Here's the link to our group: http://www.leakirk.com/supporting-als.html
When Lea Kirk approached me about this project, Stephen Hawking had just passed away. What a perfect way, I thought, to honor him and all that he accomplished while having ALS.
I chose my book The Chameleon because of its lovely blue cover (designed by Florence Price of The Novel Difference). Even though it is the second book in my Outer Rim series (strong women on the frontier of space), it is a stand alone book.
Here's my snippet for Weekend Writing Warriors:
“Accounting—this is Leeva,” Jileena Winslott answered the comm with the nasal tone of her alter ego, “How may I—”
“Your father wants to see you, immediately. He’s in his office there—I told him you were playing shintung.” Without waiting for her response, her bodyguard, Maxil, severed the connection.
As Jileena raced out of the office, she thanked the Divine One her boss had left early. Before seeing her father, she had to get to the private sanitary facility on the first floor of Winslott Industries where she’d hidden different changes of clothing for any occasion. If her father thought she was playing shintung, what he didn’t know wouldn’t hurt him. Of course, he’d never believe—or approve of—her working in his company.
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.
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 my landing page for the ALSA campaign: