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Sparks in Cosmic Dust (Cosmic Sparks #2)

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The final frontier is shrinking. Interstellar Planetary Administration sanctions are forcing the border colonies of deep space into extinction. Kappa Max is one of the last major cutthroat outposts, home to the lawless and the lonely...

Varinia Wilcox, the star attraction of a lucrative bordello gambling house.
Solomon Bodine, spurned by his lover and looking for distraction

Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published September 26th 2011 by Carina Press
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J.L. Hilton
Another fantastic read by Robert Appleton. I was looking forward to this after reading his steampunk "Mysterious Lady Law." It took me a few chapters to get into it, there's so much character- and world-building. But once I got my bearings, I couldn't put it down (stayed up reading one night until I realized it was 4am)! Couldn't wait to get back to it and find out how it ended. Reminded me a little of Firefly and the whole "ragtag crew on a dangerous illegal job in outer space" thing. There was...more
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Sparks in Cosmic Dust by Robert Appleton is a rollicking, adventurous science fiction romance. The emphasis is on the adventure and the science fiction, not so much on the romance. But that was fine by me.

Sparks is the story of five hard-luck characters in search of their tickets to fortune. None of them are interested in fame. In fact, a couple of them have already been there and done that. What they all want is a one-way ticket out of hardsc...more
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Robert Appleton is an award-winning English author of science fiction, steampunk and historical fiction. In his free time he hikes, plays soccer, and kayaks whenever he can. He has travelled far but loves the comfort of reading books or watching movies at home. The night sky is his inspiration.
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