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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,172 ratings  ·  186 reviews
Corporal Jacqs Glebov is a simple soldier who wants a bunk, decent food and the company of other battle-hardened men and women who understand the realities of fighting. Instead he's stuck patrolling a remote corner of the border with cadets straight out of boot camp. They don't understand him, and he sure doesn't have an ounce of respect for them.

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ebook, 343 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Loose Id (first published October 21st 2013)
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Lyn Gala I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier. The two of them do reappear in the last 20 percent of Drift. Drift starts with five of the crew deciding that …moreI'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier. The two of them do reappear in the last 20 percent of Drift. Drift starts with five of the crew deciding that they won't leave the guys behind and they set off on a rather ill-thought-out adventure. And Drift leaves the guys in a very different position by the end.(less)

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Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Rating 4.5 stars

Jac (short for Jacqs, because I keep wanting to type ‘Jaques’) is a 38 year old, ex front line soldier. To say it bluntly, his life sucks. All he’s known is being a soldier in a war of humanity against the batfaces. And it was only one incident of many that caused him to be a gunner for a tin can in space, where he is working with the incompetents and newbies aboard the Candiru.

I believe you have to really like Jac in order to enjoy Turbulence. After all, the story is told from
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I don't normally read SciFic M/M romances, but I love Lyn Gala and the reviews for this one are great.

Zeke and Jacqs have a volatile and passionate relationship that eventually turns to love. The sex was smoking hot!

Before Jacqs could figure out what he wanted to do, Zeke slammed into him, and then they both crashed into the wall. His first instinct was to fight, to shove back until he made room for himself. But then Zeke caught Jacqs by the shirtfront, fisting it as he pinned Jacqs
Jenni Lea
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jenni Lea by: Xing

Wow. Oh, wow.

I didn’t intend to write a review for this book. I was just going to link my review to Xing's and call it a day.

But then I read some more.

Here we have Jacqs. Jacqs is unapologetically gruff and honest to a fault. He has pretty much alienated everyone around him with his rude behavior and stand-offishness (I made a new word!). What makes him so amazing is that he is so incredibly self-aware. He knows exactly who he is and if no one else likes it, well that’s just too bad. He will te
3 weak Stars - a sci-fi adventure with twists and turns - both praise and criticism from me - ...intensely hot and fun in parts but overall a bit boring

The free short sci-fi "The Only Way Out Is In" novella *) continues directly into this book and represents approximately 40% or up to chapter 16. (view spoiler)


I lik
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Meh. Took me a long time to get into it. I wasn't crazy about Jacqs though he did grow on me. The story took A LOT of time to quantify various sexualities that I found tedious. Why does everything have to have a specific and precise label? I did get more interested as the story progressed. I think, essentially, it was more sci-fy than I was anticipating, but I can't say I didn't enjoy their… ahem, physicality. *eyebrow raise* ...more
Turbulence came together in an interesting way. It started out as Firefly fan fiction, when a fantastic someone requested a story about Joss Whedon’s Firefly crew member Jayne during the Love Has No Boundaries event for the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads. Lyn Gala took the prompt and turned it into what would become my favorite story of this year’s event: The Only Way In Is Out (100 pages, get it for free here).

My love for that novella has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a Firefly fangirl. Ad

I have a feeling this is going to be really good!
Oct 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-scifi, fr
3.5 stars

Jacqs, brusque speech and a bristling demeanor get him into more trouble than he deserves. First impressions are not his friend, and silver-tongued he's not. While you're at it toss out PC, plays well with others and gives a shit. He truly is a man of action.
One of these days he had to learn how to schedule trouble for the last day of leave instead of the first.

Zeke, a hero and recruitment poster dream. His appearance on the ship is a surprise in a couple different ways and it mean
Kaje Harper
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, m-m, scifi
This is a fun, absorbing, very-accessible SciFi story, with enough thought in the setting and world-building to be plausible and interesting, but not so much that it demands close attention or detracts from the human story. The charm of the book is definitely in its POV character, Jacqs, who is unusual, memorable and worth spending time with.

Jacqs is an experienced soldier, a big man and a fighter, with a very straightforward world-view and attitude. He grew up in refugee camps and on a smuggler
Ula'ndi Hart
Overall book rating: 4.5
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3.5

It’s all be said in a great many wonderful reviews. But I have to confirm that taking so long to get around to reading this was a loss on my part.

I’m happy to say that I rectified that, and that I loved every moment of the journey.

Jacqs is something else. Not at all your average guy. He has a unique way of thinking and it makes him a real special character. Lots of people agree with me that in the beginning, he might seem a little ‘slow’ or ‘
Lyn Gala
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is officially out tomorrow. This is my longest piece since Blowback, and it's sci-fi. *fingers crossed* ...more

The first three chapters or so of this were released earlier this year as a short story (The Only Way Out Is In) from a prompt submitted for the Goodreads 2013 Love Has No Boundaries event. I will borrow from my review of that short for this longer version of the story.

Jacqs, a combat soldier demoted to lowly gunner on the spaceship Candiru, is based on a character in Firefly, a popular TV sci-fi series. And like his inspiration, he is a jerk. He seems to be constantly on the sexual prowl and to
It did drag a little in the middle. 4.5 stars
Love Jacqs :)

I loved this, and I do NOT usually read sci fi.

This book features two very hot alpha males. I know, Jacqs was scarred and blunt to a fault, but I just loved that about him. He wasn't educated, but he had more common sense than almost all of his crew mates. He was adamantly straight, until he met the new Commander for his ship, Zeke.

Zeke was also scarred, as good soldiers tend to be. Both of these men were of the take no shit variety, and they meshed really well. Their fight/training scenes were
Smith Barney
Gah! Outstanding user-friendly homoerotic sci-fi saga. Fantastic imperfect characterization depth and originality. What a well-written world! ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Thank you so much for the gift, Paul!! <3
3.5 stars

Took me a while to get into it, but I ended up liking 'Turbulence' quite a lot.

Jacqs Glebov isn't popular on his ship, but that's not a problem because he doesn't like his shipmates anyway. He's too brash and straight-forward for the delicate inexperienced flowers he bunks with. Jacqs is a gunner on a patrol ship in a remote and relatively calm region, which is incredibly boring.

When their ship gets a new commander, Zeke Waters, Jacqs thinks he's finally found a comrade-in-arms. Zeke ha
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 sparkly stars!! I'm sad that it's over :(

This book centers around a man named Jacqs. He is a simple man really. He wants to do his job, do it well, and pretty much be left alone because he thinks that most people are idiots. Although he also considers himself to be stupid at times because he tends to say and do things that get him into trouble with his superior officers. He is blunt to a fault, but honest. He has a good heart, but doesn't need anyone to fuss over him. There is a war between tw
I liked this a lot.

I liked Jacqs and Zeke. Loved their chemistry. Great world creation.

Some of the conversations were a little silly, I think not purposefully. Also I felt like it was a bit long. Also a lot of sex scenes. I think I skimmed two. The ending left me kind of wanting more as well.

Overall, though, fantastic sci0fi read. Would rec.
This was a bit of a surprise, it started off with mostly sex between new commander Zeke and old hand crew member Jacqs but then turned into a really exciting story. I then found myself almost wanting to skip the sex scenes (which were great btw!) to find out what happened. Although this is a complete story I didn't realise until right at the end that it's part of a series. I'm torn as the next book is a het romance - which I don't enjoy - however, it's a continuation of Zeke and Jacqe's story an ...more
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I don't think I've enjoyed Lyn Gala's book this much in a long, long time. My two favorite books of hers are Urban Shaman and Gathering Storm. And, now, Turbulence has joined them.

I know the book started as a short story (which I didn't read) and was inspired by Firefly and Jacqs by the character of Jane. There are some similarities, but this is a world of its own. I guess, part of your enjoyment in the book will depend on how much you like Jacqs - and I liked him plenty.

Jacqs is social
This sprung from a freebie Firefly fic The only Way Out Is In The characters of the first book were an instant hit with me so I was excited to read this extended version and see more of them, however it didn't quite win me over.

The original story blends into the first chapters rather than a cut and paste job. The basic characters are the same; uncouth Jacq with his rough smarts and the weathered military Zeke. They're Men, they clash together in a testosterone fuelled blaze.

All good. Yet somehow
Man, what a ride. 5 stars for Jacqs alone.

Man, did I get sucked into this story, this world and these characters or what? You get the gist from the blurb right? I’m not going to go into what Turbulence is all about, read the blurb and you’ve got the basics. I want to tell you about all the things that make this so much more than sci-fi, M/M romance.

I love M/M romance stories. You know, the 100+ page stories about the relationship, there’s some angst, some self-discovery and then an HEA?

Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The MC, Jacqus Glebov is based on Jayne (from the show "Firefly" - if you haven't seen it yet, you should do it!). And when I found that out I really thought I'd hate the book. I was actually really trying not to like Jac but I ended up kind of liking him despite all my efforts :P
The story was interesting and it kept me going (except I got a bit bored during the sexing because I'm not in the mood for sex scenes these days) and the ending was unexpected. I'm not sure I want to read about Grah in
Lorraine Lesar
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can Lyn Gala do anything wrong? not in my books and especially with this offering - it was 5* treatment all the way! Loved Zeke, especially loved Jacqs, loved their sometimes silly conversations and really loved the numerous sex scenes, yep, loved this book! Thank you Boymeetsboy Reviews for yet again finding me another rare gem to read.
Tully Vincent
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally... not one, but TWO pansexual/bisexual (um... stenosexual) characters that I can relate to. YES!! Loved Jacqs and Zeke. Full review to come.

Lyn Gala’s sci-fi has become my newest addiction. Excellent world-building, perfect pacing, all around well-written. This story has it all: spaceships, action, political maneuverings, blazing hot sexy times in just the right proportion to story, AND a society in which one declares their sexuality publicly on their records (but can also change
Irina Elena
Signal To Noise 2.0, except with hunky alpha soldiers instead of twinky twins. Also more action, more character and relationship development, a juicier and more complex plot, more sex and a shittier ending.

The rating is a little misleading, because to be fair, I enjoyed this book an enormous amount. Jacqs in an awesome main character, refreshing and likeable, mostly because of his remarkable self-awareness and rationality (and the sass. Oh, yeah, and the unbelievable goodness of his golden littl
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think...4 stars
I will be perfectly honest, at first, I was not feeling this. Ugh, Jacqs, I was like
he was just hella obnoxious...and yes, maybe I was being a little judgmental because he's not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. But he grew on me, he really did and I got to where, well...I understood his logic. More than understood, hell I agreed with him most times. He was honest and straight forward and yeah, maybe not that bright, but there is something to be said for being hard working
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Corporal Jacqs Glebov is a simple soldier who wants a bunk, decent food and the company of other battle-hardened men and women who understand the realities of fighting. Instead he's stuck patrolling a remote corner of the border with cadets straight out of boot camp. They don't understand him, and he sure doesn't have an ounce of respect for them.

After a field promotion, Earth sends Commander Zeke Waters to the Candiru for some practical experience in a leadership role. Instead, Zeke fa
Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
I almost stopped reading this one because I assumed that Jacqs (the mc) was a homophobic and sexist asshole and since the story is told from his point of view I had a hard time warming up to him for obvious reasons. Until he meets Zeke and all of the reasons why and how he thinks that way are brought to light. By the end of the book his simple, honest and surprisingly refreshing outlook grew on me and I adored the big sweetheart.

I got really confused several times about the different sexual ide
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