Reviewed by Nikyta
Author: Terry Rissen
Series: 2015 Daily Dose – Never Too Late
Heroes: Al & Nick
Genre: M/M Scifi
Length: 37 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Alchemy “Al” Jones is an Earth Elemental with an affinity for metals. He uses his covert abilities doing freelance planetary mineral surveys. He’s spent decades as a loner, avoiding planets, Company drones, other Paras, and emotional entanglements. When he’s stranded on a station with a ship that needs more repairs than he has funds to cover, he’s got a decision to make. And then he meets Nick, who turns his world inside out.
Nicholai Royce is an Earth Elemental with an affinity for gems, and he’s on a mission. Paras are a maligned minority, and Nick’s in the sector to look over unclaimed planets that could be suitable for a Para home world. But he’s got a problem—his ship barely reached the station, and he doesn’t have the cash to get it out of dry dock. Then he meets Al, who is absolutely not the kind of person Nick should be falling for. On the other hand, Al’s scheme could get them back into space—or could get them killed.
I really loved this story! I won’t go into detail what it’s about because it’s such a short story and the blurb does a pretty good job of describing everything but I’ll admit, I forgot what the blurb was about before I started this one so I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into until I started reading. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was a scifi story and really enjoyed the little paranormal twist to it.
I loved that Al and Nick were so similar yet so different. I loved that there was a bit of humor to them and a bit of sexual tension. It was interesting to see them trying to find a way to figure out how they can get their ships working again and then realizing they might get farther if they work together. My only complaint is I wish there were more to the story!!! I wanted to see it more expanded, actually give the characters more depth and really dig deeper into Nick trying to find Paras a home.
In the end, I really loved the story. I loved the characters and the situation they were trying to find a way out of. I wish it had been an actual novel instead of a short story but I’m hoping this is a start to a great series because I DEFINITELY want more! If you’re looking for a quick scifi story, definitely give this a go!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*