Star Cruise: Songbird

Short Story in Embrace the Romance:

Pets in Space 2 Anthology

By Veronica Scott

October 2017

Science Fiction Romance

As a security officer, Grant Barton can have different assignments. Being bodyguard to one of the most famous singers of the planets, was not an assignment he would have chosen. But Grant followed orders, and this wasn't an order that he found too unsavory. Karissa Dawnstar wasn't the spoiled star one would expect. In fact, Grant found himself beginning to enjoy both his assignment, and the woman he was assigned to protect.

Karissa wanted only to last the next few days until her contract was over. Then she could live and perform as she wanted. But as the day grew closer, it seemed that threats were appearing from all directions. She felt safest with Grant, but that wasn't the only feeling he elicited from her.

Star Cruise: Songbird was another entertaining short story in the Star Cruise series. I enjoyed watching as Grant and Karissa navigated the treacherous path of living a famous life, where no matter what planet she visited, Karissa was a face people recognized. But it isn't just their relationship that we see. Grant also has Valkyr, a hunting eagle with unique abilities of its own.

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