Anyone who knows me knows I like some racy space adventure. What you might not know is that I also like the more terrestrial based stories—if they are told really, really well. Unchained Memory by Donna Frelick leaps right over that bar. . . I heartily recommend Unchained Memory. It is definitely going on my electronic keeper shelf.
--Charlee Alden, Smart Girls Love SciFi
Part political thriller, part sci-fi, part romance, Unchained Memory is an exciting read full of unexpected twists and turns highlighted by Donna Frelick’s excellent prose.
–Linnea Sinclair, Author, The Dock Five Series
Five out of Five Stars
I'm telling you this book had everything in it. It was so well written I was not able to put down at all. I definitely recommend this book!!! Freakin love it. Five out of Five Stars
Between the heroine’s gripping mystery and Frelick’s silken prose, Unchained Memory was a book I could not put down. And did I mention heat? A sci-fi romance must-read!”—Sharon Lynn Fisher, Author, Ghost Planet, The Ophelia Prophecy, Echo 8, Before She Wakes
. . . a racy space adventure- a science fiction story, full of danger, suspense, emotion, action, adventure, mystery, secrets, and intrigue- all wrapped around a sizzlingly hot romance . . . Another fascinating read from a fantastic storyteller!
Loved every page of this book. One minute you're laughing the next minute you're scared sh-tless and oh those steamy parts are so sweet. It was so believable. The best Si-Fi I've read in a long time. Thanks for the read, and I hope there are many more to come.
--Connie R. Boone
--a perfect blend of contemporary romance, suspense, and mystery with enough of the unexplained to call it Sci Fi. The romance is intense, and the action is very edge-of-your seat! —Ramblings From this Chic.
Don't hesitate! Read this book! There are so many good things about it. It's filled with a fabulous story, great dialogue, real characters you will connect with, romance, science fiction, mystery, and so much more. This author has a gift for writing that will leave you anxiously waiting for her next book. I know I am! Such a wonderful book--this story was a delight to experience!
Wow! This book really surprised me. I picked this up on a whim and so glad I did. Definitely a page turner. This writers imagination and descriptive prose is spectacular. It's been along time since I read a book where I felt I could feel and smell what the narrator was describing. Any book that says Sci-Fi on it, I usually pass on. So glad I didn't this time.
Active Mom June 10, 2015
I didn't realize that I was a fan of science fiction until a friend recommended this book. I was hooked from the start and grabbed every opportunity I could find to keep reading, but I didn't want the story to end. In addition to the sci-fi aspects, which felt believable to me, the story is also an intelligently-written smoldering romance. Can't wait for the next book in this series.
A woman and her therapist try to decode her strange visions of interstellar captivity in Frelick’s romantic SF thriller.
After waking from a mysterious, hourslong blackout in her car at the side of the road in small-town Tennessee, Asia Burdette returns home to find that her children have been killed in a house fire. Guilt-stricken, the young mother suddenly finds herself plagued by dreams of enslavement on another world. Confounding in their realism, the dreams depict an alien civilization in which human adults and children are forced to work as miners, extracting precious crystals amid brutal conditions. Asia remains tormented by restless nights and preoccupied with the circumstances of her blackout; it’s only when her case is assigned to Ethan Roberts, a handsome psychiatrist specializing in people dealing with lost time, that her luck begins to change. The vividness of her experience eventually reveals her to be an alien-abduction survivor, even turning Ethan into a believer. He jeopardizes his career to help unravel the mystery of Asia’s dreams, accompanying her on an increasingly dangerous journey of discovery that reveals that she’s not alone in her experience. Before long, the pair discover that there are some people who will do almost anything to keep Asia’s story a secret. Frelick offers imaginative descriptions and pulse-pounding action (“Dust billowed and choked the life from lungs and air filters. Supports collapsed and tons of mountain crushed screaming workers in pockets of tens or hundreds.”) Although it does offer some upsetting content at times, its scenes of violence aren’t graphic. Throughout, the plot keeps readers guessing with a thoroughly well-crafted mystery, but those looking for passionate romance will not be disappointed; there are several love scenes. It all concludes with a hint of more adventures to come that will leave readers wanting more.
A suspenseful and steamy otherworldly tale.
--Kirkus Reviews, June, 2022
Newer reviews for Unchained Memory: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1 can be found on the Amazon Book Sales Page and the complete list of all reviews for the book and its audiobook can be found on the Goodreads book page
. . . skillfully blends alien abduction conspiracies, political intrigue, space battles and epic romance into a psychic police procedural that also packs an emotional punch.
. . . a gripping story packed with plenty of action, suspense and science-fiction-style creativity.
--RT Book Reviews
If you are a fan of Star Trek, Firefly, The X-Files, then you will love the world that Ms. Frelick has created, and, of course, want more of it, too!
. . . another amazing tale of suspense, adventure, intrigue, and sci-fi/other worldly beings . . . the intense attraction between Lana and Gabriel is off the charts HOT!!
--Kim at Crystal's Many Reviewers
This is sci-fi romance at its best. With danger, action, adventure, drama, intrigue, sinister forces, hidden agendas, spaceships, alien beasts, secrets, puzzles, emotion, and so much more. I am so addicted to this series, and Ms. Frelick’s writing- she’s definitely on my must read list . . . Brilliant!
Many more reviews for Trouble in Mind: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 2 (including reviews for the audiobook) can be found on the Amazon Book Sales Page or on the Goodreads Book Page.