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Specimen I Awaken In A Laboratory I Don T Know Who I Am I M Inexplicably Drawn To The Doctor Who Cares For Me She Tells Me I Ve Been Altered, That I M Stronger And Faster, That I Ll Be A Key Component In A War Between Corporations She Says I Volunteered For This She Says I Volunteered To Be Transformed, But I Have No Way Of Knowing If What She Says Is True Something Isn T Right My Memories Have Been Taken, Wiped Clean, But Dreams Begin To Slip Into My Conscious Mind I Can T Let Anyone Know When That Happens, Or They Ll Remove My Memories Again Somewhere Inside Of Me, I Know I Need To Remember Something Important I M Fighting A War I Don T Understand, And The One Woman I Rely On Can T Be Trusted.

Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International Her hobbies include off roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot

10 thoughts on “Specimen

  1. says:

    4 Stars This was such an entertaining read Wow Once again this author blew me away with her originality To be honest, I expected to enjoy this one because I love Mrs Savage s writing style and also because I love Sci fieverything However, I ve never expected to enjoy it as much as I did and to be so engrossed in this futuristic world this author portrayed And whoa she did a wonderful job because let me tell you something, the entire time I felt like a time traveler Specimen was a very addictive read for me I couldn t put it down With every chapter I was and engrossed in the story I had to know how everything will end up for our hero I m in a lab I volunteered to be a soldier in a war I don t remember They ve changed me they re still changing me What am I becoming Sten is the specimen 79 He wakes up in a lab with no memories He doesn t know his name, what kind of man he is was, where he comes from or how old is he His doctor, a woman named Riley Grace informs him about who he is He is a volunteer for a special program because apparently he s a loyalist, a patriot He s stronger and smarter than other people and there are like him, 88 men who agreed to allow themselves...

  2. says:

    FOUR STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author As long as she s near me, I question nothing She s my doctor, my guide, and the subject of nearly every thought in my head Everything I do everything I am centers on her Where do I begin with this book I ve been trying to figure out a way to write a review that will do it justice, but without spoiling anything for those of you who haven t picked it up yet I ve read a few of Shay s books and I m definitely a fan of her writing style She tends to write in the male s POV and does a damn good job of it Her stories are usually action packed and could be made into blockbuster movies on the big screen, although they may actually be labeled XXX, or NC17 if she were to cut down on the sexy time You just know when you pick up a Shay Savage book that you better have a supply of clean panties because the ones you wear will be getting soaked The story begins with the Hero waking up in a deserted lab He doesn t know how he got there and what s worse is he doesn t remember his own name He has no memories at all You can feel his anxiety and completely empathize with him when he freaks out and wrecks the lab Gas is leaked into the lab which renders him unconscious The next time he wakes up he notices an...

  3. says:

    Gah That ending In a way, I can see the brilliance in it, but damn, thanks for leaving me teetering on the edge Specimen was an entertaining sci fi read, with nice mix of romance, steam and suspense Told exclusively from the hero s POV, the author does a great job of putting the reader in specimen 79 Sten s head Waking up in a lab with no memories, everything Sten learns comes from his doctor, Riley Grace He is told he is a volunteer, that there is a war going on and that he is been altered to be a super soldier Stronger, faster, and smarter I was right there with Sten, I wasn t sure what was happening, or what to believe Then he starts to dream, something that isn t suppose to happen He is afraid the dreams will be wiped away, so he decides to keep them a secret He doesn t want to forget He is confused, and unsure, but he has an undeniable connection to Riley, everything about her calls to him, from her touch, to her scent It s part of your design You are extremely powerful, and we needed to a way to make sure you could be tempered You mean controlled Can Riley be trusted What do Sten s dreams mean The suspense surrounding this story was well done Now, to be honest, this one didn t really start to pull me in until around 45%, but once things started progressing, this one definitely held my int...

  4. says:

    5 What do you remember Stars Shay Savage has mad skills when it comes to planting the seeds of romance in a totally inhospitable environments, and then nurturing them into absolutely outstanding love stories Specimen is all that and , and like so many of her previous books, is a story that you probably aren t going to read the likes of again I think the synopsis gives you enough of a clue as to the basis of the relationship between Sten and Riley, and how it was initially formed, but the speed of the development of that relationship, coupled with Sten s recollection past memories really gave their time together a kind of double edge Sten in knowing that not everything in fact pretty much all of it was as it seemed, and the internal conflict that was bought about because of it The desire to please her is a strong one. The unknown factor in that he is unsure as to whether Riley has knowledge of the full picture, and as the plot progresses who he can actually trust I thought you were hurt I thought I might fail This is one of those books you start with high expectations, its Shay Savage right The woman doesn t do average, but once again they were exceeded for me As I said it seems the extreme the circumstances between the couple in question, the she seems to pull it out of the bag for them The scenario that they find themselves in, the course the plot takes a...

  5. says:

    4.5 Chilling Stars I trust you I trust you not Specimen is a stunning blend of psychological warfare, sci fi splendor, dystopian delight, and smoldering romance The mystery and suspense of this read will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time I don t know my name Specimen begins in a lab The world exists in a place of utter turmoil and disorientation is the predominant theme Caught in the middle is Specimen 72 A man who doesn t remember who he is, why he is being held in a lab, or what he is supposed to be doing Only one thing exists for him, and that is his desire for his doctor Riley I need to touch her Riley has been assigned to Specimen 72 She is conditioned to care for him and run tests on his daily progress As Riley and Sten specimen seventy two of a group of eighty nine spend time together, the doctor patient relationship transforms into something deeper The heady combination of Sten s desire to be with Riley, the drugs that are pumping through his system, and Riley s attraction to him ...

  6. says:

    3.75 4 starsAbout thirty years ago, a passing near Earth comet caused great devastation Crops failed and rainfall nearly ceased threatening both the food and water supplies Society was divided into factions, which would determine how much the technical resources could and should be devoted to improve land and water management People decided that a new breed of soldier would be necessary one with enhanced abilities that could better withstand the rigors of war and eventually bring it to an end These super soldiers had their memories been wiped out and replaced with the data needed to achieve the ultimate goal Sten is one such super soldier, he s the specimen and Riley is his doctor My senses are heightened, and the cyber implants in my head allow me to learn faster and perform better I adapt quickly, get fatigued slowly, and I m able to go without sleep or sustenance for long periods of time I am the ideal soldier. StenIn addition, Sten comes into heat and experiences rampant sexual urges as a result of the chemicals running through his body I m well aware of the connection between sex and violence that is being instilled in me I crave them both in equal amounts I m often hard during the simulated battles, and sex with the prostitutes is always fast and rough. StenHe desires Riley and feels a strong emotional bond with her Riley sees his wild emotions and his desire to connect wi...

  7. says:

    Not what I expected.I was so excited to start reading this book because its blurb sounded very promising The story started off strong and it made me curious and kept me turning pages like crazy When I was halfway through the book, it even got better Rapidly but clearly, the truth began to unravel At this point, I couldn t stop anticipating what would happen next, and I thought Specimen was going to be my 4 stars read for certain Not until I reached the 85% mark did I realize how wrong I was Everything went downhill from there I was so fed up, so much so that I wanted to DNF right away But as you know that I m a glutton for punishment, of course, I continued reading And the ending THAT ENDING When I reached the epilogue, I almost threw my kindle across the room If it had been the paperback, I would undoubtedly have done that WTH I hated this plot twist So, I read the entire story from beginning to end, for what view spoiler For nothing For no answers For gettin...

  8. says:

    Shay Savage does it again She takes this reader out of her comfort zone of romance reading and it results in this reader being taken on one helluva ride We open Specimen as STEN awakes in a lab He has no memory of who he was before he became a specimen, a super soldier with no name, but just a number But he does feel a familiar pull to the woman standing in front of him Dr Riley Grace.As Sten undergoes further testing, treatments and training, the pull he feels toward Riley is overpowering A pull that is nothing of chance but everything of an engineered reaction But as Sten starts to grasp ahold of pieces of his past can he fully trust the bond he s formed with his doctor But nothing is as it appears and it will take Sten and Riley taking some risky chances to find out the truth I can t remember the last time that I read a book and then sat there and re read the epilogue over and over again I am not sure if I was looking for a different ending or just wanting to absorb every bit of information but I just could not stop myself Not only does Shay deliver a fantastic alpha male but she gave us one on steroids Genetically altered to be possessive, aggressive, sexual and protective of his Riley I could not get enough of him And he could not get enough of Riley Off.The.Charts.HAWT I loved that I fell in love with this story I loved that I was...

  9. says:

    4 WTF starsThis is one of those book whereby I have an urge to strangle the author someone when I read the final page Really She doesn t even have the decency to tell me whether is there a second book or NOT I m dying here Specimen has an interesting mixed of romance, suspense, thriller, sci fi and dystopia Even with the lack of descriptive world building, I did felt as if I was transported to a world whereby people are so advance we can make our own synthetic food from the lab As per Shay Savage s style, the story was told completely from the hero s POV He is specimen 79 and named Sten by his personal doctor, the heroine, Riley Grace Sten woke up in the lab with no recollection of any memory and everything he knew from then onward was told solely by Dr Grace He was confused about his role as this modified super soldier and his past, but one thing he was sure is that he crave Riley Grace like an addict craving for his next fix There is something about her scent, her presence and her touch that affect him on every level.For the first quarter of the book, I m feeling rather disconnected with the characters, especially Riley I doubt everything she said is true and I wonder what is her agenda and motive Even they are screwing each other all the time, I don t fee...

  10. says:

    4 STARSShay strikes again I really like how versatile a writer she is She s covered many genres and each time she manages to make the story fresh, engaging and hot This was a fast and enjoyable sci fi read It had a great mix of action, suspense and romance I ll admit that it did take a bit, about the 30% mark, for me to get into it as I found some of the beginning was slow and technical however, it did lay the groundwork for the premise of the story But once I got into it, things picked up and it kept me engaged to the very end The main thing I loved about this story was that it kept me guessing As we meander through this story, it was never clear as to who Sten, this man who has been turned into a super solider, can trust Even his doctor and love interest, Riley is suspect I also really liked how the story played with the concept of whether love and that sexual attraction can be programmed or does it go much deeper than that Does it trans...

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