Friday, February 15, 2013

SFR Brigade presents: Kidnapped

Ooh, it's that day of the week again. Magic! The SFR Brigade presents... A number of talented scifi romance writers share snippets from their current books or works in process. Check out this page for links to the others!

Today, I would love to talk about Kidnapped. This was my first book with Desert Breeze Publishing, released last year. It is currently available as an e-book, and will be available as a paperback some time during February, but I don't know the date yet. Soon, anyway.

Let's get to the snippet, and I'll tell you more about the book below!

The silence in the cell seemed almost tangible and she swallowed hard. She didn't have much hope that pleading to the cold eyes staring at her could be successful, but she still tried her best, "Please don't rape me."
It was her biggest fear after being murdered, and she wasn't at all prepared for his response; he started laughing.
She had the impression he didn't laugh often, and it changed his entire appearance. The handsome side became boyish and even better looking, and the nightmarish part of his face somehow softened. "Rape you? Now why would I want to do that to a skinny little thing like you?"
The response made her feel both relieved and offended. Someone looking like he didn't even have a thought of having sex with her?
He surprised her again, by sitting down on the floor next to her, mercifully turning the ruined side of his face away. "I'm Travis 152 of the Alliance space control."
The phrase wasn't exactly "space control," but it was the closest thing her brain could interpret it to. And, "Travis?" What kind of name was that for someone like him?
"You're my prisoner, and this is a holding cell. You're charged for interacting with the rebel leader William Reynolds."
He paused, as if checking if his words made any sense to her. Patricia did understand, she understood just fine, and she burst out, "I am an American citizen. Whoever you are, you can't just take me like this."
He answered dryly, "Yes, actually, I can. I did. And it's not like your little planet, what did you call it, America, will be able to do anything about it. I can assure you everything will be much easier if you just cooperate and tell me what you know. Do you have a name?"


It's a late winter night when Patricia Risden heads home in her car, on a road she's driven many times before. She doesn't have a care in the world, that is, until a man appears from nowhere, right in front of her.

 The next thing she knows is being a prisoner of the unscrupulous Alliance Commander Travis 152; an intimidating man who demands information and complete cooperation. Travis soon realizes his mistake; Tricia doesn't know anything, and she is incapable of even getting a glass of water from the ship's computer. 

Infamous for being a ruthless executioner, conditioned since childhood to feel nothing besides fear and pain, he still deems her harmless, and finds enough pity for the lost young woman to let her out of the cell; a decision that will change both their lives forever.

If you want to read Kidnapped, it's available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and everywhere ebooks are sold. As soon as the paperback is available, any bookstore will be able to carry it. I'm excited, of course, can't wait to see it in print! =D


  1. Planet America. I love that; it really helps set up his alien presence and unfamiliarity with her and Earth.

  2. Very different. Enough to get me to check out the sample.

  3. Cool scene, with an atypical heroine ... and I mean that as a compliment!

    1. Thank you! =D Poor Patricia is way out of her league, LOL!

  4. Oh, wow! This grabbed my attention right away. I definitely want to read this. Love the emotions!

    1. I'm so happy you like the excerpt! Thank you for stopping by! =D


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