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Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Space Opera

Length: Novel
MSRP/List Price: $7.50
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In the distant future, Earth is dying. The planet is an overpopulated pit of despair. Humans dwell underground, but the crust is quickly disintegrating, killing millions. The rest have no escape.  Nick Venture, a strapping mechanic with a secret heritage, faces an unjust death sentence. Desperate to avoid this fate, he accepts an offer from a rogue scientist to claim a newly-discovered planet in exchange for his freedom. To his surprise, Nick discovers he is the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus. Joined by a ragtag group of ex-military soldiers, he embarks on a mission to save humanity. This journey places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest pirate in the galaxy. The sexy, patch-eyed captain of the Deathraven is on a mission of her own—one of vengeance. The last man she expected to encounter was the devastatingly handsome Nick Venture. But his ships are a bounty beyond her wildest dreams. After she enslaves Nick and his crew during a hijack, the two adversaries find themselves irresistibly drawn to one another. But Nick is far more than he seems. When he traps Raquel with a clever ruse, she has no choice but to join the mission as his protector. As the journey continues, their attraction ignites like a raging solar storm. Raquel is a mystery Nick is determined to unravel. But her secret agenda, as well as their lust soaked encounters, threaten to derail both of their missions even as humanity’s time runs out….

 

To My Readers:

If you are about to embark on a journey to the cosmos for my story, Once Upon A Time in Space, then you are a special reader. Your soul is the very definition of romance. You eat adventure for breakfast. You’re willing to risk dimensions unknown, all for the chance to have an experience that transcends mere words on a page.

In light of your fearless commitment to the fun and fantastical, Once Upon A Time in Space delivers:

                  •         a smoking hot futuristic explorer

                  •         a fierce and sexy she-pirate with a terrible secret

                  •         an Earth-in-peril story

                  •         enough steamy sex to heat up the galaxy

I’m excited to share this tale of love and danger among the stars with you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I had fun writing it.

 

ISBN: 9781603106030 1603106030 Publication Date: 02/2011

The Romance Review

Once Upon A Time In Space
Author: Heather Massey
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Release Date: February 2011
ISBN: 9781603106030

Book Genre: Erotic Romance,
Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic



   
 

Once Upon A Time In Space


OFFICIAL REVIEW
Book Reviewed by Renee Rearden (author,reviewer)

 
Global warming, pole shifts, solar storms, climate changes, earthquakes…these are just a few of the devastating events we're told could threaten Earth. Now imagine all of these catastrophic things have occurred, and you're eking out a living in what's left of our dying planet or barely surviving as a pirate in space.

Raquel Donovan, known as the Siren, is the most feared pirate in the galaxy. She is a determined, gorgeous, sexy, eye-patch wearing bandit—searching for the man that destroyed her family. Only his death will satisfy her ruthless need for vengeance.

Nick Venture (love the last name and connection to the story!) is a mechanic surviving in dismal conditions. A run of bad luck lands him in serious trouble, and then a man offers him a way out: captain a ship and crew to confirm the existence of a habitable planet. (Who could say no to helping save billions of people, right?)

I loved this story.

Let's start with the characters. Raquel is a tough, hard-edged woman, but her merciless exterior hides a soul starved of love. Enter Nick Venture. A 6'4" blonde with the body of a god, a set of ideals to guide his actions, and the heart of a lion to fight for what he believes in. Raquel comes to admire his honorable goals. Nick longs to give Raquel all the love she needs.

And the plot? Wow, what a frightening example of Earth's possible future. This romantic sci-fi adventure has enough twists and turns to keep you wondering where the next space jump will take you. And the hot, steamy lovin' (I'll have what she ordered, thank you!) will make the trip well worth your time.

Now, there was one thing that didn't work for me. (Is it really an issue with a 4 star? Kinda.) It was Nick's spiral into selfish, woe-is-me depression. Yes, he grieved the loss of his true love. But in the face of a dying planet and billions of lives riding on his success, the extended reaction was immature and he so needed to man up. (Don't worry, he does!)

Taken as a whole, ONCE UPON A TIME IN SPACE is an incredible adventure that offers an exciting, erotic journey where guy meets gal, guy falls in love with gal, and then tries to save the world. Who could ask for more than that?
 

 

 


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Review: Once Upon A Time In Space by Heather Massey

March 1st 2011 by Red Sage Publishing     Once Upon A Time In Space by Heather Massey"In the sea of stars, an epic love story is about to begin...

Earth is dying. Nick Venture, the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus, embarks on a dangerous mission to find a new planet and save humanity. This places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest space pirate in the galaxy.

Raquel lives for one purpose: revenge against a horrible demon from her past. When an attempt to hijack Nick’s starship backfires, Raquel becomes his protector in order to avoid capture by the tyrannical Space Defense Corps. Nick and Raquel are irresistibly drawn to one another despite the forbidden nature of their attraction. But the conflicted pirate’s deepest secret could tear the couple apart even as humanity’s time runs out..."

Released: March 1st 2011 by Red Sage Publishing


Review:
My Rating: 5/5

Pure pleasure of a read written with intense delicacy!
  
Heather Massey is not looking for an easy way out.  Her writing tackles every angle in Once Upon A Time In Space and leaves me sated.  The sentences and paragraphs flow like fresh water down my throat on a hot day.  Romance matched the adventure head on.  Hope battling with Vengeance.  The need for something more rivals with the constant conflicts that stand in the way.  Every aspect of an entertaining  read is present and accounted for. 


Each character is written with distinct personalities.  Raquel was a fun mystery that Heather gradually unravels for us.  Nick's strength, unyielding heart and his willingness to lay his heart on the table is a fond treat to read.


If you had not guessed already I really enjoyed this title.  SciFi Romance is definitely taking up residency in my reading preferences.  Even for amateur scifi adventurers like me Once Upon A Time In Space is an easy read.  For the seasoned scifi readers Heather writes with brilliance so you'll have to grab this one as well.  Click Here to read the first three chapters.


If you are interested in the genre Heather Massey runs a fantastic blog.  She has the best postings and is a MUST follow.  The Galaxy Express


 

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Once Upon A Time In Space - A Book Review by Voodoo Bride

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once Upon A Time In Space by Heather Massey

What is it about:
In the sea of stars, an epic love story is about to begin...
Earth is dying. Nick Venture, the last living descendant of Christopher Columbus, embarks on a dangerous mission to find a new planet and save humanity. This places him on a collision course with Raquel Donovan, the deadliest space pirate in the galaxy.
Raquel lives for one purpose: revenge against a horrible demon from her past. When an attempt to hijack Nick’s starship backfires, Raquel becomes his protector in order to avoid capture by the tyrannical Space Defense Corps. Nick and Raquel are irresistibly drawn to one another despite the forbidden nature of their attraction. But the conflicted pirate’s deepest secret could tear the couple apart even as humanity’s time runs out…


What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
A very tasty SciFi romance with just the right mix of adventure and romance. Massey creates a believable future that is gritty and bleak, but also gives it colour by writing a story that's full of action, hardship, heroics and hope. I really liked the cast of minor characters who made the story come further alive. My favourite has to be Twitch, Nick's pilot and practically his second in command. The romance between Nick and Raquel is steamy, intense and skirting the edges of frustrating, but that makes the good parts all the more satisfying. All in all a great read.

Why should you read it:
It's an action packed, steamy SciFi romance with Space Pirates!
 

 

 
 
 
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