It’s almost here! Pauline Baird Jones’ newest Project Enterprise story. I am quite excited and you can expect it will be at the top of my TBR list as soon as I can get my hands on it. Lost Valyr will be released on July 10, but you can pre-order it today. In the meantime, you can get a sneak peak here. Thanks to Pauline for letting us see this excerpt!
About Lost Valyr
She’s a scientist in the wrong galaxy. He’s an alien in the wrong century. Can their love reset a terrifying future?
Dr. Rachel Grant knows her way around the Garradian tech on the Kikk Outpost. But the technology she encounters in an alien medical lab stumps even her brilliant mind. With a little help from her scheming parrot sidekick, she manages to push the right buttons and transport them to an uncharted planet…where they find a recently defrosted alien, who heats up Rachel.
Valyr wasn’t going to warm up to the bright-eyed scientist anytime soon…not after she pried centuries of cryosleep from his cold fingers. But waking up in the wrong century is nothing compared to the robots targeting his still-frozen team. And their situation only gets worse when he discovers the spiderweb of destruction trailing in the robots’ wake. With their backs against the wall, Valyr is blown away by Rachel’s determined passion in the face of impossible odds… but they’ll need more than a chemical reaction to survive what is headed their way.
Lost Valyr is the seventh standalone book in the explosive Project Enterprise sci-fi romance series. If you like heart-pounding chemistry, ragtag bands of misfits, and action-packed space battles, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ rollicking romance.
Buy Lost Valyr to defrost a fast-paced interstellar love story today!
Excerpt from Lost Valyr
Rachel was still dance-walking, and she might have been singing along, too. A couple of dance spins put her behind Sir Rupert when the hatch for their first stop slid back. The bird halted, his wings fluttering and carrying him back a couple of hops. Before she could ask, he trotted inside. Curious, Rachel danced up to the opening and jerked to a stop, letting the song go on without her.
Her eyes saw the man, but her brain had trouble processing the data her eyes were sending.
That was a man—a naked man—standing there staring at the bird.
She was a doctor, so of course, she’d seen men stark as the day they were born, which one wouldn’t know by the color that rushed up to heat her face.
Her gaze flicked down and jerked back up. He needed some clothes. And warmer air. Sooner rather than later. As near as she could tell, from seeing all of him, he looked as human as anyone in the expedition. Which didn’t make it comfortable to be here, despite the medical degree. She swallowed dryly. Her eyes felt dry, too. She tried blinking, but that made her gaze tilt down…
She sent her eyeballs a stern admonition to focus on higher things. Okay, higher things might not be possible, but where the heck had he come from? How had she ended up on a different planet alone with a naked guy?
It was so wrong that her playlist began “If I Can Dream…”
She fumbled it off and found the silence didn’t help either. Left too much time for thinking about naked and wishing it wasn’t quite so cold. For him, of course, not her.
I am alone with a naked guy.
Maybe it was the chill—and her red shirt—that made this feel less romance novel moment, more Wrath of Khan. Since his face was the only place she could look without blushing, she focused on it. He was handsome, but the craggy kind, not the smooth, planning-to-dominate-the-galaxy, gorgeous.
She realized her jaw had dropped again. She snapped it shut, helped by the memory of what she looked like when it sagged.
Thank you, outpost, for another lesson in humility.
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