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Spooky Action at a Distance

(Lovelace #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Lieutenant Naiche Decker has finally found a home aboard the UDC starship, Lovelace. With the Eternals war behind her, she’s looking forward to life as an explorer rather than a soldier. But her latest adventure – exploring a quantum entanglement – proves to be the most dangerous mission she's ever faced. Aiding her in this quest are her friends, CO Con Kennedy, and canine ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by D X Varos
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NoNo JoJo
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Preface: I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review
Explicit content: Implied sex

This was a fun read, mostly because I enjoyed being back with these characters again. The last book didn't seem like it was going to have a sequel, but I'm glad this exists, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, given where we left off last time. You'd think there'd be huge ramifications to the ending of the last book and the discovery of what was actually driving their war with the
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Some books are like a venture into the unknown. Some are like a thrilling rollercoaster ride. And some are like a warming cup of spiced latte with a cinnamon bun.

To me, Felicia Watson's Lovelace series is such a warm hug wrapped in a paperback.

The blurb reads:
"Lieutenant Naiche Decker has finally found a home aboard the UDC starship, Lovelace. With the Eternals war behind her, she's looking forward to life as an explorer rather than a soldier. But her latest adventure – exploring a quantum enta
Michelle  Hogmire
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review originally published here at Reedsy Discovery:

Chiricahua Apache lieutenant Naiche Decker returns in this exciting space quest about a quantum entanglement, odd aliens, and old enemies.

Lovers of character-driven science fiction romps in space rejoice: Naiche Decker, a rebellious Chiricahua Apache lieutenant aboard the UDC starship Lovelace, returns in Felicia Watson's Spooky Action at a Distance (Lovelace Series #2) for a brand-new adventure about a
Judi Moore
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Space opera
Description: This is a sequel to Watson’s We Have Met The Enemy, which I reviewed on my blog ( in May this year. I enjoyed that, so when I saw this in Big Al’s ‘to review’ list I grabbed it.
This is, actually, the better book of the two in my opinion. The prose is supple and accurate. It begins with action. While the reader is given time to breathe, the action thereafter never really lets up. The introspection which sometimes slowed the pace of WHMTE is
Jason Pettus
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Felicia Watson's 2020 Spooky Action at a Distance, the newest title by startup genre indie publisher DX Varos, also happens to be a sequel of sorts to 2019's We Have Met the Enemy, and the publisher kindly sent both books so that I'd be up to speed when I read the newer one. Known collectively as the still-ongoing "Lovelace Series," it's essentially your standard space-opera fare with shades of James S.A. Corey's superior "The Expanse," in which a motley spaceship crew in a now-colonized Sol sys ...more
Nikki Mitchell
Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

You can see this and other reviews (including my review for the first book in the series, We Have Met the Eneemy) at

Decker and Con are at it again on the Lovelace, piloted by Deck’s father Captain Ricci. This time, they’re on a rescue mission to go retrieve a couple of their ships from the Expanse, an area of the universe that defies normal science. And not only that, but the Expanse seems to be collapsing… And when it does, the 80 lives aboard
Sadie Forsythe
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

Another fun installment of the Lovelace Series. I don't think this one was quite as deeply plotted as the first book, with the convenient pink aliens coming to the rescue so often. But, like with the first book, I still enjoyed the elements you so often don't see in books—platonic male/female friendships (even best friends), actual female/female friendships, parents who have made mistakes but aren't bad people, a heroine who's allowed to be sexual without being shamed, older adults having sex
Mark Sneed
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the second book with the character Naiche Decker and the Uniterrae military I have read. I liked this novel. The sequel to We Have Met the Enemy is a little more cohesive as a story. In the first novel, which is not necessary to read to understand the sequel, the groundwork is laid to connect Decker with her estranged father. This sci-fi novel has a better balance of science and fiction. There is some science in the sci-fi novel. I like that element. I like the idea of space travel and L ...more
Happy Booker
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Spooky action at a distance is a traditional science fiction/space opera written in the vein of Gene Roddenberry-Esque storytelling. Even though this is a sequel to last years We Have met the Enemy; the two are self-contained complete stories.

Lt. Naiche is at peace. She is happy where she is living. Her father is with her, and they are on a ship where he is commanding. They are on a mission to look for a scientific expedition. However, things take a turn.

I had not read the first book, and so wa
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lt. Naiche Decker and her father are back in this sequel to We have met the enemy. This time around they’re on a ship together that her father is in charge of. The usual banter is as strong in this one as before. They’re on a mission to find a crew that might have just been picked up and be gone forever. But it’s their determination that will set them apart, and there will be some drama mixed in. After all, they can’t make everyone on the crew happy. As they continue their journey, they’re faced ...more
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Felicia Watson started writing stories as soon as they handed her a pencil in first grade. She’s especially drawn to character driven tales, where we see people we recognize, people who struggle with their mistakes and shortcomings, acknowledge them, and use that knowledge to grow into wiser human beings.

When not writing, Felicia spends her time chasing after her not-so-brilliant, but darling and

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Lovelace (3 books)
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