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I'm sharing snippets from my science fiction romance, THE CHAMELEON (An Outer Rim Novel).
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?
Here's the end of last week's snippet:
When the elevator opened, a large man stood squarely in the middle of the spacious lift. Pilad Sindaro, his arms folded behind his back. With barely a glance, he dismissed her—the frump who worked in accounting.
This week's snippet picks up right after.
“Are you getting in?” he said without moving. “I am late for a meeting.”
Jerk. Jileena thought of several more colorful expletives to call him. “Sorry, sir,” she mumbled, head and eyes down as she scooted around him.
During her covert internship in various departments she’d managed to avoid close encounters with the Chief Operating Officer of her family’s business. Temporary COO. By the stars, she would oust him or die trying.
How overly dramatic. Just what everyone expected from Daddy’s Little Girl.
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.