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This week's snippet is from my sci-fi romance, The Protector (An Outer Rim Novel). Apologies for the creative punctuation, which was done to keep within the sentence limit.
When she heard a rustle, Rissa stopped in the middle of the sanitary facility. “Whoever you are, come out—right now.”
Another rustle, the sound of feet lightly hitting the floor, the lock slid open then slowly the door moved.
“Please,” a soft voice—sounded like a young girl—whispered, “don’t hurt us.”
“Come out where I can see you,” Rissa, too, whispered.
A tall, dark-haired teen stepped out, followed by a smaller girl with light brown hair. They both looked terrified, their hair matted, dirt smudged their faces, clothes were filthy. The smells emanating from them contributed to the general san-fac odors, and Rissa did her best not to react.
Holding the other girl behind her, the tall one stepped forward, jutting out her chin. “We are not going back.”
Who knew rescuing two girls from traffickers would bring down a world of hurt?
After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from returning. Mining heir Dillan Rusteran has loved her for years. Little do they know that by rescuing more children they're tangling with a galactic trafficking ring.
I'm traveling this weekend, but I'll be sure to get to everyone. Eventually.