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. Here’s the FINAL piece!
CHAPTER ONE – PART SIX
Hank furrowed his brow. “He’s an Alliance guy?”
“Not just any Alliance guy, the Alliance guy! His father built the StarDrive engine! Without that, we’d still be stuck on Earth!” Toby started to pace, hands flying around. “It’s my Holy Grail, for cryin’ out loud! It’s what I’ve been striving for since I joined the Alliance. To work on that engine and the Gemini project! And Cade…he’s a legend in his own right. The man’s amazing. Best test pilot in the Alliance. We will break that third barrier and it will be because of him. That man’s gonna be captain of the first intergalactic ship, too, I guarantee it. And what are the chances he walks in here and I get to teach him to dive?! It’s nuts!”
Toby stopped his excited pacing to see Hank looking at him, amused, arms crossed over his chest.
“Sounds like you got a case of hero worship goin’ on. Or is it more than that? I mean, I wouldn’t blame you. He’s a good lookin’ guy.”
Toby was taken aback. “What? No, it’s not like that. I just admire the man, that’s all.”
“Mmm-hmm. Last time I saw you this worked up about a guy you were asking him to move in with you.”
Toby made a face. “Yeah, and look how that turned out. The Alliance and relationships don’t mix. I found that out the hard way. I’m never going down that road again. Besides, I’m not attracted to him.”
Hank pushed away from the counter with an arched eyebrow and a smirk.
“I’m not! Really…I’m not,” he called after the other man, but deep down Toby wondered who he was trying to convince.
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 2 OF “AN ENDLESS SEA OF STARS” – NOW AVAILABLE!
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