I am proud to announce the release of my four book in the Matrix Crystal Saga.
Matrix Crystal Rebels
Earth geologist Steen’s mission is to look and act like a Zeeman so he can locate matrix crystals. But when Steen’s deception fails, the beautiful Rain Namaste coaches him. He doesn’t realize he’s fallen in love with the lovely redhead until someone tries to claim her on Hymeneal Night.
Steen will do anything to get Rain back, but is he willing to take her as a Hymeneal bride for himself?
“Who are these for?” asked the shop owner.
“My brother,” She said without a beat.
“Ah, now that would be telling.” She touched the side of her nose and added more clothes to the stack. “How much?”
He went through the stack, muttering under his breath. “Fifty ducats.”
“That’s a little steep. These are used. I’ll give you thirty.”
The proprietor rested a hand on top of the stack. “You’ve got a big pile of clothes here. Forty.”
“It’s okay I’ve got it.” Steen dug into his pocket. This was for him after all.
“Steven, you don’t need to,” Rain said. If she was play acting, it was flawless.
“Excellent.” The shop owner bowed and took the coins which he dropped into a carved box. He then bagged the clothing into several totes. “If any of these don’t fit, please feel free to bring them back.”
Rain frowned. “At a significant deduction on the exchange?”
“Of course, how else am I to make a profit?” He smiled, handing over both totes. “It was nice doing business with you.”
“Thank you. Steven, can you get the totes?”
Steen took the bags, surprised at how much they weighed. “Oof, heavy.”
“You’re a big guy, suck it up. We have more shops to visit.” Rain strolled out the door ahead of him.
“A little advice from a fellow male, she won’t be easy to woo,” the store owner told him. “Rain is a lovely young female, but she’s as difficult as her mother. Just ask Vach. Rain is like Maya, but more energetic. It’s like someone put way too much sweetener into her daily tea.”
“That’s what I’m afraid of.” Steen followed Rain out the door.