Sunday, June 30, 2013

Galaxy Glimpse - 8 Sentence Sunday 6-30-13

Hey Readers!


I'm changing gears this Sunday after a couple of weeks off from Eight Sentence Sunday. I'm happy to announce I'll be posting some snippets from new latest WIP called Across the Stars. It's a SFR or Sci-Fi Romance.

Here's the story scoop: Laina is one of the last surviving humans after earth was destroyed when the humans tried to kill the cyborgs they'd created when the cyborgs rebelled and escaped. Now the Cyborgs, with permission of the Galactic High Council have free rein to pursue the last remnants of the human race and do with them as they see fit. Rorik, a cyborg lieutenant stumbles upon Laina hiding in a ship and he captures her, thinking to get information about the whereabouts of other humans. But when the cyborg doctor on Rorik's ship runs tests on Laina, a genetic anomaly in her hand raises questions and he suddenly wonders if Laina might hold the key to the survival of the cyborg race. Can he learn to trust and love his sworn enemy if it means he might save his people? Last week we left off with Laina having gotten her first glimpse of Rorik through her cabin window as his ship prepares to board hers.



He was staring back at her through the floor to ceiling window of the Orion. Legs braced apart, hands clasped behind his back in a military at-rest position, he looked every inch the predator she knew he was.
His lips curled into a smile that seemed to say, "I'm coming for you little mouse."
The Orion drew nearer and when it was close enough to extend a connecting bridge, the Calliope shuddered violently as the bridge locked onto the transport ship’s bay doors.
The blond haired cyborg turned to say something to another of his crew before he left the main deck. She swallowed thickly; he’d seen her. Hiding was now crucial, but she had a sinking feeling that no matter where she hid they’d find her. If they knew she was on board, they’d tear the ship apart to get to her.




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35 comments:

  1. Such an intriguing premise and I loved this snippet. Probably too late to hide, little mouse! Excellent excerpt!

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    1. Thanks Veronica! She's definitely too late to hide and there lies the fun!

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  2. Oh, I think she should have hidden sooner! I wouldn't like to cross him. Brilliant excerpt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen! You definitely wouldn't want to cross Rorik he's a real bada**! lol

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  3. filled with tension - whether the mouse will be found out by the rats lol - I'd bet not

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sassyspeaks!

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  4. Maybe she should think about weapons and a last stand? Heh, that's what *I'd* do. Then, again, I'm pretty ruthless. :)

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    1. Don't worry, she'll put a up a good fight when she has to Monica. Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  5. Oooh, he sounds very interesting. A blond haired cyborg...just has a great ring to it!

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    1. Thank you Ann! I'm glad Rorik sounds interesting. He's pretty awesome.

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  6. Damn, hide with weapons...yikes!

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    1. lol, too bad for her she doesn't have any but her fists!

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  7. So much promise and potential in this snippet, as far as action. I'm compelled to root for Laina. You have great writing skill and I really like your technique!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! I am so glad you're rooting for Laina, she needs someone rooting for it.

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  8. I love that line..."I'm coming for you little mouse". Great concept, Lauren

    Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I'm so glad you like the line!

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    1. Thank you for coming by and tweeting Ella!

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  10. That IS a great line, Lauren! But he's so hot I wonder if she really wants to hide from him. :) Tweeting

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    1. LOL, Louisa you crack me up. There's definitely no hiding and once Laina gets to know Rorik better she won't want to.

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  11. Brilliant concept, Lauren! The story sounds truly fascinating!

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    1. Thank you Christi! I'm so glad you like it!

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  12. Very nice! I like, "little mouse." Tweeted.

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    1. Thank you Collette! That line definitely seems to be the favorite!

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  13. Ooo, nice! Lots of drama and intrigue in those 8 sentences! :D

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    1. Thank you Karen! I'm so glad you liked them!

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  14. IN-TENSE! Wow--great writing, Lauren! I'll be following this one! :-)

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    1. I'm so glad Teresa! I was hoping I'd find some people who would like this story! :)

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  15. Super line about the mouse. I love the sound of this one.

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  16. Love the snippet!! Facebooked and tweeted!

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  17. Awesome eight!! I love your author voice. And I love your Tudors pic of Henry Cavill. (insert dreamy eyes here)

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    1. Thank you so much Sara!! I LOVE Henry. He the inspiration for my regency hero Godric.

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  18. I can feel so much danger in here. The cyborgs are definitely not friendly.

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