Terran Times

Calm (Terran Times, #50) by Viola Grace Review

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Calm - Viola Grace

Keeping calm was Meri’s life, making others feel it was her job. Loving a Negotiator was her destiny.

Meribeth has been the assistant to a few Alliance personnel, but Negotiator Kao is her latest boss. At his insistence, she had gills installed to enable her to accompany him on wet assignments, but his ulterior motive was not clear until he is out of the armour and his own body is finally exposed.

Vehn Kao has spent years encased in armour as a Negotiator, but the moment he comes out and sees Meribeth with his own eyes he knows that she is everything that he has ever wanted in a woman. She is intelligent, witty, attractive and has a tremendous passion just below the surface that he wants to bring out in an explosive release.

Meri wants to be good at her job and Vehn want to take her calm and shake her up

 

 

 

Review

 

 

If you like mer people, you should like this science fiction romance short story. There is all a nice exploration of skin hunger in the romance as well.

 

A lovely way to spend the afternoon.

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Helix (Terran Times, #69) by Viola Grace Review

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Helix - Viola Grace

Harmony suffers regeneration on a world that should not exist and meets a man who defies impossibility to declare himself her match.

Harmony enjoyed her life as a courier for the Alliance, but it all came to a halt when she was sucked into a storm of light and gas that her computer could not see. Agony is her final thought, but when she wakes again, she finds that her body has been recreated because the original…the less said the better.

Nero has been working as a restorer for three hundred years on a world where the only new members of the population fall from the sky. He sees spirit in Harmony, and when she declares that she only wants him for his body, he is smitten.

They face the stars that brought them together and work in their different ways to bring their community into harmony with a world as trapped as they are.

 

Review

 

A great romance within a unique world. There are wonderful explorations of questions as well about cloning. The action is well down and romance is one you want to root for. Excellent world building.

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Imperfect (Terran Times, #17) by Viola Grace Review

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Imperfect - Viola Grace

llora has been through a lot and is looking forward to a solitary retirement. All she needs to do is to get past the selection process in the Lorahan seralgio for three more days and she is home free.

The Prefect of Lorahan wants Illora and her successful efforts to dodge the selection process has turned him ashen with fury and parts of him blue. He concocts a plan to trap her with her own honesty and the race is on to make her his before the Alliance comes to retrieve her. He must fight his urge to be forthright and deliberately manipulate her into the position as his wife.

Let’s hope they both survive the process.

 

 

Review

This science fiction romance short story has a unique courtship. The heroine’s reasons for resisting are moving and hero’s steadfast pursuit is compelling.

 

Good stuff.

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Jailed (Terran Times) Viola Grace Review

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Jailed - Viola Grace

Kori makes a friend in prison who introduces her to a world where sensation rules and pleasure is the first rule of hospitality.

Kori has spent six months in Janial prison for breaking etiquette and stepping in a puddle. It was complicated.

When she is released from the prison, she has to find a job and her friend from inside offers her as much time as she likes on a world where heat and minimal clothing are the standard.

Kori gives in to the new culture and finds herself in the position of being seduced in the name of hospitality.

The small woman with the blue hair and ability to wrap his sister around her little finger intrigues Norod. When he touches her skin, he is enthralled and wants to explore more, and there is one way to give him the opportunity. He will insist on his duties as host. Giving pleasure is his duty and his only window into her bed

 

Review

 

It is always interesting to see a character adjusting to freedom again and seeking a new life. The romance in this one is very sexy and heroine gives even better than she gets. 

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Charm (Terran Times) Viola Grace Review

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Charm (Terran Times) - Viola Grace

Valeria has fought for her life and sanity at the brutal hands of raiders. She wakes to find herself in her own dreams and memories with a man made of shadows and embers with pointy ears.

Morpheus of Admar has tracked his mate across the stars only to find that he has to keep her in her dreams to erase the traumas of the past. His rescue efforts involve hiding at Sector Guard Base Udell where the raiders on their trail meet an uncomfortable surprise. How many mechs does it take to destroy a small fighter? Only one, and she is having a wonderful time

 

Review

 

This is a gleeful romance with a Dark Elf hero and healing at its core. Good times. 

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Ascent by Viola Grace Review

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Ascent - Viola Grace

Lili Ann Baker has been enjoying her time as a cargo captain. She spends huge swathes of time alone getting world building materials to where they are needed and the appreciative recipients give her the feedback that she needs. When she delivers the final harvest containment to Geko 7, the party that erupts is wild and she is invited by the grateful population to enjoy the fruits of their first harvest.

Admittedly, Lili Ann has more wine than she can account for and the next morning she wakes up in bed with a man who does not meet the specs of the colonists. She assumes he is a pilot, like her, and sneaks away in the early dawn hours.

Her ascent is denied by a hungover ground control and she has to wait on the tarmac until the local government can sort things out. Imagine her surprise when her bedmate is leaning against the side of her vehicle, the mind of the Geko 7 swirling in his eyes.

Yavoy has been waiting for decades to find a woman of his own and despite her rather relaxed language, Lili Ann has something that completes him, an enthusiasm for life.

 

 

Review

 

A fun romp with a pilot heroine and a hero who is the avatar of a planet. This short story makes for a nice afternoon. 

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Asteroid by Viola Grace Review

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Asteroid - Viola Grace

Sebena has spent her time in the Alliance using her accuracy to blow large rocks into tiny rocks suitable for refinement. When she picks up a heat signature she has to pursue it, even if it means doing it on her own time. Finding a life pod is not really a surprise, but having it functioning and its occupant alive is quite the shock.

Issul is the avatar of the planet Zeering and has been lost in the asteroid field for a century. Opening his eyes in the mining vessel, he sees his rescuer and both he and the world within him have a visceral reaction to her.

 

 

Review

 

I adore this heroine who insists on doing the right thing and is reward with love.  Her job is cool too and the romance fun. 

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Bait by Viola Grace Review

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Bait - Viola Grace

Billie first met the love of her life when she was working for the Alliance, but he transferred from her unit, and he was out of her life. Two years later, she is on an assignment to recruit more Enforcers of the Oefric species. Their instincts, shifting abilities and love of order make them ideal officers.

Arcros knew that he could not remain in the same unit as his Terran. He wouldn’t be able to control himself if she was near him and that was a dereliction of duty he was not going to court. Three years later, his people finally admit that he has already chosen his mate and he is allowed to send for her. The Alliance wants twenty warriors in exchange for the woman, and Arcros believes that he is getting the best part of that deal.

 

 

Review

 

I don’t tend to like reunion romance but this one worked for me because of culture elements. A nice read for a lazy afternoon. 

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Entrap (A Terran Times Novella) by Viola Grace Review

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Entrap (Terran Times) - Viola Grace

Aster Hathaway has a talent for tracking, and being tracked. With a link to her favourite Relay bound by blood, she can always be found. Aster is on assignment to find an abduction arena and rescue the Alliance personnel within. By using herself as bait she only needs to survive the attentions of two tiger shifters in rut. What could possibly go wrong?

 

 

Review

 

A quick read with tiger shifters a tracker heroine. Fun! 

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Enforce (Terran Times, #22) by Viola Grace Review

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Enforce - Viola Grace

Gwen has been living a life of duty and responsibility. Her first Alliance assignment was as an Enforcer, her next the polar opposite, Matchmaker. She has fought rabid crowds with ease and control, but facing an endless supply of bridezillas is too much to handle when her old boss comes knocking.

Etien Mathijen has pulled in every favour he was owed to get his true mate to his planet in a capacity where he can court her. Now he just has to get her cooperation and they will be able to live happily ever after. With her mind on duty and responsibility, can he crack her shell of reserve in time to save her from her own mindless obedience?

 

 

Review

 

A quick SFR read to pass an afternoon. The dance between the hero and heroine is a lot of fun. 

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