I work part-time on websites, but mostly stay home with my two kids. I obviously love writing, but also frozen yogurt, escape rooms, and cartoons.
Also, have trouble writing about myself. It’s harder than it looks.
YA, some MG
Cute, clean romance
Arrolynn and Brian (the ship’s AI) have been in the retrieval business for a couple of years. It’s pretty straight-forward work, you’re hired to retrieve something and paid when you bring it back. But when the pair are hired to rescue a kidnapped princess–and the rescued princess hires them to NOT bring her back–they become involved in a sticky political situation.
Most of the first draft is done, still a work in progress, could use someone to bounce ideas off of and tell me what’s not working (and what is). I clicked all the critique styles buttons because I’d be happy for any kind of help. It’s kind-of sci-fi because of Brian being an AI, but otherwise it’s not in space. Has a strong romantic plot.
“How long until the guard comes back?” I whispered.
“I estimate three minutes,” Brian said through the implant in my ear.
I grinned. “Piece of cake. Keep track of the time for me, would you?”
Fifty meters above the crashing waves, I loosened the rope around my waist, the end of it anchored to the outer wall,. The salty mist chilled my cheeks. The Robber Baron thought he was safe because his castle wall overlooked a cliff.
But he was wrong.
In the darkness, I lowered myself until the toes of my boots tapped against the window ledge. Brian had already remotely disabled the security. I saw no lasers hovering above the Turkish carpet, no blinking red light on the motion sensors.
I opened the window and stepped into the room. “Uh, Brian? Slight issue here…” Three walls of the room were lined with cases of glittering gems on velvet, each one lit with its own accent light. “What does the Sultan’s diamond look like again?”
“It’s colorless, a VVS2 in clarity, and an excellent 40 carat princess cut.”
“I got the colorless and something about a princess.” I flexed my fingers in my gloves, my hands steady and ready to get to work.
“It’s about a 5.6 cm diamond shape. Its diameter is about the length of your pinky.”
The largest diamond I had ever seen winked at me from the right.
“Two minutes, Arrolynn.”
I took out my glass cutter, carved a perfect circle in the display case, and reached inside.
“Only the Sultan’s diamond,” Brian reminded me.
“How did you know what I was thinking?”
My other MS that I’m currently querying is about two secret agents on opposite sides–but partnered in physics class.
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