Space Colony


Journals


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Space Colony Journals


They lived through an interplanetary war; now they must survive its aftermath. Welcome to the far future. The Space Colony Journals are an epic tale of a family's struggle to survive on a colony in space. These are the courageous women and dangerous men who carve a home on the Alien World of Vensoog

 

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The will to survive is mankind's greatest weapon

In the last interplanetary war a bio-weapon killed or sterilized all the males on Vensoog.  To keep the colony alive, the Matchmaker Program finds ex-soldiers like Zack Jackson, a hard-as-nails ex-recon soldier who no longer has a home planet, and offer him a new home on Vensoog if he is willing to marry a Vensoog woman. With his home world now pile of radioactive ash, Zack desperately needs a new home for himself and his kids so he accepts the offer.

When the Matchmaker Program pairs him with Katherine, they both wonder if it is a match made in Heaven or Hell? They need to find out quick, because the ruthless Thieves Guild wants the valuable data cube their kids stole back. And they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.

Plus, Katherine is falling in love with her new husband and she hasn't a clue if he feels the same about her…

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New! Patricia A. Adams reviewed Options of Survival (Space Colony Journals Book 1)

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 Super super Series! July 10, 2020

I read all six books, in a row, in a few days. Yes, that good. So sorry there are no more in the series - lots of characters still need love! The storyline was very fun, the characters were amazing, the story flowed...I just absolutely loved these books. You will want to read them all, I know you will! The world Gail created was really fun and interesting. I am not going to give any storyline away, just read them. You will be happy you did! Kudos, Gail for an amazing series!!!!

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by Larry

5 out of 5 stars

This is yet another, "New-to-Me" author and if this first story is any indication, I will be reading much more of this author's work. The world building at the end of the story was a welcome addition. The characters are quite believable and the premise of a female lead society is a breath of fresh air. The plot of the story was straight forward and the action written was just enough to keep the reader interested. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next one in the series.


By CJ

4 out of 5 stars

A very interesting world with intriguing characters and a fascinating lifestyle. Reading the history of the world at the back of each book is a wonderful way to bring their past decisions and struggles to life. This is written in a different style of writing than most adventures, almost like a journal, but still wonderful to read.


by Laurie Robinson

4 out of 5 stars

Read as a Part of the "In the Beginning" Collection.

I enjoyed this one, a quick one day read


To save their planet from a hostile takeover, a warrior/priestess joins forces with a bard from another world and five genetically designed children.

Drusilla: A Dragon Talker, born of a line of powerful, psychically gifted women, she has been trained from birth to command the beasts of Vensoog, but can she command her own heart? 

Lucas: An off-world survivor of an interplanetary war, he is the untrained hereditary Bard of his people with the ability to compel with his voice. He recognized Drusilla as his soul mate when he met her, but can he convince her they are meant to be together?

Juliette: super smart, ruthless, wily and conniving—the perfect spy whose creators never realized they gave her a loving heart.

Lucinda: given a genius level IQ whose enhanced creativity genes made her the perfect icy planner. But those same genes spark a need for order and balance at odds with the goals of her masters.

Violet: a powerful empath whose alliance with the Vensoog Sand Dragon Jelli gave her the courage to defy her masters.

Rupert and Roderick: the intuitive chemist and the genius code cracker who turned out to be a lot tougher than their masters anticipated.

Only by working together can this diverse group stop the ruthless Thieves Guild from enslaving their planet.

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Tracy Smyth

5 out of 5 stars

This book was a great way to finish of a few stories. Love this authors writing. Great storyline and great characters

CJ

5 out of 5 stars

I found this to be a wonderful book. A lot of happenings on Vensoog with love, drama, retribution and fighting all headed towards a HEA, at least for now. I do wonder what new plots are taking place against the clans for the next book?


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Myra Mccullouch

5 out of 5 stars

Once again a brilliant story of life in the outer galaxies. 

Children born of cloning being groomed and trained in special skills for Grouter of the thieves guild. Many sold as sex slaves however 3 specially created girls were protected from the sex trade and rescued and adopted by a caring family on Vensoog. This is their story and the challenges faced by all who live on the planet and those from other planets they interact with.

Gail Daley thank you again for a terrific read


Tracy Smyth

5 out of 5 stars

Really enjoying this series.


CJ

5 out of 5 stars

Great follow through on the girl's origins! Some fascinating characters and as always, the pets are a delight for everyone. I look forward to Juliette's story.


QUANTUM LIGHT

A family of innocent botanists finds themselves thrust into the middle of a drug war on an alien planet.

Rupert and Aire have come to Trellya to negotiate the purchase of plants Rupert uses in the medicines and cosmetics his company makes. The dactyl Pelcon is with them because he goes everywhere Rupert goes. Sesuna came to find out what is happening on her family's estates. Teenage Selick came to see Trellya and meet the birth mother who sold her to the Thieves Guild as an infant. Will she love her or hate her? Either way, Selick has a lot of growing up to do.

To her horror Sesuna discovers her family's property has been over-run by rebels who plan to finance their revolution with the sale of Submit, a banned, highly addictive drug employed to make users compliant. They have already planted some fields on her property with the plants used to create it. If she can't prove her innocence the Magistra will use this as an excuse to seize the estate. But Before Sesuna can destroy the fields she and Selick are kidnapped by the rebels, whose leader intends to force Sesuna into marriage to gain control of the estate. Can Rupert and Sesuna defeat him and save her family's lands?

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by CJ

4 out of 5 stars

This was a great continuation of the Teague Clan children. The names can get confusing as there are 14 new ones in addition to the original 5 adopted, but it just seems to work. Deanna (Susana sic)  and Robert's (Rupert sic) story has some intrigue as well as foreshadowing of Selick's future in Patrol. Looking forward to the next chapter of the Space Colony Journals


 

What happens to soldiers when the war ends? If their planet was a casualty, where do they go?A marriage of convenience between two determined, strong willed people sparks a planetary war and puts at risk everyone they love.


Laird Genevieve O'Teague, a beautiful, strong-willed woman became the leader of her people at seventeen. Colonel Gideon Michaels had been a soldier who controlled thousands of fighters in the war. When it was over he needed a new home for his orphan niece and his adopted son. Genevieve's offer would provide both, but could he follow his heart and learn to trust and love his new wife? Vensoog is under attack by pirates and when Genevieve and his niece are kidnapped by an agent of the Thieves Guild, Genevieve and Gideon must learn to rely on each other and their newfound love to defeat their enemies.

 

Welcome to the far future. The Space Colony Journals are an epic tale of a family's struggle to survive. These are the courageous women and dangerous men who carve a home on the Alien World of Vensoog 

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Tracy Smyth

4 stars

This was an enjoyable read. I love that the main characters are all strong female characters. Good storyline. Look forward to reading the next book in the series

CJ

4 stars

A wonderful continuation of the O'Teague Clan's story. Again, this is a different style of writing but I found it to be a very enjoyable read.


When she finds the body of a retired shopkeeper on the beach, a series of mysterious events draws Lady Jayla into a web of passion, terror and murder. 

She finally realizes that if she wants to stay alive, she must figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next target.

She faces a slew of other problems while dealing with this crises. She needs to control her dysfunctional house-bot who thinks he's a sex-bot, and cope with Jake, her nosy boyfriend and her overprotective family. She has to find a way to stop the interplanetary jewel thieves who keep breaking into her shop looking for their missing loot. To make matters worse, the local and interplanetary detectives investigating the theft and murder think she either stole the jewels herself or that she makes excellent bait for the real thieves. Take your pick.

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Sandra Singleton

5 out of 5 stars

I love this genre and this author has written this well. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.


CJ

4 out of 5 stars

An enjoyable mystery/intrigue/romance set on a colony world with fascinating animals and cultural rules. A great continuation of the O'Teague extended family and neighboring clans' story. I can't wait to see what happens next on Vensoog.


All girls look for romance and adventure, but sometimes its better if you don't get what you ask for...
Juliette receives an assignment from the Parliamentary Council that both excites and intrigues her. She and her Dactyl Saura join an expedition team searching for the Lost City of the Elder races.
Accompanied by a diverse group of explorers Juliette discovers there are many dangers on the unknown continent of Kitzingen. When the exploration team encounters refuges from a crashed Life Boat, she spots a Thieves Guild tattoo on one of them and is immediately suspicious.

But the dangers on the expedition are nothing compared to what awaits Juliette when she returns home. Her old enemy, the brutal and callous Van Doyle, intends to kidnap her loved ones.

He has placed a bounty on the heads of Juliette's younger siblings, and it is one his men intend to collect even if they kill to do it. Does Juliette have the courage and skill to foil his plans and save them? Or will they disappear, never to be seen again?

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by Larry:

5 Stars

This is yet another, "New-to-Me" author and if this first story is any indication, I will be reading much more of this author's work. The world building at the end of the story was a welcome addition. The characters are quite believable and the premise of a female lead society is a breath of fresh air. The plot of the story was straight forward and the action written was just enough to keep the reader interested. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next one in the series.


by Jacki

5 stars

Adventure, suspense and romance, a perfect combination to make this a book worth reading. The characters were strong and the plot kept making me try to guess what happens next. Don’t miss out.

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