Welcome to Asteria, a corporate-owned, deep-space colony populated with refugees, criminals and obsessive online gamers. Genny O'Riordan has shifted in from Earth determined to find a story that will break her blog into the Stellarnet Top 100, and even better - expose the degradation of the colony's denizens.
Duin is an alien - a Glin - a hero of a past revolution against the Glin royal family, yet branded a terrorist. Duin speaks every day in the Asteria market, hoping to spur humans to aid his home world, which has been overtaken by the evil, buglike Tikati.
When Genny and Duin meet, what begins with a blog post becomes a dangerous web of passion and politics as they struggle to survive not only a war but the darker side of humanity...
©2012 J.L. Hilton (P)2011 Harlequin
I admit, I only made it through part 1 of this download. Just can't bear to waste more time on this one -- and I'm one if those people that rarely gives up on a story. The premise sounds good but two hours in I was already bored. Too many history lessons built into the writing that really don't explain or connect well enough to the story. Too many events not plausible as depicted. The 'love' seems more like a bored fascination than any true feelings from either hero or heroine. And the net speak sounds like reading my teenager's text messages -- cliche-ish and trite. And overdone.
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