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Published by Escape Publishing on November 22, 2014
Genres: Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy
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From the talented and versatile Ros Baxter comes the first full-length novel in her sexy, engaging, groundbreaking SF Romance series.
When everything else is gone, all you have is hope.
The year is 2098, and the people of New Earth have been homeless for seventeen years. Ruled by a mysterious Council and adrift in a fleet of space stations, their sole mission is to survive long enough to find a new home. They call it The Seek.
Kyntura is the first and only female Avenger — one of the secret, separate elite who stand on the frontline between the refugees of Earth and a universe that would do them harm. For Kyn, fight and pain are the only things that drive out memories of the Apocalypse...and of the boy she left behind when she enlisted. But a young recruit called Mirren and a deadly mission will bring her face to face with all she has tried to forget.
As she leads a squad of Avengers in The Seek, Kyntura will have to face her demons — and the boy whose heart she broke a decade before — to confront the truth about New Earth and save the future of humanity.
The Seek is Ros Baxter’s first full-length exploration of the world of New Earth and its survivors. Its tasty morsel of a predecessor, White Christmas, involves two characters seen prominently in this book, so it’s worth reading that one first.
What’s more important about The Seek: I loved it!
Here are my thoughts on The Seek:
Ros Baxter sure knows how to write a strong, independent heroine (I don’t need to tell you all how much I loved Rania from Fish Out of Water). Kyntura, the heroine from The Seek is all that and a bag of chips. She’s endured hell and managed to come through to the other side – albeit not free of consequence. I could just about see the pain and world-weariness etched into her character. Seventeen years of searching, seeking, fighting – it will have that effect on you, I’d hazard a guess.
I love that even though Kyn has been through so much, and presents a fairly tough exterior, she still feels and thinks in a human fashion.
Even though the world in which Kyn and the other warriors of New Earth exist is so far removed from my own, I believed that this place could be real. The systems, planets, ships – Ros’ world building with this series is superb.
There are some rather delicious and heated sexymoments in The Seek, fear not, my dear readers. Kyn’s involvement with a cocky young warrior, and the reappearance of a man from her past, certainly provides some heat.
Happily, we get to visit with Asha and Tabi, the reunited lovers from White Christmas. Seriously, please read their story!
Now, I am not going to pull the curtain back on the wizard, and reveal anything further about the story and who Kyn ends up with…The Seek isn’t out until next month.
However, I will say this: if you are looking for a hot, action-fueled story with a kick-ass heroine, The Seek is for you.
There are still less Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories living in my bookshelves than those from other romance sub-genres, but when I find an author who has thought about their alternate world and adds that touch of believability to it, their books are coming to live with me.
Ros Baxter is crafting a series that I could quite happily find myself lost in. I loved The Seek and I’m certain that you all will too.