Title: Ge-Mi (Part One)
Author: Mell Eight
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Page Count: ~128
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.38 stars out of 5
A hundred years ago evil scientists spliced human genes with those of animals, creating a genetic mutation passed on through the generations. Hated because of their differences, these Ge-Mis live on the fringes of society where they scrounge and scrape to get by.
Nevada is half Ge-Mi, and hides that fact behind baggy clothes and by keeping distance between himself and everyone around him. One day his peaceful life is shattered by an explosion and the arrival of a pack of wolves to sniff out the culprit. Wolves have excellent noses and as Alpha, Taylor can sniff out every one of Nevada’s secrets- and the harder Nevada tries to resist, the more difficult staying away from Taylor becomes.
Okay, so this is truly where the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” comes in handy. I for one, thought looking at the cover: “WTF?!?” However, if the author/publisher was going for eye-catching, then they did do their job. Because I did notice it and I actually stopped and read the blurb, which peaked my interest. So, the moral of this story is to give this book a chance. Oh, and don’t judge the book by the artwork on its cover.
So, now I can say this is a good and interesting start to a new series. The world and character building is good, and I am hoping that the author expands upon it further in the next book. For instance, how the author takes time to add the behavior and traits of a the particular animal to the Ge-Mi. How Nevada cannot stand water, how he purrs, eats and how his sleeping quarters is situated.
In addition, I really do enjoy the back-and-forth between Nevada and Taylor; however, if you are looking for a hot and steamy read, this is not it folks. There isn’t even any “behind the scenes” action. In the end, Nevada and Taylor are just thinking about where things can take them giving us a HFN.
I for one cannot wait to see what happens next for the two MC’s given that there is still someone who has it out for Taylor’s uncle, Lord Reyes. Not to mention Nevada’s promotion, due to Rosto turning Restaurant Spice into a franchise. So, as you can see there is more to the story than the romance aspect. There is only one complaint I have, and that is the epilogue feels a bit rushed. IMO, it should have been just another chapter with better flow/transition.