The third installment of chapter one! Here's part one, and part two. The book releases on September 12th, and can be preordered at Kobo, Nook, and iBooks. You can also sign up for my newsletter to make sure you don't miss anything.
“Do you have any unlisted skills? Navigation or piloting maybe?”Something about her reminded him of Master. Made him want to trust her. But only a little. “Perhaps.” This time he let his lips curve up. Surely she was smart enough to know it was a yes, and the closest thing to a yes she’d get unless she bought him. He’d never enjoy a life of almost freedom again, but anything was better than here.“I thought so.” She leaned in and lowered her voice. “A male with pilot and navigation skills would cost more than I can spend.”“Then I’m the deal of the century.”“I expect you to prove it.”“I will.”She stepped back, green eyes sparkling with pent-up laughter. “Keeper, I want this one.”Chosen now, sale all but final, he didn’t look away. The keeper’s face still wore a scowl, even though he was getting rid of A’yen. “Are you sure, Dr. Hart? He’s quite a handful.”A’yen stiffened at the acid in the keeper’s words. The man wanted him in a regiment, to suffer and die a horrible death. The fate most of Loks Mé men were doomed to, and one Senator Moray had saved A’yen from. Following orders, being nothing more than a number in a system, were things A’yen never wanted to experience.