Welcome to my Weekend Writing Warriors post!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I haven’t participated in a few weeks due to the holidays, but I’m back with an unedited snippet from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN, the first book in the series MARS SQUADRON 17. Since I last posted from this story, I’ve revised it in many places, changed my character inspiration, and started the story in a new spot. I also have a cover now, but I’m not ready to show it.
Set-up: This is from the NEW beginning of the book when Mars Squadron 17 is on the way back to Earth after serving their time on Mars.
Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau took a bite of her meal bar—bacon and egg-flavored this time—not her favorite, but a definite improvement over the one the manufacturers called “spaghetti and meatballs”.
“Ever try a kimchi-flavored one?” Senior Airman Moon Jin Woo waved his bar around beside her. “Or Korean Fried Chicken? My grandmother used to tell us they taste close to the real thing. And they’re definitely better than the North American flavor pallet I’ve been forced to consume for the past six years.”
“I agree.” After shoving the last piece of his bar in his mouth, Senior Airman Alex Zhang stood while rolling the empty wrapper into a ball. He tossed it toward the trash compactor and got it in with a rim shot. “The Dim Sum is my favorite, though I don’t mind the pizza or chocolate ones.”What's your favorite flavor? #WeWriWa from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN #scifirom #romance #NewAdult Click To Tweet
ALWAYS HER WINGMAN blurb…
Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau dedicated the last five years to the Space Military Command. Heading back to Earth, she’s ready to begin civilian life and reunite with her parents and the boyfriend she left behind. The person she’ll miss most is Garish—her wingman, best friend, and the one who made her regret not being single.
Senior Airman Colin Garish wants his squadron leader. Bad. After spending so much time by her side—both in the Martian skies and on the red planet—being her friend isn’t enough. When Hannah learns of her boyfriend’s infidelity, Colin is there to comfort her.
Before Colin has the chance to confess his feelings, Hannah receives worse news from home. Her father is dying. Seeing her devastation, Colin remains the friend she desperately needs. But in her grief, she pushes him away. Will Hannah let him back in her life when they land on Earth? Or will Colin never get the chance to win her heart?
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