Having their own party. #WeWriWa from GIB AND THE TIBBAR #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 ahead a bit more. While the Defenders celebrated with royalty, the commoners had their own celebration. Vilarra took Gib there and is participating in the festivities. Enjoy…

With a whoop, she circled around the fire with the other dancers, marching in and bowing out, linking arms to skip around and around. A much more energetic gathering than the dinner he’d attended. And more intimate, with the commoners mingling with everyone instead of staying in their own spot to socialize with those immediately beside them and drink until they passed out as many of the Defenders had done earlier that night. None of the commoners seemed intoxicated, and he hadn’t seen any mead passed around at this party.

Vilarra slowed down, eventually stopping in front of him, her face now pale. She’d likely started early to prepare the meal he’d enjoyed at the palace. A long day she’d have to repeat again for the Alorama ceremony. Gib stood beside her and cupped her elbow. “You look like you need some sleep. Would you allow me to walk you home?”

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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 from some of their popular series!

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31 thoughts on “Having their own party. #WeWriWa from GIB AND THE TIBBAR #scifi #romance”

  1. Great snippet – and mea? My favourite tipple! (Honestly).
    I have Pets in Space on my Kindle and am looking forward to reading it when I’ve finished NaNo.

  2. Love the description in the opening paragraph, it sounds like an excellent party. His reaction to her appearance is sweet and organic. Excellent snippet, Jessica!

  3. Love this snippet. She is so free, unlike how she has to be at the castle. He gets to see a different side of her. This is a great anthology. The stories are so unique and the pets diverse.

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