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. Now she's trying to escape her room aboard the ship she's on before the cyborgs board and find her. She contacts the ship's captain, an alien named Zore, pleading for help.
“Captain Zore, this is Laina, my door won’t open, can you override the controls—”
Captain Zore, a male of the Nubra species of humanoid aliens, spoke. “Laina, I’m sorry, the Legion gave me strict orders. We carried you this far at our own risk, I won’t condemn my crew to die for shielding you any further.”
Terror squeezed her heart. Even Zore, a man she’d come to respect over the last two months, was betraying her to save his crew. As much as she understood his reasoning, she couldn’t help but feel lost and wounded at being so quickly abandoned. She would be handed over to the cyborgs to be executed for a crime committed before she was even born.