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.
This week’s snippet is a departure from SOVRAN’S PAWN. It’s a departure from THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES altogether. This week’s snippet comes to you from one of the lost novels of THE MERCENARY ADVENTURES OF BLADE DEVON. This snippet is from ARCANA DOUBLE CROSS. Blade and his merry band of mercenaries have undertaken the task of rescuing a damsel in distress from the Arcana Hotel and Casino, which is controlled by the Jannus Syndicate. In this scene, they’re starting to get into position.
“Get mobbed by women again?” Adin asked with a raised eyebrow. “Serves you right. You look like a pretty boy heart throb out of a holofeature.”
“I am a pretty boy heart throb out of a holofeature,” Blade replied with a wry grin. “What have you found out?”
Adin’s theatrically painted face was completely void of all natural expression. “She’s here. Somehow, I get the feeling that taking her out won’t be as easy as we had planned.”
“She wasn’t kidding about security,” Blade said, glancing around. “This is heavy even for the Jannus Syndicate. If we can’t be subtle let’s be memorable.”
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 SOVRAN’S PAWN, BARRON’S LAST STAND, or to learn more about THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES, just click on the links.
24 thoughts on “#SFFSat – Arcana Double Cross”
Nothing’s ever simple, is it?
Where would be the fun in that?
Great last line!
Would you say it’s… memorable? 😉
Definitely love the last line. Awesome.
Thanks, this was always one of my favorite scenes that I’ve ever written.
At least if this doesn’t work out, Blade has a career to fall back on in holofeatures. I DO like that last line, too!
LOL! He’ll never be hurting for work, that’s for sure.
Yep, that last line does it for me to! Great little snippet.
Thank you, ma’am!
I like his motto. :o)
It sums him up in a nutshell, really. He does like to do things in a big way.
Nice. Let’s be memorable. Words to live by.
I like to think his acting experience gave him a feel for coming out with the right line at the right time.
Thanks for commenting!
I do thoroughly enjoy the memorable lines that come forth like that last one. 🙂
And I enjoy things like “lost novels” as well…
I’m just happy to have been able to access the original file off the floppy disk. This was actually my second Blade Devon novel written in the early 90’s. It made the rounds of publishers and agents at the time, then got shelved. I have several of these that only need a good revising and updating to be ready for publication. Gotta love a good back catalog!
I’m glad you could pull it off your floppy! None of my computers have that disk drive anymore, though I still own a pile of disks,
Loved the last line, and am so glad he’s good looking!
I had to nurse along an ancient laptop and connect it to the internet via my Home Network (hard wired), then access my email account and email it to myself.
Don’t look for a picture of him to ever grace any of my covers. I have yet to find the model as good looking as he is. 😉
Sounds like some wild times ahead.
Don’t you know it, Sue Ann!
“If we can’t be subtle let’s be memorable.”
He’s so smooth.
I’m excited about more Blade!! I can’t wait to read SOVRAN’S PAWN!!
Good grief, Heidi! No pressure! 🙂 I hope he lives up to the hype.
“If we can’t be subtle let’s be memorable.” LOVE it. 🙂
Oh, I love the last line. 🙂