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Relaunch Mission

(The Galactic Cold War #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Firefly meets James Bond in this action-adventure romance set in an alternate future where the Cold War never ended…

Living mission to mission on the fringes of civilized space, Captain Lindana Nyota has managed to keep her crew paid and her ship in one piece. Barely. The privateer's life of stealing Soviet supplies for the Alliance is taking its toll on everyone. Down a c
ebook, 324 pages
Published April 24th 2017 by Carina Press
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Skye Kilaen
Strong start to a trilogy of diverse sci-fi romance. This book pairs bisexual black privateer Captain Lindana Nyota with her ex-lover who did her wrong, white dude ex-aristocrat intelligence officer Lieutenant Gabriel Steele, as they're sucked into a conflict over a new weapon that the three rival human powers in space all want.

What I enjoyed about this: (1) In this book, it's normal to be queer, it's normal to be a person of color, it's normal to have grown up in an Islamic culture, and it's no
Mandi Schreiner
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Favorite Quote: "I'm not going to be caught naked, midcoitus when the ship enters hyperspace. That's asking for sprains in places we don't want."

The blurb and the cover drew me into this one and I ended up really enjoying it. I'll say up front while there is a HEA and love scenes, the romance does take a back seat to the sci-fi action. But the heroine is awesome, and her crew is pretty awesome, and they carry the story well.

Captain Lindana Nyota is this awesome heroine and she lives in deep oute
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aar, arc
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.

This is the first in Robyn Bachar’s new Galactic Cold War series of science-fiction romances, and when I saw it touted as  ‘Firefly meets James Bond’  I couldn’t resist!

Set in a future in which the Cold War never ended, the story features the crew of the privateer ship Mombasa as it operates on the fringes of known space carrying out missions for the United Alliance of Democratic Nations – which mostly consist of raiding Soviet ship
Fate's Lady
Aug 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
This was really slow, but I decided to stick with it. Sorry I did. At about the 1/3 the hero apologizes for feeling a colossal jerk because "duty", the heroine tells him unequivocally to fuck off, and her GRABS HER AND STARTS TRYING TO MAKE OUT WITH HER. Explicit violations of consent are bullshit, and it's completely irrelevant that she pushes him off. A hero who doesn't hear no is a villain imo.
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
A familiar trope but it works well in Relaunch Mission. Captain Lindana Nota and Lieutenant Gabriel Steele have a history and not a pretty one. Now Gabriel is on Lindana's ship and all hell is about to break out. Seems that things Gabriel believed are not what they seemed and Lindana's crew is about to get caught in the middle of a whole lot of trouble. About to get caught - seems that they have been there on the last few mission they just did not know it. Very nice world building and back story ...more
Nancy Badger
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves sci-fi
Shelves: genre-scifi
The author has taken the US vs Soviet problems of current day and shares what might happen in the far future, and on other planets. The pace was swift, and the plot turned bloody while threading romance between Gabriel and Lindana. Knowing that lies and a lack of trust in a couple with a powerfully hurtful past kept me reading from cover to cover. an
Kira Gold
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rwa17
I enjoyed the hell out of this! It was really fast paced and tight with action, romance and intrigue--part military spy novel, part pirate steamy, part space opera--like if Johanna Lindsay and Martin Cruz Smith had a book daughter that was babysat by David Weber.
I would recommend this to anyone who binge-watched Firefly and still needs more after Serenity.
Margaret Fisk
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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Robyn Bachar offers a complicated, well-presented future world with a lot of detail both in the physical and political aspects. We’re introduced to it gradually through action, so there’s time to absorb the history and how it impacts the present. There’s a lot going on in this book, and the cast bears some serious scars, but their choices and personal philosophies show them to be good people.

The romance seemed out of place at times, especially in the be
May 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
3.5 stars. Relaunch Mission is the first in a trilogy focusing on the palpable romances between crew members on the privateer ship, the Mombasa. This first story focuses (appropriately) on the Mama Mo's Captain, steadfast Lindana Nyota. Although life as a privateer hasn't been going smoothly for our heroine in recent months, she's determined to hold things together for the crew she considers family. It becomes rather difficult for her to hold this resolve when a new intel officer boards the ship ...more
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I like the premise of the world - definitely what drew me to the story - but the romance was pretty thin and the main suspense plot point, a traitor on the ship, is only resolved as an afterthought in the epilogue. The worldbuilding is still interesting enough that I'll probably come back to the later books in this trilogy, but I'm not going to rush.
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Robyn Bachar writes romance with swords, sorcery, spaceships and submersibles. Bachar's novels feature action and adventure, danger and suspense, found families and happily ever afters. Her books have finaled twice in the PRISM Contest for Published Authors, twice in the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

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