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,” who also happens to be her ex — none other than Blade Devon.
“Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t fry you right now for old time’s sake.”
“Good. You’re looking for a reason not to kill me. That’s an improvement.”
Bo shook her head. “Doesn’t mean I won’t blow your damn head off.”
He peered up at her. “Duly noted.”
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
No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part III
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
10 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: No Such Thing As A Free Ride – Part IV”
I love this dialogue – both giving as good as they get.
Thanks! They’re very well-matched and I love the banter almost as much as they do.
Ah, there’s the old Blade/Bo interactions that I know and love. Great snippet, and can’t wait to read the whole thing!
LOL! Thanks, neither can I!
“Good. You’re looking for a reason not to kill me.” – What a great line. There’s instant chemistry between these two characters as soon as the dialogue starts. Looking forward to seeing what he’s doing there.
This is their third book together. They have a LOT of history at this point. More than even he realizes.
I laughed out loud at Blade’s first response. Great stuff!
I’m glad you’re enjoying it!
I’m stalking your progress through HERO’S END trying to make sure I don’t ruin anything for you with spoilers.
Why do I think they just might get together again?
Because you know the author is a sucker for happily ever after?