Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you all had a great week. I had a busy one, with work, and puppy, and writing, and exercise. I am in training for the biggest event of my life in October – climbing Kilimanjaro! So I have 9 months to get in the best condition possible. And my trip to the mountain WILL emerge in book form for 2018, ie, boy signs up to climb the mountain, meets boy in training, falls in love on the climb. But that’s another story.
Regeneration was released last week and is currently on tour with Signal Boost Promotions. There are a few stops left on the tour with the chance to enter my giveaway at each one, so check out the list at the bottom and fill your boots (British-ism if you haven’t heard that!)
Anyway, time for this week’s snippet. Don’t forget to check out the Rainbow Snippets Group on Facebook for lots of great teasers from LGBTQI published works, WIPs, and recommendations.
I have one final snip from Regeneration, and next week I’ll be posting something different. In this scene, we get Novak’s point of view. He is four months away from Kim after escaping the prison everyone became locked up in. Will he leave Kim and the others there to rot?
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I rolled over and buried my face in the pillow with a groan. I’d given him hope anyway. I’d told him I’d go back for him, and it had been months. He’d probably lost any belief he had of ever getting out of that place, and was damning me to hell. I tried to tell myself it wasn’t just him, but that Susan and Dina were waiting on me too, but they didn’t seem to matter. Kim mattered.
I reminded myself again how he’d saved me, and the way I’d felt when night fell on Immortasia and he’d been in danger of freezing to death. The idea of him dying in front of me filled me with panic. The thought of him living in that place, a virtual slave, made me sick. I had to go back. Even if I died trying, I had to go back for him.
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In the 23rd Century in the galaxy of Sigma Kappa, Kim Fortune was the first surviving experimental enhanced human—a regenerate. Aged fifteen, he escaped the lab and years later, his failings as a regenerate and the suspicion of regular humans, leave him lonely and lacking in self-worth. Stranded on an abandoned planet, the arrival of a stricken ship and its crew give him hope that he may finally find what he always longed for—love.
Christian Novak is a successful regenerate with all the intended attributes—including lack of human emotion. Despite their immediate attraction to each other, Kim’s failing confidence, and Christian’s inability to empathize are a recipe for disaster. But war, imprisonment, and danger throw them together, and after each saves the other’s life, their feelings begin to change.
Can a seemingly unsuitable pair ever find love, or is a future together destined to fail?