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Looking for Some Touch (Utopia X #1)

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Pablo Creed--amateur poet, bisexual whore, and upstanding citizen of the Utopian Metroplex of Regenerie--wants a new job. The all-male Coven of Three--a trio of mismatched wonder-workers who live in Regenerie's subterranean Undercity--needs a "Touch" to sexually spark its collective energy.

In danger of being assigned to a sadistic VIP client, Pablo applies for the position
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Published November 18th 2009 by Loose Id LLC (first published November 18th 2008)
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Ami
At first, I was a bit leery in reading this because the summary does say about The Coven of Three in addition to Pablo, the young bi-sexual whore. So I figure, oh, no, menage! I'm not a huge fan of that. However, my curiosity over Ms. Snow's stories won me over.

And boy, am I glad that I did read it. This book is amazing! The world of Utopian Metroplex of Regenerie that Ms. Snow pens out is so well-crafted and wonderfully layered. In addition to that, Ms. Snow writes rich characters, in Pablo an
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Ije the Devourer of Books


I really enjoyed this sci fi/fantasy story. It is the first in a series of four. The world building is brilliant. The story has both a touch of romance and a mystery although as the first book in the series it doesnt go to deep into either the romance or the mystery. There is enough for it to be a satisfying read and enough to set the scene for future stories.

I really liked the different characters and their attraction to each other and the way they need to enhance their attraction in order to m
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Elizabetta
I like to return to books that I read some time ago to see if they stand up to the test of time. (first read October 2011)

This PNR romance stands out for the sensual connection between two of the main characters and to a slightly lesser degree, its ambitious world building. In the almost utopian society of Regenerie, humans are separated in the above ground Overcity from the paranormal ‘otherbeings’ of the below-ground Undercity. Otherbeings are various paranormals: vamps, angels, demons, hybrid
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
3.5 stars.

I really liked the world building, but it was like it was crammed in too little space. The world where Pablo, the main character, lives is very complex: it's divided between a overcity and an undercity; there are humans and paranormal creatures of various kinds; the humans seems to be divided into social classes that rarely mingle.

Everything is almost perfect, but there are bad things happening in that world: people being kidnapped, supernatural beings being attached, Pablo himself, a
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Bookwatcher
2,5 stars... this book confused me too much


It's a great premise, different and in some way magic alternative reality, with a city divided between "normal" and "supernatural" beings... but the writer lost me at half of the book.

Pablo is a 24 old whore in a place called Regenerie, and considered a perfect place. It's hospitable, almost crime-free, with complete health care... but as you notice some persons is doing a degraded job, as him... so well, the "utopia" is not so perfect, no? Anyway, Thi
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Lexi Ander
The description for this book is misleading on so many levels. It is not a BDSM mage to the rescue story. Good thing that I didn’t read the description before I read the book otherwise I would have had a whole different set of exceptions instead of the blank slate that I was.

The city Regenerie, also known as Overcity, is a utopian metroplex governed by The Powers. Crime rate is low, cures for diseases are just around the corner and Pablo Creed is a Giver, a legal prostitute, just trying to eeck
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Natsroshan
Nice story with an interesting "utopian" universe (am i creating a new word again?)
Too bad some great aspects of the story were not fully exploited.

A real 3,5 but i'll put 4 because i really liked Pablo's character.
Elisa Rolle
The title has a double meaning: Pablo is an hustler in a futuristic world. In this apocalyptic setting, the profession of whore is centrally controlled as every other profession, but obviously is not a revered one. There are different level of prostitution, and Pablo unfortunately is on a low level, he walks the street by night. When one of his clients expresses a bit too much of interest in him, bordering on violence, Pablo knows that it's time to change line of work.

He replies to an ad by a co
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Lily
I can't believe I've had this book in my TBR for so long without reading it. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Ayanna
...actually surprisingly good. Then again, Snow tends to be one of the better authors of the genre. I thought the universe was actually quite interestingly constructed, because there really does seem to be a true utopia, but utopia in the sense that there's equilibrium. The character creation wasn't bad, although I thought Tole got oddly...caricature-ish at times. I actually quite liked the moral complexity with the main "Big Bad" of this book. It does sort of feel like it ends on a cliffy/non-e ...more
Jordi
I'm not the biggest fan of paranormal (mainly due to the large amount of it that is available) but this is a good starter. It features a character who's trying to get by but needs a better gig who finds himself taking a shot at a job for a coven of three rather mysterious but hunky men. The fantastic job requires him to help build sexual tension but he can't keep his eyes off of Win, the most flirtatious and captivating of the bunch.


It's a solid story, but the universe is a bit of a mish mash of
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Violet
This is more of a scifi fantasy mystery type of a book. The word building is fantastic. There are two main words in this book the human world above where everything looks futuristic and the Supernatural beings below or underground where everything looks magical . However the emotions and the evolution of relationships is somewhat lacking. I would like that the author explain more what attracted Pablo, the protagonist, to Win aside from that he is drop dead gorgeous. There is no mention on the in ...more
Meggie
I really liked this first book. We get a glimpse of something new, something fresh. The starting plot of this series is totally interesting and it did keep me fully focused on the story. The main couple in this story Win and Pablo are hot together. It will be great to see them in next book.
Recommended story...
Clare
This blew me away. Fabulous, sexy, vivid characters and her trademark sensual, lyrical style. Every character is a fully formed book in himself. Great worldbuilding, too, I could imagine myself actually there, without any boring info dumps.
Sandra
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