Erica Hayes Î 7 free eadReview originally posted at The Book PushersCarrie who is also known under her codename as Aragon is an Axis imperial agent She s been given the mission to hunt down a cyber thief ebel who goes under the name Dragonfly She has been given crappy un of the mill missions after her team and fiance were killed in action when their mission went wrong But Carrie jumps at the chance to track down Dragonfly who is to blame for their deaths However complications occurs when the black ops arm of the Axis demand that she murders Dragonfly opposite to her orders which was to capture him alive She is torn between evenge and to get back in the good graces of her superiors but she did not encounter the fact that when she does track down her uarry she would develop feelings for him and that her loyalties
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I Decided To Pick Up DRAGONFLY By Erica Hayes Asdecided to pick up DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes as of our Sci Fi Romance theme month because this is a book which definitely describes the perfect book for this sub genre I expected that it would be a fun adventure with good world building but I didn t expect how much I eally enjoyed the book because it was full of depth and great characterization as well a fully ealized universe which was brimming full of details that literally leapt off the pageCarrie is given another identity to entrap Dragonfly Her new name and identity is to be Lazuli a sexy and brash thief which will help to attract his attention The Axis finds out that Dragonfly is planning a heist to help fund the ebellion against the Imperial forces who have an oppressive presence in the galaxy subduing planets and its population But things get eally complicated for Carrie when she becomes attracted to Dragonfly and things are further murkier when she has to team up with a former lover of hers Nikita The last time she saw him he left her for deadI loved how how messy and intricate the emotional elements developed in the story It eally fleshed out Carrie s character who faces Not Handsome Enough realistic thoughts and feelings when dealing with Nikita who betrayed her so deeply in the past and Dragonfly who is not as the cold blooded killer she thought he was She is determined to succeed in her mission but the she becomes ensconced into the labyrinthine plots the twists and turns emerge that have her uestioning her orders and the organisation that she believes in Especially in the context of her past which is highlighted beautifully in the story about her deprived beginnings which led her to do things she wanted to forget in order to surviveThe world that Erica Hayes sets out is stark dark and very gritty which was contrasted sharply with the technological setting and epic expanse of space travelling I loved the Sci Fi overtones which was well thought out andealistic but at the same time it didn t overpower the plot or the characters But it was definitely one of the highlights of the book because so much detail and depth went into the world building that it came alive for meThe omance had a cat and mouse overtone was just plain fun There was
mooning or insta lust and the tension that builds up between Carrie and Dragonfly is just fantastic It was and flirty but ealistic as they both have their own agendas and seeing them play around that along with their attraction was seductive and steamy Even Nikita s involvement in the plot added a good old dose of complicated tension to the mix even though Carri. Carrie Thatcher is a tough Imperial counter terrorism agent Her mission pose as a sexy cyber thief to entrap the notorious ebel Dragonfly who’s planning a heist on the space station Casa de Esperanza – an orbital casino on the fringe of Imperial spaceAnd this assignment’s personal Dragonfly murdered her closest friend. E doesn t full fall for his old tricksno mooning or insta lust and the tension that builds up between Carrie and Dragonfly is just fantastic It was
BUT HE WAS SUCH A CHARISMATIC CHARACTER I COULDNhe was such a charismatic character I couldn not help fall for him a little bit and could understand why he held such a huge attractionThe book was filled with great characters who were lively and vivid and it was a ich cast of personalities from Dragonfly s cohorts and ex allies who adds complications to his goals to the murky black ops and Axis agents that surround Carrie This was a wonderful world and the action which was fast pace had me
glued to the pages However I did feel the ending with the climaxto the pages However I did feel the ending with the climax a bit Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know rushed and I wished it was expanded because it lost steam at the end with the huge build up andevelations that came out I liked how it ended thoughI GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany really hope there is to come in this universe and characters because it seems that Erica Hayes has left a huge hint for to come I think fans of Ann Aguirre and Linnea Sinclair will lap this up and I highlyecommend this book because it had intrigue spies and action And if you The Confederate Privateers re in the mood for high octane action with multi faceted characters and a very sexyomance in
real Sci setting this is the book for you because all these factors worked and created a fantastic and vibrant universeI give DRAGONFLY a B the novel was ok Carrie was total kick ass just not crazy about dragonfly he was too soft and not enough leadership What I likedThe world building was in depth complex and intriguing The plot was high tension and action packed There was uite a bit of science maths and technology something I love but that might put off those not so keen on heavy SF elements The characters are captivating and the hero particularly takes some figuring outWhat I didn t likeThis was uite slow at the start due to a heavy amount of set up and world building but had a lot of tension throughout ight to the final conflictand then totally flopped for the final few pages I think this book had the most disappointing ending I ve come across even if it had the The Placer reuired HFN for aomance Also I got a little tired of Carrie with her he s my enemy he has to die OMG he s hot and I want to sleep with him mental Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism routine I prefer my sexual tension a bit subtle Others might enjoy her constant mental conflict than meIn conclusionIf youe a fan of the FireflyFarscape style of space opera this is for you Carrie was a very Aeryn Sun type character to me Be prepared for some heavy ish technobabble and world building though and having to stick with it for the first couple of chapters to get to the adventure Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty An engaging tale of good bad guys and bad good guys where the line between what is The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, right and wrong are blurred by one s moralsOpening Sentence What s the emergency The Review In the cold and empty expanse of space things are beginning to heat up in the Imperial s war on terrorism Axis agent Carrie Thatcher AKA Aragon has been assigned to take down one of the notoriousebels of them all the infamous Dragonfly She s all in when it comes to stopping this man from Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness robbing Casa de Esperanza s casino What seemed to be a simple case of good guy versus bad guy turns complicated when Carrie gets the opportunity to see things from theebel s point of view It s doesn t help that Dragonfly is a temptation she should avoid at all costs What will Carrie do when she must decide to either follow orders or follow her heartCarrie may be tough on the outside but she is deeply scarred on the in. And she’s in no mood to show him mercy Even getting stuck with the partner from hell Malachite her sociopathic ex lover and the Empire’s most dangerous agent can’t dampen her elish for the killWith Carrie’s expert weapons skills and penchant for cracking codes insinuating herself into Dragonfly’s confidence should. Side The only man she has ever loved was killed in a terrorist attack orchestrated "by dragonfly this assignment is a way for " Dragonfly This assignment is a way for to do what is good for the Empire as well as avenge her lover But Carrie is not one to ignorantly follow orders It becomes obvious to her that there is going on than she was told Her morals and ethics demand that she take a step back and see the entire situation without prejudice Her growing attraction to Dragonfly is just one of the easons she can t seem to take down the ebel before knowing the entire story When push comes to shove Carrie must ely on her own intuition to find who are the true good guys and bad guysThe fact that Carrie is known by so many different code names and aliases eiterates that she may no longer understand even herself Her submersion in each name each identity allows her to be free from her own past When these layers of armor are stripped away what will the eal Carrie be likeDragonfly is an amazing character that has just as many names as Carrie He is sexy confident and a genius Hold on everyone I must fan myself for a moment Okay I m better now Anyway his image is one of a villainous ogue intent on destroying all the good in the Empire But that is not WHO he is He uses his intelligence in order to help those people that look to him for protection those that cannot protect themselves When Carrie gets involved she starts to carve a space for herself in his heart Is he willing to put all his plans in jeopardy for the sake of one womanThe eally great part of Dragonfly besides the awesome world building is the cast of characters Each individual has both good and bad ualities that blur the lines between the two You can never tell if this one is an actual bad guy or if he is just a self centered jerk This adds a emarkable depth to both the character s personalities as well as the story itself I love character driven books and I must say that this one gravitates toward the upper echelon of my list Hayes inserts modern day issues into a fantastical science fiction story Though I may not see the day we are living among the stars I still hope that we etain our humanity in their twinkling depthsOverall Dragonfly is a wonderful start to what appears to be the next big story to hit the sci fi genre There is love There is fighting There is gambling There is betrayal and edemption What can a eader ask forNotable Scene His fingers clamped my elbow like steel I tried to fire but my forearm went numb and the pistol dropped from my nerveless fingers Hea eal sci
dragged me inside and threw me on the floor and before I ecovered from my sprawl I was on my kneesme inside and threw me on the floor and before I Letters to Rollins recovered from my sprawl I was on my knees a hot atomflash jammed against my templeDragonfly swore and scrambled from his bench but the white haired girl shoved him back downMy hair sizzled stinking I jerked away But Spider twined his hand in my braid and forced the atomflash to my headHe chuckledich with satisfaction Let s try this again Sasha Yes or deadOne little mistake Just one and now I was helpless My guts watered and I closed my eyes and cursed my own stupidity Leverage in some bickering Britain, Europe And The Third World rebel crossfireWhat a shitty way to dieFTC Advisory The author provided me with a copy of Dragonfly No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for myeview I only get paid in hugs and kisses from my little boys Excellent sci fi Scotland Yard romance The ending leaves the door open for a seuel and to that all I can say is YES PLEASE Be easy But is he theuthless killer she was led to believe Or has her precious Empire deceived her With Malachite watching her every move the slightest flinch in loyalty means deathCarrie is soon acing to uncover an audacious treachery that will shock the Empire to its core if she can stay alive for long enough to expose .