Archive | July 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo – I’m a winner!

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At the beginning of July I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo, giving myself a goal of writing 40,000 words for Rogue Soldier (the sequel to Broken Soldier). And today I reached that goal! Not only that, but the book’s not done yet! I expect it to top out around 40,000 words. Woot! I hope to have Rogue Soldier published in September.

As a tease for you, here’s the synopsis:

Rogue Soldier, Shadow Unit #2
 


Shadow Unit may have overturned the illegal arms cartel in Kuala Lumpur, but the harrowing undercover op left scars on Sergeants Shawn Weller and Connor Finley—both emotional and physical. Slowly, patiently, they piece their partnership back together, closer now than ever before.

Until a new mission threatens to tear them apart.

When Connor accidentally kills a civilian, he questions his job, his abilities, his worth. A timely offer of promotion seems his only way out, even though it means transferring out of Shadow Unit and away from Shawn.

The arrival of Julian Montgomery, Shawn’s former CIA partner and lover, further strains their relationship. Julian knows all Shawn’s secrets as well as the past Shawn has kept hidden from Connor. Now the self-serving Julian wants Shawn back—with the CIA and with him. No one will get in his way. Including Connor.

When the joint Shadow Unit/CIA mission to stop the supplier of a deadly biological weapon goes sideways, Connor is captured, tortured, and used as a human test subject. It’s a race against time to save his life. But who can Shawn trust?

And who has gone rogue?

Missed Shawn and Connor’s earlier adventures? Read BROKEN SOLDIER, available from your favorite retailer.

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BROKEN SOLDIER:
51,000 words

BLURB:
Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller are dedicated soldiers working covert ops for Shadow Unit — a joint UK/US anti-terrorism task force.

Partners in the field and out, they had been through hell together for the last four years and made it through standing side by side. But when their latest undercover op to bring down an arms dealer plunges them into a world of drugs, sex and violence, Shawn must literally get in bed with the enemy in order to complete the mission. And Connor is forced to watch, helpless, as his partner is broken into pieces.

Will love be enough to put them both back together or will this be their final mission

WARNING: Contains scenes of drug use, graphic sex and realistic situations

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Throwback Thursday – A New Beginning

For Throwback Thursday I thought I’d share a flash fic I wrote two years ago for the Queer SciFi contest. I was rather proud of this little piece, tackling both homophobia and xenophobia in only 300 words.
“A New Beginning”
The blade of the energy weapon swung downward in a deadly arc. Trey ducked and thrust forward, his weapon finding its target. The reptilian Gorgon dropped heavily at Trey’s feet, dead. Before his enemy’s body hit the ground Trey was scanning the battlefield, desperately searching for…there. There was Zane, the man he had loved for more than a decade, running toward him.
 
Love. It was why this war started a year ago, when the Gorgons arrived on Janos Prime. They said they came in peace, wishing to trade goods with the Janosians. But when the Gorgons discovered that theirs was a society where men loved men, mated and reproduced with men, everything changed. They were called “abhorrent” and “unnatural”. And the killings began.
 
The Janosians were not warriors, unaccustomed to battle. But they were fighting for their lives and the lives of the ones they loved, for their society and way of life. They refused to be defeated. They used their vastly superior intelligence against the Gorgons…and they were winning. It had all come down to this, the final battle. If their strike team was successful the entire Gorgon headquarters would be wiped out in a massive explosion.
 
Zane raced up to Trey, pulled him close, his breathing harsh against Trey’s ear, but not loud enough to drown out the screams of their friends dying around them. Then the sound they’d been waiting for. The explosion lit up the sky, shook everything to a halt on the battlefield. The Gorgons turned and ran in defeat.
 
A joyous cry went up in celebration. Weapons were dropped, men embraced one another, crying and laughing.
 
Zane looked at Trey, his light blue skin streaked with dirt and blood. “Is it really the end?”
 
Trey smiled, kissed him softly. “It is a new beginning.”


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Interested in more of my sci-fi? Check out An Endless Sea of Stars!
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“The year is 2121. While Earth has conquered exploration of the Milky Way, we have yet to develop an interstellar engine to take us beyond our own galaxy. Thus the Intergalactic Exploration Alliance and the Gemini Project were formed.
Lieutenant Tobias Dekker is fresh out of the IEA academy and determined to be assigned to the Gemini engineering team. Putting career above all else. He knows from experience that relationships have no place in the Alliance. Commander Caden Flynn is equally determined to see the Gemini prototype take flight to uncharted space. The engine is his late father’s design and he wants nothing more than to be the test pilot that breaks the next light speed barrier.
Two men dreaming of a sea of stars find that it’s instead an ocean here on Earth that brings them together. Can Cade convince Toby to open up his heart and take a chance on love and explore the universe with him, side by side?”