Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

I am happy to be again participating in SFFS.  You can find links to the other participants here. This week I’m offering an excerpt from ‘Blue Galaxy.’

In this snippet our intrepid and  dangerous heroine, Sola, has forced Captain Rhodes to bring her to Valhalla space station. Which, unfortunately for Rhodes, is absolutely the worst place in the galaxy for him to be.

* * * * *

She grabbed his hand as they arrived at a brightly lit concourse. The place was packed with people. Javan swept the crowd and sighed in relief. Only pirates, cutthroats, smugglers, mercenaries and assassins to worry about.

“This way,” she said and led him through the crowd.

“Not a good idea,” he whispered, keeping his head down to prevent making eye contact with anyone.

“Just keep walking.”

He walked faster as the crowd murmured. Someone whispered his name, was shushed, and several people scurried off in different directions.

“Oh shit!”

* * * * *

What is Rhodes so scared of? Find out here?

What does Rhodes think of me, his creator? He tells us here. 

Blue Galaxy is an e-book available from Carina Press and all the usual online retailers, as well as an audio book from

Falling in love is easy; staying alive long enough to enjoy it just might be impossible.


About Diane Dooley

Writer, Mother, Geek
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10 Responses to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

  1. Gayle Ramage says:

    Yes, I’m wondering what he’s scared of!

    Think I’m going to add ‘Blue Galaxy’ to my TBR list 🙂

  2. kayemanro says:

    Love this! Blue Galaxy is a very cool read.

  3. Uh, oh. Well, you’ll have to give us the next ten lines next week. (or, I’ll just go grab the book now).

  4. T.K. Toppin says:

    Oh, shit! And then what? Guess this is another book I’ll have to get. Great snippet, by the way!

  5. Cathy Pegau says:

    Totally loved this story : )

  6. Aston West says:

    Great snippet! Definitely want to find out what happens next, and of course, what he’s scared of…

  7. JLCwrites says:

    *raises hand*. I know, I know!!! 😉

  8. haha! This is a lot of fun to read.

    Especially love this line: “Only pirates, cutthroats, smugglers, mercenaries and assassins to worry about.”

  9. Katje says:

    I’m super-intrigued now. Adding Blue Galaxy to my TBR list, definitely. 🙂

  10. Diane Dooley says:

    Thanks for the kind comments, guys *grin*

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