Fiona Russell has been snatched from Earth, imprisoned and used as slave labor, but nothing about her abduction makes sense. When she’s rescued by the Grih, she realizes there’s a much bigger game in play than she could ever have imagined, and she’s right in the middle of it.
Far from safe . . .
Battleship captain Hal Vakeri is chasing down pirates when he stumbles across a woman abducted from Earth. She’s the second one the Grih have found in two months, and her presence is potentially explosive in the Grih’s ongoing negotiations with their enemies, the Tecran. The Tecran and the Grih are on the cusp of war, and Fiona might just tip the balance.
Far from done . . .
Fiona has had to bide her time while she’s been a prisoner, pretending to be less than she is, but when the chance comes for her to forge her own destiny in this new world, she grabs it with both hands. After all, actions speak louder than words.
Hurt, frightened, and yet refusing to go down, Fiona confuses everyone with her inane singing (hey a girl has to keep herself going somehow!) and does a pretty good act of appearing downright stupid. When the chance to escape quite literally crashes into existence, there is nothing that will stop Fiona seizing the day, yes, Carpe Diem is her motto!
If you are expecting a typical Sci-Fi romance then this book will surprise you. Yes, there are aliens, some downright ugly and others who reminded me of Orlando Bloom (surely the prettiest one in Lord of the Rings?) with elf like ears but it's not an excuse for sexy times. No Ms Diener gives us a journey focused around an ordinary human who is capable of extraordinary things. Fiona is a survivor, full of gumption and yet strangely pragmatic at times. Trying to find her feet amongst the Grih, who so far seem to be her best bet, and yet she's about to gain even more importance as her very existence could cause huge ripples for those who abducted her.
Dark Deeds is well written and I was hooked right from the start. No not an erotic story but one that I didn't want to put down. Interesting characters too, although at times there were perhaps too many with actions that didn't really make sense. Nevertheless the hero, Hal, saves Fiona but then she does quite a lot of saving herself! I have to mention the so called thinking intelligence, Eazi, as his actions really help fuel the plot; but best of all is our strong, quick thinking heroine singing her way out of danger and refusing to be a victim. Fiona I salute you!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.