Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pain stabbed - Snippet from Cosmic Rift for #WeWriWa #SciFi

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

This week, I’ll continue posting snippets from my forthcoming release, Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.

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.

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

It ended with the sentence: She hummed to little Varan, alert for his father to pop in at any moment. I've skipped a few sentences. 

Judging the time with the precision of habit, she laid Varan in the crib, kissed his mop of dark hair, and tucked the blanket with the blue griffin around him. The two fluffies hopped over the rail and snuggled beside the little boy. She brushed her fingers over their long silky fur. Rascal rubbed against her bare legs and mewed for his share of attention.
Violet!” Athanor’s mental cry pierced her thoughts.
Pain stabbed her temples.
Varan wailed.
Rascal yowled. The fluffies uncurled and twitched their little noses in the air.
Had they heard Athanor or just picked up on her alarm?

 Cosmic 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

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30 comments:

  1. Everything was going so smoothly, too. Now how will she get Varan back to sleep? Intriguing snippet! :)

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  2. Everything was to good to be true somehow. I wonder what happened. Does she has to get to Athanor or is it better to stay with Varan?

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    1. That question will become increasingly urgent.

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  3. Interesting. I want to know if they heard as well. I curious to know why Athanor had mentally cried out to her.

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    1. Violet and Athanor have a psychic link, but he has bypassed their usual method for long distance communication.

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  4. I want to know more about the fluffies!

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    1. You will learn more toward the end of the story. Their actions will be mysterious.

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  5. I see trouble ahead....

    Love the fluffies!

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  6. And the drama begins! I love the home-y details with her and the baby, as a contrast to the jeopardy Athanor appears to be in. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. Thanks! That was the idea. She'll be fighting aliens soon enough.

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  7. I cannot resist a fluffy! Ever!
    Excellent job on shifting the mood and feel of the scene, Aurora. I can feel the anguish.

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  8. Oh, the inconsideration of a mother with a small child. Been there, done that. Good snippet, Aurora. :)

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  9. Nice switch between the gentleness at the start of the snippet and the urgency/tension at the end.

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  10. How . . . unsettling. LOVE the fluffies!!

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  11. I was about ready to snuggle up with baby- but not anymore. I wonder what's going on?

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    1. Violet won't find out for a least half the book.

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  12. So he is definitely alive. I'd love a description of the fluffies.

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    1. There's not much to see apart from the long fur.

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  13. Interesting. Can't wait to read more!

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  14. The explanation unrolls slowly for much of the book.

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  15. Love the dichotomy of the scene--sweet domestic scene then a cry for help. Your informal tagline is great!

    I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

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    1. That was my idea - a dramatic contrast.

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  16. Really enjoyed this excerpt, the lull before the storm! I too got drawn in by the fluffies! :)

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