Paralyzer by Marteeka Karland

Spaceport Series

Changeling Press

Sci-Fi Futuristic

ISBN: 978-1-59596-999-6

Reviewed by Patrice F.



Starla isnít happy playing bodyguard to rock star Tygor Gold.  It doesnít matter how she feels about him or her assignment.   As a Vastus Mage, itís her duty.  The fact that sheís a Paralyzer makes her more than qualified.   

No matter what her skills are, Tygor views her as a woman first.  Next, heís thrown off balance by the connection thatís forged between them.  In the midst of surviving murder attempts and kidnappings, Tygor and Starla explore the power of a mystical bond thatís metaphysical and carnal. 

I questioned the fact that the cover picture of Starla and Tygor didnít match the authorís character descriptions.  Ms. Karlandís vision was a far cry from the froufrou-ness of a shirtless twink and his scantily clad companion.  Yes, I know that covers should be eye-catching, and certainly, the artist did a nice job.   Itís just that it was a bit misleading.  Whether you want to admit it or not, most readers are drawn to the cover, including me.  The main point is that the contents didnít disappoint.  So all is forgiven.

Paralyzer follows the serious-minded good girl meets hot-rebellious bad boy in a perilous and glamorous setting.  Polar opposites that come together and compliment one another, along with a plot of scheming villains, and a touch of emotional angst mesh to form an enjoyable narrative.   

So hereís to Spaceport Adana rock-n-roll featuring Dark Knight fronted by Tygor.  Starlaís on board with her special kick-ass magic, a bit of rough and tumble in and out of the sheets, and what youíve got is another good tale that does the Spaceport series proud.


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