Today is a very special Welcome Wednesday, everyone. It's release day for REVENGE AMONG THE STARS, the latest futuristic romance by fellow Rose (Wild Rose Press) author, Vicky Burkholder.
Congratulations on the new book, Vicky, and all the best as Aleksia and Jason take on their enemies. Please give us the basics of the story and a glimpse of the action.
Aleksia Matthews is left for dead after space pirates attack her ship and kill her brother. She swears to avenge his death but knows she can't do the job alone. After taking out an ad for a bounty hunter, she weeds the bad from the good, and one man stands out. He could be the perfect partner—and that scares Ali more than the pirates do.
Special agent Jason Cole is tracking the pirates who killed his family, but he's always one step behind. There have never been any survivors—until now. He needs Ali to identify the attackers, but she proves to be stubborn. She plans to go with him on the hunt, and he's determined to keep her safe.
While Cole and Ali seek revenge, someone at headquarters would like to see them fail. Together they battle explosions, their emotions, and danger from one of their own.
Then she got her first good look at the bathroom. She immediately broke into loud laughter.
“Ali? Are you all right?”
Jason’s innocent question sent her into another paroxysm of laughter. Tears streamed down her face as she opened the door. “You have to see this.” She stepped to one side, allowing room for him to enter. When he did, she watched his face, giggling again when his mouth dropped open.
“I can’t believe someone would actually do this on purpose.”
Jason joined her in laughter as he surveyed the space nearly equal the bedroom in size. Gold-veined mirrors covered the ceiling and two walls. Filmy pink and red material held up by cherubim aligned along the edge of the ceiling and draped the other two walls. On the floor lay a thick white carpet patterned with gold, red, and pink roses.
In addition to an expansive shower cubicle, a sunken bath—large enough for several people—sat
center-stage. Vibrant paintings in the tub itself left absolutely no doubt as to the activities of the
participants. She found the toilet in one corner of the room hidden by a moveable screen covered with more of the suggestive paintings.
“Let me guess,” Ali said when she could breathe again, “the honeymoon suite.” She broke into laughter again as Jason muttered something about Marty and space and no space suits.
Vicky has been married forever to the one person who accepts that she lives in a fantasy world most of the time. She's even been seen at the beach building worlds for her stories. In addition to creating fun characters, fantasy worlds, and suspenseful situations, she also enjoys and is very good at things like writing policy and procedures manuals and setting up continuity and organizational spreadsheets, both of which she has actually earned money doing. She has a master's degree in library science so likes things organized. Okay, so her family thinks having the spice rack alphabetized it a bit much, but she has no trouble finding what she needs when she needs it. And just because her extensive library is cataloged and organized, that doesn't mean she's obsessive. Honest. When not writing, Vicky can be found in the kitchen whipping up gluten-free, lactose-free, other allergy-free meals. Or watching the world go by from her front porch swing.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Vicky-Burkholder
Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1264928.Vicky_Burkholder
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