QUEENIE’S BRIDGADE – Red Sage Publishing
by Heather Massey
Publication Date: October, 2011
“One of the top five ebook romances of 2011″
Marlene Harris, Library Journal
Captain Michael Drake desperately needs an army to save Earth after a crushing defeat by alien invaders. When his damaged starship docks at a remote prison colony, he discovers Earth’s last best hope—an army to replace the one he lost.
But Queenie, the feral goddess ruling the prison, has other plans for the rugged military leader. After imprisoning Drake and seizing his ship, she prepares to lead her blood-thirsty band to freedom before the invaders track them down.
Despite her intentions, Queenie secretly falls for the sexy, hotshot captain. Drake makes it plain he wants to win back Earth with her by his side. But is following her heart worth betraying her people?
“Heather Massey has yet to disappoint me.”
“I have a number one high priority when selecting books, it is strong female leads, both physical and inner strength. I need to have a character that I ‘can’ and ‘want’ loose myself within. Queenie definitely fits the bill. She is womanly, intelligent, tough as nails and motivated. Queenie is a brilliantly written character and compliments her counterpart well.”
“Drake’s ship and his crew are wonderfully drawn and their opening escape from destruction is gripping. When the new experimental ship’s drive began showing ghostly images of the crew’s future selves, I got chills.”
“I adored Drake. Desperately searching for redemption after what he felt was cowardly action in his youth, he is desperate to help win Earth back from the Calithians. He’s also delightfully alpha, can handle himself in a fight, and keeps forgetting that he’s not the one in charge any more, which leads to all sorts of deliciousness.
I was thrilled that the author had the guts to show some of the more ruthless and bloody reality of being a gang leader. Queenie doesn’t hesitate to use physical torture to manipulate situations, nor does she shy away from executions or violence, and frankly, I liked her all the better for it.”
“Escape Rating A: I read this in one sitting. When I picked it up to write the review, I got sucked into it again. It’s that good.”