THE WATCHTOWER #SFFSat snippet for 06/30/2012

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

This week’s snippet is a departure from SOVRAN’S PAWN. Don’t worry. We aren’t going far. I’ve been hard at work on Book Two of THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES, tentatively titled THE WATCHTOWER. Still in the first draft stage it’s nearly ready for the endless revisions to begin. Here is your first look:


After an interminable few minutes, Blade eased silently out of the shadows. He lifted the mask that concealed his face, just enough to kiss her.

“You were snoring,” he whispered in her ear. He pulled away before she could reply, resettling the mask over his face, but not before Bo saw his lopsided grin.

Shaking her head, she took his hand and let him help her to her feet. His arm slid around her for support, but when he touched her left shoulder, she tensed and swallowed her cry of pain. He froze, then eased her back onto the rock. Working quickly, he stripped off his gloves and tucked them into his pockets, then ran his hands over her, gently probing, checking for the nature of her injury. When his wandering fingers touched her shoulder, her breath caught sharply. His hands stilled briefly, then more purposefully, probed the tender area.


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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.

15 thoughts on “THE WATCHTOWER #SFFSat snippet for 06/30/2012

      1. See, that’s how I’m lucky — my mind never has to wander far to end up in that x-rated theatre (the manager has my seat reserved).

        Now, perhaps next week you’ll elaborate (for us) on the said ‘skill’ of Blade’s fingers, his masterful touch, his…

  1. I loved Sovran’s Pawn and cannot wait for this! Poor Bo – always getting into scraps. But I can’t feel too sorry for her while Blade’s there to patch her up!

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