Saturday, April 28, 2018

Escape into the wilderness - Snippet from RISHALT for #WeWriWa



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!

Here’s the next snippet from Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. In May, I hope to introduce you to my WIP.

Blurb
Dr. Nikki Bell is devastated when the Watchers reappear without her alien lover. Why did Kiron return to his home planet without even leaving a message? In search of answers, Nikki jumps at the chance to join the diplomatic team invited to visit the aliens’ home world. On Rishalt, she must contend with the intricacies of Warrish society and an undercurrent of hostility.
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 endures a perilous exile on a 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 dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?


Following the conventions of Warrish society, Kiron’s parents have betrothed him and his brother to young women of superior rank. Unfortunately, Kiron would prefer the “primitive Earther” Nikki. He was given three days to reflect.
You can read last week’s snippet here –
I have compressed several paragraphs into this snippet. 

Kiron paced around the interior of the enclosure, considering his options. If he stayed inside the stockade, he would wallow in misery, regretting Nikki and fretting over his lack of freedom. The ocean did not attract him; he knew its hazards too well. His first triad, his true and voluntary triad, had come here for their purification ritual; their attempt to catch fish had nearly ended in disaster. He must hike over the arid hills rising from the shore and cross a jungle to reach his destination…. the camp he had built with his triad brothers.
After six days, Kiron flipped off the forcefield and tossed his heavy pack over the stockade; he hooked a strap over the top rail, braced his booted feet against the posts, and climbed the fence. Dropping onto the rocky ground beyond the stockade, he looked around warily. Nothing moved, except for the dust devils spinning in the wind. He slung the pack over his shoulders and sprinted toward the range of low hills. Behind him, the forcefield shimmered into life, cutting off his retreat.

 Rishalt

RISHALT
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.

 Europa

Book 1, EUROPA, is on sale for 99c this weekend: Amazon  iBooks  B&N  GooglePlay

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Exile on Obelle - 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 took a break last weekend, but I'm back today with another snippet from Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space.

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 endures a perilous exile on a 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 dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?


Following the conventions of Warrish society, Kiron’s parents have betrothed him and his brother to young women of superior rank. Unfortunately, Kiron would prefer the “primitive Earther” Nikki. He was given three days to reflect.
You can read the snippet from two weeks ago –

I have skipped to the next chapter so you can learn the outcome of Kiron’s three days of reflection.
The snippet has been edited to fit, mostly by inserting semicolons.

On the third planet of a distant solar system, Kiron stood within a stockade of tall metal posts, and stared at the expanse of green ocean. His triad of guards had left him alone in the bleak enclosure on the wilderness planet, Obelle. During the past half year, he had spent intervals locked in a cell without a triad or anyone else; the judges often deemed it the severest penalty for disobedience, but he had become inured to solitude, and had learned to take comfort in his own company. Life alone was preferable to being forced into another triad and unwanted union.
He thought of his Earther lover, the marine biologist, Dr. Nikki Bell; she must have been devastated when he did not appear with the Warrish delegation. He had been summoned to Rishalth, not in disgrace, but to what his family deemed an honor and a promising future. He had obeyed, not eagerly, rather in hope of reconciliation and perhaps, their acknowledgement of his worth. Instead, his hexath of parents had insisted he comply with their scheme; they had sent him into exile as punishment when he pleaded for time.
Overwhelmed with emotion, he dropped onto his knees and buried his head in his arms; how could he persuade his family to release him from this unwanted match and allow him to return to Nikki on Europa? He had no solution, except to endure his exile for the present.


 Rishalt

RISHALT
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.


 Europa

Book 1, Europa, is on sale for 99c at: Amazon  iBooks  B&N  GooglePlay

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Sci-Fi Action & Adventure Contest


 SF Contest

Runs April 15- May 15: 

Win a collection of 6 top-rated Sci-Fi books and a collectible Rey. 
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Dark Matter by Black Crouch
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton
  • The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum 25th Anniversary by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean
  • Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Blu-ray)
  •  Rey Star Wars Pop! Bobblehead Collectible Figure


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Forget that Primitive Earther - 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 still posting snippets from Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. Also, I've switched to a new cover. 

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 endures a perilous exile on a 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 dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?

Following the conventions of Warrish society, Kiron’s parents have betrothed him and his brother to young women of superior rank. Kiron’s brother Bassath has shown him pictures of the lovely ladies. As youngsters, the brothers were close companions, but they have grown apart during the four years Kiron served as a Watcher on Europa.
You can read last week’s snippet here –
Bassath insinuated, “Have your four years in the masculine enclave of Watchers dulled your appreciation of female company?”
Note: Minor abuse of semicolons to fit.

Kiron replied bluntly, “I thank you, but I prefer to choose my own mates.” Would Bassath appreciate his dilemma? He could not decide.
As if he suspected the truth, Bassath asked, “What is the source of your reluctance? Why don’t you welcome this match with the beauteous granddaughters of noble Rostras?”
“I met an Earther woman in the waters of their moon, Europa.” Kiron stumbled through an explanation, “Saved her from death on the ice; we met in secret; she’s sweet and brave, and she became precious to me.” 
“You became intimate with a two-breasted alien?” Bassath groaned, “Oh Kiron, you are worthy of a better mate than a primitive Earther.” He gestured to the images. “Our union with Rostras’s granddaughters offers prestige and resources. If you wish, you can bring your Earther woman to Rishalt; give her a landhouse on Pucklerakt, and slip out to visit her without the knowledge of your legal mate.”

 RISHALT

RISHALT
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.

Several of my books are discounted for the first week in April. 

 SecSupers

Secret Supers Series
Fun fantasy adventure & romance. Supergirl, Starrella, her snarky flying horse and hunky superhero, Toby, combat mysterious killers in contemporary Atalanta (Atlanta).
Super Starrella, Book 1 - Amazon  FREE April 4-6
Starrella Falls, Book 2 - Amazon  99c
Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 - Amazon  99c


 Pawn

Grand Master’s Pawn: Book 1 in Epic SciFi Fantasy Series  99c
SciFi Fantasy - Super psychics in space. One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love


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