She Was Famous 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!)

I have some fun news at the end of the post….

I’ve switched to my NEW RELEASE Star Survivor, which is the long awaited sequel to Wreck of the Nebula Dream. (Blurb below the excerpt.) Continuing on from where we left off last week (edited a bit from published version):

“Drink, I need a drink,” she said, grabbing at the glasses balanced on the tray of a passing server. She didn’t care what they were, nor was she displeased to find the goblets contained two completely different feelgoods. Even as the waiter exclaimed in annoyance and her own companions exchanged astonished glances, she shoved the now empty glasses at the man, snatched a third from his tray, swirls of orange and green froth, and sauntered forward. Twilka headed to the table with a casualness she in no way felt, her nerves taut as a bowstring, her pulse pounding.  At least she’d worn a killer dress.

            “Twenty thousand on the red,” she said, having seen his bet and choosing the opposite, “I’ll spin.” Sipping the abominable, too sweet concoction, she leaned over to spin the retro wheel, giving the room a full view of her cleavage, accented with perfume dust and temporary diamond-studded tattoos.

            There was a growing silence around the table. She didn’t think the onlookers knew who he was—had been—to her. She was famous, her face appearing everywhere as the embodiment of her brand, but he was just a D’nvannae.

             In reality, Khevan could never be dismissed as “just” anything though, could he?

star-survivorsfinalThe blurb:

The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time only one can survive.

They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.

Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?

D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady.  Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.

But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will allies Nick and Mara Jameson arrive in time to aid the couple, or will Khevan and Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

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PETS_In_Space_cover_artThe Pets In Space anthology for which I wrote ‘Star Cruise: Stowaway’ was named by the Library Journal as one of 2016’s Best Books! All nine of us scifi romance authors in Pets were so excited, including fellow Weekend Writing Warrior Cara Bristol. It was a great group and a fun project.

And yesterday I found out that the Star Trek audiobook “City on the Edge of Forever” was named as one of AudioFile Magazine’s Best of 2016! Why does this need to be mentioned here, you may ask? Because yours truly had SEVEN whole words of dialog in that audiobook, playing an Enterprise Crew Member! (I’m know my contribution had no part in the selection of the story as a “Best” – not kidding myself about my non existent thespian skills but hey, I am in the credits on the cd box, I got to autograph the script when I was done recording…) Congratulations to Harlan Ellison, SkyBoat Media and all the wonderful actors who created the audiobook. Thanks for letting me play a teeny tiny part in it, which was this Star Trek fan’s thrill of a lifetime.



30 comments on “She Was Famous Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Well, she’s definitely not hiding from him. By drawing him out, she’ll quickly learn of his intentions. Great snippet! And congrats on both pieces of wonderful news! 🙂

  2. Woo hoo! You’re having a banner week!

    Love all the details in this snippet, especially your description of her:
    “Twenty thousand on the red,” she said, having seen his bet and choosing the opposite, “I’ll spin.” Sipping the abominable, too sweet concoction, she leaned over to spin the retro wheel, giving the room a full view of her cleavage, accented with perfume dust and temporary diamond-studded tattoos.

    I like how you work into the action what she looks like, rather than just describing her. Nice writing.

  3. Nice! Great clip and GREAT news!! Congrats! Love the way your heroine hides her emotions behind her in your face confidence.

  4. Love that she didn’t hide and I’m curious about their relationship and why he’s returned. Congrats on the audio book. So cool.

  5. Her confident exterior belies her nervous interior. Fake it until you make it, as the saying goes, and she certainly did that – with style! Congratulations on your success. Well deserved I’m sure.

  6. Thank for all the comments! I’m glad Twilka’s personality comes through in the snippet ….and thanks for the good wishes – it was a really fun week for sure. Back to normal next week, no doubt 🙂

  7. Congrats on your contribution. 7 whole words! On Star Trek audio. You lucky duck! Great snippet. Love Twilka’s gutsiness. I agree with Cara on how you interweave description with action.

  8. I can’t help but wonder what the effects of mixing those three ‘feelgoods’ will be–or drinking them so quickly! But she seems to need her liquid courage…
    Congrats! 🙂

  9. Major congrats on becoming a part of any Start Trek enterprise (pun intended!). So envious! But I also loved your snippet. Loved her drinking her courage in this fun snippet.

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