Saturday, January 20, 2018

Iridescent Sphere - snippet from Rishalt for #WeWriWa #SciFiRom


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my WIP, Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on the submarine Galileo Station on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.

Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space

Draft Blurb
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he accepts exile on a dangerous wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the aliens’ interstellar technology, while Warrish perceive few advantages to an alliance. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?


As they entered, Major Tarlick glanced around, and gave a quick nod of recognition. Gesturing at the screen, he offered an unnecessary explanation, “Unidentified object on the starboard perimeter. Tech Wong is transmitting the image to Earth.”
The statuesque Dr. Andersen stopped at the rear of the room where her height allowed her to see easily over the heads of the people in the front. At ten centimeters shorter, Nikki pushed to the front of the awed group and peered out. Instead of the usual view of dark water rippling over red bedrock, and fat seaslugs feeding on mounds of microbes, a sphere the size of a house hovered on the left of the screen beyond the dome of the Greenery. Transfixed by the sight of the shimmering sphere, she froze. The iridescent surface of the sphere resembled the surface of Kiron’s bubble shelter. A shiver of excitement raced through her.
“It’s the Warrish,” she cried

 Europa

Book 1, Europa, is available at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay


My series Atrapako on Eden is now available at several retailers. 

 Lady

Reviewer’s apt description - “A sassy human female and an arrogant, scaled alien spaceship Captain collide. What could possibly go wrong? Or go right?”


 Dragons

Rescue mission to hostile planet of scaly aliens

 

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Excitement - Snippet from Rishalt for #WeWriWa #SciFiRom


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 the beginning of my WIP, Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1. It might be confusing for anybody who hasn't read the first book. I've introduced some backstory from Book 1 without, I hope, giving spoilers. The new story, continuing the adventures of Nikki and Kiron, is at 52k words, and I’m pondering how to emphasize the subtle villainy.

Excuse my minor alteration of punctuation to fit.

As she reached the door to the stairwell, Astrid Andersen raced from the opposite direction. The chief of the Division of Xenobiology ran gracefully, her long legs moving easily and her blonde hair bobbing behind. Nikki quelled a twinge of envy. Her mentor had arrived only recently and her muscles were still adapted to Earth’s gravity.
Astrid said, “I had not anticipated so much excitement during my visit. Is this alarm a normal occurrence?”
“Not in my experience,” Nikki admitted. “I’ve no idea what the monitors detected. Even Major Tarlick ought to recognize a large native animal.”
“Let’s find out,” Astrid pushed the door open.

 Europa

Book 1, Europa, is available at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay


 Trilogy


BEST DEAL – 99c for Grand Master’s Trilogy, boxset of 3 books.
This boxset is still selling on the tail of a Bookbub, so I’ll keep it discounted a little longer.
Teleport through the galaxy in this thrilling SciFi / Fantasy Adventure & Romance
Read about this series HERE.
99c through this weekend only at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Unidentified floating object - snippet from Rishalt for #WeWriWa #SciFi Romance


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

I skipped last week due to the holiday. Today with the new year, I’ll begin posting snippets from my WIP, Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.
Here are the first lines (unedited):

The intercom beeped. A shrill voice yelled, “Dr. Bell, you’re ordered to the hub. We have an emergency. Unidentified floating object on the monitors.”
Noting the edge of panic in the cantankerous Safety Officer’s voice, Nikki called, “Cut your jets, Tar, I’ll be up in a second.” Anxious to learn the worst, she left the lab and sprinted along the passage to the transit hub of Bathos, the submarine station in the ocean of Europa. What the styx could it be? The prototype spaceship, Taxyon One, had departed from Jupiter’s moon three weeks ago, leaving the fledgling colony without transport off the moon.

 Europa

Note, price will increase next week.

 GM Trilogy

BEST DEAL – 99c for Grand Master’s Trilogy, boxset of 3 books.
Teleport through the galaxy in this thrilling SciFi / Fantasy Adventure & Romance
Read about this series HERE.
99c through this weekend only at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay


As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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Monday, January 1, 2018

My Plans for 2018 as an #Indie #Author


Writing Goals for the New Year

First, I want to finish the second book of my new series, Taxyon Space, Rishalt. It is about 48,000 words at present. Also, I plan to write or adapt a short story as a reader magnet for this series. My short story, Lonely Hearts on Mars, could fit since it is set in our solar system a few years prior to the events of Book 1, Europa.

 Mars


Second, I plan to write the fifth book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, my longest series. These SciFi Fantasy stories are fun to create. They are vivid with the aural colors of the Grand Masters and almost anything can happen.

 GM Galaxy


Third, I would like to extend one of my shorter series. Atrapako on Eden has only two books, and Secret Supers has three. I might run a reader poll to help decide which series, or else estimate read-through rates.


Strategic Goals

At present, two of my series are in Amazon Kindle Unlimited (Select) and two are available at other retailers. I plan to publish my two-book series, Atrapako on Eden, at non-Amazon sites. 

 Atrapako


I expect to continue to increase my newsletter subscribers, and to run cross-promotions with other authors. These two activities have proved effective in selling my books, and worked better than paid promotions in my experience.

 GM Trilogy


After 14 rejections of my books, my boxset, Grand Master’s Trilogy, was accepted for an international BookBub promotion at 99c on 12/27/2017. It paid for itself in a couple of days, and I’m hoping readers will buy Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the series. Look out for a blog post on my experience. In future, I’ll keep submitting books to BookBub. 

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