Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Review Godiva in the Firing Line

By: Robert Appleton
Published by: Damnation Books, LLC
Digital ISBN: 978-1-61572-043-9
Print ISBN: 978-1-61572-042-2

This review is based on a review copy provided by Damnation Books in exchange for review, all reviews being my own opinion without guarantee or assumption of liking or disliking.

Godiva in the Firing Line is an interesting mix of science fiction, soft romance, and hard-core war. Mr. Appleton brings his characters to life with all their flaws and their romantic ideals. He cleverly crafts an alien world where humans are pitted against giant monsters. This is a story sure to entertain.

Godiva is the daughter of an influential politician. She grew up knowing the machinations of politics, and when her elite paratrooper unit is shipped off without adequate equipment to guard a mining outpost, she smells the stink of back-room politics. One of Godiva’s team-mates, Dash Collingwood is a sensible young man. He isn’t interested in Godiva because of her beauty or her father’s affluence. He loves her for who she is.

The 57th Airborne is shipped off to Scimitar B and instructed to take Celiba-C on a daily basis. This drug inhibits all sexual desires; a drug which is necessary to keep team members from reacting foolishly in dangerous situations. Godiva is torn. Dash is more than a sexual interest; he is her best friend and confidant. With Celiba-C, she sees their relationship deteriorating and she misses it.

What could possibly happen if Godiva and Dash stop taking Celiba-C? Certainly they could be court-martialed for refusing to obey orders, but wouldn’t it be worth it? Read Godiva in the Firing Line to see what happens to Godiva and Dash on Scimitar B. You won’t be disappointed.


  1. What an interesting book! I appreciate the fact that you kept the ending in suspense.
    Thanks, Karen/Folkheart Press

  2. Thanks, Karen. It's hard to do a review sometimes and not give away the ending. As a writer myself, I try to keep from giving it all away.