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The Rule of Luck

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The Rule of Luck
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The first in a steamy science fiction adventure series featuring a Brazilian tarot card reader and a Russian crime lord.
Year 2950. Humanity has survived devastating climate shifts and four world wars, coming out stronger and smarter than ever. Advanced technology is available to all, and enhancements to appearance, intelligence, and physical ability are commonplace.
In this future, Felicia Sevigny has built her fame reading the futures of others.
Alexei Petriv, the most dangerous man in the TriSystem, will trust only Felicia to read his cards. But the future she sees is darker than either of them could ever have imagined. A future that pits them against an all-knowing government, almost superhuman criminals, and something from Felicia's past that she could never have predicted, but that could be the key to saving -- or destroying -- them all.
"Cerveny's debut blends steamy sci-fi-fi with breathless intrigue and action, all set on a far-future Earth that's equal parts fascinating and terrifying."-Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth
"Imaginative. Fans of romance in science fiction are going to love this!"-Kim Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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The first in a steamy science fiction adventure series featuring a Brazilian tarot card reader and a Russian crime lord.Year 2950. Humanity has survived devastating climate shifts and four world wars, coming out stronger and smarter than ever. Advanced technology is available to all, and enhancements to appearance, intelligence, and physical ability are commonplace.In this future, Felicia Sevigny has built her fame reading the futures of others. Alexei Petriv, the most dangerous man in the TriSystem, will trust only Felicia to read his cards. But the future she sees is darker than either of them could ever have imagined. A future that pits them against an all-knowing government, almost superhuman criminals, and something from Felicia's past that she could never have predicted, but that could be the key to saving -- or destroying -- them all. "Cerveny's debut blends steamy sci-fi-fi with breathless intrigue and action, all set on a far-future Earth that's equal parts fascinating and terrifying."-Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth"Imaginative. Fans of romance in science fiction are going to love this!"-Kim Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling authorFelicia Sevigny novelsThe Rule of LuckThe Chaos of LuckThe Game of Luck
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Sales Rank:
123,569
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Hachette Digital, Inc.
Publication Date:
01/26/2016
Format:
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Series:
A Felicia Sevigny Novel , #1
File Size:
2 MB
ISBN13:
9780316355506
Publisher:
Orbit
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About the Author
Catherine Cerveny was born in Peterborough, Ontario. She'd always planned to move away to the big city but the small town life got its hooks in her and that's where she still resides today. Catherine is a huge fan of romance and science fiction and wishes the two genres would cross paths more often. The Rule of Luck is her first novel.


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Editorial Reviews
09/18/2017
Being lucky means never having to say you’re sorry in this sexy science fiction romance debut. Nairobi resident Felicia Sevigny lives on a near-future Earth where melted ice caps have led to flooded coasts and the centers of power are now located in Kenya and Brazil. She tells fortunes with a tarot deck inherited (over family objections) from her Romani great-grandmother. While trying to maneuver around being blocked by the world government from getting approval for pregnancy, she is swept up by Alexei Petriv, the wildly attractive heir apparent to the exiled Russian mafia, and tossed into a power struggle over human progress. Jetting around the world, Felicia confronts her hereditary ability to foretell danger, which stems from a gene that her missing mother researched and that Alexei wants to control. There’s a strong whiff of dominance and submission in Felicia’s relationships, accompanied by vivid romance; Felicia and Alexei are clearly consumed by both emotional and physical passion. Cerveny includes a variety of typical futuristic elements, such as remote-control bodies, life extension, space elevators, clones, teleportation, and flying cars, that will entirely satisfy fans of pulpy SF. Agent: Rena Rossner, Deborah Harris Agency. (Nov.)"Imaginative. Fans of romance in science fiction are going to love this!"—Kim Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Cerveny's debut blends steamy sci-fi-fi with breathless intrigue and action, all set on a far-future Earth that's equal parts fascinating and terrifying."—Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth

"A compelling and intriguing read built on a fascinating premise. Cerveny's future world is richly drawn, and Felicia's and Alexei's adventure is definitely an edge-of-your-seat ride."—Linnea Sinclair, award-winning author of the Dock Five Universe series

"Catherine Cerveny delivers the perfect blend of futuristic intrigue, engrossing action, and passionate romance in a riveting adventure that will leave you hungry for more. Intensely absorbing. Emotionally satisfying."—Amanda Bouchet, author of the Kingmaker Chronicles

"A fresh heroine pairs with a dangerous hero to confront nuanced and compelling ethical dilemmas... fast-paced, tightly plotted."—RT Book Reviews

"Cerveny's world is noteworthy for its realistic balance. Her future, where everyone has access to age-halting technology but political turmoil still abounds, feels both familiar and intriguing.... A well-crafted world with a promising heroine."—Kirkus

"A novel with depth... a terrific story."—The Qwillery

"Sexy science fiction romance.... that will entirely satisfy fans of pulpy SF."—Publishers Weekly2017-08-31
In the year 2950, Romani tarot card reader Felicia Sevigny discovers she's at the heart of a sinister plot to manipulate human genetics in Cerveny's debut.Hundreds of years in the future, mankind has survived floods, multiple world wars, and "Dark Times" to integrate computers into human bodies, sustain colonies on both Mars and Venus, and invent "Renew treatments," which dramatically slow aging. Felicia has a comfortable life reading tarot cards and is considering having a baby with her boyfriend, Roy. But for some reason, Shared Hope, the government program controlling reproduction, has blacklisted her from having a child, so she enlists the help of the mysterious Mr. Pennyworth to help her cheat the system. Just when it looks like Felicia has bitten off more than she can chew, Russian mob boss Alexei Petriv saves her and requests her tarot reading skills. But Felicia suspects there is more to Alexei than meets the eye (though what meets the eye is more than pleasing), and she soon learns that the same can be said of her own life. Cerveny's world is noteworthy for its realistic balance. Her future, where everyone has access to age-halting technology but political turmoil still abounds, feels both familiar and intriguing. The romance is key to the plot, but it's leaned on too heavily. The narrative justifies the intense heat between Alexei and Felicia, but even if you take the misogynistic elements out of a Christian Grey­-type fellow, slathering on the smolder doesn't make up for a missing personality in your plucky heroine's love interest. A well-crafted world with a promising heroine, but hopefully the sequels will spend less time describing the love interest's blue eyes.

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Customer Reviews (4)
Alot of twists
I found the book entertaining and have bought the second one already.
- Anonymous
July 14, 2017
- Anonymous
February 16, 2016
While the world-building in this story was certainly fascinating, ...
While the world-building in this story was certainly fascinating, I felt the plot was overwhelmed by the numerous mundane and cliched romance tropes, particularly the possessive alpha male hero and the female protagonist who has no practically no agency. I felt the story would have been much stronger if it had struck a better balance between the science fiction elements and the romance elements. Unfortunately, the cliched romance made it pretty difficult to focus on much else, and the rest of the plot fell very flat for me. [NOTE: I received an ARC copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.]
- T_Knite
November 12, 2017
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