We’re dreaming of a White Christmas…with Ros Baxter.
1. Give us a Twitter-length description of your Christmas title, White Christmas.
What if your only chance at survival was to seduce the man who broke your heart 10 years ago? A quick sci-fi bite; love, Xmas & apocalypse.
2. Why did you set your story at Christmas?
Post-Apocalypse, the survivors of Earth are circling the universe in a series of space stations, looking for a new home. They gave up on God after an alien race blew up their home planet (and who could blame them?), so no-one celebrates X-mas anymore. But when two old flames crash-land on a hostile planet on Christmas Eve, it’s a second chance to reconnect. Christmas is a time for people to come together, in love and understanding, and that’s what this story is about.
3. What is your favourite thing about Christmas time?
Putting up the tree (except the bit where I have to referee fights among the small people about whose it is to put up the angel!).
4. What do you hope Santa will leave you under the tree this year?
A big box of sleep-in.
5. Finally, are your characters naughty or nice?
Oh dear, they are very very dirty. Who knew an ice-cave on a frozen planet could get so hot????
Seventeen years after the Apocalypse, Admiral-class Explorer Tabysha is caught up in a firefight and shot down over Tyver, where ice vampires hunt human warmth. Seeking shelter in an ice cave, she is instructed to stay put and await rescue. But after another ship crash-lands, and the Hunter Gatherers stalk its wounded pilot, Tabi breaks protocol.
When it turns out the survivor is the man who stole her heart then skipped out on her ten years before, it seems to Tabi that no good deed goes unpunished, and things can’t get any worse. But she’s so wrong.
As the Hunters pick up the escalating heat signature of the former lovers, Tabi has to tell Asha that there is only one way to repel the creatures stalking them.
And it involves picking up where they left off ten years before.