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review 2018-08-31 20:58
Mythical Agents of Destiny: "Altered Carbon" by Richard K. Morgan
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan


“If they want you, sooner or later they’ll scoop you up off the globe, like specks of interesting dust off a Martian artefact. Cross the gulf between the stars, and they’ll come after you. Go into centuries of storage, and they’ll be there waiting for you, clone-new, when you re-sleeve. They are what we once dreamed of as gods, mythical agents of destiny, as inescapable as Death, that poor old peasant labourer, bent over his scythe, no longer is. Poor Death, no match for the mighty altered carbon technologies of data storage and retrieval arrayed against him. Once we lived in terror of his arrival. Now we flirt outrageously with his sombre dignity, and beings like these won’t even let him in the tradesman’s entrance.”


In “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan


Cyberpunk, a historic sub-genre that was out of date by the time most people had started using Windows, cool! That said, Gibson was better than ever with the near future Blue Ant trilogy, and Stephenson is off doing whatever caught his attention, before hopefully returning with some more Shaftoes and Waterhice, I mean houses. That said, Gibson's “The Peripheral” offered some fascinating directions, but were too interesting for that hoary old sub-genre title. I've always thought of the Altered Carbon books as SF pulp really and the TV version just confirms it for me.

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-08-21 10:00
Release Day Review! Hold On Tight (Lazarus Rising #6) Cynthia Eden!
Hold On Tight - Cynthia Eden

 

 

Lazarus super soldier Jett is the perfect predator. He’s faster, stronger, and far deadlier than a normal man—because he isn’t normal. Brought back from the dead, Jett is supposed to be little more than a machine. His heart should be ice cold, but it’s not. His heart beats fast and hard for the one woman he should never be able to possess, Savannah Jacobs.

 

He’s the hero she didn’t expect.

When Savannah is kidnapped, she doesn’t think she’ll escape her captors. Then mysterious Jett breaks in and takes out all of the men in the room—the masked men who’d yanked her right off a busy public street—and Jett barely breaks a sweat in the fight. Jett is tall, dark, and as sexy as every sin that Savannah can imagine. When he takes her to safety, desire explodes between them. Savannah falls fast and hard for Jett…then he walks away.

 

But he broke her heart.

Jett knows he can’t have Savannah. A woman as perfect and sweet as Savannah can’t possibly stay in the nightmare that is his world. He gives her up—the hardest thing he’s ever had to do—and disappears from her life. But then Jett learns that he’s been set-up. Savannah was kidnapped as part of a dark plan to throw her and Jett together, and, now, Savannah is in more danger than ever before. She’s pregnant with his child—the first woman to conceive the child of a Lazarus test subject—and Jett’s enemies will stop at nothing to get her and the baby she carries.

 

And she can’t ever forgive him.

Jett has to protect Savannah—and the baby. His problem? Savannah hates him, and she knows nothing about the secrets he carries. He has to earn back her trust, he has to fight for the woman who owns his heart…and he also has to reveal the painful truth about himself to her. Jett is a dead man walking. A soldier without a soul.

 

HOLD ON TIGHT…the Lazarus soldiers are back, and they are ready to raise some hell.

 


The Lazarus soldiers are back in another exhilarating and explosive romantic suspense that holds on tight to readers from beginning to end. Jett and Savannah draw readers in with their strong, convincing characters and their electrical chemistry during a progressive relationship that is full of major obstacles, sizzling red-hot passion and thrilling danger. The readers easily connect to these two characters as they navigate their romance while fighting off bad guys that have a very long reach and readers can’t help but become caught up in their story.

 

Adrenaline pumping thrills and excitement keeps readers glued to the pages as an enemy with a diabolical and long term plan tries to capture or eliminate Jett and Savannah. Surprising twists and explosive action ensures that there is never a dull moment throughout this fast paced and smooth flowing plot that the author has brought to brilliant life with her well written words and brilliant creativity.

 

I can’t get enough of the page turning Lazarus Rising series and Jett and Savannah’s story is one fascinating no-holes barred, read that I couldn’t put down. The story is in two parts as it begins with how Jett met Savannah and the second part picks up in the present where Jett discovers that is entirely possible for him to father a child. The whole concept of these altered military men and their devious enemies is intriguing and with some unique elements that makes it different from others and ensures that readers come back for more, needless to say, I am looking forward to the next book.

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40389476-hold-on-tight

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/hold-on-tight-by-cynthia-eden

 

Author - https://cynthiaeden.com/books/hold-on-tight/

 

 

is the 6th book in the Lazarus Rising series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/215964-lazarus-rising

 

Author - https://cynthiaeden.com/series/lazarus-rising/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DM2SP15?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

which includes

 

1 Never Let Go
2 Keep Me Close
3 Stay With Me
4 Run To Me
5 Lie Close To Me
6 Hold On Tight

 

 

 

Available in ebook at:

 

Amazon - http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07DHYCY7L/cynthiaeden-20

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/?ean=2940162076407

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=spleDwAAQBAJ&PAffiliateID=1011lnXQ&pcamrefid=cynthiaeden-20

 

iBooks - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1394116419?mt=11&uo=6&at=1l3vpNn&ct=cynthiaeden-20

 

Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9781942840466

 

 

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.

 

Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Avon, Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.

 

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

 

Website - http://www.cynthiaeden.com/

 

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/cynthiaeden

 

BookBub- https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cynthia-eden

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/cynthiaedenfanpage

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/cynthiaeden

 

InstaGram - http://www.instagram.com/cynthiaedenauthor/

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/cynthiaeden/

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-05-13 11:17
Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

Chandler In Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

 

OK, it's mostly on Earth but it starts on another planet and it is about 2/3 Raymond Chandler noir detective story and 1/3 William Gibson cyberpunk. There's nothing original here but it is well executed and gripping.

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text 2018-05-12 21:30
Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

Phot the wuk is going on? Best part of this story is the mystery aspect.

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text 2018-05-12 00:30
Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 526 pages.
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

The explanation has been there all along and I was just being dumb: There's a continuous local back-up "cortical stack" in your body. As long as this isn't destroyed when your body dies, you can remember your "death." It still isn't in reality possible to download this into a random body because your brain structure matters - you'd end up a different person. Personal clones might work? But the story is internally consistent, at least.

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