Jules Jones

"sf and romance author"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (177 of 185)
In My Own Words:
My day job is materials science, but I also write fiction. Mostly science fiction, romance and erotica, often all at once. The novels and novellas are published by romance house Loose Id; the shorter stuff can be found in a variety of places. It doesn't pay enough to live on, so I won't be giving up the day job any time soon, but it does pay enough to allow me to indulge my book addiction. :-)



Top Reviewer Ranking: 26,425 - Total Helpful Votes: 177 of 185
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere: A Tor.Co&hellip by John Chu
Hugo short story finalist. The water of the title falls on anyone who lies -- the less truthful what is said, the harder and colder the water falls. It's possible to avoid the water by being careful with your phrasing, but that just makes it obvious that you're being economical with the truth. What does it do to relationships, for both good and ill, when it becomes impossible to lie convincingly? Beautifully written character-driven short.
I bought the 10 pack rather than the 20 pack (and from another supplier), but it's the same description and grade of plastic. And with very careful handling, I managed to get 5 usable ones out of the pack. It may be 14 microns, but the plastic is so fragile it's almost impossible to detach one from the roll without it tearing so badly it's unusable. It's possible that I got a box that had been sitting on the shelf for a long time and had already started degrading, but in that case it should have a shelf life printed on the box. There are much better quality versions available.
The City War by Sam Starbuck
The City War by Sam Starbuck
Roman Senator Marcus Brutus is a patriot, devoted to the Republic. Many of his days are spent actively working for the Republic, protecting the system he believes in. His main respite is the occasional trip to his country villa in the company of his dearest friend, and lover, Cassius. But his tireless work may not be enough, not when the consul Julius Caesar is taking more and more power to himself. When Cassius first proposes a drastic solution, Brutus rejects the idea, but as the months go by, it becomes ever more obvious that given enough time, Caesar will overthrow the Republic and make himself emperor.

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