Stewards of the Flame (The Hidden Flame: Book 1) by Sylvia Engdahl

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Publisher: Ad Stellae Books

Date of publication: August 24th 2009

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Hidden Flame

Stewards of the Flame—Book 1

Promise of the Flame—Book 2

Purchase Link: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

Crime is considered illness, untreated illness is crime; ambulance crews are the only police. Dead bodies stay on “life support” forever. Can anyone gain freedom?

When burned-out starship captain Jesse Sanders is seized by a dictatorial medical regime and detained on the colony planet Undine, he has no idea that he is about to be plunged into a bewildering new life that will involve ordeals and joys beyond anything he has ever imagined, as well as the love of a woman with powers that seem superhuman. Still less does he suspect that he must soon take responsibility for the lives of people he has come to care about and the preservation of their hopes for the future of humankind.

My review:

What I liked about Stewards of the Flame:

  1. It was an original book. In all the books that I have read, I have never read a book quite like this one. From the beginning, it caught my attention and it held it. I am actually debating on buying the other books in the series. That’s how interested I am in seeing where the next book will take.
  2. That the events in this book could actually happen. There are an afterward about detail specific technologies that are being used. And the scary thing, I could see microchipping of people happening soon.
  3. Jesse and his relationships. With Carla, with Peter, with Kira. Very believable!!!

What I didn’t like about Stewards of the Flame:

  1. Nothing the book was awesome!!

**I voluntarily reviewed this book**

The Tycoon’s Revenge (Baby for the Billionaire: Book 1) by Melody Anne


Publisher: Gossamer Publishing

Date of publication: October 2013

Genre: Romance

Series: Baby for the Billionaire

The Tycoon’s Revenge—Book 1

The Tycoon’s Vacation—Book 2

The Tycoon’s Proposal—Book 3

The Tycoon’s Secret—Book 4

The Lost Tycoon—Book 5

Rescue Me—Book 6

Purchase Link: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

Jasmine Freeman’s world is about to tumble down around her and the one responsible for it is none other than her first love, Derek Titan. She hasn’t seen him in ten years, and they are both going to learn the truth of what happened back then.

Jasmine grew up wealthy and oblivious to the destruction her father caused all around him. Derek was from the wrong side of the tracks. In ten years their lives will be reversed. He is now a multi-billionaire tycoon and she works hard, but barely gets by due to her father’s unethical business practices.

Derek comes seeking revenge and instead finds out he has a half grown son and the woman he’s been angry with for so many years is not who he thought she was. They both fight against the passion they still feel for each other, but in the end it is irresistible.

Come take the journey with Derek and Jasmine as they rediscover a passion that never died and the lies that kept them apart.

My review:

What I liked about The Tycoon’s Revenge:

  1. It was one of my favorite type of romance novels. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl’s rich father decides that they don’t belong together and breaks them up. Boy is under the assumption that girl was using him and takes off. Girl thinks he stood her up at the altar and then finds out she’s pregnant. Then they meet 10 years later.
  2. The sex scenes were hot, hot, hot!! I love the joke about “bigger the better” (you need to read the book to figure this out).
  3. The realness, well relative realness, of the characters. 

What I didn’t like about The Tycoon’s Revenge:

  1. The unrealness of the book. I read it and in parts went “WTF“.
  2. The sometimes corniness of the book. He meets his almost 10-year-old son and there is an immediate bond and everything is hunky dory. So not real life.

**I voluntarily reviewed this book**

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