Saturday, June 3, 2017

No Psychic Link - snippet from Cosmic Rift for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy

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.

The final line was: Had they heard Athanor or just picked up on her alarm?
(I’ve skipped a couple of lines and re-punctuated to fit.)

She couldn’t think clearly with the baby crying. Damping the upsurge of her emotions, she picked up her son and soothed him with a song. Ten minutes later, he quietened and she laid him back on the mattress. His quiet breathing comforted her. The two fluffies curled against his small body. Only the cat was still roused and angry, his tail whipping like an orange flag, he stood on his hind legs and pawed at her thigh.
The pain had eased, but, something had changed.
Violet froze in sudden comprehension; Athanor had gone. What had happened to their psychic link?

 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

I may skip some weekends toward the end of June and early July since I’ll be in the UK visiting my family. If you would like a glimpse into some of my favorite British places, read this story set in Oxford and Southeast England:
Gargoyle Hunt: 99c or FREE with Kindle Unlimited at Amazon (Discounted this week)

 Gargoyle Hunt


As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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33 comments:

  1. Uh oh. A lost connection isn't good. There's a lot at stake here.

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  2. That doesn't sound like a good thing at all. You've definitely built the tension in this snippet!

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    1. Most of the story is her search for him.

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  3. There's a lot going on her, what with her, the baby, the cat, and Athanor, yet you've managed to keep the action clear and easy to follow.

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    1. Thank you! It's easier than handling multiple voices in a conversation.

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  4. Well that's certainly a disturbing development. Can't wait to see what happens next - great snippet!

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    1. All sorts of stuff. She'll travel to more than a dozen planets on her search.

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  5. Excellent snippet, Aurora. The loss of psychic link cannot be good. It is going to make it very hard to find him

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  6. Going from bad to worse. I love the contrast between the peacefully sleeping baby, the uneasy cat and the real trouble brewing.

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    1. Thanks - she will have this dilemma throughout the story.

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  7. Ooh! That doesn't sound good!

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  8. No wonder she's alarmed. This doesn't sound too good.

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    1. She won't learn what really happened for a while.

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  10. Ooh a bit of a cliffhanger and definitely ramps up the tension.
    Interesting that you're going to be in the UK soon. I'm Welsh and was born, educated and spent most of my working life there, but am currently living in a small village in Bedfordshire - not a million miles from Oxford!

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    1. I'll be staying near Bristol and Exmoor.

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  11. "Violet froze in sudden comprehension." Perfect--I feel her panic.

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  12. Very intriguing snippet. I still love your tagline best. ;)

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    1. Thanks! I had to tie in the baby throughout much of the story.

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    1. It's a long story, well - 75,000 words.

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  14. I'm curious to know why the link was severed.

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  15. That doesn't sound good at all. How is she going to find him now? I wonder if it's some sort of magic breaking the link or something much much worse.

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    1. Oh, it's bad. It taxes my imagination to find new ways of blocking their superpowers.

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