What better way to kick off this blog than with a snippet from BARRON’S LAST STAND for Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday? The idea is to feature a snippet of your work for others to enjoy. In that spirit, I welcome you to my blog and offer this tiny teaser for your amusement.
Our heroine Bo Barron, has just taken her ship into hyperspace following a successful prison break that she was hired to manage. Unknown to her, along with her paid passenger, her estranged husband, Blade Devon, (a government operative also being held at the prison,) followed her and stowed away aboard her ship. She has just discovered him trying to pass unnoticed in her engine room.
With a sound mental shake, Bo tightened her grip on her blaster and clenched her jaw. He did not get to swagger back into her life as if nothing had happened.
“On your knees!” she snarled. “Now! Keep your hands where I can see them!”
“Now, love, let’s not do anything hasty,” Blade said calmly as he obeyed.
“Don’t worry. Anything I do to you I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time.”
You can find a brief summary of BARRON’S LAST STAND, along with a link to a longer excerpt on the Works In Progress page. It is, as the page suggests, a work in progress. Provided there are no more world-shattering crises, the finished manuscript should be in the hands of eager publishers and agents by the end of January.
25 thoughts on “SFFS – Barron’s Last Stand”
Very entertaining. Nothing like a well-thought-out revenge plot.
Ooh, sci fi romance – right up my alley!
Welcome to SFFSat and great opening snippet 😀
Thank you, on both counts. 🙂
Very cool name for your blog. Great snippet, and welcome to SFFSat!!
Thank you. I’m looking forward to the interaction with everyone.
Yes! I likey! xD
🙂 Thank you!
Yay! More SF Romance!! We need more of it in the world…just so I can read it.
QUOTE: “Don’t worry. Anything I do to you I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time.”
Love it!! Could be a double entendre…. 😉
Like the set up with the ex.
Thank you, Heidi – and how very astute of you.
Blade points out to her at the end of that chapter:
He glanced briefly at the blaster in her hand, then a genuine smile quirked his lips. “For the record, Bo, I’m not your ex-husband. Kah Lahtrec doesn’t allow for divorce.”
Great snippet! I, too, found that quote from Heidi above to be one that put a smile on my face. 🙂
Thank you! I wish I could have posted more!
There’s always the next installment of SFFS… 😉
I want to read more!!!!
Thank you! That’s always a good sign.
Empowering, makes me want to read more. :o)
Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement!
Somehow I don’t think the estrangement was amicable.
He left her cooling her heels in a backwater jail.
Sorry I didn’t see this sooner – I’d like to know what it is she’s been thinking about doing….:)
lol, I like it. Can’t wait to hear what she’s got planned. 🙂
Perhaps I should follow up with the next few lines next week…
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