Thursday, February 10, 2011

Something About Harry


Title: Something About Harry
Author: Nicki Bennett & Ariel Tachna
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-781-8
Genre: {M/M} Sci-Fi Fantasy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The war with the Gavenelians is going poorly and the Confederation is losing almost as many ships as they’re destroying. Captain Sasha Dmitrov contacts mysterious space pirate and engineer Harry, in hopes he’ll come up with anything that’ll give them an advantage over the murderous aliens. He expects to be told to jump out an air lock, not offered the opportunity to visit Harry on his planetoid, the secluded Nicodemus Vector.

Harry is not what Sasha expected. He’s an Andromedite empath who Sasha has little ability to shield his emotions from. Together they must find a way to defeat their mutual enemy but while doing so, they discover an attraction he never expected. But Sasha has a war to fight and must eventually leave. If he survives the war, should he return to Harry and if he does, will he be welcomed or turned away?

Something About Harry is the latest release by co-authors Bennett & Tachna and it follows along in the world of Hot Cargo and Healing in his Wings, with some of the same characters interspersed throughout. I would recommend the books be read in order.

I’ve always been a fan of sci-fi books and was intrigued when I came across Hot Cargo, opening up this imaginative futuristic world built by these two talented authors. When I learned of the release of Something About Harry, I was thrilled to get another look into this interesting galaxy in the midst of war. The authors did an excellent job expressing the direness of the conflict and how desperate Sasha is to find an answer to the ongoing deaths of his fellow spacers. Yet, they manage to weave in a growing love story and do it with creativity and flair, mixing it with fun and a little hot interspecies sex. Harry and Sasha are emotionally attuned, yet physically different enough that being intimate could have been a challenge but these authors got them together romantically, sensually and most importantly…believably. Good work. Read and enjoy!

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