Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: The Spiral Path by Lisa Paitz Spindler

The Spiral Path
by: Lisa Paitz Spindler
$3.99 ebook
Carina Press
Sci-Fi Romance
Released: March 2011

Years ago, Lara left the Star Union when she realized she was nothing but a tool to them.  As a Chimeran, she can easily travel between dimensions, a feat she didn't feel the Star Union needed to exploit.  Unfortunately, that also meant leaving her lover Mitch behind.

Years later, the last person she expects to see comes waltzing onto her ship--Mitch.  He tells her that her brother's gone missing, and she's the only one who can help save him.  The catch--she must partner with Mitch for the duration, as well as allow his people, his Star Union people, to mess with her ship.  For her brother, though, she'll do just about anything.

Try as she might, she can't resist the attraction and desire that still flares hot between them.  But now is not the time for such thoughts.  Her brother's being held by a group thought to be legend, and the only way to reach him is to travel to a yet-uncharted dimension to save him.

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy.

This was a short story about two races that are nearly identical, but live in different dimensions.  The Terrans can't survive long in Chimeran space, but the Chimerans have no trouble bouncing between the two, thus the Star Union's interest.  I enjoyed the way space travel was explained in this book, as well as being able to travel to different dimensions.  It's always fun to read something like this and think, "I wonder if it'll ever become possible in our lifetime?"  Although the story was short, it swept me away for an hour to a new place, one filled with danger, desire, betrayal and redemption. 

Carla gives this book a

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