On a far-off planet, a virus continues to destroy the female reproductive capabilities of an alien species. Female humans are temporarily used as surrogates while scientists work on a cure, but things are not moving fast enough for the alien general of the USS mothership. He wants access to earth, to limitless female humans, and will do whatever it takes to locate the data chip that holds the code to bypass earth’s tightly secured atmosphere.
Rowen Teschner, a captain on the USS mothership, returns from a mission and is unexpectedly discharged and relocated to another starship. With losing everything he’s worked for, life on the starship is a chance for him to start over. As part of his new job, he is required to volunteer. His duty as a volunteer is to make sure Aeva, a genetically engineered human, gets her memory back before interrogation day. She was volunteering on a cargo ship when the ship was hijacked. A poisonous gas was emitted killing the crew, but she survived, and the alien investigation team is demanding answers. If they don’t get the answers they want, it could potentially lead to her demise.
As Aeva’s story unravels, Rowen is caught between starting a new life and putting his life on the line to protect her.
****This is a space opera sci-fi with military action and a touch of real-life romance that both men and women will enjoy. It’s rated 18+ with mature content.
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Smashwords is having an ebook reading week from March 5th -11th. During this week, all participating books will be either discounted or free. I wanted to share that Aeva: The Last Hope by Tori C. Lore will be free to download during this week.
I’ve been working on book two of the sci-fi space opera. I had wanted to get the romance revised/edited and out this year but that will be delayed until I figure out exactly where I want to go with it. I’m not naturally a romance writer so after going through the first revision, I just didn’t feel it would be ready within the year. I’m wanting to get the fantasy book out, so I’ve been editing it like crazy. However, suddenly, I had this urge to work on the cyberpunk characters. I have a character named Isamari. That’s not her real name. Rather, it’s her hologram name. She is a side character who works with the mc and whom the mc bumps into later. Normally, I don’t focus on side characters but Isamari is just itching to be written.
I know very little about Isamari, and I never intended to know her more than just a co-worker, but as I think more about her, I realize she plays an important part of the story. Her part is small, but she creates tension for the mc. So, because of that, she needs to be more developed than intended. I’m pretty excited because I kind of want to know who she is.
Do you ever get sidetracked by a minor character? Do you let them grow and become a bigger part of your story, or do you remind yourself that they’re not that important and keep them in the background? I’m curious.
If you remember, I was in the Writer’s Unite anthology awhile back but under a different publisher. I’m not sure what became of that publisher but the Writer’s Unite! team is at it again with a new publisher and two volumes of fantasy short stories. I’m in the first one with the same story (that was published with the previous publisher). There have been minor revisions/editing to my story but it’s still the same theme and magic and all the wonderful things you’ll find in a fantasy story.
The ebook will be released on December 15, 2021, but you can preorder on December 1, 2021.
I had a little hiccup which led to some of the apps delivering the ebook on April 2nd. I really enjoyed writing this story and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. The other day, when the snow began falling gently where I live (before the snowstorm), it reminded me of the scene in the story when the first snow fell on the rain planet. It only snows every 25 years so it’s always a special event. I’m glad we have winters here. When the earth is covered in a blanket of white, it’s really breathtaking.
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