Saturday 14 May 2011

Review: The Hitchhiker Part 1: On The Run - Kathleen Dienne

Stevie Baines is on the run. She left behind the tiny town of Huck Gully, her dead end job, and her vindictive ex. With no money and no resources beyond her own strength, it’s hard to imagine she’ll survive for long on the road.

Her friend and lover, Barry, is only trying to help when he introduces her to the alien Grath, whose body is miles away – and whose thoughts are in the head of whoever holds an otherworldly device. That device can cure, heal, protect, and even grant wishes. That kind of power can also make enemies.

Now she’s running from more than ever, but she’s finally on her way.

The Hitchhiker is a new serialised novel from author Kathleen Dienne.  She will be releasing a new installment each month with the second part due to become available in June.

Visit Kathleen Dienne's website for more information

I was really intrigued by the idea of a serialised novel where you can download a bit more of the story every month.  Apart from the fact that I'm impatient and already want to know what happens next I really like the idea of having short installments that can be easily read when you don't have much time to spare. 

On the Run is part one of the novel and although it is short it was able to catch my attention and hook me enough to want to continue reading the rest of the story.  Main character Stevie is on the run and although we are given a hint at who or what she is running from we don't know the full history and that is something I'm curious to find out about.  Her friend Barry is a truck driver who is helping her get away from her home town but he gives her a gift that is sure to prove very interesting as the story continues.  I don't think Barry is going to be a major character in the novel and he is less well developed than Stevie but I'm very curious to find out more about Grath.  It will be interesting to see how these characters change over the couse of the series and where Stevie's travels take her.

It's hard to say too much more without giving spoilers but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next and would say it is well worth giving this a try if you're a fan of erotic science fiction and want something that you can easily fit in during your lunch break.

Source: Received from author Kathleen Dienne in exchange for an honest review

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