Source: free download from ARE
Date read: December 27, 2015
1. Releasing Rage - Kindle
1.5. Being Green
2. Breathing Vapor
3. Crash and Burn
3.5. Jumping Barrel
4. Defying Death
5. Chasing Mayhem
6. Hers to Command
7. Ghost of the Machine
8. Seeking Vector
8.5. Knowing Zip
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Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.Thoughts on Releasing Rage: Oh, yeah. My love of sexy sci-fi, specifically books with cyborgs finding love in all the right places, is running strong. SO STRONG! Much like the cyborgs forced to find their freedom from those holding them down.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance's most primitive cyborg, has two goals--kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that's all he's been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station's first female engineer, has one goal--survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage's priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg's heart for both love and revenge?
Yep, I'm loving on the cyborgs. From Rage--who doesn't believe a human can treat anyone with compassion--to all the others who yearn for freedom and have to wait until the time is right. Frankly, the cyborgs have every right to revolt against the humans. They're treated terribly and when the revolution goes down all the humans who die pretty much deserve it.
FYI, this book has strong themes of sub/Dom interactions. Joan willing gives herself over to Rage from the first and has every intention of giving everything for him if it means giving him the chance to survive. Rage treats her like a thing at first and has every intention of killing her before long. Sounds harsh, but given the level of torture he's already experienced at the hands of other humans, he doesn't trust Joan has anything but more torture on her mind.
I liked seeing Rage evolve from a death-dealing cyborg intent on the destruction of all humans to someone who sees that not all who come in contact with him want him hurt.
What can I say? I like cyborgs. Whether they're murderous or looking for sexy alone time with their lady friends, they work for me.