Requiem by @PLParker is a Stress Busting Festival pick #scifiromance #scifi #romance #giveaway
Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Science fiction romance
The rebels are losing the intergalactic war.
They need a prototype of the Deg’Nara’s latest weapon, a planet-killer, to survive. A covert operations team is tasked with finding and retrieving the weapon. Their mission is proceeding as planned but goes horribly wrong when Ashyr, a space pirate, swoops in and literally tears the weapon from the team’s hands.
Cam can’t let that happen. Impetuous, reckless, and determined to retrieve it at all costs, she throws herself onto Ashyr’s ship and the battle begins.
Cam silently raged as she banged the restraint against the wall. Ashyr was so dead! Before leaving the transport, he’d bound her wrist again and then locked her in his quarters after finally admitting he was delivering the kraebek to the buyer. He’d ignored her rants and pleas, giving her some half-assed excuse about not wanting her to mess up the exchange. I would’ve too! He could say all he wanted but the kraebek belonged to the rebels and she wasn’t giving up until it was in their hands.
“Damn you, Ashyr,” she fumed. The kraebek meant so much to the rebels, a game changer and that meant saving a lot of lives in the process. “Just wait ‘til I get my hands on you.”
She yanked at the restraint again, groaning as pain radiated from her wrist. She grabbed the length in both hands and jerked, straining with every ounce of her power, but no luck. No matter how hard she tried, the frickin’ thing held tight. She dropped down on the bed, pounding her fist into the coverlet. It wasn’t fair! After all she’d gone through, the kraebek should belong to her.
A tentative knock sounded at the doorway.
“Cam,” Lephtan’s voice called. “Are you awake?”
“What’d ya think, asshole. Yes, damnit,” she ground out.
“Um,” he coughed. “I’m supposed to let you out.”
She jerked upright. “Then do it Brain Dead. Don’t make me wait any longer.”
“You won’t hurt me, will you?”
“I’ll only hurt you if you don’t get your ass in here immediately and let me loose.”
“Oh…okay.” The entry panel slid open and Lephtan leaned in, his look one of intense consternation. He inched forward, as though walking on thin ice, hands held out in supplication. “I’m going to unlock the wrist restraint and then we’re supposed to join Ashyr and Thrall. Don’t hurt me.”
She held herself still as he cautiously worked the controls of the restraint and then backed up as if he expected her to explode at any parsec. She rubbed her hand over the sore wrist, glaring at him all the while.
“It wasn’t…it wasn’t my fault,” he stammered. “Ashyr made the decision to hold you here while he met with the Mogishada.”
Head down, she barreled towards the doorway almost tackling Lephtan in her haste to escape. She pulled up short. “The Mogishada? They’re giving my kraebek to the Mogishada? Why in the hell for?”
Lephtan scurried after her as she raced out of the transport. “The ‘Shadas are the buyers. They paid Agu’Di a lot of credits to obtain the prototype.”
Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):
New Concepts Publishing: https://www.newconceptspublishing.com/product-page/copy-of-deg-nara-four-requiem
What’s your favorite way to combat stress?
I generally like to take a hot bath and read while I’m in there. Best way for me to relax. I have also been known to eat a Twinkie on occasion if I’m really stressed!
Why is your featured book a stress busting read?
Requiem is full of action and romance. My readers say it grabs them from the very first page and transports them into another world. What better way than to retreat from the troubles at hand and escape to a new adventure.
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I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have three sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and little grandson. Over the years, I taught and performed dance but as time passed, I decided to try my hand at a new endeavor - writing. I enjoy life and all its promises.
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