These things that make the whole so much Eruption! (DK Readers L2) less than the parts I wish it was so bad it s good or ateast funny and at times it almost was Some of the sexism toward both sexes mind you not that that makes it any better and the blunt frivolity could have maybe been meant tongue in cheek but I don t think it was intended and in any case it didn t work As far as I read the Star Wars (DK Readers Level 1) line on page 14 Vicky had their attention Not with her words Her boobs takes the cake when it comes to stupid writing but what actually pissed me off aittle bit wasn t some awkward one The Complete Idiots Guide to Short Meditations liner Vickyeaves the safety of Kris ship to supposedly tell her side of the story of a war with aliens that is mentioned in passing but we know nothing about to the media and deliberately unintentionally flashes her boobs to the camera to make the interviewer giver her enough camera time The media has been flooding their communications with reuests for statements ever since they arrived so why this ploy for extra time is necessary I have no idea She blames everything on Kris Longknife and paints her as the most vile heartless sex crazed femme fatale in the universe I know they re supposed to be enemies from before but she shows no animosity towards Kris in this book and even spends uite some time telling us how they re all getting along so well So the motivation behind this why she needs to go to such drastic measures to voice her version of the truth is not explained whatsoever We have no idea why she is doing this she just says I need to do this and then she does this The impression is that she eaves the ship because she s bored and seems to have a ton of
fun making all the men she meets brains explode with her nipple slip Fine well not really fine but I m making all the men she meets brains explode with her nipple slip Fine well not really fine but I m this is building up to something There is some information we re not getting yet but there must be a really good reason for her to create this media shit storm putting her reputation and safety at risk Right Then at page
When Admiral turned on her he was ivid How could you make such a spectacle of yourself he demanded I might have acted differently if I d known that you were coming sir Have you heard of communications Lieutenant You could have sent a simple messageVicky felt the blood drain from her face She had never thought of something so simple as sending out a message Besides she had no idea who to address it to Her dad The Navy She hadn t the foggiest notion who in this situation she was supposed to report toWhat the f Really I mean this is a joke right skimming ahead to see if this complete failure of common sense and human action is addressed at all no mature Fated for Forever (Kindred of Arkadia, loverOpportunitiesThe alien ship was the size of the moon sirThat big huh What the hell am I reading why is nobody in this book actingike real human beingsIs she is supposed to be some idiot savant Or maybe just a stupid princess who is the readers portal into a world of danger and aristocratic intrigue that happens around her because she s always where the important people are but never actually does anything herself except mistakes that might end up being fortunate mistakes after all Actually that might not be a half bad idea well it s not that strong of an idea but it s still better than this because she s supposed to be a Lieutenant and argh I so don t care any I can t bring myself to keep reading it s just not going to be worth itP S Two words Annah Bowlingame Vicky is not Kris but they do have similar problems Now they re both trying their best to save their societies Each just has her own skill set to use effectively. Of a whole new world where use of her ample charms will not The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Food Truck Business (Complete Idiots Guides lead to advancement But her father is the Emperor and what he wants he gets What he wants is for Vicky toearn to be efficiently ruthless and deadly Though the essons are hard earned Vicky masters them with help from an unexpected Kris Longknife. ,26 when admiral
Review Target Vicky Peterwald #1I had high hopes for this book but was disappointed The entire book felt disjointed There were some great chapters followed by poorly written ones The worst offense was the character development of Vicky It was all over the place and unbelievable I found myself frustrated and annoyed often I am not sure whether it s just the "awkwardness of a male author trying to write a story from the perspective of a woman particularly one as "of a male author trying to write a story from the perspective of a woman particularly one as active as Vicky SPOILER no woman who was raped would have one nightmare and then be completely okay with
It After A Nightsafter a nights and jump into the sack with another man If you want her to be the kind of woman who can use sex to further her own gains then you need to own up to that and not hold onto this angelic submissive side It s inconsistent and destroys the character Overall I would say it was a good rough draft that needed a thorough editor to go through it but they seemed to have published it a bit too soon Also there is A LOT of sex The sex scenes are surprisingly good but if that s not what you Fated for Forever (Kindred Of Arkadia, like to read then turn back now This is of a scifi erotica than a scifi book I was a bit put off as I wasn t expecting it so I thought I d warn others First the worst There is rape in this book and it s handled badly with something very close to the reset to status uo button Seriously someone forced at gunpoint with events immediately preceding and following being almost as gruesome doesn t completely break down then return to her banteringibidinous self after one nightmare and one pep talk session Almost anything else could ve been believable and very few things could be even Dr. Frankensteins Human Body Book less tastefulThen that erotica tag I m no puritan if you want an oversexed protagonist in the oversexed world that s fine count me in even if it s well written But I don tike people having their cake and imagining they can eat it too and that s what the author or ess tried to pull off in this book If you have a protagonist who does the deed with all but two of her subordinates tries to seduce a superior officer and shows her nipples on interplanetary TV to backstab someone who saved her
life no ess in the first five chapters without anyone so much as raising their eyebrows that s perfectlyno The Complete Idiots Guide to Self-Testing Your IQ less in the first five chapters without anyone so much as raising their eyebrows that s perfectly You can t however balance it out by casual sex suddenly becoming a big deal one can be blackmailed over and the selfsame protagonist being shocked SHOCKED that other aristocrats are doing oress the exact same things for or The House Of Gabriel less similar reasons Windmills don t work that way goodnight FWIW actual graphic anything but fouretter words Peppa Pig level of graphic sex scenes are written rather well with only one awkward moment I can think of You have a philosophical conversation in the middle of THAT All rightOtherwise the book is nice if not particularly deep space opera withots of well paced well written action and entertaining enough except for that pep talk cure Sorry 2 stars for that 1 for clumsy sexploitation 1 because I iked everything else Adds up to 3 stars My biggest issue with this book is that Vicky bluntly is written pretty much as a complete slut Which is not at all consistent with the appearances over in the Kris LOngknife series So while I m glad to see a bisexual heroine in a SF novel this is ess than thrilling This is one of the dumbest books I ve read in uite awhile If I didn t need it for a reading challenge I would have DNF d it at page 14 when the female Screw You Dolores lead was intentionally having a wardrobe malfunction during a tv news interview forreasons Il stick to Kris Longknife This is going straight to. BEAUTY AND THE BATTLEFIELD Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Victoria Maria Teresa Inez Smythe Peterwald daughter of wealth and power was raised to do Like Wind, Like Wave little except be attractive and marry well Then everything changed her brother her father’s favorite and the heir apparent was killed in battle by Li. The donate pile VICKY PETERWALD TARGET is not my favorite of the Mike Shepherd Longknife series A spin off of fan favorite Vicky Peterwald it opens with Vickyying about the alien invasion by the planet Songs of Love and War looters while wearing an outfit that has a number of deliberate wardrobe malfunctions We re also regularl How do you make a a story set in the Longknife universe with another strong female character and not have her seemike Kirs twin Make her completely different Kris knows guns and strategies Vicky know sex and politics She uses her sexual talents as if she were Modesty Blaise and works the back channels of the palace with a sniper s skill Vicky slowly awakens to the fact that her empire and family are rotting away from the inside Kris may not always get along with her wacky Longknife family but at In Print! least they never tried to kill her directly Vicky deals with multiple assassination attempts beforeunch every dayThis story arc is appealing to me This Could Turn Into A Pincer Attack That Ends With could turn into a pincer attack that ends with new and better grand universe Vicky is exploring a uniue solution to a very big problem and I Sweaters Cigarettes like where she is headedI did find that the banter became a bit predictable but seeing the tech and tactics from a non military perspective was refreshing This is a spin off from the Kris Longknife series It follows a similar theme as the protagonist is Her Imperial Grace the Grand Duchess Victoria Marie Teresa Inez Smythe Peterwald daughter of the Emperor She is also a Lt Commander in the Greenfeld NavyTo add some additional spice to the story Shepherd has her new step mother Annah out to assassinate Vicky Annah is also consolidating her own power and building her own Army for a secret bid to take over the Empire Shepherd has Vicky as a spoiled and demanding youngady who after her encounters with Kris Longknife is becoming aware of the danger she is in and that there is a conspiracy to take over the Empire Vicky may have been raised to use sex as a tool and her training in ethics uestionable but that is starting to change The Vicky character is starting to develop into a responsible adult and grow into her role of power I am disappointed with Mike Shepherd He developed an interesting plot and characters but then chose
to make the second half of the book into a trashy romance novelmake the second half of the book into a trashy romance novel trip on the small space craft could have been made exciting by playing hide and seek with Vicky s step mother s thugs but instead Shepherd decided to make into one ong sex scene Ugh I hope things improve in future books Dena Pearlman narrated the story Source Library LoanGenre Futuristic Science FictionRating 35My ThoughtsTarget by Mike Shepherd is the first installment in the Vicky Peterwald series Target should come with a warning If you haven t read Shepherd s Kris Longknife series yet especially the novel where Kris and Vicky come face to face don t just blindly jump into this story expecting to have a clue where the story picks up or why Vicky has had so many assassination attempts made on herFull Review Posting Gizmos Reviews Link Belowhttpgizmosreviewsblogspotcom201Published June 24th 2014 by Ace first published January 1st 2014 on herFull Review Posting Gizmos Reviews Link Belowhttpgizmosreviewsblogspotcom201Published June 24th 2014 by Ace first published January 1st 2014 p 26Usually I m pretty strict with my 20% rule but I just can t this time It s too stupid It is uite possibly the stupidest thing I ve ever read It s not just the poor anguageIt s not just the juvenile or extremely chauvinistic I can t uite tell attitudeOn both these points see my update commentsIt s not just the complete Biological Science (6th Edition) lack of any establishment of character setting or plotIt s the combination of. Eutenant Kris Longknife daughter of the Peterwald’songtime enemies Vicky vowed revenge but her skill set was suitable for seduction than assassination and she failed Angry and disappointed her father decided she needed military training and forced her to join the Navy Now Ensign Vicky Peterwald is part.