(Saving Caeorleia #3)
by Alicia Nordwell
Date Released: July 18, 2016
About Cosmic Inception
Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.
Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of loneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.
The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together.
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An Excerpt from Cosmic Inception
I clenched my hands into fists, pressing them against my thighs.
“Hey.” Fieo sat down on the bed facing me. He picked up one of my hands, uncurling my fingers. “Don’t hurt yourself.”
Nick snorted. “I don’t have your claws.”
“You have red marks.” He traced a fingertip over the red half-moons on my palm. “We need to figure this out, but not at the expense of you harming yourself. If you figure it out, our plans may change. If not, we will approach the planet with all the caution we’d already planned.”
“But I know I’ve seen it. It has to mean something!” I yanked my hand from his and slid to the end of the bunk. I paced the floor, only getting five steps before I had to turn around again. I tapped my temple. “It’s right here, Fieo. I know it. I can practically see the symbol hovering in front of my eyes, but not on the holo screen. It was dark, but on something pale.” I huffed out an aggravated breath.
“That’s something we didn’t have before,” Fieo pointed out. “You are remembering something.”
“Not enough!” I snapped. I shook my head. “It’s never enough, just like how I’m never good enough!”
Fieo was up and pulling me into his arms before I’d finished shouting. “Stop,” he said softly.
All I wanted to do was bury my face into his chest and let it all out, but I choked my feelings of inadequacy down. “I’m sorry.” I stared at Fieo’s chest, my arms limp at my sides.
“No, I’m sorry. I’ve forgotten, in the last few days, how much stress you’ve been under. I’ve been so happy since we bonded, that—”
“I’ve been happy too.” I didn’t want him to think I wasn’t thrilled that we joined. Maybe I didn’t say it enough. “I have felt so alone, for so long. I’m not anymore. You’re part of me.” I slid one hand to cover his mark inside my heart space.
Alicia Nordwell is one of those not so rare creatures, a reader turned writer. Striving to find something interesting to read one day, she decided to write what she wanted instead. Then the voices started ... Yep, not only does she talk about herself in the third person for bios, she has voices in her head constantly clamoring to get out.
Fortunately for readers, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided for her own sanity to keep writing. Now you can find her stories both free and e-published!She can be found quite often at her blog, where she has a lot of free fiction for readers to enjoy or working hard, or maybe hardly working, as an admin on GayAuthors.org under her online nickname, Cia.
Oh yeah, she's a wife, mom of two, and lives in the dreary, yet ideal for her redhead complexion, Pacific Northwest. Except for when she disappears into one of the many worlds in her head, of course!
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