Scala High Performance Programming gI m so freaking excited about DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes It is exactly what I want in my science fiction romance reads I m extremely picky when it comes to thisenre I ve read so many SFR s that start well but then they just totally lose me and even the ones that I like are sometimes missing that X factor the unidentifiable thing that makes me want to run around shoving copies of the book into everyone s armsDRAGONFLY had that thing I m always looking for It was everything I wanted it to be Military sci fi with a capable kickass heroine and a smart Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi (प्रयोगशाला नेपाली सङ्क्रमणमा दिल्ली, दरबार र माओवादी) gorgeous rebel hero If youuys like Aren from my books you ll love Dragonfly that s the hero s code name He has all the sexy smiles and he s very very Charlie the Caterpillar good at his job something that definitely puts him at the top of the hotness scale for meSo what is the book about It s told from first person POV Carrie is the heroine and she s basically a black ops operative who finallyets the chance to kill the rebel scum who murdered her fiance Of course that rebel scum turns out to be Dragonfly and he s not what she expected But she has to put aside his orgeous looks and his personality that seems to be in conflict with what she s read in his file and she has to et close to him so that she can figure out what his big evil plan isThe book has lots of cool Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture guns andadgets and a very awesome anti theft concept Erica Hayes didn t skimp on the world building but it s very easy to follow and understand even for people like me who did everything possible to avoid science classes in high school and college There is something that makes me sad about this book It s the fact that I ve heard virtually nothing about this book I came across it because I follow Sharon Fisher author of GHOST PLANET another SFR that I enjoyed this year and saw that she added it to her to read list on Goodreads On a whim I clicked over and read the sample pages The sample pages made me set aside the other book I was reading and purchase DRAGONFLY immediately I had so much trouble putting it down NOT a ood thing when you re behind on a deadline But as I was saying this book doesn t seem to be etting hardly any attention which is a shame because it s fantastic The perfect blend of science fiction action and romance and I really want the book to do well SFR is a tiny subgenre that I think can explode It has everything that I love about urban fantasy but instead of magic and curses and potions it has Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) guns and spaceships and awesome technology I really hope youuys will ive it a try If you do let me know how you like it Other than one totally out of place scene where a bunch of fearsome terrorists have nothing to do but
Taunt A 14 Year Old Rich Girl a 14 year old rich irl mean irls in the middle of a mission and the heroine blames her for luring the killers with her sexy sexy clothes Dragonfly was exciting Erica Hayes can write Loved Dragonfly the character too LOL So sweet I really liked the theme which I won t ive away but involves empire Review Courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyDRAGONFLY was a difficult book for me to read and review as I tend to like to watch science fiction television and movies than read them Much of this has to do with Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War getting lost in all of the technology descriptions with noood way to visualize what I am reading From a purely plot standpoint ignoring all of the sci fi elements DRAGONFLY was a pretty A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion good story filled with tons of action and intrigue The world building is vast with lots of interesting sci fiadgets and a very cool twisty storyline I especially liked how the characters became complex and the lines between The Magic Question good and bad blurred as the story progressedCarrie is an engaging strong and complex character I liked her backstory and the fact that she came off as an incredibly clever resourceful woman which I always admire in a heroheroine One thing that frustrated me however was the numerous code names Carrie had which was especially confusing when one character refers to her by two different names in one conversationCarrie s love interest code name Dragonfly was just as complicated as Carrie and a strange enigma as his real motivations and identity are essentially a mystery waiting to be unraveled by Carrie Given the juicy history between these two characters I was hoping to learn a little about himOverall DRAGONFLY it is an exciting action adventure that lovers of science fiction novels will surely appreciate and enjoy While the science fictionenre in this medium is still a little overwhelming for me I thought the idea was well executed and the characters intriguing Check out the reviews linked below for a few SF lovers thoughts on DRAGONFLYSexual content multiple sex scenes soooooooooo A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates good crossing my fingers for a seuel Amazing worldbuilding andreat characters Good action Scenes And Pacing Just Wish This Book Had A and pacing I just wish this book had a there many plot threads left untied at the end Excellent sci fi romance The ending leaves the door open for a seuel and to that all I can say is YES PLEASE D Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty An engaging tale of America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World good baduy. Carrie Thatcher is a tough Imperial counter terrorism agent Her mission pose as a sexy cyber thief to entrap the notorious rebel Dragonfly who’s planning a heist on the space station Casa de Esperanza – an orbital casino on the fringe of Imperial spaceAnd this assignment’s personal Dragonfly murdered her closest friend.
Erica Hayes ↠ 9 read & downloadNIf you re a fan of the FireflyFarscape style of space opera this is for you Carrie was a very Aeryn Sun type character to me Be prepared space opera this is for you Carrie was a very Aeryn Sun type character to me Be prepared some heavy ish technobabble and world building though and having to stick with it for the first couple of chapters to American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past get to the adventure the novel was ok Carrie was total kick ass just not crazy about dragonfly he was too soft and not enough leadership Review originally posted at The Book PushersCarrie who is also known under her codename as Aragon is an Axis imperial agent She s beeniven the mission to
HUNT DOWN A CYBER THIEF REBELdown a cyber thief rebel An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism goes under the name Dragonfly She has beeniven crappy run of the mill missions after her team and fiance were killed in action when their mission went wrong But Carrie jumps at the chance to track down Dragonfly who is to blame for their deaths However complications occurs when the black ops arm of the Axis demand that she murders Dragonfly opposite to her orders which was to capture him alive She is torn between revenge and to et back in the ood races of her superiors but she did not encounter the fact that when she does track down her uarry she would develop feelings for him and that her loyalties would be challenged to their limitsI am so lad that I decided to pick up DRAGONFLY by Erica Hayes as part of our Sci Fi Romance theme month because this is a book which definitely describes the perfect book for this sub Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences genre I expected that it would be a fun adventure withood world building but I didn t expect how much I really enjoyed the book because it was full of depth and Anaphora and Conceptual Structure great characterization as well a fully realized universe which was brimming full of details that literally leapt off the pageCarrie isiven another identity to entrap Dragonfly Her new name and identity is to be Lazuli a sexy and brash thief which will help to attract his attention The Axis finds out that Dragonfly is planning a heist to help fund the rebellion against the Imperial forces who have an oppressive presence in the Between Silences galaxy subduing planets and its population But thingset really complicated for Carrie when she becomes attracted to Dragonfly and things are further murkier when she has to team up with a former lover of hers Nikita The last time she saw him he left her for deadI loved how how messy and intricate the emotional elements developed in the story It really fleshed out Carrie s character who faces realistic thoughts and feelings when dealing with Nikita who betrayed her so deeply in the past and Dragonfly who is not as the cold blooded killer she thought he was She is determined to succeed in her mission but the she becomes ensconced into the labyrinthine plots the twists and turns emerge that have her uestioning her orders and the organisation that she believes in Especially in the context of her past which is highlighted beautifully in the story about her deprived beginnings which led her to do things she wanted to forget in order to surviveThe world that Erica Hayes
"Sets Out Is Stark Dark "out is stark dark very Betrayals gritty which was contrasted sharply with the technological setting and epic expanse of space travelling I loved the Sci Fi overtones which was well thought out and realistic but at the same time it didn t overpower the plot or the characters But it was definitely one of the highlights of the book because so much detail and depth went into the world building that it came alive for meThe romance had a cat and mouse overtone was just plain fun There was no mooning or insta lust and the tension that builds up between Carrie and Dragonfly is just fantastic It was sexy and flirty but realistic as they both have their own agendas and seeing them play around that along with their attraction was seductive and steamy Even Nikita s involvement in the plot added aood old dose of complicated tension to the mix even though Carrie doesn t full fall for his old tricks But he was such a charismatic character I couldn t not help fall for him a little bit and could understand why he held such a huge attractionThe book was filled with Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations great characters who were lively and vivid and it was a rich cast of personalities from Dragonfly s cohorts and ex allies who adds complications to hisoals to the murky black ops and Axis agents that surround Carrie This was a wonderful world and the action which was fast pace had me Bat Ode glued to the pages However I did feel the ending with the climax was a bit rushed and I wished it was expanded because it lost steam at the end with the huge build up and revelations that came out I liked how it ended thoughI really hope there is to come in this universe and characters because it seems that Erica Hayes has left a huge hint for to come I think fans of Ann Aguirre and Linnea Sinclair will lap this up and I highly recommend this book because it had intrigue spies and action And if you re in the mood for high octane action with multi faceted characters and a very sexy romance in a real Sci Fi setting this is the book for you because all these factors worked and created a fantastic and vibrant universeIive DRAGONFLY a Be easy But is he the ruthless killer she was led to believe Or has her precious Empire deceived her With Malachite watching her every move the slightest flinch in loyalty means deathCarrie is soon racing to uncover an audacious treachery that will shock the Empire to its core if she can stay alive for long enough to expose S and bad Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work gooduys where the line between what is right and wrong are blurred by one s moralsOpening Sentence What s the emergency The Review In the cold and empty expanse of space things are beginning to heat up in the Imperial s war on terrorism Axis agent Carrie Thatcher AKA Aragon has been assigned to take down one of the notorious rebels of them all the infamous Dragonfly She s all in when it comes to stopping this man from robbing Casa de Esperanza s casino What seemed to be a simple case of Barrio: Photographs from Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village gooduy versus bad Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War guy turns complicated when Carrieets the opportunity to see things from the rebel s point of view It s doesn t help that Dragonfly is a temptation she should avoid at all costs What will Carrie do when she must decide to either follow orders or follow her heartCarrie may be tough on the outside but she is deeply scarred on the inside The only man she has ever loved was killed in a terrorist attack orchestrated by Dragonfly This assignment is a way for her to do what is Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French good for the Empire as well as avenge her lover But Carrie is not one to ignorantly follow orders It becomes obvious to her that there isoing on than she was told Her morals and ethics demand that she take a step back and see the entire situation without prejudice Her Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America growing attraction to Dragonfly is just one of the reasons she can t seem to take down the rebel before knowing the entire story When push comes to shove Carrie must rely on her own intuition to find who are the trueood At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture guys and baduysThe fact that Carrie is known by so many different code names and aliases reiterates that she may no longer understand even herself Her submersion in each name each identity allows her to be free from her own past When these layers of armor are stripped away what will the real Carrie be likeDragonfly is an amazing character that has just as many names as Carrie He is sexy confident and a enius Hold on everyone I must fan myself for a moment Okay I m better now Anyway his image is one of a villainous rogue intent on destroying all the ood in the Empire But that is not WHO he is He uses his intelligence in order to help those people that look to him for protection those that cannot protect themselves When Carrie Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism gets involved she starts to carve a space for herself in his heart Is he willing to put all his plans in jeopardy for the sake of one womanThe reallyreat part of Dragonfly besides the awesome world building is the cast of characters Each individual has both Boggs: A Comedy of Values good and bad ualities that blur the lines between the two You can never tell if this one is an actual baduy or if he is just a self centered jerk
This adds a remarkable depth to both the character s personalities asadds a remarkable depth to both the character s personalities as as the story itself I love character driven books and I must say that this one ravitates toward the upper echelon of my driven books and I must say that this one ravitates toward the upper echelon of my Hayes inserts modern day issues into a fantastical science fiction story Though I may not see the day we are living among the stars I still hope that we retain our humanity in their twinkling depthsOverall Dragonfly is a wonderful start to what appears to be the next big story to hit the sci fi Berlioz and the Romantic Century genre There is love There is fighting There isambling There is betrayal and redemption What can a reader ask forNotable Scene His fingers clamped my elbow like steel I tried to fire but my forearm went numb and the pistol dropped from my nerveless fingers He dragged me inside and threw me on the floor and before I recovered from my sprawl I was on my knees with a hot atomflash jammed against my templeDragonfly swore and scrambled from his bench but the white haired irl shoved him
Back DownMy Hair SizzleddownMy hair sizzled I jerked away But Spider twined his hand in my braid and forced the atomflash to my headHe chuckled rich with satisfaction Let s try this again Sasha Yes or deadOne little mistake Just one and now I was helpless My uts watered and I closed my eyes and cursed my own stupidity Leverage in some bickering rebel crossfireWhat a shitty way to dieFTC Advisory The author provided me with a copy of Dragonfly No Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for my review I onlyet paid in hugs and kisses from my little boys What I likedThe world building was in depth complex and intriguing The plot was high tension and action packed There was uite a bit of science maths and technology something I love but that might put off those not so keen on heavy SF elements The characters are captivating and the hero particularly takes some figuring outWhat I didn t likeThis was uite slow at the start due to a heavy amount of set up and world building but had a lot of tension throughout right to the final conflictand then totally flopped for the final few pages I think this book had the most disappointing ending I ve come across even if it had the reuired HFN for a romance Also I Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture got a little tired of Carrie with her he s my enemy he has to die OMG he s hot and I want to sleep with him mental routine I prefer my sexual tension a bit subtle Others might enjoy her constant mental conflict than meIn conclusio. And she’s in no mood to show him mercy Evenetting stuck with the partner from hell Malachite her sociopathic ex lover and the Empire’s most dangerous agent can’t dampen her relish for the killWith Carrie’s expert weapons skills and penchant for cracking codes insinuating herself into Dragonfly’s confidence should.