Sunday, September 29, 2013
Shades of Pink Teaser - Princess Pink by Kristin L. Wilson
Every day until the end of September, I will post here the blurb for one of the stories from the Shades of Pink charity anthology, as well as a teaser, and a short bio for the author. The anthology will be available on October 1st, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research but you can donate today and get it 5 days early! I invite you to come back, share the links for these teasers, tell your friends about it... It's all for a good cause! And if you tweet about it, you can use the hashtag #shadesofpink :)
Today, a glimpse from Princess Pink by Kristin L. Wilson
Amara is given one taste of freedom as an exchange student on planet Earth before she must return home to Xythos and her royal duties. She never expected to fall for someone, nor to learn what love feels like. How will Amara ever be able to say goodbye?
Caleb Gordon knew he was in trouble the minute he saw the flash of pink from across campus grounds. His best friend, Axel, let out a low whistle from his seat on the bench next to him.
“Check out that babe,” Axel whispered loudly, nudging Caleb in the shoulder.
Both men watched transfixed as the lithe figure seemed to glide across the pavement in a billowing cloud of sheer pink. Her hair was so blond it looked almost white in the high afternoon sun, and it contrasted sharply with the deep golden hue of her skin. She was too far away to tell what color her eyes were, but Caleb couldn’t help the feeling in his gut that he was going to find out. He felt a jolt of attraction to her that started a burning ache in his groin. She was beauty in motion. Behind her trailed an entourage of uniformed men, each carrying various shapes and sizes of boxes.
“What in the worlds is that all about?” Caleb mused out loud, his gaze locked onto the woman.
“That, my dear friends,” interrupted a voice from behind them, “looks like yet another student in the Intergalactic Exchange Program.” Russell Campbell set his stack of books down on the table with a loud thud and took the empty seat across from Caleb. “I think ‘princess pink’ over there makes four so far. I wonder how many more exchange students we’ll have this term?” All three men watched as the parade of people turned a corner and finally marched out of sight.
Caleb leaned across the table in earnest, “Do you know who she is?”
Russell shook his head and shrugged in response. “Who cares?” he asked. “I’m just trying to get through these third year courses. I don’t have time to play nice with the Outies who decide to grace us poor, primitive people for a term.”
Caleb cringed at Russell’s use of the word “Outies.” It was a derogatory term used to refer to the various species of extraterrestrials that came to Earth to study or visit. In the past three hundred years or so, the government of the United Federation of Earth had been hard at work maintaining peace with the other planets of outlying solar systems. Unfortunately, most of the other races Earth had come in contact with felt that humans were quite slow and somewhat undeveloped. The Intergalactic Exchange Program was meant to be a way for students to get to know each other and to foster the message of peace throughout the universe. A lot of humans felt the way Russell did, but Caleb had always been fascinated by exploring the universe, and loved getting to know the different students and their cultures. And this woman had done more than pique his cultural interest. He was determined to get to know her.
An alarm chimed on Axel’s telewatch. “Hey man, we’ve got to get to aero-physics class,” he said tapping a button to silence the beep. “Professor Kane’ll be pissed if we’re late again.”
Caleb grabbed his satchel by the strap and stood up with a stretch. “Later, Russ. Let me know if you find out who that girl is.” Russell waved a lazy hand at them, his nose already buried in his lesson. Caleb shook his head at his friend and started down the path that led to class. One way or another, he was going to find out who she was.
Kristin L. Wilson is a long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. (Yes, people do actually live there!) She has a wonderful hubby, two often-sparring children, and several furbabies that keep life chaotic. While she works primarily as an editor for other authors, Kristin loves to write in whatever spare time she can find. Her website, www.writingbits.com, offers quick writing tips.