Star Nomad (Fallen Empire #1)


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Title: Star Nomad

Series: Fallen Empire #1

Author: Lindsay Buroker

Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 253

Format: Kindle Digital edition



Captain Alisa Marchenko has been left behind on a pohdunk world, recovering from her injuries. Inexplicably, there are NO armed force bases on the world or anyone she can turn to to return home. So she is forced to link up with some strange mechanic lady, find an old abandoned spacefreighter, take on passengers AND figure out how to work with an Imperial cyborg who is camping out in her chosen spaceship.

All Alisa wants is to get to her home planet and see her daughter again. But she can’t do that while she has beefcake all over the place and pecs galore to ogle. Poor Alisa. She is so insecure and unable to take care of herself.


My Thoughts:

I went into this thinking it was going to be a cool SF adventure. It was billed as “for fans of Star Wars or Firefly”. That should have been more than enough warning.

What I got was a story about a woman who is insecure, incapable of taking care of herself and obsessed with her imaginary relationship with a former enemy soldier. And I mean, totally imaginary. Oh, and don’t forget his pecs.

If you like a romance book, without sex, and wrapped in a Science Fiction wrapper, this is the series for you. Considering there are at least 8 books, I guess “somebody” is buying these. Maybe people who like pecs.


18 thoughts on “Star Nomad (Fallen Empire #1)

    1. The more hits I take for the team, the less I’m liking that whole idea. I wish I could be someone who somehow, magically, impossibly!!!!, only reads 4star or above books. I envy those people, until I realize how shallow their thinking must be to give “X” 4 stars. Then I feel better 🙂

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  1. I think there should be a law that any romance novel has to be conspicuously labeled as such, whether it has graphic sex or not.

    A few weeks ago I requested a book from Netgalley that the description described as a mystery. In actuality, it was a graphic sex novel with a sliver of a mystery plot.

    I don’t have anything against romance novels, but I don’t care for them or have any desire to read them and I was pissed that they can get away with not labeling it as such.

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    1. I am totally with you on that!
      I remember a couple of years ago there was this action book, it looked like a Seal Team 6 action man book, but it was in reality a romance about some dr lady being rescued by said action team. There was lots of “smouldering” and eye stuff and I even think the word “slab” was used about some of the guys. I gave up in disgust.

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      1. That’s normally my rule, too! XD Probably a good one, too. I enjoyed a few fantasy novels by Buroker in the past, so I was hoping to enjoy her sci-fi just as much. Oh well. Back to the library!

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        1. A question for you.
          You show up with a gravatar and a wordpress link, but when I click on the link, it takes me to a page that says it has been deleted by the owner. How do you do that?

          is what I am clicking on.


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