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review 2017-08-23 16:05
Kind of slow getting into but I did like it.
The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds - Stephen Baxter

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared.

So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat.

He is right.

Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist - sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins - must survive, escape and report on the war.
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4 stars
Kind of slow to get into, at least I think so but the more I read I wanted to see what happened next even if it didn't take me a while to get into the story. But even with it been slow ,I'm surprised at how much I want to keep reading , because I had trouble getting though War of the World's, come to think of it I DNF that book and never picked it back up,but this one makes me want to.give it a second chance.With that said I would like to think Blogging For Books for giving me a chance at reading The Massacre of Mankind.

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review 2017-01-31 16:27
Eric 754 (Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined #4) by Donna McDonald Review
Eric 754 - Donna McDonald

Marine Lance Corporal Eric Anderson tended to forget he was cyborg. Hell--most of the time he didn't give being mostly a military machine any thought. He'd always lived by his human gut, not his logic chip, so thinking out of the cybernetic box was just how he worked.

Then he met her--Evelyn 489--a female cyborg so erratically dangerous she has to be kept locked away. Angry, violent, and full of deadly intentions, Evelyn 489 epitomizes every fear about cyber scientists that ever kept him awake at night. Some warped cyber scientist stripped away her real identity to create the perfect companion. Until he gave into his urge to be her superhero, the woman didn't even know she used to be Army Captain Lucille Evelyn Pennington.

Though Peyton is full of doubts, Eric is compelled to help Kyra and Nero restore the woman who once liked to be called Lucy. It doesn't help his cause that several people seem determined to kill her.




This one is a full cast and action packed. The romance is a bit achy as both leads have a lot to recover from but the plot moves fast and its a good read. 

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review 2016-11-26 16:49
Kingston 691 (Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined, #2) by Donna McDonald Review
Kingston 691: Book 2 of Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined (Volume 2) - Donna McDonald

They took his wife and his memories away. Now he wants them back.

Kingston West put his military service behind him much easier than most of the men he served with during the final war. As far as he was concerned, the cyborg who was Kingston 691 no longer existed. And the Cyber Husband program? He viewed it like he viewed having been a prisoner of war. Both were just service related memories he didn’t plan on recalling. The future was all he needed.

At least he felt that way until he discovered one wife’s file had been totally erased from his Cyber Husband records. Only her name remained in data storage, though her family swore they’d had a loving relationship.

To put the past completely behind him, King has to first find the now missing Seetha Harrington. Before he can enjoy his new beginning, he needs to find out why Norton took those seven years together away from both of them.




The hero in this  science fiction romance is wonderful. He never flinches from reality and is a warrior and a chef.


The heroine is interesting as she is now after having experienced prison/work camp but I never quite settle in with who she was before. The romance is less satisfying than it could be because her love of him comes from the time before which he gets back in memories slowly so we don't get the falling in love bits so important to a romance with her being less defined.


There is plenty of action here and good world building.

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text 2016-11-13 16:09
Peyton 313 (Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined, #1) by Donna McDonald Review
Peyton 313: Book One of Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined - Donna McDonald

Worst epic fail of her scientific career? Falling for a cyborg she helped create.

Dr. Kyra Winters never meant for her cyber science discoveries to be used for evil, but that’s exactly what happened. Now returning Peyton 313’s humanity is the last chance she’ll ever have to atone. She can’t get back the lost decade, but she can change the present by restoring the cyborg who was once Marine Captain Peyton Elliot.

Certainly her grand plan for rectifying her mistakes didn’t include madly kissing the confused, passionate Marine when he begged her to. The same scientific mind that constructed the cyborg creator code now warned her not to let Peyton’s tempting offers of heaven cloud her rational decision making. Yet it’s difficult to resist the cyborg she’s restoring when he’s also the most intriguing man she’s ever known.





This book was way better than I thought it would be. I love good surprises!


I have been reading a great deal of junky fluffy Science Fiction Romance of late and happily. Sometimes, I just want junk food in the form of books.


I have always loved cyborgs so this book was an easy pick for my glom.


The hero is not really a cyborg but an altered marine. However, there are lots of great scenes where he has to integrate his human and computer self. Enough to make me happy.


The heroine is a scientist with a great deal of guilt for her part in enslaving the soldiers and slowly the others as the government makes use of her work.


I like both the hero and the heroine. The villains are cartoony and the resolution of the external conflict too easy but the internal ones are interesting even if there is a bit of insta lust going on.


I am excited about the rest of the series. Oh, hey, and this is free read right now!

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