Friday, January 28, 2011


Title: Connection
Author: Cora Zane
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
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ISBN: 9781419930614
Genre: {M/F} Futuristic, Science Fiction
Rating: 4.5 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

Kiri couldn’t wait for her shift to end. She was trying to focus on her work but her feet were killing her and the temptation of some of the club’s more adventurous clientele was starting to be too much for her. It didn’t help that everyone reminded her of what she had with Gage, before her slip of the tongue ruined everything. As hard as she tries not to punish herself, she can’t stop remembering the electricity between them as Gage connected with her in a way she has never experienced before, or since.

Used to getting what he wants, when he wants it, Gage is not a patient AI. He has money and he has power but something seems to be getting in the way of him having the girl. Nothing in the universe compared to the pleasure of sinking his cyber fangs into her neck ports so this forced separation does not sit well with him. Learning Kiri’s deepest secret had surprised him at first but her avoidance of him is starting to wear thin and he knows she isn’t fairing much better. Now he’s had a chance to think about what she means to him, and how her absence is effecting him, playtime is over and he’s not taking no for an answer

Connection is a very well thought-out, nicely paced story full of longing and lust. Firstly, the tension caused by Kiri’s surroundings fit perfectly with the telling of her and Gage’s back story. There’s misunderstanding on both characters’ parts, which highlight their lack of communication in the past despite their sexual connection. Kiri is a very amiable character and her feelings for Gage are intense. A lot was riding on Kiri and Gage’s confusion about their relationship and for the most part, this worked well, although I felt it could have delved a little deeper into the reasons behind Kiri’s fears. However, the characters confront their problems head on and the result is extremely satisfying. Also, there was just enough detail to the futuristic setting to allow me to imagine the characters in their environment but still leave me wanting to learn more. I definitely recommend Connection to fans of the genre.

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