Title: Ice Red
Mirror, mirror, full of stars,
Who will claim the throne of Mars?
The princess: Engineer Bianca Ross, heir to a megacorporation and the Mars elevator, needs to acquire a mine on the surface to secure her place in the company. All that stands in her way is the mine's charming owner, Cesare Chan.
The evil stepmother: Victoria Ross is plotting to gain control of Mars. She plans to assassinate Bianca and seduce Cesare to further her goals, and Bianca's trip is the perfect opportunity.
The charming prince: Cesare shouldn't get involved. Bianca's visit could reveal the escaped slaves he's hiding at his mine, but he can't ignore a damsel in distress—especially one as beautiful as Bianca.
Alone, neither would stand a chance against Victoria. But together, they could rewrite a tale that's meant to end with Bianca's blood.
Author: Jael Wye
Series: Once Upon a Red World
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: Spetember 30, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction
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The first book in the Once Upon a Red World is a science fiction tale full of action, suspense, romance and an evil stepmother.
Bianca is the Princess of the space elevator empire and her stepmother sends her down to the planet to acquire RedIce, the latest company she wants. Cesare is the owner of the RedIce Mines on Mars and will do whatever it takes to stop the merger from happening and to protect the secrets hidden in the mines. The attraction between the two is instantly smokin’ but both will have to overcome a lot of issues emotional as well as professionally before they can even think to accept it.
Jael Wye has created a vivid and intriguing world with scenes and emotions that reach out and grab the reader keeping them thoroughly engaged until the very end. The plot is very interesting with lots of action, murder, mayhem, betrayal and daring rescues and strong, bewitching characters that draw the reader deeper into the story. I love the heroine of this book, she a combination of personality traits that make her a very endearing character. I was very impressed with the dialogue and word substitutions that the Martians used. This was accomplished with great skill, humor and not with words that are can’t be pronounced or that the reader needs to learn an entire new language for to understand.
This is a well written, energetic and entertaining story with surprising twists and once I started it, I had to finish it. I honestly can’t think of anything that I would change about this book. I can’t wait to read the next one.