YA Romantic (Soft)Sci-Fi
Word Count: 92,500
Sixteen year old Lexa Castiel’s dad dies, she sprouts useless-ass wings, and learns she's half alien, oh, and don’t forget, her love life sucks. However, those are the least of her problems.
Lexa’s BFF, Gabe, and Nathaniel, the new guy, are hybrids too. Even though Gabe insists he’s not interested in that kind of relationship, the two hotties vie for Lexa's attention, like toddlers fighting over a Tonka toy. Oh, yeah, and they want to teach her to fly, but that ain't happenin'. She has a puke producing fear of heights, so her feathered wings are as useless as teats on a boar hog.
Genocidal aliens bent on conquering the planet abduct Lexa for her healing DNA. She wakes up trapped in a cold, dark labyrinth. When the guys find her, she thinks she’s home free, but the confusing spaceship is filled with bizarre creatures, some helpful, others downright deadly. To top that, the ship’s taking off, so they'll have to jump from a fully functional aircraft to get away, and who the hell wants to do that? Even worse, with Gabe incapacitated and Nathaniel injured, Lexa must choose to abandon her true love to escape or end up light years from home.
First 150 Words:
Gabe waited at the door having bested me with his freakishly long legs. He held out his hand as though I’d actually give him the card key. Not. I shouldered between him and the door, shoving the card into the reader. Click. Green light. He went through to the balcony door and opened the drapes.
I followed him out. Warm wind blew through my already tangled hair as horns honked on the street below. Gabe leaned over the banister. I sidled up next to him, crossed my arms over the rail, resting my chin on them. He turned his back to the railing and hoisted himself up.
I cocked my head and frowned. “You’re gonna fall. We’re on the tenth floor, brightness.”
“Naw. It’s a’ight.” He waived his hands above his head. “Look, no hands.”
I shrugged, turning around. I hopped up to sit next to him. If he could do it, so could I.