Saturday, April 8, 2017

We are not betrothed - Snippet from #SciFiR Romance Comet Tales for #WeWriWa

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 continuing a scene from an older story, my space operetta, Captured by the Hawk. This story is included in my latest release, Comet Tales.

Tag line: Spaceships crash across the galaxy in the comic misadventures of spy Grey Kat and pirate Black Hawk.
After stealing secret codes from the Emperor's Revenge, Grey Kat was caught by Black Hawk’s crewmen and taken onto his spaceship. Captain Hawk has just recognized her face. She is Mistress Trina Sligo, daughter of the Solarian ambassador, Master Fingal Sligo.

      He stiffened suddenly and his eyes narrowed in suspicion, “Are you not betrothed to the Emperor’s younger son?” 
     Trina shrugged dismissively. Clearly, Black Hawk disliked the fawning prince. She shared his distaste. “We are not betrothed,” she stated with a strong emphasis on the word “not.” Perversely, she found the masked Hawk a hundred times more attractive than the young prince with his cosmetically enhanced features. She explained, “Prince Alvin courts Mistress Sligo assiduously. It gives her easy access to the Emperor’s palace and much of his imperial sector.”
     “I do not trust the Emperor,” he murmured, “and it seems, neither do the Solarians.”

 Comet Tales

Comet Tales is an anthology of 4 short stories and the novella, Captured by the Hawk.
Trudge over the rocks of Mars, trek through a hazardous alien jungle, or pop across the galaxy in a pirate ship in five fun tales of adventure and romance.

The first books in my two longer series will be 99c this month to celebrate their new covers. 

 Super Starrella

Super Starrella, Book 1 of 3 in Secret Supers series:
99c or Free with Kindle Unlimited

 Pawn

Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1 of 3 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, with book 4 on pre-order
99c at all retailers

 Cosmic Rift

Cosmic Rift, Book 4 (pre-order for release in June)

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.



36 comments:

  1. Always nice when they have something in common, even if it is distaste for someone.

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    1. It's more than distaste. They share a common enemy. Her methods are more subtle than his.

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  2. Nice snippet. Wonder whether these two will somehow get along :-)

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  3. I've read this - and now I'm going to go read it again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Well, they've found some common ground. :-) Bet they'll find more.

    The new covers are great!

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    1. Yes and no. They'll be fighting until the end.
      Thanks.

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  5. They share a dislike and she finds him attractive...sounds like a start to a romance!

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  6. I am very interested in the way she disassociates herself from Mistress Sligo. Nicely done, as always, Aurora

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  7. I am very interested in the way she disassociates herself from Mistress Sligo. Nicely done, as always, Aurora

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    1. She is hinting that her role as Mistress Sligo is really another disguise.

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  8. Ooh, yes, never trust the emperor! Enjoyed the snippet :)

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  9. I gather they plan to do something about that. Great snip.

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  10. Intriguing snippet. Can't wait to see where this leads.

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  11. Something they have in common, it would seem. I'm curious to know where this common ground will lead.

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  12. Sounds like she's great at the spy thing, and an engagement to someone she doesn't like is one way to do the job.

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  13. Interesting snippet. I really like the branding on your new covers.

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  14. Dealing with emperors can be tricky! They seem to have the same opinion of him.

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  15. Nice snippet. Always good to have something in common. Nice new covers on your books.

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    1. Forgot to add: the link to my post is bad. I left off the “T” in blogspot, hence the red screen and warning. So sorry. It should be: dianeburton.blogspot.com

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    2. I noticed when I tried to read it.

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  16. Hmm, maybe a growing romance? :D

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    1. Of course. Most of my stories mix romance with adventures

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  17. Mutual attraction. Great snippet. :)

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    1. Thanks! And she hasn't even seen his face.

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  18. And they seem to have found common ground! Oh this could get quite interesting. I don't think I expected her to be somewhat of a double identity though.

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