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  1. says:

    Please, do me a favor dear reader of this review Imagine a good sci fi book done Ok, now multiply it for 1000 Done again Ok, now multiply again for 1000 Done it Great This book is better than that And no, I kid you notIchi is an entomologist Nothing ordinary happened in his life, other than a few strange and deadly insects mating That s his life, his research in a space station He is the only human, in the middle of Avalons They are also humans but only for their humanoid look Avalons are telepathies, something that Ichi with his high logical mind can t understand But he like his co workers, specially Will and Amanda, that Ichi can almost consider close as friends.He is lonely Yes, but it s ok for him His research seems promising, his friends are invasive knowing his feelings, but he like them he is ok, no happy, just ok because he can t get from life, can he After a night drinking way to much a geek should Ichi did the unthinkable He bought a pet not an usual pet, as a dog or cat, but a doll a living sort of being, build by PETS Living Companions a b...

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    I had no freaking idea what to expect from this book, other than a kick ass review one of my goodreads peeps wrote The writing reminds me of Manna Francis, so detailed you see the movie playing before you You ll laugh but to me the book was like a Spock and Kirk love story with i...

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    I m actually blown away by how GOOD this novel was Excellent world building, great characterizations and a love story that flowed naturally Heroes and Ghosts sat on my TBR stack for at least a year and once I picked it up, from page one I was hooked.Ichi is a cool, detached scientist who comes a culture in which showing emotions is frowned upon Unfortunately, he resides on a scientific station in which the residents are all psi gifted and whom are much open with their thoughts and feelings Looking forward to a well deserved vacation, his plans are placed on hold due to an outbreak Worse, he was dumped by his lover for being too old Ichi gets drunk and with the urging of Will, one of his fellow scientists, orders what in essence is a pet from a company called PETS, which specializes in genetically engineered organisms including human looking clones However, when the promised pet arrives, Ichi discovers that he s been given an upgrade and over time realizes his pet is far than just some human toy He also begins to fall in love with the mysterious Ren Ren, the pet is a man with secrets and sins upon his soul He was engineered with double nerve endings to heighten every sensation and is disgusted by the fact that no matter what was done to him, he feels it and is made to enjoy it As he slowly begins to regain his memories, he discovers that Ichi is nothing like those who d own...

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    A FANTASTIC novel The depth, adjustment, and unique turn of all the characters just grabs you from the beginning and doesn t let you go Honestly, Ichi s fascination and love for rabid carniverous bugs is kind of repelling and pretty darn confusing but in the sections focusing on only him and bugs, his reaction and emotional attachment to them, it makes sense That s incredibly hard to do, from a writer s point of view making something so weird seem so normal.Rye is a charming character, well build from the ground up The transition from Pet to spoiler is gradual and very believable.The ending conflict came across to me as a bit anticlimactic, but then again it seemed to Rye that it was as well something was expected, the result harder to obtain Sometimes thi...

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    I started this book expecting a good story And it did deliver on that account But as I gradually read on, I found myself less enthusiastic about the characters So the rating stops at 3 stars view spoiler It had a great starting point A reclusive and clumsy scientist, being rejected by his part time lover, orders a living companion after too many drinks one night It was fun to read about his embarrassment at having the entire station know about his purchase and him trying to get along with someone in close quarters, someone who had the physical appearance of his dirtiest fantasy And then to discover that Rye was a real human and the dedication to his rehabilitation back to society, all tinged with sexual attraction I liked Rye and Ichi s personality and their misunderstandings from what they perceived to be their flaws But then the story picked up pace and all of a sudden the station is attacked...

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    I don t know how to review this I don t want to ruin this for anyway with my stupid fumbling words This was just God so adorable, so sexy So surprisingly dark and intense as well It was just perfection.100% recommended the whole doll thing makes you think this is trashier than it reall...

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    This was just so frustrating I started off really liking it, I m a sucker for stories about sentient sex toys Sadly it was pretty downhill after that The middle dragged horribly, there were random tangents all over the place and it was much too long, which is a complaint you will almost never hear from me I was getting so bored and couldn t wait for it to be over It picked up again at the end though, and I think I ended up liking it overall The story is great, it just really needed tightening up and a bit stronger focus Also, there were MAJOR issues with the writing There was way too much head hopping, sometimes the point of view would shift several times within a few sentences It made those sections incredibly difficult to read It was also rampant with typos, but even worse were the words that were just straight up spelled or used wrong There were several instances of ridicules that should have been ridiculous,...

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    4.5 stars Great sci fi world building Nice character development for MCs and secondaries Lovely relationship development HEA Definite fan fic feel Overlooked editing issues because story was so good.

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    Ichi, the only gay male on a science space station, is devastated when his first holiday in over 3 years is suddenly cancelled due to a sector shut down Frustrated, horny and lonely, Ichi gets drunk with his friend Will, who tries to cheer Ichi up, by designing a human pet artificial human to Ichi s deeply buried desires When Ichi wakes up the next day, he s horrified to see the confirmation of his order flashing on the screen, something he must have done in the midst of his drinking binge.After the sector is re opened, Ichi s order fails to arrive, leaving him feeling both relieved and disappointed Only long after he has stopped thinking about the pet arriving, the pet is delivered, and he finds he has been chosen to receive a random upgrade, meaning his artificial human has been replaced by a Living Companion a human created on demand but without human intelligence emotions.Ichi slowly becomes accustomed to living with his pet,whom he has named Rye, but as he does, he notices something strange about him Rye seems to show signs of fear and other human responses, which leads him to investigate his new companion What he...

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Heroes & Ghosts Heroes Ghosts By S A PayneIchi Is A Repressed Scientist Who Keeps Mostly To Himself Just As He S About To Take A Vacation, His Plans Are Put On Hold After A Night Of Drinking, He Orders A Doll From PETS Only, When It Arrives, He Gets A Surprise He S Received A Free Upgrade To A Living Companion He Does His Best To Clinically And Professionally Deal With A Pet That Was Genetically Engineered To Be A Companion, In Every Sense Of The Word, To Another Man But When Ichi Starts To Suspect His New Pet Isn T What He Seems, His Dull Little Life Gets Turned Upside Down

  • Online Fiction
  • 373 pages
  • Heroes & Ghosts
  • S.A. Payne
  • English
  • 19 April 2018

About the Author: S.A. Payne

So, ya wanted to know about me well, nothing to know I m from a quiet Penn Dutch area with my husband, a herd of dogs, and WAY too many cats.The husband and I work for ourselves, no money in it but better than 9 to 5 for some other idiots, and it leaves me time to write Which, I m told, is a very good thing.