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This snippet is from my sci-fi romance, The Protector (An Outer Rim Novel). In last week's snippet, Rissa surprised two slavers, each carrying a child back to the spaceport.
“Set the children on the floor then clasp your hands behind your heads,” Rissa had set the pistol on stun, but as far as they knew, she could easily vaporize them. Before she could call Kiran to take the children, hard metal pressed against the back of her neck.
“Not so fast, drop your weapon.”
Rissa froze at the familiar male voice behind her, but considering the number of people—miners, pilots, freighter crews—that came through her tavern, she had a hard time placing the man. When he yanked off her hood, the cold metal jammed into her neck as he said, “Who do we have here?”
The two men spun around, and one exclaimed, “Stars, Captain, are we glad to see you. Hey, it’s the fem from the tavern.”
“Take her pistol then take those kids inside the ship. We gotta get outa here. We’ll take her with us and dump her out the airlock.”
As always, apologies for the creative punctuation, which was done to keep within the sentence limit.
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.