Author: S.A. Garcia
Genre: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Post-Apocalyptic
Length: Novella (138pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (9th November 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts
Blurb: In a world destroyed by nuclear mismanagement, a deformed young man named Trill finds an intact Netpad. Once he secures a working battery, he discovers a story penned by Sam Devine, a hacker who led a rebellion against the insane corporation BCM thirty years before.
Sam works for BCM out of necessity rather than choice. He despises the company for its lack of ethics and knows the best way to destroy it is from within. When a staff meeting opens with the torture of BCM’s captive enemies, Sam sees his chance: he lies to convince his bosses he wants to further degrade one of the warriors, a man named Pokatawer, and once Pokatawer is released to him, Sam finds they share common goals and lusts.
But Sam and Pokatawer are up against a hugely powerful corporation, and they’ll have to bring BCM to its knees to escape nuclear wrath and make a life for themselves somewhere outside the company’s grasp.
Review: This is one of those stories that send shivers up your spine as you realize that something like this could truly happen. That a corporation could be running the Government and wipe out those who don’t agree.
Trill is one of those in the future who are living with the effects of a corporate takeover of a Government. When he finds a Netpad; he hopes to read the words of a hero… one of the people who left for the south for a new beginning. Sam Devine had hoped to bring BCM down but was betrayed. Now he is more like their dog; doing what they want so he can live. When they bring in prisoners trying to get their secrets, he devises a plan to rescue one of them. Pokatawer was captured on his way home. BCM want the drug that his people have developed, but he has other plans once he is given the chance by Devine.
A really great story that wasn’t lacking in detail or action. It wove a very realistic view of a future that is on the brink of destruction; as a corporate America fights amongst itself vying for more land and using any means necessary to obtain it. Brilliant. The characters were well written and the story is very well told. The relationship that develops between Devine and Pokatawer is interesting and I really loved Devine’s character as he added a bit of humor to a decidedly unpleasant world. The chemistry between them was sparking and although we don’t get much detail they are still very hot and primal together.
So honestly, this is for those who love Science Fiction, Futuristic and Post-Apocalyptic stories. Divine Devine’s Love Song will blow your mind with detail, evil corporate types and a great love story with an ending that makes you long for a sequel.