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Zero Factor
     

Zero Factor

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by Stacy Gail
 

Armed and dangerous…

A Cybershock Story

Born a psionic—a rare human prized by the government for her gifts—agridome worker Via Brede lives by two simple rules: slip into stealth mode whenever the cybernetic-enhanced militia is near. And never remove the gloves that block her psychic ability.

During a routine

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Armed and dangerous…

A Cybershock Story

Born a psionic—a rare human prized by the government for her gifts—agridome worker Via Brede lives by two simple rules: slip into stealth mode whenever the cybernetic-enhanced militia is near. And never remove the gloves that block her psychic ability.

During a routine delivery, a tear in her glove connects her with what should be her worst nightmare. A meched-out soldier with bulging muscles and a scarred face that makes her heart pound like a pneumatic drill. She also envisions his death in an attack that happens…now.

Locke’s typically ho-hum mission goes sideways when the stunning, green-eyed bubble farmer plants a sensual kiss that sets fire to every one of his remaining man-nerves. He also sees her vision. His own commander is about to kill him.

He needs Via to find out why. First step is to get her to Old Las Vegas without succumbing to a raw, sexual need that burns in him like fever. Getting there will be a snap. Getting out alive—and winning her trust—might be a little tougher.

Warning: This title contains mild violence, blow-your-mind Psionic sex, buns of steel (literally) and the usual hanky-panky at a bordello. Author is not responsible for side effects, including locked-and-loaded hunks taking your dreams by force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609285197
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Cybershock
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
1,151,537
File size:
976 KB

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Zero Factor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gail's near-future tale is an excellent example of science fiction romance. The world-building is skilled, weaving together dystopian, military, psionic, and cyberpunk elements. The characters are well-developed and, in this case, the brevity of the romance actually makes sense: Via can see Locke's memories, allowing her to see passed the gruff military machine to the lonely, honorable man he really is. I hope Gail returns to this world in further volumes. I would love to see more. -- lyradora
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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
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 books.science fiction books. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
Kate_Rothwell More than 1 year ago
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.