Aug 19, 2015

Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax Review

Releasing Rage
Cyborg Sizzle Book 1
By: Cynthia Sax
Releasing August 19, 2015
 Self Published 

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals—kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal—survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?  

I was super excited to get stuck in to Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax! As we all know, she is one of my favorite authors of all time, and I was excited that she was releasing a book by herself.
Before we jump in to the book, I would like to address the cover! While I would normally say “Never judge a book by its cover” in this case I would say do! As the book, IS as beautiful as the cover. BUT, and that’s a big BUT peeps! The book does tell a graphic tale of abuse and rape. Not in detail mind you! But the implication is there. It’s an important part of the story, and it is crucial that it is told.
Now let’s move on to the actual story.  Cadet Joan Tull is working on a spaceship for the Humanoid Alliance, after leaving her home planet of Agri. She is the only female on the ship and the men hated her and verbally degrade her at every point. She was supposed to be there as an engineer for the Cyborgs, but the women hating Commander sent her to work in the trash disposal area.
That is, until one of the Cyborgs killed his engineer and the Commander saw it as a way to rid his ship of Joan. Even though Joan was warned by someone she thought of as a friend, NOT to take the position, Joan did anyway, even when she found out the Cyborg killed her predecessor.
C899321 or Rage is he is known, finally killed his human engineer after many cycles of abuse and is determined to kill all of the humans and escape with his fellow cyborgs. But now he has been told that is female is his new engineer and although she seems different, Rage distrusts her more, even when the other Humans harm her, he is skeptical.
But slowly Rage begins to trust Joan, especially when she feeds him information to escape. But when it most counts for Joan to know the truth, Rage still withholds the cyborgs plan. But Joan knows she is going to die at the hands of her fellow cadets and Commander, so she says goodbye, happy in the knowledge that Rage is safe. But that is not the plan and you are left wondering if Rage will get back in enough time to save her.
WOW! What a book! I am not normally one for SCI-FI romances, but to me, this is less about the Sci-Fi aspect and more about the relationship between Joan and the Cyborgs.
What you realize when you read the book, is that I have barely scrapped the surface with my description above! And that this book opens up a world of stories yet to come and you cannot help but fall in love with each of the characters.
The writing, characters and plot for Releasing Rage is spellbinding! It truly sucked me in and I felt like I became Joan Tull and trust me, I cried SO hard with this book, I literally went through a whole box of Kleenex!
I give Releasing Rage 10 out of 10, for sheer brilliance!

USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.

She lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

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1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Releasing Rage. (hugs Cara)