Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure

I hope people aren’t getting tired of this novel? It’s still out there on resubmission, no word as yet (after I did the requested revisions). Tom and Andi and their companions have a few more twists and turns to navigate before the HEA….

Set in the same universe as my 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)…lately, Andi was in imminent danger of death at the hands of the rebels…but we got past that…

Now a different kind of problem presents itself as Tom, Andi and Sgt. Wilson find an abandoned groundcar on the road…and Andi made it clear she knew the car’s owner…

Andi didn’t even glance Tom’s way before sliding into the driver’s seat of the beautiful machine, the car automatically adapting itself to her height and reach, the soft breeze of the air conditioner carrying a faint hint of Gul’s citrus spiced aftershave. Eyes prickling with sudden tears, she mourned him and all the people who’d died in this stupid clan war.

For a very long moment, Tom didn’t budge. Sighing, Andi made the first move, leaning her head out the open doorway to ask, “Didn’t you want to use the comlink?”

Eyebrows raised, Tom met her gaze steadily and said, “If I need to apologize for being an asshole just now, consider it done. The thought of you with any other guy—even before I met you—makes me crazy, Andi.”

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21 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure

  1. Did I miss something? The guy is dead? Hmmm…gotta find out when that happened…(or did it???) And I agree with Jenna, possessiveness can be sexy! Great 6!

    • Well me too, on the contract LOL! Thank you… I was just thinking I’d been excerpting this story for quite a while and maybe people were getting tired of it (for their Sunday snippet anyway)…I feel encouraged by the comments so I’ll keep going! Yes, I’m very fond of Tom too 🙂 !

  2. Beautiful writing…and I wish *my* car would automatically adapt itself to my height and reach. 🙂 It always takes me ages to get it adjusted back to my preferences after I go out of town for conferences and such and my husband borrows it ‘cuz it’s newer than his…

  3. Oooh, I love that closing. As much as we think they’re jerks when they veer into jealous/protective mode, what woman doesn’t want a guy who reacts like that? Everything about this six was perfect. Loved it!

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