Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Company Assassin by Claudia Blood (VNBtM, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT

Company Assassin


Claudia Blood












It’s Duff Roman’s eighteenth birthday, but no one is lighting candles.

Turning eighteen in the orphanage on Kalecca means starvation for those who aren’t hired into a Family. Outside the Family compounds lies the jungle. And in the jungle lies death. And Relics—the only real currency on Planet Kalecca.

The orphans are Duff’s family, and he’s sacrificed everything to keep the orphanage running, even his chance to move on. Now, at eighteen, he has no choice but to leave. Without him to bring in extra money, the orphans will starve under the Company’s control. Duff's only chance to save them is to find a spot on an independent crew and hopefully find a Relic to sell.

A seemingly chance encounter with Z, leader of the most feared independent crew, offers Duff his opportunity to score a Relic. And offers Z a chance to relieve the guilt he feels over his past.

But a company assassin has plans to lay waste to Duff's future, and the orphanage as well.




Duff fought the memory that came with the intensifying baked bread and fish smell. The jungle smell combined with it made the smell different from the orphanage.

He made himself follow Z, but his mind slipped back ten years earlier. To another place corrupted by this smell.

It could be just over the next rise that he’d find a hole just like the one from that night. That night he’d hidden while he waited for his mom. When they’d played this game before, she always found him. She’d throw in a leaf bag with his favorite treat. He’d pretend he was one of the animals she worked with. He’d crawl forward, testing the air and would gobble the treat.

She’d toss another and another until he was lured to her lap. She’d smile down at him and hug him tight. “My little jungle monkey.”

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Company Assassin
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About the Author: 


Claudia Blood’s early introduction to Dungeons and Dragons, combined with her training as a scientist and a side trip into the world of IT set her up to become an award-winning author of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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