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Raiden Out the Storm

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In the kind of rough and tumble life they lead, Raiden knows there is no place for love…

Raiden refuses his connection to Ash Winsor. She’s mean. She insults him. And she carries a big gun. He won’t have her. He should get away from her, but how? As soon as they can find the man who tied their heartstrings together, they’ll go their separate ways. All they have to do is get to H.S.P.C. headquarters building and pay him off. Raiden hopes that once he’s free, he’ll be able to go back to trekking on the surface of the planet and sending money home to his dad. He should be able to forget all about Ash and her handsome shadow.

Love has kept Stone as Ash Winsor’s shadow for two years. He can’t bring himself to leave her even though the relationship is painful and going in circles. When he finds out that Ash is now tied to another man, Stone wants nothing more than to see Raiden gone. Together they will both follow King Winsor from train to train. Stone is hoping against hope that the rough and troubled harvester will one day choose him, and Raiden will no longer be at their side.

Lying has become as natural to Ashley Winsor as breathing. Ash had made sure Stone thinks she’s a man. She has also made sure Raiden doesn’t know how much she needs him. If Ash can just make the trek to the headquarters building, she will be free of the two men who want her more than anything. The only problem is, the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if she wants them gone.

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Published April 10, 2018

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C.M. Moore

7 books19 followers
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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Profile Image for Candy.
403 reviews33 followers
April 13, 2018
Raiden is determined not to love anyone after watching what happened to his own parents. When he finds himself tied to Ash Winsor, he is eager to have the connection broken immediately. While they make their trek to find the man who will untie their heartstrings, Raiden learns that Ash does not travel alone. She is constantly followed by her shadow, Stone. As the three of them navigate the budding connections that are forming between them, they have to learn to be honest with one another in order to manage the feelings that stir within this trio. Both men jockey for the position of being Ash’s choice but what none of them ever imagined was the unbelievable ties they all have to each other.

I just enjoy these Off-the-Rails/Ice Chronicles stories. The writing is full of hard to resist characters that keep you intergued & coming back for more.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
Profile Image for K.S. Marsden.
Author 19 books718 followers
May 31, 2018
Raiden, Ash and Stone are three men trying to survive and earn a living in a dead world. A chance encounter soon binds this threesome in ways they never expected.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

OK, I put "men", but actually Ash is a woman that pretends to be a guy, because it's safer. And frankly, no one would mess with the "King" of the trains.

I believe this is the fourth book in the Off-The-Rails series. I haven't read the others, but I believe they're stand-alones, following different couples (or in this case, threesomes).
To start with I felt like I was thrown in the deep-end, with some characters that are only familiar to those that have read the other books. But this soon levels out, as it focuses in on Raiden, Ash and Stone.

It's really fun, as Raiden can't stand Ash, a brutal "man" that doesn't have a kind bone in his body. And Ash wants nothing to do with Raiden, a lowly dog, known for trading sex for food.
(BTW, the dog insults were rather hilarious, and do continue throughout the book with a creativity I can only admire!)
Their heartstrings our bound together when Ash corners a guy with magic (I assume it's magic, this is sketchy), and tries to throw him off the train.
It's entertaining to watch them try to deny their attraction, and the friction that happens with Stone, Ash's shadow. Poor Stone has been in love with Ash for a couple of years, even though he doesn't realise she's a woman.

The story follows the struggling relationships between our trio, with plenty of hot sex along the way.
I was pleasantly surprised by the consistent background of the post-apoc world. There were enough details to support the story, and ignite my curiosity; but it didn't overtake the romance side of things. (It's one of my pet peeves when the "story" is simply sex and main charries.)

Overall, despite a sketchy opening, this was a fun read, and I would be interested in reading the rest of the books to find out more.
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662 reviews9 followers
April 15, 2018
4.5 stars
With each new book this series becomes more intricate and layered and the characters more real and interesting.

Raiden, Ash and Stone had me chewing my nails, yanking out my hair and wishing, on more than one occasion, during this journey, that I could reach into the story and administer a good hard slap upside their heads!!

C.M. Moore has given us a dystopian world of train rides, trekking and struggles of survival, things that don't really seem all that unbelievable, but with the addition of the character's 'special gifts' you'll keep wondering what you have waiting for you at the next stop.

I highly recommend everyone get on board for this journey!
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1,508 reviews36 followers
May 3, 2018
When Troll River Publishing approached me to review Raiden Out The Storm, I almost said no. At the time, I was 10 books behind for writing reviews and I was beginning to feel burnt out by writing reviews. I decided to accept the request when I saw the cover. For some odd reason, I liked it. It called to me. Fortunately for me, a small mini-vacation happened where I caught up on my reviews. I also restructured my review schedule so I wouldn’t fall behind.

What I didn’t know when I accepted was that Raiden Out The Storm was book 3 in a series. Each book is the same storyline but told from different perspectives. So, you can’t pick this book up and start reading it. You need to read the first two books to find out exactly what is going on. I was a bit lost reading. There were references to the other characters and situations that I didn’t get. It did take away from me enjoying the book.

Ash interested me. She was tough on the outside but sweet on the inside. When it was revealed why she had to become so tough, my heart broke. It was that incident that shaped her into becoming the unofficial leader of the harvesters. I thought her masquerading as a man interesting. She knew that she wouldn’t get the respect from the men she “ruled” over so she became a man. A man would be respected. A man would be feared.

I was surprised that she got away with being a man for as long as she did. If people had doubts, her guns and toughness silenced them. Only a select few people knew that she was a woman. Understandably, she was reluctant to let Raiden know her secret. Besides having magic connecting them, I was surprised that she revealed that she was a woman to him. Then slept with him almost right afterward.

Stone annoyed me. Mainly because he lived with Ash and didn’t pick up on the clues that she was a woman. She didn’t grow facial hair and her voice didn’t change. He was in love with Ash. But he was in love with King Windsor, the man. Not Ash the woman. I kind of wanted to smack him upside the head for not paying attention enough. Also, I didn’t like how he treated Raiden at first. Raiden was bound to Ash, against his will. He had no control over what was going to happen. Which made me aggravated because Stone acted like a jealous twit for most of the book.

I thought Raiden was a pushover. He did show some spirit at the beginning of the book but it kind of fizzled. When his ex-person (I don’t know how to classify that person) started bullying him, he stood there and took it. He didn’t attempt to fight that person even when they dropped him out in the woods, naked. He didn’t defend himself against Stone either. He acted like a doormat. Then, at the end of the book, he did a 180. I sat there and thought to myself “Where the hell did this come from“.

With all the faults of the book (because I didn’t read the first two), I would have been fine with Raiden Out The Storm. I liked the plotline and, for the most part, the characters. But, then I read the rape scene. Since I read books that are a little more gritty, I wasn’t that shocked about it. It was the after the rape that left a bad taste in my mouth. While the rapist expressed remorse, the victim kept saying it wasn’t rape, I wanted it. I got mad when I read that. That person said no quite a few times and the rapist ignored him. I agreed with Ash’s reaction when she found out. But then, everything was alright between the rapist and the victim. Even more sexual encounters. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. It was like it never happened. It is that reason why I rated the book the way I did. Other than that, like I said above, I liked it.

The end of Raiden Out The Storm was different. The author did a great job of resolving the important storylines but he left the smaller ones open. The epilogue was good but I did wonder how Ash was going to do it and keep up her façade as a man.

What I liked about Raiden Out The Storm:

A) Intriguing storyline

B) Complex characters

C) Great world building

What I disliked about Raiden Out The Storm:

A) Not a standalone book. You need to read the other books before you read this one

B) Ash’s men. They annoyed me. She had more balls than they did.

C) The rape storyline. I don’t think that it needed to be in the book. It added nothing to it.

I would give Raiden Out The Storm an Adult rating. This is a book that I would recommend no one under the age of 21 read. There are explicit sex scenes. There is an explicit rape scene. There is explicit violence. There is explicit language.

There are triggers in Raiden Out The Storm. They would be: rape (M/M), talk of past rape, and talk of past domestic violence. If you are triggered by any of these, I suggest that you do not read this book.

I am on the fence about if I would recommend Raiden Out The Storm to family and friends. A warning about the triggers would be included if I did. I am on the fence if I would reread this book. But, I would read the other books in the series. I would also be open to reading anything else by the author.

I would like to thank Troll River Publication for allowing me to read and review Raiden Out The Storm.

All opinions stated in this review of Troll River Publication are mine.

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
Profile Image for Jessica Bronder.
2,015 reviews22 followers
April 20, 2018
This story is about three harvesters. Raiden is determined not to care for someone since every time this happens things go wrong. He finds his heartstrings tied to Ash Winsor. But this is going to get a little more complicated when Raiden learns that Ash has a shadow by the name of Stone.

Stone loves Ash and learns of the binding with Raiden. Stone is ready to do anything to get rid of Raiden; even if that means that Ash and Stone dance around a relationship. And finally we have Ashley Winsor, Ash. She has done whatever it takes to survive. She is eager to get rid of both men yet she finds that she needs them.

I didn’t realize that this is the fourth book in a series. And I would recommend reading the prior stories. By itself it was not a bad book but there were several things that I didn’t understand and were not fully explained.

I enjoyed the story and loved this dystopian world. Of course this story stretches norms but it is well written. I liked this story and I will be getting the first three books to figure out what I have missed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Profile Image for Niki Roge.
216 reviews4 followers
April 10, 2018
A very good addition to the Ice Era series, this book is not a standalone like the first three. You really need to have read 2:05a first, however this book brings the story full circle as you see scenes from a different POV and more of the story is fleshed out. A great story of deception, redemption and love triangles that makes you really burn through the pages to see what is happening next. The characters are well developed, tough people who rely on each other and bring their own version of strength to the team. Not normally a fan of M/M scenes, this contained M/F, M/M, M/M/F, and M/F/M scenes and each was very well done. Fabulous job and a great read.
Profile Image for Lisa.
377 reviews
April 12, 2018
This type of futuristic romance is not my typical genre, but I thought I’d give it a read and I’m really glad I did. I ended up getting so involved in it I totally wanted to reach into the book and slap some of the characters, and a couple I wanted to hit with a 2x4 (only the jerk, I promise!). It was a really interesting – the society, the characters and the interactions between them. I really enjoyed it.
Profile Image for Samm Lynn.
1,280 reviews18 followers
April 10, 2018
This is my first book by C.M. Moore and I was told that it could be read as a stand alone. While the story can be read as a stand alone (as pertaining to the Ash/Raiden/Stone relationship storyline) many of the series overall threads (and terms) will confuse someone new to the series, as they are not re-explained in this book. Also, pay close attention the the full names and nicknames of the characters, as they are interchanged frequently (sometimes in the same paragraph).

The story of the Ash/Raiden/Stone triangle is really good. The story is full of miscommunications and assumptions and omissions of truth that make for a page turning book. The world building is pretty awesome, I especially liked the descriptions of the abandoned and scavenged buildings on the surface. The story contains M/F, M/M, M/M/F, and M/F/M sex scenes.

The characters are unique and interesting and the main characters each have a gift that helps them get by in this frozen world. Given the fact that these are harvesters and not residents of the bases, these tough characters are pretty rough around the edges. Even though I did not understand them, the characters continually hurl insults or intended insults at each other (some are funny, some confusing). I particularly enjoyed ALL of Stone's names for Raiden after his promise to Ash.

I will be grabbing the previous books, not only to figure out what I missed in this book but because the world built is very intriguing and the author does write a good story.
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