Monday, October 24, 2011

Romance Book Review: Borealis Black Dragon

Author: Vijaya Schartz
Series Connection: The  Borealis Series
ISBN: 978-1-61252-084-1
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Dessert Breeze Publishing

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Captain Czerno Drake is going in undercover to rescue his aging uncle who has been placed under arrest on what has to be a mistake. Knowing the corrupt police who run the planet, Czerno knows he needs not only needs to stake out the location and find his uncle, but raise the funds for the breakout in the best way he knows how--gambling.

Lieutenant Zara Frankel is sent in undercover to find a gambling cheat at one of the planet's casino. She knows he must be cheating..."Nobody is that perfect."

When the two meet it is instant attraction. Czerno needs Zara's help to break out his uncle, but first he must come clean and tell her exactly who his alter-ego really is.

This is the third installment of the Borealis series. The first two books offered six other stories surrounded by the Borealis planet. All the installments are written by different authors. Ms. Schartz offers a sweet romance featuring a rebel hero and a young disillusioned officer. The two together works well, while the story features an exciting plot. I only wish that there was more room in this novella explore the romance a little more.

In orbit over a deserted outpost at the edge of conquered space sits an aging space station under the control of the Trans Planetary Protectorate named Borealis. It is slowly falling apart as the Protectorate funnels its massive resources into the border wars and keeping the outlaying systems in line, as insurrections break out.

A gambler is cheating in a den of the Borealis space station, and Lieutenant Zara  Frankel intends to catch him in the act. She always gets her man, but this one could prove more than she can handle.

Captain Czerno Drake, code name Black Dragon, has come under cover to break his innocent uncle from the most secure penitentiary in the galaxy, on the Borealis space station. He will stop at nothing to succeed, even enrolling the help of the lovely straight arrow TPP enforcer. When Zara realizes that she’s been used by a shrewd but seductive rebel, her reaction surprises everyone, most of all herself.

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