Friday, October 5, 2012

Book Review: The Samsara Chronicles, Book Two by Gabriella Bradley and Diana Kemp


Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors Proudly Presents


Published by Devine Destinies
Futuristic, Fantasy, Soft Science-Fiction
468 Pages

 
 The Samsara Chronicles - Book 2


Dylan, Aislinn and the chosen humans arrive on Nirvana but now the pair faces another alien threat, this time to their homeworld.

Aislinn and Dylan’s joyous homecoming to Nirvana is tempered by yet another crisis. Aliens, assisted by a traitorous member of Nirvanan security and a threat to the royal bloodline, have kidnapped Aislinn’s parents and hold them hostage on the dying world of Klatria. Aislinn and Dylan now face the task of rescuing them before they are killed.
  

Just as in Book 1, The Samsara Chronicles Book 2 paints a picture in words. Aislynn and Dylan have arrived back home to Nirvana. The sweeping vistas are described in enough detail to make the alien world feel more like home. Nirvana welcomes its returning Princess, her consort, and the Earthlings worthy of rescue with open arms.
This ideally beautiful haven isn’t as carefree as it would seem on the surface. In her absence, Aislynn’s parents, the King and Queen of Nirvana, have been captured by the Klatrians, with the help of an insider. It is now up to Aislynn to reconcile the ancient past with the present in hopes of preserving the future of both Nirvana and Earth. In fighting to save her parents and their home world, she finds faith, hope, and love are conquering forces when combined with courage and grit.
Here, again, is a sensual mainstream romance blending science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal. A good balance had been struck between plot and romance.  There are a number of twists and turns to keep the story moving right along. Just when you think something is wrapping up a little soon, something new comes to light. The ending sets up yet another adventure for Aislynn and Dylan. Next stop, Earth!  As with Book 1, the relationship with our hero and heroine is sensual but still good for a variety of audience members. There are no worries if the kids look over your shoulder or snoop through your e-reader. Whether you are looking for a romance, a piece of science fiction, or both, this book will satisfy. I look forward to the third installment.

~Reviewed by J. Annas Walker ~

J. Annas Walker has two romance novels published with Siren-BookStrand. Her author page can be viewed at www.bookstrand.com/j-annas-walker and can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Annas-Walker/374381472619499. Follow along on Twitter, www.twitter.com/jannaswalker for updates.

*The Samsara Chronicles are also available for a dollar, serialized*

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Book Review: The Samsara Chronicles, Book One by Gabriella Bradley and Diana Kemp

Romance Reviews Submitted by Authors Proudly Presents


Published by Devine Destinies
Futuristic, Fantasy, Soft Science-Fiction
468 Pages

The Samsara Chronicles - Book 1 


Blending elements of futuristic, fantasy, science fiction and the paranormal, the Samsara Chronicles explores the duality of good and evil set against two worlds, Earth and Nirvana.

Guided by mystical beings, a human mother bears a daughter of alien royalty, Aislinn, destined to champion the future of two worlds.
  

The Samsara Chronicles Book 1 uses vivid imagery to describe a world ravaged by war and natural disasters. The reader gets a real sense of humanity on the edge. The bleakness of food shortages, horrific disease, and a society gripped by hopelessness would seem like an odd place to start a romance novel.
However, these authors make it work by providing the world a shining beacon of salvation in Aislynn Soule, an alien princess reincarnated on Earth to human parents. Together with her fellow Earth-child companion, Dylan, Aislynn sets out to save the world. Their relationship is like a single lit candle surrounded by darkness. While others are selling their bodies for a morsel of food or a scrap of clothing or turning their souls over to an evil intergalactic invading force, there is real love and affection between our heroine and her hero.
This book does a great job at blending a sensual mainstream romance with a heavy, creative dose of science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal.  From aliens to an explanation of those famous crystal skulls, there is a little something for everyone. The love scenes are acceptable for a general audience of a wide variety of ages. At 466 pages in length, there might a concern of drag, but it really doesn’t exist. There is on-going activity the entire time. The ending sets up the second book very well while rounding out the first. If you are a sci-fi fan looking for a love story in your fiction, this book is a great way to spend a quiet afternoon.
  
~Reviewed by J. Annas Walker ~

J. Annas Walker has two romance novels published with Siren-BookStrand. Her author page can be viewed at www.bookstrand.com/j-annas-walker and can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Annas-Walker/374381472619499. Follow along on Twitter, www.twitter.com/jannaswalker for updates.

*The Samsara Chronicles are also available for a dollar, serialized*

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ExodusNirvanaNetherworldBloodlineEntityKindred
NexusEquilibrium