[Promo & Review] Underground Serial by Cassandra Carr

Underground Serial
by Cassandra Carr
Genre: Black Ops/Military, Action, Suspense
Off the Grid, Underground 1-
The seemingly impossible has happened. The unthinkable. Those I trusted most have betrayed me. I’m a hockey player, and gave control of my finances to my parents so I could concentrate on my game. Big mistake. They stole from me, bankrupted me, in fact. And then someone come looking for money I don’t have and I made a terrible mistake; one that will haunt me forever.
But now, someone has found me and offered a new start. I would no longer be a hockey player, I wouldn’t even be an actual person, totally off the grid. I’d be a shadow, fighting crime for an organization that’s underground, literally. Do I want that life?
If I go back, what kind of life would I have? Probably one in prison orange. The choice to join Underground is painful, but necessary. As my hockey coach always said, though, pain is weakness leaving the body. I will not be powerless ever again.
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Wow – Off the Grid is a great start to this serial. It can be hard to get things going and set up when doing a serial, but part one does an excellent job at getting you into the story.
Off the Grid is very apt title for part one. Ethan, a NHL hockey player, discovers that his parents have squandered his fortune, got involved with some bad people and basically have left him to pick up the pieced whilst they are conveniently on “holiday”. When some hired goons arrive at his door he panics and whacks one on the head and makes a run for it.
He is picked up shortly later and offered a chance to change his identity and get a clean slate. But it means cutting off all ties to his current life and essentially going off the grid.
This part of the serial really sets you up for the upcoming parts and I really enjoyed this part and the premise of the Underground organisation. Cant wait for part 2!
4 Stars
Creating Slapshot,  Underground 2:
I’ve left my old life behind and officially joined Underground. It appears no one knows where I am or even if I’m still alive. I don’t know how I feel about that. My friends thinking I’m dead leaves a hole in my heart, but I’ll drive myself crazy if I obsess about it. So rather than allowing myself to wallow in self-pity or anger about what’s happened, I’m throwing all my energy into training. You would think that whole “elite athlete” thing would make everything easier, but all these new techniques I need to master—hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, surveillance procedures—are kicking my ass.
For my whole life, I’ve only had one identity. Ethan, hockey player. Now that sense of self is gone forever, slowly being replaced by my new identity, Slapshot. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this transformation. But the more I find out about the world around me, the problems I ignored for the most part as I played a game for an obscene amount of money, the more I want to make a difference. This is not a game. It’s real life, and I have the chance to be a hero. It’s going to take everything I have—or have left, to do it.
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This one was a bit slower for me, because it focused mainly on Ethan’s training.
He takes up the offer to go Underground and starts intense training to see what he is good at. It was heavy going in that respect but informative at the same time. It did, however, make for slower reading for me though.
Ethan is also struggling to come to terms with the fact that the guy he whacked on the head is dead and find it hard to talk about it to the others. We are slowly getting the other characters in this series, back story as to why they have gone underground and that is what is making part 2 redeem itself.
Slow burner but I am still loving it so far
4 stars
Initiation by fire, Underground 3 –
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Part 3 really picked back up for me after the slow burner of part 2. 
This one has a little bit of everything –  suspense, action and touch of romance in way as Ethan begins to feel attracted to Ciana.
He is preparing for his first mission with the team and is beginning to have doubts about his ability when faced with a life or death situation, though he comes up to par when in the middle action but still he is left dealing with the shock that he has killed yet again.
Ethan is having a hard time dealing with what he has done, and just as you getting into the story part 3 ends.
This so far has been the best with all the action, and Ethan dealing with his demons.
Look forward to reading more!
Blurb for Underground Serial– Follow this 10-part serial throughout 2015 featuring Ethan, aka Slapshot, a hockey player whose life is ruined, forcing him to disappear forever. Ethan joins Underground, a black ops organization and is trained as a deadly operative. There, he meets Ciana, a woman with a dark past of her own. As Ethan and his Underground colleagues embark on dangerous missions worldwide, he finds a new purpose in life. But will his former problems come back to haunt him?
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Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra’s books have won numerous “Best Book Of” awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

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