Victoria was born in the United Kingdom but emigrated to the United States at age 21. She's bisexual, happily married and still shouts in a British accent. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania where she spends a lot of time playing and talking about video games, especially Japanese role-playing games.
Besides the Culture Wars series, she is the author of Wings of Destruction, a short novella contracted with Less Than Three Press. She loves to write about all colors of the rainbow and celebrate love wherever it may be found.
“Written in the Stars” is not the type of novel I would typically read – I usually go for more paranormal/fantasy-type romance, rather than science fiction. I am very happy that I ended up picking up this particular book. This story follows two men, Tom and Sam, members of a space faring military force in a conflict over political issues of equality and acceptance which we face in our real world today. I enjoyed getting to know both of these characters, and appreciated the sci-fi setting in which it was carried out. Emotions ran high throughout the book, and the author did a good job of investing the reader in the fate of the characters. Tom and Sam both developed significantly from the beginning to the end, which is always nice to see, and the ‘minor’ characters also had their own arcs. On a more critical note, I found that while the characters were in the military, they didn’t have a very “military” feel in their behavior, which sometimes tripped me up (I am the wife of a veteran, though, so I have a particular real-word bias). The editing was well done except for the occasional spelling or grammatical error; it was overall a very "clean" and well-paced read. I will definitely be reading more of this writer’s work in the future.
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