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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Freak Factor: Sector Guard 1 by Viola Grace

Freak Factor: Sector Guard 1 by Viola Grace
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short (74 Pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Holly

Living life on Kaddaka station was predictable and profitable. Mala's talent for undetectable repairs has made her quite wealthy and the station quite popular. When a Reflex ship comes in hot, out of control and unable to stop, she is the woman for the job. The job itself is an audition for the Sector Guard, but unless Mala is successful the passengers of the ship will never be able to tell her the good news.

Isabi has been less than enthusiastic about meeting his new partner, until he sees her. Suddenly his interest is peaked. She doesn't seem to notice the pheromones that he exudes and she certainly doesn't fawn all over him. This woman may be worthy of her position as his partner, and he will not have her working with anyone else. Their talents make them the perfect team, now he just has to prove it to her.

The Sector Guard is an elite team of exceptional beings assembled for their wide ranging abilities, and employed by the Alliance for special mission only they can fulfill. The entire team consists of twelve members in matched and mated pairs to ensure maximum results on each mission. Freak Factor is the story of one of the members of this unique team of beings and how she came to join the Sector Guard.

Mala Deeha has the ability to manufacture or repair anything. She is of mixed race, not knowing what mix that is, but comfortable in her skin. She is recruited as she is working in a ship repair space station on Kaddaka, and decides that the Sector Guard is her key to her future. When Mala and Isabi need to go on missions, they need identities that will protect family left behind. Mala becomes Fixer, and Isabi is Shade. Will this partnership flourish, as they learn their roles in the Guard?

Viola Grace has a fantastic imagination, and she uses it to full advantage in this series. None of her characters in the Sector Guard are human, at least not fully human, but you like them because they are still quite real. I like the descriptive details that give each character their personalities, and Mala and her partner Isabi are very well written. The interplay between Mala and Isabi is fun to read, and it is obvious that Isabi has plans for their future well before Mala realizes his intentions. I love that Mala is a strong female and makes her own decisions, including deciding the timetable for losing her innocence to Isabi.

This is the first of the Sector Guard books by Viola Grace, and if it is any indication, it will be a wild ride. The book is filled with humor, and romance is the key to each partnership within the Guard. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team, and if they are half as much fun as Mala and Isabi, it will be a wonderful experience.

If you are a science fiction fan and love adventure, Freak Factor is the start of a fantastic reading adventure with a lovely happy ever after to it.