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text 2017-03-16 17:41
Why I love Science Fiction and Fantasy books

Well, I'll jump in on the booklikes "Why I love"  round:

Once upon a time, a child's moving neighbor asked if they wanted any books before donated elsewhere.  Duh.  I was an avid reader of whatever variety of stuff found in school library, borrowed from friends and sporadic yard sales.  These boxes included authors like Lester Del Rey, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, Alan Dean Foster, Mercedes Lackey, Andrew J. Offutt, John Wyndham, Ron Goulart, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey ... devoured, never looked back and have been hooked ever since by these greats of SF/Fantasy.


If it can start with "what if," "In a faraway," or "Once Upon a Time," count me in!


Oh, the possibilities.  The potential worldbuilding.  The "what if ..."  The potential "other," diversity or alien-ness for characters.  Societies and sociological switch-ups.  The exploration of furthest reaches of space, science and imagination.  The huge tapestry in which an author can create.  Escapism for me, please, but with a logic inherent to whatever the author has imagined.  Take me along for the ride and for a brief moment let me live in the world you made with your stories and your characters instead of mine,


Moon of Mutiny - Lester del Rey The Stars are Ours - Andre Norton,James J. Campanella,Uvula Audio Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein  Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey  


Web Of The Spider - Andrew J. Offutt,Richard K. Lyon  The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham  The Panchronicon Plot - Ron Goulart  The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien  


Yes, those few unwanted boxes launched nearly 50 years of book love.  No genre beats the scope and elements of an excellent SF/Fantasy book.


Squee!  I'm a dancing fan poodle unable to write a good post about it.


(If you missed the blog post from booklikes, that was at http://blog.booklikes.com/post/1539266/let-s-share-book-love )



Source: blog.booklikes.com/post/1539266/let-s-share-book-love
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text 2017-03-16 17:31
Along with "Share book love"

...click or search the "why I love" tag to find new booklikers to follow.  


If reminded of some favorite reads when making your posts, go to those book pages afterwards and look at the community reviews.  It's another good way to find other booklikers to follow (maybe check their blog to see date of last activity to make sure still here).  As is checking out community reviews for books you are reading or reviewing ...



(If you missed the blog post from booklikes, that was at http://blog.booklikes.com/post/1539266/let-s-share-book-love )


Source: blog.booklikes.com/post/1539266/let-s-share-book-love
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review 2014-12-05 00:00
Lucky Strike (Share the Love Book 2)
Lucky Strike (Share the Love Book 2) - Jane Davitt 3.5 Star

M??nage m/m lovers who enjoy space operas, this is the story for you. For those who enjoyed the cowboy antics of Captain Mal from Serenity and liked Inara the expensive escort, Jake and Rill will feel familiar. Jake is a captain of a space ship he won in a card game. He's rough around the edges and blurs the lines between law abiding citizen and criminal. His partner is Rill. Rill is the lover he lured from a very expensive whore house. Rill's childhood is complicated because he is a designer baby - a Nova. Nova are perfect in body and mind. As a prostitute, they are unparalleled in skill, looks and cost. These two unlikely partners take on a job which is a bit more than they can handle. Lian is an alien "gem" baby. He's a rich boy who has never had to suffer in his life. When his surprise visit to a cousin is cut short, he desperately tries to make it home to deliver life threatening news. Lian basically throws himself at Jake and Rill's mercy to take him back to his homeworld. This is where the fun begins.

Ms. Davitt creates a world of intrigue, clear socio-class distinctions and sexy hawt men. The plot of this story keeps a reader in constant flight mode. This because the threesome are trying to outrun someone who has better technology and a reason to kill them. There is a definite end game for the three and time is running out. The technology used in this story is pretty nifty. The embedded interface into a body so that it can provide instant information is something quite popular. Perhaps within the next thirty years, there will be a bio interface of this sort.

The real attraction to this book is the interaction between these three males. Jake and Rill are sexy hawtness together. Jake is the rough guy. Rill adds the smooth experience. When Lian joins this dynamic duo, it takes it to another level. Mostly, because Lian is a sweet virgin. Every old experience for Jake and Rill become new again when they initiate innocent Lian into the art of manlove. Now, there is more than just sex in this story since the sex is a small part. As the three learn more about each other, Ms. Davitt shows how each of their strengths compliment the other. It's a sweet romance despite the impending doom. The conflict which these three work together to resolve helps binds them closer together. This seems to be just the beginning of their journey together. One can only hope Ms. Davitt will return to this world with another adventure with these three troublemakers. M/m romance recommended for space opera addicts.

*provided by NetGalley
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review 2014-11-25 04:16
Oh Riptide :(
Lucky Strike (Share the Love Book 2) - Jane Davitt

Congrats Riptide very soon I will be wearing a badge which says "I cannot stand Riptide work products", more often than not anyway. Cornelia Grey that I read recently was the single exception. Why oh why so many good authors sign up with you (I can guess why and cannot really fault them for wanting what looks like better royalties than other houses are paying , but still), because their voices start to sound freaking SAME.


It was a fun story with a potential to be really good, likeable characters, yes, almost Insta attraction/love, but when it is action/adventure  I am more forgiving especially when they are in a life or death danger. But the voice sounded flat and this is NOT how Jane Davitt sounds usually in her other books. Granted, to be fair most of her books I have read was her partnership with Alexa Snow, but I have read at least a few of her solo works and eek, no, just no.

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