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May be edited a bit from published version.
Sharing excerpts from STAR CRUISE: RETURN VOYAGE, my full length novel in the Pets In Space 5 anthology for 2020! My next Badari Warriors novel JAMOKAN is in edits now but with the holidays coming, not sure exactly when I’ll release it. Hopefully in the next two weeks! So probably only another one or two snippets more from this current book.
The excerpt: Gianna was harassed by a conspiracy theorist passenger. Trevor arrives after the incident is over.
“He’s not the most unbalanced conspiracy theorist I’ve ever met, let me put it that way. Verlaine was close to biting him and then I’d have been in trouble with the captain. And the jerk would have sued me no doubt. I only want him and any others like him to leave me alone,” Gianna said.
“Oh we can definitely arrange that.” Trevor sounded grim and she imagined the lieutenant carting Mr. Lanloring off to the brig. Surely the ship had a brig? “I’m not leaving you alone again, although I’m puzzled why you didn’t call me if you wanted to go out. The damn reports can wait. The queues of administrative work have waited weeks already. I was only tackling them to fill in my shift while you were supposed to be resting in your cabin.”
“I wanted to window shop and I didn’t want to bore you,” Gianna said as they proceeded toward her cabin. She raised the cream-and-blue shopping bag to show him. “There was an item I wanted to see at one of the shops we passed earlier today. Really, it was all fine. Verlaine enjoyed the outing, we had a nice chat with Juli, I spent lots of credits and had fun.”
He opened the suite portal for her and allowed her to walk past him. As he entered the room and saw the stack of shoe boxes which the ship’s robos must have delivered earlier, Trevor whistled and raised one eyebrow. “I guess you did have fun.”
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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?