What is it all about:
“Strippers, Drugs, and Headless Corpses…
All in a day’s work for Bubbles Marlowe, HoloCity’s only cyborg detective.
What do an anti-tech cult, a deadly new street drug, and the corrupt Chief of Police have in common?
It’s a question Bubbles can’t afford to ask. Last time she got curious it cost her job, a limb, and almost her life.
She vows to stay out of police business. But with a newly minted cybernetic enhancement, a semi-legal P.I. license, and a knack for asking the wrong kind of questions… Vows are made to be broken, right?
When a seemingly straightforward contract takes a dark turn, heads literally roll. Unless she wants to take the fall for the murders Bubbles needs to cut town on the double. Too bad she’s flat broke.
And now, she’s being hunted.
In a world where dreams can be made real for the right kind of dough, nothing is as it seems. One thing is clear, though. The dream is becoming a nightmare.
As the body count stacks up, Bubbles realizes she’s made a terrible mistake.
Can she figure out who is behind the murders before she loses her head?
Warning: Don’t read this book if you hate fun, glitter, sassy robotic pigs, or hard-boiled badassery. Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are rolling in their graves, but this is all their fault.”
Hi listeners welcome back to another review, I must confess to you all I love cyberpunk in many shapes and sizes, and I’m very pleased to say this did not disappoint.
I loved everything about this story, the setting, the characters both good and bad, the simplicity mixed with the complexity of it all, like a beautiful dance of words.
Enter Bubbles Marlowe our sassy cyber nearly p.i, she is a brilliant character, someone I would happily have a drink with but not want to owe any money to.
Bubbles is larger than life and in this dark and weird world she inhabits thats important but even as she is so big, the cast of characters supporting this story shine equally as bright, each and every one is fleshed out and feel like they have an interesting back story.
Speaking of back stories I immediately wanted to know bubbles, her interesting personality kept me glued to the book and would love there to be an origin story at some point.
The scene setting and the emotions portrayed are wonderfully done, it makes me want to look more into this author who I shamefully confess is not known to me, but that will now change.
The narrator of this shiny cyber adventure is Jennifer Blom, who combined with Jensen’s exquisite writing together they make an excellent team and Jennifer’s narrative brings it all to life in living technicolour, I hope they work together again.
If you like all things quirky, this is for you, if you are a cyberpunk fan, this is for you, if you just want a fun story and then find the rest, then I highly recommend this, I will definitely be keeping an eye on this series in anticipation of book two.
You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tropical-Punch-Bubbles-Space-Book-ebook/dp/B08WRD2LTY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=bubbles+in+space+book+1&qid=1630359851&sr=8-2
You can follow S.C Jensen here: @scjensen_author or http://www.scjensen.com
Or follow Jennifer here: @jenblom or http://www.jenblom.com