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TORN
by Alexa Kim

Book 1 of the German Bestselling Master Trooper Series now available in English!!! And for a few more days, only $1,99! (Careful: 18+ only)

Anno 2354. Earth’s government had a breakthrough in their top secret research project Life Tree. They’ve created perfect soldiers whose abilities exceed scientists’ expectations, thanks to the predator sequence in their DNA. Now project Life Tree is entering phase two, genetic reproduction of the Master Trooper.

Betrayed by her boyfriend and sentenced to penal servitude for drug possession, Larona finds herself among several other women en route to the convict colony on Mars. Turns out it’s not Mars they land on, but planet Terra Alpha, where the women are to be part of a research project.
There, Larona is chosen for program INBREED – she’s to bear the child of a Master Trooper. Her body is no longer hers, but a possession of Life Tree. Upon meeting Torn, who seems to have no qualms about carrying out Life Tree’s orders, Larona is absolutely desperate…

Torn has proven himself as above-average in combat and every test. That’s why he was chosen for program INBREED – to pass on his genes – a task others envy him for because it means luxury in between tours: vacation time, good food, and clean women.
Torn never had any reason to doubt Life Tree, and especially INBREED is a duty he enjoys. To him, women just serve to satisfy a bodily need… but it’s different with Larona. When she tries to kill herself, Torn starts to question Life Tree. Because he’s developing feelings for Larona that he, as a Master Trooper, isn’t even supposed to have…

Why I am waiting on this? So this is already out, and it's just me shamelessly advertising my latest project here, hoping a few of you guys might check it out and/or tell friends about it who could be interested. I'd love you for all kinds of sharing, of course! Tweet @RogueBooks, and tag me and Alexa Kim on Facebook!

Additional Question! Have you ever read a translated book before? For Germans, it's pretty common to get all kinds of translations, mostly English and French, starting in school. Just think Shakespeare. But with English as your mother tongue... I'm curious! You know some foreign authors?

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5 thoughts on “WoW #154 - TORN”

  1. OMG, what an AWESOME pick!! Yes, I definitely want to read this one!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away! I love the dystopian plot, as well as the romance. What a combination!!

    To answer your question, I have indeed read translated authors before. I read "The Little Prince", translated from the French, in high school. And one of my favorite literary fiction authors is Hermann Hesse, who was German. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946, for his novel, "Magister Ludi", aka "The Glass Bead Game". I LOVE his work!! I have also attempted to read "Anna Karenina", translated from the Russian, but just didn't like it. The theme of the novel was adultery, and Anna was the cheater. UGH.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my WOW post!! : )

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