GENRE: Lesbian Interracial Sci-Fi Thriller Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 71,661 words
A dead-end job, a slob for a boyfriend, and neglectful friends: this is Kat Wallace's life. Ever since her best friend got married, Kat has been struggling to find happiness.All that changes when she meets Melody Adebayo, a field agent with the mysterious transdimensional company Clockwork & Associates. Melody's job is to send the consciousness of others to a scarier dimension in order to make them kinder and more grateful for their lives, which, in theory, will influence them to do good.But when Kat is sent to B-215, she awakes in a world beyond her wildest dreams. She's wealthy, well-liked, and has a successful career. Kat realizes she doesn't need to find happiness in her own world ... she can just steal it from her other self.Because of a certain (ahem) incident, Melody owes a lot of money to her evil ex-girlfriend, and Kat works out a deal with her in order to keep visiting B-215. With each visit, a sinister plot unfolds. Kat discovers her life is at risk, and she isn't alone in this dimension.To eliminate the threat, she must team up with Melody, but can the two uncover the truth before Kat loses her life? More important, will they be able to move on from the mistakes they made in the past and find love with each other?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
I really enjoyed Duality! The world is well fleshed-out and the characters strike a balance between being unlikeable and having redeeming qualities that make them almost loveable. The plot is also interesting, throwing in twists that keep you interested the whole way through.
Duality is a story about parallel universes and people who travel between them—it’s the latter that Chloe Spencer successfully focuses on here. Chloe writes in a quick, concise prose that I love so much; the pacing is great and not a word is wasted across this relatively short but punchy novel. With witty, believable dialogue, Chloe injects humanity into her cast of characters; none of them are perfect or even particularly “heroic,” but all of them have a very real feeling about them—these are characters you could imagine meeting in real life. Believable people in sci-fi are rare indeed.
Speaking of, the sci-fi angle of Duality is smartly woven in too; I would’ve enjoyed a little more exposition regarding Clockwork, but I also feel like it would be distracting to the main plot. After all, it’s not about *how* it works, it’s about situations that arise *because* it works. And Duality works; it’s a fast-paced story with enough turns to keep you guessing. This book is very much worth