Review: Starblind by DT Dyllin

(The Jane Sevis Chronicles, #1)
By: DT Dyllin
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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Owner of the Chimay grade starship dubbed The Pittsburgh; Captain Jane Sevis is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. Except for the occasional problematic hunt, her life is pretty uncomplicated. When a particularly slippery target reveals the real reason for being in her database, her world is turned upside down in more ways than one. Will she follow her gut and look the other way for the man she may be falling for? Or will their love fall prey to her mercenary heart before it gets a real chance to ignite?


1thoughtsThis was so much more than I thought it would be. From the synopsis I thought it was going to be about a woman who contemplates her career because she fell in love. When in reality, that isn’t the case at all. Sure, Jane is attracted to Ash but that’s about it. She’s not about to let a handsome face screw her out of some insane cash. However, she has no idea that her plan to distract him, by sleeping with him so that she can slap the cuffs on him when his guard is down, is a very bad one… and not for obvious reasons. Pretty soon she finds herself mated to the man who the higher-ups really want… and they will do anything to get him.

I liked that the author didn’t just make the story about Jane and Ash. Jane has a crew on her ship who are always in the picture. They are pretty much her friends and are always there to help her out or give advice when it comes to handling her predicament. I liked that even though a lot takes place in her spaceship, you still get the sense of normalcy as well. I wasn’t overwhelmed with new terms, creatures I couldn’t picture, or futuristic gadgets that had me boggled. Now that’s not to say that you forgot that they were on a different planet or in outer space, because you don’t. The author took great care in reminding you about the world she created through the characters and their thoughts. Since Jane is half-human (she had her DNA spliced with some other being), she is obsessed with the long forgotten planet of Earth and the inhabitants that once lived there. Plus, I liked that the author also incorporated some characters who were clearly that of the alien variety. Like I said, at no time did I feel like I was reading a contemporary story.

The romance wasn’t that of insta-love which I’m grateful for. However, due to the whole mating thing, there is an attraction there, but Jane is a business woman and contemplates the different ways in which she can capture Ash and turn him in for profit. The fact that the even though the sex wasn’t slow building, the actual feelings of love was, and for me that is a big difference.

One other thing that I immensely loved about this story is what Ash is. He isn’t categorized on the report sheet as what he is when Jane decides to take him down. All she knows is that he’s powerful. I was pretty happy with Ash’s identity when it’s finally revealed. I’m not gonna say what he is and give it away but lets just say that it’s up there with unicorns when it comes to magical beings. I think what Ash was was by far my favorite thing of the entire story.

If you’re looking for a steamy galactic suspenseful romance then you have got to give this a try. Even though this is a series, the author doesn’t end Starblind with a cliffhanger. You could finish the book and be happy. I, however, will be waiting for the next book to come out to see what happens next for Jane and Ash.


1favequote“I probably should have been running but I was transfixed out of curiosity. I was just hoping it wouldn’t be the death of me. After all, I wasn’t a cat and I only had one life, so if curiosity killed me… I was screwed.”



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2 Thoughts on “Review: Starblind by DT Dyllin

  1. I like the fact that you don’t get overwhelmed with all these new gadgets and everything! I can’t quite make out if this is sci-fi, or steampunk, or a mix of both?

    • I don’t think I’ve ever read steampunk… at least not intentionally. There are aliens, spaceships, and aspects that made me feel like it was a sci-fi novel. Not sure if those are also present in steampunk or not.

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