Welcome to this week's SFR Brigade Presents! For more of this week's excerpts please go here.
I believe that after this round the SFR Brigade Presents will be taking a few weeks off, but fear not, dear readers. More Morningstar snippets will be available for your reading pleasure during the Virtual Book Tour hosted by Goddess Fish promotions in September. And I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner during the tour, so you'll want to stick around for that. ;)
In this snippet Bryn enters the ship's mess hall and discovers Malcolm, an indexer (and former client) who was rescued from the jump station. Malcolm is featured in the third Cy'ren book, Sunsinger, and he's my favorite character in the trilogy. Absent-minded computer genius with glasses? Yes, please. ;)
“What are you working on?”
“Decrypting files for the captain. Slaver files. Something they found at their last stop. It’s not difficult, just time consuming. I can’t resume my search for the Lazarus data until we reach Cyprena.”
“Lazarus data?” she asked.
“It’s why the mercenaries were after me. I…oh, I probably shouldn’t say more. But Lieutenant Commander Harrow can tell you about it.” Malcolm yawned and rubbed his eyes, and then scratched at the high collar of his shirt as though his skin itched. He always seemed to be drowning in layers of mismatched clothing.
“When was the last time you slept?” Bryn asked.
He shrugged. “Been awhile. I don’t remember.”
“Okay. Here’s the deal. Put the work away. Eat your food, and then get some rest. You can start fresh after that.”
“Are you going to put me to bed?” he asked absently, and then winced. “Not like that. I mean…”
Bryn laughed. “I know what you meant. Alexi looked after you like I look after Sabine, didn’t he?”
“Yes.” He sighed with clear relief.
Bryn speared a mouthful of food. Bland, but hot. Better than most of the food she’d had the last few years. “Try it, it’s not bad,” she encouraged.
Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.
The second son.
Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.
The broken sword.
Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.
Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.
Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.
- The first Cy'ren Rising book Nightfall won second place in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category of the 8th Annual Passionate Plume Contest, and was a finalist in the Science Fiction Romance category of the 2014 EPIC eBook Awards. Nightfall is available in print and e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Samhain Publishing, Kobo, and All Romance eBooks.
- Morningstar releases September 23, and you can pre-order it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Samhain Publishing, iTunes, and Kobo.
- The third book in the trilogy, Sunsinger, releases December 23 and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble.