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review 2018-11-01 05:24
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

Altered Carbon is a rather grim-dark detective story with interesting, original world building.  Definately for adults.  A bit too violent for my tastes.

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review 2018-09-28 13:57
Book #876 - 352,195 Pages Read
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan

I saw the series on Netflix and thought I would try the book. The book is somewhat different from the series, but they basically have the same premise. I thought the book was much better (as usual)...it kept the story tighter and allowed the author to construct a dark, future, dystopian world that allowed strong characters to flourish in this intriguing story. The idea of digitizing the human consciousness and allowing it to be placed in different "sleeves" (bodies) was both fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Definitely not for kids, this one will probably go down as one of the classics as time goes on, surely propped up by the mainstream success of the Netflix series, but absolutely able to stand on its own.

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review 2018-09-27 11:00
Release Week Review! Cross Breed (Breeds #23) Lora Leigh!

 

 

It’s been over a decade since she was introduced as an unforgettable eight-year-old in Elizabeth’s Wolf. Now all grown up, Cassie is unique among the Breeds as a Coyote/Wolf mix. She has long known that her mate was somewhere out there, but he’s stayed frustratingly out of sight and beyond her senses. Cassie has decided to make her move and her mate is ready to make his. The Breed world will be rocked to its foundation as dangerous secrets are revealed.

 


Wow! What an exhilarating read! I have been impatiently awaiting Cassie’s book and wondering who her mate was ever since she was introduced as an eight-year-old little girl. This child captured my heart and remains there still and I have to tell you that her story rocked my world just as it rocked the Breeds. Without giving away just who her mate is, I will tell you that he is sexy and arrogant, frustrating and mysterious with lots of secrets and a whole lot of alpha attitude as while I wouldn’t have put them together before, I could feel the magnetic pull of these two together and now I can’t picture Cassie with anyone else. These two character are seriously strong, totally convincing and really steal the show with their romance that is filled with lots of twists, explosive chemistry and volcanic passion and then of course there is the all the emotional turmoil one would expect during a Breed mating but this story goes a bit beyond the normal due just who these characters are. Oh, and of course there tempers flying and frustrations rising and jerks getting knocked on their behinds.

 

The adrenaline pumping thrills and excitement never stop in this fast paced novel that keeps readers turning the pages with obsessive fever. There was definitely no way I wanted to miss one glorious second of Cassie’s story which has secrets being revealed that blew me away, which of course means that readers will impatiently awaiting the next book to find out what happens next. Although, I don’t know if Cross Breed can be topped, but I have no doubts that this author could make me eat my words, because she brought new characters in and like most readers of this series, I can’t never get enough of the Breed world and all its fascinating characters.

 

 

Add to your shelves -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35506426-cross-breed

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/cross-breed-by-lora-leigh

 

 

 

 

Cross Breed is the 23rd book in the Breeds series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/40786-breeds

 

Author - https://loraleigh.com/breeds/#wpforms-425

 

Berkley - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/NBA/a-novel-of-the-breeds

 

 

which includes - (series chronological order - from author's website) Numbering is different as novellas are counted without decimals)

 

1 Tempting the Beast - (Lion)
2 The Man Within - (Panther)
3 Elizabeth's Wolf - (Wolf)
4 Kiss of Heart - (Snow Leopard) -
(temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
5 Soul Deep - (Coyote) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
6 The Breed Next Door - (Lion) **
7 Megan's Mark - (Lion)
8 Harmony's Way - (Lion)
9 Tanner's Scheme - (Bengal)
10 Wolfe's Hope - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
11 Jacob's Faith - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
12 Aiden's Charity - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
13 In a Wolf's Embrace - (Wolf) **
14 Dawn's Awakening - (Cougar)
15 Jaguar's Kiss - (Black Jaguar) **
16 Mercury's War - (Lion)
17 Christmas Heat - (Jaguar) ++
18 Coyote's Mate - (Coyote)
19 Christmas Kiss - (Wolf) ++
20 Bengal's Heart - (Bengal)
21 Lion's Heat - (Lion)
22 Styx's Storm - (Wolf)
23 Primal Kiss - (Lion) ++
24 Navarro's Promise - (Wolf)
25 An Inconvenient Mate - (Coyote) - Tied with a Bow Anthology
26 Lawe's Justice - (Lion)
27 Stygian's Honor -
28 The Devil's Due - (Wolf) - Enthralled Anthology
29 Rule Breaker - (Lion)
30 Bengal's Quest - (Bengal)
31 Wake a Sleeping Tiger - (Bengal)
32 Cross Breed - (Wolf/Coyote)

++ included in Too Hot Too Handle
** included in Overcome

 


AVAILABLE in Hardcover or ebook at:

 

Penguin - http://www.penguin.com/book/cross-breed-by-lora-leigh/9780425265482

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073R1NKL6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i8

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cross-breed-lora-leigh/1126683375?ean=9781984802996#/

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cross-breed

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cross-breed/id1255267785?mt=11

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lora_Leigh_Cross_Breed?id=JIkqDwAAQBAJ

 

 

Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

 

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

 

 

Lora can be reached at Loraleigh0@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2614.Lora_Leigh

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lora-leigh

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/loraleighauthor/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/LoraLeigh_1

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/lora.leigh/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Lora-Leigh/e/B001I9RQR2

 

 

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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 2018-08-27 11:00
Release Week Review! Cross Breed (Breeds #23) Lora Leigh!

 

 

It’s been over a decade since she was introduced as an unforgettable eight-year-old in Elizabeth’s Wolf. Now all grown up, Cassie is unique among the Breeds as a Coyote/Wolf mix. She has long known that her mate was somewhere out there, but he’s stayed frustratingly out of sight and beyond her senses. Cassie has decided to make her move and her mate is ready to make his. The Breed world will be rocked to its foundation as dangerous secrets are revealed.

 


Wow! What an exhilarating read! I have been impatiently awaiting Cassie’s book and wondering who her mate was ever since she was introduced as an eight-year-old little girl. This child captured my heart and remains there still and I have to tell you that her story rocked my world just as it rocked the Breeds. Without giving away just who her mate is, I will tell you that he is sexy and arrogant, frustrating and mysterious with lots of secrets and a whole lot of alpha attitude as while I wouldn’t have put them together before, I could feel the magnetic pull of these two together and now I can’t picture Cassie with anyone else. These two character are seriously strong, totally convincing and really steal the show with their romance that is filled with lots of twists, explosive chemistry and volcanic passion and then of course there is the all the emotional turmoil one would expect during a Breed mating but this story goes a bit beyond the normal due just who these characters are. Oh, and of course there tempers flying and frustrations rising and jerks getting knocked on their behinds.

 

The adrenaline pumping thrills and excitement never stop in this fast paced novel that keeps readers turning the pages with obsessive fever. There was definitely no way I wanted to miss one glorious second of Cassie’s story which has secrets being revealed that blew me away, which of course means that readers will impatiently awaiting the next book to find out what happens next. Although, I don’t know if Cross Breed can be topped, but I have no doubts that this author could make me eat my words, because she brought new characters in and like most readers of this series, I can’t never get enough of the Breed world and all its fascinating characters.

 

 

Add to your shelves -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35506426-cross-breed

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/cross-breed-by-lora-leigh

 

 

 

Cross Breed is the 23rd book in the Breeds series -

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/40786-breeds

 

Author - https://loraleigh.com/breeds/#wpforms-425

 

Berkley - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/NBA/a-novel-of-the-breeds

 

 

which includes - (series chronological order - from author's website) Numbering is different as novellas are counted without decimals)

 

1 Tempting the Beast - (Lion)
2 The Man Within - (Panther)
3 Elizabeth's Wolf - (Wolf)
4 Kiss of Heart - (Snow Leopard) -
(temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
5 Soul Deep - (Coyote) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
6 The Breed Next Door - (Lion) **
7 Megan's Mark - (Lion)
8 Harmony's Way - (Lion)
9 Tanner's Scheme - (Bengal)
10 Wolfe's Hope - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
11 Jacob's Faith - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
12 Aiden's Charity - (Wolf) - (temporarily unavailable re-releasing soon)
13 In a Wolf's Embrace - (Wolf) **
14 Dawn's Awakening - (Cougar)
15 Jaguar's Kiss - (Black Jaguar) **
16 Mercury's War - (Lion)
17 Christmas Heat - (Jaguar) ++
18 Coyote's Mate - (Coyote)
19 Christmas Kiss - (Wolf) ++
20 Bengal's Heart - (Bengal)
21 Lion's Heat - (Lion)
22 Styx's Storm - (Wolf)
23 Primal Kiss - (Lion) ++
24 Navarro's Promise - (Wolf)
25 An Inconvenient Mate - (Coyote) - Tied with a Bow Anthology
26 Lawe's Justice - (Lion)
27 Stygian's Honor -
28 The Devil's Due - (Wolf) - Enthralled Anthology
29 Rule Breaker - (Lion)
30 Bengal's Quest - (Bengal)
31 Wake a Sleeping Tiger - (Bengal)
32 Cross Breed - (Wolf/Coyote)

++ included in Too Hot Too Handle
** included in Overcome

 


AVAILABLE in Hardcover or ebook at:

 

Penguin - http://www.penguin.com/book/cross-breed-by-lora-leigh/9780425265482

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073R1NKL6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i8

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cross-breed-lora-leigh/1126683375?ean=9781984802996#/

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cross-breed

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cross-breed/id1255267785?mt=11

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Lora_Leigh_Cross_Breed?id=JIkqDwAAQBAJ

 

 

 

Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

 

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

 

Lora can be reached at Loraleigh0@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2614.Lora_Leigh

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lora-leigh

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/loraleighauthor/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/LoraLeigh_1

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/lora.leigh/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Lora-Leigh/e/B001I9RQR2

 

 

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