Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Do or Die ~ Marly Mathews

You can find Marly here and buy Do or Die here.

Do Or DieThe world has changed. Ten years ago, Earth nearly crumbled beneath the might of an intergalactic War. The Enemy fought with destructive psychokinetic powers. Only a band of extraordinary humans stood in their path. They were known as the Gemini Order. Now, Shylah McKay and her kind are being persecuted for the very talents that saved Earth from ruination. But Shylah’s a mover and a shaker, and with her lover, Grayson, by her side, she’ll go to the ends of the Earth and beyond, to fight for her people.

The relationship Shylah and Grayson share isn’t your average love affair.  You see, he’s a ghost.  And to make things just that much more interesting – not everyone can see him.  Shylah’s a very talented telepath and celebrated war hero.  And someone’s after her friends.

Do or Die is a very well-written story that goes above and beyond your average romance.  Packed full of action and sprinkled with tender love scenes, you see not only Shylah’s intense love for Grayson, but also her devotion to her friends and family as well as her duty to her planet. 

In a world that eerily parallels our own current times, interplanetary tensions and prejudices strain relations between Normals and the Gifted as well as those from off world.  Between the gunshots, secrets are revealed and trusts are broken.  Everyone involved is forced to re-evaluate what they have come to know as true.  And that can be a shocking revelation.

Do or Die was my first of Ms. Mathews novels.  I can safely say that I will be going back for more before long. 

~Your Almost Happy New Year Celebrating Crazy Lady