Hacked by JD Allison

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Boy loves girl. Boy says goodnight and dies on his way home. Boy comes back as a robot and must fight off monster crabs, while girl gets infected with a virus that makes her turn everyone she meets into zombies. Ah, love… So complicated. Tenyen is over the moon for Nether - a part-time hacker and full-time I-spy enthusiast; who spends her days videotaping strangers and uploading their real-life episodes to viral video “Crash” sites. The feelings are real, but while Tenyen recalls his memories of her, Nether can only watch recorded chapters of a relationship she’s uncertain has ever been. Their love story is the latest viral sensation, yet they still have no idea where the other one is. But that won’t keep them from looking. As in all great romance, there are obstacles, secrets, manipulators and dirty cops. Tenyen strikes a deal to assist a cross-dressing dwarf on a mission of vengeance. Nether tries to stay sober long enough to hear if the toy monkey in her room has anything new to say. Both of them learn while there are no guarantees in life, you should never trust a girl with purple hair. And, lest we forget, as in all great romance, there are also the inevitable monster crabs, robots and zombies. “The author’s prose can be poetic, which lends the story the air of a modern epic poem. Chandleresque analogies (“You make love like razor blades”) and animated descriptions (“The blood drip, drip, drops on the floor”) also brighten the prose. An original voice that’s initially disorienting, but, given time, Allison lyrically creates an intriguing world.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Top 100 Indie Books - Best of 2012 -- Kirkus Reviews

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published February 18, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 248 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The story’s unreliable narrators (Tenyen, Nether, et al.) make the story sometimes hard to follow: Tenyen begins in a Mediapod (a “private room”), heads home but is still virtually connected to Nether;

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