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Monday, July 5, 2010

Impulse by Viola Grace

Impulse by Viola Grace
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (68 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Nina Snelling is a Terran Hunter on assignment. She has to retrieve a monk from a penal colony and return him to his brotherhood. Acquiring a position on the planet is the easy part, finding her target and getting off world is the tough portion. Especially when her life is complicated by her death, and her recovery. Hart Len was ready and prepared to use his healing talent on the corpse, but when it sat up and started screaming, his day took a sudden turn for the strange. Seeing the woman alive and breathing, he has to fight the impulse to stop her shrieking in the most pleasurable way possible.

Terran Alliance Hunter Nina Snelling has been sent to retrieve a monk from Braykor penal colony, a desolate, desert planet of shifting red sand and heat. Once on the planet the plan is to get captured and look for the man. No one told her that she would meet her match, and it would be the very man she went to rescue. Can a Terran and a Kalordan with the same pulse talent make it off the penal planet? Can a Hunter and a monk find enough common ground to form a relationship? Can Nina gain control over her impulse power and use it for the greater good?

Viola Grace goes beyond most boundaries in her Terran romances. I love the fact that you never get what you expect from these tales. After all, who would think that killing the heroine in the first few pages would work, but it really does here. But then, Nina isn’t your normal heroine: her pulse power enables her to revive after a blaster shot that would have killed a normal woman. Nina is strong, smart and sassy, and she doesn’t let things bother her. I like her never give up attitude, and her unique way of protecting herself using her pulse power, although because she has control issues, she thinks of it as impulse power.

Hart Len is a Kalordan, a tiger shifter, and is everything a woman could want. Strong, handsome and sexy, he realizes quickly that they are a true match and sets out to seduce and keep her. I enjoyed the humor in this one, as these two trade comments and kisses freely.

The hottest scene in the book is the scene by the lake at the monastery, of all places-it is my favorite scene in the book. If you like romance with a touch of humor, and some irony, this one is highly recommended.

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