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Saturday, May 12, 2018

#WeWriWa - The Chameleon: Quick Change Artist


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where authors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here

I'm sharing snippets from my science fiction romance, THE CHAMELEON (An Outer Rim Novel). While Jileena works undercover in her father's company and he wants her in his office, she races to obey.


Jileena made good time in the sanitary, stripping down to her underwear and ripping off the brown wig. After finger-combing her flattened, blonde hair, she threw on the white shintung outfit and straightened its short shirt. Before picking up her racket, she glanced in the mirror.
Crazik. Hastily, she washed off the heavy makeup that disguised her fair complexion. One more look. Crazik, crazik, crazik. She popped out the brown lenses then blinked her baby greens several times.
Racing out a back door then around to the front of the building made her sweaty enough to look like she really had been racing around a shintung court. Using her racket, she waved to the guard on duty who grinned and waved back.



Legally Blond meets Mata Hari

Socialite Jileena Winslott has perfected the image of the spoiled, rich, bubble-headed daughter of an industrial magnate. In reality, she’s a smart, savvy aide to her father in social situations where she is his eyes and ears. She yearns to be her true self and run the family business. When her father sends her on a covert mission to the Outer Rim, she has the chance to prove herself. Big problem. He insists she take along a fake fiancé—the man she’s secretly loved for years.

Security Officer Laning Servary has better things to do than babysit a spoiled rich girl on a tour of the Frontier. If he refuses, he can kiss his career good-by. Then Jileena’s father sweetens the pot. If Laning keeps her safe, his family will receive the land they share-crop. He can’t refuse.

In the close quarters of her ship, Laning and Jileena discover they aren’t who they seem. Pirates, weather, and her recklessness threaten to derail the mission. As Laning and Jileena revise their impressions of each other, they’ll have to make hard choices about their goals. Can their budding love survive?









During the month of May, 12 science fiction and paranormal romance writers are donating 25% of their royalties for their special Blue Cover books to the ALS Association, an organization dedicated to providing ALS patients and their families with a multitude of different types of assistance, and continuing research to find a cure for this deadly disease..

I'm donating 25% of my royalties from my sci-fi romance, The Chameleon (An Outer Rim Novel) to ALSA in memory of Stephen Hawking. Despite the debility of ALS, he accomplished so much in the field of physics and cosmology.

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30 comments:

  1. She's done that so often she has it down to an art. Great snippet!

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    1. Like a good Girl Scout, she's always prepared. Thanks, Jess.

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  2. This sounds like a fun story. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. It was fun to write. Glad you think it's fun to read, Ed. Thanks.

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    1. That and other guards and employees show how they feel about her, the Big Boss' daughter.

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    1. She'd better hurry. Daddy doesn't like to be kept waiting. Thanks, Amy.

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  5. Wow, how often does she have to do that? Great scene, and I love the implication that people don't pay enough attention to her mousy persona to notice who she really is.

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    1. Only when Daddy calls. And she has changes of clothes for any occasion. Thanks, Alexis.

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  6. That was fun (is crazik a swear word then?) and I feel sorry for her if she has to do that routine too often! Enjoying the story - terrific snippet!

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    1. I try to make up cuss words for each society (different planets). Thanks so much, Veronica.

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  7. Talk about a quick change artiste! Love the attention to detail and her almost forgetting about the contact lenses! Great excerpt!

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    1. Thanks, Lyn. Jileena tries to think of everything.

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  8. Fascinating, Diane. You have a knack for variety. By the way, somehow I didn't hit PUBLISH after writing my page this week. How clever after all the work. See you next week.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine. Too bad about your post. Technology is great until it fights back.

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  9. Quick and clever girl! Enjoying these teases Di!!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. She is clever--more than Daddy thinks.

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  10. This sounds like a fun book! I'm catching up on all the weeks, thank you for the snippets.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I think we all enjoy sharing our snippets.

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  11. Fun excerpt. I like your heroine.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I like her, too. So much fun writing a dual personality.

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  12. Good thing she didn't forget the make up or contacts--that would raise some questions, I'm sure!

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    1. Oh, it sure would, Caitlin. She has to keep in character.

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  13. Interesting gal. Sounds like she does some quick changes often. I look forward to reading more.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Over the past year, while working undercover, she'd gotten pretty good at quick changes.

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