Dec 06

At least that top trump ghost from the last cover isn't watching us this timeClick for full image

Tom Noir Comments: This author has a whole series of covers involving people making out above spaceships. Jokes about her “wormhole” are left as an exercise for the reader.
Published 2008

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Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.33 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Gabriel’s Ghost 2”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Looks more like a vampire novel. Wait, vampires and spaceships! It’s the Lifeforce sequel we always wanted!

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Teal…is that more of a paranormal or romantic colour?

  3. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    I’m sorry, I see that wormhole and think “roadrunner.”

    Beep beep!

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    “Mmmm your neck smells like Space.”

  5. Gery Says:

    Art direction – OK, so it’s ‘paranormal romance’ – go with lots of neck and something subtle like a train entering a tunnel and some fog and gaslight to frame; what? Sci-fi? we-ll, the same but shinier …

  6. Yoss Says:

    “Most Acknowledged” LOL. I guess that sounds better than “Most tolerated.”

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I lie awake at night and dream about getting rave review quotes like “well received”!

    Quotes that the editor didn’t use:

    “One of the most mostly not avoided like the plague authors in recent days.”

  8. Phil Says:

    I’ve sometimes been persuaded to pick up a book that won a Booker Prize, or a Nebula, or even a Hugo.

    But a Rita?



  9. fred Says:

    Random braided ponytail alert!!!

  10. drlemaster Says:

    So is this sci-fi paranormal romance, or is Ms. Sinclair branching out from paranormal romance into sci-fi romance. I kind of hope it the latter, because I really don’t want paranormal sci-fi romance to be a thing.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    I’m no expert on wormholes (sorry) but I would think it would be a bad idea to fire blindly into one. At best, it’s damned irresponsible.

    @drlemaster: HE’s an immortal vampire who inexplicably still attends high school, SHE’s a nice smelling mortal drawn to the sparkle in his eye. Will they find romance… ON THE MOON?!?

  12. Power Hydrant Says:

    Farscape called, they want their font back.

  13. Adam Roberts Says:

    [sniggers] wormhole!

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Rita award winner for best paranormal romance”….it sounds like a porn award.

  15. JRDelirious Says:

    @drlemaster: Took a look at the Rita Awards webpage, and the “Paranormal Romance” award category is for books where “a futuristic, fantasy, or paranormal element is blended with the love story”, so the author need not be crossing over to get it.

    That said, dammit, just before we jump through the wormhole is NOT the time to be getting it on.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I just never totally settled into this book. To be fair, I don’t tend to like science fiction. I loved “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” but that’s about the level I tend to go for, it seems. Regular people dealing with alien races…Still, I tried to put all that aside and just enjoy the romantic adventure story between Chasidah and Sullivan. That ended up not working out so well, unfortunately, because the main device used to maintain tension between the hero and heroine was deception via omission. Secrets told in little dribs and drabs until the end of the book and a character that constantly says “trust me”. Um … why? There was no reason for trust and plenty of reason for fear. Sinclair seemed to want to make a point against bigotry, but we weren’t just dealing with different races, we were dealing with someone who wasn’t providing information and who was legitimately a potential danger to others. The only reason to trust that person was because we know them. Only they keep getting busted with secrets so why in the world would anyone think they know enough to trust?

    Again, thank you, GoodReads!

  17. RachelJ Says:

    @Dead Stuff. You missed this one…
    I read this for the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout book club, so I suppose I should review it somewhat…

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RachelJ: no, I didn’t miss it one bit! 😉

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