Title: The Zoastra Affair
Genre: Science fiction/space opera
Flame rating: Warm
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space brought forth an unknown enemy who attacks Earth at will.
The Zoastra is part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth’s enemies.
Ariel is stuck on a Victorian planet and steals Grace’s body and life to get off the planet. Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds with Grace’s husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she’s stolen someone’s life.
Peter winked at her when he left for the elevator with Cross at his side. She smiled back seeing that the men might be of the same build, but her husband’s authority and presence outshone the other man. Cross smiled at her husband, and her heart twisted. The men were friends, and she had no business entertaining these thoughts.
“Newman.” The General stopped her from following.
Standing straighter, she nodded, “Yes, General.”
“Is there something wrong?”
“No, sir. I finished downloading all the notes on the Sheraton home world.”
“Anything of importance that security missed, but science finds curious?”
“Not really. Last report indicated the rumor of a Sheraton woman having some ability to switch bodies, but that’s highly unlikely. All medical reports from sampled studies confirm they do not have that power.”
The information struck her funny. Aliens proved to have strange powers. The ones who attacked Earth had superior firepower, and, until science found a way to stop the attacks, they were subject to more. However, mind swapping equaled pseudo-science and not valid enough for serious study.
“Go. Have fun then.”
She turned on her heels, leaving Command for her chambers.
Walking in the door, the scent of jasmine clung to the air while she headed straight toward the closet to change into a flight suit for landing. Jeans kept the skin from itching on missions to planets, giving her the opportunity to wear her favorite outfit. Anticipating the home world comfort of her stylish tight-fitting jeans reminded her of youth, before space and missions were words of the day. She regained the bounce to her step she’d had when she was young and new to Earthseekers. Back when her eyes widened at the newness of space and ships and dreams of getting away, with Peter. She’d been happy. Jeans meant she’d be on a new adventure, following that man, again.
Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.
During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people’s dreams, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she’d be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
When she woke up to what she wanted, the dream of writing became so obvious. She dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Contemporary romances are just fun to write. She’s always thinking whose getting hurt and whose story is next on the list to fall in love. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused through her many phases, and she’s motivated to write many stories.
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Dates: 1/17/2014 thru 1/31/2014
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