Saturday, May 20, 2017

Peaceful Family - start of Cosmic Rift for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy Adventure

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.

I skipped last week due to helping my son move to an apartment. What else should a mother do on Mother’s Day?
This week, I’ll begin snippets from my forthcoming release, Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. The mother-son relationship is an important aspect of this story.

Blurb
Empath Violet embarks on a new and desperate mission to find her missing lover.
Violet’s happy family is shattered when Athanor Griffin vanishes. The formidable Grand Master might have teleported anywhere in the galaxy. Violet strives to find her psychic partner, while looking after their baby and fulfilling his duties on the Council. Her frantic search uncovers a new threat to galactic civilization along with resurgence of the infamous Ixioth slavers. The Council dithers in response to her call for action, and even her former allies believe the Griffin is dead. She must risk her son, her psi-powers, and her life to rescue her beloved mate in the hope they can unite to fight the menace.

First lines
Violet sat in the nursery of the Griffin’s Eyrie, rocking her baby son in her arms and crooning a lullaby. Little Varan smiled at her. At nine months old, the jet black of his short hair rivaled his father’s. His blue-green eyes were solemn, his eyelids drifting lower as he grew sleepy. 
The orange cat, Rascal, a furry weight across her shoulders, purred his loud, “Love you, love you.”
The two fluffies curled at her feet like a pair of oversized bunny slippers. Dilly and Dally had identical white noses and silky brown fur, although Dilly had conspicuous white patches on her flanks. Their alien minds mumbled a contented refrain, “Sleep, happy sleep, sleep happy.” 
Her usual entourage of bedtime assistants, except for Athanor, her beloved psychic partner. She hummed to little Varan, alert for his father to pop in at any moment.

Informal Tag line: Even galaxy-trotting heroines need a babysitter.

I am still debating how much backstory is needed in Chapter one, since I assume most readers will arrive at this book after reading Books 1-3. If you have read any of these stories, you will meet some of the same characters as well as new alien entities.

 Rift

Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy is on pre-order for $2.99 and releases June 23rd at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

If you would like to sample the series, try the short prequel, Grand Master’s Cat
 Cat

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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
Please return to www.wewriwa.com to sample the works of the other writers.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Snippet from Secret Supers for #WeWriWa #Superheroes

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

This month, I’m celebrating my third anniversary as an indie author, and releasing a boxset of the three books in the Secret Supers series.
My snippet illustrates the heroine, Estelle aka Super Starrella, and her sidekick, the winged mare, Rockette. They are flying on patrol above the streets of Atalanta (Atlanta).

As they watched a solitary drunkard wobble along the street, Starrella caught a movement at the edge of her vision. In a blur of wings, a huge insect plunged toward the unwary man.
Rockette dived at the flying mantis. Opening her fists, Starrella flung beams of fire at the predator. She scored on its bulky abdomen. It twisted upward, zooming at the winged mare hovering overhead. 
Blistering horse flies!” Rockette snorted, kicking her rear hooves at the menacing insect.
Clinging onto the mane as the mare dodged through the sky, Starrella called, “Give me a clear shot at its head.”

 Super Starrella

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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
Please return to www.wewriwa.com to sample the works of the other writers.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Characters in A Tale of Two Colonies #SciFiRom for #SFRB Showcase


Welcome to the SFR Brigade May Showcase!
For this month’s showcase and near the third anniversary of my indie author career, I’ll return to an older book, A Tale of Two Colonies. The idea for this story was conceived a couple of decades ago, although I did not complete and publish the book until 2014. This tale about colonization of an exoplanet with glimpses of different dystopia is now available at several retailers.
Please remember to check out the posts from the other participants at http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/p/sfr-brigade-presents.html 

Blurb
Fight for freedom. Fight to survive - For refugees from an overcrowded Earth, dreams of a better life on an alien planet transform into a terrifying battle for survival.
Nothing will stand in the way of Tiger Lily's dream of escaping the subterranean slums of Terra and visiting the stars. She enters the fierce competition for a place in the scout team on the next spaceship to the remote planet of Delta, where an earlier colony disappeared. Before the ship departs, the arrival of a mysterious message from Delta suggests that the descendants of the first colonists may have survived.
A risky mission to seek the lost colony exposes the scouts to unexpected attacks, and they encounter a grim warrior in the isolated valley. Has Tiger Lily met her match in the tortured man? Is he leading them to safety or further danger? And who are the real rulers of this strange world?

Here is an excerpt with the heroine on the dystopian Earth she will soon leave.
Lily strode through the grimy subterranean passages to her tiny room, flushed with the success of her performance and indifferent to the hunched figures of the silent passersby. She ignored the group of five ragged youths lounging idly at the corner, until they moved deliberately in her direction.
“Out alone!” one man jeered, clearly believing her to be vulnerable.
“We’ll give you a good time!” another man called with vulgar intentions, reaching out to grab her arm.
She swiveled rapidly, punching him below the belt. He collapsed with a moan.
Two others advanced angrily on her. She leaped at them, aiming a vicious kick. Her target crumpled in agony, clutching at his groin. The third man hesitated, unluckily for him. Her fist thudded against his jaw and he sagged to the ground, unconscious.
One of the two youths, who had hung behind well out of the action, shouted, “Watch out! It’s Tiger Lily. I saw her fight in the arena.”
The other man called, “She’s big trouble! Let’s get out of here!”

On the new planet of Delta, her scout team meets the hero and hostile natives.
While the others were resting, Lily wandered off to examine a rocky outcrop where she had caught a glimpse of red among the rocks. When she reached the outcrop, nothing was visible. She paused and stared up at the forbidding grey sky.
Suddenly, her leg was pulled from under her. Screaming, she toppled to the ground. Huge chitinous jaws trapped her leg, dragging her toward a red gaping mouth. She twisted around, wedged her knife between the jaws, and wrestled the blade from side to side, trying to loosen the grip on her leg. A needle-like tail arched down toward her helpless struggling body. 
In a rush of air, Conley leaped and slashed his sword through the menacing tail, catching the severed end in his other hand. Standing astride the crumpled body of the dangerous creature, he sliced through its narrow neck. 
Lily sighed in admiration. He looked magnificent, like a tall, medieval knight brandishing a heavy sword.

 Colony

Buy links: Available at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

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Secret Supers, Box Set of Book 1-3: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXXVNHK  
Pre-order for $3.99 and releases on May 15th

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Brave Kitty! Snippet from Grand Master's Cat for #WeWriWa #SciFi

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

Since several of you were worried about the fate of the kitten in last week’s snippet, I’ll continue the scene from my short SciFi prequel, Grand Master’s Cat.
The kitty “saved” the Grand Master from the sting of a giant scorpion.
The final sentence was: Tottering under the psi blast, the scorpion staggered two steps and collapsed onto the desert sand.

The Grand Master chopped through its neck with a laser-sharp ray, and left his attacker. He ran to the cat, amazed that such a small animal had the courage to attack the giant scorpion. He lifted the limp kitten and ruffled its fur, searching for wounds with his psi probe. When he moved its left foreleg, the kitten whimpered. Sensing the mineral of the bones, the Griffin located a break. He sat beside the kitten and crooned to it. This simple fracture was within his ability to repair by sealing the gap in the bone. 
While his psi energy bathed the tiny limb, the friendly cat rubbed its head against his hand and purred. Astonished by the cat’s lack of fear at his psychic emanations, he whispered, “Brave kitty!” The cat mewed and licked the Griffin’s fingers, apparently enjoying the tickle of psi power.

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Grand Master’s Game, Book 2: 99c at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N
Grand Master's Mate, Book 3: at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N
Cosmic Rift, Book 4: on Pre-order for Release in June at Amazon

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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
Please return to www.wewriwa.com to sample the works of the other writers.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Twelve Grand Masters on the Council in Epic #SciFi Fantasy - Fact Sheet



The Twelve Grand Masters
The secretive Grand Masters rarely appear in public since their unshielded psychic emissions are lethal. Here, you have a special opportunity to learn about their powerful entities. 

In the Grand Master’s Trilogy, six of the Grand Masters are humanoid or human derived. Six are unhuman sapient beings. 

Which is your favorite Grand Master? 
Give your answer in the comments. 

Human-Like Grand Masters
(in alphabetic order)

Athanor Griffin
Human male, youngest of the twelve.
Aura: Azure blue
Emblem: Griffin passant
Description: Tall, dark haired, hooked nose and blue eyes.

Garron Lionheart
Human male
Aura: Blue
Emblem: Lion rampant
Description: Tall, handsome, yellow hair and blue eyes.

Morrigu, the Red Queen
Human female, more than 200 years old.
Aura: Ruby red
Emblem: Striking Cobra
Description: Voluptuous figure, red skin, strawberry blonde hair, and four arms. 

Nathan Lord of Lightning, Chair of Council
Human male, about 300 years old.
Aura: Green
Emblem: Bolt of lightning or gold zigzag
Description: Dark haired with green eyes

Pashtari Hanuman
Human male, more than 700 years old.
Aura: White to pale yellow
Emblem: Monkey
Description: Rotund figure, plump cheeks, a fringe of white hair and ivory yellow eyes.

Ravaleen, Meilai of Marina
Human female
Aura: Blue-green
Emblem: Lorosa - dolphin like marine animal.
Description: Beautiful, green skin, long turquoise hair and green eyes. 


Unhuman Grand Masters
(in alphabetic order)

Baxicki
Insectoid male
Aura: Yellow
Emblem: Wings in V shape.
Description: Brown insect with three segments and six legs. Communicates by chitters.

Brightness Amarylla Threeleaf
Wistralian Plantoid female
Aura: Pink
Emblem: Trefoil
Description: Three large pink petals on a short stalk with trailing roots. Communicates by rustling leaflets and emitting scents.

Eziz
Plantoid male
Aura: Yellowish brown
Emblem: Three dots in a triangle.
Description: Gold dots of eyes at the end of its sticks. Switches from a bundle of sticks/twigs to a tree. Communicates by cracking twigs together.

Radjuser
Octopoid male
Aura: Orange
Emblem: Unknown
Description: Cylindrical body with tentacles tipped with yellow eyes.  

Sulkar
Unknown species
Aura: White to amber
Emblem: Unknown
Description: Ovoid pebble covered with filaments striped in varying colors - white, yellow or orange. Communicates by pattern of stripes on filaments.

Umloa Thundercloud
Amoeboid male
Aura: Green
Emblem: Unknown, probably a specific odor.
Description: Amorphous, semi-transparent blob, with gray bubble eyes. Communicates by exuding scented bubbles.



Grand Master’s Cat, Short Prequel: Available at Amazon

Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1: Available at  Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

Grand Master’s Game, Book 2: Available at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3: Available at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

Grand Master’s Trilogy (Books 1-3): Available at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

Cosmic Rift, Book 4: on Pre-order for Release in June at Amazon