Elusive Radiance

by Aidee Ladnier

Elusive Radiance - Aidee Ladnier
Editions:ePub: $ 2.25
ISBN: 978-1-78651-423-3
Pages: 32
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ISBN: 978-1-78651-423-3
Pages: 32
Kindle: $ 2.25
ISBN: 978-1-78651-423-3
Pages: 32

A young bodyguard finds her special abilities are no match for a flirtatious delegate willing to gamble everything on the galaxy trade talks.

Assigned to guard a diplomat at the galaxy trade talks, Security Officer Anais wants to shine during her first solo mission for the Chezeray Palace Conglomerate. An Elusive with the ability to make herself invisible, Anais knows her modified genes designate her servant class, but she yearns to be more than simply a protector to the beautiful delegate.

Savea Blackmun arrives alone to the trade talks with the weight of her planet’s future resting on her slim shoulders. Flirting with her pretty bodyguard reveals Anais’ knowledge of the colony markets and Savea realizes there’s much more to her protector than meets the eye.

As their attraction grows, will the diplomat and the bodyguard reject society’s rules to give in to desire instead?

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Publisher: Pride Publishing
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Pairings: FF
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Lesbian
Tropes: Badass Hero, Bodyguard/Guardian Angel, Class Differences, Lost Heir
Setting: Levantar Los Ojos Spindle
Languages Available: English
Excerpt:

Delegate Savea Blackmun lounged against the doorframe, ogling me. She swept her dark glittering eyes from my toes to my head.

“Are you supposed to be my bodyguard?”

Her overflowing breasts strained at the corseted front of her evening dress while her black hair cascaded from an intricate topknot. The sleeves of her burnished gold robe cupped her arms, half-revealing the tiny quatrefoil-shaped shoulder tattoos that signified her status and caste on her home planet.

“I am Sec Anais.” Feeling dowdy in my dun-colored jumpsuit, I offered a small bow. “Councilor Armen of the Chezeray Palace Conglomerate assigned me to you for the duration of your stay at the Levantar Los Ojos Spindle.”

She snorted. “I thought he’d send a male.”

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My eye twitched. I’d been warned not to be offended by her ways and speech. Off-worlders from conservative planets like hers often had outmoded ideas. “I am female, but I assure you I am more than capable of protecting you while you conduct your business here.”

She raised an eyebrow but moved away from the doorway and spun into the room, her skirt billowing around her like a cloud. “Come in. I’m not quite ready.” Delegate Blackmun glided into the adjoining dressing room.

I hesitated but stepped over the threshold, the biometric scanner in the door confirming my identity even if the delegate had neglected to ask for it. I closed the suite door, my gaze sweeping the wide glass windows and ornately molded doors, checking entrances and weaknesses despite the fact that I knew this area well. This was my first solo assignment, but I’d been part of details around the hotel all my life.

 

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Reviews:Dee on Love Bytes Reviews wrote:

Short stories can be tricky to pull off. Elusive Radiance goes to show it can be done, and done well. Within the first few pages, the characters and setting come to life. I had a vivid image of who was who and their surroundings. The perfect amount of detail was given.

Fantasy Living on Boy Meets Boy Reviews wrote:

This is the sort of lesbian romance I’ve been trying to find for a while, with passion and plot in equal measure.

Chris on Inked Rainbow Reads wrote:

This short novel was a real little gem. It was enjoyable, quite unique and leaves the reader encompassed in a happy and hopeful frame of mind.

AJ on Inked Rainbow Reads wrote:

This book is amazing. I think I’m fast becoming a fan of Aidee’s work whether it’s MM or FF. This piece has exactly the right pacing, the right intuition from each character to the others. It’s simple in its shortness, but still with plot twists woven in beautifully.

Debbie Attenborough on Divine Magazine wrote:

Short, so deliciously short! 41 pages, 45 minutes, but it carries a lot of weight.


About the Author

Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, believes that adventure is around every corner. In pursuit of new experiences, she’s worked as a magician’s assistant, been a beauty pageant contestant, ridden in hot air balloons, produced independent movies, hiked up a volcano, and is a proud citizen scientist. A lover of genre fiction, Aidee’s perfect romance has a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.

And if you like flash fiction, you can find more stories set in my book universes as well as standalone stories on my website.


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