Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review @PaigeTyler - Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler (X-Ops #7)




Her Dark Half
X-Ops #7
by Paige Tyler

Goodreads blurb:  Trevor Maxwell
Coyote shifter with an attitude
Covert operator
Trusts no one, especially his devastatingly beautiful new partner

Alina Bosch
Former CIA, newest operative on the covert team
Hired to spy on her partner
Motto: "Never be deceived again."

Coyote shifter Trevor Maxwell is teamed up with CIA agent Alina Bosch to catch a killer. But when the mission becomes much more dangerous than they expected, they're going to have to ignore the attraction between them and learn how to trust one another to come out on the other side... 


About the Author:  Paige is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She graduated from The
University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal,
contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in
that order!)

Some Fun Facts about Paige…

She loves anything and everything Disney related, and has pictures with every Disney character to prove it.

Her favorite Disney characters are Tigger, Pooh, Goofy and Tinkerbell.

She's addicted to dark chocolate, Pinterest and Sephora.

She'll tell you she's not exactly the outdoor type, but yet she loves the beach.

She studied ballet for twelve years.

She went to art school, and yes, figure drawing was her favorite class (probably because all the nude models were male!)

She collects Barbie Dolls, plush animals and Jim Shore Disney.

She's just as likely to have Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO on her iPod as she is Billy Idol, Foreigner and Golden Earring (if you can dance to it, it's probably on there!)

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I am collecting this series in paperback!

The cover is pretty cool, but no animals on the cover which is my favorite kind of shifter cover.

This is the 7th book in the series.  It is not necessary to read them in order, but I have a feeling it would make it much better if you did.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence.  This book is about 350 pages.

This book is jammed pack with action and intrigue.  I couldn’t put it down.  I love Paige’s writing style because it is so engaging and descriptive.  Action shifter books are my favorite kind of romance.  Alina and Trevor both have trust issues.  Alina is a kick butt agent who has some baggage from the CIA.  Trevor is also kick butt and has baggage regarding who is trust worthy.  They have a bunch of adventures and learn all sorts of things throughout the book.  I love that this book isn’t predictable.  You will be shocked at some of the things you learn.  Of course the characters from previous books are a big part of this book.

I highly recommend to any shifter fan who loves action and intrigue in the romance!  Paige kept me guessing what would happen next!  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review @Violet__Vaughn - Logan by V. Vaughn (Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #3)




Logan
Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #3
by V. Vaughn

Goodreads blurb:  Wanted – Brides

Are you seeking adventure that’s out of this world? Travel with a man that will take you to exotic places while treating you with the adoration you deserve. Let our expert matchmakers find you a love that will rocket you to the moon and beyond.

***
Eliza Grady mourns the loss of the majority of the human male population more than most women do. Her life dream is to raise a family, and when it appears her only way to do so is to marry an alien, she finally agrees to accept a match with Logan TS-028. After a rocky start, Eliza falls hard for her sexy life mate and agrees to let him turn her into a celebrity homemaking queen. But when the business begins to overwhelm her, Eliza wonders if Logan’s in love with her, or if what he really loves is what she can do for him.

Logan was just as reluctant to be matched with a human as Eliza was to date him. Until he tried her apple pie. Given no choice but to stay on Earth, he decides to make the best of things. And Eliza presents him with more than a willingness to take care of him - she’s got skills he can turn into a powerhouse business that has intergalactic appeal. As he falls deeply in love with Eliza, Logan gets carried away with his plan, and she threatens to quit. He must take a step back and figure out a way to run his new empire and keep the most important thing in his life - Eliza.  


About the Author:  V. Vaughn is the pen name for Violet Vaughn, a USA Today Bestselling author. Violet lives in New Hampshire and spends almost every day walking through the woods. She may have seen a bear once or twice....

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The cover matches the rest of the series with the hot alien on the cover.

This is the 3rd book in this novella series.  Book 2 is still my favorite so far.  This is a quick read at about 60 pages long.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I really enjoyed the story, but I’m not Susie homemaker and didn’t connect as well with Eliza.  I understand her insecurities, and I really would not want to be in the spotlight.  Eliza thinks she is being manipulated, and this is about her realizations and them working as a team.  Logan is hard to get a read on, but I think it happens when he is uncomfortable.  I can’t wait to see where the series goes next!

I recommend to any Sci-fi fan who likes Alien Romances that are quick HEAs for when you need a short read!

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Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides
Caiden (Book 1)
Hunter (Book 2)

Called by the Vampire
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See my review of Part 2!!!
See my review of Part 3!!!
See my review of Part 4!!!



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review - Hans by J.S. Striker (The Clan Legacy #5)




Hans
The Clan Legacy #5
by J.S. Striker

Goodreads blurb:  Hans Grayson had made a lot of bad decisions in the past, and he was paying for it. But now a disease was taking over the bear shifters, killing them slowly, and his clan needed him more than ever. Swallowing his pride, he must trust a witch and tread the mountain where the cure was—and he must avoid any distractions, even in the form of a woman whose red hair and blue eyes made the bear inside him feel more alive than ever.
She was keeping secrets—and he intended to pry them all out, even if it meant seducing her and drowning in the pleasure of her kisses…

Nell Louise was on a mission—hunt down rogue vampires, destroy their nest and report back to her vampire leader. It was all going according to plan—until she bumped into a bear shifter attacked by the rogues, on the brink of death. Until she saved his life.
Then she found out who he was…

Now she must hide her identity at all costs, because this certain shifter considered her an enemy. But what if hiding her identity meant being vulnerable to a man who touched a deep chord inside her—a man who ignited fire with his touch and made her want something more? 

J. S. Striker has released another fantastical tale in her riveting paranormal romance series. Connected to her 5 star Clan Legacy series, Hans adds new twists and turns you will never expect (but LOVE). The imagination behind it is fabulous, full of action, and adventure and of course steamy scenes between lovers with a HEA. All her stories can be read as stand alone books but they do pair well with their counterparts. :)
Beta readers have rave reviews:
"Another awesome read, but I wanna scream lol I need more!"
"Read the book, in a day, just finished now. What a story, I loved it, could not put it down."
"That was a ride and a half! I loved it."


Author note:
Thank you to all my avid readers out there!! I am extremely excited and pleased with this release. I think you will love it! Let me know what you think and thank you in advance for all your support. Means the world. 


About the Author:  J.S. Striker lives on the west coast with her hubby and 2 Great Danes. The coast is full of magical forests, the mountains and ocean often giving her inspiration for her stories. Having worked as a social worker most of her adult life J.S. is now giving writing all her energy and loving every minute of it.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I did buy my own copy of this book too!

The cover is very nice to look at!  I love covers that have both beasts on the front!

This is the 5th book in The Clan Legacy series.  While I own the whole series, this is the first book I’ve read in this series.  This books is for adults due to the violence and steamy content.

This book has plenty of action during Hans and Nell’s missions.  I definitely prefer books like this with plenty going on to keep you engaged in the book.  I’m betting if I would have read the first 4 books that it would have enhanced this book even more knowing histories and backstories.  I really like both Nell and Hans.  They don’t trust each other, but they are also compelled because of their personalities to help each other when one of them is in trouble.  They grow on each other even though they are trying to resist.  It was over too quickly because I wanted to know what comes next.

I recommend to any paranormal fan who likes battles and action with some reluctant romance mixed in!  This story has vampires, bear, dragon, rogues, magic, potions, witches, and a weird animals that I don’t know what to call them!

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See my review of Erik!!!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Review @Violet__Vaughn - Hunter by V. Vaughn (Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #2)




Hunter
Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #2
by V. Vaughn

Goodreads blurb:  Wanted – Brides

Are you seeking adventure that’s out of this world? Travel with a man that will take you to exotic places while treating you with the adoration you deserve. Let our expert matchmakers find you a love that will rocket you to the moon and beyond.

***
When Lexi Boynton’s best friend Mandy gets in trouble on the planet Eroscia, Lexi negotiates a deal to get her back. Part of the arrangement means taking in one angry-looking alien and finding him a wife. The sizzling-hot Hunter TS-501 ruffles more than Lexi’s hair when she’s in his presence, and while she’d like to be his Earth match, he spells danger in too many ways.

Hunter knows Lexi is his mate, even though she refuses to accept it. He also knows his white-collar criminal history will never fit in with her rule following ways, so he tries to keep it a secret as long as he can. When a security breach piques his curiosity, he wins Lexi over with his expertise. But his past is revealed, and the truth could cost him the woman he loves. 


About the Author:  V. Vaughn is the pen name for Violet Vaughn, a USA Today Bestselling author. Violet lives in New Hampshire and spends almost every day walking through the woods. She may have seen a bear once or twice....

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The cover is out of this world!

This is the 2nd book in Violet’s series.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.  I highly recommend reading them in order because you know the characters and past events better making it much more enjoyable.  It is still a quick read at only 58 pages.

I feel like I connected better with Lexi and Hunter’s story, and it didn’t feel like it was rushed.  Both Lexi and Hunter are intelligent and perfect for each other.  I enjoyed reading their story.  I like these stories as a quick read before bed or between novels.

I highly recommend to anyone who likes quick HEA Alien Romances!

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Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides
Caiden (Book 1)

Called by the Vampire
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See my review of Part 2!!!
See my review of Part 3!!!
See my review of Part 4!!!



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review @elizagaylebooks - Fierce by Eliza Gayle (Devils Point Wolves #5)




Fierce
Devils Point Wolves #5
by Eliza Gayle

Goodreads blurb:  A 'Mating Season Collection' book

Don’t mess with mama…
Creed Donovan hates being alone. Fortunately for him there is no shortage of women who like a man with a dark side and the attitude to match. He'll never take a mate because he already has one. She just wants nothing to do with him or his kind. Except on payday at Club Diablo when she collects her cash. She struts her body seven nights a week at the pack's club for any man with cash. And he hasn't set foot inside since she rejected him. It wouldn't do for pack security to be the one ripping out a man's throat for looking the wrong way at his mate.

Dani’s life is one mistake after another. First, she’s got medical bills stacking up and needs money now, but her time as an exotic dancer has an early expiration date and it’s coming soon. Extra shifts for as long as she can get them are a no brainer. Which leads to the second issue. She’s tired of reliving the pain of her broken would-be relationship with Creed every time she steps foot on Devils Point. Add to that her feet hurt all the time and her body is no longer her friend. Especially when it aches to have Creed touch her again. She can’t deny her taste for a certain bad boy, but the past has to stay in the past. No matter how good he smells. 


About the Author:  After growing up in the South and dividing my time between Florida and North Carolina, I decided that 2012 would be my year for change. I rented out my house on the East Coast and convinced my family to join me for a wacky trip across the country. Now I write my romance books from a small island in the Pacific Northwest while contemplating our next home renovation project on the fixer upper we bought.

When not writing, I'm likely to be found with my nose in a book or sitting in a darkened theater watching the latest blockbuster movie. Unless it's not raining, then I guarantee I'll be outside soaking up the sun or exploring one of the many nearby forests.

If you'd like to check out one or more of my books, I'd be tickled pink. I primarily write paranormal shifters and contemporary romance with BDSM elements. I dig reading and writing series, so you'll also find I have several. It's an addiction.

I love getting feedback so I look forward to any and all honest reviews as well as recommendations for good books. I am always on the hunt for a new favorite book. 

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!


The cover is great and definitely fits in with the rest of the series and the collection.

This is a series for adults only due to the steamy content.  This is the 5th book in this novella series.  While you can pick it up and read it standalone, I do not recommend it.  You will understand more about the world and the characters if you read them all in order.  This is a quick read at 68 pages.

This book jumps right into the action.  Dani and Creed are both trying to figure things out and get over their respective issues which I think boil down to fear.  This story was over much too quickly!  Lots going on and a great action packed read!  
I recommend this to any Eliza Gayle fans especially if you already love Devils Point!  I’m really looking forward to the next book because it is novel length!

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See other reviews of Eliza Gayle’s work!!
Bad Kitty (Southern Shifters #4)
Be Were (Southern Shifters #5)
Shiftin’ Dirty (Southern Shifters #6)
Wild (Devils Point Wolves #1)
Wicked (Devils Point Wolves #2)
Wanted (Devils Point Wolves #3)
Feral (Devils Point Wolves #4)


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review @Violet__Vaughn - Caiden by V. Vaughn (Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #1)




Caiden 
Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides #1
by V. Vaughn

Goodreads blurb:  Wanted – Brides

Are you seeking adventure that’s out of this world? Travel with a man that will take you to exotic places while treating you with the adoration you deserve. Let our expert matchmakers find you a love that will rocket you to the moon and beyond.

***
Mandy Thorne thinks she’s just testing the new Intergalactic Dating Agency’s site when she pushes the initiate match button. The moment she does though, she discovers she’s just requested a super-hot alien be delivered to her doorstep the very next day. While Mandy’s excited about the sexy man she’s about to get, the strings attached are a different story. 

Caiden TS-461 lands on Earth before he’s been properly trained for the culture, but as soon as he meets his human mate he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win her heart. When he breaks a rule to make Mandy happy, the pair end up back on planet Eroscia to face punishment for their crime, and the sentence could make Mandy resent him forever. 


About the Author:  V. Vaughn is the pen name for Violet Vaughn, a USA Today Bestselling author. Violet lives in New Hampshire and spends almost every day walking through the woods. She may have seen a bear once or twice....

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The cover looks cool!

This is the first book in this series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  This is a very quick read at only 55 pages.

I found the idea of this series very intriguing.  I enjoyed this book and the humor involved with being compelled to click.  Mandy is impulsive, but she is open to ideas because most people would be freaked out.  Caiden starts out cavemanish, but he grows on you.  I think anyone who enjoys Violet’s work will find an enjoyable story!

I recommend to Sci-fi fans who like romance with an alien partner mixed with some humor!  I can’t wait to see what trouble Hunter cooks up!

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Called by the Vampire
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See my review of Part 3!!!
See my review of Part 4!!!



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review @KerrelynSparks - So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks (The Embraced #2)




So I Married a Sorcerer
The Embraced #2
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Goodreads blurb:  Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…

Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He’s been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess’s heart?


About the Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

Kerrelyn loves hearing from readers, even those who howl at the moon. Letters may be sent to P.O. Box 5512, Katy, TX 77491-5512. If you would like bookmarks and signed bookplates, please mail a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to her P.O. Box, and she will send those items to you.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I’m getting the paperback!!!

The cover is a work of art!

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it was just as awesome on book 1!  While you don’t have to read them in order, I highly recommend it because everything is just better when you know the history!  This book is for adults only due to the steamy content, and beware this sorcerer will bewitch you!

Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my favorite authors!  You might wonder why I don’t have more reviews of her work.  I’ve loved her work since before I started reviewing especially the Love at Stake series!  I need to go back and read them and write reviews, but there are so many amazing books releasing daily that I haven’t had a chance yet!

This book is Brigitta’s story which started when Luciana makes a prediction from the Telling Stones in the last book.  Brigitta and Sister Fallyn go on an adventure at sea.  I love Brigitta’s feisty personality!  Rupert is like Robin Hood, and that’s all I’m going to say about that!  Rupert and Brigitta make a great team together even when they don’t see it!  This book has action galore and so much adventure that I couldn’t put it down.  I can’t wait for the next book!

I highly recommend to anyone who read book 1 and like it, but I think any paranormal fan will enjoy this book because it has shifters, visions, magical powers, competition, and so much more!  I love this series!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Spotlight @roberteggleton1 - Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton




Rarity from the Hollow
by Robert Eggleton

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Goodreads blurb:  Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. A Children’s Story. For Adults.

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest


“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
                       Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

. "…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…profound…a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy." -- Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.” --Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

NOTE:  Half of author proceeds are donated to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia for the prevention of child maltreatment

About the Author:  Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment. http://www.childhswv.org/


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Excerpt from Chapter 13, “Mom I’d Like to Introduce You to My Fiancé”

Scene Prologue: At this point in the story, Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, is twelve years old. An android named DotCom (his name is a recurring pun throughout the novel) installed a port in her upper spine and has directly downloaded data into her brain for the last several years. His ship is hidden in a cave in the Woods behind the family’s house in the hollow. DotCom was sent to Earth to train and recruit Lacy Dawn to save the universe from an imminent threat, but was recalled due to slow performance. In this scene, DotCom has returned to Earth and Jenny, the mother, meets him for the first time. 

*****

            …..…Jenny (the mother) walked up the hill to Roundabend. She called Lacy Dawn's name every few yards. Her muddy tennis shoes slipped and slid.
            I hear her voice. Why won't she answer me? 
            “Sounds like she’s talking to someone,” Jenny said to the Woods. 
            Nobody responded. The trees weren't supposed to since Jenny was no longer a child. Her former best friends had made no long-term commitment beyond childhood victimization. They had not agreed to help her deal with domestic violence in adulthood. She hugged the closest tree.
            I will always love you guys. 
Jenny quickened her pace, stopped, and listened for human voices. A few yards later, she stopped again.   
            Now it sounds like she’s behind me instead of in front. 
            Jenny looked to the left of the path.
            There ain't no cave Roundabend, but there it is. 
            She walked toward the entrance. The voices grew louder and she looked inside. Lacy Dawn sat on a bright orange recliner. Tears streamed down her face.  Jenny ran to her daughter through a cave that didn't exit and into a blue light that did.
            “All right, you mother f**ker!”
            “Mom!” Lacy Dawn yelled. “You didn’t say, ‘It’s me’ like you're supposed to (a traditional announcement mentioned earlier in the story)."
            DotCom (the android) sat naked in a lotus position on the floor in front of the recliner.  Jenny covered Lacy Dawn with her body and glared at him.   
            "Grrrrr," emanated from Jenny.  It was a sound similar to the one that Brownie (Lacy Dawn's dog) made the entire time the food stamp woman was at their house.  It was a sound that filled the atmosphere with hate.  No one moved.  The spaceship’s door slid shut.
            “Mommmmmy, I can’t breathe. Get up.”
            “You make one move you sonofabitch and I’ll tear your heart out,” Jenny repositioned to take her weight off Lacy Dawn.
            Stay between them.
            “Mommy, he’s my friend. More than my friend, we’re going to get married when I'm old enough -- like when I turn fourteen. He’s my boyfriend -- what you call it -- my fiancé.” 
            “You been messin’ with my little girl you pervert!” Jenny readied to pounce. 
            “MOM!  Take a chill pill! He ain’t been messing with me. He’s a good person, or whatever. Anyway, he’s not a pervert. You need to just calm down and get off me.”
            Jenny stood up. DotCom stood up. Jenny’s jaw dropped.
            He ain't got no private parts, not even a little bump.   
            “DotCom, I’d like to introduce you to my mommy, Mrs. Jenny Hickman. Mommy, I’d like to introduce you to my fiancé, DotCom.”
            Jenny sat down on the recliner. Her face was less than a foot from DotCom’s crotch and she stared straight at it. It was smooth, hairless, and odor free.  
            “Mrs. Hickman, I apologize for any inconvenience that this misunderstanding has caused. It is very nice to meet you after having heard so much. You arrived earlier than expected. I did not have time to properly prepare and receive. Again, I apologize.” 
            I will need much more training if I'm ever assigned to a more formal setting than a cave, such as to the United Nations.
            “Come on, Mommy. Give him a hug or something.”      
            Jenny's left eye twitched. 
            DotCom put on clothing that Lacy Dawn had bought him at Goodwill. It hung a little loose until he modified his body. Lacy Dawn hugged her mother…    
            …(scene of Dwayne, the father, overheard by those in the spaceship while talking to himself)… “Besides, the transmitter was part of Daddy’s treatment. There're a lot of other things that he did to help fix Daddy. DotCom is like a doctor. You can see that Daddy has gotten better every day. And no, there ain’t no transmitter in you. DotCom figured you out like a good doctor and the only things wrong are a lack of opportunity and rotten teeth that poison your body. You don’t need no transmitter. He just gave you a few shots of ego boost. I don’t know what medicine that is, but I trust him. You ain't complained since the shots started -- not even with an upset stomach.”
            "He's a doctor?" Jenny asked.
            “What's your problem anyway?” Lacy Dawn asked. “I know.  You’re prejudiced. You told me that people have much more in common than they do that's different -- even if someone is a different color or religion, or from a different state than us. You told me to try to become friends because sometimes that person may need a good friend. Now, here you are acting like a butt hole about my boyfriend. You’re prejudiced because he’s different than us.”
            “Honey, he’s not even a person – that’s about as different as a boyfriend can get,” Jenny said.
            “So?”
            Mommy's right. Maybe I need a different argument.
            A fast clicking sound, a blur of motion, and a familiar smell assaulted them.
            "What's that?" Jenny asked. 
            She moved to protect her daughter from whatever threat loomed. Brownie, who had been granted 27 / 7 access to the ship, bounded over the orange recliner, knocked DotCom to the floor, licked DotCom’s face, and rubbed his head on Jenny’s leg. He then jumped onto the recliner and lay down. His tail wagged throughout. Jenny sat down on the recliner beside Brownie and looked at Lacy Dawn.
            “But, you were crying when I first came in. That thing was hurting you.” Jenny shook her finger at DotCom to emphasize a different argument against him.
            “Mommy, I'm so happy that I couldn’t help but cry. My man just came home from an out-of-state job. I didn't talk to him for a whole year. Before he left, he told me that he wasn’t even sure if he'd be able to come home. I still don’t know what happened while he was gone. We ain't had no chance to talk. All I know is that he's home and I'm sooooo happy.”
            “Your man came home from an out-of-state job?” Jenny patted Brownie on his head, some more and some more…. 
            It's unusual for a man to promise to come back home and ever be seen again. Brownie likes him and that's a good sign. Maybe she's right about him helping Dwayne. Something sure did and it wasn’t me. It is a nice living room. They've been together for a while and I ain't seen a mark on her. That's unusual too. He ain't got no private parts and that's another good thing. Hell, if I get in the middle, she’d just run off with him anyway. I'd better play it smart. I don't want to lose my baby. 
            “What about his stupid name?” Jenny asked.
            “I’ve got a stupid name, too. All the kids at school call me hick because my last name is Hickman.”
            “My name was given to me by my manager a very long time ago. It represents a respected tradition -- the persistent marketing of that which is not necessarily the most needed. I spam…,” DotCom said. 
            They both glared at him. 
            "Dwayne is sure to be home. I don’t want him to worry. Let’s go,” Jenny said. 
            “Okay, Mommy.”
            “I love you, DotCom,” Lacy Dawn stepped out the ship’s door, which had slid open. Brownie and Jenny were right behind her. 
            “I love you too,” DotCom said.
            Lacy Dawn and Jenny held hands and walked down the path toward home. The trees didn’t smile -- at least not so Jenny would notice. On the other hand, no living thing obstructed, intruded, or interfered with the rite.   
            Jenny sang to the Woods, “My little girl’s going to marry a doctor when she grows up, marry a doctor when she grows up, when she grows up.  My little girl’s going to marry a doctor when she grows up, marry a doctor when she grows up, when she grows up….”

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