Thursday, October 2, 2014

"A Riddle for Love" Review



My Review

Avar has spent ten years laboring, days and nights in his quest to create the perfect woman. He wasn't expecting her to exceed even his lofty expectations. 

A spacey take on the Pygmalion tale, "A Riddle for Love" manages to speak sensible science and apply it to a futuristic world filled with off-world colonies, human-like androids and cerebral-centric humans. While the idea behind Pygmalion is slightly creepy and off putting, here the author manages to make Avar likable and respectable. His desire for the perfect woman have become a labor of love, particularly over the personal project of "Lily." He wants her for companionship, for a lifetime avoiding the loneliness that has marked his past thus far. 

This novella manages to convey emotional and character depth and rather than rushed, falls together in a perfectly even pace. The world building is brief but fascinating and draws the reader easily into accepting Avar's world. 

A quirky, steamy romance for any star dreamers out there.


Synopsis

Dr. Avar Elsier has spent the past ten years developing a human-like android for his company. In his spare time, he’s created the perfect persona for a dream woman that only needs the right body to make her real.

Unfortunately, such a body costs more than he can currently afford. When an emergency forces him to insert his private persona in a unit designed for a high-paying customer, he falls in love and cannot let her go.

Will he find a way to make their love last and escape from Mars before others discover his secret?


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Lynette Name That BookAuthor Lynette Endicott is hoping fans can help her name the 5th book in her Starting Over series. Please click on the form to read the synopsis and submit your ideas for a title. If Lynette likes your title, your name will appear in her book and you will receive a free copy. All entries must be received by October 10th. You may enter more than once, but please fill out a separate form per title. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a super-hero book. The title must be respectful of disability without being to corny. It is a look at normal, everyday life for a blind professional who is also a single mom. Please feel free to check out the other titles of the Starting Over series by visiting her website.

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Bio For Lynette Endicott

face at weddingLynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog. At a youth camp when she was 14 the editor and teacher of a writing class challenged her to submit something to his youth magazine. She did and it was the first of 10 articles and stories accepted by the publication over the next few years. Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and three more books in that series are available now. The first four of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are also available now. Because she didn't have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day-to-day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.

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