Who’ll get the guy — princess or waif? #mfrwhooks

With Alien Contact for Runaway Moms now live, I’m switching to my next project. I recently got the rights back to The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. It’s perhaps my favorite book, and the heroine is definitely my favorite, so I revisited the book, expanding on three scenes that had more emotion in them. The second edition up for pre-order.

Among the changes I made are a new cover and a new blurb. Since you can’t get more hook-like than a blurb, I’m posting it for you today.

Three Strangers Facing an Enemy Invasion

A “travel poster” I made for this book.

The space pirates think they’ve conquered Farflung Space Station — but they didn’t count on Duke. The station’s Head of Security wants to prove to his army-officer parents he’s outgrown his youthful rebelliousness. Defeating a small army of pirates single-handedly is the perfect opportunity.

And they didn’t count on Lockey. This kick-ass princess knows every weapon and martial arts system in the galaxy. She fell in love with Duke at first sight, so winning his heart — and destroying the pirates are her greatest desires.

And most importantly, the pirates didn’t count on Sandrina. After loving Duke from afar, she now yearns to fight with—and for — him. The attractive waif has discovered so many of Farflung’s secrets that she’s the most powerful person on the station, though nobody knows it yet.

They’re about to find out.

As I imagine you can tell, this is science fiction adventure laced liberally with romance. I usually aim for a 50/50 split, but this book is probably more like 60/40. The question I pose in the title is legitimate, in that after I’d written most of it, I wasn’t sure who was going to get the girl — it could’ve been any combination of the three main characters!

Be sure to check out the hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.



  1. I love the new cover, Ed.

    1. I’ll pass that along to Jaycee.

      It’s weird working with an illustrator who’s actually local and whom I see occasionally. The editor on the first edition was in Canada, the illustrator in Germany. For my Alien Contact series, the editor/cover artist is in South Africa. Of course, I’m sure you run into the same thing, with even greater distances.

  2. Great story, Ed 🙂 Lost touch since I got banned from FB but I’m getting back into writing again (wave) catch me on MeWe.

    1. Welcome back, Kathy!

  3. What an interesting concept for a story. I like the idea taht you didn’t know who would win until the end.

    1. The only possibility that the characters themselves had discarded was Duke + Princess.

  4. henhousepublishing · · Reply

    My mind heads immediately for the gutter: threesome?

    1. That is indeed one of the options I considered, although Princess and Waif living happily every after was discarded only near the end of the first draft.

  5. Just like you to leave us hanging wanting to know more. 😉

    1. That’s the purpose of hooks, right?

  6. I am always left wanting more…and the rest of the story. Will be reading this soon!

    1. That’s music to my ears, Lisa. Thanks!

  7. We live in a time where the world’s talented artist and creatives are a click away. Does this book take place in the same solar system as Alien Contact for Runaway Moms?

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