[Epub] Foolish Encounters: A Rainbow Gold Anthology By Amy Lane – Buyprobolan50.co.uk

Foolish Encounters: A Rainbow Gold Anthology An Accident, A Chance Encounter, A Thought Blurted Out, A Boat Blown Off Course, A Change In Direction That Suddenly Runs Into The Line Of Fire The Smallest Misstep Can Change Everything These Foolish Encounters Are The Moments Around Which Lives Pivot And Sometimes Spin Out Of Control Join Us For Tales Of Imprudent Choices And Bad Decisions That Can Lead Just As Easily To Hilarity As They Can To Tragedy.


10 thoughts on “Foolish Encounters: A Rainbow Gold Anthology

  1. says:

    DNF A year ago I put this anthology aside because it was bugging the shit out of me Not the stories themselves, but the fact that the stories are about 75 80% sci fi Now, I like sci fi but it s not my go to genre, I have to be mentally prepared for it, okay And it just completely annoyed me that nothing about the cover or blurb said MM SCI FI to me THIS IS WHY IT S GOOD TO HAVE A LIST BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH STORY IN YOUR BLURB Anyway, I decided reviewing the rest of the stories when I was so IRRITATED wouldn t be fair to the authors and put it aside until a time I was less annoyed But here I am 13 months later and I m still annoyed every time I think about it What can I say, I can hold a grudge.I m not rating the anthology as a whole or reviewing the stories I haven t read, but I will say this if you love sci fi short stories, with some contemporary stories thrown in, this may be the perfect anthology for you A Message from the Home Office by Angel Martinez 3 Sissal, an alien cobra shifter, has been happily living alone amongst t...


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    4.5 heart review by VickiA Message from the Home Office Angel MartinezUh, what A cobra shifter, who can only come while he sings Yup Angel Martinez I m pretty sure I can say this is the only time I have read about a snake masturbating against a soap holder while singing What an awesome little story Sci fi but paranormal Shifters from space spying on humans A snake shifter falling in love with a dik dik shifter Yes, I did go Google to see what a dik dik looks like The plot is pretty basic, as it needs to be in an anthology Sissal is stationed on Earth, living in a cabin alone, watching the humans The home office sends him an assistant unexpectedly, who turns out to be a dik dik shifter named Rcrred Or Richard as they decide his human name should be Yes, a dik dik named Dick There is a little drama, Richard is very cute and seriously neurotic, there s a little sex, a lot of humor, and a good ending Great start to this anthology RATING 4.5 HeartsShredding the Heart J.C WallaceThis one was a sweet simple story about stalking and love Nicholas is a skateboarder, practicing in the park each morning He notices a very attractive man jogging in the park each morning, and for some time watches him and tries to catch his attention Bu...


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    3.5 stars.As with most anthologies, this was something of a curate s egg, with some stories striking chords tunefully than others A Message From the Home Office by Angel Martinez kicks this anthology off I spent all my working life in government and Angel s account of the machinations and evasions that are at the heart of how it works, is perfect I liked her world weary hero, Sissal, who had been banished a backwater planet, Earth, as semi punishment, running a Class Five outpost where they have to remain undetected Rcrred, the assistant he s gifted with, is delightfully anal and CDO that s OCD with the letters in alphabetical order The way they should be But I really didn t need them to be shifters on top of their alienness It was a false note, to me Reaching too far Isn t just being alien enough I d have preferred not having the diversion from the politicking and plotting, personally.Shredding the Heart by JC Wallace The story of a skateboarder and businessman financier type Opposites attract, and all that It was a good read but not as quirky as most of the stories in the anthology It does rather stick out...


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    Original review on Molly LollyThis anthology was super fun Each story had some kind of comedy of errors happening that brought people together in the strangest of ways Definitely recommend reading this anthology if you enjoy crazy antics, flying skateboards, and aliens that look like cute animals.Overall Stars Four and a halfA Message from the Home Office by Angel MartinezThis is a cute little story I loved how Rccred Richard was so twitchy but had a pure heart at the same time There was a good amount of lore involved in this story, kind of surprised how much for the length It was also done in a way that didn t feel like an info dump or that words were wasted on telling the background I want to know about the different species in this world Fuzzle was an adorable addition and I hate how he was sabotaged Sissal was so gentle with Rcrred when he needed to be A very solid happy for now to this story.Stars Four and a halfShredding the Heart by JC WallaceI really enjoyed how their relationship built slowly over time I felt really bad for Quinn and his past keeping him from try...


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    2.89 starsIn a way, reading an anthology was like gambling sometime you win, found a great story or losing, get a bunch of meh This one was a generally fun reading, some stories I liked the others not so much.My favorite here is A Message from the Home Office by Angel Martinez 4 stars a story of dik dik shifter named Rcrred and Sissal, a cobra shifter who had to sing to reach climax They were earth stationed OIL liaisons, trying to dismantle arms dealer involvement within intergalactic top echelons Unusual pairing and very adorable together Next is Well Hello, Eight Eyes by Tali Spencer 3.5 stars a rather creepy story about cursed spider shifter What do you know eh It was touching tale about Tanner, who decided to move on from his lost love, and Cory a local of remote island in Lake Michigan.The Nut Job by Freddy Mackay 2.75 stars was related to the first story In the wake up dropping off Rcrred at Sissal s doorstep, the Nutcracker crew found trouble of their own Pretty funny story though a tad confusing with unclear species and alien language.The rest I found so soBlue and Green Persuasion by TinneanAn interesting last voyage of a spaceship span into romantic drama of its last scout with a planet native and the scout s half brother with a refugee.Shredding the Heart by JC WallaceA contemporary staring Nicholas O Brien, a skateboarder, and Quinn Matthews an acquisition specialist The story start...


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    Fenestra PenetrationI loved Steve he is straight forward, no specific problems and okay asking for what he wants.Gordie is a recluse only because of his job so when he gets hit on by the hunky Steve, they go on a date that turns into forever.Very low angst Super sweet Another nice one from Amy


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    ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review This is a collection of stories in which one or both of the MCs have something happen which disrupts their routine before they have that first chance encounter As the blurb states, An accident, a chance encounter, a thought blurted out, a boat blown off course, a change in direction that suddenly runs into the line of fire the smallest misstep can change everything These foolish encounters are the moments around which lives pivot and sometimes spin out of control A Message from the Home Office by Angel MartinezSissal, a cobra shifter, is sent an assistant to his outpost on planet Earth The young guy named Rcrred, and nicknamed Richard, is cute, blond, very high strung, and uses his eidetic memory to spout regulations at Sissal every chance he gets Richard is a dik dik shifter and is the last thing Sissal wanted in his life But Sissal adapts to the situation until he discovers that Richard has hacked into his computer and is apparently trying to find something on him to report back to headquarters Actually, he s reporting back to a specific officer who has had it in for Sissal for years This is a very nice story with great wor...


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    Review can be read at It s About The Book 3.5 starsThis Anthology was full of all kinds of crazy encounters.Shredding the Heart by JC Wallace A skateboarder tries to impress a cute jogger, but ends up sending the man to the hospital, when his board accidently cracks him the head and knocks him out I LOVED this story The MCs were great It had just the right amount of angst and the heat level was set to perfect.Well Hello, Eight Eyes by Tali Spencer When a mans boat capsizes, he ends up stuck on an island full of gigantic spiders Creepy shudders A Message from the Home Office by Angel Martinez A Planetary Liaison has been given a new assistant, and the guys is a pain in his rear He s all OCD and hyper He s always yelling about all the violations in sight This was a cute story, and I don t care what Spencer from Freddy Mackay s story The Nut Job says, Rcrred AKA Richard is adorable, with his spazzy ways I love anthologies There is something about an anthology that relaxes m...


  9. says:

    I won t be reading this not very into short stories but I just wanted to say that I absolutely love this cover I m so glad m m authors are steering away from the half naked neck down man and, in general, the really bad photoshopping that has been prevalent in this genre Kudos


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    I liked this anthology, it was so different from what I m used to read.A Message from the Home Office Angel Martinez 4 starsThis story was probably my favorite, how adored Richard and how the MCs took care of each other, Moreover it was clear how serious they were about their future together and I got a HEA.Shredding the Heart J.C Wallace 4 starsThis story was the most complete, Ifound hilarious how Nicholas stalked Quinn and finally when he got the other man attention, they were both in the hospital, i saw them dating and fall in love, make mistakes and ask for forgiveness.The Lunar Imperative Elin Gregory 2.5 starsthis story was a little strange to me, i admit I didn t understood well the whole background, I got lost a couple of times.Blue and Green Persuasion Tinnean 3.75Tinnean created a very well done story, various characters to meet and love, Hart so brave to know it could be the only one to found a new world for his people And then there was the meeting that changed his life i would like to know .Well Hello, Eight Eyes Tali Spencer 3.5 starsThe story between Tanner and Cody is not for you if you re not a fan of spider It was interesting and surely different, although at the end they found a way to be together, it was a HFN ending and I...