In the hyperconnected and artificial-intelligence-enhanced future, sex is like a cyberpunk video game: a realm where no desire is left unexplored, and even the unimaginable is possible.
In the year 2063, the civilized world exists only within the North American Union, walled off by a defensive shell called the Lattice, protected from the barbarian East and rising sea levels while life goes on in a hyper-stimulated dystopia.
Life inside the NAU is overseen by the Crossbrace network, soon to be supplanted by the next-gen AI of an arriving entity called "The Beam." And sex -- which hosts a bevy of technological wonders within its toolset (nanobots, bodily enhancements, computer-simulated immersive porn) has been turned into a commodity, diverted away from humanity and toward profit.
The monolithic O corporation has mainstreamed sexuality through social engineering and political manipulation -- not in order to legitimize it, but to advance its own market share. O is in search of the elite to please the NAU's wealthiest and most demanding men and women -- true to its mission to strive toward "the future of sex."
Among those recruits is Chloe Shaw: new, green, and downright inexperienced. But as it turns out, Chloe has a gift that even far-seeing O doesn't suspect. She's a strong female lead and a prodigy for sure … but will her abilities prove to be more than even O can control?
Dude. What is wrong with you? You have the workings of a kick ass story but don't even touch any of its potential.Take advantage of the ground work you've laid and give your characters, your story, your plot, all of it - the credit it deserves. The strings of possibility are laid out in this book but they have no purpose.
I wanted so much more from this book and it could have been so much more had the author really fleshed out her cast, the company, and everything involved. For a short 100 page story with all that was involved, this could have easily have been a 400 page book.
I really believe this book has potential for future edits and publications but as it sits its empty and fairly meaningless.