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 STAR CRUISE STAR SONG.
The excerpt: Addy ignored a message from Ryder in favor of preparing for her first day on the new job. Jumping ahead, she’s finished the day’s work and is in the employee break room with her assigned mentor, Barbra.
“What’s he doing here?” Barbra said suddenly, rising with a frown. “Passengers aren’t allowed on this level without special permission and certainly not unescorted.”
Addy turned in her seat and saw Ryder standing at the door of the small space. When he smiled she felt warm all over, almost the same happy sensation she’d had in the engine room but for a different reason.
“Here you are,” he said, advancing to their table, ignoring the glances from a few other crew members at a far table.
“Hi,” she said, tongue tied.
Barbra wasn’t so reticent. “Sir, passengers aren’t allowed down here. I’ll need to escort you to the gravlift immediately or else we’ll have to call Security.”
Not at all abashed, he transferred his attention from Addy. With enthusiasm so infectious Barbra blinked and seemed as if she might swoon, he said, “But the Ship told me I could find my friend Addy here. I had the Ship’s permission.”
Seeing her mentor was becoming a little upset and not wanting a scene or any trouble with her new co-workers, Addy rose, tossed the remnants of her midafternoon snack into the recycler and said, “I’ll escort you to the gravlift. She’s right—you’re not in the right place for a passenger.”
“Well you never answered my message so what’s a guy to do?” He stood aside with a grin, allowing her to precede him out of the break room.
VS: Former superstar rock singers are used to getting their own way, it seems…but the Ship did tell him where to find Addy…
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…