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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen (255-08-09-2016)

1) This was a really interesting tale. I'm very grateful to read this story.

2) I didn't really enjoy this book, I loved it! Scardust really sucked me into the small town, vast desert landscape and left me to negotiate the convoluted twists and turns of the plot by following the carefully laid clues to that wonderful OMG! moment, delightfully discovered before being laid out by the author because this is a book has has you thinking about it even when not reading it. Superb, intelligent writing and a character arc that wrenches the heart strings at times but leads to a HEA. One of the best I've read in a long time. Bravo author, bravo!

3) This was an engaging book from the start.  I enjoyed the pace of the story.  Each crisis was escalated to the next, and it kept my attention the entire time.

Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen
Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (February 8, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1682810690
ISBN-13: 978-1682810699
Amazon: Scardust
Amazon Kindle: Scardust

Dead Rock, Texas, 2037 Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he'd scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man-a man Raleigh can't seem to keep his eyes off of-but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them. Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs-everything good that Raleigh is not-but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother's last wish.

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