Cold Mark by Scarlett Dawn – A Book Review

Posted October 6, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Menage, Reviews, Sci-Fi / 2 Comments

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Cold Mark

by Scarlett Dawn
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Sci-Fi Menage Romance
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A satisfying, if sometimes confusing, sci-fi romance with heat, action and intriguing world building. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Subject Name: Braita Valorn
Race: Human
Sex: Female
Age: 18
Designation: Slave
Temperament: Hostile

Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita Valorn must adapt to the dark life as a slave. Her survival hinges on it. With her freedom stolen, her existence is now controlled by the possessive Plumas of the West. But what they cannot control are her feelings and the other set of men who want her—and who are willing to use every trick they know to obtain her from their enemies. Only Braita never expected to fall for these two Pluma leaders of the East.

Braita is a fighter. She demands her freedom most of all. And this slave is willing to use her own tricks to get what she wants. Including her men…

Thoughts on Cold Mark

There is so much to like in this book, from humor to plot…. but there are things missing too. Love, for one, though connections are surely made.

Maybe I have been reading too many RH novels if Kate but this was the PERFECT set up for an epic RH sci-fi…. and yes, I know it’s a ménage… but part of me says it should have been more. Ah well.

Honestly, at the end, I was left with more questions that answers and a slight feeling of confusion. It’s good…. but Scarlett Dawn has done better.


  • Interesting set up.
  • World building.
  • Funny.
  • Friends matter.


  • Where is the emotion with the connections?
  • Missing something.
  • Feels unfinished.


First Person, single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



3.5 out of 5 Stars

Cold Mark is a decent Sci-Fi Menage Romance with interesting world building and compelling characters. It lacks a certain punch and leaves the emotional element a romance needs a bit shallow, but overall, it’s a good book that will offer a few hours of entertainment. Free on KU.

Published June 30th, 2015
429 Pages

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