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The Needle and the Dungeon

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
San Francisco near the end of the 21st century. A world both familiar and frighteningly bizarre.

A young woman named Ashley MacMacmillan is haunting the darker reaches of the net in search of things even she does not fully understand. She finds what she thinks she wants in a virtual reality laboratory run by a wealthy but reclusive scientist, who is exploring his own darke
ebook, 187 pages
Published October 31st 2014 by Smashwords (first published October 24th 2014)
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Bella Swann
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, thriller
An absolute Cornucopia of Kinky, BDSM scenes interwoven with Cyberpunk/Science Fiction Backdrop!

Wow! Fans of William Gibson, Robert Sawyer, and Neil Stephenson will be blown away by this story. It's like taking the best of parts of cyberpunk and interweaving a cornucopia of kinky, BDSM scenes using technology and VR throughout. I absolutely loved this novel! The sex scenes are smoking hot - some are pretty dark and intense but others are lighthearted and fun so there's something for everyone her
J.B. Rogers
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
This is a generally well-written blend of obsession, addiction, kinky BDSM, philosophical explorations of artificial intelligence, and a tender love story. I do have some quibbles about a few technical aspects of the virtual reality rigs at the center of the work, but if you can set that aside, the underlying story is quite good. The action is intense, and you'll want a rig of your own.

There are very few syntax problems, and I've sent the ones I did find to the author.

(Disclosure: While I have b
Michael Dalton
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
This is one of my favorite books, but it is definitely not for everyone. A great deal of it takes place inside a virtual reality system (the titular Needle), and a lot of what goes on in there is on the extreme side. If you have the stomach for it, I can promise you an intense read.
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Michael wrote his first piece of fiction in third grade, for which he was immediately accused of plagiarism by his teacher. Since then, he has been writing more or less steadily, interrupted only by occasional demands of work and family.

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