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Sunday, 4 June 2017

WeWriWar - Starquest, Snippet 5

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I'm currently posting snippets from Starquest, Volume 1 in the Destiny Trilogy . 

Jess has been rescued from her crippled ship by the starship Destiny. The more she gets to know the crew, the more Jess feels uneasy about Kerry Marchant, the ship's second in command. Although the rest of the crew seems to have accepted her and she is anxious to make herself a useful member, she is aware of Kerry's mistrust.

Here's the link to last week's excerpt


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She was coming to know the ship almost as well as she had known her own vessel. A skilled pilot herself, she was happy to tackle many of the routine operating tasks, plus some of those that were not so routine. Despite his aloofness, she found herself learning a great deal from Kerry. She observed the way he handled the ship, the instructions he gave to the computers. It seemed like second nature to him. On one occasion, at Jon’s direction, she was perfecting a complicated navigational manoeuvre with the manual controls, under Kerry’s supervision. “She’s a large, powerful ship,” he said, “and needs handling with a delicate touch -- too much pressure and you would lose her.” Jess glanced at him, frowning. Perhaps the ship wasn’t the only thing that needed delicate handling. He placed his hands lightly over hers to guide them, and to her embarrassment, she felt her heart thud uncomfortably against her ribs and a blush of colour burn her cheeks. 

AMAZON
WILD ROSE PRESS


This and the other two books in the Destiny Trilogy can be seen and purchased at:
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(All three books can be read as 'standalones')



STARQUEST BLURB:
When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Kerry Marchant the ship’s second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences that neither of them could have foreseen. 

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close that there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…



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32 comments:

  1. Sounds like a case of keeping the enemies close to find out what they're up to.

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    1. Yep - although they're not exactly enemies, but each has reason to mistrust the other!

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  2. So, her growing discomfort with him stems from unacknowledged desire rather than a sense that he's a bad dude. Good to know!

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    1. Yes, Kerry's actually one of the 'good guys' though he hides it well! :)

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  3. In spite of the distrust, Kerry is getting up close and personal with Jess. Really enjoy the technical aspects of this piece, Hywela.

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  4. Looks like there's some sexual chemistry brewing...

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  5. He's speaking to the computer as if he is talking to her. Lovely writing.

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    1. Oh thank you, Charmaine, so glad you liked it!

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, liked the subtext!

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica, glad that came through!

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  7. NIce double meaning. Sounds like she's already a goner! :-)

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    1. LOL Christina - you're absolutely right, much as she tries to deny it!

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  8. Ah, she totally is aware of him as a man.

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  9. Oh yes, you're so right Elaine, much as she's trying not to notice! :)

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  10. Quite skillful use of a double entendre! lol Well done!

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    1. Hi Teresa - thanks so much for your kind comment! :)

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  11. I'm sure a lot of people could benefit from a delicate touch. You can't go running right over most people!

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    1. Absolutely!Thanks for stopping by, Caitlin

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  12. "Perhaps the ship wasn’t the only thing that needed delicate handling." That's great. :D

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    1. Thanks Amy! She's really not sure how to react to him at this point! :)

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  13. She's definitely take with him. Great snippet.

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    1. Oh she is, more than she realises at this moment!Thanks Karen!

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  14. I wonder if he knows what he's doing to her. Great snippet.

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    1. Hi Diane, I think at this stage he's not sure if it's guilt or attraction she's feeling - and as for his own feelings, he's in denial! LOL

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  15. I wonder if he is guiding her thoughts in that direction on purpose...

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  16. Hi Elizabeth - thanks so much for stopping by, yes, I have a feeling Kerry always knows exactly what he's doing! :)

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  17. Love the character and relationship development.

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  18. I wonder if he hesitated before helping or if he just doesn't care at the contact. He seems to be mysterious.

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    1. Hi Linda - yes he is pretty mysterious, he doesn't give much away - but he's also fighting his growing feelings for her, because he still doesn't really trust her!

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