Kosima is the bored and lonely caretaker of a mining station on the distant moon of Europa. Her five-year-long assignment is almost entirely spent monitoring reports and checking on machines. When the robotic miners uncover an underground chamber, Kosima is too bored and too curious not to investigate. What she doesn't realize is that deep inside the cavern, an ancient tentacle creature is waiting to be found, and it has nefarious designs for the attractive, fertile woman.
Excerpt: "Her hands were shaking as she angled the flashlight up the wall. The beam crept higher and higher until at last it revealed a writhing, teeming mass of tar-black appendages, pulsing and glistening in the artificial light. The urge to flee surged through Kosima suddenly. She didn’t want to know what that the appendages would do to her if it realized her presence.
She turned to flee back to the door. She barely made it a step however, before the feeling of something wrapping around her foot made her blood turn to ice. "