Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pull of Gravity now available and my review

A space fantasy novella
Now available at
Amazon 
B&N 

Blurb:
A no-nonsense Earthling corporal, Nike accepts a mission to destroy the winged-people of Cupidis to give her species a new home planet.

A spoiled Cupidian prince, Edonys gets whatever he wants until his dying father tells him he must choose a mate and take his rightful place as king.

Nike and her reconnaissance crew's space cruiser lands upon Cupidis, and they are taken to the royal palace. The king's decline leads her to believe Mission: Conquest will be easy. Edonys refuses his father's last request to fall in love, but Nike isn't anyone. She's bold and different than any Cupidian female. As Nike and Edonys's quests intertwine, an Earthling and a Cupidian will find it easier to ignore the pull of gravity than the pull of love.

My review:
Being stuck on a ship for so long, Nike wants nothing more than to have her feet on solid ground and breathe in fresh air. She aches for a place to call home, and upon seeing Cupidis, its beauty captures her heart. This is where she wants to be. First, though, she and her crew must prepare the way for her people to eliminate the aliens already living on the planet. The Cupidians haven't known war in centuries. Their king is near death, and their spoiled prince, Edonys must find a mate very soon. The gorgeous prince didn't expect to feel such a pull toward one of his human guests. Nike thought it would be simple to conquer these peaceful people, but she, too, feels something unexpected. Will she make the strike to help win the planet for the humans or will she follow her heart?

This is my favorite book in Cherie's Gravity trilogy. It's not as dark and gritty as the previous two. It's full of wonder and colorful imagery that made me fall in love with Cupidis as Nike did. Cherie's descriptions are beautifully written and left me in awe. Nike is a strong and unique heroine. She's more a tough Sigourney Weaver type than the typical softer romantic lead. Edonys was a surprise to me too. He has every opportunity to be vain and arrogant, but he has so much heart. I love that the relationship grows organically outside of their duties to their peoples.

In the first two installments of the Gravity trilogy, we saw terrifying prisons, deadly chases, and fearsome creatures. Pull of Gravity takes you to a different level of science-fiction intrigue. There's espionage, subterfuge, and treachery. I was holding my breath at parts and didn't realize it. Cherie outdid herself with the final novella in the series. Goodness knows I couldn't resist the pull of her incredible storytelling!

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17 comments:

  1. Great review! I am looking forward to reading the other two books in Cherie's series!

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  2. Nice article, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you so much for the fantastic review as well as taking the time to critique Pull of Gravity (and my other works).

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  4. Bet she's happy with that review. (And oh look, she is!)

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  5. great interview, sounds like a wonderful sci fi romantic adventure

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  6. Thanks, Kyra, Sewa, Alex, and Tara! :)

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  7. Awesome. Wishing Cherie oodles of success.

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  8. When you hold your breath while reading, that's a good book!

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  9. It sounds like a wonderful book! :) Thanks for the review.

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  10. Cherie is such a talented writer. It sounds like she has produced another great book!

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  11. Her trilogy just moved up on my TBR pile.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by, folks! If you haven't read this trilogy yet, you need to get your hands on it.

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  13. I am heading to Amazon right now. Oh, you liked Maxine from END OF DAYS and wanted another story of her. I have one on my blog from yesterday! Maxine and the doll named Malice!

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  14. Sounds like a great trilogy... huge congrats to Cherie for such launching such a fantastic story.

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