Archer’s Blades of the Rose books and ...more
I don't know if I have just overloaded on sci-fi romance or ...more
The characters could not have been more likeable! Mara was the epitome of 'I don't give a shit' kick-ass while Kell was tied to his duty as an 8th wing officer. This contradiction made for some great interactions. It was fun watching each of them learn that neither ...more
FANTASTIC Science Fiction Romance!!!!
This is my first Zoe Archer book (Blades of the Rose) and I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to read it specifically for this review.
Mara Skiren, the scavenger, has been blackmailed into a rescue mission for the 8th wing. Mara, who is a one woman crew of her own spaceship, has been forced to have the arrogant Commander Kell Frayne tag along with her for this mission. These two are instantly attracted to each other, but there is no way anything can ...more
Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley
I’m a big fan of space opera romance, and man oh man does Archer deliver one of the best I’ve ever read!
Mara is down on her luck when she gets blackmailed into helping the 8th Wing get back one of their pilots and top secret ships. Because of her special skills (dealing in the black market), Mara really doesn’t have a choice. But her day gets worse wh ...more
Mara Skiren is one tough cookie! She wows us with her piloting skills and her fearlessness. Commander Kell Frayne is pretty impressed by her as well, when they are forced together for a mission to save an 8th Wing ship and pilot. Lots of action and sizzling romance scenes in this st ...more
I don't mind sex in my books, I don't. But if I wanted sex with a small side of scifi, I would have picked up a Harlequin book or something. And it's a shame, ...more
In a galaxy torn apart by war...
Mara Skiren is a scavenger, a black-market dealer. Blackmailed into helping Commander Kell Frayne infiltrate a treacherous corner of the galaxy, Mara learns that her biggest danger is from her sexy, by-the-book partner. She's a loner with more than a few battle scars on her heart, but something about Commander Frayne stirs up her long-buried need for an intimate co ...more
When I was a teen, it was all about S ...more
Collision Course is a Sci-fi Romance just like I love them. I've read a few books by Zoe Archer and I really enjoyed her writing style, so when I learned about Collision Course I was ecstatic! This author delivers once again.
Mara is a very independent woman. She is a scavenger and for her 'home' is her very own spaceship. She is very proud of her achievements and she's not really happy when she is told she has to help Commander Kell Frayne to ...more
4.5 Stars. If you haven’t read Zoe Archer’s Blades of the Rose series, you are missing out on one of the most unique voices writing Romance today as she really defies genre classification. That particular series is a historical/fantasy/steam punk/paranormal/ultra-sexy blend of pure awesome. Collision Course is a category/long-novella length Sci-Fi Romance which channels the best of TV Space Op ...more
One example only. This story is based on blackmail. The air force strong-arms Mara to help them retrieve a pilot and her craft. If she doesn't, she will be tried as a traitor. I guess this is acceptable. One problem. The moment she out of there, this blackmail stops ...more
Collision Course wastes little time introducing us to a world of space travel and fantastical environments, thrusting us right into the action and the tangible romantic tension between our two protagonists. Ms. Archer does a beautiful job of crafting a story lighter on the science fiction element, one that gives us just enough detail to jump start our imaginations into creating images of people and places without bur ...more
This story was like...you know how in an SF book the ship goes on autopilot and the story skips past that downtime to the "action"? This story doesn't skip, it fills all the autopilot time with lots of lust and some sex, with some of the same during the action. It came close to the "would they really think o ...more
Sadly though this novella, which I had extremely high expectations of just fell short. Maybe it was because it wasn't a full length book...i don't know. It just wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Mostly though the insta-love pissed me off. I expect that in YA novels because teen's are literal ...more