16 December 2011

SFFS: An Excerpt from my Newest, THE CURE

Pushing to get a major chunk of my Aston novel RESURRECTION, I figured I'd take this week's Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday snippet from my latest published novel, The Cure. For those who haven't seen this one, it involves Mila Groso, a scientist who's lost her family and in her distress, makes up her mind to develop a cure for death. Unfortunately, not everyone is after her research for the same reasons:

Jorja smiled, knowing she still had her lover under complete control. Her feet padded along the floor as she eased inside a shower cube. Pressing a green button on the waterproof panel before her, streams of cleansing water slammed against her naked body. The warmth drove deep into her exhausted bones, relieving her tension and washing off the filth that came with her job.

She’d have to inform her superiors how close Mila’s lab was. In Jorja’s opinion, they needed to confront her immediately and put forth their demands. Once the cure proved effective, they had to have it. Mila would hand it over, or join her family a little sooner than she thought.

Jorja smiled as the door creaked open once more. When naked flesh brushed against her back, she turned and pinned her lover against the damp wall, then they kissed.

If you enjoyed this tidbit, catch the full first chapter on my site. And of course, the novel is available in e-book and paperback versions all over the place.


  1. Ooh! Sexy Sci-Fi Saturday! But you cut the snippet too short, me thinks. : )

    PS - Really enjoying Heroes.

  2. Great post...and since I've read the book already...I'll just keep my mouth shut. Shhhhh!!! :)

  3. Sexy Sci-Fi Saturday is right! :)

  4. Curious about the lover and why s/he has no name.
    Interesting snippet.

  5. Love steamy shower scenes!

    Great snippet!

  6. Hmm...I'm a tad behind with all these steamy scenes xD

  7. Yes, I did enjoy this tidbit!

    Another book to add to my Kindle. I'm very excited...probably had something to do with that shower scene.

    Nice how you divvied out some plot details and intrigue within a few sentences. I already feel as though I've been in the story.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

    Cary, can't give away too much in this scene... ;-)

    TK, yes...you've read this one...and had that instrumental hand in making the cover. :-P

    Misa, it's all part of the intrigue into the reader trying to figure out who the lover is... ;-)

    Glad everyone enjoyed this one...Jorja was a fairly fun character to write as an antagonist. :-)

  9. Nice showing the villain's point of view.

  10. With this one, it was imperative to show Jorja's point of view, to ramp up the tension.

  11. Niiiiiiiiiice...can't wait for my Christmas book money to get your entire series!

  12. Not sure what it stands at anymore, with all the new additions, but used to be that you could pick up all of my Aston West titles on an e-reader for the same price (or less) than any of the single print versions. Have to love e-books... :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I want to know exactly how she has her lover under control.

  14. If I'd added that, it may not have fallen within the SFFS guidelines. ;-)


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