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Saffron – Book 1 Chimera Series by @PLParker is an Indie Reads event pick #romance #scifi #giveaway
Title: Saffron – Book 1 Chimera Series
Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Post-apocalyptic science fiction romance
The alien invasion has left humanity teetering on the brink of total annihilation. The survivors need an edge, and fierce huntress Saffron sets out to make that happen. Smart, fast, strong, with razor keen senses, all Saff really cares about is wiping the invaders from the face of planet Earth. But life has a way of changing and when the hunter, Gabe, tracks her to the underground fortress, her world takes on new meaning.
By now, the rain had increased to a steady stream. Thunder rolled in the distance but didn’t appear lightning was happening anywhere near them. One thing to be grateful for. He found a good spot under a tall conifer and hunkered down. Going to be a long watch. At least here under the tree, he was shielded from most of the rain but common sense warned that if it’d been a lightning storm, he’d have had to find a better place. He’d heard stories about people taking shelter under trees during a storm and not living to tell about it later. He didn’t want to be one of them. Besides that, lightning storms and the threat of fire could be a major problem and he had no desire to be caught in the middle of a forest fire. At least not in this getup! His imagination whirled. Death by forest fire and his smoking body found later, still in the stupid hat and the garbage bag.
The branches rustled and then Wolf squatted down. “Thought I’d keep you company for a while. Know I wasn’t followed but seems to be more jackers wandering the hills.” He shook his head flipping water from the dark braid. “Might be they have a camp somewhere close. Wouldn’t doubt it. Even those bastards aren’t safe from the ADs.”
“Might think they are but no one really is. Maybe they’re helping the Friems and maybe they think by helping the bastards, they’ll be safe. Wouldn’t put it past them. Not known for much brain power.”
“Makes a person wonder,” Wolf muttered. “Can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would help them. Especially now when it looks like they might be colonizing.” He slanted an amused look in Gabe’s direction. “Nice raincoat.”
Wolf of course had a perfectly normal raincoat on, one of those plastic orange things that were sold by the millions many decades ago.
“Yours is better,” he groused feeling even more ridiculous.
“Wonder why Saff didn’t lend you hers?”
Gabe’s teeth ground together. “She has one?”
“We all do,” Wolf chuckled. “Found a whole cache of them when we opened up one of the storage rooms in the redoubt.” His chuckle grew to an outright laugh, unusual for the stern-faced male.
In the depths of Maggie’s tent, Saff buried her face in her coat giggling uncontrollably. Ingrid was going to kill her when she found out what she’d done with the garbage bag. They were almost like gold nowadays and Ingrid was very stingy when it came to handing them out.
Paybacks are hell she thought. But it was just too damn funny.
For a while after, she listened to their voices, so clear as to seem they were right next to her. Gabe’s low murmurs and Wolf’s replies. Talking about everything and nothing. Silly as it seemed, it made her feel safe knowing Gabe was nearby. She had this dumb idea that he would protect her. Like I need protecting. But it was nice pretending.
First thing she would do when they got back to the redoubt would be to call a sister meeting and warn the girls off, making sure they knew without doubt that she was staking a claim. Gabe was hers until she decided whether or not there was even the slightest chance of a relationship. Sage was the only one who might be a problem but Saff could handle her.
Decision made, she finally let sleep claim her.
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If you like hunky males and strong, determined women, Saffron is a perfect fit. She’s a huntress, searching the ruins for the alien dogs and, if she finds one, it’s one less monster who’ll haunt her nightmares. Gabe is a hunter, looking for a new team and when he sees Saff at work, he decides this might be where he wants to be. The heat simmers between them, but are they willing to take it to the next level?
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I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. My genres include science fiction romance, time travel romance and paranormal. I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have three sons, a daughter-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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