Stars Across Time

Stars Across Time Can love take root in the cracks of time Air Force pilot Andromeda Andie Kim dreams of being chosen to join NASA so she can go to space Instead she s stolen by savage kidnappers from a dystopian futu

  • Title: Stars Across Time
  • Author: Ruby Lionsdrake
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Can love take root in the cracks of time Air Force pilot Andromeda Andie Kim dreams of being chosen to join NASA so she can go to space Instead, she s stolen by savage kidnappers from a dystopian future where fertile women are needed for breeding purposes One of her kidnappers, a man named Mace, goes out of his way to protect her from the other slavers, but she s notCan love take root in the cracks of time Air Force pilot Andromeda Andie Kim dreams of being chosen to join NASA so she can go to space Instead, she s stolen by savage kidnappers from a dystopian future where fertile women are needed for breeding purposes One of her kidnappers, a man named Mace, goes out of his way to protect her from the other slavers, but she s not about to trust him All she wants is to escape and find a way back to her time before she s sold as broodstock and stuck in this ruined world forever Colonel Aloysius Mace Theron of the Cascadian Alliance is a battlefield commander, not a spy, but after twenty years of service, he s also trusted by his superiors That s why they choose him for a top secret mission to infiltrate an organization of thieves using a time machine to plunder the past He s supposed to find and destroy the machine, not fall in love with one of the captives, but Andie is as much of a fighter as he is, and he s drawn to her from the beginning Yet if he fights too hard to protect her, his identity will be discovered and his mission will fail, leaving criminals to terrorize the past, perhaps irrevocably changing history and endangering everyone he knows and loves.

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    1. I have to admit that I quit this one at the 50% mark. I put it down one day and found I had no desire pick it up again. After a few weeks passed of me avoiding this in favour of other reads I just had to admit I was never going to find the enthusiasm to return to the story. It was a real pity as I actually had high hopes this would be a fun sci-romance but the story just never managed to hold my attention. Andromeda “Andie” Kim is on a camping trip with a friend when she and others camping i [...]

    2. Damn, I need to get my hands on more Sci-Fi Romances if all of them are like thisAs most of you know, I'm a science dud. Really. In High School, more often than not, while I used to get good grades in most subjects, I always managed to scrape by in Biology and Chemistry. Physics, on the other hand, I loved. For a brief time, I had a ridiculous dream of becoming an astrophysicist. So I looked up the course online, saw colleges specialising in it, talked to my parents and guidance counsellor about [...]

    3. ~2.5 stars~I had mixed feelings with this one. Here is my breakdown:Pros:* A strong willed (and military trained) heroine* Offered as a kindleunlimited* Creative story concept* A good balance of adventure* A complete storyCons:* I wanted more depth to the story - some specifics would have been nice - Important details seemed to be skimmed over* I like this author but I wasn’t a fan of the particular writing style used in this story* The romance was lacking - again I wanted more depth from the [...]

    4. Ruby Lionsdrake does a little genre-mixing in this endeavor. Her Mandrake series has been filled with action, humor and romance in space (very Firefly-esque). Stars Across Time has a slightly misleading title in that the only stars are in the sky - viewed from Earth. Granted, these viewings take place many unknown years apart from the present into the future, and hence the sci-fi tag for this novel. However, readers of post-apocalyptic or dystopian romance might also enjoy this book.I loved that [...]

    5. About 3.5 stars. This was a cute book, though I found the first half more exciting than the second half. I appreciated the strength and general kick-ass know-how of the protagonist, Andie. Her confidence and determination constantly kept me from feeling depressed or sorry for her, even when she was in predicaments that were truly bleak (such as being stripped down naked in a cave with a bunch of horny scumbags). Sometimes Andie struck me as a little too strong (unrealistically so), but overall s [...]

    6. 4.5 stars!Yet another winner from Ruby Lionsdrake! In a departure from the Mandrake Company series, Lionsdrake tackles the Mars Needs Women trope in her customary genre-bending way. Stars Across Time involves a dystopian future (love it), time-travel (love it), growly alpha hero (always love it) and a totally kick-ass heroine (LOVE IT!). An ex-Air Force captain with a tendency to kick people, the heroine grabs your attention from the get-go, and her continued competence and lack of stupidity mak [...]

    7. DNF'd at about 40%. While this story could have gotten better as it went, I was just bored. The pace was way too slow for me and I wasn't invested in the characters. I think it's a moderately good book, but it just wasn't for me.

    8. I read this one because I was intrigued about the distopian / time travel story line. I was aware that it would have sexual content (because, kidnapping) and was prepared to skim over that. But I had a hard time with constant peril and slavery parts. I liked that the heroine was a strong character who took good care of herself, but her friends were not so lucky. I also felt that there were a number of plot holes, and I felt that the writing was rushed.

    9. This book was a very interesting read for me and had some fresh takes on the plot that I enjoyed. I really enjoyed the Chick in this book as she was strong, always thinking ahead, always alert for opportunities and a real fighter all the way through- never giving up. Dude was a bit boring for me and I felt he lacked some character depth. I was also disappointed that the author clued us into his purpose so early on in the book. I really would have appreciated being indecisive if he was a good guy [...]

    10. Andie the modern woman and Theron the man of her future.I'm not sure if the story is really worth 4 stars but the characters are. I loved both MCs and the various other side characters (both good and bad). Andie is a woman who knows herself and is a straight shooter. Smart and trained in combat, she's an ex fighter jet pilot. She goes camping with her friend and they get kidnapped by scum from a future where most women are infertile. Among her captors there's one who isn't what he seems. So the [...]

    11. I bought this book because I adore the author's alter-ego (Lindsay Buroker) and because it features time travel.The premise of this book feels very old school sci-fi, young women from the present day kidnapped and taken to the future. The kicker here is that the future is LESS technologically advanced - whilst some technology exists most people are back to horses for transport and it is a primarily agrarian society. Most women in the future are infertile (because of the nuclear war, I think) so [...]

    12. Two things: This cover makes me weirdly happy and SEX-AY SCI-FI YASSSSSS! (I almost feel like I should stop this review here because it can't get any better than bellowing in all caps. CAN IT?!?!)(Spoiler: It can.)Okay. So things didn't start out too smoothly between Theron and Andie. You know, because he's one of the kidnappers and everything. But sometimes you have to go with your gut and trust someone who looks like a savage even though he hasn't really done anything to indicate he's going to [...]

    13. Miért olyan nehéz sci-fi románcot írni? Ez megint kicsit csalódás volt. Jó ötlet, közepes megvalósítás, hősök között hiányzott a vonzalom, semmi mélység. Jövőből jött emberrablók, egy technikai fejlődésből visszazuhant társadalomban a régről maradt eszközök működtetéséhez a múltból lopnak erőforrásokat, és az általános terméketlenség miatt nőket is. Többek között egy harci gép pilótáját és egy zseni asztrofizikust (vagy valami hasonlót). És [...]

    14. Yes, yes, yes. I would love more about Andie and Theron. Ruby Lionsdarke wrote Stars across Time while taking a break from her Mandrake Company series. Stars Across Time is a time-travel story with some really interesting characters and a great story line. With all of the world building and character development it would be a shame if this were the only story in this setting. The ending leaves room for a whole lot more so I hope to see Andie and Theron again.

    15. Awesome book. A young woman is kidnapped from the present by raiders and taken to a dystopian future to be sold as a breeding slave. Fantastic action, characters, and world-building. I loved the strong heroine and the realistic hero. As a former Washington state denizen, I was fascinated by the author’s vision of Seattle in the future. It was so cool. Highly recommend this book!

    16. 3.50 / 4 StarsThe book seemed open-ended to me. Mace returns to the past to look for the soldiers they never saw again after they went through the time machine. We assume now that Andie's son is Mace's. So, is there going to be a second book, or is that it? I would have rated it higher if there was more closure.

    17. A fun, action packed romance. But, I have to confess, I like the Mandrake Company novels better. That being said, Theron is delightfully awkward.

    18. Title: Stars Across TimeAuthor: Ruby LionsdrakePublisher: Ruby ISBN: B00UK8EGP2Buy Link: Ruby Lionsdrake Reviewer: Teresa Fallen AngelBlurb: Can love take root in the cracks of time? Air Force pilot Andromeda “Andie” Kim dreams of being chosen to join NASA so she can go to space. Instead, she’s stolen by savage kidnappers from a dystopian future where fertile women are needed for breeding purposes. One of her kidnappers, a man named Mace, goes out of his way to protect her from the other [...]

    19. I'm sad to say goodbyeThis is the first "romance" novel I've read, but after reading most of LB's other works and falling in love with the romances therein (ahm Sicarius and Amarynthe, Leonidas and Alisa), I had to give this a try. It's well worth the read. Theron and Andy are fully developed characters, despite there being only the one book, rather than a series of book, to introduce them. I love how in all the books I've read by LB and now RL, she showcases a strong female lead, I also love th [...]

    20. Andie and her friend Min-Ji were out camping to see a comet when suddenly these men appear and kidnap them. Among the men is "Mace" who takes an interest in the feisty Andie and tries to protect her as much as he can. They and other women and girls are taken to a cave and then to the future to be sold as fertility slaves. Apparently, the earth is a wreck and not many women can produce offspring.Okay, while the story was good and entertaining, I kept asking myself questions on why things were as [...]

    21. Kudos for a Strong HeroineAs always, I enjoy her stories and the multi-ethnicities of her characters.This was an interesting story of fertile woman being kidnapped forward in time - post apocalyptic Seattle, to be purchased. The hero is in the Army to stop the slave trade. The kick-A heroine is a former air force pilot. I loved that she was a strong heroine that could rescue herself with a little assistance. My kind of heroine.

    22. Great StoryI highly recommend this book. The characters are well thought-out, the fight scenes nicely choreographed, the plot intriguing, I cannot wait to read further on this dystopian time travel adventure and why did the earth end up in such a mess and are we as a society hurling down this path?

    23. Easily the best read I've encountered from Ruby Lionsdrake (and I've enjoyed each and every Mandrake Company and Frost Station Alpha book)!Please give us more from these characters! The interest is out here!

    24. I didnt hate itI have had a hard time finishing books lately, but this one kept me interested til the end. The characters were well done.

    25. 2.5 starsI nearly DNF this book several times in the first half. Aside from the bad porn premise of women being abducted to be used as breeding stock, there were some real "oh, hell no" moments (view spoiler)[The 12-14 year-old girl scout kidnap victims being stripped and then "tested" for virginity. The insta-lust, especially on Andie's part when she was a naked kidnap victim who'd been threatened with rape. (hide spoiler)] and some annoying inconsistencies (view spoiler)[ Andie says she is hal [...]

    26. Ahhh what to say. I liked a lot of it. It just felt off… Maybe I wasn’t digging the whole slavery thing and virginity testing. Actually I think it was the virginity testing that made me cringe. The slavery thing I understand sort of. I mean you got these dudes from a distant future who go back in time to kidnap fertile women to sell to men in the future because the women then are mostly infertile. Theres always bad guys and they were definitely the bad guys. So, the virginity testing yup I t [...]

    27. Surprisingly fresh and with few exceptions well-writtenAs I have done in my other reviews this review will be regarding offer content or making and ability to produce a well-written story . If you are looking for a summary of the plot I would recommend reviewing any of the other comments left by other reviewers. That being said I felt the author did an excellent job bringing the reader into the world that she's created both the current one and the dystopian future Earth. She provides enough deta [...]

    28. The characters were interesting.ever, I felt they were somewhat under used or self absorbed or something I can't quite put my finger on. Our heroin Andre was self reliant and confident which baffles me why she would wait so long in between situations (of which I cant tell you without giving things away). Our Hero Theron was a healthy mix of confident hero and shy school girlh? yea, he would have those moments of blushing. Now your thinking I hated the book but, that was not the case. I liked the [...]

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