I, Effing Feline, interrupt my regularly scheduled snippets from Ed’s WIP, Never Saw a Purple Cow, to bring you a Mother’s Day special.
Today’s snippet is from Ed’s science fiction romance, Constellation XXI, which features a rather unique first contact with aliens. You see, one of the aliens is pregnant.
As in RIGHT NOW!
And Sienna Dukelsky, pilot of an out-of-control tugship (the space station equivalent of a tugboat), is the only female available to help with the birth. Background info — Chip is the book’s love interest, who smuggled the aliens onto Sienna’s ship. Geronimo is the nickname Chip has given the telepathic daddy.
“Oh, look!” A tiny red ‘puppy’ washed out with the blood and nearly shot past Sienna — but to her relief, she caught the squirming, hand-sized bundle of slipperiness. “It has a tail. Look, Chip, it has a tail.”
Birth comes, Geronimo thought in her head. What sex?
“No idea,” she answered, “but it has the cutest, thickest little tail I’ve ever seen.”
Male. Geronimo sounded wistful, making her wonder first if he’d hoped for a girl — and second, how well endowed Daddy was.
She scooped up the puppy and cradled it gently. It was a tiny little miracle, the miracle of life in a cosmos ruled by danger, entropy and decay, and she, Sienna Dukelsky had helped.
Effing Feline here again. Do I have a deal for you! 75% off Constellation XXI at Ed’s new online bookstore. (Be sure to bookmark it)
Am I a great cat or what?
- Here’s the link to Constellation XXI on Ed’s bookstore
- And here’s the coupon code: SE5HV6K4S0
Hip hip meow to all you mums out there!
Rediscovering Love at the Worst Possible Time
Although Sienna Dukelsky had been the most promising student pilot at Keening AstroSpace Academy, she inexplicably settles for a routine, unglamorous job guiding incoming spaceships to safe berths at Farflung Space Station. Rumors blamed her odd decision on heartbreak after Crispin Hunt, the love of her life, got expelled.
Approaching Farflung, Crispin’s freighter is greeted by Sienna’s tugship. Love almost rekindles, but is threatened by old betrayals. And when her ship loses power while aimed straight at the space station, Sienna must confront astonishing secrets about Crispin and his cargo—secrets that make hers the most important job in the whole galaxy.
Constellation XXI, Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station and Escapee.
Again, here’s the link to Ed’s bookstore, and here’s the coupon code: SE5HV6K4S0