(PDF KINDLE) [Storms and Stars] Ù Neena Jaydon
Ul men so lost and alone together Villam The fire you indle for your enemy often burns yourself than himChinese proverb The plotTwo enemies in an alien hostile planet Commander Seventh Rank Villam EldingSevere proud of his mission in The Imperial Majesty spaceship fleet He is a man with no fears no regrets and endless courageIttuluke tyv scinik a Sigliuka monk a life to pray and in a mission to his people salvation He despise all imperial goats as he call them for their blind love for the oppressive monarchyCan the proud imperial soldier find his weakness Can the confused and angry assassin find peaceThat s the plot Villam and Luke enemies join force to fight but to survive from what Fight for their lives or fight to avoid their desiresIt s a long story and it s NOT a instant romance Don t read it to see long and romantic scenes Both men can t and don t want to fall in love but their minds and hearts are not in accord The time in the planet almost bored me I must be VERY honest here and say their long trip to find a place to stay and build their home were almost boring yeah almost but i wasn t at all boring I m saying it because there is a long part of the book describing just their walking they discovering of what the planet their ship crash have It s in my view s a slow paced but ultimately rewarding reading experienceCan I add a uotation to show you all how amazing this book is I ll put it in a spoiler No it s not a spoiler meaning it s not something that will ruin your reading but I think it s so amazing and maybe you can not believe a stern man as Villam could say it but he did it s the last paragraph or this book and I love it For its simplicity and straightforwardness view spoiler We lived like the only two people on the planet because we thought we were Villam said thickly I need you to The Power of the Internet in China know that It seemed to take him a moment to find the rest of his words That you are still the only person in my world hide spoiler Enough stars in space so where can I get one to add a sixth star hereAdmittedly I had trouble getting into the story with all the gadgetsgizmos and many characters introduced but it turned out to be my first favorite book in 2012A SciFi novel of all things this is a contradiction if there ever was oneso not my prefered genrePerhaps I will write a bit about the story and the two men I fell in love with laterbut for now I must come back from space and recover from the shock firstVery good and insightful review from MandyM here I love a good claustrophobic romance by that I mean theind of stuck with you relationship that develops from the close proximity of the characters especially when there s a good long build up and raging sexual tension I also love believable sci fi I also love all things military Hey would you look at that this is book is cover to virtual cover full of things that I love It s a great story about a galactic military officer who ends up stranded on an uninhabited planet with his would be idnapper and well stuff happens I found some of the side plot a bit distracting but there isn t very much of it so that s okay The glimpses we get of the fictional Universe Are Interesting And I are interesting and I wouldn t mind reading about it If this is indeed the author s first novel that s pretty impressive
"This book is a very nice surprise More about two men from very different backgrounds surviving the wilderness learning to trust "book is a very nice surprise More about two men from very different backgrounds surviving the wilderness learning to trust other and falling in love than anything else Very Robinson Crusoe like with a war going on in the background45 stars rounding up to 5 45 stars Really absorbing ScifiAdventure Romance of the MM variety The story is about Villam a newly promoted Commander in the Imperial Forces Villam is strong idealistic and very loyal to his Imperial rulers He has lived the military lifestyle since childhood and his whole sense of self stems from his training and his responsibilities Unbeknownst to Villam he has an enemy who is envious of his advancement and is plotting to bring him and his superior officer downLuke has been brought up by a rebel order of monks who live an ascetic repressed existence They are a small group making money through terrorist acts to support the people of their home planet Siglidunn which has been abandoned by the Empire Luke is hired to idnap Villam while he is on a transport shuttle but the plans go awry and they end up crashing on an uninhabited planet with no other survivors and no chance of rescue Facing the incredible dangers and beauty of this new planet forces the two very different men to get to now each other and bonds of friendship and attraction grow The author has created an excellent balance between the Scifi and the Romance elements of the story Each aspect is beautifully explored Villam and Luke really grow and develop as characters There s plenty of UST and resistance especially on Luke s part as the intimacy between them breaks every rule he formerly believed The story is an exciting adventure with crashing space ships survival on hostile planets infiltration of enemy bases and uncovering enemy plots There s also a side plot where Villam s colleagues and friends believing him dead seek to uncover and destroy the traitor who set the events in motion There are plenty of other things I loved about the story and which add to its depth eg the lovely names of the ships The Future of Alom and The Song of Terratsu and also Villam s adorable habit of drifting off into philosophical and theosophical ponderingsThere is not a lot of negative Just in the initial 10% there are a lot of military characters introduced who were referred to by their first names last names or rank and it took me a while to catch on Plus the short flashbacks of Luke s should have been in italics to differentiate them from the present time It s hard to think of negatives because I m still in a sort of post coital book glow after finishingHighly recommended for fanciers of mm Scifi Romanc. L or sentimental Yet when he crawls from the destroyed spacecraft his first instinct is compassionate he drags Villam's unconscious body free of the wreckage Stranded together on a wild planet Villam and Luke now that survival means cooperation A truce becomes trust and trust turns to passion as they struggle to find a new life together just the two of them against an entire wor.
Neena Jaydon Â 5 SummaryUgh to make a mental note to Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens keep an eye on this author s future work But I ll get to the good and the bad in a secondFirstly the story itself Villam is a loyal servant of the empire and works as a commander on one of the many star ships in its fleet Then one day he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time in a transfer vehicle that has been taken over by rebellions who have somehow managed to penetrate the empire s security The commander senses the danger and launches an attack but can t avoid getting shot with a tranuilizer gun And the last thing you want is ending up unconscious and injured in a craft of which you have just taken out the pilot The space vessel spins out of control in the blackness and is then sucked into the gravitational pull of an uninhabited planet where it crashes Much much later Villam wakes up and finds that only one of the aggressors has survived the Sigliuk monk Luke This provides him with a shiny new mission taking out the young man If any of you have seen the film Cast Away younow that this is probably not the smartest move to make when you re stranded on an uncolonized planet with only one other human being Before you The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) know it you start talking to a volleyball And who to have sex with indeed Luckily Villam follows a similar train of thought Meaning that we get to read about two sworn enemies who are suddenly dependent on each other for survival Inow I was rubbing my hands in sweet anticipation realizing that starting points seldom get much better than this He noticed that Luke was watching him The young man s expression had returned to its default neutral state He blinked slowly his green eyes measuring something in Villam It was a boyish face with a mature expression built of handsomely curved cheekbones and a rounded jaw line accented by eyebrows that moved in a firm line to a sharp turn downwards It was the only face he would see for the rest of his life Villam scratched at his chin blinking You re not going to tell me that no one ever gets physically intimate on SiglidunnTo have children Anything else is just frivolous wasteful The last word was spoken like a curse Luke Villam said patiently it s only the two of us There will be no childrenBut although you could consider this to be the main storyline of Storms and Stars and uite frankly the only truly interesting one the author also has inserted numerous chapters that cover the spaceship humdrum I was optimistic at first thinking this parallel storyline would provide me with a good dose of political intrigue and the necessary background to Jaydon s universe When I found that these chapters didn t offer anything in terms of worldbuilding nifty scifi ideas or excitement but instead introduced a ton of irrelevant POV s for side characters with funky names Kardiell Fulgur Urma Dorges Hije Shpate and the list goes onI began to despair So I might as well admit what I did skim these chapters and stick to the stranded men s adventures instead This turned out the be a good bet when I discovered that this storyline wasn t even part of an ingenious spectacular climax Especially since Storms and Stars is very slow paced and of considerable length I wonder why no one thought Hey all those chapters may not be working in the story s favor Of course it s a possibility that the author felt that dropping two men on an inhabited planet wouldn t offer enough of a bite and spectacle in space to her readersSomething else I struggled with were the peculiar style choices The story is written in the third person perspective and focuses on one POV but still allows the thoughts of the other characters as well The focus switches to these other POV s all the time in the same paragraph even On top of that you will also get big chunks of text in italics from the first person perspective to make sure that the thoughts of the MC s are constantly on display Are you still following Because I sort of didn t Let s just say it isn t the most clear and crisp style I have come across I uite enjoyed the romance though The slow burning love was drawn out well The progression Villam and Luke made in trying to overcome their differences was believable Along with that the survival trope was interesting Would they manage to survive winter Would they be forever stuck on the little green planet In general I was taken with Jaydon s writing style that was evocative at times She took her time to introduce us to the strange planet and incorporated the men s surroundings nicely in their livesLuke examined the moons then nit his brows and glanced at Villam He was bleached by the silvery light his eyes left deeply green in contrast Villam reached out with one hand to clasp him between neck and shoulder Smiling he stepped in closer and ran his other hand down Luke s warm soft lightly stubbled cheek The moon prodded him not to linger and he didn t dipping in to touch his mouth to Luke s Less pure urges than love of the cosmos made him grip luke s narrow waist tug him grip Luke s narrow waist tug close and press apart his lips with his own This is apparently Jaydon s debut novel For her future books I wish her an editor who isn t afraid books I wish her an editor who isn t afraid
Tell Her To Killher to ill darlings and opt for one style choice for the sake of an enjoyable reading experience But despite the book s flaws I m impressed with her writing in general Very promising Reviewed on Hearts on Fire Villam Elding is totally devoted to the Imperial Empress He s following the rules and uickly climbing the chain of command Ittuluke is a monk totally devoted to the harsh goddess Akuna Taught that emotions are frivolous he will take the occasional side job to send money back to his native desert world of Siglidunn When these two very different and idealistic men come head to head on a Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation kidnapping mission gone wrong and being deserted on an empty planet they can eitherill each other or fall in love I enjoyed this debut novel and the huge disparity between these two powerf. S soft spot for him In the struggle Villam crashes the small spacecraft he's riding All hands perish except he and Luke his idnapperLuke Sicinik travels the galaxy performing dirty missions for money to send home Born on a desert colony abandoned by the empire he has no love for imperial soldiers He spent his childhood in a monastery which taught the evils of anything impractica. .
DNF 30%Maybe because I ve read so much science fiction in my days but the execution of it in this novel was not very engaging I also really don t like how the book switches between the MCs on the planet and the other characters back on the ship Add that on top of the fact that I couldn t really feel drawn to Luke and Villam at all as individual charactersso I m just going to call it uits here A very well written sci fi mm romance adventure about a two enemies who crash on an uninhabited planet and have to learn to get along to survive along with dealing with feelings of deeper intimacy especially when they find that they are not alone as they thoughtWhat I liked The world building was really well done Jaydon added a lot of layers to the societies that the MCs come from but did the reader the favor of not spelling everything out in big dumps of exposition Her writing is also very clean and clear and very easy to picture and as Villam and Luke are surviving in the wild the setting really resonated and you can just feel the chill of winter seep in or the brush of rain when the planet s first storm of the season startedThis book also has a lot of nice plot and story progression For those who complain of books with all sex and no story this is not that book There is intimacy but basically there are three encounters in the whole book The focus here is on relationship character and story development If you re looking to sink into a good sci fi story that also has mm romance in it this will probably hit all your buttons The writing and creativity made this four stars for me even though I had some issues with the story The pacing felt very slow and the relationship building and growth is also very slowly developed That s fine especially for these characters No insta love here folks This book is a good addition to the Good Sexual Tension listopia list I think the first encounter is around 50% in But the overall slowness made this a read that I had to push through as opposed to a fevered need to find out what happens next For the first 30 40% of the book Villam and Luke s trial of survival on the planet is interrupted with cuts to back to Villam s ship and to some military officials trying to figure out the political conspiracy that caused the ship s crash in the first place I understand why these cuts are there to fill in the mystery and that action is happening even while Villam and Luke are living in their own separate world but it hurt the pacing for me and every time I started to feel momentum build up with Villam and Luke s story it broke off to cut back to the military investigation These cuts lowered at around the 50% mark and didn t pop up again until much later but I felt like it hurt the pacing for me and made pushing through of a drag The writer has a very specific style choice that ept pushing me out The majority of the story is told through limited 3rd perspective Depending on the scene you re locked in to one character s POV But inside of that you ll also get the thoughts of that POV in first person speak I ve read this before and it usually works for me but this time I Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs kept getting pushed out every time the switch happened It happens within paragraphs too Sentences in third person Then some in first Back to third A paragraph of first person thoughts etc The first few times Iept wondering if I ran into an editing error like some dialogue was happening but someone forgot to add the uotation marksI wondered if the author had used italics for these happening but someone forgot to add the uotation marksI wondered if the author had used italics for these person POV shifts if it would have been easier But then again I understand why the author didn t use italics since sometimes the first person POV shift was a whole paragraph and whole paragraphs of italics isn t always fun to read It took me a while to get used to the style and it Public Relations kicked me out over and over which also made this of a push to read There was one time late in the book that I had to reread a section to better understand who the narrator was at that moment so I could better connect the sudden insertion of first person POVI m not sure if it was the pacing or the style choices but I didn t feel as emotionally connected to the MCs as I wished I liked the world building but I didn t feel as deeply connected to their trials or outcomes This might be linked also to Luke s very intense societal and religious conditioning to distance himself from emotions which meant he angsted a lot when he was feeling anything but when the wall finally came down I didn t feel a lot of catharsis I m happy that the MCs got a nice and satisfying HEA but didn t have that deep feeling of satisfaction when finishing the bookBut in the end it s a very creative well written sci fi book with a nice romance about two opposites eventually realizing their attraction and deeper love for each other It already has a lot of good reviews so my points above may not bother you at all These were just the things that struck me and your mileage may vary If you like sci fi in your mm romance this may be up your alley DNF at 33%i really need to stop DNFing netgalleys but i just sighi didn t connect with the writing or characters at all and the other POV of the soldier back at the empire or wherever he is was just distracting and off putting and made me want to read those bits as fast as possible to get back to what was happening with ittuluke and villam theyinda just seemed thrown in there like a spanner in machinery and it helped me lose the last thread of concentration i actually had i guess this just isn t for me i didn t find this engaging at all Boy did I ever have a difficult time making
"up my mind Which seems fitting enough in this case because "my mind Which seems fitting enough in this case because and Stars seems to suffer from a similar problem There s no point in beating around the bush this book was a bit of a challenge for me At the same time there was something about this science fiction meets Robinson Crusoe story that managed to capture me eno. It's lonely at the top for Commander Villam Elding who has always ranked loyalty to the empire and career ambition over romance He finds it easier to love ideas than people; without military life he's lost Even so it's his close relationship with Kardiell a popular officer that tears him from his life Those with competing ambitions try to take Villam hostage to leverage Kardiell'.