Saturday, July 1, 2017

the stings of Artemis - 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 latest 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.

Ixioth slavers have been kidnapping the people of Grand Master Ravaleen, Meilai of Marina. Violet has enlisted the help of Flatipus, a huge sea creature with psychic powers, to defeat the Ixioths.

The final sentence was: Gathering her amplified power into a psi weapon, she speared into the drive.

She raised a barricade around the roiling fuel and expelled the heat into the ocean. The ship shuddered on its base, but did not topple.
Ease your output,” she sent to Flatipus. The excess energy withdrew, leaving her weaker and tired.
Opening her eyes, she told Ravaleen, “The ship is stranded. Let’s free the slaves.”
The Meilai drew her bow and shouted, “The stings of Artemis will destroy you!” She raced forward, shooting arrows and firing emerald rays from her blazing eyes.

 Rift

Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy is available at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

 Mate

You can read how Violet met Flatipus in the Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3

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

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20 comments:

  1. Definitely could feel the tension with this snippet. Especially with these lines,"She raised a barricade around the roiling fuel and expelled the heat into the ocean. The ship shuddered on its base, but did not topple."
    I feel like I know what I'm dealing with and this just a snippet of the chapter, wow! Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you. I aim to thrill my readers.

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  2. Great snippet! She's definitely a force to be reckoned with!

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    1. Of course. You should read how she tricked the Red Queen in book 3.

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  3. Sounds like those Ixioth slavers are going to lose their slaves. Go Violet! :)

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    1. Yeah! She's in fine form, but it is not helping her find Athanor.

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  4. I like the way you're pulling all the threads together here - an exciting excerpt.

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  5. Very intense! Never mess with anyone who uses a bow connected to Artemis!

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    1. These Grand Masters love using mythical references.

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  6. She shoots arrows with her eyes? The very thought makes me quiver.

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  7. Interesting to find mention of a Greek goddess on an alien planet...

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    1. My Grand Masters enjoy mentioning their mythic counterparts.

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  8. I love your tagline. I hate to admit, I've fallen a book behind in the series, but I will catch up! looking forward to this one.

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    1. Grand Master's Mate may be the best in the series.

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  9. Every time I read your tagline, I chuckle. So great. Well, you've got some powerful characters there. Shooting arrows from her eyes? Wow.

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  10. This is an exciting excerpt, and I really liked that tagline.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy to read and write action scenes.

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