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Grinding My Gears (An Off-the-Rails Ice Era Chronicle 1:30 a.m.)

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Adam, aka Gears, is a brilliant scientist, doctor and the creator of the water bases that all underground dwellers use to survive. His family and friends would give him anything he desires. The world is at his feet. But for all his good fortune, the one thing Gears wants he can’t have. A long and healthy life.

As he faces his slowly worsening heart condition, he meets an u
Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published June 30th 2017 by Troll River Publications
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Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dr. Adam Gears has a brilliant mind. He is a scientist, a doctor & the inventor of the water bases that those living underground have to utilize in order to survive. But the one problem Gears can't solve is failing heart. He has so much he wants to do but his health is preventing him from making plans about the future. Luna is a member of the rival organization the Originals & is now currently being held prisoner at Gears water base. Luna injuries herself so she can meet Gears by needing medical ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talk about action packed!

I fell in love with the quirky, backward, genius Dr. Gears in 1:05am and Grinding My Gears just confirms what I suspected from the very beginning, Adam is amazing. Unable to discover a solution for his dire health issue, a frustrated and resigned Dr. Gears decides to open his heart and mind to the beautiful Luna.

Luna, a prisoner, the enemy, a member of The Originals, but not all is as it appears and not everything can be explained with science and Gears is forced to acc
Sera Taíno
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Grinding My Gears by C.M. Moore

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog·by Sera Taíno

This book is a standalone offering from The Ice Era Chronicles. Though it is not necessary to have read the previous novel, I suspect it helps with understanding the world-building in this novel.

I have a soft spot for science fiction novels that have strong romantic elements and this book delivers on that particular preference. There is a lot of genuine feeling and realistic consequences for the decision
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Grinding My Gears is book 2 in the An Off-the- Rails Ice Era Chronicle 1:30 a.m. series. It can be read as a standalone if you want but, why would you? I fell in love with 1:05 a.m. the first book in this series and I have looking out for book 2 for a while now. I still say I never ever thought I would be reading a Dystopian genre book and that I would be looking forward to Grinding My Gears.

Book 2 is Adams aka Gears story. He is a doctor and yet he can’t save himself and is dying from a heart
Niki Roge
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the An off-the-rails Ice Era Chronicles. C.M Moore has done an excellent job with book two, with action and adventure but with a much different feel than book 1. The story picks up with Dr Gears facing health issues with a failing heart and the birth of Karma's baby. He is brought in to treat an Original, Luna, who he finds has hurt herself just to meet him. He instantly falls in love with her and is confused when she is able to fix his heart condition. They take off o ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short, steamy, and action packed! This novella really does have it all. And I also really like the cover. Gears might be my favorite character in this series right now. He's not showy and seems to be somewhat emotionally detached until Luna comes along. Who am I kidding? Luna comes looking for him specifically, with this crazy idea that they are meant to be together. It would be hard for anyone to believe. But Luna is no ordinary woman. She has an amazing gift that could save Gears, who is dying ...more
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the futuristic thought...
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Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. It was fun, exciting and romantic all at the same time. It held me from start to finish. I wanted more and will look forward to more in the ice chronicles.
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C.M. Moore is a retired soldier and a romantic at heart. After being blown up in Afghanistan and receiving a purple heart, he began writing with his wife. Connor’s first book 1:05 a.m. (An Ice Era Chronicle) is a mixture of love, sex, and action. If you want to learn more about the Chronicles... visit

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