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Monday, February 4, 2013

Sci-Fi with a dash of Romance. 5 star review: Wreck of the Nebula Dream by @vscotttheauthor


Wreck of the Nebula Dream


Written by Veronica Scott



Genre: Science Fiction with a dash of Romance


Book Synopsis

A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars...

Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he'll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.

All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship's malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.

But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he'll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?

Mark's Rating





Mark's Review


What a rush!

After a little bit of set up, this story won't let you go. It's got action, adventure, and a dash of romance. It pays homage to it's Titanic origins without being cheesy or overdone. The characters are not only believable but different from one another—like real people—which is sometimes hard to achieve.

In the midst of disaster you'll be rooting for the home team, who find themselves far from home. There's no one coming to help them, so if they are going to survive, they have to take matters into their own hands, but there were some on board who wanted to make sure there were no survivors. Plus, throw in some characters who don't expect to survive, and normal inhibitions are gone. Heroics by a chosen few make all the difference.

This could be the beginning of a very exciting Sci-Fi universe. I don't know if the author plans to revisit it, but I would definitely pick up her next book if she did.

Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The above review was not influenced in any way, including financial.

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