Saturday, June 10, 2017

Amarylla Threeleaf - 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.

I’m 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.

Violet discovered she has lost the psychic link with her husband, the formidable Athanor Griffin. When her initial effort to restore the connection fails, she sends a message to their ally, Brightness Amarylla Threeleaf. Note, Amarylla communicates by rustling her leaves or emitting scents, and Violet’s translator is not perfect.
(Apologies for slightly irregular punctuation to fit 10 sentences.)

Before five minutes had passed, a pillar of pink radiance appeared in the middle of the library. Spinning to a stop, the shimmering pillar resolved into the giant three-petalled flower of Amarylla. 
Violet sprang to her feet and bowed, “Brightness, you are welcome.”
The scent of roses wafted across the room, and Amarylla rustled, “Peace, friend Violet, Brightness deemed your query urgent.”
“I’m not sure,” Violet admitted, “but, I’ve lost all sense of Athanor. It was sudden, only a few minutes ago.”
“Brightness tastes your acute senses.” Her petals opened wide and the edges crinkled, “You fear the Griffin drifts into danger.”
“But where?” Violet shivered. She reached the tip of her forefinger to touch the edge of a rosy petal, “I have to find him; rescue him if need be.”

 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

In my effort to encourage new readers of this series, the boxset of Books 1-3 is discounted to $2.99 this week. 
 Trilogy

Grand Master’s Trilogy - $2.99 at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

I may skip some weekends toward the end of June and early July since I’ll be in the UK visiting my family. Possibly without internet – I shudder at the thought of the accumulation of messages. 

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. 

34 comments:

  1. I love it! Very unique and makes me want to see more of the world building.

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    1. I have many unusual aliens. Amarylla is one of my favorites.

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  2. I can sense Violet's worry very well. You've displayed that wonderfully as well as given hints into this wonderful world! :)

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    1. Much of this story is beaker than my usual style. She is burdened by worries about her son and absent father - worries we can relate to in our lives.

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  3. Amarylla sounds like a really cool friend to have. I wonder if she also have some sort of special powers.

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    1. Amarylla is another Grand Master, one of the twelve from the first book, so she has supernatural powers.

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  4. This took a very interesting turn. Amarylla sounds fascinating!

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    1. This series is full of interesting aliens.

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  5. Amarylla sounds like the right kind of someone to want on Violets team.

    Safe Travels, Aurora!

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  6. Amarylia has me intrigued. I like her entrance. Great imagery with sight and scent.

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  7. Great world building and very intriguing.

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  8. Very beautiful, fanciful, and unique. Great snippet. I hope her husband is all right.

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    1. She doesn't learn the truth until the last quarter of the book.

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  9. Very interesting world building here.

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  10. Beautifully descriptive scene. I could visualize the scene perfectly from your picturesque writing.

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  11. Not sure if this Amyrilla is actually helpful or not. :p

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    1. She is more of a supportive person than an active one.

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  12. I wonder what kind of danger is at work that caused her to lose touch with her husband. Great intrigue, Aurora! :-)

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    1. She will do a lot of planet hopping with few clues until nearer the end.

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  13. I LOVE this, so unique and imaginative. Can't wait for more - great snippet!

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  14. Your scenes are always so vivid! :D

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  15. I love that Amarylla is a flower. How cool. Great snippet.

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    1. Thanks! It's fun to describe how a flower/plantoid might communicate.

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