TWO 4 Stars for Chrysalis Corporation (Chrysalis Corporation #1) by T.A. Venedicktov


Title: Chrysalis Corporation (Chrysalis Corporation #1)
Author Name & Publisher: T.A. Venedicktov (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 17, 2015 – 350 pgs


Together, they can change the rules of the galaxy and the definition of humanity.

When Damion Hawk is offered an opportunity to escape the destitute life of a miner on Mars and become an elite Alpha Fighter pilot, he jumps at the chance. Within the Chrysalis Corporation, Damion must learn to work with his Core—a man with computerized implants, no human emotions—and no rights. But unlike other Fighters, Damion can’t treat Core 47 as a tool. He sees 47 as more than a machine, and he’ll take deadly risks to help 47 find the humanity inside him.

Fighters and Cores are designed to work together and enhance each other’s strengths in defense of their employer. Damion and 47 will need each other’s support as suspicions about the all-powerful Chrysalis Corporation arise. Someone wants Damion and 47 gone, and they need to find out who and why while hiding 47’s growing emotions and the love forming between them. If they can succeed, they might save not only themselves, but all Cores enslaved by the Corporation.

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I loved the world this author created in this book!

Damion a skilled pilot who was picked by a Core 47 that has been waiting for him for awhile. He only wants the best pilot and that is Damion. When you read this book it will explain how important a core is to a alpha fighter pilot.

Now there were parts of this book that did really drag for me but I am glad I kept going even though the ending… All I will say about the ending without giving away any spoilers is.. Why!!! No!! I need to know what happened!

Okay moving on lol. I really did like this story and these characters this author created. Yes even though there were parts that dragged I am so happy I kept going because by the end of this book I was hooked.

Now I can not wait to read the next book in this series to see what happens next with Damion and Core 47.

So all together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!



Oh man, I was excited to read this book when I read the description. I love sci-fi, romance books. I don’t often find a lot that catches my interest though. This one did.
Damion longed to leave his native planet, MARS, because it was just a dead end mining town. So fortunately for him, he gets recruited and trains to be a pilot. A pretty great pilot. So great that he unknowingly attracts the interest of a CORE, a being who looks human, is human, but not really.
I adored Requiem, the rebel CORE who kept killing off his pilots, waiting for Damion to arrive. I know, killing? Well, Requiem had his reasons and the pilots weren’t exactly angels. Anyway, I really liked him and I thought he and Damion made a great team and lovers. The plot is typical, but it’s how the story is told that sets it apart from others with the same themes.
I liked how the author describe how Requiem was slowly starting to change. How he became more human-like and not so emotionless because of his connection with Damion. It was a long book so his “coming out” wasn’t rushed.
Damion was awesome and believable. He was told how dangerous Requiem was, but he decided to judge for himself, cautiously of course. He even gave Requiem his name. Requiem was known as CORE 47 before/ There was some moments when the book got a bit boring, but it’s a good 4 stars for me.
I’ll be looking forward to the 2nd book.


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T.A. Venedicktov is in reality two people.

A, Ariana Juno, is a full-time working single mother with a love of chai tea lattes and tumblr. When A is not working or raising two amazing children she is plotting with her co-author. A has been in the medical field for fifteen years and has a love of travel. She lives in the Midwest and has an ice cream habit which calls for an intervention. A daydreams most of the plots of the T.A. novels—daily, hourly, nonstop, which drives T nuts at times.

T is a full-time mom with a background in theater. T has traveled outside the USA to multiple countries. The main headliner in regards to editing and keeping their writing in order as well as trying to untangle all of A’s random ideas. T lives in Florida with her fiancé and three human children as well as three cat babies. She’s been battling Sjogren’s Disease while drinking coffee and kicking ass.

The duo has been writing unprofessionally for over a decade together and hope to share their characters with the world.


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