Thank you, Laurie, for inviting me to be on your blog today.
Yes, I’ve been a geek for a loooong time.
Anyway, here’s an excerpt from Prophecy. This is an encounter between my hero and heroine while imprisoned aboard an enemy slave ship.
“It must be pretty serious.”
Gryf suppressed a sigh and opened his eyes. Alexandra squatted in front of him, her expression sympathetic. If only she knew the extent of the problem and how grim and far reaching the consequences were, not just for him, but also his people.
“Far more dire than you could know.” He tipped his head to one side. “How old are you?”
She blinked at him as though the question had caught her off guard. “Um, twenty-two. How old are you?”
No shortage of mettle with this one. “I am thirty Terr cycles.”
“A thirty-year-old senior captain of a decimated space fleet, and a twenty-two-year-old survivor of mass genocide. And somehow I’m too young to understand, huh?”
“I did not say so.”
“You didn’t have to.”
He raised his brows. She had a valid point. How had he not guessed this spirit was in her when she’d planted her fist in his eye? In retrospect, that had merely been the cone of the comet. The tail promised a wondrous, colorful spectrum, and he wanted to see that spectrum.
“Are you always this direct?” He should not engage her; it was too risky. But neither could he bring himself to cease.
Alexandra compressed her lips, then shook her head. “No,” she admitted. “Only when my planet is invaded, or my life feels out of control, or….” She stopped and looked down at her clasped hands.
“Or, what?” Perhaps the more he knew about her, the easier it would be to protect her. You are an incredible fool, Helyg.
Her gaze met his, and there it was. The answer to his question clouded her eyes, but she needed to say it out loud. She would find strength in her admission.
“Or when I’m scared.” Her voice wavered.
He gave her a slow nod. “Would it surprise you to know that I am scared too?”
Thank you for dropping by Laurie’s blog today! I hope you’ll enjoy reading Prophecy as much as I enjoyed writing it. Watch for its sequel, Salvation, coming this summer. And since it’s not a party without you, come visit my website, Facebook, GoodReads, and/or Twitter sites.
A nightmare of galactic proportions…One normal day turns into horror when Earth is attacked. Now ER nurse Alexandra Bock is imprisoned aboard an alien slave ship with no way out. She deems all aliens untrustworthy, including the handsome blue-skinned Matiran captain who shares her cell.
A betrayal from within…One night of treachery leaves Senior Captain Gryf Helyg a prisoner of his enemies. Because of him, Earth’s indigenous people face extinction and his home world is threatened. But his plans for escape are complicated by his inexplicable draw to the Earth woman imprisoned with him.
A chance to save both their peoples…One ancient prophecy holds the key to free Alexandra and Gryf’s war-ravaged worlds. Can two wounded souls who have lost everything learn to trust and forgive in order to fulfill the prophecy, and find a love that will last for eternity?
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Prophecy has placed in the following contests:
The Molly, On the Far Side, Dixie Kane, Pages from the Heart, and The Rebecca.
About Lea Kirk
Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her romances of science fiction, fantasy, and time travel. Her debut book, Prophecy, is the first sci-fi romance in her three book series. She also has a time-travel romance, a dragon shape shifter romance, and another SFR not related to the Prophecy Series waiting in the wings.
Ms. Kirk lives in Northern California with her wonderful hubby of twenty-five years and their five kids (aka, the nerd herd). She’s also proud of her seven times great grandson. Apparently her stories will serve as the inspiration for James T. to join Star Fleet Academy. She learned this in the 1980’s when James sought out her counsel on where to find a pair of humpback whales.
Here's a Release Week Giveaway!
Jan. 12-16, 2016
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