Rescued by the Space Pirate
by Nina Croft
Ruby Robbins Sexy Space Odyssey #1
Publication Date: April 3, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scorched, Serial, Erotic, Sci-Fi, Romance
A few days ago, in a galaxy right here…
The earth faces total annihilation and one young woman signs up for a mission to rescue humanity. Only she ends up getting rescued herself, by a gorgeous space pirate. And the sex is out of this world!
Hopeless romantic, Ruby Robbins spends her days as an accounts clerk, and her nights with her head in the stars, dreaming of space adventures in the arms of an alien…or two. Then one day, she’s approached to help her country by going undercover…in space! She jumps at the chance and before she knows it, she finds herself in the cargo hold of an alien slaver ship.
Space pirate, Killian Sharpe owes a lot of money to some very bad people. So when an anonymous employer offers him a tidy sum to extract one Ruby Robbins from a slaver ship, it sounds like easy money. But once he sets eyes on Ruby, he knows he’s in over his head. Not only is she breathtakingly beautiful—she refuses to be saved.
Luckily Killian hasn’t met a woman yet who could hold out against him for long….
Stolen by the Space Pirate, Part Two: April 10
Saving the Space Pirate, Part Three: April 17
After peering over his shoulders to where the guard was disappearing down a narrow corridor, he turned his attention back to me and leaned in close. “You’re being rescued. This is not up for negotiation.” He jerked on the chain. When I dug my bare toes onto the hard floor and didn’t move, he took a step back and looked me up and down.
Back in the cell, being naked hadn’t seemed like such a big deal. Now suddenly, I was extremely aware of the fact that I was bare-assed naked in front of the most gorgeous guy I had ever come across. Heat washed over me and I was pretty sure I was turning an embarrassing shade of puce. I wrapped my arms around myself but that didn’t cover much.
“Couldn’t you choose someone else?” My voice sounded small and pathetic and not at all like a savior of the universe.
His expression softened, and he tugged on his lower lip as he studied me. Then he shrugged out of his long leather coat and wrapped it around my shoulders. I stared at his right arm—or rather what replaced his right arm. It was metal, silver to match his eye, like a silver skeleton. I hadn’t noticed because he wore a glove on that hand. He didn’t seem to notice my staring—he was probably used to it. How sad. “There’s nothing to be embarrassed about,” he murmured. “I’ve seen naked women before. But I guess that’s part of the virgin thing.” He smoothed the leather down over my arms then chucked me under the chin. “Don’t worry. No one’s going to hurt you.”
I narrowly resisted rolling my eyes. “I’m not embarrassed,” I lied. “And I want to go back.”
His expression hardened. He wrapped the chain around his fist and pulled me closer so I leaned in toward him. “Look, sweetheart, I don’t know what your story is, but I’m being paid a lot of money to get you off this ship. So guess what—you’re getting off this ship. Now, you come under your own steam or I toss you over my shoulder and carry you off.”
Who’d paid him? Why?
I bit my lip. My mind churning.
“Well? Make up your mind because I want off this fucking ship. Now.”
No way could I get into explanations with this stranger. He’d probably reveal my secret to the slavers and then everything would be over. I wasn’t happy, and I made that clear with my expression, but I shuffled forward.
ABOUT NINA CROFT
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.