4.5 stars for Potato Surprise: A Brimstone Prequel by Angel Martinez @angelmartinezrr #trans #scifi #MM

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Title: Potato Surprise: A Brimstone Prequel
Author Name & Publisher: Angel Martinez — Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Publication Date & Length: Aug 29, 2015 — 120 pages

Synopsis

Before Ness, before Corny, before Leopold and Heckle and Mac, there was just Shax and Verin and a newly stolen, er, acquired cargo ship. Join Shax on his first adventure in space in which a pampered demon prince has a lot to learn.

When a steel trap of celestial and infernal politics threatens to close around them, Shax and Verin flee Earth’s system in a stolen ship, leaving everything behind. It’s an elegantly simple plan, with a new ship and a new life as carefree brigands among the stars.

But the ship seems to hate them, and in order to have any sort of life they need funds. A frightened man offering them a contract to deliver three mysterious crates comes just in time, and Shax is sure their troubles are over. Out of his environment and in over his head, Shax scrambles to understand the players and the consequences of his new life. With cargo that’s not what it seems, shadowy motives around every turn, and a gorgeous rogue named Julian for a dash of added confusion, Shax’s grand schemes of a new start may be his demise before he can even begin.

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Review

FourandHalfStars

I found this story interesting even though I hadn’t read any of the other stories in the series (in fact I wasn’t aware that there was already other stories out in this series until I looked the book up to write my review).
I have to say I ABSOLUTELY loved Ivana… Cracked me up.
The bugs were creative and I want one! I was sort of hoping Shax would find a way to keep one for himself since he found them so fascinating.
While I probably wouldn’t have picked up this book based on the cover (I know I judge a book by it’s cover) I have to say I would’ve been wrong. This was excellently written and has me wanting to read the rest of the series.
Renee

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AuthorBio

Angel Martinez currently lives part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head. She has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Angel’s alter ego writes the all-ages science fiction – Sandra Stixrude.

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