Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cold Warriors by Clare Dargin

I had never read a futuristic romance with a military twist, such as Cold Warriors. Simply because I never thought I'd find it interesting, for my specific tastes. However, Clare Dargin has opened me up to yet another whole new world!


Cold Warriors
Clare Dargin

Aspen Mountain Press
July 2007
184 Pages

Cold Warriors takes place approximately 100 years in the future. Back in the late 90’s, some people who were nearing death were frozen, or placed into a cryogenic state. Now, the United States military is waking those who have been found, up. Only, they’re not on Earth anymore, they’re in the vast recesses of deep space, which comes as a huge shocker to Caitlin Driskoll, upon being awakened after 99 years.

However, much to Caitlin’s surprise, she’s told she gets to go back to Earth. Even though she knows A LOT has changed, she’s still excited to be able to pick up what’s left of her life, and learn about all that’s happened. However, upon departure, she’s told to report to Colonel Keegan. Colonel Keegan informs Caitlin that she is to say aboard the space ship, and that she must also earn her keep.

A war has been raging for the past three years in space, between us and the Verneans. If the Verneans win, we become enslaved. They are now “planet-hopping,” via planets that are much too cold for humans to inhabit, and therefore, too cold for us to fight on. However, that’s where the cyro’s come in, because they CAN withstand the frigid temperatures on these planets, and thus can come in especially handy for gathering intel.

War or not, Caitlin feels as if, “She had died and joined the Marine Corps. Or was God an aging general? Either way she knew it couldn’t be heaven ‘cause there was no chocolate…”

Cold Warriors is a great read for those interested in military and futuristic genres. However, Caitlin’s story, or better yet, life is during the 90's, a time which we, the reader, can find more relatable, making Cold Warriors by Clare Dargin, easily relatable to most any reader. Clare Dargin has written a great futuristic piece, and once Caitlin Driskoll is introduced into the story, you will find you just can’t put this one down!

-Denise Kivett

Rogues and Romance

Heat Rating: *1- Cupid's Affection Arrow
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Violence Rating: *4- Fire Arrow
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Official Blurb:
When Caitlin Driskoll is awakened from a cryogenic stasis, she's got a lot of adjusting to do. It's a new century and the planet is at war. Once married to a Navy JAG, she now experiences life from the viewpoint of a Jarhead, and the view isn't pleasant. Colonel Medoro Keegan lost the two most important things in his life during his Marine career: his wife to friendly fire, and his ability to fly combat missions. Now, he's stuck aboard the Blanchard as the XO. The Corps is the only family he has left and he's not about to lose the last thing he values. Until he meets Caitlin, who isn't shy about telling Medoro what she thinks about his Marines. How can such beauty wrapped in an icy body have so much fire? It's the future, and a new kind of prejudice has replaced the racial prejudice Caitlin experienced in the last century. After all, when you've been given a second chance at life, you are expendable.

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Happy Reading and Happy New Year!


Rae L. said...

Great review, Dee! I LOVE this book so much. It quenched my thirst for sci-fi romances with just the right amount of futuristic action. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for more works from this author. :-)


Denise said...

I'm glad this caught your eye! Cold Warriors really is a great piece, and Clare Dargin is just fantastic! Definately check her out. :-)