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TWO 5 Star Reviews for No Quarter (Bounty #1) by Christine d’Abo #MM #SciFi @Christine_dAbo

CoverTitle: No Quarter (Bounty #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Christine d’Abo (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: April 25, 2016 – 240 pgs

Synopsis

When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle.

Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound hunter to walk into his private party and try to apprehend him single-handedly. And when an unexpected betrayal forces them to work together, Faolan’s even more surprised to find himself drawn to Gar personally—especially since neither of them do personal.

Gar had intended to put Faolan in prison. Instead he finds his solitary existence shaken by his desire for the pirate. And when the bounty hunter becomes the hunted, he must put his faith in Faolan and his pirate crew, or run the risk of ending up dead.

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FiveStars

Christine d’Abo did such an amazing job in this book. I have never read anything by this particular author but I will be after reading this book. No Quarter Bounty was such an awesome read that I can not even find the right words to express the truth to just how much I enjoyed this book.

This is a book about bounty hunters (Gar), pirates (Faolan), missing sisters, crazy crew members, bosses that have a god complex, and traitors.

This book was so action packed that I never knew when an attack on ones ship was going to happen. There was so many twist and turns that I kept wondering who the traitor was and when we would find out what was the reason behind the hit put out on Gar.

As far as Gar and Faolan was concerned, these two are so opposite of the other that it is not even funny. Gar works in bringing criminals to justice and let’s face the facts, Faolan is the lord of criminals. But even with that between the two of them, they are so much alike in other ways. They both keep their feelings locked close to them. Neither man truly lets anyone in. But together they bring out all these emotions that neither wanted to feel and they give each other strength to live, to keep fighting, to keep lookin for answers, and most of all to love again. They are the perfect pair. They complete each other.

I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and I hope it is more on the two men or at leasts gives us a glimpse into what is happening with them.

Tosha

FiveStars

No Quarter is an intense and sexy space adventure! I hadn’t read anything by Christine d’Abo before, and this just blew me away.
Gar and Faolan are well-developed and intriguing characters. It’s fascinating watching as each tries to come to terms with the inner turmoil that this new relationship causes. And their banter and push-pull for control is entertaining and hot as hell.
The story is immediately engaging and the pacing is perfect as it twists and turns. It’s a great blend of excitement, drama, and steamy romance. Even though this is the first book in the series, it is also a complete story that can stand alone quite well. No Quarter focuses on introducing the characters and their relationships and shows us a piece of their world(s). There are still lots of things to explore in the rest of the series, and I’m excited to keep going with the next book.
I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a strong Sci-Fi story with erotic romance, especially if you’re looking to jump into a new exciting series.
Amanda

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5 Stars and 4.5 Stars for No Master (Bounty #3) by Christine d’Abo @Christine_dAbo #MM #Scifi #Romance @RiptidePublishing

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Title: No Master (Bounty #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Christine d’Abo (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: June 27th, 2016 – 223 Pages

Synopsis

No man in the galaxy inspires more fear than Korbin, the Admiral of the Black. His life as leader of the biggest pirate band in space leaves little room for trust, so when Korbin’s second-in-command disappears without a trace, he suspects the worst.

Zain Strand has left his life as a sex slave behind and risen within the pirate ranks. But he abandons it all to rescue an old friend from recapture by the slavers—even if that means a suicidal confrontation with his old master. He doesn’t expect Korbin’s arrival, doesn’t want Korbin’s help . . . but Korbin gives Zain no choice.

Posing as master and slave to infiltrate a slave auction, Korbin and Zain embark on a journey of lust that rapidly reveals their deeper feelings. When Zain’s old master discovers their ruse, Korbin must do everything in his power to save both their lives and their newfound love.

Publisher’s note: While books #1 and #2 in the Bounty series should be read in order, this book stands alone and can be read without the first two.

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FiveStars

This is the third book in Bounty series and I have found that with each book, I like the last eat even more then the last. With every book Christine d’Abo has been able to add more excitement, more intrigue, more action, and most of all more lust and love then the previous book.

This book was based around the Admiral in Black and his second in command Zain. Korbin (admiral in black) is a hard one to get a read on at first. It takes a little while in the book for me to get a real feel on him and why he does not let people in so easily. But once I did get a read on him it became real clear that he tries to not get close to anyone because he is scared of losing them. He is scared to care for anyone for fear of someone using them to gain any kind of power over him. I also think that he longs to be able to let go and allow someone to lend comfort to him when he needs it, someone to be able to give up some of that hard control that he always has to be in, someone to love him and love back, someone who he can share the real him with. He finally gives in to those desires with Zain and it scares him to death.

Zain in my opinion is looking for the same as Korbin. He wants all the things Korbin wants but he was a slave for so long that he is not sure he can give Korbin what he needs because it goes against everything he was trained to do. He has to fight those controls that was beat and trained to him to do. He finally breaks free and is able to feel his own desires and love for the first time because of Korbin.

This book is not only about these two coming together it is about finding and freeing everyone of the bad guy who bike and trained many slaves. It is an extremely dangerous situation with adventure, action, and danger.

Loved this book and cannot wait till the next book in the series.

Tosha

FourandHalfStars

No Master is a sexy and engaging Sci-Fi adventure. I highly recommend this book and the whole series to anyone looking for an erotic, kinky, and romantic Sci-Fi.

Korbin and Zain are great characters with history and depth. It’s intriguing to watch their internal struggles as they work through the external challenges as well as their growing feelings for each other.

The plot is fast-paced and emotionally charged. This is also a very erotic book with BDSM themes.

Even though this is the third book of the Bounty series, the interaction with other characters in the series is minimal. This book stands alone quite well.

Amanda

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4.5 Star and 4 Star Review for Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright #FF #ScienceFiction @zendragandt

CoverTitle: Paladins of the Storm Lord
Author Name & Publisher: Barbara Ann Wright (Bold Strokes Books)
Publication Date & Length: May 27, 2016 – 314 pgs

Synopsis

Surrounded by dead crewmates, marooned above an unknown planet, the bridge crew of the Atlas awakens from a crash with extraordinary mental abilities. When their most powerful member jettisons their passengers to the planet below, they have an unprecedented opportunity: they can become gods.

Two hundred years later, Lieutenant Cordelia Ross is a paladin serving the Storm Lord, her city’s patron deity. Her faith is absolute until her people are attacked by a native species, harmless creatures turned devious by an unknown hand.

Cordelia tries to solve the mystery of their development before they kill anyone else, but the secrets surrounding them are too deep. As orders from the Storm Lord begin to value obedience over integrity, Cordelia wonders whose side her god is really on.

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FourandHalfStars

This was a truly enjoyable read. We first read about the incident that starts everything, the mishap with the ship and how everyone who was awake finds themselves with strange powers, and how the copilot, Duè, sends everybody else down to the planet below. 200 years later, we join the descendants of those colonists on the planet. Most of the empowered crew in orbit have claimed areas of land, and the people who live there as worshippers. This story revolves around the Storm Lord, Colonel Dillon Tracey, and his Paladins and worshippers down below. Because the Storm Lord has gotten bored. He’s decided to once again mess around with things on the planet. His special project this time is supposed to net him some slave labor out of one of the indigenous mammals to use to mine the scarce metal resources on planet. Something goes wrong with the experiment. And his fellow crewmates on board the starship have decided something must be done, so Dillon decides to make planetfall.

Meanwhile, in the Storm Lord’s city of Gale, Lieutenant Cordelia Ross has been having strange encounters of the native species the humans call boggins. They seem smarter somehow. She is sent on a series of missions that have her interacting with the native sentients, the drushka. Things are going to get bad before they get better, and at the bottom of everything is the one thing that Ross hates most: politics. Ross and her friends, human and drushka alike, must struggle to figure out exactly what is going on just so they can survive it, and it’s going to take all of them to come out alive at the end. She doesn’t know who she can trust, and her thirst for vengeance might end up costing her everything.

A couple of themes here that are interesting. Dillon as a God is just as flawed as he was as a human, only now there isn’t anybody who can stop him from doing what he wants. The other crewmen seem to be just as petty and shallow as Gods. The two exceptions are Lazlo, the healer who keeps everyone alive by regenerating their cells, and Duè, who seems to have all the powers of the others combined, as well as a few more. It seems like all of that power in a previously human body has broken her mind, and she seems more than a bit crazy to the others. By the end of the book, it becomes clear that Duè is manipulating people and events toward an outcome that only she can see, and we can only hope that whatever her goal is, it’s better for the colonists in the long run. There are many things unresolved and foreshadowed at the end of the book, so I’m assuming this is the first in a series. I would definitely pick up the next book. It seemed a little slow in the beginning, but soon events were avalanching out of everyone’s control, and the mad dash at the end kept me riveted. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who has a love of sci-fi.

Amy P.

FourStars

An intricate and at times perplexing novel one that can be appreciated at many levels, adventurous sci fi or one that is politically motivated with a very astute look at present day human behaviour.
Dealing with different alien races could be comparable with today’s  political climate of cultural and ethnic unrest. Colour of skin and national diversity echoing historic roles of slaves and white masters.
The fighting tactics undertaken by the Paladins resembling those employed by Roman soldiers. The overall and traditional command Generals have over their troops the same then as now.
There was even the juxtaposition of those who use cocaine in today’s society and the effects it has and the use of “Grit” in the novels was frighteningly similar.
Some humour  was generated when love at first sight was compared to some races having an aroma that can captivate you and make you fall in love.
I felt the quote, “old men playing with young men’s lives” regarding the quest for ultimate power through war, summed up much of this novel.
There are many levels to this extraordinary and well written book. I did find it the plot very complex at times but overall a fascinating and intriguing book.
Chris

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5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for No Remedy (Bounty #2) by Christine d’Abo #MM #ScienceFiction

CoverTitle: No Remedy (Bounty #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Christine d’Abo (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 30, 2016 – 245 pgs

Synopsis

For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.

But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.

Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.

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FiveStars

Two is good but three is best or at least in this case. This book picks up a couple years after book 1. Faolan has taken a turn for the worst and even though him and Gar are now married and happy, he has basically given up on finding a cure for the poison that is coursing through his body and just wants to live out what little time he has left.

Mace will not except this and goes and looks for the one person who may be able to help her find a cure, Alec. But with Alec comes more trouble and one of those TROUBLES include a bounty hunter and head of the guild Byron. The trouble with Byron includes his past with Alec. They were lovers until Alec ran. Finding one another again is where the problems started to come and come in full force.

These people (Mace, Alec,and Byron) are so completely opposite of one another. Mace is part of the Pirates ship that Faolan is captain of. Alec is a scientist. And Byron is a bounty hunter. Can these three with different past all come together or are the three of them just two different?

I loved book 1 and I can say with all honesty that I Loved book 2 also. There is so much adventure, mystery, suspense, anguish, lost love, new love, lust, and heartache all within this book. There is not a dull moment in this book. Your are literally on the edge of your seat while reading what is going to happen next. Wondering who is the good guys and who is the bad. Wondering if they will be able to find the cure they are working so hard to find in time. And also wondering what is really going on that someone would want to kill them all. It’s is almost as if every page you turn in this book something new is happening but it is not so overwhelming that you lose sight of what is going on in the book. That is hard to accomplish with so many different things happening and seeming to happen all at once. That is what makes Christine d’Abo an amazing author and this such an incredible book.

Tosha

FourStars

No Remedy is a sexy and suspense-filled space adventure.

This book continues the story from the first book while introducing us to great new characters. Alec, Byron, and Mace make a great triad. Their bedroom power dynamic play adds an interesting element both in terms of their relationship and the steamy sex scenes. As with the first book, the characters are well-developed and intriguing.

I have one complaint about this book. In the first book, there is a plot device that throws Gar and Faolan abruptly into the start of their sexual relationship. I found the situation believable, and it flowed well with the story. In this book something similar was done to bring the three together the first time. To me, instead of flowing with the story it seemed somewhat forced. It didn’t feel like it really fit with the story.

I enjoyed this book but it didn’t thrill me the way the first book did. I still found it very engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next book.

I don’t recommend this as a stand-alone book. But I do highly recommend this series to anyone looking for an erotic, kinky, and romantic Sci-Fi.

Trigger warning: Multiple sexual scenes with BDSM.

Amanda

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5 stars for Phase Shift (Chaos Station #5) by Kelly Jensen @kmkjensen & Jenn Burke @jeralibu #MM #ScienceFiction #SciFi

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Title: Phase Shift (Chaos Station #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen (Carina Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 2, 2016 – 207 Pages

Synopsis

Zander and Felix’s relationship has always pushed boundaries—personal and professional alike—but their love and commitment is stronger than ever. So strong that Zander’s ready to ask commitment-shy Felix the question of a lifetime when he’s interrupted. The Chaos is being hacked, and crucial, top secret information about the project that created Zander—and his fellow super soldiers—has been leaked.

Neither man could have expected the enormity of what’s discovered at the end of the data trail: an entire colony of super soldiers run by the very doctor who changed Zander’s life forever. And now she needs them both—Zander to train her new crop of soldiers, and Felix’s new crystalline arm to stabilize their body chemistry.

With help from the unlikeliest of allies, Zander, Felix and theChaos crew must destroy the project and all its ill-gotten information. But when the team is split up and Felix is MIA after a dangerous run, galactic disaster is a very real possibility…and Zander may have missed his chance to ask for forever.

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FiveStars

I am going to be honest and say that this is the first book I have read in this series. I may not know what all happened before this book but I do know that I thoroughly enjoyed this year one. And at this point I will probably go back and read the books in the series that came before this one since I enjoyed this one so much.

This book has so much action in it. I truly felt like there was not a down moment for the characters.

As far as Flick and Zeb goes I truly loved these two characters. They are just completely made for one another. Yes they can communicate because of Flicks arm without having to speak to one another but even if he did not have that, these two can read one another and know what the other is thinking and feeling just from looking into each other’s eyes. Their soles are truly intertwined.

The battle that they face left them battered and beaten in the end. They almost lost one another which would have been a huge tragedy but I believe that this battle was necessary for the two of them to come to terms with the next step in theif relationship.

Like I said this is a magnificent book and I truly enjoyed his read. Cannot wait to read more from Kelly Jensen.

Tosha

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5 Stars for Sword and Star (Root Code #3) by Sunny Moraine @DynamicSymmetry #MM #SciFi @RiptidePublishing

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Title: Sword and Star (Root Code#3)
Author Name & Publisher: Sunny Moraine / Riptide Publishing
Publication Date & Length: May 23, 2016 / eBook 415 pages

Synopsis

Three months after a brutal battle at Peris, Adam Yuga, Lochlan D’Bideshi, and their rebel fleet are embroiled in a new conflict. But things aren’t going well. Even with Lock’s homeship, Ashwina, at the head of the fleet, the Protectorate forces are adapting to their tactics. Before long, two devastating blows send the ragtag rebels on the run. But the greatest threat may come from within.

Since the battle at Peris, Protectorate loyalist Isaac Sinder’s determination to eliminate the rebel fleet has only intensified—along with his ambition. The Protectorate is decaying, and it’s clear to Isaac that only he can save it, by any means necessary.

As the situation worsens for the rebels, the strain begins to tell on everyone. But more than exhaustion grows within Adam. Something alien has started to change him. Lochlan fights to hold on, but even he may not be able to follow Adam down the dark road ahead.

As Isaac’s obsession turns to insanity, it becomes evident that more sinister plans than his are at work. Bound together by threads of fate and chance, Adam and Lochlan turn their eyes toward a future that may tear them apart—if they’re lucky enough to survive it at all.

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FiveStars
Sword and Star is book three of the Root Code series and I would recommend reading Line and Orbit (#1) and Fall and Rising (#2) because I assume they are as awesomely good as this one. I have not read any of Sunny Moraine’s work before. That seems like a massive oversight.
Sword and Star is a deep and rich space opera. Adam Yuga and his husband Lochlan are at the center of a great saga. Developed and fascinating characters like telepaths and mind-melders and space soldiers swirl around them. Including an amazing, interesting antagonist I kind of rooted for. The universe is drenched in politics. Aliens abound.
These are tales of intense, abiding love, but sex is scant. Instead there’s soap opera turmoil (in a good way) and quite a bit of existential brooding. There are mysterious, suspenseful elements I find myself thinking about when I’m apart from the book.
If you’re fans of Adam and Lochlan already, this is not some cash-grab sequel, this is a masterpiece that stands on its own. If you’re not yet, wonder awaits you.
 C. E. Case
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4 Stars for Tantalus by Albert Nothlit @LT3Press #MM #ScienceFiction #SciFi

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Title: Tantalus
Author Name & Publisher: Albert Nothlit (Less Than Three)
Publication Date & Length: April 20, 2016 – 150 Pages

Synopsis

In the aftermath of a nasty fight after being jumped by four youths, faced with a mother desperate to get rid of the son she’s ashamed of, Kyle is forced to leave home to take up an apprenticeship he doesn’t want and can’t wait to be finished with.

On another planet.

Upon arrival, though, a nasty surprise awaits. The position he was hired for no longer exists and he’s going to be left standing around until Dr. O’Brien, the man he was to work for, can find him a new job. Following a strange compulsion, Kyle leaves the compound, only to nearly get himself killed out in the alien atmosphere. Kyle is told he’s too reckless to stay and fit only for the mining colonies, where he’ll be little more than a slave.

Distraught but helpless, Kyle counts down the days until his departure. He’s distracted from his misery, however, by the same compulsion that first drove him from the compound, a presence in his mind that seems to be coming from the local lifeform being kept in Dr. O’Brien’s lab…

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FourStars

I love a good sci fi mm story and Tantalus was a pretty interesting read.
The main character is Kyle, a boy who left his home planet to apprentice with a doctor studying in another planet. Something happened in his own home so his mother sent him far away and Kyle is bitter about it. He meets Dr. O’Brien and things seem to go downhill from there…until he discovers that he has unique abilities the government is willing to break the laws for.
The aliens were creepy in the beginning, but ended up cute and I was cheering for those little fellas. I was so sad when bad things started happening to them *cry*. I liked the little world build up that the author did with the planet. I liked the mystery of the aliens. The romance part was the one I was having difficulty with. Kyle and O’Brien were just suddenly in love. I’m all for insta love, but even I was a bit amused at how these two characters were suddenly at the “I Love You” stage. What I really wanted was a bit more romance between these two and drama before the action happened.
Ah well. I liked it anyway.
Cookie

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5 Star Review for Life is Awesome (Mnevermind #3) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #ScienceFiction

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Title: Life is Awesome (Mnevermind #3)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: February 24, 2015 – 240 pgs

Synopsis

Daniel Schroeder wants nothing more than to repair his father’s broken memories, but it’s been a long time since he’s thought of himself as a memorysmith. Even though convincing Big Dan of their current reality is the most painful task Daniel faces every morning, somehow life manages to prevent him from finding a cure. He needs to keep their family business running. And he needs to moonlight at a competitor’s shop to keep all his employees paid. Or maybe he’s just trying to keep himself from exacerbating the situation.

A year ago, Daniel would have presumed he was clever enough to memorysmith his way out of their predicament, but nowadays he’s not so cavalier. Playing with people’s memories shouldn’t be taken lightly, and things can always get worse. Even with the help of some of the best minds in the business, Daniel still isn’t sure how to navigate his way out of the persistent false memory that’s crippled his life. Is new programming the answer? Better gear? More money? Or is time the only thing that can heal Big Dan’s memories…if they can even be fixed at all.

What Daniel needs most is some breathing room, and Elijah Crowe is eager to provide it. Since he’s smitten with Daniel, Elijah is determined to prove himself—and he’s more than qualified to clear Daniel’s schedule by taking over some duties at Adventuretech. With the support of his new boyfriend, possibilities begin to open up for Daniel, hints of things he hasn’t even realized he’d stopped hoping for: the contentment of a harmonious family, the fulfillment of his creative expression, and a chance for a relationship with a man he loves.

This book completes the Mnevermind Trilogy.

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FiveStars

This was a great conclusion to this series. I liked that we got a lot of the loose ends tied up while also introducing a lot of new drama to keep the story rolling at a great pace. Jus tlike in real life, everything wasn’t wrapped up in a pretty little bow, there was still some things that would have to be worked on with time (after the book concluded).
I absolutely loved the realism that came with Elijah’s character in everything he did. From everyday conversations to sex. It made the whole story feel more real and touching. There was nothing in the story that was just fluff to make the story longer, which I truly am thankful for because it kept me interested in the story and characters.
The story was different than any other stories I’ve read and it was more fantastic for that alone because it showed that Jordan Castillo Price doesn’t just go with what everyone else is writing, but breaks out on her own and goes in directions that others haven’t thought of or are too scared to go.
Wonderful job with this series.
Renee

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5 Star Review for Forget Me Not (Mnevermind #2) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #ScienceFiction

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Title: Forget Me Not (Mnevermind #2)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: February 19, 2014 – 171 pgs

Synopsis

No two people are exactly alike, but Elijah Crowe is very, very different.

Elijah is on the autism spectrum, so the tasks of day-to-day life most people breeze through are a challenge for him. His career suffered because he never got the hang of schmoozing, and now his talents are being wasted teaching classes at the mall. His social circle is limited to his ex, his therapist, and a structured inclusion group at the Rec Center. The one bright spot in his life is the memory science of Mnemography.

Although he loves nothing better than devouring the latest research and tinkering with all the specialized equipment, he never clicked with any other experts in the field until he met Daniel Schroeder. Daniel runs a memory palace—he even writes his own mnems—and that shared interest alone would make him fascinating. But Daniel and Elijah met under unusual circumstances, where the statement, “I like you, and I think you like me,” held some surprising nuances.

Now Elijah suspects he’s gay, but the few prominent people in his life are less than supportive. Some are downright hostile. Elijah might not be neurotypical, but he’s plenty smart. Surely there’s some way to get people to accept him for who he is. If only he could figure out how.

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FiveStars

Reading this book from Elijah’s perspective was really neat. We got a little insight as to why he does a lot of the things he does and how he perceives things.
We see the relationship between Daniel and Elijah starting to really move forward as well. The way we got to see Elijah’s take on everything happening between them was just.. wonderful. It’s hard to describe how great it is to see such a well developed, complex character.
While there is a lot about the relationship between our two MCs. There is also a really fascinating story to go with it about the store Daniel owns and the jerk that Elijah works with (which I found interesting to see how the people in his life reacted to this and Daniel).
Just a really good book just like every other Jordan Castillo Price book I’ve put my hands on.
Renee

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5 Star Review for The Persistence of Memory (Mnevermind #1) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #ScienceFiction

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TitleThe Persistence of Memory (Mnevermind #1)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2012 – 158 pgs

Synopsis

Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father’s heart.

The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers.

They’re both professionals in the memory field–they even run their own memory palace. So shouldn’t they be able to figure out a way to overwrite the persistent false memory that’s wreaking havoc on both of their lives? Daniel thought he was holding it together, but the situation is sliding out of control. Now even his own equipment has turned against him, reminding him he hasn’t had a date in ages by taunting him with flashes of an elusive man in black that only he can see.

The Elijah character makes no sense. Not only does he claim to be straight–which has never piqued Daniel’s interest–but he’s appearing in manufactured memories in which he’s never been programmed. Is it some quirk of the circuitry, or is Daniel’s desire to connect with someone clouding his own memory?

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FiveStars

I will say at first I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like this series, but I picked it up because, well, I’ve loved every other book by this author and thought what the heck.. Man, I’m glad I did. Just as always Ms. Castillo Price weaves this excellent, detailed story that is just… amazing.
I really enjoy the way Daniel and Elijah come together. The fact that Daniel has to deal with breaking this horrendous news to his father every day and having to deal with the fall out every-single-day is heartbreaking. The poor guy can’t catch a break with all the stuff he has to try to deal with, but then in comes the oh so strange Elijah.
Now, Elijah.. I liked him. He really is my favorite character even though he has autism and can’t always express what things the way other people do or pick up on what people are trying to hint at. He doesn’t let it hold him back from living his life and its awesome.
I really enjoyed the first part of this story and can’t wait to see where we go next.
Renee

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