YA Romantic (Soft)Sci-Fi
After sixteen-year-old Lexa Castiel's dad dies, things go sideways. She sprouts giant-ass wings, her love life’s in the crapper (that’s what happens when you fall for your best friend), and she finds out she’s half alien. Her mom wants her to learn to fly, but there ain't no way in hell that’s happenin'. Lexa has a puke-producing fear of heights, so when aliens abduct her, her feathered wings are as useless as teats on a boar hog.
To top that, the aliens who abduct her to harvest her regenerative DNA are out to colonize Earth. Their spaceship is a stinking, dark labyrinth, fully equipped with a slimy, bloodthirsty beast. Almost every turn presents its own dangers as she searches for an escape route and a way to stop the aliens’ schemes. If Lexa does find the exit, she'll have to fly home, probably puking up her toenails on the way. If she can't get off the ship, she'll be trapped like lab-rat in a maze with that slimy bastard of a monster. Lexa's suck-o-meter buries the needle.
First 150 Words:
The first suck-ass moment of my life happened when Gabe, my best friend, and I were on summer vacation with our parents in New York City. Gabe hoisted himself onto the balcony railing.
I cocked my head and frowned. “You’re gonna fall. We’re on the tenth floor, dummy.”
“Naw. It’s a’ight.” He waved his hands above his head. “Look, no hands.”
I shrugged and hopped up next to him. Gabe was a year older than me, but if he could do it, so could I. I was a determined little shit.
He poked my leg. “Don’t you fall, Lex.”
“Stop it.” My elbow shot out, bumping his arm.
Gabe batted his thick fringe of black lashes. “Stop what?”
I twisted sideways to smack him, but slid instead. Toppling backward, I gasped, flailing to grab hold. Too far away. I left my stomach on the rail as I fell to the ground below.