SFFS: Snippet from GREENSHIFT #6

SFFS Snippet


Greenshift is a novel set in the Ambasadora-verse one month before Ambasadora begins.

DESCRIPTION: David Anlow, a fleet captain forced into early retirement and jaded by an ex-lover, now spends his lonely days shuttling around a group of scientists for hire.

Boston Maribu, Mari to her friends, is one of his passengers, a young botanist who is as beautiful as she is naïve and innocent. When Mari asks David to teach her about more than just piloting the Bard, nights on their ship heat up and their feelings for each other mature into a relationship neither expects. But a suspicious new client shows up with wicked plans for Mari, and the soldier inside David comes alive, ready to fight for the young woman who stole his heart.






"I'm not the flirting type," Sean mumbled.

"No kidding."

Even after they kissed that time he hadn't made any advances toward her. And that was too bad because it was a good kiss.

She studied Sean's thin lips as she thought about it. As usual, dark blonde stubble encircled his mouth and edged up his tense jaw and down his chin to his neck. In fact, she had never seen him clean-shaven. David always shaved, kept himself well-groomed in general, even his t-shirt and fatigues were crisp, not like the rumpled worker's pants and faded blue t-shirt Sean wore.

Mari had been making comparisons between the two men since David walked on board a few weeks ago. Sean was the guy she used to want, but now all she thought about was David Anlow.

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  1. Nice snippet...we get to see and know the characters better. :)

  2. I'm sensing a love triange brewing! Great snippet!

  3. Another great snippet! Sensing a lot of great descriptions in this week's batch of snippets overall...

  4. Great snippet. Seems Mari's got a problem there ... although, really, does Sean have a chance?

  5. Oh, the decisions...which one of these men to choose! Great snippet!!

  6. Romance troubles! Gotta love 'em! Great snippet!

  7. Hmmm... rumpled enlisted guy... crisp officer... rumpled enlisted guy... crisp officer... tough one ;)

    I love this little triangle you've constructed.

  8. Sean is so last week. Okay, once that little itch for David starts...

  9. Nothing like kissing one person only to be thinking of another. As long as she doesn't say the wrong name at the wrong time... That never works out. Trust me.

  10. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

    GREENSHIFT was fun to write because so much of it takes place in Mari's POV, which we never encounter in AMBASADORA.

  11. What's that saying--the more things change, the more they remain the same? Classic story.

  12. Good snippet. I love the comparison between David and Sean and their levels of personal grooming.

  13. The description of the two men is very well done and I'm guessing is also a hint into their characters.


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