Title: The Infinity Incident
Author: Derek Adams
Publisher: eXstasy Books
Characters: Stanley (Lex Caldar), Lotar
POV: 1st and 3rd
Sub-Genre: Sci-fi, Erotic Romance
Wimp or superhero? Victim or conqueror? Loser or sexual athlete? When the real world collides with the virtual, what’s a guy to do?
Geeky Stanley longs to escape the dreary, bully-plagued reality that makes his daily life miserable. His only escape is the video arcade where he slides into virtual reality and morphs into Lex Caldar, superhero. When a new game arrives, Stanley accepts the challenge and pushes that reality to a new level—a level he may choose to inhabit forever.
The Infinity Incident is a fast-paced, guilty pleasure to read from start to finish. Stanley is a geek who is addicted to playing video games. He is known to spend hours upon hours at the arcade, losing himself completely in virtual reality games. Unfortunately for Stanley, he is frequently picked on, but this does not deter him from playing the games that he loves.
After one particularly bad bullying incident, Stanley is still able to sneak into the arcade he loves so he can be the first person to play the video game, Infinity. There he can be the superhero, Lex Caldar, where he can save the day with his amazing fighting skills and quick thinking. As soon as he starts the game, he finds himself immediately in the medic room where a handsome alien stranger, Lotar, insists that they were in the middle of bonding before Lex was supposedly called off to save the ship Lex commands. They soon start their bonding process again, where Lex and Lotar become mated together. But, when push comes to shove, will Stanley (Lex) be able to stay in the world where he is not only a hero, but with the alien-mate of his dreams, or will he have to come home and be the lonely, geeky Stanley once again?
I really liked this book a lot. Even though it is a very short story, I was intrigued by the characters in it, and enjoyed the sizzling chemistry between Lex and Lotar. Whew! The sex between them is very HOT and plentiful during the course of the story. I do wish that this had been a longer book. I would have loved to have read more about the world that Stanley (Lex) now inhabits and seen some real characterization in the book. But, I still really enjoyed the escapism that The Infinity Incident gave me for a short time, and any sci-fi and erotic (heavy on the erotic) romance fan will enjoy the fun romp that this book really is.
Reviewed By: Gabbi