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4 Stars for Lab Rat by Nephy Hart #MM #Futuristic #SciFi #Thriller

LabRat_600x956Title: Lab Rat
Author Name & Publisher: Nephy Hart (Wayward Ink Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2016 – 280 pgs

Synopsis

At thirteen, Gabriel was subjected to experimentation designed to awaken latent psychic abilities.

He’s been locked in a downward spiral of self-destruction ever since.

Then one night he meets Laurie, who is the antithesis of everything Gabriel’s become: cheerful, optimistic, and comfortable in his own skin.

Laurie pursues Gabriel. But Gabriel no longer believes in love. With a dark past and a history of disastrous relationships, he’s promised himself ‘no more’. Laurie, however, won’t let go, no matter how many obstacles Gabriel places in his way.

When Gabriel starts hearing voices in his head, he realizes they belong to the scientists who experimented on him. Worse, they’re trying to track him down.

With the past nipping at his heels, Gabriel and Laurie flee together.

Can they outrun the enemy? Can they save Gabriel before either his life or his sanity are forfeit?

And is Gabriel as helpless as he, or Laurie, thinks he is?

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Review

 FourStars
Lab Rat is a disturbing and intriguing story. I recommend this to anyone looking for a dark sci-fi drama with some romance.
This is an interesting story, frightening and depressing for much of it, but at times also hopeful and romantic. Nephy Hart has done a great job portraying Gabriel’s mental and emotional instability. And the turmoil between Gabriel and Laurie takes the notion of romantic angst to a whole other level.
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I found it engaging but a bit drawn out. I feel it could have been condensed into a shorter book, and that might have captured my interest more completely.
This is not a sexually explicit book. I wouldn’t recommend it to someone looking for a highly romantic or erotic book.
Amanda

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Audiobook Review: 3.5 Star Review for To the Highest Bidder (A Planet Called Wish #1) by Caitlin Ricci #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: To the Highest Bidder (A Planet Called Wish #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 13, 2015 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

The Intergalactic Star Pilot Academy has accepted Thierry Leroux into the elite class of sky year 2231. But the academy comes with a hefty price tag, and there’s no way he, a poor Sythe orphan, has the credits the academy requires. Thierry’s brother, Corbin, a high-class companion, suggests Thierry sell his virginity for the cost of tuition. It seems like a ridiculous idea, but it may be Thierry’s only shot, so Thierry asks Corbin to arrange a meeting on the pleasure planet of Wish.

On Wish, Thierry meets Corbin’s boss, Monroe, and they agree to auction off Thierry’s virginity. Thierry is grateful to the masked buyer he knows only as “Dragonfly,” and Dragonfly is gentle, making Thierry’s first time a good memory. When Dragonfly requests to see him again, and pay for the pleasure, Thierry returns to Wish. But in this game, falling in love is dangerous for the heart, and Thierry might not like the man behind the mask.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This review is for the audiobook, read by Jean Samson.

To The Highest Bidder is intriguing, entertaining, and heartwarming. The narration is not bad, but I find it a bit awkward at times, which detracts from the story. If I was reviewing the text version I would rate it at 4 stars instead of 3.5.

This story is unique and immediately engaging. Thierry’s infatuation with his mystery lover is endearing. But I’m glad things come back down to earth, or it could have become silly. As it is, the mystery romance becomes a tool that reveals interesting elements of their personalities.

The characters in this story are well developed, and the romance is a sexy and bitter-sweet journey.

Overall, I enjoyed this story, and I’m looking forward to the next one. I did feel, however, that some parts did drag a little, making the story feel a bit padded.

I recommend this book to someone looking for a unique Sci-Fi romance and coming of age story.

Amanda

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3 stars for In Light of Last: Parts 1 & 2 by Jacob Schultz #MM #SciFi

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Title: In Light of the Last: Part 1 & 2
Author Name & Publisher: Jacob Schultz
Publication Date & Length: Part 1: January 17, 2016 (41 pages) Part 2: January 19, 2016 (42 pages)

Synopsis

Part One

In the future, the world is mostly united under one government, having been nearly consumed by conflict that threatened the existence of all humanity. This new united world will seem largely familiar except for the fact that organized religion has been rendered illegal. When an elite squad of assassins is tasked with taking out the last vestiges of organized religion on the planet, they are thrown into a plot too obscure to possibly envision from the beginning. Welcome to One World.

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Part Two

In the future, the world is mostly united under one government, having been nearly consumed by conflict that threatened the existence of all humanity. This new united world will seem largely familiar except for the fact that organized religion has been rendered illegal. When an elite squad of assassins is tasked with taking out the last vestiges of organized religion on the planet, they are thrown into a plot too obscure to possibly envision from the beginning. Welcome to One World.

This installment picks up where the first one left off. Next up, the shocking conclusion!

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Review

ThreeStar

In Light of the Last, by Jacob Schultz, is a bizarre, serialized science fiction novel. It has several characters coping with different storylines, which all begin to intersect in Part 2, and switches between personal logs/first person and more cinematic third person scenes. Which was strange at first, but kind of cool once I got used to it.
The style is anime/foreign, which should appeal to any yaoi fans out there. The dialogue is at times purposely stilted, and at other times familiar. It’s set on Earth, but far enough into the future to be beyond post-apoctalyptic, though the lore surrounding “Earth that was” remains compelling.
I liked it. It’s like a diatribe on gender, sexuality, and identity got mixed together with a science fiction novel, like stew, not like soup, so big chunks of each remain. I think other people will like it too. Jacob Schultz is a talented writer. He has a gift for bringing distinct characters to life.
This would work better as a novel, because then it would all be in one piece as set-up and story and resolution, and then I would know what happened. Parts 1 and 2 are only a beginning. Give me more!
– C. E. Case

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