Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dragon Scales - Snippet from COSMIC WARS 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. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m continuing snippets from Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ GalaxyI’ll probably skip the next two weeks since I’ll be away in California.

Blurb
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. The Council of Grand Masters has declared Athanor dead, and are fighting for the leadership position as Chair. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to psychic forces. The dynamic couple is soon swamped with pleas for help. Athanor’s vow to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls hits the major obstacle of locating the enemy. The teleportal web enables their allied enemies to make rapid strikes and escape to an unknown base, somewhere in the galaxy. Violet has a different perilous challenge. Her promise to rescue the children captured on Cinerea means she must brave the dreadful Rift and lose her psychic powers. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate for the tasks of rescuing the prisoners and defeating the slavers?
Join the psychic superstars on this epic adventure, meet aliens of all stripes, and of course, the fabulous dragons of Sythos.

Stimon, the Master Smith, runs a forge inside the crater of an active volcano. He makes various devices for the Grand Masters, and perhaps for others.
Continuing from last week, Violet and Athanor Griffin have commissioned new wedding rings from Stimon, the Master Smith.
Please excuse irregular punctuation to fit.

“Show me the damaged ring,” Stimon held out his callused hand.
Violet eased the ring off her finger and indicated its cracked orb.
Pointing his forefinger at her ring, the Master Smith asked, “What caused that fracture?”
“The trolls, the same ones who trapped Athanor, have a sonic weapon. It broke the casing and the silver fluid dripped out, leaving me vulnerable to the anti-psi black stones.”
“I remember the repulsive stones,” He lowered his bushy eyebrows in a frown.
“Can you devise a better container?” Athanor asked. 
The Master Smith stared down at the roiling lava, “Grand Master, I used the toughest material available. Only one substance is superior; the scales of a dragon might possibly be impervious to the trolls’ weapon.”

 Cosmic Wars

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Current Books in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy:

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 Europa

June 15-28: Europa 
SciFi adventure & alien romance. Daredevil scientist and abused alien in perilous alliance.  
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 Secret Supers

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Fantasy adventure & romance. Superheroes with quirky animal sidekicks tackle murderous villains in three thrilling adventures with a dash of romance.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mid-Year Review of My Writing Progress #IndieAuthor


 GM Galaxy

You can read my Goals for 2018 in this post from January:

I have accomplished several of the listed goals.

1. Write and publish Rishalt, Book 2 in Taxyon Space.  
 Rishalt

SciFi adventure & alien romance. Daredevil scientist and abused Watcher in perilous alliance. 

Also, I published a Box set of Books 1 & 2 (Europa and Rishalt)
 Duad



2. Write and publish Cosmic Wars, Book 5 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. 

 Cosmic Wars

The book is available for pre-order and will release on July 17th.
Cosmic Wars, Book 5 - Amazon  iBooks  B&N 


3. What shall I write next? New post to come.


Strategic Goals (accomplished)

1.  Publish my two-book series, Atrapako on Eden, at non-Amazon retailers.
SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on isolated planet of Eden

 Atrapako

The Lady is Blue, Book 1 - Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay  PRINT

Dragons of Vkani, Book 2 - Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay  PRINT

2. (New) Publish my three-book series, Secret Supers, at non-Amazon retailers.
Fantasy adventure & romance. Superheroes with quirky animal sidekicks tackle murderous villains in three thrilling adventures with a dash of romance. 
 Secret Supers Series

Secret Supers, Boxset of Books 1-3  Amazon  iBooks  B&N  Kobo  GooglePlay

3. Apply for BookBub deals. Success! My Secret Supers Box set of Books 1-3 was accepted for a 99c Featured Deal at the end of this month.

 Secret Supers Trilogy

4. My cross-promotions with other authors continue to be successful.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

A commission for the Master Smith - snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWRiWa #SciF



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 continuing snippets from Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.

Blurb
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. The Council has declared Athanor dead, and are fighting for the leadership position as Chair. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to the Grand Masters’ psychic powers. The dynamic couple are soon swamped with pleas for help from across the galaxy. Athanor swears to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls, while Violet has vowed to save the captive children of Cinerea. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate for the tasks of rescuing the prisoners and defeating the slavers?
Join the psychic superstars on this epic adventure, meet aliens of all stripes, and of course, the fabulous dragons of Sythos.

Stimon, the Master Smith, runs a forge inside the crater of an active volcano. He makes various devices for the Grand Masters, and perhaps for others.
Continuing from last week, Violet and Athanor Griffin have taken their son, Varan, to visit the Smith.
[Edited and punctuated to fit]

Athanor tilted his head in greeting, “Indeed, we are happy to be reunited.” Quickly coming to the point, he said, “Master Stimon, I have a commission for you, and I wish to consult you on a related matter.”
Stimon rubbed his hands together, “Business is slow; invasions threaten. Customers have retreated to their homes with their minds attuned to defense.”
“Defense is precisely my goal,” Athanor growled. “Violet and I need new rings with the protective silver fluid. Mine was lost and her ring was damaged.” 
“Do you have the gold and the psi-enhancing liquid, Grand Master?”
“Here is the silver liquid.” Athanor pulled a vial from under his robes, “I’ll fetch as much gold as you require for the rings, and more to pay for the chain you made for our son.”

 Cosmic Wars

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(Releases on July 17th)

Current Books in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy:
 GM Galaxy


Special Sale: A Tale of Two Colonies is 99c until June 15th
 Colony
Fight for freedom, Fight to survive!

Tiger Lily seeks lost colony & finds her match


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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fiery Fountain - Snippet from COSMIC WARS 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. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

I’m continuing snippets from my WIP. Cosmic Wars is Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, and continues the adventures of Violet and Athanor Griffin, the super psychic Grand Masters. Once I finish this round of edits, I plan to put it on pre-order.

Draft Blurb
Grand Master Athanor Griffin has escaped from beyond the Cosmic Rift and he is eager to tackle his enemies - after he has relaxed with Violet and their baby son. Their peaceful family reunion does not last for long. The Council has declared Athanor dead and its members are fighting for his position as Chair. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to the Grand Masters’ psychic powers. Soon, the dynamic couple are swamped by pleas for help. Athanor swears to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls from the galaxy, while Violet has vowed to save the captive children of Cinerea. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate to rescue the prisoners and defeat the invading armies?

I’m continuing the first part of the story (unpolished and may change.) Any suggestions to improve my blurb and initial lines are especially welcome.
I’ve skipped a couple of chapters to introduce the mythical blacksmith in this series. Stimon, the Master Smith, runs a forge inside the crater of an active volcano. He makes various devices for the Grand Masters, and perhaps for others.
Violet and Athanor Griffin have taken their son, Varan, to visit the Smith. Athanor has a commission for Stimon.
[Edited and punctuated to fit]

The Griffin family emerged on the rock ledge protruding from the precipitous side of the volcanic crater. The repeated thud of a hammer came from the forge at the back of the ledge.
Athanor’s deep voice boomed above the crackling lava, “Master Stimon.”
The hammering ceased. In a moment, the Master Smith walked out of the forge. His long gray beard hung over his brown leather apron; a true dwarf, he was even shorter than petite Violet.
Stroking his bearded chin, he said, “By the hammer of Tubal Ilmarinen, the Griffins have survived against all odds.” He bowed to each Grand Master in turn, “You are a welcome sight, Grand Masters and your baby son.” A shower of hot sparks arced over their heads like fireworks, hissing as they dissipated in the cooler air.
Safe in his mother’s arms, Varan gazed openmouthed at the fiery fountain.


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 Cat
When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans.
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