Friday, January 13, 2012
Review: Virtual Virgin by Carole Nelson Douglas
Virtual Virgin is the fifth book in the Delilah Street: Paranormal Investigator series by Carole Nelson Douglas and an Urban Fantasy from Pocket Books.
She's Like a Virgin . . . Simulated for the Very First Time
For a red-blooded male, Las Vegas offers a virtual smorgasbord of temptation: sexy showgirls, vampy vampires, zombie starlets, you name it. But paranormal investigator Delilah Street isn't worried about losing her man to these vixens. Especially when the one woman with a soft spot for the guy also has a hard-shelled exterior. . . .
She's a robot - or a CinSim, to be exact - a near-perfect simulation of the silver-metal robot Maria from the classic science fiction movie Metropolis. Part innocent teenage actress, part depraved sex goddess, the new Maria is hooked on Delilah's partner, Ric, who raised her from the dead. She also happens to be the perfect secret weapon for a demonic drug lord. Which could be one hell of a problem. Delilah's not the jealous type, but this tin-can temptress must be stopped - even if it forces Delilah to forge a dangerous alliance with her wicked mirror-twin, Lilith. If robo-girl goes ballistic, every player in Vegas loses. . . .
After seeing ‘herself’ on an episode of CSI, Delilah Street heads to Las Vegas in search of her doppleganger, Lilith Quince.
What she found was a completely different world - full of vampires, zombie’s, were’s and the charismatic CinSim’s - black and white simulations of long ago movie stars.
Now Delilah’s boyfriend, Ric, has the ability to pull a CinSim from the silver screen - and he has done just that with a robot/woman from the movie Metropolis.
Neither Delilah nor Ric are comfortable with the appearance of the robot Maria - especially when she mutters ‘master’ whenever she is in close proximity to Ric.
These two may not want her around - but there are plenty of others who would kill for possession of the robot...and that is not a good thing.
Virtual Virgin is a completely unique read. I have to give Ms. Douglas props for creating a world unlike any I have ever read. But it was not my cuppa tea...and Virtual Virgin was a DNF for me.
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books (11-29-11)