Valentine’s Day has been an important part of my blogging career. I’m not going to lie – having the opportunity to pitch and write Suvudu posts which featured art of my favorite Star Wars couples were some of coolest things I have ever done. And my love for Han/Leia, Jaina/Jag, and Wedge/Iella has not faded like blooms days after they’re given on a lovers’ holiday. I did take away from the experience a desire to create my own stories about characters of all types finding strength in loving another person. In my space opera I believe I have started that journey.
At the end of December, I kept up my tradition of a holiday treat for my readers by posting an audio excerpt from Wynde. While I’m waiting for Star Wars to find its romance groove, I decided to focus my Valentine’s Day energy on spotlighting what I hope to be a ‘ship that legions will love in the future. Where better to start than the first time Vespa and Badge meet in person? As an added bonus, the chapter begins with a fun scene for Gemini, too.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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