Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Welcome back! I’ve been hard at work on the third book in THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES series. This snippet comes from a scene early in the book, just before Bo Barron makes the transition from frying pan to fire. The book opens with her in the middle of a job, breaking a crime lord’s kid brother out of a Third Sector detention center. Bo comes away with a lot more than she bargained for, including another inmate who somehow managed to stow away aboard her ship. In this scene, under the watchful eyes of his two Q’mann bodyguards and his pair of snarling amphibious pets, Bo is delivering crime lord Gray’s kid brother in exchange for the payment he promised.
“Hello, Gray,” she said, coming to a halt across the table from the crime boss. “Here he is, delivered alive and well, as promised.”
“So I see, Bo.” Gray took his time looking her over.
She’d been leered at before. She’d been leered at by the best…and the worst. Gray fell somewhere in between. Sure, he was a disgusting slob, twice as repulsive and slimy as the dorn behind him. He was also a sadistic misogynist looking for a way to get under her skin and between her legs – by force if necessary. The main thing that kept him in check was the well-known fact that she could drop both Q’mann before Gray finished ordering them to grab her.
That’s the snippet for the week. Thank you for stopping by.
If you’re interested in reading more about Bo, you can pick up your ebook copies of SOVRAN’S PAWN and HERO’S END for Nook and Kindle at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
If you’d like to read a sneak peek at BARRON’S LAST STAND you can find the first chapter at the end of HERO’S END and here on my website.
In case you missed them, here are some other SFFS snippets from BARRON’S LAST STAND
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part One
6 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Portrait of a Crime Lord Part Two”
Love the snippet. And of course Bo could take them both down that fast. She’s Bo! 🙂
Five years out in the cold, completely on her own have hardened her up nicely. She’s learned some new tricks since the close of HERO’S END.
Ugh! Why can’t filthy crime lords keep their slime to themselves?
I think it’s something in the union charter…
Nice description of a monster (he may officially be human, but he’s clearly a monster as well) – Bo’s natural distaste comes across loud and clear.
He has his uses. As long as you know what you’re dealing with.