Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample

Welcome back for another Sweet Saturday Sample! This week's sample is from one of my current WIPs, the prequel to Exchange. Ruhan, the male lead of Exchange and Diaspora (working title), is the POV character. The excerpt below isn't romantic, but I hope you find it fun.

(Disclaimer - WIP excerpts are subject to change in the editing process. Please overlook any typos or errors.)


“We should eject them out the missile tubes,” Ramend advised. An hour after parting ways with the delegates, he was still pacing and ranting.
On one level, I couldn’t blame him. On another, I was preoccupied with something stranger.
Rotating my thickening coffee in my hands, I glanced at the clock. The consultant would arrive with the proposal any moment. Then I could test out the question pressing at my brain.
“I’m leaving.” Ramend strode toward the door.
“Where are you going?”
“Somewhere I can expend some of this indignation. The outer loop perhaps.”
“I need you to wait. Jog in place.”
Ramend swung around, abruptly exuding brotherly concern. “Something is bothering you.”
“About time you noticed.”
He rolled his eyes. “Come off it, Ruhan. Spill.”
“You have to stay. I need a chaperone.”
“What?” He laughed. “To defend you from her, the consultant? She wouldn’t be able to break your nose. Hey, she can’t even reach you nose. Don’t lean over and you will be fine.”
“I’m being serious.”
“So am I.” Ramend flashed a grin before sobering down. “So, what is biting you?”
I opened my mouth, but the door chime interrupted.
“Stay and watch. If I’m right it will be obvious, if not, I am imagining things and should be knocked upside the head.”
“I will be happy to oblige.” He flung himself into a chair, leg over the arm, and stretched his arms over his head.


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For more of Ruhan and Ramend, you can pick up Exchange on Amazon or Smashwords for 99 cents.


Tmonique Stephens said...

Darn! I wanted more. Really great excerpt.

Sherry Gloag said...

Interesting and hooking. I hope you give us more next week.

trojanwalls said...

Hey, Rachel! I know what happens next! I know it! =D Thanks for the excerpt and I'm so glad you're working on a prequel, I really wanted to read about Ruhan and Myah.

Sarah Ballance said...

He needs a chaperone, eh? Intriguing! And you have some great details here. Nice work!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I have a feeling that the size of the consultant isn't the problem! Loved the dialogue. I can see this scene.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I can't wait to find out what makes him afraid to be alone with her! Nice sample.

Leah said...

That is good! I want to know what happens next!

Lindsay said...

You didn't give us enough.

Rachel Rossano said...

Thank you, everyone. I am glad you enjoy it as much as I do. I guess I will have to give a bit more next week. :)

Sarah H said...

Okay I have a question, were you homeschooled? If so I will add your books to my list,


Rachel Rossano said...

Yes, Sarah, I was homeschooled fourth grade through the end of high school. I would be honored to have my books on your site. Thanks. :)