Friday, May 11, 2018

Review Tour: Machine Metal Magic by Hanna Dare

Cover Design: Nastasha Snow

Length: 65,000 words approx.


The galaxy's a dangerous place. Best not to travel it alone.

It's been over a century since the AIs rose up and attacked, driving humans from Earth and leaving them scattered across the galaxy. Humanity survives, but always fearful of the technology that allows them travel among the stars, never knowing when it may turn against them once more.

An interstellar fugitive.

For Jaime Bashir, born with the ability to communicate telepathically with computers, his gifts are more of a curse. They also make him a target. On the run, he finds himself among a starship crew, one transporting a mysterious cargo. Even more intriguing is Rylan, the muscled guard watching his every move. Jaime has no reason to trust him, but nowhere else to turn.

A disgraced ex-soldier.

Rylan Slate is looking to leave his past behind. Joining a crew of smugglers is one way to do it. But capturing Jaime is both an opportunity and a danger. He starts out as a prisoner, but then becomes something more, testing loyalties in ways Rylan never expected. Will regaining his honor mean betraying Jaime?

4.5 Stars!

This was such a fun, delightful space opera, filled with an awesome cast of characters and a villain I was very happy got his comeuppance.

Jaime was such a sweet, adorable character. While he'd gone through a lot already when he came into The Wayward Prince and became their 'guest with extremely limited privileges', he became part of the ship's crew very fast by proving himself to the others. And then we have Rylan, who's an ex-soldier keeping secrets from his captain and shipmates. I wasn't too sure about him, but he ended up winning me over. It was nice seeing how well Jaime and Rylan fitted together and of course, it didn't hurt that their chemistry was scorching hot!

The rest of the crew was amazing and I just couldn't get enough of them all. I really hope with all the time Ms. Dare devoted to creating this world, that this isn't the last we've seen of The Wayward Prince or its crew, because one book was not enough for me.

Very recommendable!

*** copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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A writer-for-hire for more than ten years, Hanna Dare now writes what she loves to read: well-written, character-driven stories of men exploring their identities and discovering their own unique kind of happily ever afters… usually through sexytimes.

Find Hanna on the internet enjoying pretty pictures, procrastination and caffeinated beverages!

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