It’s Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday time again! As you may recall, SFFS is a ring of authors who share some of their work each Saturday. Anyone is welcome. The idea is to feature a snippet of your work for others to enjoy.
The cover art and blurb for THE TENNOVA JOB have been finalized, but it still does not yet have a publication date. This book is the first installment of THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES, the Space Opera series starring Bo Barron and Blade Devon.
This scene is Blade’s introduction to the series. During the course of this scene we learn that he is a man with many aliases. He is a deserter and a burn out. Tonight, Blade has donned the persona of Darien Roarke, a gambler, in order to play in a Five Point Tourney in a night club in the Third Sector, and he has no idea that events have been set into motion that are going to change his life forever. Aware that he is being followed, he isn’t exactly surprised when one of the “predatory females” propositioning him turns out to be someone he knows well and isn’t happy to see.
He would have asked anyone else how they’d managed to find him and follow him without being seen, but he didn’t have to. She’d been his handler. Of all the Inner Circle Agents in the First Sector, she probably knew him better than anyone.
“So what do you plan to do with me?” he asked lightly. “Now that you’ve caught me.”
She lifted a delicate eyebrow. “You don’t think I came all this way for a Five Point game do you?”
With a casual ease he didn’t feel, he slid his arm around her waist and pulled her with him onto the dance floor. “I did come here for a Five Point game,” he said. “I don’t intend to go anywhere until I’ve won enough credits to cover my stake.”
Well, that’s the Saturday Snippet for this week! Please don’t forget to comment by clicking on either the blog title or the little quotation balloon in the upper right hand corner. Tell your friends. Stop back here next week for another!
If you want a little more of THE TENNOVA JOB, BARRON’S LAST STAND, or to learn more about THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES, just click on the links.
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14 thoughts on “#SFFSat – 2/18/2012 – The Tennova Job”
I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing.
Fun little snippet…can’t wait to see how things progress from here between these two.
I see a great future for these two. 🙂
Can’t wait to read the whole thing.
Sexy! I wanted to be dancing with him… 😉
I can’t wait for this to come out!!
A nice, fast-paced little snippet. Well done.
Good stuff. Nice chemistry between them!!
A man has to have priorities. Nice job! It reads smoothly.
He is so smooth and charming. I love this character. I can’t wait to read more about him.
Fab snippet! Let us know when you do get a publication date 🙂
I have a feeling there’s more on her mind than dancing!
I love the mood you set with your word choice. Both in dialogue and action. So very clear he is aware of just how leery he needs to be, but also must act in control and not worried.
Great piece. Scary that she can find him so easily, but when you know who you’re hunting down, guess that makes life easier. I like his determination – hope he gets to play the game.
I certainly get the impression he likes to play. 🙂
Thanks for postinng this