By: Jax Garren
This is a unique book. It is published by SilkWords. “Silkwords is the go-to source for interactive women’s fiction.”
This book is like the choose-your-own-adventure stories that I remember reading as a kid. The introduction at the beginning of the book describes it best.
“Blurring the line between fiction and gaming, SilkWords offers quality romance and erotica that allows individual readers to choose how stories proceed.”
Wow! What a great idea. This is a unique reading experience and one that I highly recommend to everyone.
TOXIC LOVE is a novella about a woman named Chloe Parikh.
The air all across the United States is filled with Tox75, a poison which causes almost instantaneous death. Chloe has not been outside since she was three years old, back when the air was still clean enough to breathe.
Chloe has just moved to Las Vegas from Oklahoma City. She has taken the job of a performer. It took a lot of hard work and effort to obtain a one year visa to work in entertainment in Vegas and Chloe wants to make the visa permanent.
A freak event exposes Chloe to Tox75 and she finds out that she is one of a small number of people who are immune to the toxic air.
When GenFriends finds out about her immunity they offer her a permanent visa. They want her to partner with another immune and make babies. After four babies she can “retire” with a modest income.
Chloe must decide what to do.
It is at this point that readers must choose the direction the story will take. As the story progresses the reader must make more choices.
As a reader it can sometimes be frustrating when a character makes a decision that the reader disagrees with. This book gives the reader all the power.
I absolutely LOVED reading this novella and there was no way I could stop at reading it just once. I had to go back after finishing each version of the story & make different choices just to see what would happen.
It is not just the fact that readers get to make choices that makes TOXIC LOVE such a great read. It is also the quality of the writing and the fact that the romance is well written. I also admire the detail of the world the author was able to include in such a short span of time. I also love that the author calls the setting the atoxalypse rather than the apocalypse. Very clever!
I heartily rate this novella as 5 out of 5 stars.
To read the first chapter free online go to: https://www.silkwords.com/stories/toxic_love_novella.
To learn more about this author visit http://www.jaxgarren.com