I’m so excited to be a part of the Cosmic Cabaret set. There are some extremely talented authors in this group and I can’t wait to read the other stories. Our set doesn’t come out until Oct. 10th but I’ve included an excerpt for Vordol’s Vow so you can get a sneak peek.
A multi-author sci-fi romance set
Coming Oct. 10, 2017
Where Hearts Collide in the Greatest Show in Space
Come aboard Blue Star line’s crown jewel, the LS Quantum, a luxury starship traveling through space and time. You’ll meet princes and star sultans, solve a murder, track a thief, plan the ultimate jewel heist, and encounter futuristic rock stars on the lam, cirque stars who want the quiet life, and dancers who want fame.
Join thirteen USA Today, Amazon best-selling, and award-winning speculative fiction romance authors as they twist their own tales on the decks and in the dance halls of LS Quantum.
Embark on a journey to fall in love at the Cosmic Cabaret.
Inside the set:
- Catch a Falling Star by CJ Cade
- Starlight by Kerry Adrienne
- Midnight at Andromeda’s by Tessa McFionn
- Stars Shining Bright Above by Jayne Fury
- Star-Studded Love by Rosalie Redd
- Forbidden Alliance by Athena Grayson
- Razer’s Edge by Selene Grace Silver
- A Dance of Fallen Stars by Kat Vancil
- Vordol’s Vow by Dena Garson
- Hide and Peek by Blaire Edens
- Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste
- Comets and Caviar by Jenna Lincoln
- Star Searchers by Diana Rivis
Teaser Book Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/uWhC4sCr6aw
About Vordol’s Vow by Dena Garson:
A long time ago Vordol Silveira learned that if he wanted to become the best bodyguard in the galaxy he needed to keep everyone except his brothers at arm’s length. That vow served him well until he runs into the now grown-up daughter of his former mentor while working a security job aboard the LS Quantum.
Pitannah Lorento is a Quantum waitress who dreams of winning this year’s intergalactic burlesque competition in order to pay for her mother’s expensive medical treatment. Seeing Vordol again brings back years of unfulfilled desires – a distraction she doesn’t need. Yet, she’s no longer an awkward teenager and he is sexier than ever.
Vordol’s client’s safety has always come first but when Pitannah is threatened, his heart demands he make her priority. If he somehow manages to keep them both safe through the competition, his vow may become obsolete.
Excerpt from Vordol’s Vow:
“Vordol! H-How are you?” Pitannah pushed a tuft of hair behind her ear. Her heart hammered against her chest so hard she thought it would burst out at any second. Seeing the object of your fantasies come to life after almost six years tended to do that to a girl. Especially when that fantasy had grown bigger, darker, and if possible, sexier.
“Well. You look good. A lot more grown up than the last time I saw you.” He glanced at her name tag. “You work for Quantam now?”
“Yes.” She clung to her serving tray like a lifeline and tried to not stare at the way his jacket bulged from the muscle mass he’d gained since she’d last seen him. “I’ve been with them for almost a year. What brings you aboard?” she asked in a rush.
“Work.” His eyes darted about the room before landing on Ms. Ruby who was watching their exchange with interest now that the Maître de had seated her.
“You’re here for the talent search then?” Pitannah guessed.
“She is, so I am too.” He gestured to the table. “Are you assigned to Ruby’s table?”
“Oh, no. I was just helping one of the other girls finish setting up for dinner. I usually rotate through a couple of the other sections.”
“That’s too bad.”
The rumbling purr in his voice send goose bumps down her spine.
“Vordol, bring your little friend over and introduce her,” Ms. Ruby suggested.
Vordol’s lips twitched even as he waved her ahead of him. “Ruby, this is Pitannah Lorento. She’s Harec’s oldest daughter.” To Pitannah he added, “Pitannah, this is the incomparable, Ms. Ruby Rose.”
Ruby extended her hand to Pitannah. “It’s lovely to meet you my dear.”
Pitannah shook Ruby’s hand and tried to not gawk. “It’s wonderful to meet you, too. I’ve followed your career for years.”
“Oh, thank you, dear.” Ruby shot a questioning look at Vordol. “Harec is the Security Engineer who trained you, isn’t he?”
Vordol nodded then faced Pitannah. “How is Harec? I haven’t heard from him in quite a while.”
She grimaced. “Papa died about six months ago.”
Vordol’s expression fell. “Damn. I’m sorry. I didn’t know.”
“Oh, my dear. I’m so sorry we brought up a sad topic for you.” Ms. Ruby patted Pitannah’s hand. “Your father was a huge influence on Vordol and I, for one, am very grateful for it.”
“Thank you.” Pitannah bit her lip. “I don’t mean to be forward, but are you two related somehow? You seem quite close.”
Ms. Ruby smiled. “I like to think so. I’ve known this handsome young man since he and those other hoodlums he calls brothers were chasing each other with sticks and mud.”
Vordol crossed his arms over his chest. “Who are you kidding? We still chase each other with sticks and mud.”
“Yes, dear, but now you call it training,” Ruby teased.
“Ruby and my foster mother, Sela, were close friends.” Vordol chatted with them, seemingly at ease, but his stance and his frequent glances about the room told her he was on alert. Her father had been the same way.
“Sela made many of my costumes, back in the day. The most talented seamstress in the cosmos,” Ruby declared.
“But, Ruby attracts trouble like sugar attracts pests, so we keep a close eye on her.”
Ruby patted his arm. “You’re being modest. There’s no one I trust more to protect me at events like this.” She winked at Pitannah. “Besides, who doesn’t want a handsome devil escorting you to all the big parties?”
“Well, I don’t blame you there,” Pitannah grinned.
“Miss? Could we get a refill?” One of the nearby customers waved his glass in the air at her.
“I better get back to work.” She smiled apologetically. “It was lovely meeting you.” To Vordol she asked, “So, I’ll be seeing you around all weekend?”
“You most certainly will.”
Damn, that voice of his made her knees weak. The appreciate look in his eye make her think he was hungry for more than just dinner. Or was just wishful thinking on her part?
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