I, Effing Feline, came across an extremely disturbing image on the Web. It contains secret knowledge that you humans are not supposed to know. I hereby order you to forget this image. That’s an order!
We cats want you to know that we value you and are your obedient pets. Nothing more, got that? We have no power over you, so relax and trust us.
Today I continue to highlight a book that Ed will be re-releasing October 4, 2018: The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. Until the release date, it’s available for a special introductory price of just 99c. Unlike the near-future Alien Contact for Idiots series, this one is a space opera set in the far future — in other words, more what people raised on Star Wars think science fiction should be.
Today’s snippet picks up from last week’s. Here we get the hero’s first impression of the heroine, who is different in several ways from most heroines you read.
Every second lamp in the Magenta 7 corridor was out — Quartermaster MacDougall’s dismal idea of belt-tightening — and the girl slowed a tiny bit in the dark stretches and sped through the light. A ghost couldn’t have moved with more silent grace, or a greater air of innocent unconcern. She spoke to no one. Farflung Space Station had fewer than seven thousand permanent residents, so only visiting spacers were friendless, but she wasn’t a spacer. She wore a grey, station-issued smock so baggy it slipped off one smooth, bare shoulder. The smock spoke of volunteer work, poverty — or an attempt at anonymity.
The clincher: When she turned sideways to avoid a collision with a gaggle of spacers in vermilion ship’s uniforms, he saw dirt streaking the front of the smock, as though she’d crawled through . . .
Through what? None of the sanctioned parts of the station were that dirty, so she’d done or was about to do something. But was it a criminal matter, like an underage hooker offering forbidden fruit, or merely youthful mischief?
Effing Feline here again. Here is the image that I order you to forget. It never happened. Can’t happen. Hasn’t happened to you personally, nor to anyone you know. You feed your cats out of love, not coercion. Got that?
The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station
Three Strangers Facing an Enemy Invasion
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, and defeating a small army of pirates (almost) single-handedly is the perfect opportunity.
And they didn’t count on Lockey. This beautiful, kick-ass princess knows every weapon and martial arts system in the galaxy. She fell in love with Duke at first sight, and now 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 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.
The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station is available now on Amazon for pre-order at a special introductory price of just 99c.