Sunday, August 25, 2013

Across the Stars- SFR preview 8/25/13

Hey Readers!

First off, the winner of Ella Quinn's The Temptation of Lady Serena is Brenda Dyer. Congratulations Brenda!!!!! 

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 Rorik having found Laina and he has asked one of his crew mates, another cyborg Julian, to secure her so they can take her to their ship and question her.

The second Julian took a step toward the human she swung a fist at him. He caught her wrist, twisted it until her legs buckled and she fell to her knees at his feet with a cry of pain. Her long dark lashes fluttered as she seemed to fight off tears.

“Why did you think that would work?” Julian’s tone was full of curiosity as he stared down at the woman.

“Huh?” she gasped, face still ravaged with the pain of his tight hold.

“We have battle honed instincts created by your ancestors. We’ve had a hundred years to learn combat, why did you think such a feeble attack would succeed?”

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  1. She's having a rough time. Great snippet! I tweeted and shared on FB.

  2. I'm surprised he was surprised... Laina's spirit is so strong; she's not one to give up. He seems so curious about Laina and his attraction is not very hard to see. Laina could use that to help her cause if she begins to see it!

    Very nice - thanks for the snippet - I am enjoying Laina's story and her courage to keep fighting, against all odds :)

  3. Oh golly, she is digging herself deeper. But maybe, her unrealistic actions will earn her some respect as well. Looking forward to finding out!

  4. I like it! Do I say that every week? I really like this story! Your writing is perfect, Lauren. And what a great imagination you have! Wonderful 8 (again)!

  5. Why, indeed? Seems like they have a lot to learn about each other.

  6. I can't wait to hear her answer. Interesting that he even asked her...I'm really looking forward to MORE! Terrific snippet.

  7. Aw, such a humiliation! I like the voice you've given Julian, so calm and matter - of - fact.

  8. Julian is so logical and Laina such a fighter. They have yet to see each others motivations. I like it! Another great 8.

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  9. Julian is very matter of fact, but I'm thinking he has a lot to learn about humans. I love the premise of this book.

  10. Good question really. She is just making her case worse if that's possible.

  11. Poor thing! Great question though! Intense 8! Enjoyed :)