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Today’s snippet returns to SOVRAN’S PAWN. (Released last week and now available in e-book and Kindle on Amazon and Smashwords.) Tennova, under the guise of offering friendly advice, is warning Blade to leave Bo alone. I hope you enjoy it, and remember ~ Nothing is what it seems…
The bartender set three fresh drinks on the bar in front of Tennova. “If you like breathing and want to continue doing so, you’ll stay away from her. I’m only warning you once. If you’re smart,” Tennova winked and scooped up the drinks, “you’ll listen.”
Without waiting for Blade to comment, he backed away from the bar and slipped through the crowd towards his party. Blade watched him go before he picked up his glass once again.
The swiveling lights passed over him, reflecting off an oily prism of color floating on the yellow surface of his drink. He hesitated, then slowly lowered his glass back onto the bar top untasted. Smiling to himself, he slid the drink towards the bartender and pushed himself away from the bar.
Blade didn’t know how he had done it, but while Tennova had distracted him, someone had slipped something into his drink. Exactly what it was, Blade didn’t care to find out.
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United by extortion, divided by duty, someone wants them both dead. They want each other. The catch is, nothing is what it seems…
Convicted of treason and sentenced to be executed, Bo Barron is the last person who should be infiltrating a Sub-socia weapons auction. But when her father is kidnapped and the ransom demand is the schematics to an experimental weapon, she has no choice but to go under cover with her uncle to get it.
Nobody counted on former-government-agent-turned-holofeature-hero Blade Devon’s infatuation with her. A botched assassination under the guise of a bar brawl leaves Bo blind and Blade wondering if there isn’t more to this job than he was led to believe.
Never able to resist playing the hero, Blade tends her injuries and delves deeper into the intrigue only to find this mission isn’t about a weapon at all. It’s about two Sovrans’ maneuvering for control, with Bo and Blade as their pawns.
All Bo and Blade have to do is figure out how to survive the game they didn’t know they were playing.
27 thoughts on “#SFFSat – 4-28-2012 SOVRAN’S PAWN”
Nasty!!! Glad Blade’s not stupid!
Not stupid, but very cautious.
Jeez, I hate it when someone slips something into a drink while I’m not looking…you’d be surprised how often this happens, though. 😉
That’s because you’re such a hot number the ladies just can’t help themselves!
I’m guessing it was probably just ‘sweent-n-low’. My hunch tells me Blade’s over reacting. Remember, nothing is as it seems, right.
This is true! The slinky woman in green sitting nearby thought that sour Shockwave needed to be sweetened up a bit.
I think some woman charmed by his good looks slipped a love potion into his drink, and he just missed out on the best night of his life.
See! Patrick spotted the slinky woman giving him the come hither looks! 🙂
maybe it is just a lemon tablet! silly Blade!
Because lemon’s are virtually impossible to come by, since the great Citrus War of 2310, they have them in pill form! tsk!
Ah yes, and the oily residue is from the candy coating that helps it go down so easily!
I KNEW IT!! lol
Agree with TM..hate it when that happens…most often than not, I get slipped extra soda…ruins the whole alcohol buzz I look for. Darn! Great snippet!!
Which is why I no longer buy drinks. The last time I paid too much for too little alcohol I vowed never to do it again.
Yikes! Good job he didn’t actually drink anything!
Well, he only wanted the drink for the ice anyway.
How HE had done it? Isn’t he making an assumption here?
Yes, he is. 🙂
Sneaky! I like it.
This is in my TBR pile.
Hooray! I hope you enjoy it!
Love Blade. 🙂 So, was it the smell that tipped him off?
The light caught the oily residue. By his own admission, he’s VERY hard to kill.
Tennova’s good…but Blade is better, I think. Nicely done!
Thank you! I have to agree… Blade is better. 🙂
Eeww, oily stuff in his drink. Good thing he noticed. Hmmm, wonder what that’s all about? WHo is after him?
You’re going to have to read it to find out! 😉
Bleurgh, after that description I wouldn’t drink it either. 😛
Yeah, it was probably just a dirty glass.