Author: Donna McIntosh
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Gay Romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
LAPD Detective Sean Hennessey has one person he’s repeatedly tried to arrest and bring to justice: his nemesis, Mitchell Yates.
Yates has been in and out of trouble for years, always skating around the edges of LA’s underbelly; however, Sean can never pin anything on him.
But one night all of that changes.
Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, instead of arresting Yates, Sean is rescued by him and taken to Yates’ home—a satellite high above Earth. There, Sean discovers a world he thought possible only in Science Fiction.
Everything he believed he knew about Yates is turned upside down, and Sean must make a decision: to remain with the LAPD or join Yates and work toward intergalactic peace.
The outer doors to the lab were being blasted away. Yana dropped the chip on the floor and grabbed for it frantically. A loud pounding started on the door outside the lab.
“I hear it, Yana. The clicking. What is it?”
“They’re here.” Yana did a quick assessment of their location. “The cabinet. Sean, get inside. Now!” He fumbled with the last chip until he managed to get it inserted.
Yana dashed across the room to the storage cabinets, shoved Sean inside one, and climbed into the one next to it. He barely got the doors closed when the entrance to the lab burst open and the Krill swarmed in.
Yana had given Sean extensive insight into the Krill during their journey. But the clicking noise of their chatter was the stuff of nightmares. As they entered the room, Sean could hear the sandpaper sound of their bodies over the floor, followed by the odor of something truly foul. Sean’s heart thumped so loud he was afraid they might be able to hear it from his hiding place.
The Krill circled the device with their instruments, connected them together, and stood back. In a few seconds, the room filled with a humming sound, followed by a loud snap of electricity, and the device disappeared.
I am a reader of psi-fi from way back. I started reading Asimov, Heinlein and Bradbury when I was eleven. I enjoy the science, the tech, the sociological and psychological theories intertwined in psi-fi stories. I look for complexity and creativity in the world building and character and plot development.
I’m also, more recently, a reader of romance. I have had the pleasure to beta for several great authors and work alongside a few more. I need well-developed characters and realistic character and plot development. I want to feel the bond between the main characters. I also think there needs to be a reason why the characters are together.
As a romance, this really works for me. The character development, the romantic intrigue, the plot, the story arc, it all comes together. It works.
I had a few issues with the psi-fi part. There were little glitches for me when it came to the technology. For example, I wondered why sometimes the transporter worked from basically anywhere and other times you had to drive to meet someone and then transport. These were little details that could easily have an explanation, and it might have been fun to know, but these little things didn’t take me out of the story too much.
The world building was quite good, as were the little socio-economic commentaries.
It was quite a good story and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Prize: $6.99 WIP Gift Card
About the Author
DONNA McINTOSH was born in Elmira, New York, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, married a Texan and has lived all over Texas for the last thirty-plus years. Donna has four children, ran a Day Care Center for many years and has written fan fiction since she was thirteen.
Donna loves long walks so her mind can ramble. She loves reading and her tastes run from Historical novels, to Sci-Fi, Westerns, Classics, all the way to WWII and biographies. In short, anything that catches her eye.
Donna loves total quiet, very little TV, occasional movies, wildlife, beaches, birds, cats, newborn babies, flowers, and great big smiles. Oh, and hugs!
She hates flying, total darkness, people who talk endlessly about themselves, intolerance, and bigotry.
Donna’s biggest asset? Her wild and endless imagination.
Her biggest flaw? She’s a Libran and simply cannot make a decision!
DONNA McINTOSH can be found at her website: http://donnamcintosh.weebly.com/