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Most Helpful Favorable Review

48 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

From the author

I would like to thank AmberKillian for the excellent review of my work. Painful as it is, it is a review like this that helps me become a better author. All I can say is that in a large novel such as this, the text is like a many tentacled monster, waiting in the wings ...
I would like to thank AmberKillian for the excellent review of my work. Painful as it is, it is a review like this that helps me become a better author. All I can say is that in a large novel such as this, the text is like a many tentacled monster, waiting in the wings to scream 'gotcha' at the most embarrassing moments. They were not only embarrassing, but dumb and unforgivable. Dumb because I knew better, and unforgivable because I made the same mistake over and over again. I apologize to any reader whose enjoyment of the novel was spoiled by my poor grammar editing. Rest assured, the revision is on its way.
However, I take issue with some of the comments. I hardly think a self-confessed 'grammar Nazi' is a poster child for the twenty something generation. In a country in which a clear majority of the twenty plus population can't supply correct answers to simple questions about geography, government, and science, it would not be unusual for someone to have a momentary lapse in memory as to not be able to correctly identify Marilyn Monroe. After all, she died more that fifty years ago. The reference to "soul mates' was simply to provide the definition of the term for those readers who might not have encounter it. As to 'facts', I searched the whole novel for the word, and I could not identify the 'facts' the reviewer was referring to. If she refers to the scene with the physics professor, do a search on Wikipedia for 'quantum computing' and you can satisfy your curiosity. Remember, this is a science fiction novel. Science fiction deals with the "what if". What if Einstein was correct in his published paper in which he coined the phrase 'spooky action at a distance'. Could it explain the totally impossible concept of mental telepathy? In the world of science fiction, space ships regularly violate the laws of physics by traveling faster that the speed of light. Am I not allowed to do the same with the mind? By the way, the picture depicted in the novel is real. It was published in Wired Magazine. (I don't remember the issue.)
As for pacing, I am an amateur author. I'm learning. The characters dragged me, kicking and screaming, to where they wanted to go.
Doug Welch, author of Shadow Games

posted by DougWelch on March 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

ugh

Well, If you like guys who act like guys, then you wont like the main character in this book. In the very beginning I almost thought there would be some kind of gross incest scene because he kept mentioning how pretty his twin sister was. The story line would be better ...
Well, If you like guys who act like guys, then you wont like the main character in this book. In the very beginning I almost thought there would be some kind of gross incest scene because he kept mentioning how pretty his twin sister was. The story line would be better if the ridiculous romance he ends up having with a very one dimensional character never happened. PLUS, if you like crying, well then this is the book for you since the sister cries at least every ten pages whether she needs to or not. I actually found myself skipping pages of repetitive crap (how many times was he going to indicate he was in the Army Rangers?). The dialogue between the brother and sister was also highly unbelievable. They conversed with the same amount of familiarity one would expect when you talk to your neighbor. If my brother spoke to me like that, I would literally punch him in the neck. Thankfully this book was free. I had hoped for so much more!

posted by 8925869 on September 28, 2011

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    So So....

    The book would be great if I could beleive in the characters and thier diolog. The male character thought and spoke like a woman would. I know some pretty sensitive guys that are highly in touch with thier femanine side that wouldn't even begin to talk or think like this guy did in the book. I am not even sure I know gay guys that talk or think like this guy did. I also found it hard to beleive that a brother and sister would call each other bro, brother, sis, or sister in pretty much every conversation they have together and most times in every sentence they have to each other. I have siblings and I wouldn't, personally. The actual concept of the book and the sotry line is great, but like I said the conversational aspect was majorly lacking in my opinion.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    soso

    Good idea for a plot. The dialog between the characters was juvenile. The sex /love scenes were PAINFUL. Could have been written by a teen a young teen. Skimmed thru alot of it. Didnt enjoy much of it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Do alk free books come with no ending?

    It seems like every time i look at a free book the reviewers are saying that it was mmissing an ending or the plot was terrible. Thats what i cant stand about the nook. You can get all the fre books you wan,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    La Pryor Gurl opinion

    Good,but needs little xplanation.##

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    I was looking for more suspense and action in this work and was

    I was looking for more suspense and action in this work and was disappointing as I turned the last page and didn't really get that. I'd say this book has a lot more emphasis on "love at first sight" kind of thing as opposed to focusing on the bad guys that are trying to get you. If you are looking for romance within a sci fi setting, then you should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Hey i neeed friend

    Ponys are rad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Just wondering...

    How do you delete books in yor library?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

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    A good story line,..but

    the characters just did not mesh. The brother, to me, seemed like he was going to end up marrying his sister in the end,...overall ok,...but not the greatest.

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