Hit the Ground Running 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 excerpt – We’re back to Addy, who is settling into her new quarters on the Nebula Zephyr. Addy is still unaware of Ryder’s identity as a former rock star and thinks he’s just a nice guy she helped get aboard the shuttle to the ship after some trouble at the spaceport.

“You have messages in your queue,” the ship announced unexpectedly.

“Anything I have to deal with? Anything from the Chief?” she asked.

“No. One is the standard welcome to the ship from the captain, one is a reminder of various crew guidelines for general comportment and one is a personal message from passenger Ryder McRhodes.”

Briefly Addy considered listening to the one from Ryder but it was all simply too much. What could he want to say anyway except thanks again? She preferred to keep her encounter with him as a nice memory. “Can you bring up the technical manuals for the engine nacelles?” she asked as she moved to the couch. “I want to go over them again, including any revisions, before my meeting with the Chief tomorrow.”

As the complicated schematics and accompanying text popped into view in the middle of her living room, Maeve said, “The chief doesn’t customarily give new employees a pop quiz on my specifications. Not on the first day anyway.”

Fidgeting from impatience, Addy said, “I want to hit the ground running though.”

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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10 comments on “Hit the Ground Running Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Good that she’s so focused on being good at her job. But seriously…take a minute and listen to the guy’s message, Addy! Don’t keep us, or yourself, in suspense. LOL Well done, Veronica. I can’t wait to hear that message. 🙂

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