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Discovery - A Far Out Romance [Kindle Edition]

T.M. Roy , Terran Moffat
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2003 EPIC Award Finalist for Best Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance

He helps his E.T. to call home...but can he let her go?

Following a horrendous breakup with his two (and three) timing fiancee, Oregon naturalist Dr. Kent Xavier has sworn off women, all women. He heads out into the Deschutes wilderness to brood, alone, but his solitary trip turns into a midnight rescue mission for a damsel in distress.

Lured by the beauty of planet Earth, Povre disobeys strict orders to remain in camp in favor of a moonlight walk. A bad step on a slope of loose rocks lands her in the very predicament she's supposed to avoid: contact with the dominant native lifeforms.

Forced together by mutual need, Kent and Povre soon find themselves on the run from alien-hunting government agents. Along the way these two scientists from very different worlds discover the most important element of all - love.


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Discovery -  A Far Out Romance was one of my favorite stories to write. When I first moved to Oregon I had trouble finding an apartment I could afford that would allow me to have my dogs (at that time, two Jack Russell terriers.)  SO... despite it being winter/early spring, I lived in a tent in various locations between the Deschutes National Forest outside Bend (where a friend lived, making it handy to grab a shower before work) and Eugene (where a sister lived). Every location in the story; the weather, the bright nights with or without a moon, the tree Povre hugs, the U of O, even the house on "Agate Street" (which is a real street but the real house is actually a few blocks over and where my sister used to live) is a location I experienced.

I was writing stories about the blue-furry Sirgel race since 1974 or so, so for the readers who think current blockbuster movies and suchlike were the inspiration, let the record show that I didn't get the idea from James Cameron or even from Star Trek the Original Series. If anything can be blamed, it was probaby "Super Friends" since my original Sirgel characters were twins pretty much like the Wonder Twins in appearance, except blue and slightly furry. (Just in appearance, they didn't have superpowers, heheheh.)  Hopefully, one day, I will dust off the adventures of who are now Povre's great-great-great something kids and make them suitable for public consumption.

I hope you enjoy this story!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Zapstone Productions; Second Electronic edition (November 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002OSXNJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different kind of romance January 19, 2010
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Dr. Kent Xavier just wants to get away from his cheating fiancee...so he heads out to camp in the Oregon wilderness. Povre wants to take a walk in the beautiful Earth moonlight. What keeps this from being a classic damsel in distress is saved by the handsome stranger romance is that Povre is blue, furry, and alien.

T.M. Roy does a great job making the reader see the beauty of the Oregon landscape. She develops interesting characters and an unusual circumstance. The story isn't just a romance, it's also a little bit of action/adventure.

A completely enjoyable read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alien eyes January 31, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The descriptions of the Oregon wilderness make you want to go and live in the wild! T.M. Roy does a fantastic job of showing the world we know through alien eyes. The premise of there being aliens among us isn't new but Roy's spin is fresh and fun. How easily can a furry blue alien blend into humanoid society? Not very. Povre is in for some rude encounters and it's a fast paced ride while she's on them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful April 14, 2012
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This is the first book I have read by this author, and I found it delightful.It is a short novella that is fun and a little improbable maybe with the Heros' quick exceptence of the alien but still a very good read. I enjoyed it very much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun odd couple romance January 30, 2011
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T.M Roy's book about a truly odd couple (Oregon professor Kent Xavier and blue alien visiting Earth Povre) is a fun read with romance, adventure and humor. The couple bond as Kent tries to keep Povre out of the clutches of government agents while hoping that her people manage to rescue her. The action is deftly split between scenes of on Earth, and aboard the ship that brought Povre to Earth. The characters are well written and believable with the relationships between them ringing true. While the story may seem cliche (alien on Earth needs rescuing from the big bad government agency), T.M. makes it fresh and takes it in interesting directions. She has a nice turn of phrase and writes in an enjoyable style. The rescue of Povre has a bit of a Deus Ex Machina feel, but that's a slight quibble, as she does set it up better than most. The ending leaves the work open for a sequel and I'm really hoping one is forthcoming.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous sic-fi romance! I loved it! June 2, 2012
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Discovery- A Far Out Romance was a fantastic book to read. The romance was an integral part of the plot and the sex scenes were well-written and demonstrated the growing love between Povre (Povresle) and Kent. Povre and Kent were scientists and were both intensely curious and entirely free of xenophobia. Their personalities are so complex and three-dimensional that they almost leaped out of the pages. The imagery was absolutely fantastic; it was vivid, graphic and so completely realistic that I felt entirely immersed in the story. The dialogue was both captivating and authentic; it often had me smiling with delight or crying along with them. Altogether, this story was a wonderful reading experience and if I could have given it more than five stars, I would have. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable tale! December 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I must first start this review in saying that science fiction is not a type of book I normally read. However, I was intrigued by the romance aspect, so I decided to try it!

The author has two very well-drawn characters and really taps in well to their emotions. The story of two people being star-crossed lovers is an old story, but one that works well here, especially with the star-crossed part being fairly literal and not metaphoric! I really enjoyed the tale of their romance and how their story was woven. Very well developed and written.

I also have to give an extra kudos to what is almost another character in the book - Mother Nature herself. It's obvious that the author has a great admiration and love for the outdoors. The descriptions of the Oregon wilderness are simply breathtaking. It certainly made this reader (who is NOT an outdoorsy sort of person) want to pull on her backpack and go trekking in the beauty that is the forests of Oregon.

A well-written and crafted story. I highly recommend it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable November 9, 2004
Format:Paperback
A wonderful mix of science-fiction and romance, and just the right touch of humor. This was a very enjoyable read. Terran Moffat's skill with both dialogue and description pulled me into the story; it was very hard to put this book down. I definitely want more!! For now I just have to settle for a 7-Layer Burrito from Taco Bell ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating January 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
What a delightful novel! The characters were well-rounded and extremely likeable. I also appreciated the effort that was put into Povre's native language. In addition, the plot was intriguing and I didn't want to stop reading. I'm looking forward to more from this author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Human and alien fall in love
Story of an alien encounter that turns into a trans-species love affair. The writer handles the interesting premise well in this novel.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The content was put together in ways to hold the readers interest. Great book!
Published 3 months ago by Barbara Harmon
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Romance
This is Science Fiction Romance so we know the destination. It is the journey that makes this such a good story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
A refreshingly different take on man meets alien. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it's characters. Too bad it probably hits the government response right on the button too. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sheila
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read
This was a cute story for those who like romantic science fiction. Interesting plot and ending with the right amount of suspense.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, satisfying read--bring on the sequel
Right from the start I was hooked. I know the country, and was intrigued by the characters. Quick read, and for once I loved the ending.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I absolutely loved this book! It hooked me from the first page and kept me reading until done, no breaks for this book :)
Published 11 months ago by Crystal Sin
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun alien romance
An enjoyable afternoon's read. It's a pleasant romance between different species; while not sensational it is nice, and logically plotted.
Published 12 months ago by Mara
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
A great story . Plenty of action, humor, and romance. I enjoyed the plot twists and the character development. A great read.
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
In my opinion this book was simple and enjoyable. It didn't blow me away but I did consider it better than an average three star novel.
Published 21 months ago by John
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