Sunday, July 14, 2013

Galaxy Glimpse- Across the Stars 7-14-13

Hey Readers!


 Below is a snippet  from my 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. After the captain of the transport ship she's on locks her in her room, Laina has to find another way to escape her chamber before the cyborgs come for her.





She sagged back against the locked door in defeat and tipped her head back to suck in deep breaths. Panicking wouldn’t do her any good now. Her eyes opened and she gazed up at the ceiling tiles and for the first time that day, she smiled. Running over to her bed, she leapt up on it and climbed onto the thin metal headboard. She was just tall enough to reach the low ceiling. The tile moved easily when she pushed up and in a matter of a few seconds she’d cleared a body sized hole. She summoned the strength to pull herself up into the dark, confined space, and she slid the tile back into place. With her pack slung over her shoulders she started to crawl toward a distant light and not a a moment too soon because the heavy clang of the ship’s body told her the cyborgs had boarded.

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27 comments:

  1. Another great excerpt Lauren! Tweeted!

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    1. Thank you Ella! Enjoy Nationals! :)

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  3. Eep! The cyborgs are coming! This is very exciting! Looking forward to more! :)

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

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  4. Ooo, great detail! Love the hook ending! Definitely want to know what she'll do next :D

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    1. Thanks Karen! I hope you'll like how she outsmarts them! Even if it is only temporary haha.

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  5. Brilliant! The suspense is right up there! Excellent work!

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  6. Clever woman - I'm glad to see she keeps her head no matter what. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica! She is definitely one of my "smarter" heroines when it comes to survival at any cost.

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  7. Smart girl! And great writing as usual, Lauren! Tweeting and Facebooking.

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  8. Super interesting premise. I can't wait to see where this goes. Good job!

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    1. Thanks A.S. Fenichel! I hope you come back next week to check out what happens!

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  9. A very unusual premise! I love me some sci-fi romance!

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    1. Me too! This is my first attempt to write one!

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  11. I'm loving your Laina character, Lauren, and you've got me on the edge of my seat! I can't wait for the next segment of your story!

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    1. Thank you Susan! Laina is one of my favorites!

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  12. So suspenseful! I was so scared she wouldn't make it, but I think he'll find her. Super job.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elaine! Don't worry, he'll find her!

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  13. Now hopefully she doesn't fall through a tile somewhere else along her escape route and come crashing down...

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    1. LOL, Millie, you're not far off from what happens haha. Stayed tuned the next couple of Sundays to see what happens!

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