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science fiction futuristic romance. All women love these flowers... but
the feeling's *not* mutual.
almost cataclysmic bombardment by meteorites drastically altered Earth's
atmosphere and human society. As if that isn't enough, in the intervening years,
strange plants suddenly sprout up... seeming to have a mind of their own.
Because of her unfortunate past, young Glyneth doesn't want to marry. But when
she is abducted by the Outsider, Lucas Jefferson, she learns not all men are
like her despicable father. With her unusual abilities, she is the only person
to understand the serious threat the Venusian flowers are to not only Lucas'
people, but the Earth as well.
I am always
looking for good, well-crafted stories, no matter what the genre.
Here in my department, we love cross-genre tales, and all levels
of romantic involvement. More and more authors are crossing genres
and the result has been some wonderfully well-crafted stories that
appeal to fans of both genres.A good example of this would be ALIEN HEAT by Susanne Marie
Knight which is a Futuristic/SF book. It has appeal to both
audiences because of the way Susanne has woven her story using a
mix of both genres [science fiction and romance].
Susanne Knight produces as interesting and thoroughly entertaining
paranormal romance, one that fans of science fiction should enjoy,
also. The setting is an post-Apocalyptic Earth, not one brought on
by war, but as a result of the destruction of another planet. I
appreciated that though there is plenty of action and evil
intentions in this story, the violence is minimal. I also was
impressed at the way the human villain reacted to his punishment.
I felt the way the invaders were dealt with was justifiable. The
story kept up it's momentum to the very end, which was quite
Knight has woven a story of a troubled Earth, invasion by an alien
species, and the mysteries of some ancient lore to produce a
captivating tale of romance and danger in a post-apocalyptic
world. The devastating impact of a comet has left the word
divided, and its people scattered. Small pockets of civilization
remain in differing levels of civilization, and through them, the
diversification of the populations survive. ALIEN HEAT is just
that...it is alien, and it is heated. It takes you from the bride
markets of Columont, to the vast stretches of desert that is
slowly devouring the newly recovering earth. Treachery and death
stalk the lovers, and the destruction of civilization, and even
the world as they know it now hands in the balance. The premise in
Susanne Marie Knight's story is no different than told in may a
sci-fi thriller, but in the telling, we see the difference. ALIEN
HEAT focuses on the powers of magic, love, and the intentions of
honorable men and women to not only save their society, but the
very world on which they live. After a bit of a slow start, the
reader gets quickly wrapped up in the intrigue of the court, the
plans on both sides of the battle, and can feel the thrill of the
impending conclusion. The ultimate question is answered in the
long run...with the December 2003 release of ALIEN HEAT, the
reader is a winner. Look for it at Wings e-Press today.
4 1/2 Stars!
There are plots of revenge, attempted murder and hatred
intertwined in ALIEN HEAT. There is also the blossoming of love
between Lucas and Glyneth, and a few others as well. The
interaction between the main characters, Lucas, Glyneth,
Hawke, Will, and Sylvie was something to see. Will was a riot and
the play between the three men was interesting... If you haven't
read anything by Ms. Knight, you don't know what you are missing.
ALIEN HEAT is a
remarkable example of science fiction romance. Ms. Knight has set
her novel in Earth's future, used much of its history and
technology, but given it a special twist and then stayed within
the rules of her world. Glyneth and Lucas are wonderfully
dimensional characters, each bound to their own path, each aware
of who and where they stand in the world. I especially loved the
reason the women were infertile. It was so unexpected and
different. Don't miss.
4 Stars! Susanne
Marie Knight has an interesting take on the future of the world
with aliens from Venus thrown in to heat it up. I really loved the
way she pulled modern day facts into the story to put a realistic
tint to it. Her characters grab you and pull you through the story
not letting go until the last page. Once again, Ms. Knight hits
the jackpot with a compelling story and lifelike characters. So
much happens in ALIEN HEAT that I only touched on some if its
aspects. What an incredible journey it is. ALIEN HEAT is not to be
missed, in this reviewer's humble opinion.
I found Susanne
Marie Knight's ALIEN HEAT to be very imaginative. Knight's plot is
like no other I've ever read, which is really saying a lot
considering that I deem reading the ultimate pastime. The
villainous aliens in ALIEN HEAT come in an unexpected form, and
the vastness of the futuristic detail was mind-boggling.
ALIEN HEAT was very entertaining.
I am not usually
a futuristic romance reader, but I must admit to enjoying ALIEN
HEAT. Susanne Marie Knight took a unique idea and created a
fascinating novel. I loved her plant from Venus. I also enjoyed
the twists Ms. Knight added to the storyline. ALIEN HEAT has
several surprises that are revealed as the story unfolds.
fun characters, and playful dialogue... The parts in ALIEN HEAT
where the plants conspired, speaking with each other, were
particularly well done. Overall this was a good book, a fun read,
and well worth looking for. Good job, Ms. Knight!
ALIEN HEAT is one
of the most unusual after-the-world’s end novels I have ever
read. The comet hitting Venus, and the Venusian fragments hitting
Earth is terrific. The interplay between the characters is good
and Gwyneth being a mutant is an excellent ingredient. I happily
recommend ALIEN HEAT
ALIEN HEAT was a
mix of romance and sci-fi. The author has many surprises in store
for the reader. The book has many twists and turns involving the
main characters. The author has woven an intricate tale of the
futuristic Earth and the people who populate it.