Weekend Writing Warriors Escape From Zulaire

better wewriwaWe’ve shifted away from Ancient Egypt for a few weeks to my newly released, best selling science fiction romance novel (story blurb below the picture).  Captain Tom Deverane is speaking  to Andi, the heroine, as the excerpt starts. Although a little creative editing has occurred today,  I’m adhering strictly to the WeWriWa eight sentence rule:

          “Someone commits a crime, someone else takes revenge and the innocents get caught in the middle, because of who they are, who they were with, who they know. Sometimes being in the wrong spot at the wrong time gets a person killed,” Deverane said, his tone gentle. 

            A vision of the atrocity committed on her friend battered Andi. What would I do if I got caught in a similar situation? I didn’t even bring my personal blaster. “I’ll go back to the capital with you in the morning.”

          He glared at her, eyebrows drawing together in an impressive frown, forehead wrinkles deepening even more as he said, “Have you been listening, Miss Markriss? We need to leave tonight, the sooner the better.”       

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And the story blurb:

Andi Markriss hasn’t exactly enjoyed being the houseguest of the planetary high-lord, but her company sent her to represent them at a political wedding. When hotshot Sectors Special Forces Captain Tom Deverane barges in on the night of the biggest social event of the summer, Andi isn’t about to offend her high-ranking host on Deverane’s say-so—no matter how sexy he is, or how much he believes they need to leave now.

Deverane was thinking about how to spend his retirement bonus when HQ assigned him one last mission: rescue a civilian woman stranded on a planet on the verge of civil war. Someone has pulled some serious strings to get her plucked out of the hot zone. Deverane’s never met anyone so hard-headed—or so appealing. Suddenly his mission to protect this one woman has become more than just mere orders.

That mission proves more dangerous than he expected when rebel fighters attack the village and raze it to the ground. Deverane escapes with Andi, and on their hazardous journey through the wilderness, Andi finds herself fighting her uncomfortable attraction to the gallant and courageous captain. But Deverane’s not the type to settle down, and running for one’s life doesn’t leave much time to explore a romance.

Then Andi is captured by the rebel fighters, but Deverane has discovered that Zulaire’s so-called civil war is part of a terrifying alien race’s attempt to subjugate the entire Sector. If he pushes on to the capitol Andi will die. Deverane must decide whether to save the woman he loves, or sacrifice her to save Zulaire.

ESCAPE FROM ZULAIRE is available now  on AMAZON for kindle and as POD paperback   Nook  Kobo All Romance eBooks   and iTunes      Smashwords

 

 

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46 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors Escape From Zulaire

  1. Deverane sounds like quite the rough-on-the-outside but gentle-on-the-inside alpha. Every woman should be so lucky as to have this hero coming to her aid.

  2. Women just never seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation, yes? Great snippet, Veronica. He’s going to be tough on her from her pov. Love it. 🙂

  3. Interesting. It makes me wonder what caused the trouble and how the two characters will find their balance (or not!). The 8 sentences are enough to give me a sense of how different their backgrounds are.

  4. Thanks for all the support! Much appreciated 🙂 I’ll just do a week or two of excerpts from this book since it’s already published, I think, and then my next one is back to Ancient Egypt in October.

  5. Very well done – Deverane definitely comes across as one used to command – and even more importantly an intelligent one. Nicely done snippet which certainly caught and held my attention throughout.

    • Thank you! It’s set in the same universe and she coincidentally works for the same galactic shipping company as Mara did, but there’s no other connection between the two books. Except, hopefully a lot of adventure in both!

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