Monday, November 28, 2016

Enter the Grand Masters’ Galaxy + Super Cyber Monday #Deals #Giveaway


Enter the Grand Masters’ Galaxy 

Sip tea with in the White Mother’s cottage on Avalon, as Tingu instructs empath Violet on her dangerous task to discover the secrets of the Grand Masters. 

Teleport to strange planets as Violet travels on missions for her Grand Master, gaining new strengths and allies for her secret task. 

Pity the Griffin Grand Master savoring vintage wine in his isolated castle on a remote planet. He is alone and untouchable, deadly to all, except for the extraordinary orange cat, Rascal.

Soar over the fiery planet of Sythos with the Black Dragon, Ythris. He seeks a trophy to claim beautiful Silver Istrelle.

Cower before mad Morrigu with her ruby eyes blasting red death.


Mythic Themes in Grand Masters' Galaxy
The galaxy is ruled in secret by the Council of Twelve Grand Masters. They are a powerful, contentious and deadly group of entities. Some have counterparts in mythology, like Pashtari Hanuman with the face and serenity of a Buddha. Others have a mixture of origins, like the Red Queen Morrigu, an amalgam of Celtic and Hindu myth, with her ruby eyes, four arms and strawberry blonde braids. Several have no obvious mythical precedent. Radjuser resembles an octopus and exudes orange slime. The planetoid, Amarylla Threeleaf, communicates by rustling her leaves and emitting scents. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Crooked hand - Snippet from Gargoyle Hunt for #WeWriWa #Gifts

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.

I am posting snippets from Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 of Secret Supers.

Blurb
Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax. 

By popular demand, I’m continuing from a scene with a gargoyle in action.
Super Starrella and her flying horse, Rockette, have encountered a live gargoyle.  
You can read last week’s snippet here:

Rockette snorted and dodged. A crooked hand clamped onto her rear hoof and dragged her down to the roof. She beat her wings, bucked and reared in midair, struggling to dislodge its grip. Determined to hang on, Starrella clung to the mane and clamped her knees into the mare’s flanks. She twisted her head from side to side, seeking a clear shot at her target. Kicking desperately, the mare’s steel clad hooves clinked against the stone torso, shoving the gargoyle against the parapet. 
Seizing her chance, Starrella opened her fist and flung fire balls at the awful creature. Its mouth gaped impossibly wide, tongue protruding like a snake. It staggered backward, releasing the mare’s leg.

 Gargoyle Hunt

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Friday, November 25, 2016

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Interview with Roz Marshal for Ninja Writers #Fantasy #Giveaway

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Question. Tell us about your book(s).

'Unicorn Magic' (http://amazon.com/dp/B01LZSO1DH ) is a clean Urban Fantasy set in USA-Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp's 'Feyland' universe and first published in Samuel Peralta's short story anthology 'Chronicle Worlds: Feyland'.

In it, Scots teenager Corinne MacArthur finds herself asking some improbable questions. What if unicorns were real? What if fairyland was right around the corner? And what would happen if magic started bleeding into everyday life...?

Question. What is the one thing you can’t write without?
Coffee!!

Question. What’s your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I kind of have to say unicorn, don't I...?

Question. What is the first book that made you cry?
Probably 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. But there have been a few!

Question. Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

Both! Every story I write has a beginning, middle and end - even the shortest short story.

But several of my books are part of series (not serials) where a different character is the lead in each story, and there are threads of a larger overall plot that concludes in the final episode. 'Unicorn Magic' is a good example - it's part one of a 4-book series, but is a complete story in its own right.

Question. What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
'Talking to Luke' by Diane Ryan (http://amazon.com/dp/B01G0YYQUY)

Question. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

It depends on the book. For my skiing series (Secrets in the Snow) it was based on experiences I'd had and places I'd been, so the only real research I did was on some snowboarding tricks (since I'm more of a skier than boarder).

For the 'Celtic Fey' series I did some research into Scottish myths and legends, mythical creatures (such as unicorns) and also some bigger legends which I can't divulge as they'd be a major spoiler for #4!

I'm contemplating writing something historical next, and that obviously needs a *lot* more research, if you want it to be believable and set within the correct period. So it'll take longer to prepare and outline.

Question. What are the ethics of writing about historical figures?
Well, that's something I'm grappling with right now. The historical series will feature some very famous people from history. So I have to try and fit with what's known about them - without altering historical fact - whilst making my story sit in the gaps or shadowy areas of their lives. It's an interesting challenge, as you need to build a page-turning plot around all of that. Time will tell if I manage it!

Question. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Yes! I leave little clues or 'Easter Eggs' in the earlier books in a series that only come to fruition in later books. There's a clue right at the beginning of Unicorn Magic that won't make sense until book 4. And there's a big hint in 'Kelpie Curse' (the follow-on to 'Unicorn Magic' that I don't think anyone's picked up on yet!


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Grotesque Parody of a Man - Snippet from Gargoyle Hunt 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.

I am posting snippets from Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 of Secret Supers.

Blurb
Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax. 

By popular demand, I’m continuing from a scene with a gargoyle in action.
Estelle is walking to St. Swithin’s College after dark when another student, Betty, sees what she calls a ghoul climbing the church wall. Estelle switches to Starrella and finds her flying horse, Rockette.  

Revolving in a semi-circle, Starrella touched a warm neck and moved her hand down the mare’s body. Visible briefly as a ghostly figure, she scrambled onto the broad back, “Let’s fly!” 
Thrusting her wings down, Rockette soared toward the church tower. The uncanny man-shape had climbed to the top. On closer inspection, the figure resolved into a grotesque parody of a man, all gray and mottled like weathered stone. Its arms and legs were twice the normal length, a long tongue drooped out of the creature’s oval mouth and a short tail dangled at its back.
Bounding on its stumpy clawed feet, the misshapen creature lunged straight at Starrella and Rockette. Its clawed fingers clutched for them. Starrella shuddered in alarm. How could it perceive them in spite of their invisible nanocoats?

 Gargoyle Hunt

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This Week's Specials in SciFi, Fantasy & Romance #eBooks #Freebies

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Re-release of THE SCARLET EMPRESS by Susan Grant #SciFiRom


THE SCARLET EMPRESS
The 2176 Freedom Series, Book 2
***
New York Times Bestselling Author
RITA Winner
Susan Grant


About The Scarlet Empress:

Shot down over North Korea, Air Force fighter pilot Cam “Scarlet" Tucker is imprisoned and put in bio-stasis. She is awakened 160 years later to learn that her wingmate and best friend also survived. Now the “legendary” Banzai Maguire, Bree is being held for treason in the country that was once the United States.

Cam has problems of her own—big problems. She’s in the masterful hands of Prince Kyber, the dictator whom her friend thwarted. He won’t get fooled again. With the mysterious Shadow Voice urging revolution, and her friend in chains, Cam wants the sexy emperor on her side—and maybe a whole lot more. But her role in the thrilling mission to save her country has to come first. Banzai wouldn’t surrender, and Cam won’t either. It’s time to give a royal butt kicking, and Cam knows just where to start.

Praise for The Scarlet Empress:

“I am well aware of the toil and blood it will cost you to come to me, Banzai Maguire, but come to me you must. Hear my words; heed my call. I am waiting for you.”
—The Voice of Freedom, heard on the Trans-Malaysian Interweb, October 2176


“Exhilarating! As Bree fights for her life, Cam finds herself confronting one of the most powerful men in the world. Grant’s writing remains vivid whether describing astounding futuristic advances, depicting a vicious gun volley or drawing a poignant love scene.” — Publishers Weekly

“Grant’s futuristic military romance demonstrates her trademark qualities of humor, passion, and devotion to duty, as well as a riveting David-and-Goliath conflict. Especially timely in view of current events, The Scarlet Empress offers a thrillingly pointed reminder of the cost of freedom and the continuing sacrifices required of those who value liberty.” — Booklist

“A pulse pounding, heart stopping, and spectacular conclusion to the 2176 Series; a fantastic plot with great twists, turns, hot romance and nonstop action.” — Paranormal Romance Reviews


The Scarlet Empress excerpt:

Chapter One

Rocks pelted a sleek black sedan making halting progress through the streets of New Washington, D.C. Hastily erected electronic barriers restrained an angry mob. Black-clad UCE police were too overwhelmed, trying to keep the protestors in one place to worry about the few who got free.
A small group ran onto the road and emptied their arsenal of rocks at the approaching sedan. A proximity alarm beeped inside the vehicle, and the driver braked.
“Go!” UCE Supreme Commander General Aaron Armstrong rapped his knuckles on the clear barrier separating him from his driver. Do not stop, he mouthed to the sergeant, who floored the accelerator. There was a thud, a jerk of the steering wheel. A body tumbled over the bumper, striking a corner of the windshield before rolling off into the street.
How am I to avoid hitting them when they throw themselves at the car? Once more, he pressed the phone to his ear. “Back with you, Mr. President—”
A flaming pipe glanced off the hood and whacked the shatterproof windshield.
“Yes, yes, I know,” Armstrong grumbled. “Next time I’ll take a heli-jet.”
The sedan accelerated. Armstrong could no longer see the individuals in the crowd or read the slogans on the signs they carried. The vintage American flags—it seemed every protester brandished such an artifact now—became a broad, neutral blur. Speed had canceled out the fury of the mob.
The general relaxed against the rear passenger seat. It was recently upholstered in UCE blue; he could smell the new leather. He lifted the phone back to his ear. Before he could speak, a communicator resting in his other hand vibrated—once, twice, three times. His fingers flexed convulsively around the unit. It repeated the code, as he had hoped. Finally. He had waited long enough for this moment. Too long, he often feared of late.
“Hello? Are you there, Aaron?” the president was shouting into the phone.
“Indeed I am.” A smile curved the general’s mouth. “And with news. Good news.”
There was silence on the other end of the phone line. It was the closest he had ever heard Julius Beauchamp come to breathless anticipation.
“We found her,” Armstrong told him.
“Banzai Maguire…”
“Yes. We’ve a positive location. The team is in place.”
“Grab her! Despite our every effort to stop those broadcasts, the damage done, Aaron…it is incalculable. Banzai’s ability to escape us has reached mythical proportions amongst our citizenry. They say she turns to air to slip out of any trap, that she catches bullets with her teeth. She can change the minds of men with a single look.”
“Surely you don’t believe that, Mr. President.”
Beauchamp growled. “I want her heart on a platter.”
“A bit medieval, that, but it can be done.”
“Banzai is the worst threat we’ve faced in two centuries. Her weapons? Passion. Inspiration,” the president spat. “That’s my job, Aaron—my job to inspire the people, not this outsider’s. She doesn’t know jack about our world. Her actions prove it. She doesn’t understand how only we, the UCE, stand between world peace and chaos. I want her silenced. I want her gone.”
Armstrong smiled. “All but done, Mr. President. All but done.”
“And the second pilot? Lieutenant Tucker? Could she have been raised, too, like the legends suggest? Any sign that she survived?”
“None yet. She was not in the cave where Banzai first surfaced, though they were said to be buried there together.”
“A paradox. How do you explain it?”
“Interference by an outside party is my hunch. Someone wants her as badly as we do. If Cameron Tucker’s alive, Mr. President, I’ll find her. Meanwhile, we soon will have Banzai.”
Ahead, several hundred protesters broke through a barrier and surged into the street, setting off the black sedan’s proximity alarm once more. A soft computerized voice repeated the warning, “Stop. Obstruction in roadway. Stop.”
The general exchanged a sharp glance with his driver. The car didn’t slow.
“Don’t let Banzai get away, Aaron,” the president warned.
“Have no worries.” The general flicked a speck of dust off the steel toe of his boot. “The team is moving in. There’s nowhere for her to go.”
They say she turns to air to slip out of any trap, that she catches bullets with her teeth. She can change the minds of men with a single look
The president might very well fret the growing legend, but Armstrong had an advantage no one else did—he knew Banzai’s Achilles’ heel, her one weakness.
The chink in her armor was his son.
By the time the first of the rocks began hitting the windshield, the general had ended the encrypted call. Crossing one leg over the other, he settled in for a turbulent ride to the White House. Nothing could affect his mood now. At long last, Banzai Maguire was his. 

Pre-order Links

SCARLET:

Amazon: available November 15th

Author Bio:

When NY Times/USA Today bestselling author and Air Force veteran Susan Grant isn’t driving an 18-wheeler (AKA a 747 jumbo jet) she loves writing romantic, action-packed stories featuring gutsy woman and honorable men. Flying to exotic places and trying every kind of food imaginable helps Susan bring her sci-fi worlds alive for readers. She is a winner of the prestigious RITA award for her book Contact, an alien abduction sci-fi romance.

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