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Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Review - Krista D Ball reviews Aspect Ratio by Frances Pauli

 Publisher: Mundania Press

Release Date: May 2011

Series: #2 of Shift Happens

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Book Blurb (from Goodreads):

Chloe Watson is just starting to get used to her inter-dimensionaly career, her covert relationship with the boss and her life as a cross dimensional traveler. Then a last minute promotion, a galaxy wide tournament and an unexpected stow-away manage to throw a wrench in her status quo. 

Now she's left to sort out a string of parallel abductions, deal with an infestation of Lemurian bedbugs and get her local pet store associate back home before the woman blows the whistle on everything Chloe had going for her. 

 Just for fun, her relationship starts looking more than a little rocky, her job is on the line and her boyfriend/boss is keeping secrets that could cost them both a lot more than just their salaries.

Author Krista D Ball offered a while back to do a guest review. It took some time to coordinate our schedules but here's her post, what I hope will be the first of many. 

A little information about Krista - she was born and raised in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, where she learned how to use a chainsaw, chop wood,and make raspberry jam. After obtaining a B.A. in British History from Mount Allison University, Krista moved to Edmonton, AB where she currently lives. Somehow, she’s picked up an engineer, two kids, seven cats, and a very understanding corgi off eBay. Her credit card has been since taken away. Like any good writer, Krista has had an eclectic array of jobs throughout her  life, including strawberry picker, pub bathroom cleaner, oil spill cleaner upper and soup kitchen coordinator. These days, when Krista isn’t software testing, she writes in her messy office.

Krista's Thoughts:

This is the second book of Pauli's hilarious chick lit- science fiction hybrid series. This book can be read out of order from the first one (The Dimensional Shift), though I do recommend picking up the first one for the background on our heroine, Chloe.

In ASPECT RATIO we find our heroine temporarily promoted to the ranks of security of an inter-dimensional hotel. It's a long ways from cleaning hotel rooms, that's for sure. However, promotion means more responsibility, including bad guys and bed bugs the side of dogs.

I laughed a lot in ASPECT RATIO. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first book of the series, only because I felt it was a little rushed. I felt like there wasn't a breather from page one to the end. I was out of breath when I finished it! I also was thrown by having the point-of-view of a new character that didn't exist in the first book added to the mix.

The crazy neighbour and invisible roommate returned, however, and that helped balance any small issues I had with pacing. Overall, this is another highly recommended book on my list.


Krista owns this ebook.

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