Apr 20, 2010
PAGAN & PEN REVIEW
Title: Jen’s Tale
Author: Christopher Newman
Publisher: Red Rose™ Publishing
Genre: science fiction, futuristic, romance, erotica
Length: 97 pgs.
Pagan & Pagan Elements: no/no
Reviewed by: Karmyn Klein
About The Book: Is love enough to save us?
Jennifer Allen is not who she seems to be. Her friends, family, and neighbors all think they know the twenty-six year old automobile engineer, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Jen isn’t even human. Sent by her government to explore Earth and its global warming crisis, she is to report back if conditions are right for her aquatic species to colonize the world.
She is dedicated to her mission, until she meets Brent Ashcroft, a handsome and sexy biology graduate student. Jen can’t deny her attraction to him. Will she endanger herself by loving Brent or will she help usher in an alien invasion?
Christopher Newman’s book, Jen’s Tale, is quirky, funny, and sexy. There were places in this book where I laughed out loud at the main character, Jen’s, observations and actions. I became completely immersed in the story. Christopher Newman did a great job of throwing me off the scent of how it would end, as well as keeping me fully engaged and wanting to read more.
The mix of quirky romance and sexy science fiction is well balanced and a lot of fun to read. And while the science fiction and romantic elements are wonderfully detailed, the main attraction is the all-too-human voice and heart of Jen the alien. A fully developed character who will make you laugh, groan, and sniffle. While there were times when Jen’s voice became a tad bit overbearing (interruptions to the story in the form of puns), she still totally won me over. This book was a wonderful read. I definitely recommend it.
Pagan Elements: None
Cover (Rated 1-10): 6 The font is awful, but I appreciate that the cover shows this book is clearly a science fiction romance novel. No guesswork here!
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