Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten to fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Since we’re finished with the Crime Lord, I thought I’d address some comments from previous snippets, namely the nature and identity of the Stowaway… Yes, this is still from BARRON’S LAST STAND. While breaking the Crime Lord’s kid brother out of a high security detention center, one of the other escapees – unbeknownst to Bo – tracks them to her ship and manages to stow away in her engine compartment. Unfortunately, Sundance, (Bo’s shipboard computer,) fails to let her in on this little nugget until after she’s fought another ship, outrun two picket ships, engaged her hyperdrive, and settled in to her bunk for a much-needed rest. Here, she confronts her uninvited “guest.”
“Hello, my love.”
The smooth, familiar, baritone voice hit her like a plasma storm, taking all her defensive systems offline. Her lungs felt as if the hull had been breached and all the atmo had blasted out into the vacuum of space, leaving her helpless to do more than stare into eyes the same shade as the bluestone of the Gallis Highlands where she’d grown up.
A slow, rakish smile softened his stern features.
Blade Devon did not get to swagger back into her life after all these years as if nothing had happened. Bo tightened her grip on her blaster and clenched her jaw.
“On your knees!” she snarled. “Now! Keep your hands where I can see them!”
“Now, love, let’s not do anything hasty,” he said calmly as he obeyed.
“Don’t worry. Anything I do to you, I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time.”
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
No Such Thing As A Free Ride
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part II
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part One
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part Two
Portrait of a Crime Lord – Part Three
Portrait of a Crime Lord — Part Four
Stowaway Part Two
Stowaway Part Three
12 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part III”
Sounds like the didn’t exactly part as friends.
She ordered him out at gunpoint and told him she’d kill him if she ever saw him again.
I like the description of her emotions on seeing Blade – a really great way of evoking her reactions to seeing him. And the last line is wonderful!
Thanks! Theirs is a complicated situation involving a lot of secrets, lies, and a long-legged femme fatale with a salacious confession.
I thought it was Blade, but I didn’t want to give away anything in my comments last week. Since I’m reading Hero’s End right now, I’m not sure I want to know too much about this yet. Should I stop reading your snippets for now?
Nah, I’ve been careful to avoid spoilers.
Sounds like Sundance needs to take lessons from Jeanie on how to take care of the ship’s owner… 😉
That said, it’ll be interesting to see whether Bo carries through with her earlier threat…
Hmm… well, Sundance has a mind of his own. As for the other…
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