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Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Heat with Sizzle by Janice Seagraves

Here’s something to help heat up your summer.
Blurb: Team Alpha Three’s spaceship is out of power after fighting a wormhole, and parked on the primitive world of Zenevieva. With half the team sick from radiation poisoning, the team commander entrust geologist, Maya Gladstone, to find enough matrix crystals to power up their spacecraft, so they can go home to Earth.
Vach Namaste of the powerful Clan Namaste, a native of the planet, has desired the lovely Maya since she stepped off the spaceship on that astonishing day a year ago. He’s hounded her every step since. As Hymeneal Night approaches, he makes plans to take her as his bride… willing or not.
Excerpt: As promised, Maya bought another cheap tote so she wouldn’t damage her prize. Then she worked her way through the bazaar, buying supplies for the next day’s trip. As she went from tent to tent, hunting down the few veggies, fruit and other types of food that she could digest, she caught glimpses of the Zeeman following her. She tensed. What does he want with me?
She stalked completely round one of the tents to come face to face with him. Now’s my chance. “Why are you following me?”
“What? I don’t know what you mean.” He took a step back.
Maya grabbed a fistful of his dark brown robes. “Yes, you do. You’ve been dogging my steps from the moment I set foot on your planet.” She suddenly noticed that the young man was bigger than she’d thought. His chest was deep and his shoulders broad. His arms were larger than Bobby’s and he worked out. And here I am, holding him by his clothes.
He stared at her hand. “I like you and want to get to know you. If you were one of my people, I would woo you.”
She realized his robe wasn’t made from the rough, homespun fabric used by the common Zeeman. Is he a clan lord?  Maya loosened her grip on the silky material. “Who are you?”
He moved back and swept his arm down in an elaborate bow. “My name is Vach Namaste of the Namaste clan. It would please me if you remembered it.”
With a flutter of his robes, he hurried away, weaving through the crowd. It wasn’t until he had disappeared that Maya realized that he’d been speaking to her in English.


Sandy said...

Woo hoo! A strong man and a strong woman. Great excerpt, Janice!

Tina Donahue said...

Loved your excerpt, Janice!

Rose Anderson said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, Janice. Best luck.

Cara Marsi said...

I, too, loved the excerpt, Janice. Thanks for sharing.

jean hart stewart said...

Of course I loved the excerpt too. Who wouldn't?

Polly McCrillis said...

Terrific excerpt, Janice, and I really like your character names, Maya and Vach. Together they just sound right.

Melissa Keir said...

What a great excerpt! I love the cover! All the best!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Sandy, Thank you. I like to write them strong.

Hi Tina, Thank you.

Hi Rose, Thank you.

Hi Cara, Thank you.

Hi Jean, Thank you for saying so.

Hi Polly, I'm glad you think so. :)

Hi Melissa, Thank you. :)


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