Today on First Kiss Friday, we welcome romance author, Rochelle Weber, and an excerpt from her SciFi Fantasy Romance, “Rock Bound: Book One of the Moon Rock Series.”
The future is a dangerous place for dreamers and idealists. When a dictator takes over the United States, Annie Peterson attends a protest in Washington, DC, with her husband Paul. US troops fire into the crowd killing him, and Jake Johnsrud, a virtual stranger, risks his life to save hers. They are among the survivors who are sentenced to slavery on the Moon for their "crimes." Jake is forced to mine, while Annie is sentenced as a sex slave. Jake fights increasing feelings of anger and jealousy as Annie struggles to perform her job, while she resists her increasing attraction to him. Along with their fellow inmates, they fight to survive on the lunar “rock” that is their prison.
Jake and Annie’s first kiss happens when he’s been injured during an asteroid shower on the Moon.
First Kiss Excerpt
When they entered the tunnel, Annie tried to run to Jake’s stretcher, and was frustrated by the slow-motion bounds she had to make. One-sixth gravity wasn’t conducive to speed, unless you were outside, trying to cover a large distance. She was sobbing on his shoulder even before they got his p-suit off.
“I was so afraid you were dead!”
“I’m fine, Honey. I’m fine.”
“You’re not fine! You’re hurt.!”
“It’s just my legs. I’m sure the doc’ll fix me up in no time.
“I couldn’t take it if you were gone, too! I love you Jake!”
Their kiss was hampered by the awkward p-suit. She walked alongside the stretcher,
“I’ve loved you since the first time I saw you,” he said. “I thought Paul was a pretty lucky guy when we met at the demonstration.”
That’s when she noticed the bodies on the other five stretchers.
“Oh, no!” Her blue eyes filled with tears.
Jake’s expression turned grim.
“We were right. They took off their helmets. That’s why they didn’t answer when we tried to radio them.”
The tunnel was silent except for the occasional sob. Even some of the men were crying unabashedly. They had lost men, but losing a woman was extremely upsetting as there were so few of them, and the men knew them so intimately.
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