Something Wrong Weekend Writing Warriors

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!)

I’m now taking snippets from my newly released novel STAR CRUISE STAR SONG.

The snippet is from close to the beginning of the book. Pretty much everyone guessed what the next line would be after last week’s snippet – “He’s not my boyfriend” or words to that effect – can’t imagine how you knew that LOL – so I’ve skipped ahead a bit.

Picking up her backpack, she headed toward the landing bay exit and the crew gravlift beyond. Addy loved antigrav and the sensation of flying, so she was keenly anticipating taking the one which ran through the entire vessel. She had no fear of heights or of antigrav and stepped out into the silvery stream with confidence.

At the next level she stumbled off, shaking and sure she was probably white as a sheet. She leaned against the corridor bulkhead. What do I do? Who do I talk to? Fumbling with the chip linking her to the ship and its coms she said, “Ship? Ship? We have a bad situation developing in the main gravlift. Please—”

“There is no report of an incident, Ensign Tryndall,” said the Ship’s deep voice in her ear, making her jump.

“Something’s wrong with the mechanism,” Addy said frantically. “It’s cycling way too fast and it’ll overload in less than an hour. It’s been set to the wrong specs. Please, you have to evaluate it.”

VS: Uh oh, what next?

Here’s the official blurb:

Addy Tryndall is a fresh graduate from a highly respected engineering college in the Sectors, on her way to a plum job on the Nebula Zephyr cruise ship. She knows she’ll be on probation but she’s determined to succeed and nothing is going to distract her.

Ryder McRhodes is a has-been interstellar rock star, on his way to reunite with his fellow band members to see if the lightning of mega success will strike twice for them. He isn’t sure he wants to be in the spotlight again and he hasn’t been able to write music since the band broke up.

Addy has secrets. Ryder needs a muse to unblock the creative flow…could her tightly guarded past be the answer  to his problem?  When the two are thrown together in an attempt to avoid the interstellar paparazzi he’s intrigued. She’s wary.

And someone is sabotaging systems on the Nebula Zephyr. Addy unwittingly finds herself in the middle of the situation while juggling her increasing attraction to Ryder and her challenges on the new  job. Can she trust him with her secret? Or will he break her heart?

The danger on board comes ever closer to Addy as the cruise continues…

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13 comments on “Something Wrong Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Uh oh is right. The gravlift fascinates me. I imagine it like the pneumatic tube at the bank drive-thru. Is that close?

  2. Boy, this could be serious. Conflict and danger are mounting really quickly. Can’t wait to see what she does next, now the computer isn’t being helpful. Great snippet!

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