Sunday, October 20, 2013

Across the Stars Sneak Peek 10/20/13

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 knocked Laina out with his phaser and he's brought her on board the cyborg ship the Orion and taken her to the sick bay. Rorik and Valerius want her to take off her clothes.

The doctor, Valerius, reached over her and wrapped one hand around Rorik’s wrist, stilling him.
“We can do the scan in a little while when she’s recovered from the concussion.”

Laina found herself nodding enthusiastically, hoping Rorik would have mercy, even though every instinct in her told him he wasn’t the merciful type.

“No, she’ll do it now.” He dropped his frosty eyes to hers. “Won’t you? You’ll be good, and not make trouble for me. I have no interest in hurting you to force you into compliance, but if pain is what motivates you, then I will do what is necessary.” 

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  1. I'd like to kick Rorik in the nuts! Enjoyed your snippet!

  2. Well, there's two ways she could go there - likes pain or doesn't. LOL Great 8 this week.

  3. Rorik is a tough guy. he presents the choices that really aren't choices.LOL. love the intensity of these snippets every week

  4. Ooh, Rorik! Last week he wanted to undress her and now he's warning her to comply. Uh-huh. Yep. Works for me! Well done, Lauren!

  5. 'if pain is what motivates' is a great line and finish to this snippet. Love it!

  6. Grrr...Rorik! I am sweating this out with her...nice eight.

  7. Rorik needs to learn to back off occasionally I think! At least the doctor has some common sense, poor Laina. Excellent excerpt as always...

  8. Isn't he just a charmer? :/

    She's losing those clothes whether she's willing to or not.