Thank you to Pippa Jay for organizing another fabulous hop!
Out of This World!!
That is the theme of this years hop for this year’s Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s Midsummer Blog Hop. Now, when I’m reading or watching science fiction, I love to be transported to futuristic and distant worlds, some wonderful, and others the setting of nightmares. I try to do the same for my readers with my stories.
On Tuesday, I have a story releasing that takes place in a futuristic dystopian society, not exactly a great place to live. Here’s an excerpt showing the world I created for The Underground series.
From Never Gonna Desert You:
Melina slumped onto the padded hover chair. Another monstrously long day spent working at Planet Core. And she hadn’t had a chance to talk to Brook. Not once in the past three weeks. The blonde beauty had holed up in the lab, never making a public appearance. At least no place she’d thought to try.
And every weekend since the fiasco, she’d seen Jason at the bars, picking up other women. At work, he followed her around, reiterating his offer to “fuck her blind.” No wonder Brook hid. If Melina had the opportunity, she’d do the same.
She shoved the plate of replicated fries and a burger across the table. So much for comfort food. She had to find a way to see Brook again, coax her back out into the world. God, when the woman strutted down the corridors wrapped in her uniform, it was all Melina could do to keep her hands and eyes off the ass that caught everyone’s attention. Not too hard, or too bony. Brook had the kind of figure that inspired nude paintings by masters of the past, and her own late-night masturbation fests.
Slamming a fist on the table, Melina groaned. She had to get out, clear her mind with a run. Otherwise, she would be back in her bedroom, fantasizing—again—about the woman she would never have. Brook would never go against the rules, never take a chance at a relationship with a woman. She wasn’t the type to disobey her father.
Melina pushed away from the table and rushed to the door. Slipping on a pair of running shoes, she laced them up. She transformed the PC-issued communicator into an earpiece, and tucked it in place. Selecting a playlist of songs with a heavy beat—her favorite lately—she pressed the door open.
“Good evening, Miss Holloway,” the robotic female voice rang out. “Enjoy your run.”
She sighed. Planet Core had their eyes on her the minute she stepped outside. She wouldn’t be surprised if they somehow monitored her private quarters, too. They owned everything.
I should have lived in the past. During the times when—according to her parents—large populations actually lived outside of the city and ate food other than what came from a replicator.
All before Planet Core took over. Now, everyone depended on the corporation for food, clothing, and shelter, at the cost of their unwavering loyalty. If she ever had the chance to see what was beyond PC’s reach, she’d take it and run.
For your chance to WIN an ebook copy of Never Gonna Desert You on release day, enter the rafflecopter draw below. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older.
SALE!! You can get the first book in The Underground series, Never Gonna Let You Go for only 99 cents at Amazon.com until June 30, 2013.
$150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) and an ebook bundle (currently Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book 1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire,
Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, The Plan, Starburst, Stark Pleasure, and Breakout. Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and Deception, and Games of Command.)
$50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice)
four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate winners and their choice)