Gunning for Marie
Genre: Dystopian Romance/Military Romance
Several years after the third World War, resources are scarce. The poor are poorer and the middle class doesn’t exist anymore. A man with resources travels from city to town buying teenagers from desperate parents and orphanages. The teens are educated, fed and clothed as appropriate for their end purpose, Soldier or Breeder. A strong, young woman, Marie Rice, falls for Gunnar Lincoln. Their attraction is forbidden, Marie meant for someone else. Disturbing events on the island lead to Gunnar and Marie looking for a way to escape and save everyone else. While they bide their time, attraction turns to something stronger. Will they escape? Will they save the others?
I struggled with this one. It is classed as dystopian but I just didn’t get that feel from it.It is set after World War 3 and centres around an Island. Now I want to know more about the war – how it happened and what lead to the Island becoming what it was. I just didn’t get the feel that this was set after a major war.
The Island itself offers more questions and it all felt very “Hunger Games” me. Marie is trained as a warrior whereas most woman on the island are treated as breeders – Silias is the main guy in charge of the island and he feel no remorse at raping his housekeeper and impregnating all the woman he classes as beautiful enough to be breeders, in order to create his new super race.
This fell short on the dystopian genre and I didn’t connect with the characters.
Tracey has been married for over twenty years to a man who’s broadened her horizons. He introduced her to NHRA Drag Racing in 1997. She’s been a fan ever since. Her three children call her Mom or Mama.
Tracey has an eclectic taste in music, enjoying everything from country to hard rock. Def Leppard is her favorite rock band.
Tracey enjoys watching Disney cartoon movies, action/adventure, and romantic comedies. Castle is her favorite TV show.
She loves watching NFL Football. Go 9ers and Saints!
Tracey has been an avid reader since her teen years. She started writing, seriously, after her first short story was accepted for an anthology in 2011. Reading books for a living had always been a dream of Tracey’s. She often jokes that she writes to fund her reading habit.