Friday, February 17, 2012

SFFS: Snippet from Greenshift #9

SFFS Snippet

A TALE FROM THE AMBASADORA-VERSE: GREENSHIFT

Greenshift is a novel set in the Ambasadora-verse one month before Ambasadora begins.

DESCRIPTION: David Anlow, a fleet captain forced into early retirement and jaded by an ex-lover, now spends his lonely days shuttling around a group of scientists for hire.

Boston Maribu, Mari to her friends, is one of his passengers, a young botanist who is as beautiful as she is naïve and innocent.

When Mari asks David to teach her about more than just piloting the Bard, nights on their ship heat up and their feelings for each other mature into a relationship neither expects. But a suspicious new client shows up with wicked plans for Mari, and the soldier inside David comes alive, ready to fight for the young woman who stole his heart.

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"That was a bad move," Sean said. "You're playing a risky game with a guy like David."

"What do you mean?" Mari asked, pretending she wasn't just thinking the same thing.

"You know exactly what I mean. Helping me to bed? This kind of behavior will backfire, especially using me to try and make him jealous. He can't stand me."

"I thought you couldn't stand him," Mari said.

"We have a mutual antipathy for one another."

"You're quite eloquent when you're drunk."

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20 comments:

  1. She's right, he is.
    Great snippet.

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  2. Love the dialogue in this snippet...that last line especially made me chuckle. :-)

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  3. Thanks, Misa!

    T. M., I went back to my dialogue-heavy snippets just for you!

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  4. Awesome dialogue - a great job illustrating all of their personalities (and complicated relationships) in a very short space.

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  5. Thanks, Cary--of course, you know how this all turns out. ;)

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  6. Boom. Boom. Boom. Dialog tells the story. Great job!

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  7. Thanks, JJM!!

    I have good critique partners. :)

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  8. Great stuff Heidi. Looking forward to reading the whole story one day.

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  9. Great dialogue...had me grinning - especially since I now know the dynamics between the three of them.

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  10. At the risk of sounding redundant, your dialogue is amazing. I actually have "Greenshift" on my Kindle, but haven't picked it up yet. There's so much to read and so little time.

    I love your blog and can't wait for next week. :)

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  11. Great conversation between those two! Is that Mari on the cover?

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  12. TK, wait until you get to the end of AMBASADORA--what happens with David and Sean always gets me.

    Thanks, Nicole! We'll have to make time to chat at the June residency for SHU. We're coming to the alum retreat.

    Yes, Patrick, that's little Mari. She became one of my favorite characters, even though her role in AMBASADORA is limited. She needed her own book.

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  13. lol, "you're quite eloquent when you're drunk." It's amazing how many people are!

    Fab snippet!

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  14. Yikes, sounds like David is going through the wringer!

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  15. Sounds risky to me. And I love the dialog.

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  16. Yeah, nice dialogue. Good cover too.

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  17. This is one of the pieces of dialogue that makes me like Sean. :)

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  18. I really like Sean, too, Pippa. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

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