I'm working through a first draft on a brand new novella, which I'm currently labeling FALLEN (thanks to JC Cassels for the assist on naming). Ol' Aston is going to have his hands full in this one, and it starts off from the very beginning, when he's facing off against a pirate vessel coming in fast...enjoy!
“Whoever you are, I hate to disappoint you, but I’m not carrying any cargo.”
“They’ve entered weapons range.”
Still no response, and I began to wonder what the problem was. Just before I had Jeanie set an escape route, and take us to hyperspeed, a window finally opened at the side of my forward viewscreen.
And it was at that very moment I realized that poor timing had nothing to do with it.
“Jaysen Ro,” I muttered.
I’d thought I’d seen the last of those haunting eyes, blue lenses that filled both sockets, when I’d turned him in for stealing an obscene amount of money from a casino transport. The fact that I’d had the money first really hadn’t been a problem.
“Miss me?” He grumbled, finishing with a snarl.
If you're a fan of Aston, I hope you recognize where he met up with this villain before...and if you can't wait for this one to show up for sale, be sure to check out all of my other novels and novellas.
"Miss me?" Old foes - this should be interesting. Nice premise :)ReplyDelete
"Poor timing had nothing to do with it" - great line. Gives a new spin to what is happening, and feeds nicely into the dialogue with Ro. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Aston tends to have a lot of old foes. It's a wonder he can go anywhere... ;-)ReplyDelete
He also tends to be followed a lot more often than he realizes. I'm not sure why he hasn't picked up on that fact and planned accordingly. :-)
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I like that he preps with an escape route on the ready. Smile at everyone you meet and have a plan to kill them. Should be an interesting exchange between the two. Great Snippet!ReplyDelete
Hooray! Glad to help!ReplyDelete
If it weren't for bad luck, Aston would have no luck at all. I don't know how he racks up so many enemies. All he's trying to do is make a dishonest living.
Jaysen is a great villain name, especially if he has haunting blue eyes.ReplyDelete
Sounds like it's going to be a 'fun' reunion!ReplyDelete
I always love when villains enter the scene. It's when we see the best of our heroes. You've got great wording and dialogue here, TM.ReplyDelete
It's definitely going to be an interesting story...now to finish it. ;-)ReplyDelete
Yet ANOTHER old friend of Aston's...will it never end? Always in trouble...I can't wait to read this one!!ReplyDelete
Does he know anyone who isn't an enemy?ReplyDelete
Ah, an old advisory. Those make interesting villains. Nothing like starting out with a bad problem...that can only get worse!ReplyDelete
I love it when a past decision comes back to haunt. Nice beginning.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Yes, Aston has a few real friends out there...but they're few and far between. One of them is featured prominently in Death Brings Victory, actually. ;-)ReplyDelete