Here’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!)
May be edited a bit from published version.
Beginning the excerpts from STAR CRUISE: RETURN VOYAGE, my full length novel in the Pets In Space 5 anthology for 2020, up for pre-sale now. Releases OCT 6th!
The excerpt, which is the beginning of the story:
Trevor Hanson paused at the threshold of his cabin on board the Nebula Zephyr as he did every time he was ready to leave, taking a moment to center himself mentally, remind himself he was years away from the events that had scarred him forever and prepare to be an efficient security officer on this luxury cruise ship. He owed the captain and his chief loyalty in return for them giving him a chance at a normal life. The CLC Line was supportive of veterans but his case was a special one. He wasn’t your ordinary veteran of the interstellar wars and his case of post-traumatic stress disorder wasn’t garden variety either.
Take a deep breath. There is no threat out there.
“Ready?” the ship asked him. Maeve the Artificial Intelligence, who ran the Nebula Zephyr, knew his secrets and protected him.
Nodding, he practiced a smile. “Open the door.”
The door slid open soundlessly and Trevor walked into the corridor, acknowledging greetings from fellow crew members as he headed for the gravlift. There were no passengers allowed on this level but he’d be among them soon enough. His regular patrol route was Level A, being visible in the vicinity of the expensive gift shops, the swanky restaurants and the casino, so the guests would feel safe and well protected.
Which they were. Jake Dilon, the head of ship’s security and his boss was a badass former Special Forces operator and he ran a well-disciplined team.
As Trevor arrived at Level A, ready to start his patrol, Maeve sent him a message over the private communication link. “A change in orders. You’re to report to the captain on the bridge. Gayla will take over your patrol this morning.”
“Do we know what’s going on?” He headed for the gravlift giving access to the bridge and the captain’s wardroom.
“Not my place to tell you but nothing bad.” Maeve closed the link with a click.
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STAR CRUISE RETURN VOYAGE blurb: Gianna Nadenoft is a reclusive survivor of one of the worst interstellar cruise ship disasters in the history of the Sectors. Now a renowned artist, she hasn’t left her home planet in decades, not since returning there after the wreck as a traumatized three-year-old. With her service animal at her side, she’s going to attempt to travel across the star systems to attend her brother’s wedding and reunite with her fellow survivors.
Trevor Hanson is a security officer aboard the cruise liner Nebula Zephyr with his own traumatic past as a former Special Forces soldier and prisoner of war. He’s assigned to provide personal protection to Gianna during her time aboard the ship but soon finds his interest turning from professional to romantic.
Onboard the Nebula Zephyr, powerful enemies are watching Gianna and making plans to seize this rare opportunity to gain access to her and the secrets they believe she’s still keeping about the wreck. Can Trevor overcome his personal demons and rise to the occasion to save Gianna from the danger waiting on his ship, or will she slip through his fingers and suffer a terrible fate deferred from her last disastrous voyage?
The award winning first book, known as “Titanic in space…” and the first sequel about Twilka and Khevan, are also available at all major ebook sellers…