Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures: Volume Two

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A review by Terri Kinckner

Description of the book:

Abstract:
At the Moon, Jim Street and Saxon Caine leave XIANNE, with Chief Moses Jones, for a mission down to the famed settlement of Sunita and the nearby Duncan Industries HQ—hub of Captain Duncan’s Helium-3-based financial empire. There they encounter Chief Financial Advisor, Harry Dobbs, and the lovely Alex Andreivich. But by the time they get acquainted with the amazing siblings, Pod and Clark, there are revelations and even more mysteries about Captain Tom Duncan and his enchanting wife, Dr. Sharon Miles. Jim and Sax must meet very personal challenges as their journey continues aboard XIANNE….

My take:

I received this book from the author as a beta read. I loved the first volume, and the second did not disappoint! I do have one warning about this book… do not read this in places where laughing out loud is not appropriate! (I think I irritated people in my doctor’s office waiting room, but oh well!)

After reading the first volume, I had really come to love the characters Jim and Sax. They are the quintessential opposites that begrudgingly become friends. Living in a porn culture that Sax fully embraced, Jim is quite the opposite, having a sexual orientation of “nay”. When they leave the Xianne, for the lunar city of Sunita and Duncan Industries, they meet an entirely new group of interesting people.

Mose and Dobbs were so funny! Their banter was brilliant and their friendship was more like a marriage at times. Learning more about their pasts made them even more real to me. I adored them!

Alex was wonderful! The chief of security certainly blew any preconceived notions of what a person in his position should be. I fell in love with him right away! He seemed to bring Jim a little bit out of his shell, and dragged Sax right out of his closet!

Pod and Clark were also very interesting characters. The siblings held high positions in Duncan Industries, and as seemed to be the status quo, were full of surprises themselves. I really loved the early interaction between Pod and Jim, and it only got better between those two!

There are so many scenes of absolute hilarity, ranging from a bathroom fight with boxers on their heads, to Jim sending Sax into a trap situation with Pod that had me laughing so hard that I was in tears! Speaking of tears, that’s how this book ended for me! The ending was brilliant, but left me stunned. I am waiting with bated breath for the next volume. I can’t wait to see what adventures still await these guys!

Here is just a small part of one of the many hilarious parts of this book:

That’s when I lunged forward to snatch the little blue
panties out of his hand. From that point on, however,
everything just seemed to go wrong….
Not being completely acclimated to Lunar gravity, my
lunge caused my legs to collide rather violently with the
bench that separated us. I lost my balance and fell in a
sprawling fashion over it, one hand still outstretched as Sax
whipped Sharon’s panties out of my reach like a matador
teasing el toro.
Of course, everything doesn’t really move in “slow
motion” under one-sixth g; but, relatively speaking, things
seemed even slower as I realized what was about to happen.
In fact, I’m quite certain that all of the anguish, agony,
desperation, and despair ever experienced throughout Human
history was reflected upon my face. My soft, freshly-shaven,
boyish face…which glided smoothly along the length of a
massive erection to finally make full contact with the soft,
freshly-shaven, manly scrotum of Saxon Caine….
Saxon Caine: the undeniable Spawn of Satan.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

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