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Guest Review: Zodiac Station by Tom Harper (Reviewed by Devlin Chase)

Hey everyone! Yep, this is he first of hopefully many guest reviews that I’ll be posting on the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Devlin Chase is a good friend and fellow author, and Paranormal Romance fans will recognize her as the author of the Vengeful Elements series. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s her review of Tom Harper’s Zodiac Station:

First off, let me say that I love a good whodunnit. Iโ€™m also a fan of science and, when the two can come together to thrill and exhilarate, Iโ€™m hooked from the first page to the last. Tom Harperโ€™s Zodiac Station has all of that in spades.

US Coast Guard Ice Breaker Terra Nova has stopped in the ice of the Arctic to allowed on-board scientists to conduct some experiments on the ice when a figure appears out of the snow and wind, wearing a jacket not his own and which has a bullet hole in it. Suffering the effects of travelling alone on the ice for miles, the man says his name is Tom Anderson, recent arrival at Zodiac Station and the sole survivor of a terrible accident. As other survivors are found it appears that Tom Anderson might not be telling the truth and a killer may be lurking on the ship. Everyone at Zodiac Station has secrets it seems and some are worth killing for.

The story is told in narratives from the point of view of the captain of the ship, Tom Anderson and, as they arrive, the remaining survivors. There are so many correlations between the stories that, when you realise that something is amiss in each manโ€™s story, the web of lies becomes almost breathtaking in both simplicity and impact. Piece-by-piece an entirely different picture emerges, one which will have you turning the pages ever faster as you search for the answer to the captainโ€™s question โ€œWhat is out there?โ€

I enjoyed Zodiac Station immensely, especially the melding of roller-coaster thriller with hard science and the overwhelming sociological and environmental impacts of working and living in such inhospitable conditions. Mr Harper kept the pace going at breakneck speed while managing to reveal subtle clues along the way. Coupled with this is a lot of revealing information about the future of oil exploration and what the consequences are of working in areas which are not subject to the laws of any government.

Thought-provoking, exciting and โ€“ simply put โ€“ a damn good read, Zodiac Station is a must for fans of Scott Mariani, Andy McDermott or James Rollins. I hazard a guess that Tom Harper might be topping my favourites list very soon.

As an extra, check out Polar Vortex, a free e-book short story released by Random House to celebrate the release of Zodiac Station.

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To order copies of Zodiac Station, check out the following links: Amazon US, Amazon UK and Exclusive Books.

For more info on Devlin, check out her website, her Smashwords page, her Facebook page, and add her on Goodreads.

Until next time,

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Guest Reviews

 

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Spotlight: Devlin Chase and The Vengeful Elements

Hey Everyone,

I’d like to bring a new author and series to the attention of those who like their Paranormal Romance hot, inventive and fast-paced – one of my friends, writing under the pseudonym Devlin Chase, has finally hit Amazon and her work is now open for a much larger audience! ๐Ÿ™‚

“Devlin Chase is a British-born writer now living and working in South Africa. She has written South Africa’s first paranormal romance series, The Vengeful Elements.

Vampires, shapeshifters, demons, druids…all with an African twist.

Devlin’s books are available in multiple formats – as traditionally published books as well as electronic eBooks.”

Here’s the cover of the first book in The Vengeful Elements, Captured in Sin:

Catherine De Sano is quite happy with her life, despite the trauma of her childhood. The last thing she needs is to be stalked by a devastatingly sexy man who’s trying to convince her that her life is in danger…that she’s being hunted by a rogue vampire. if it weren’t for the fact that he knows how she spends her evenings she would have had him arrested. Now she’s stuck with him, whether she likes it or not.

Darien Hawkwood has never met such a stubborn young woman before. The fact that she might be the key to an ancient prophecy seems to be having little impact and the instant attraction between them isn’t helping him keep his emotions under control either. But he also knows that he needs her – more than she could ever begin to imagine.

As danger closes in around them and forces of nature are unleashed, Darien will need to turn his back on everything he’s known if he’s to protect Catherine – and give her the chance to fulfil her destiny.

Sound interesting? I thought it would. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out Devlin’s page on Amazon for more info, and check out her website and blog for constant updates on the series. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time (when I’ll have some some exciting news),

Be EPIC!

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Spotlight

 

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