Welcome to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, Book Hooks. Writers share a short snippet of their works to entice you.
Rescuing Prince Charming is a science fiction romance that will be available for pre-order soon. The MS was a finalist in the Land of Enchantment RWA’s Rebecca contest — which I hope bodes well for sales.
In this hook the American heroine and alien hero, strangers to each other, have found a time bomb planted by saboteurs in Earth’s first starship, under construction with the help of alien Kwadrans. How’s that for starting a relationship off with a bang?
They’re now racing against time to get rid of the bomb before it explodes.
Behind her, the Kwadran’s footsteps banged down the starship’s metal ramp. “Where are you heading?”
He wasn’t even breathing hard. Dusty wanted to kiss him for his bravery and his conditioning. “Terrace,” she said. From there, she could throw the bomb into the ocean. She ran toward the only natural light in the huge cavern, where a pair of sliding glass doors led to a patio overlooking a fiord. “Time?”
Oh, God. It was still a long way to the doors. She tried to be a heroine and what did she get? A ticking time bomb eager to remove her appendix.
On the bright side, she couldn’t have asked for a sexier, more valiant companion on that long tunnel into the light. Rattled by fear, she’d called him arrogant, a jerk, and an idiot, but he was none of those. Well, maybe arrogant; he was, after all, Kwadran.
“Open…the door,” she panted.
He grunted with the effort of speeding up to pass her. His buttocks flexed with each step. When he reached the sliding doors, he yanked the handle.
Nothing happened. Except, of course, that a few more seconds ticked off the bomb’s timer. And her life.
Be sure to check out the book hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.
Rescuing Prince Charming will be the fourth book set in the Alien Contact for Idiots world. Here are the others: