Centauri Dawn, a sci-fi romance

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Audra must marry an alien and save the world, in order to save her family.

Darius must deliver his brother's bride home to Centauri, ready to be queen.

Falling in love isn't just forbidden, a death sentence. More
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Published: July 21, 2011
Words: 50,990
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466005860
About Cynthia Woolf

Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.

Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded the she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.

In 2000, she saw an ad in the paper for a writers conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.

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Reviews

Review by: RaeBeth McGee- Buda on April 17, 2012 : star star star star
Centauri Dawn by Cynthia Woolf takes the reader on an unexpected journey. It opens a world to the reader that, to my knowledge, has yet to be explored- Life in other places within the universe. Cynthia builds a good new world that captures the reader. The plot runs smooth although it does seem rushed in places, such as the end of this book. There were some format issues with the eBook I downloaded. I noticed places where editing seemed to have lacked.

I enjoyed getting to know the main character, Audra. Although it did seem like she was more teen then adult with some of her reactions to how her life takes a drastic turn. I would think being an adult, she would have a melt down, pull herself together, and learn about what it was she was about to face. Instead, it seemed she did a lot of whining. I did like the relationship portrayed between Audra and Darius, her bodyguard. The romantic aspects were well played out throughout the book.

I give Centauri Dawn by Cynthia Woolf **** (4 stars). I would recommend this book as a read to others who are looking for another world within a book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Linda Andrews on Nov. 17, 2011 : star star star star
Audra is awakened by a man claiming she is the Princess of Centauri. After the ensuing struggle, she does what any sensible girl would do--she calls her mother. Instead of laughing it off, her mother confirms the man's assertion. Captain Darius has come to Earth to reclaim the princess. He must present her before the senate and save his people from a horrible fate--the rule and tyranny of her Uncle Slaverian.

Complications arise from the start the biggest being how can Darius allow his life mate to marry his brother as prophesied? He knows his duty and is willing to do it, but that's not the biggest obstacle. Slaverian isn't about to give up his claim to the Centauri throne, and he's willing to kill both Audra and Darius to get it.

Centauri Dawn is a great addition to the scifi romance genre. There are battles, intrigue and adventure set against the backdrop of human desires and ambitions. Audra is compelling as a woman forced to straddle two worlds while Darius struggles between his desire for a life mate and his loyalty to his brother. Will they choose to be together or will they have to pay too high a price for love?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Skypirate Productions on Nov. 10, 2011 : star star star star star
I could not put this book down. When I had to take a break from reading, I kept thinking about- wondering what happened next. Woolf truly captures her characters in a believable way. They are real and the reader easily feels for them as they go along their story. The story is a great sci-fi book with a romantic twist- I would not call it just another romance novel because I feel that the romance aspect is just part of the story (even if they are delicious scenes!). Woolf throws you right into the story, pacing it perfectly and mixing in turns that leave the reader wanting more. I cannot wait until I read the next in the series! Keep them coming, Woolf!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Skypirate Productions on Nov. 10, 2011 : star star star star star
I could not put this book down. When I had to take a break from reading, I kept thinking about- wondering what happened next. Woolf truly captures her characters in a believable way. They are real and the reader easily feels for them as they go along their story. The story is a great sci-fi book with a romantic twist- I would not call it just another romance novel because I feel that the romance aspect is just part of the story (even if they are delicious scenes!). Woolf throws you right into the story, pacing it perfectly and mixing in turns that leave the reader wanting more. I cannot wait until I read the next in the series! Keep them coming, Woolf!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Evelyn Cole on July 21, 2011 : star star star star star
what a super story ,love it i give it 5 STARS.I like some more ot that
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: CJ Snyder on July 21, 2011 : star star star star star
What an enchanting world Cynthia has created! Almost like a fairy-tale, but with enough suspense to keep you turning pages! A keeper!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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