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Monday, July 23, 2012

Love Machine by Electra Shepherd

Love Machine by Electra Shepherd
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (111 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

Good-time girl Cally Morgenstern has never paid much attention to the robots her father built. That is, until one night when her vibrator runs out of batteries. And hey, if you’ve got a six-foot hunky robot offering to relieve your sexual frustration, you’re not going to say no, right? Even if he is sort of…well, definitely…blue.

Cally quickly realizes Blue isn’t the average robot. He’s rapidly acquiring a personality, for one thing. And an avid interest in human sexuality, particularly when it comes to Cally. She’s eager to teach Blue all she knows about sexual pleasure, even if they have to build him a few necessary parts in the process. And even if Blue’s explorations of human feelings touch her own, very human, heart.

Cally Morgenstern lived in a her childhood home with her sister IIsa, brother Jonathan and three robots, Blue, Red and Green. Cally’s dad Vincent created the robots as servants for them and when he died he left them in the care of his three children. Cally could care less about the robots and invested none of her time getting to know what made them tick. Her sister IIsa knew everything about the robots and created programs which she downloaded into them. All Cally worried about was her job and sex; she especially loved her vibrator and, of course, tormenting her siblings.

One day, Blue walked into Cally’s room as she threw her vibrator across the room. The batteries were dead and so was her entertainment for the night. When Blue makes Cally an offer she can't refuse I knew this story was about to get very interesting.

This was an unusual story in that the object of her affection was a big blue robot that developed feelings for the main character. When he turned his fingers into a supersonic vibrator which almost made Cally pass out, this reader wished there was a big blue robot at her beck and call.

As I said, Love Machine was an unusual tale, it was sexy, unique, and a love story. It was interesting to watch Cally realize her fears and to come to grips with her love for Blue and Blue’s love for her. This was a quick read but an enjoyable one.

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