No Rush Just Routine 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!)

From my new, best selling science fiction romance Star Cruise: Marooned. This is the last excerpt from the book I’ll be doing (but it’s only 99 cents, for another month LOL). I’m ready to share something else!  I’ve jumped ahead, a lot has happened but basically Meg and Red have decided to lead the marooned passengers inland to a more isolated, presumably safer, facility they’ve located but had to wait out a storm first.  So they’re still at the abandoned ranger station.

 Meg woke at dawn and set out a buffet breakfast, Callina and Red assisting her. As the passengers ate, she said, “I’m going to get a head start on shutting down my robos. We’ll be leaving as soon as everyone’s done eating breakfast.”

            “Do you need help?” Red was always attentive.

            Callina crammed the remainder of her stale sandwich into her mouth, mumbling something about wanting to pitch in with the chores.

            “Don’t rush, no need to choke on your food,” Meg said with a smile. “We’ve had enough emergencies for one trip. This is routine, done it a million times, but thanks for the offer of help, both of you.”

            The enemy attacked just as Meg disappeared into the hallway to the kitchen. 

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’s shuttle 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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34 comments on “No Rush Just Routine Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Typical Friday. LOL Love the way you built this scene before pulling the rug out from under us like that, Veronica, well done!

  2. Well, that’s one heck of a way to leave it! lol. I’ve so enjoyed reading snippets of this story, Veronica, and I’m not surprised it’s a bestseller! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next! 🙂

  3. And to be fair, in the book there was foreshadowing before this point that there might be an enemy issue somewhere in the mix of reasons why they were abandoned on the planet. Lots more adventure to come before the HEA in this book. Thanks for the comments, as always 🙂 I just felt like I was ready to move on, so you all probably were too!

  4. You never say ‘things are routine.’ Implying ‘what could go wrong’ is bad magic.

    A stale sandwich for breakfast is pretty sad, but I’m guessing it’s the best she could do.

  5. Well, of COURSE that’s when the enemy would attack!

    Meg may be on top of most thing, but she clearly missed the day of training when they covered never EVER saying that it’s all routine, done it a million times, and don’t need any help….

    What a place to leave us dangling! Brava!

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