on July 25, 2017 :
I loved this whole series! Great and believable characters that totally kept me glued and entertained for days. Lots of intrigue, space battles, comradery, different worlds, romance, awesome characters, funny dialog, and just plain awesomeness!! The best part about this series is that with all of the great characters and all of the worlds, there is definitely plenty of room for more books to come.
The books have a very good flow and are very easy to follow. I couldn't help but form attachments to some of my favorite characters. (I LOVE Dolos!)
Lisa is an exciting, intelligent writer with great insight into dialog development. Definitely one to watch! Highly recommend this whole series.
(review of free book)
on July 9, 2017 :
"Burning Suns" is a very exciting Novel. It has not really to do with Science Fiction, as it is just a Trapper-and-Indians story with spaceships for the horses and aliens for the indians, not anything like a projection of todays technical or social state into the future. The various Aliens with a beek or tentacles etc. do weep (at least the female) and go to classes in universities - this is not really a SF novel as from Haldeman or Larry Niven. It still is a really entertaining novel.
That was the good news, but it is not up to Smashword Standards or, as I believe, regulatins. The book has no ending. The hero, Keela, is pursued by unscrupulous assassins, without any means to escape. The torturers are cited to say to each other: "If you find that human bitch, anything goes, as long as she's still breathing". The last thought of the victim is: "what do I do now?". End of book, please clink out the money and pay for the sequel.
Do not mis-understand me, every time I start reading a free book and love it, I buy the follow-up or even the whole series, as I did with the Pretorian Series, Spinward Fringe and a lot of others. But their authors are fair. I do not think this author is fair - he wants to trick me into buying more from him. I do not support that, so I will read something else, Smashwords has such a big selection even of free SF books - most of them fair ones, which are contained by themselves, leaving it up to the free decision of the reader if he likes the author and thus will pay for more of him.
(review of free book)