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I’m posting snippets from my latest novel set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. The book releases on November 14th.
Tag line: Daredevil scientist and scarred alien in perilous alliance
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants.
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s unexpected meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can the daredevil scientist and scarred Watcher forge a new alliance despite their people’s antagonism?
Book 1 in a new SciFi series, Taxyon Space.
After Nikki’s lifepod crashed on Europa, she tumbled into a hole in the ice and saw a stranger’s face in the water below. He pulled her into the ocean under the surface ice and towed her to Galileo Station. You can read my last snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/10/spinning-spacesuit-snippet-from-europa.html
I’ve skipped to the next chapter. Forgive my abuse of semicolons in the excerpt.
Nikki woke, clawing into consciousness through a miasma of muddled thoughts. Where was she? Not dead, not frozen, or deprived of oxygen; she lay on her back on a cushioned surface in a temperate, breathable environment. The astringent odor of antiseptic stung her nostrils.
A minute passed, and a face loomed overhead. Instead of the green-eyed stranger she remembered seeing under the ice, an olive complexioned woman with a worried expression gazed at her from deep-set black eyes.
Her plump lips moved, “How are you feeling, Dr. Bell?”
Fighting nausea, Nikki struggled to sit up; her muscles were too weak to cooperate and her headache worsened.
The woman pushed her gently back onto the pillow, “Relax, you’re safe in Topside, the Upper Level of Galileo Station.”
The book is available for Pre-order for only 99c
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764DFSDM/
Now, I'm writing Book 2 in the series.
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