What About Him? Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

From my new, best selling science fiction romance Star Cruise: Marooned.

I’ve skipped some things, including where their shuttle leaves without them. Red had to knock out the Primary guest to keep him from getting fried in the engine backwash.

“Can I get two volunteers to help us get Sharmali settled at the ranger station?” Meg asked. 

            “Well, don’t look at me,” Harelly said, as several of the other guests glanced in his direction. “I only play a doctor on the trideo shows – the sight of blood makes me ill.”

            Callina and her husband, Peter, volunteered. As the other passengers slowly hiked through the sand to their pavilion by the lake, Meg, Red, and the volunteers headed for the ranger station on the far side of the landing pad.

            “What about him?” asked Bettis, who Meg remembered was Finchon’s employee, a personal assistant or something. He and his wife filed past the groggy charter Primary, who was sitting now, holding his jaw.

            “I’ll deal with him later,” Red said.

            “He’s gonna sue you and your company for every credit,” the man predicted, excitement in his voice, “He’ll probably end up owning the whole cruise line before he’s done.”

I’l probably do one or two more excerpts from this book but then it’s going to be time to move on to something new…don’t want my fellow Warriors getting burned out on this book!

MaroonedFinal-FJM_High_Res_1800x2700The Story:

Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.

Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.

But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.

Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?

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41 comments on “What About Him? Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. I love the way you develop the character of your Primary. He doesn’t really do or say a lot, but we get a very strong idea of who he is through the other characters. Well done.

  2. I grabbed this book when it was 0.99 but haven’t had time to read it yet:( I think once the kids start school, I’m going to go on big reading binge. Can’t wait to get started!

  3. Red should have let him be charred. (I’m apparently in a bloodthirsty mood today — not good when I have to go to work and play nice with others.)

    I want to know why the shuttle left them.

  4. I believe I’d try to get out of there before I thought of suing anyone. I think they’re in big trouble.

  5. Love the “I only play a doctor on the trideo shows.” line also. Love the banter and the way you take me right into the scene as if I’m there. 🙂

  6. Some people understand when a situation is dire, and some want to sue the messenger…so much said about all the characters in so few lines – Brava!

    I’ve missed a week or two due to Life, Homeschool paperwork, and Everything, but I’m glad I made it back to these folks before they leave us. I’m not remotely burnt out yet! =)

  7. Thanks for all the comments! Glad no one’s completely burnt out yet on the book…my theory is that people are people, whether in 1550 BCE or the far future, hence my irate Primary threatening to sue. for example. I’m glad that seems to have worked ok for readers. 🙂

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