THE WATCHTOWER #SFFSat Snippet for 07/07/2012

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:


“Can you lift your arm?” he asked softly.

“No,” she whispered. “I thought I felt something tear when I landed.”

His hands moved along her neck and collarbone. “I need a medical scanner,” he said softly. “Wait here.”

Before she could ask where he was going, he’d slipped back into the shadows. Straining to listen for any sounds to indicate where he had gone, she was surprised when he soundlessly appeared behind her.

“Don’t mind the blood,” he said offhandedly. Working quickly, he fashioned a sling for her from a black piece of material. 


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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.

18 thoughts on “THE WATCHTOWER #SFFSat Snippet for 07/07/2012

    1. Why yes, he did. He is trained as a field medic and he tends to use whatever is convenient. Besides, that guy won’t be needing his sleeve or whatever part of his garment Blade requisitioned from him.

    1. No, he did not. He was talking to himself. When his mind is working to solve a problem, he tends to do that. His brother says it makes him sound like a mad scientist.

  1. J.M. Blackman

    I like his no-nonsense approach. That’s admirable and fun to watch in a character. Especially if they’re a little ruthless. I feel bad for the guy whose fabric/material he commandeered for her sling. But not too bad. 🙂 Great snippet.

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