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The Cargo by John Hundley @RedWolfJohnH #Cyberpunk #SpaceOpera #ZeeKelleyBlog

The Cargo by John Hundley @RedWolfJohnH #Cyberpunk #SpaceOpera #ZeeKelleyBlog

About The Cargo
Book Length:
Novel: Medium (40,0001 to 65,000 words)
Heat Level:
Sensual: Love scenes are more sensual and emotional than graphic
Maturity Level:
Mature 18+ foul language, gore, violence, nudity, consensual sex


Story Overview

A forgotten hero desperate for work. A lost love reincarnated in a shapeshifting alien. What could possibly go wrong?

An outer arm of the Milky Way, 2420. Cliff Crane is just trying to get by with nothing. Four hundred years after saving the human race during the Vampire Wars, the legendary werewolf finds himself far from Earth with only the ghost of his ex-lover as company. Taking a lucrative job safeguarding a shipment of indentured alien shapeshifters, he believes life will get better… until one passenger takes the form of his high school crush.

Torn between the admonitions of the apparition in his head and the alluring temptation before his eyes, Cliff struggles to resist the lookalike girl’s pleas to set her free. But if he gives in, he’ll invoke the wrath of a powerful oligarch. And then there’ll be nowhere in the universe he can hide.

Will Cliff’s yearning to redo his past destroy his future?


Excerpt

“That’s a terrible idea,” blurted Claire.
Clifford gritted his teeth. He’d hoped to order his thoughts about Emily’s proposal before addressing the subject with Claire, but as soon as Emily was gone Claire had popped back into his mind before he’d had a chance to systematically weigh the pros and cons.
“Since when do you ever systematically weigh the pros and cons?” she asked, reading his thoughts.
“Dammit, Claire…”
“Okay, that was judgmental, I admit. I’m sorry. However, it looks like you’ve already decided to do it.”
“I didn’t say, yes. I only committed to thinking about it. I mean, I’m not sure even she knows whether it’s legal or not. Did you find out anything?”
“Well…” He felt the mental equivalent of a sigh. “…yeah, it’s legal…everything she’s done so far is, including initiating contact with you, but …”
“I’ve got about ten days. I won’t make a commitment until I’ve gathered as much information as I can.”
“Yeah, you say that. Look, Clifford, I know you think this will provide you some sort of…closure, but…Jesus, all that stuff happened when you were in high school! Really, how long ago was that? Four hundred years?”
“You never went to high school, Claire. Believe me, that shit stays with you.”


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John Hundley

John Hundley lives and writes in Salisbury, North Carolina. When he’s not writing science fiction, urban fantasy, or epic fantasy, you can find him hiking in the nearby Uwharrie National Forest, cycling, playing guitar, or binge-watching Netflix.


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Published by Zee Kelley

In 2004, I began the creative writing journey with the one goal of writing about the lives of the people dwelling in my soul. Twice more, I tried to write the books, but still, the books were not the stories of my childhood fantasies. Now, after years of writing, and becoming an award-winning author, I am ready to write the books of Seataris. If you love rich, world-building, real-to-life characters, then you will love these four books. Come join me on this journey as the stories and characters unfold.

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