Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Coral-600 by Roxy Mews


Pleasure is not a malfunction.

The DMA Files, Book 1.

Coral-600 is the first and only one of her kind. An artificial intelligence prototype with realistic skin over her metal frame, she was deemed too expensive for mass production and gifted to the royal family.

She cannot legally have a relationship with a human, and it never entered her electronic brain to want more—to break the law. Until she meets Quinn, and her DNA-enhanced skin tingles with a completely new sensation. Desire.

His body damaged beyond repair in the war, Quinn survived—barely—by agreeing to have much of it rebuilt. His royal relatives have taken him in, but it’s tough adjusting to a body that doesn’t come with instructions.

As Coral helps Quinn cope with his new body, the connection between them reaches the melt-down point. But unless she can convince the authorities that humanity runs deeper than flesh and bone, she’ll have her CPU wiped clean—permanently.

Warning: This book contains artificial and natural flavors, lubricant (lots and lots of lubricant), and fun with oh-so-hard drives.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Well, that was different! This was a novella-length story about a robot who wants to earn the right to love. I liked the concept behind the story, but because of the length, I never felt fully connected to Coral or Quinn.

Coral was a unique robotic character. She’s very curious and innocent, but also very blunt about her feelings regarding sex. Her only teacher is her promiscuous friend and she finds herself having conflicting emotions while dealing with Quinn, a man who had part of his body rebuilt because of injuries sustained during a war.

The futuristic world Coral is from was interesting as were the royals. But the world building was very vague since most of the story dealt with Coral’s sexual awakening. I think I just wanted more from the story. However, for a quick read, it did keep my interest.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. The disclaimer at the end of the synopsis cracked me up :) Great review! Thanks so much for sharing. WRITE ON!

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