Friendship. Titillating Word Game Conversations. Intimacy. Lust. Jealousy. Intrigue. Cybersex .
The pieces of strangers lives, come together in a jigsaw, of online interactions. Friendship ,lust, intimacy, all form, part of the spectrum of emotions, seething below the surface of an online word game. This book parallels the real world of people playing Titillating Scrabble and Word Games.
The novel ‘Converging Lives’ involves the interactions, between several married people from different parts of the world, playing a word game, over the internet via laptop, tablet or smartphone.
There is a facility on the board to chat, and many people like to get to know each other, share interests, parts of their lives, and become friends or sometimes, even fall in love. Whilst with others interactions can evolve flirting and cybersex .Often this route leads to infatuation, and emotions can run out of control. The spectrum of human emotions can come into play – lust, infatuation, greed, jealousy, deception, as well as; caring, honesty, honour love and real friendship. A most intriguing phenomenon. Peek into the lives of some of these people.
Read-Rate- Review’s take on Converging Lives. See the review on Amazon.
Wow! What an amazing read ‘Converging Lives’ was! Having come to this book fresh from reading ‘Viral,’ also about a very different online experience, I now view all things cyber in a new and informed light! Of course I knew about internet grooming and bullying on social media along with similar, more sinister uses of computers and the internet – but I never ever realised that to some people they have two completely separate lives; one based in reality and one in the computer world – and I’m not even sure they know the difference between the two.! •Converging Lives’ follows the real-time and cyber lives primarily of Rick, Christine, Eve and Marghita, married people from different countries who meet online to play a word game, Crozzle. From Crozzle they frequently progress to an online messaging service called Beat where they exchange messages, share pictures and tell anecdotes of their everyday lives, often becoming deeply emotionally attached and developing virtual sexual relationships. The problems begin when the lines between the real and virtual worlds are blurred and crossed with the consequences taking a more sinister turn. I won’t say more for fear of spoiling the story, but this book is definitely worth a read. There are some basic punctuating and grammatical errors which I assume are part of the advance copy and will be dealt with for the final copy so I haven’t allowed them to influence my rating. BUT, once again, wow! Not only was this a real page turner – but I also learned some important lessons.
Or try the extracts on the blog.
See excepts of conversation by text on Crozzle in the text snippets menu.
Find out more about the characters in their individual sections.
Explore Samantha and Eves ‘poetry in the poetry section.