Monday, May 28, 2012

Big Damn Love Story, Introduction

Here is the introduction to book 2, Big Damn Love Story, which will refresh reader's memories of what happened in book 1.

I’m Miles Knighton, Bounty Hunter extraordinaire and Captain of the Spitfire, my pride’n joy transport ship.  Here’s my lot in life.
I finally got my crew together after a heap of hard work.  My pilot, Suttie, has flown with me for nearly 20 years, fought in the war with me as well.  His real name is Sutherlan, but that’s a mouthful.  He’s a damn good pilot, and I used to say he was the best shot I had ever seen.
That was before I met Ah Lam.  That little Chinese girl is all manner of deadly.  I’d be foolish not to sign her on, so I made her my security officer.
My mechanic’s a pretty-boy named Taro.  He’s pretty useless in a fight, and pretty flighty to boot, but I think he’s finally getting better at fixing the ship.
Navigator’s always been the toughest spot for me to fill on my crew; I just seem to have no luck with them.  My latest is a girl named Colorado, though that’s also a mouthful, so instead I call her Smiles, because when I met her she was smilin’ from ear to ear.  In our last gunfight she got shot, another example of my bad luck with navigators.  Hopefully she’ll pull through; otherwise I’ll be without a navigator again.  Before she fell unconscious she told me I’m her dad.  I’m not sure I totally buy that, but it could be true.
I might finally have a doctor.  She’s amazingly attractive, and I think she’s got a crush on me, but shipboard romances can get complicated so I might be best to fly without her.  Still, good doctors are hard to find.
Meara’s a trader who rents a shuttle from me.  She’s also very attractive, but she’s way too unscrupulous for my tastes.  That woman’d sell her own mother if the offer was good enough.
I almost forgot about the kid.  He ain’t really good for nothing ‘cept eating food, but I won’t toss him out on his ear, to fend for himself.  Even I’m not that cruel.
We’ve been chasing a scumbag named Santagello, a real piece of work who likes to kidnap teenage girls and sell ‘em as doxies.  We finally caught him, now we just got to turn him in and collect the bounty. 
We take on other jobs too.  As the old saying goes, “All work is good work.”
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Women of Firefly

I just found and interesting article on one of the women of Firefly.  It is part of a series called "The Women of Firefly" and is written by a blogger named Gabriella.

Zoe is one of my favorite characters as well.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Big Damn Love Story---The Cover Blurb

Here is the coverjacket marketing blurb for Big Damn Love Story:

Love can be dangerous.

For Miles Knighton, Captain of the Spitfire, shipboard romances are something he’s always tried to avoid. They bring complications and dangerous distractions, and distractions are something he doesn’t need right now.

Instead, he needs to focus on the job at hand. He has captured the vile slaver Santagello, but doesn’t have enough fuel to make it to the drop point. To earn some badly needed money, he takes a job protecting a town from mujees.

But too many distractions are in play at the moment. Besides taking aboard his former lover and finding a stowaway, the Captain has to help his daughter return to health after taking a bullet for him, while learning how to be a father.

The worst distraction of all is the doctor tending to his daughter’s gunshot wound, Zell. A woman of undeniable beauty and unending compassion, the doctor has cast her lot with his crew, and in doing so has placed herself in greater danger than she could imagine.

With so many distractions working against him, what tragic consequences will befall Miles and his crew?

Big Damn Love Story is a full-length novel, and the sequel to David’s smash debut novella, A Whisper in Space.