Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Release Review: REGENERATION by Louise Lyons

Release date: January 15, 2017
Genre: Gay fiction, science fiction, M/M romance
Length: 75,000 words
Cover design: Simon Searle

In the 23rd Century in the galaxy of Sigma Kappa, Kim Fortune was the first surviving experimental enhanced human—a regenerate. Aged fifteen, he escaped the lab and years later, his failings as a regenerate and the suspicion of regular humans, leave him lonely and lacking in self-worth. Stranded on an abandoned planet, the arrival of a stricken ship and its crew give him hope that he may finally find what he always longed for—love.
Christian Novak is a successful regenerate with all the intended attributes—including lack of human emotion. Despite their immediate attraction to each other, Kim's failing confidence, and Christian's inability to empathize are a recipe for disaster. But war, imprisonment, and danger throw them together, and after each saves the other's life, their feelings begin to change.

Can a seemingly unsuitable pair ever find love, or is a future together destined to fail?

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Carra's Review

Futuristic sci-fi romance is something that I don’t read very often, but when I read the synopsis for this book my interest was quickly piqued.  I’m really glad I decided to read it, because it has the perfect blend of action, drama and romance and turned out to be pretty exciting!

Kim Fortune is an amazing main character.  He sees himself as a failed experiment, though once he starts interacting with the others he comes into contact with he starts to see that most people don’t see him that way.  I thought he was brave and someone who would do what was needed to survive.  Christian Novak-I loved his strength and protective nature, and his determination to get back to Kim no matter what.  The two of them together are hot and sensual, and they fit perfectly.

There was plenty of excitement from the moment Christian’s group crashes on the planet on which Kim has been marooned-from the panther-like beasts who hunt them to another crash on a hostile planet to Christian’s daring rescue of Kim to their journey to Earth…never a dull moment and I was constantly glued to my screen.  There’s also a great group of supporting characters who helped add depth to the story.  My favorites were Belle and Rickson for the unconditional support they gave Kim as well as Christian.

The story flowed nicely, and all of the characters contributed to the overall story.  I found myself quite invested in Kim’s life and the outcome of his relationship with Christian.  I absolutely loved the way the story ended!

Regeneration was a 4.5-star read for me, and I already know I’ll be re-reading this one in the future.  I’m hoping the author will be writing more in the sci-fi romance genre because I thought this one was an excellent read.  I’d recommend this story to any M/M sci-fi romance fan, it’s an exciting story that will definitely keep your attention.  This book is for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content. 

Author Bio

Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy. 
Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties. Posting stories based on some of her favourite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing "hobby" more seriously.
Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a mad dog called Casper, collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races home afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.
Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and job, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.

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