Endurance Excerpt #3

For Pride month, I’m posting daily from the first chapter. Pre-order links below. 

Book cover with title Endurance and showing the silhouette of a woman standing by a window with a view of Saturn and its rings.
Pub Day June 21.
Ebook is available for preorder now!

The story continues…

A bright speck caught Lyn’s peripheral vision, unrecognizable to the guests but a glowing, annoying intruder to her. That wasn’t Enceladus. She opened a mind link.

Randall to Con. Ani, are you seeing this?

Second Officer Anilina Rodriguez responded from the bridge, Yes, Captain.

Is it the Aphrodite?

I think so. I’ve asked them twice to move, but they haven’t responded. Should I turn us?


Lyn relaxed back into her chair. Slowly, the view through the dome shifted, removing the offending competitor’s ship.

Thank you, Ani. Everything okay?

Yes, Captain. Enjoy the show.

Lyn acknowledged and closed the link. Enjoy the show. Why not? Halfway through her last tour. After twenty years chasing a dream of space exploration, or maybe running from ghosts, she was ready to head home. Not to her house in Bodega Bay, California, but her childhood home in the eastern Montana desert. Back to flying a plane. In air. One of her mom’s open-cockpit replicas, perhaps. She could almost feel the wind on her face.

She returned her attention to her guests, noting that not everyone wore their Omara Tours flight suit. She’d ask Sharyn Wang, the hotel manager, to remind the guests that suits were a safety precaution and to be worn at all times.

To be continued…

If you like what you see, Endurance is now available for pre-orders of ebooks:


Barnes & Noble

Apple store




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Story Empire

Exploring the World of Fiction

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

all of the romance, none of the bullshit

Women Using Words

where sapphic and queer, women loving women stories are reviewed

Elaine Burnes

Thoughts on Writing and Life

Reads Rainbow

reviews, releases and recommendations


Shortness of Breadth



M A G P I E à la modus operandi

Memories by Marguerite Quantaine


books and things.

Zestful Writing

Thoughts on Writing and Life

Irrelevant Cyberspeak

because you don't have anything better to do...

Miz Chef

Cooking Up a Healthy Life

Ruth Perkinson

Author & Spiritual Teacher

Nicola Griffith

Writer. Queer cripple with a PhD. Seattle & Leeds.

Writer Unboxed

about the craft and business of fiction

Blackadder Blogs

Jesse Blackadder on writing, books, life.

%d bloggers like this: