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The Luxorian Fugitive

(Centauri Survivors Second Chance Chronicles #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.
Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close....
All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamiso
ebook, 2 edition, 210 pages
Published March 26th 2018 by NineStar Press (first published April 17th 2015)
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Jul 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fr, erotic-futuristic, dnf
DNF 21%.

Life's too short. I love sci-fi, but this book just didn't work for me.

First, the descriptions were clunky. Reads like Tom of Finland models meets NYC Leather scene with retired military characters in bathhouse porn. The world building was not very convincing, things were too relatable: department stores, cups of tea, whiskey (pst! adding Centauri in front of whiskey doesn't make it sci-fi), camping chairs. I was losing interest even though I liked the initial scene between Danverse and
DNF @ 12%

I don't think I'm the target audience for this book; it read as quite gay, cis-male oriented going so far as to ban heterosexual men & women of any sort from both the crew and passengers...a detail that didn't feel necessary. Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the need for "safe spaces" but the way it was handled was derogatory and mean.

And honestly, I don't care if there is technology to "fix" any injuries sustained during rough sex, safe-words are for mental as well as ph
Jeff Erno
What a thrilling pleasure read! This story and the writing craft of the author pushed all my buttons. The fast paced action had me on the edge of my seat, and the emotional struggles of two truly endearing protagonists pulled at my heartstrings. Add to this the heated, sensual sex scenes--and you've got m/m romance at its best.

Luxorian Fugitive is a sci-fi romance featuring an all-gay cast of interesting characters. Captain Danaverse is a stubborn, dominant alpha male (my favorite). He wants to
☙ percy ❧
Apr 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley-tbr
DNF At 32%.

I try not to DNF any books at all, let alone netgalley reads, so that just shows how Done I am with this.

It is the year of our Lord 2018. I am bloody SICK of misogyny and cissexism masquerading as pro-queerness. No, you’re not pro-queer, you’re pro cis-male homosexual, and I do NOT want to read something that demeans other marginalised groups. 🙃🙃🙃 “No Hetero, no female”? Because Mrs Claus wants to be the only female on board? The MECHANICAL, NON-LIVING “FEMALE”?

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Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt, Trailer & #Giveaway:The Luxorian Fugitive by Mann Ramblings

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

On board The Santa Claus, two best friends find themselves in a bind. Captain Marc Danverse and his chief of security, Sergeant Liam Jacks. Both men had gone through hell in the last war and this transport vessel provides surfeit from the worlds below but it is also their cage. Trapped in a situation neither wants to be in, they fi
Alina Popescu
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will be the first to admit that I have a big soft spot for science fiction, and when it comes to gay scifi, I've read some pretty incredible books, so it's hard to amaze me. Yet The Luxorian Fugitive managed to meet all my high expectations. Mann Ramblings builds an interesting future world, and the community of Santa Claus is extremely appealing. Even in the distant future, the beings you encounter are as human as they are today, with the same flaws and qualities.

Luxorian is a world where th
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this science fiction book, thoroughly enjoyable and I will add Mann Ramblings as another author I will follow.

Hunky Liam Jacks and his PTSD need Commander Danverse's tough hand when things become too much for Sgt. Jacks... until he meets Hadrian, the Adonirati gladiator empath... thus begins a wonderful science fiction adventure which drew me in and held me... I couldn't put this down and I literally read it almost straight through - a rare thing for me.

If you're in the mood for some wel
Brett Stevens
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mann's characters are very three dimensional and relatable. It's not because they're flawed. It's because they are flawed and struggle to make things better, sometimes succeeding and other times not. This brings depth to his stories and makes you empathize and cheer for the crew of the Santa Claus. Great story and you'll love the next one as well, my fave!

I had the pleasure of proofreading this one back in March, thought I'd reviewed it and discovered I haven't. Anyhoo, it was fact so great a sequel comes out in the the next week or so, and I've already pre-ordered. 5 stars, well done Jody.
Apr 08, 2018 marked it as no
There's enough misogyny in my life as it is, I don't want it in my fiction too.
Nicki Markus
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-lgbt
The Luxorian Fugitive was a fun read with memorable characters and an exciting, fast-paced plot. The story caught and held my interest from the first page and I look forward to reading more in the series.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Got this book from Netgalley!

I DNF this book at 13% and honestly, it was a slog to even get that far. Is it possible that this book picks up and gets magically better at 15%, or 20%, or somewhere, but I doubt it.

There were about three strikes for me for this book.

1. The whole set-up is absurd and misogynistic, with absolutely zero subtlety. The book takes place on a spaceship run by a gay man who has a "No women, no hetero" rule for both crew and passengers. The reason? He doesn't want to build
Joyfully Jay
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars

The Luxorian Fugitive was a frustrating mix of enjoyable action and eye rolling dramatics. The writing is generally well paced and the book moves smoothly. There are a couple slower areas, but these don’t last long. The action is strong and there are several shootouts and moments of explosive violence involving Hadrian captured my attention. I wouldn’t call them particularly graphic, so don’t worry if you’re squeamish about that sort of thing.

There are actually tw
Mar 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
Thank you to NetGalley for giving me this ARC to read.

Unfortunately, I have nothing good to say about this book.

This is a book I, surprisingly, DNF'd at 5%.

This book was a terribly written fanfiction. The cover was appealing and so was the idea of the story, but within the first few pages, you get a good idea of where this is going. And then, well, it gets worse.

We meet our protagonist who is a chief to a commander on a spaceship heading to God knows where in this story. We begin to feel the
L. Layale
**Title was provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I wish I could say I liked this one, but I didn't. It was all over the place with it's characters and the relationships. I've never given a book a 1 star rating, but this one definitely deserves it. It has a good premise, but it just snowballs as soon as you read the first page.

This has some very insulting and degrading comments regarding females. I get it's a gay romance, but I feel like some of these comments aren't what gay m
A sci-fi adventure with Santa Claus. The ship is called the Santa Claus. The crew all non-hetero males. No females allowed. The captain is Danverse and his best friend and security officer is Liam.
Danverse and Liam have a complicated relationship.
Danverse is a Dom and helps Liam get thru some PTSD with
some BDSM action.
The next mission brings Hadrian on board. Just another beautiful man to transport... Right.!?
Hadrian is not just normal. He is genetically modified.
He is also trying to escape to
L.A. A. Ashton
May 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. More of my reviews can be found on and at CeLEStial Reviews.

I have trouble rating this book. I feel that this piece falls in the category of “maybe really good, but not for me.” If I were to rate it according to my tastes, I think it’d fall somewhere around a 2. But in the same moment, a part of me feels that does the book a bit of a disservice.

The genre is quite up my alley, which can be broadly defined as “gays
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received from Netgalley. An enjoyable read. I like how the story was focused on more than one couple and although there was plenty of sex, it didn’t feel pornographic or overshadow the plot. I like how all the characters start with haunted pasts or problems, allowing them to grow. From start to finish it was a good book.
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Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great series starter and I most certainly want to read more of it. It has a great cast of flawed and damaged characters working towards finding freedom from their pasts. Their journey is fraught with pain, losses and love found.
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Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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