Going back to my SFR , which is now an R&R, working on the comments with fingers crossed!
Set in the same universe as my recently published WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.
Andi doesn’t take this very well….in fact, she refuses to go. Later in the evening, all hell has broken loose, as the captain predicted.
Trying to avoid spoilers here, after certain “events”, she and the soldiers are on the run.
We’ve been through Tom’s near fatal illness, his recovery (but no spoilers about how that was accomplished)….(did teasers about their romantic encounter LOL)…
Now on to their next challenge in the desperate journey across Zulaire – the Chikeeri River.
The sound of the river was immense, deafening, as fifteen foot waves reared up in spots, crashing against boulders too massive for the river to tear loose. Then came another of those dizzying slides down a chute, the raft turning sideways despite Tom’s frantic efforts to steer.
“Rocks, captain—watch out,” the sergeant yelled.
His voice was the last thing she heard before Andi flew through the air. Gasping at the shock as she landed in the frigid river, she took an inadvertent, choking gulp of water. Going all the way under, Andi panicked, thrashing, unable to tell which way was up in the churning water.
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