Sunday, August 11, 2013

Galaxy Glimpse- Across the Stars- 8-11-13

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 Rorik having discovered Laina hiding in the ceiling. He shot the ceiling tile out from under her and she fell to the ground.



“Get up, human,” he snarled.
His barking order made the woman flinch on instinct, and then she began to unwind, as though she was forcing herself to relax. Her body uncurled and she pushed herself up into a sitting position, wiping plaster dust from her face and hair. She looked…well…helpless, not like a creature whose people had tried to have him killed.
Her lovely gray eyes, yes, they were lovely, even he could admit that. Like the perfect shine of polished chrome on the Orion’s interior cabins. Pure, beautiful, when they traveled up his body in a slow path and finally settled on his face, her eyes darkened. Like a storm on Saturn, they clouded and churned.


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14 comments:

  1. What a great snippet! I could see her sitting there so beautiful and then when her expression changed I shuddered!

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  2. Love it Lauren! I hope she gets a chance o pop him one!!
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  3. I love how she unwinds...and draws him in with those lovely gray eyes : ) Wonderful #eight!

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  4. Wonderful description in this excerpt, Lauren! The details about her eyes are especially well written. Great job! :)

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  5. Another fantastic excerpt, Lauren. I tweeted.

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  6. I'm just in awe of you Lauren to be able to write such a story. Love the excerpt!

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  7. Beautiful description, hints at so much to come. Excellent excerpt!

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  8. I look forward to these snippets every Sunday! This passage was poetically beautiful!

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  9. Like the perfect shine of polished chrome on the Orion’s interior cabins.

    Love that sentence, Lauren. :-)

    Sandra

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  10. Lovely snippet, Lauren! So evocative of her every move.

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  11. Laina seems to be in a hopeless position, but the "storm" in her eyes says so much about her fierce spirit to survive. This story is so intriguing by the fact that humans are seen as the enemy so a society that is not violent by nature... at least not offensively so. There is so much potential for understanding between races here, for sub-plots and meanings on different levels. I really like your story, Lauren, and I hope you'll keep sharing more... great 8!

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  12. I'm totally loving this story. Nice 8.

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  13. This story is moving right along--and just keeps getting better. Keep writing, Lauren! I need to read this one! :-) Good 8!

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  14. Lovely visual! Captured my attention! Great 8 :)

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