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I Was An Alien Cat Toy [Kindle Edition]

Ann Somerville
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Temin crash lands on an unexplored planet and gets up front and personal with the natives – who are giant felines. Survival will mean making some unlikely alliances - and some most unusual friendships.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ann Somerville via Smashwords (27 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YDPTMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #316,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia's prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA majoring in English, French and History, and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this 'culture' thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees (this time in science and IT), an English husband (and an English accent) and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.

She now writes full-time, working part-time as a contract web programmer to pay for the small luxuries of life, but all she really needs is a laptop and an internet connection for true happiness. Her long, plot-driven fiction featuring gay and bisexual characters has been published by Samhain Publishing and elsewhere. Additionally, copious free full length stories and novels are available on her website.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bittersweet 24 Dec 2011
By Furio
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms Somerville was already known to me as a more than competent author (not a given among M/M romance writers, especially ladies) but with this one she really outshines most of her collegues.

I am not in a position to evaluate the absolute originality of the plot itself as I am no avid reader of SF in general, but as far as M/M fiction is concerned it was quite new and engaging: Temin is a deep space pilot who crashes on a supposedly uninhabited planet only to find it peopled by a society of intelligent catlike bipeds. After several vicissitudes human and cats get to know and appreciate each other and a special relationship is forged between the human and one of the cats.
There is nothing kinky in this: the aliens may be catlike but they are sentient and just as clever as humans.

All this story is beautifully told. The author manages to convey the believable feelings of a man stranded in the middle of nowhere with no hope of getting rescued and the perspective of a curiously alien society. As far as catpeople are concerned their behaviour is clearly patterned along the lines of our terrestrial cats (lion prides come to mind) but those patterns also serve as a basis for a nicely developped alien psychology, believably different from ours. The love story is warm and intimate, nicely done.

I can only find two flaws in this book.
The pacing could have been expanded further to give the evolution of the characters' interaction even more scope; do not misunderstand me, this book is long (and a good deal for its $4,99) but it could have been even longer and even more satisfying.
Second, Ms Somerville's writing, elsewhere perfectly neat, becomes a little clumsy when trying to write down the attempts of the characters to speak each other's language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfect 17 Aug 2013
By Sasco
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I loved this book. So different and unusual. I read it in one sitting, just couldn't put it down.
I would love to live on a feline world. All those amazing beautiful furry purring creatures. If it had been me - l would never have left their planet.
More like this please.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bittersweet 24 Dec 2011
By Furio - Published on Amazon.com
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Ms Somerville was already known to me as a more than competent author (not a given among M/M romance writers, especially ladies) but with this one she really outshines most of her collegues.

I am not in a position to evaluate the absolute originality of the plot itself as I am no avid reader of SF in general, but as far as M/M fiction is concerned it was quite new and engaging: Temin is a deep space pilot who crashes on a supposedly uninhabited planet only to find it peopled by a society of intelligent catlike bipeds. After several vicissitudes human and cats get to know and appreciate each other and a special relationship is forged between the human and one of the cats.
There is nothing kinky in this: the aliens may be catlike but they are sentient and just as clever as humans.

All this story is beautifully told. The author manages to convey the believable feelings of a man stranded in the middle of nowhere with no hope of getting rescued and the perspective of a curiously alien society. As far as catpeople are concerned their behaviour is clearly patterned along the lines of our terrestrial cats (lion prides come to mind) but those patterns also serve as a basis for a nicely developped alien psychology, believably different from ours. The love story is warm and intimate, nicely done.

I can only find two flaws in this book.
The pacing could have been expanded further to give the evolution of the characters' interaction even more scope; do not misunderstand me, this book is long (and a good deal for its $4,99) but it could have been even longer and even more satisfying.
Second, Ms Somerville's writing, elsewhere perfectly neat, becomes a little clumsy when trying to write down the attempts of the characters to speak each other's language. As it happens often it did get in the way.

There are some sex scenes, explicit but plot related and never indulged upon, which is always fine with me but could disappoint readers looking for hotter stuff. The ending is a little sad, bittersweet so to say. Even here the author manages to convey great depth of feeling with not one redundant word.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking, moving, and definitely worth a read 10 Jan 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is perhaps one of the most entertaining and engaging books that I've read in quite a long time. Somerville does an exceptional job of immersing the reader in a whole new alien world, where felines reign supreme.

There were so many facets of this book that really intrigued me and held my interest. At first, I really enjoyed the novelty of Teeman (the human) having to adapt to the lifestyle of a 'pet' to the giant cat, Gregor, and while that role-reversal would have been enough to keep me amused in-and-of itself, as the relationship between 'pet' and 'master' began to develop, it became very clear that this was truly a story of love and understanding. I found the pace in which their relationship continued to grow and strengthen as they began to understand each others language (both verbal and non) and cultures to be believable, and very endearing ('cute' is really the best word that comes to mind). Somerville does a very good job at capturing what I imagine a feline society would really be like, and save for some random alien oddities, immerses you in a world that is very foreign, but strangely familiar at the same time. As a feline biologist, I really commend her for depicting her feline society in an 'accurate' and believable light.

To get down to the nitty-gritty, this is predominantly a story about the relationship that develops between Teeman and Gregor. You could loosely call it a love story, though I'd say it's more about the journey of understanding and companionship, which ultimately results in love. There's not a lot of action (or sex, for that matter) in this book, so if really well-done character development isn't your thing and you're looking for a kinky action packed page-turner, this isn't for you. As far as the sex goes, there are a few scenes in there, but they're very brief and tasteful. Honestly, if I had one complaint, it would be that there wasn't enough of it in there, or that the detail was a little -too- sparse... it seems like the author was teetering on committing to having that content in there or not, and sadly fell somewhere in between, with content that feels somewhat out of place in context to the rest of the story. But that being said, again, the focus of this story really is the characters, and of Teeman coming to learn about a new culture and a new way of life outside his own, and, in doing so, understanding his own culture and species all the more. The ending is a bit of a tear jerker, and though I'm not sure I -personally- like how it ended, I found it to be appropriate, and is definitely one that will last with me for quite awhile. Despite it being a fairly long book, I found it over all too soon, and I'm definitely going to miss Gregor, Teeman, and the rest of the Day-nee!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad title, good story 1 May 2012
By smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Probably one of the stranger stories I've read, but well executed and bizarrely moving.

How to describe it? A kind of Planet of the Apes meets Enemy Mine. I'm hardly a fan of sci-fi - it was the element of raw humanity that hooked me. Broken down to its bare construct, a relationship is about communication and emotional investment in another. Reading how our two protagonists managed to forge a connection despite (literally) being from different planets was fascinating.

Warning [spoiler] - ending is somewhat abrupt and not your typical HEA. Kind of haunting.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely tale 14 Jun 2011
By Sirius - Published on Amazon.com
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REVIEW CONTAINS WHAT MAY BE CONSIDERED SPOILERS BEWARE.

What can I say? Another tale by this writer that I liked about unlikely friendship and more between human and very likeable, very kitty like in appearance Gredar. The society of the cat people was so well done, so distinctly drawn and it was a lot of fun to learn about it and see how Termin learns to like and appreciate them and vice versa. There are couple of possible draw backs for some readers in here, first one is that Gredar IS a giane feline in appearance pretty much and Termin IS a very human male, draw your own conclusions. This worked for me, so gently and warmly and as sentinent and very likeable being Gredar was drawn, but I expected to be squicked myself, even though I ended up not at all, so I can totally see how readers may be squicked. The second possible drawback is the ending, or maybe it will be a good thing for you, if you are squicked by very different appearances of Termin and Gredar.
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my gosh!!!! 4 Feb 2014
By LizzyThomas - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!!!!! I NEVER get emotional while reading books, but the ending of this book had me in tears!! A wonderful story, definitely on my read over and over list!!
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