Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: A Galactic Holiday by Stacy Gail, Sasha Summers, Anna Hackett

A Galactic Holiday by Stacy Gail, Sasha Summers, Anna Hackett (Anthology)
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets. Enjoy these visions of Christmases yet to come with three science-fiction novellas from Carina Press.
My Thoughts: It should come as no surprise that I'm a sucker for sexy sci-fi -- whether it's set on a lonely planet somewhere in the far corners of space or with a cyborg hottie looking for love. Basically, I'm trying to say that this anthology pushed all my buttons. In a good way.

How the Glitch saved Christmas by Stacy Gail -  Holy... crumb. For a short story this *really* packs a wallop. There might have been some tears, a discreet wiping of damp cheeks, and a sniffle or two. I was honestly blown away by the characters (who were incredibly well drawn) and their overall story (which was a punch in the emotional gut). I'm ridiculously flaily over this one. Ridiculously.

Galileo's Holiday by Sasha Summers - One of my favorite plot devices is when main characters get snowed in or are otherwise forced into tight quarters in the snow/rain/cold. This story took an entire icy PLANET and plunked down two people are are incredibly drawn to one another. No lie, I was all fluttery over this. Lots of snow, dangerous critters with big teeth, raiders who have no redeeming qualities, and the two people who have to cuddle up to stay warm. *swoon*

Winter Fusion by Anna Hackett - Another story set on an unforgiving, icy planet. I'm in snowed-out bliss over here. I love when danger throws two people together and this was a perfect example of it. Preconceptions are shattered and our two MCs get nekkid to share body heat. Win/win!

Final Thoughts: Sexy sci-fi tends to always be a winner in my book, but these three stories honestly made me smile. Fun, fast-paced, and nicely sexy.

A Galactic Holiday - Kindle
(individual stories)
How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail - Kindle
Galileo's Holiday by Sasha Summers - Kindle
Winter Fusion by Anna Hackett - Kindle

Author Links
Stacy Gail
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Sasha Summers
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Anna Hackett
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A Galactic Holiday was provided for review by Carina Press through NetGalley.

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