SFFS: Snippet #4 from Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light

AMBASADORA BOOK 1: Marked by Light

DESCRIPTION: If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?

Sara Mendoza is captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason by the Embassy, but she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy's intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she's already in love with him.

Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn't value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.


The character which elicits more comments, questions, and interest than any other in the Ambasadora-verse is Rainer Varden. Here's an excerpt where Rainer is blackmailing Solimar Robbins while she lies in a hospital bed recovering from injuries. Oh, and for those of you who read those spicy scenes in Greenshift, you'll think about them a little differently now.

"Do the other passengers aboard the Bard know you have monitors all over the ship?" Rainer asked.

"Of course," Solimar said without looking directly at him.

"Even in their private suites?"

Her blue eyes greyed.

"You see, Solimar, I know more about everyone on the Bard than even you do. And, I know you sell private vids of the passengers to pay for your grand lifestyle. I hear the ones of your pilot teaching his young Socialite how to dock fetch the best prices."

Tears flowed freely from the dull lakes of her eyes. "I don't know what you're talking about."

"Yes, you do, and that's why I'm willing to help you."

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  1. I remember this part. And can I just say again what an amazing book it was!!!

  2. Enjoyed this part of the story when reading the full novel...definitely worth picking up, for those who haven't already...

  3. Oh, he's only trying to be helpful. Trust me. Love the names, love the characters, loved the book! Bring on the next!

  4. Good ol' Rainer is up to his tricks again. I remember this part of the book as well. And, I can't say enough how great this book is! Thanks for an excellent story, Heidi!

    If you haven't read it yet, go buy a copy and read it NOW!

  5. I haven't had the pleasure of reading the book, but will be buying it now!
    I took the liberty of reading all of the snippets. The descriptions in #3 were out of this world! Damn, missus, i have a LOT of climbing before i am standing next to you!! WOW! well done!!

  6. Help? It doesn't sound that way to me.

  7. How are we defining "help" here?

  8. I also haven't had the pleasure of reading the novel yet, but it's definitely on my TBR list. You've got an engaging tone and clearly the kind of intricacy and drama that I love. Excellent snippet.

  9. Very interesting--must get book!

  10. He has an interesting definition of help!

  11. Oh, he's going to help. Help himself, no doubt.

  12. I can't decide how I feel about Rainer. I'd love to spend some time with him one on one, just to help make up my mind. ;)

    I love this book. I can't say enough good about it.


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