Sweet Saturday Sample – Jordan’s Battle

In light of Jordan’s Battle being nominated for Best Novella/Short Story Work for the RONE Awards, I thought this would be a good day to share a taste of the book. (I’d love to have your vote in the RONE Awards poll if you think my book is deserving.)

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Jordan's Battle cover artJordan spotted Alaina approaching from the opposite direction with three other people.

She lifted a shapely eyebrow when they met by the closed metal doors. “Have you all met each other?”

Jordan scanned the unfamiliar faces and shook his head. “Not yet.”

“In that case, Jordan Blake, meet Greg Parker, Devon Marshall, and Jana Stevens. They’re all programmers, like me.”

Alaina glanced at her friends. “Jordan is the new IT guy who’s going to become our webmaster at some point.”

“Rock on!” Greg pumped his fist with a grin. “Dude, you have saved my life.”

“What?” Jordan shifted his questioning gaze to Alaina as Abe brushed against his leg.

She laughed. “Greg hates working on the website, but he’s good at it, so he gets volunteered regularly. Since you’re going to take over the work on the site, he won’t have to deal with it anymore.”

“Ah.” Abe nosed Jordan’s leg again, and he reached down to reassure the dog he was okay with a quick pat to the head. Yes, Greg’s reaction had sped up his heart rate, but he felt as calm as he could, considering he was going to lunch with his brand new coworkers.

Devon pressed the call button for the elevator as Jana stepped closer to Jordan. “Cute dog,” she said with a friendly tone. “What’s his name?”

“Abe.” He looked at the dog, who now sat beside him. “Greet.”

The dog glanced at him, then lifted his right front paw and held it out toward Jana. She laughed and leaned down to shake the large paw, earning a wag of his tail. When she straightened, she met Jordan’s gaze with a sparkling smile. “He certainly is polite, isn’t he?”

“Absolutely.” He scratched behind Abe’s ears. “I wouldn’t have my boy be any other way.”

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You can purchase a copy of Jordan’s Battle from Astraea Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.

Be sure to stop by Sweet Saturday Samples for links to more tasty excerpts!

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