He could watch her forever. #WeWriWa from GIB AND THE TIBBAR #PetsinSpace #scifi #romance

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Thank you to everyone who commented last week on my snippet from GIB AND THE TIBBAR! This story is in the EMBRACE THE ROMANCE: PETS IN SPACE 2 anthology, a USA Today Bestseller. Here’s another snippet…

Set-up: I’ve skipped to the next chapter. The banquet is finished and Vilarra is cleaning up. Gib had the chance to go drinking with the king of Hemera, but decides to stick around instead…

The woman stood in front of a washing basin, arms immersed in soapy water up to her elbows. Her grey smock dripped water onto her thin foot coverings. He couldn’t call them shoes, as they looked to provide a bare minimum of protection, if any. She had pulled her hair into a loose bun—tied up with a piece of string—with stray curly strands hanging into her face. Every now and again, she blew a strand away, only for it to return to the same position. Cosmos, he could watch her forever. She didn’t have one particular feature he found attractive. Just everything about her. The whole package. And he wanted to get to know her better before he had to leave.

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A Novella in the Galactic Defenders Series

A dedicated Defender to the core, Gib is willing to go to any planet the Galactic Alliance sends him. That is, until he’s sent with his squad to Hemera for their Alorama ceremony, far from any threat of Erebus invasion and with no chance for promotion.

Vilarra has lived on Hemera all her life, working hard in the kitchens of the royal palace until she achieved lead hand. But learning of the universe beyond her world reveals her insignificance and shreds her sense of accomplishment and purpose.

With the help of a furry, little tibbar, Gib is determined to win the affection of Vilarra, prove to her how significant she is to him and the people who depend on her. But will his personal mission be cut short before he has the chance to win her heart?

About the USA Today Bestselling anthology:

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

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15 thoughts on “He could watch her forever. #WeWriWa from GIB AND THE TIBBAR #PetsinSpace #scifi #romance”

  1. Gret snippet, his growing attraction is obvious, and I love the description of her clothing and how she tries to blow the curly strands of hair away from her face!

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