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review 2018-01-16 23:32
A Cobra's Charm by Meghan Maslow
A Cobra's Charm - Meghan Maslow



Sex scene took a huge chunk of this story. Tho I loved the whole thing well enough for four stars, I think it needs more pages. More on MCs, more on prominent secondary characters, more on universe in general before any sex happens. Not enough sex for erotica, not enough plot for a good romance.

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text 2018-01-02 17:36
69 New Releases in book series on January 2
Emergence - C.J. Cherryh
The Haunting on Heliotrope Lanecy - Carolyn Keene
Saga Volume 8 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) - Marie Lu
Neogenesis - Steve Miller,Sharon Kendrick
Between the Blade and the Heart - Amanda Hocking
Cobra Traitor - Timothy Zahn
Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz
Unbound - Stuart Woods
Robicheaux - James Lee Burke

Per fictfact.com's new release calendar :


7thGARDEN, Vol. 7 - Mitsu Izumi  A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White  A Wedding At Two Love Lane - Kieran Kramer  

7thGARDEN, Vol. 7 - Mitsu Izumi  #7 in 7th GARDEN
A Song Unheard - Roseanna M. White  #2 in Shadows Over England
A Wedding At Two Love Lane - Kieran Kramer  #2 in Two Love Lane


("Read more" stays on booklikes, I just didn't want a long post hijacking the dashboard for those of you who don't have settings set to initially view shorten posts)

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Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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url 2017-05-20 01:13
The Baen Free Library — Lots of free ebooks
On Basilisk Station - David Weber
Cobra - Timothy Zahn
Fledgling - Sharon Lee,Steve Miller
There Will Be Dragons - John Ringo
Caliphate - Tom Kratman
Starliner - David Drake
Draw One in the Dark - Sarah A. Hoyt
The Honor of the Queen - David Weber

Not new (been around long time), but in case any SF/F fans overlooked, publisher Baen offers The Baen Free Library -- a digital library of the science fiction and fantasy publishing house Baen Books where e-books can be downloaded free in a number of formats.


Often it's the first book in an ongoing or a backlist series.


(They also have for sale eARCs of brand spanking new books well before available at retailers at http://www.baen.com/baenebooks#eARC  )


Links to the download the ones I featured (they offer many more):


Source: www.baen.com/categories/free-library.html
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review 2017-04-11 00:00
The Cobra Effect
The Cobra Effect - Christy Esmahan The Cobra Effect - Christy Esmahan This review appeared first on Sci-Fi & Scary.

I loved The Laptev Virus , the first book from Christy Esmahan. It wasn’t what one might call a traditional ‘medical/biohazard thriller’ as there was a distinct lack of pulse-pounding action and tension. However, it was a fascinating look at a ‘real’ reaction to an outbreak. It Even though most of it took place in a lab, I was completely fascinated and recommended the book to everyone around me.

The Cobra Effect had all the earmarks of another fantastic read from Esmahan. A lot of in-lab action, the recognition of danger right from the beginning, and a character that you wanted to be able to root for. Unfortunately, this book didn’t gel as easily or as quickly as The Laptev Virus did. One of the main problems is that the author spends a lot of time educating her audience using characters in the book as reader stand-ins. As fascinating as the information relayed is, the repeated interjections can take away from the simple pleasure of reading a thriller.

From bacteriophages to the truth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Esmahan uses The Cobra Effect as an opportunity to try to get across her point on the dangers of politics and one-track minds dabbling in science. Not only that but also how unintended consequences of attempted fixes can screw things up worse than before. The title of the book, The Cobra Effect, actually clues the reader into.

The cobra effect occurs when an attempted solution to a problem makes the problem worse. as a type of unintended consequence. – Wikipedia

The first fifty percent of The Cobra Effect is pure set-up and education. It’s dryly written and it’s easy for your attention to wander. However, just past the midway point, all the pieces finally start to click together and the action starts to actually happen. From there, the rest of the book flies by as you’re eager to see how everything is going to resolve. And she does manage to resolve everything neatly. Christy Esmahan strongly believes in the basic goodness inherent in science/ scientists, and this radiates through in her work.

Overall, The Cobra Effect is a decent read. Like with The Laptev Virus, The Cobra Effect will appeal to a very specific group of people. If lots of technical data and science don’t appeal to you, it’s best you don’t pick up the book. However, if you love to learn, definitely give it a shot!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this work from the author for review consideration.
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review 2017-01-14 00:00
Cobra 405
Cobra 405 - Damien Lewis In the '70s, a group of SAS troops steal a haul of gold from a bank in Beirut.
Switch to the present day, and the people they stole it from want it back.
Lots of action and a good camaraderie between the characters as they reunite in one final mission.
Quite a few twists and turns along the way keep you guessing how it will turn out.
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