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Close Encounters

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  222 ratings  ·  44 reviews
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It's the 26th Century and the human race has seeded itself throughout many galaxies. These two guys have been paired up for the latest Ursa Majoris Pornacopia Holoflick. They have 24hrs to figure out how to get it up and get it on… without breaking Universal Health and Safety Codes for Interspecies Sex Acts.

Photo Description: Redhead with soul patch in a black
ebook, 40 pages
Published June 16th 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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2.5 stars

Vin signed up for a weeklong experiment in the 20th century, but something went wrong, and he woke up from deep freeze 500 years later.

Now, in the 26th century, he works in the porn industry. The story starts with Vin arriving to the scene of his new assignment. But his partner for this shoot is a huge, blue, horned Denoblian, Jali.
Vin is not happy with the pairing, nor the act he has to perform. Of course, Jali convinces him otherwise.

Close Encounters is a fun, imaginative story, wit
Too short to say a whole lot about this. It's a space short story about the futuristic pornography industry. A human male is to do a porn film with a big, blue horned species. Hot sex, for sure. A few funny lines. It was a hot, enjoyable, short read.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
This was pretty terrible. The main problem was that the author tried to fit too much into the story that was unnecessary. For example, (view spoiler) Plus it was treally confusing in the beginning.

The sex was mediocre and I just didn't buy the roman

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Wow, not sure what to say. This was really funny but also really hot, and the way she worked the whole set-up around the picture was perfect. Loved the futuristic porno setting, and it was a cool twist to have Vin be from our century so we could relate to him and get some funny culture clashes. The guys obviously had a connection, my only complaint is that they could have displayed a little more of an emotional connection during the sex to proceed Jali'
Victoria Zagar
Vin and Jali have been paired up to shoot a pornographic movie for a high-paying customer, the only problem is that Jali is an alien of a species that Vin has never seen before... and that the customer wants him to bottom, something he doesn't do on camera. Will Vin and Jali figure it out or will Vin have to negotiate an escape clause and take a penalty?

I was very excited when I read the blurb for this story. Sci-fi? Futuristic pornography? Alien sex? Sold. However, while the setting of this sto
A fun read with some hot stuff in there. It was very entertaining and colorfully told. I was missing a little more depth to the characters, but got diverted in a good way by the rest of the story, so - well done!
It would be great if there was a follow up of these two, after finishing their movie. I'd love to read more about them and their interactions, especially because of the "mating" in Jiri culture and the teasing comments regarding his familiy. I imagine it would be so much fun to read abou
OMG! This was so funny! I loved it :D I wasn't sure I was going to like it when I saw the cartoon prompt, but I am so glad I read this.

This is the story of Vin, a human from the 20th century who through no fault of his own, has been vaulted five hundred years into the future along with a few other males from the same time. The only job Vin is suited for is as a porn star creating holoflicks for Ursa Majoris Pornacopia.

The story begins with Vin preparing for his next holoflick. Unbeknownst to hi
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a short erotica, m/m, and for a short it was very good. I would like to get to know this world better. A scifi interspecies, so if either m/m or inter-species (although bipedal and pretty human like other than the color, size, and horns), it won't be for you.

I thought the author got the setting and the characters pretty good for the short frame work. We even get some background on the main characters and where he comes from and his friends and how they are. I love the nick names becaus
Bettye Kanady
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
Um...well, this really isn't my type of book. I thought it was well written and I was really impressed with all things that take place 500 years in the future. The imagination needed for that just makes me envious. While I could appreciate what was going on with Jali and Vin, I still am not a fan of this type of pairing. I'm sorry but I admit it; I'm a little traditional and am a specie-ist (I'm trying to say that I am prejudiced against inter-species mingling) please don't hate me for being hon ...more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Generally speaking I'm not a big sci-fi fan. However, this was very engaging! I really liked Jali and Vin together. They were so entertaining and a little bit sweet too. I would love to see what does happen after the shoot. And a porn company called Pornocopia? Brilliant! Plus I got to learn a new French phrase ;)
It was different. There was a little bit of background information and hinted at a possibility of a future. Alien description was very detailed, if not a little strange. I enjoyed the different plot too, not your typical one. Would like to see this one expanded though, I think that would make it even better. Or even a follow up.
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Who knew I'd find futuristic inter-species pornography so entertaining!!
I enjoyed this romp between Vin and Jali - from the hell no beginning to the ending with a new beginning.
Vin the snarky human and Jali the gentle giant.
A good, enjoyable contribution to the Love is Always Write event.

9.8.17 reread : short, pacy, fun scifi porno. I do enjoy this one.
Wendy Ann
I’ll admit; I was skeptical that this particular picture prompt could produce a story that I’d find interesting, much less enjoy. I couldn’t have been more wrong! I enjoyed it immensely and was extremely impressed with the creativity. I’d happily read more about big blue guys with gold nipples and horns any time!!

Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A human in a futuristic porn industry is tricked into filming with a species which is not human-sanctioned by the ruling authority. But though he thinks he won't want to go through with it, the Denoblian may just convince him otherwise.

A looks can be deceiving sort of story. It was cute for what it was.
This story has so much potential, there is a huge amount of room for pre-quel to tell how these guys got stuck in time and woke up 500 years in the future, and so many sequels to tell the story of each one of them.
It's a real shame that this short story would be perfect for a series and nothing has been done about it.
The picture and prompt for this story didn't really grab me and I honestly didn't think I'd like the story at all, but thought I might as well give it a try anyway. I'm insanely glad I did because I loved it. The characters, the setting, the dialogue, the sex... everything was just perfect. I want more! ;)
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great short story, free as part of the M/M Romance Group: Love is Always Write event. Hot! Loved both characters. Great world building. Look forward to reading more stories set in this world. Funny. And did I mention hot? The story is based on this photo...
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free, sci-fi, m-m, dritc-liaw
This was so fun, and so hot, and really really fascinating! I loved what we got to see of this world--the different species we were introduced to, how Vin and his friends ended up in the future, the organization regulating inter-species pairing for porn shoots... so funny!

I would LOVE to see more of Vin and Jali and this world!
A surprisingly sweet story considering that one of the MCs is a giant, blue, horned alien and the other is an anachronistic 21st century human who has spent the last 5 centuries in cryogenic sleep! Humorous, sexy and sweet!
Kendra T
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I actually liked this story much more than I thought I would. It was a bit of a weird premise but the author really made it work. Had a lot of sex in it, but not a lot of major plot. Overall, it was enjoyable.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wonderful story, very creative and imaginative LIAW event story. Hot scenes, endearing characters and the promise of more in the future from this author.
Shelley Chastagner
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Some decent banter between Vin and Jali. The ending left me wishing for just a bit more time with these two to see where things went after their contracts where completed.
Adult read
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was good. I really like this author. Her guys are so sexy.
Dec 25, 2012 marked it as to-read-ebook
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Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 - Sweet and funny. Thank you Xara X. Xanakas, for donating your story, time and talent.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a fun book and my first sci-fi m-m experience!!! A really fun book with some HOT sex, shame it had to end :)
2,5 stars
A Girl Has No Name
Wow, this was a very funny read. Great world building and interessting characters. I would definitvely read more stories set in this world! 3 stars!
Liz (Bugetta)
3.5* Enjoyable story. I like the future world the author created and would love to get more!
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