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Zero Factor

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    Great Read

    Short, intense and - as the warning at the beginning states - blow-your-mind Psionic sex. This is a great description for this book.

    Via, a psionic, must hide her true nature from everyone as the government rounds up people with her talent to use for their own unpleasant ends.

    Charles Locke, a mechanically adapted soldier, is forced to save Via when her talents reveal a threat to his life.

    Set in old Las Vegas, the movement is fast and furious after Locke races off with Via on the back of his strike-bike.

    Locke's aim - to keep her safe from his commanding officer who is out to kill them both. Via's aim - to escape from this man and return to the safety of the agridome where she works.

    Although the concept of this book is simple, the attention to detail and convoluted turns the story takes had me cheering the pair on at every turn. Locke's actions and reasons confuse Via, but when she realizes how right he was, it is Locke who starts to doubt if he's done the right thing. The sex in this book is sizzling and definitely needs a "Hot" rating. It is also an integral part of the story, not just chucked in to make it more interesting. Without the sex the characters would appear shallow. Instead they took me to a corrupt future and showed me a world that is a definite possibility.

    As I said at the beginning of this review Zero Factor is short and intense. I would also add it is definitely worth reading and would be a great introduction to reading futuristic and science fiction fiction books.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    great world-building, hot hero

    A fun post-apocalyptic dystopian story ("fun" and "dystopia" don't usually go together but they do in this case, even with the starving multitudes at the gates). It wasn't a long read but I still felt like I got to know the hero, the heroine and the world they lived in. I even got to know an interesting secondary character, Cedrine.

    Plus the hotness factor is there--got to love a powerful man who's brought to his knees and transformed by a kiss, literally. I want more. Usually when people say they think a novella should be longer it's because they think the story isn't fleshed out. In this case she managed to tell the whole story. I wish the novella was longer only because I was enjoying it so much.

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