Saturday, April 9, 2016

The wake cycle - Snippet from Super Starrella for #WeWriWa #Superhero #Romance

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.
Today, I’ll continue the scene from my new release, Super Starrella. Estelle was knocked unconscious in an explosion. When she woke, she was tied down in a strange room and heard strange voices discussing her.

The woman said, “Sol Farleon, the girl may wake soon. We expected her to be unconscious for at least twenty four hours, but she keeps rousing and must be dosed back to sleep. Her body requires time to adapt to the transformation. The next cycle will finish in two minutes.”
“We don’t want her to eavesdrop on our conversation. Activate the block and we’ll leave her to your ministrations, Mir Celeste,” the older man ordered.
“I’ll start the wake cycle,” the woman said. Their voices faded. Estelle assumed they had muted the sound in some manner.

 Starrella

Blurb
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse tackle villains in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.
Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.

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45 comments:

  1. Guess they should have opted for the professional anesthesiologist. ;-)

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  2. Uh oh. I'd be pretty freaked out waking from a state of unconsciousness to hear that!!

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  3. This makes me wonder why they haven't been able to 'read' her correctly. Does this have something to do with her eventual transformation into Super Starella?

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    1. Of course - this is part of the activation of her superpower.

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  4. That's a pretty bad place to be. People are obviously trying to keep secret from her and sedation after sedation doesn't sound too nice for the body.

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    1. They don't realize she is awake and listening.

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  5. I've read (and enjoyed) the entire book, so I'd better not say too much - but it's a good snippet!

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  6. I think she's stronger than they'd like her to be. Good snippet, Aurora. :)

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  7. Intriguing snippet. I'd be freaking out if I overheard those things being said about me!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. Yes and she would freak out more if she wasn't drugged.

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  8. Oh dear, now she knows they're plotting something to do with her, and she can't do anything about it! Great tension building, Aurora :-)

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  9. "Her body requires time to adapt to the transformation." Hearing that would make one's blood run cold!

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  10. Looks like she's already heard more than she's supposed to... ;)

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    1. Yes and she doesn't get answers for a while.

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  11. That sounds ominous. Interesting snippet. I'm curious as to what is happening to her.

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  12. Transformation? I'm definitely curious to know what has happened to her. I'm sure she would be as well, and very afraid. Or, I would be in her situation.

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  13. I think they'd better pay a little more attention to her and a little less to their plans for her. Good snippet -- nice ominous overtones.

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  14. I love the way you progess the story with dialogue overheard. Excellent device, Aurora!

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    1. She overhears people a couple of other times. I see her standing with the door ajar, wondering if she dares to peek.

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  15. I love the way you progess the story with dialogue overheard. Excellent device, Aurora!

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  16. Poor Estelle is in a bad situation all right! And it's getting worse and worse...excellent excerpt.

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  17. Hmmm, sounds like their calculations were a bit off then...

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  18. Oh no! The transformation?! Something tells me she's not going to like this!

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  19. It's too late! Eavesdropping has already occurred. :-)

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    1. Of course! They don't realize she's heard them.

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  20. Uh oh... Well, that can't be a good thing at all. I wonder why they don't want her to wake yet, or what the transformation is. Too late for her to not know anything though, unless she chalks those voices up to a dream when she finally does wake.

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  21. I'd be completely freaking out. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks! In fact, she's calmer because of the medication they've given her.

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