The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.
Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!
If you love shows like Firefly and Star Trek, then you’ll love this story. It has the feel of that show with the added bonus of having a sexy vampire as part of the rogue team.
In fact, the whole team is unique with their own skill set.
Speaking of the team, I enjoyed how they worked together. They might not claim to be a family but the “family feel” came through anyways.
As for the flow of the story, I did find myself growing bored with some sections. If it wasn’t for the interactions between Rico and Skylar, I’m not sure if I would’ve kept reading the science fiction/romance novel.
Since I never knew what trick he would pull next, I kept tuning back into the show.
Great job, Nina, for creating a character that keeps the reader coming back for more.
Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)
Book 1 Break Out – Rico and Skylar’s story (August 2012)
Book 2 Deadly Pursuit – Jon and Alex (September 2013 – re-release)
Book 3 Death Defying – Tannis and Callum (February 2014)
Book 4 Temporal Shift – Devlin and Saffira (November 2014)
Book 5 Blood and Metal Daisy and Fergal (May 2015)