Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Riddle For Love by Lara Nance review ~Kami

A Riddle For Love


Blurb: She’s everything he ever dreamed of…

Dr. Avar Elsier has spent the past ten years developing the ideal human-like android for his company. In his spare time, he’s created the perfect persona for his dream woman that only needs the right body to make her real.

Unfortunately, such a body costs more than he possesses. When an emergency forces him to insert his “woman” into a unit designed for a high-paying customer, he falls in love and cannot bear to let her go.

Will he find a way to make their love last and escape from Mars before his secret is discovered or worse, the woman he loves is lost forever?

Bio:  Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.
If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.
Her first paranormal romance, Memories of Murder, won RWA's New England Chapter's readers' choice award in 2012 for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as an award of merit as Best Book from a Virginia Author in the Holt Medallion contest. In 2013, her novel DraculaVille - Discovery in New York, won the Rudy award for best novel with romantic elements.
Lara's newest endeavor is under the name L.J.Nance, a children's book series titled: Lyra's Ocean World. The first book is out now: Lyra to the Rescue. The illustrator is Karen Webb.
Most of Lara's books are in print, electronic and audio format, with others soon to follow.
Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn... However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.
Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

Avar is a scientist, living on Mars, perfecting the perfect dream girl personality for an android. In the beginning I found this story offensive since the Sexy Girlfriend persona that Avar created is such a bimbo. Una is basically a blow up doll that walks and talks. I preferred Una's University Professor persona and so does Avar. But Avar's dream girl persona for Una is Lily, a sentient computer program. An interesting Weird Science meets Pygmalion story. 4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Kami! Yes, about that sexy girl persona...I wanted to have people really think about this whole android dilemma. We're not so far away from creating more lifelike robots. How do we treat them with their artificial intelligence? Do they have rights? Should you sell one for a sex toy? I hated leaving the other two androids to their fate, But such is speculative fiction. I'm glad at least Avar made the right choice!