Series: Other Worlds 06
Author: Stevie Woods
Genre: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Action, Adventure
Length: Novella (50pgs Mobi)
Publisher: Amber Quill (Amber Allure) (4th December 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: On Alkya, a planet a long way from Earth, the Division of Investigation – Other Worlds, has set up a base where hundreds of personnel live and work. Among them are two men, Major Joshua Marsden and Lieutenant Matthew Ronson, who are part of one of the survey teams.
Dropping through the atmosphere to land on Theta for their latest survey, the ship is disabled by a strange energy force and crashes in an immense ice field. Matt awakens in the debris of the control room to find Josh and Dennis injured and the ship badly damaged. He does what he can for his colleagues and attempts to repair the tear to the ship’s skin. They struggle to keep warm in the freezing temperatures and when it transpires their communication unit isn’t working, it becomes a fight for their very survival.
This story is the sequel to Other Worlds 02 – Lightning Strike
Purchase Link: http://amberquill.com/AmberAllure/ColdFear.html
Review: Josh, Matt and Dennis are on a mission to find out more about the geology scans and the minerals the scans discovered. Unfortunately, as they drop through the atmosphere they are hit by something that their scans missed; now it is a fight for survival and time is running out.
This is quite a well written science fiction novella that has a few edge-of-the-seat moments. Josh is trying his best to keep up appearances despite his injuries for the sake of Matt. Josh knows that the situation is dire and he is the only one who can fix the communication unit to get a message to Alkya Base to send a rescue team. Matt has done his best to treat Josh and Dennis and fix the breach in the ship but his skills are limited and he feels helpless as he hands parts to Josh and checks on Dennis as the temperature drops to a dangerous level.
This story flicks between the prospective of Josh and Matt so we get the feelings of both men as they struggle to survive. We feel their fear and hopelessness as they realize that rescue might not reach them in time and we feel their love as they both remember better moments.
I will recommend this to those who love hot sex, pure love, a struggle for survival and a really good story.