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(The Saa'ar Chronicles)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Book one in the Saa'ar Chronicles Series Isolated, they are vulnerable. Working together, they might just survive. Stranded on an alien space station at the edge of the Solar System, Dr Dana Sinclair has never felt so alone in her life. While she and her fellow travellers wait for a spaceship to take them on the rest of their journey to the aliens home planet, first the re ...more
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Published March 5th 2012 by Total-E-Bound
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A.B. Gayle
Jun 26, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This was the first story I ever wrote. I conceived the idea while atending the 2009 Australian Romance Readers Associaton and jotted down the premise on the back of one of the handouts.

It was originally entitled "Beauty, the Beast and the Betrayer" and as such was a finalist in the RWA STALI competition.

As I wrote the story, I used to print it out chapter by chapter and give it to a lady I worked for. She had just been diagnosed as having secondary cancer and was happy to have something to distr
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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If someone offered me a one-way ticket to the next solar system, I would be so there. I probably, wait, I know I wouldn't read the fine print on the contract.

Which is why I understand what motivates a character like Dana Sinclair to sign up to be part of mankind's first journey outside Earth's solar system in the first volume of A. B. Gayle's Saa'ar Chronicles, Isolation.

In real life, one would expect exploring uncharte
Ije the Devourer of Books
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was really good. This m/f romance was just right for me because it is a sci-fi romance. I don't read much m/f romance unless it is urban fantasy because I do like action with my m/f romance, or some kind of mystery, or women wielding swords. This one has women with tech know how, fighting skills and courage.

This is not a long book but it manages to hold so many different aspects together in a way that is deeply creative and satisfying on many levels. I liked it. I really appreciated reading
SFR Reading Challenge 2012 6/15

Grade B/B-

I, for one, want to encourage writers to pen more science fiction romance novels. In the tradition of Linnea Sinclair, solid SF mixed with romance is an exciting and enjoyable genre. Isolation hits the mark well enough for me to recommend it to SFR fans, although it's not perfect.

The basic storyline is quite good and unique. The book is about an Earth mission to colonize a distant Saa'ar planet and the problems that ensue when someone's unknown agenda
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Dana Sinclair signs up for a mission, which includes a stop-over at a space station. The Saa’ar and head doctor die mysteriously and she is put in charge. She has to work with Ethan, the second in command, to investigate, and wonders if she can trust him. While looking into the facts, they grow closer.

Ethan O’Riley, a disabled veteran, signs up for the trip to try and get away from his past. What is happening looks questionable. He has to get everyone else to use their individual skills, reg
Imogene Nix
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In one word... "Keeper"

This was an amazing story of love amongst the stars. Ethan O'Reilly is damaged, inside and outside. He makes a terrific hero. Broken emotionally.

Dana Sinclair is also making the best of her decision. With the death of Abu Bakara she has to take over as the medic for the entire contingent of humans on their way to the world of the Saa'ar.

The emotional growth of these two characters takes place among lies, hidden truths and a plot which could leave them all dead.

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Jun 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
Yup, I'm going to try A.B. Gayle's MF. Keep your fingers crossed. XD ...more
Stevie Carroll
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I had a sneak look at this a long time ago, before it found a home. I think I'd have marked this version higher, if I hadn't known so much of what was going to happen. On the other hand, the world building is as splendid as it was first time around, and the characters are well-drawn and impressively diverse. Some clever use of recreational technology to get around security systems too. SF romance needs more love, and I suspect quite a few people who read my reviews would like this one. ...more
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
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