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About the author:
She runs a tiny business in her spare time, enjoys thinking about getting back to playing the piano again and is still awaiting that major lottery win.
What inspired you to write your book?
I’ve written for many years. I’ve always loved Sci-Fi because I haven’t got much of a grip left on the real world. Modified and the sequel Nate and Day were inspired by a publisher’s call out for menage/multiple partners. I was, perhaps, more quirky in my execution than they anticipated. The result was I self published Modified in 2016.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“LMED-1 this is Stuart Craven on the Hummingbird do you read me?” Ben squirmed in his chair and adjusted his earpiece unnecessarily as the older man’s deep voice awoke butterflies in his stomach. He cleared his throat before speaking.
“Morning Hummingbird, reading you loud and clear.”
“Ben, is that you?”
“Yes, Hummingbird this is Ben Abbotson. How are you doing sir?” Ben struggled to keep his voice level and professional. That tremor was blatantly obvious. He hadn’t seen Stuart in weeks.
“We’re good, thank you. Smooth launch. We should be with you in under 42 hours.”
“That’s good news. We are picking up your telemetry at LMED-1. Everything normal.”
“Same here. Systems are fully operational and the cargo is secure. I’m looking forward to trying some more of that infamous protein substitute when we arrive.” There was a smile evident in Craven’s voice. Ben wondered if it was only him that could hear it. He paused for a second and smirked; trying to work out if that meant dinner together again when Stu landed the bird. Ben hesitated. He didn’t want to air his private life over the Parret system. All of the Control Hub could listen in. And turning to a more secure link was just suspicious. The deep voice took on a slightly quieter purr sending shivers up Ben’s arms, down his chest and into his belly,
“Ben, are you there?” It was a low rumble and Ben would give anything to hear that voice in his ear in person. Lying on his front, pressed into the mattress, with Stu pressed against him. He tried to keep the shake out of his voice as he answered.
“Yes sir, you should always be able to find protein sub on this facility no matter when you land.” Shit that was lame! But hopefully Stu got the message.
“That’s good to know Ben. We’ll have a routine update in a few hours.”
“Comms is going dark for approximately 2 hours for maintenance from the end of this contact,” Ben announced officially.
“Understood. Out.” And the deep sexy voice in Ben’s ear was no more. Ben let out the breath he didn’t realise he was holding. He pulled his chair closer to the desk to hide the physical reaction he always experienced when that voice materialised in his ear. His hands shook slightly as he started the backup and shut down of the Parret system. With a great deal of effort, Ben tried to concentrate on his job rather than the muscular hulk of an older man he was fixated on. He took a deep shaky breath, shivered and continued to systematically press the buttons in front of him.
Sophie just about managed to turn away in time to hide her smile from him. Bless, it was so sweet! But if those two didn’t get it on this time round she was going to have to strong arm them into a room and lock the door until they did.