Sunday, November 17, 2013

Across the Stars Sneak Peek 11-17-13

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?

Rorik has just explained to Laina that if her parents were killed by cyborgs it was because the cyborgs were threatened by something her parents did. She doesn't believe him when he tells her they don't without provocation. During this conversation, she is still suffering from stress and her injuries from being captured by Rorik and his fellow cyborgs.

“No, not that can’t be true…” A dizzy spell knocked her at the back of her head and she stumbled into Rorik’s body, “it’s not possible,” she groaned as her vision swam in murky patterns. She surrendered and closed her eyes.

Strong, warm, arms banded about her waist, lifting her up; she gasped and groaned as the dizziness increased and an arm came up behind her knees, lifting her to a cradle position in Rorik’s arms as male voices talked around her and she struggled to focus.

“Give her a sedative.”

“I will, her body scans showed she’s malnourished and dehydrated. The shock of capture may be contributing to her level of stress; humans are prone to fainting, she needs to stay in the sick bay.”

A cold laugh followed, “and give her easy access to tools to hurt us? No, she’ll be taken to the brig until she’s well enough for questioning.”

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  1. I would not like to be in her shoes. Great snippet.

  2. A sedative? My oh my poor girl, still at least he picked her up!

  3. Poor Laina, but she's definitely got an underlying layer of strength. I really like her! Excellent excerpt today...

  4. So much for Laina to deal with, but she's handling it as best as she possibly can. I'm sure she'll get through this too.

  5. Poor Laina. I'm hoping her day gets better. I'm sure she'll stay strong.

  6. Damn, Rorik is pretty cold even though he didn't let her fall.

  7. Poor girl! She's been through a lot. Hopefully Rorik warms up to her soon. Enjoyed your snippet!