Saturday Snippet: Hardened Killers and Holofeature Heroes

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ HERO’S END.

By this point, in the book, Blade’s back is against the wall. There have been several attempts on his life, one nearly successful, and he’s been ordered to give up his holofeature career and the woman he loves to take a safe desk job, complete with high security and body guards to protect him ~ a situation akin to life in prison with no chance of parole. He’s only just barely shaken the men assigned to protect him. His window for disappearing is rapidly dwindling. This scene is one last big gamble where he’s throwing all his chips into the pot and hoping he can pull out a winning hand.

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Blade slipped away. If he was any judge of character, Kayne would do as Blade told him. He didn’t seem like a hardened killer. As he made his way across the theater, he studied the eight gunmen. Now, they looked like hardened killers.

He didn’t like having armed civilian variables in the mix. Too unpredictable. That’s why he’d played it so blasé with Kayne. He needed the kid to back him up but he wanted to make sure he didn’t get shot either. He also needed Kayne’s blind trust and he wasn’t above playing on his holofeature hero persona to get it.

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27 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Hardened Killers and Holofeature Heroes

  1. jmfilipowicz

    Nice to hear from our holofeature persona. My snippet in over on my website as usual. I have to stop forgetting to add my name to the list.

  2. Apparently Samsung’s working on a new 80′ Holo display. I can’t wait. Although you still need the hardwired neural implants to get the full ‘surround’ effect. Personally, I prefer ‘passive’ holo. The effect isn’t as convincing, but without the neural implants bored into your cranium, it’s much more comfortable for long stints of viewing.

    😉

    1. That’s awesome, Tara!

      You can get acquainted with Blade through past snippets here: https://jccassels.com/category/sffs/

      I’ll be giving away a copy of the first book in the series, SOVRAN’S PAWN, in an upcoming Happily Ever After blog hop contest starting next week.

      You can also pick it up at B&N, Amazon or several other ebook sites for $2.99, or you can get a specially-priced paperback through my buy link at the top of the page or here: https://jccassels.com/links-to-purchase-2

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