Cover reveal – part 5

Thought I’d do something fun this time around for my cover reveal for my new sci-fi novella. Each day this week I’ll reveal one puzzle piece at a time, along with a piece of the first chapter. By Friday evening you’ll have the full cover and the full first chapter of the book.

Stars puzzle 5

CHAPTER ONE – PART FIVE

Cade’s smile lit up his hazel eyes. “Perfect. I mean, I’d hate to start with one instructor and then have to switch to another, you know?” Cade explained quickly, then cleared his throat. “So…what do you have available for tomorrow?”

Toby blinked, suddenly feeling a bit off-kilter around Cade. “Ummm…” he pulled his gaze away from the other man. “How ‘bout one o’clock?”

“Works for me,” Cade answered.

“Do you need to rent gear? We’ve got everything here.”

Cade shook his head. “Nope, I’ve got my own. Just need a tank.”

Toby typed in Cade’s name on the schedule. “Not a problem. Looks like I’ll see you tomorrow, then.”

Cade stuck out his hand, which Toby shook, and which Cade held onto for a heartbeat longer than normal. “Looking forward to it,” he replied, then pulled his sunglasses down and turned and headed for the front door.

Toby stood there stock-still until the door closed behind Cade and then he sat down heavily in the chair behind him.

What the hell just happened?

He was still sitting there staring off into space five minutes later when Hank’s voice roused him.

“You’re doin’ an awfully good impression of a fish out of water with your mouth hanging open like that.”

Toby snapped his jaw shut but must’ve still had a confused look on his face.

“What’s with you, kid?”

“Do you have any idea who that guy was?”

“Should I?”

Toby jumped to his feet. “It was Commander Flynn! Caden Flynn!”

TO BE CONTINUED LATER TODAY!

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