Title: Strange Times
Author Name & Publisher: Clancy Nacht (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 18, 2015 – 129 pgs
In a world decimated by ecological disaster, a despot named GalWon has taken charge of rebuilding and repopulating society. Using aliens to clean the air and as a threat to keep civilians in line, Deprogrammers coerce homosexuals into being straight—or else.
When Alex’s gay pornography is discovered, his brother, Christian, claims it as his own to save Alex’s life. Christian is sent to a concentration camp, only to be broken out by a resistance group bent on thwarting the new world order, including Turk, a former Deprogrammer once branded gay himself but now fighting for freedom.
However, Alex’s troubles aren’t over. With the government’s eyes still on him, he gets caught in a Deprogrammer honey pot scheme, and it’s up to the rebels, and Turk, to rescue him. In the midst of tragedy, Alex falls in love with his rescuer. But in a world where their love is forbidden, following their hearts means risking their lives when the line between good and evil isn’t what it seems.
So I will start of this review with this was a very strange and sometimes confusing book but I ended up really liking this story.
At times it did feel to rushed to me with the relationship between Alex and Turk. It really went a little to fast for me and ended up feeling a little rushed leaving me unsure of how I felt of these two men together.
In this world you can not be gay if they find out you are a deprogrammer comes in to make sure you no longer have feeling like that anymore. Well Alex is gay and has been hiding it until his brother catches him with a magazine and lies when he his caught taking the blame for Alex.
I did the pretense of this book and the way this author wrote these characters! I just was left feeling like this was a little to rushed for me and I was confused by some of this story after reading it.
So all together I really liked this book I just felt this story was a little rushed for me.
This was an… interesting book to read. It was unique, I’ll give the
author that. It was also interesting to read and try to figure out
where it was going.
I think the weirdest part for me was the way we changed POVs.. Instead
of getting the main characters the whole time we switched to a few
characters and I felt like that made it harder to connect to the
actual main characters and their relationships.
Overall though I’ll say that it was really interesting and different
and made for a good read that was unique and captivating.
Clancy Nacht lives in Austin with her husband, and her three feral rescue cats. She’s published several ARe bestselling contemporary romantic thriller m/m and m/f stories. Two of her books, co-written with Thursday Euclid, have been honored with Rainbow Awards; La Jazz Hot won for #1 Best Bisexual/Transgender Romance & Erotic Romance. In 2013, Black Gold: Double Black was a runner up for a Rainbow Award. Her books have been nominated for several Goodreads M/M Readers Choice Awards.