Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Snippet: Hide and Seek


Wow, what a week in TV. The Flash and Arrow premieres rocked pretty much the whole week. I'm all caught up on Haven, Sleepy Hollow, and Agents of SHIELD. Sons of Anarchy had a solid episode and The Walking Dead premieres tonight!!


The cast of Bitten went to the New York Comic Con and images and interviews are lining up on my Tumblr dashboard. I also got my season one DVDs this week. Rewatch ahoy!

Thinking it's a good time to dust of my recap blog and get back doing Arrow and Bitten recaps, along with maybe a weekly roundup to include The Flash. I may also vent my frustration with the new series of Doctor Who… or not. Who knows. LOL

Tonight's post is from Hide and Seek, a sexy short story about how a test flight leads to my characters finally acting on their attraction for each other.

Here's the tagline:

Ella Dane is an ace pilot who volunteers to test fly a new spacecraft, if only to prove Nick Fontana wrong about its possibilities. When Ella disappears during the initial run, Nick is left wondering what he'll do without Ella in his life.

And a sneaky peek…

Ella paced back and forth, amping up for the test flight. Had she really volunteered to be the first to fly the newly created bird?
Um, yes.
Much to Nick's dismay. She didn't know what she enjoyed more. Proving him wrong or getting first crack at something before he did.
Ha! Why choose? It could be a dead heat, couldn't it?
Nick stuck his head in the doorway. "Hey. You good to go?"
She nodded. "Yep. Getting there." The butterflies in her stomach had to be normal. "What's it like?"
Nick pondered how to answer. "Exhilarating. Mind-blowing. In short… it's a total rush."
She'd figured as much. "Wanna fly my wing?"
His mouth dropped open. "Are you serious?"
Ella shrugged. "Why not? Just because you didn't think we'd ever get off the ground doesn't mean you should have a part in all this."
Nick didn't bother to hide his surprise. "And you're being so cool about this, why?" His eyes narrowed. "I gave everyone a hard time. Never believed you'd pull it off."
Ella tilted her head to the side. "Look, you weren't afraid to say what everyone else was—deep down where it gets you—afraid to say. That we were all insane to even try. You took on all the doubt so we could make it happen." She waited a beat. "Just to prove you wrong."
Nick snorted softly. "Wow. I had no idea how big of a role I played."
Ella grinned. "You weren't supposed to." She pulled open his locker and grabbed his flight helmet. "Come on. Let's get you suited up."
Nick took the proffered headgear. "Well, okay then." He rocked back on his heels. "Want one last piece of advice?"
Ella nodded. "Sure." She started toward the hatch.
Nick followed. "Go with your instincts. You're the one in the cockpit." Out in the corridor, he paused and waited for Ella to give him her full attention. "The LSO, people on comms—none of them have your perspective. Push the plane. Do unexpected things. But listen to your gut… and the machine. It could save your life."
Ella considered his words then nodded. "Thanks." She started down the causeway.
Nick snagged her arm. "And if it doesn't feel right. Eject. Don't hesitate."
Ella rolled her eyes. "Got it. And you're not going to make me nervous." She nodded toward the ready room. "Go. Suit up. Wheels up in thirty."
If all goes well, this one should release sometime this spring. YAY!

That's it for this week. Catch everyone on the flipside.

ML Skye

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