Is He A Total Writeoff? Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Nine from my new science fiction romance Star Cruise: Marooned:

Red sank into his chair, rubbing the back of his neck. Yeah, his trip to the cabin had sure gone well. He’d managed to annoy Meg twice in ten minutes. Third time and he’d be a total write-off as far as she was concerned. Good intentions didn’t get him too far. Need to up your game, Thomsill. Meg was the only reason he’d signed on to this outfit. One glance at her, sitting at the next table in the Guild canteen on Sector Hub and he’d been a goner. Something about her sweet face and sparkling hazel eyes stuck in a man’s memory.

The excerpt above was a bit earlier in the action than last week’s snippet, right before they landed on the planet. I’m thrilled to say the book has made it all the way to #3 on the Amazon Romance Fantasy Best Seller List! Thanks for all your support, my fellow Warriors and Snippeteers! Much appreciated!

MaroonedFinal-FJM_High_Res_1800x2700The story:

Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.

Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.

But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’sshuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.

Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?

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41 comments on “Is He A Total Writeoff? Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Heh, I don’t know about the sweet face, but Mr. SM said something similar to me about why he started up a friendship when we first met. Great snippet, Veronica.

  2. I love hazel eyes, and don’t blame him for being so smitten. Hazel eyes often look a little different depending upon the light, like how they sometimes look more green than brown.

    Congratulations on placing third!

  3. Thanks for the comments, so glad people are enjoying the snippet! The book is Amazon’s #1 Hot New Release in Romance Fantasy at the moment – I really appreciate all the support 🙂

  4. This book was awesome. I hold you personally responsible for my lack of word count on my own sci-fi story yesterday! Instead of writing my stuff, I was reading yours, and I couldn’t put it down.

  5. The poor guy, he is trying his best and she gets annoyed. It’s a bit hard because I feel sorry for him and at the same time I know this type of guys never manage to get the girl, it’ll be funny if he does.

  6. Aww, I like the last line, it’s cute. If he’s determined enough, he’ll win her over I’m sure. She seems like she has a lot of stress and she needs him to ease some of that away, once she finally opens up and starts to relax maybe.

    I’m loving the cover you have for this book too. The blurb is enticing, I definitely want to read this whole thing.

  7. Looks like he may be trying too hard to be the kind of man she’d like instead of just trying to be the best man he can be in general. Here’s to hoping it will work out in the long run.

  8. I’m guessing he’s NOT a total write-off. Because that wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as watching hum struggle to be noticed…

    Great and tempting snippet, as always!

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