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Duanta Beads (Quantinum Residue #1)

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Thousands of years after a cataclysmic explosion forever changes the atmosphere of the Earth, shelter dweller Evan journeys to the world’s surface in search of a way to help his people survive. What he finds is Rourke, a descendant of the humans who stayed above. They’re different: Evan and the other shelter dwellers are hairless, while Rourke and the other “Commons” have ...more
ebook, 75 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Sue
I enjoyed the premise of this story very much.
I would have liked it to have been a longer story; there was plenty for a novel here had the scenes and characters been more fleshed out.
I'm pretty sure it would have made 4 stars or more in that case.
Would definitely buy future work by this author.
The cover is gorgeous - very simple but imaginative and fitting for the story :)
Nice work, Dreamspinner and the amazing Anne Cain, whose covers I always seem to be drawn to.
Deja Dei
Interesting short story with some unique and original concepts. Very good world building given the length. My only problem is that this felt more like the first chapter of a book. It ended just as I was starting to get invested in the characters and their future together. Well done, just too short.
Page Crusherz
This is hard for me to rate. This book really grabbed me, but I wish it were a lot longer. It was a little too brief, but it was so good, that I had to compromise on a 4. I am hoping that it is a tester for more to come!!
Amy
I like the ideas in this book, I just didnt like the way it abruptly ended.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
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Evan and Rourke are two very different types of humans. Evan is a Vaultee, a person who’s lived his whole life in a shelter underground; Rourke is a Common, an evolved human with a thick layer of fur everywhere on him which protects him from the harsh conditions of the sun. When they meet, Evan’s disgust is evident but overtime they strike up a friendship that turns into more. With them both learning about each other’s cultures and developing a dee
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Gabbi
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4.5 Kisses!!

Wow! Duanta Beads grabbed my attention from the first page and didn’t let up until I read the last word. This interesting, fast-paced book has everything I love when it comes to reading romance and more.

The blurb does a good job at describing the story. It revolves around two very different men, from different worlds, who meet and quickly discover that everything they’ve thought they knew about the other man’s culture isn’t what is reality at al
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-RMG
2.5 stars - Despite the almost simplistic writing and the 'to be continued' ending, I'm intrigued by the world building and so will give the second book in this series a whirl. Hopefully, the story will pick up its pace and flesh out a bit better as the installments continue.
Honey
Though slow-paced, this book deserves 5 stars for originality. I look forward to seeing the world develop in the next book.
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Dreamspinner Press: Duanta Beads by Jackson Cordd 1 5 Aug 01, 2012 01:56AM  
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Started as an avid reader at age 4. First tried my hand at writing in Jr High when I tried to create a comic book, but my drawing skills are so lacking, the work was a flop. In high school, gave up on the idea of illustrations and focused on just the words.

While working in the computer industry, I spent years writing 'mainstream' works and trying to publish. It wasn't until I got honest, and start
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