Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Black Dragon - snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWRiWa #SciFi Fantasy Adventure



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 a scene from Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. Cosmic Wars is due to release on Tuesday, 17th.
The Griffin family, Violet, Athanor and their son Varan, is at home, and you can read last week’s snippet HERE. Note, the Jacksons are caretakers and look after the castle.  The final lines were: “Hades, we’re under attack!” Athanor’s shout resounded in her mind. Instantly, he appeared at her side, bristling with psi flames.


Shield,” Violet warned, erecting a protective barrier around the Jacksons. Athanor followed her advice, strengthening his link with her and enveloping their son in a secure screen.
Familiar presences, fierce and solicitous, coiled into her senses. Crying, “It’s Ythris and Istrelle,” she raced onto the patio. Blue fire flickered as Athanor ported to her side, carrying Varan in his arms.
The Black Dragon, his iridescent onyx scales gleaming in the sunlight, furled his huge wings and descended onto the flagstones. Clasping their son, golden Istros, in her claws, Silver Istrelle glided down to land beside her mate. She folded her shiny wings and released her grip on the little dragon. Half a man’s height, Istros was as slender and skittish as a foal. He flapped his short wings, blinking his golden eyes in astonishment at the strange new place.

 Cosmic Wars

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Coastal Flora - Photos from California #WildFlowers


We traveled from Ft. Bragg to South of Big Sur, and found many different flowers as well as gorgeous scenery. 

Seaside Fleabane
Yellow Bush Lupine is common, and honey-scented.
Mystery flower like a wild tulip
Multicolored Wild Radish in Tule Elk Reserve
We also saw wild animals, although they were difficult to capture on a cell phone. We saw elk in Tule Elk Reserve, Pt. Reyes, and elephant seals in the south of Pt. Reyes. 
Other natives included Californian quail, acorn woodpeckers, and sea otters. 

Note, I was only able to identify some of the flowering plants. If you recognize any of them, please feel free to leave a comment with the name. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Under Attack - Snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWRiWa #SciFi Fantasy Adventure



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’ve returned from California and you can see some photos on my Blog Post


This weekend, I’m posting a different scene from later in Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
The Griffin family is at home.
I apologize for minor misuse of punctuation to fit into 10 sentences.
 

Violet was in the nursery, cleaning her son’s messy face, while he squirmed and giggled. She idly tracked the other inhabitants of the castle with her empathic senses. Athanor knelt in the library, his mind focused on the task of programming a drone to watch over Yellia. Rascal padded around the book shelves, idly swishing his tail; the cat was intrigued by the surge of activity since his master’s return. The Jacksons were heading for the vegetable garden, trailed by the lone fluffy. Violet smiled; her family was at peace, engaged in their normal routines.
A crack of thunder rattled the windowpanes.
Varan bawled in fright.
“Hades, we’re under attack!” Athanor’s shout resounded in her mind. Instantly, he appeared at her side, bristling with psi flames.

 Cosmic Wars

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Friday, July 6, 2018

This Weekend and On-going - 99c and Free eBooks in #SciFi & #Fantasy


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Crystal Casters: Awakening - New SciFi-Fantasy Romance by Jenn Nixon



Crystal Casters: Awakening (The Crystal Casters Series Book 1)  

Blurb:
After inheriting a mysterious box and pendant, Cyndra is thrust into a forgotten world of crystal casters, elemental siphons, and an unknown enemy seeking power she didn’t even know she had.

When Cyndra Raine inherits her grandmother’s crystal, she inadvertently awakens a lethal elemental force she doesn’t understand. Panicked and desperate, she flees the safety of her village, determined to find answers only to run into a man named Rune with the same abilities and questions.

Zorin has spent twenty-five years soaring over his island waiting for something, anything, to change. After sensing caster power he can’t ignore, he leaves the island and finds two casters under attack on the mainland. He’s shocked to learn Cyndra and Rune are ignorant of their lineage and the war that destroyed the world.

Intrigued by Cyndra and the immense power she possesses, Zorin promises her the truth about the past in exchange for her help. Inexplicably drawn to the winged man, Cyndra agrees to his terms and together they begin a journey that tests everything she knows about her world and discovers a connection to Zorin more profound than any she’s ever imagined.

Excerpt

Zorin felt fingers on his wing and spun around, clasping the man’s wrist, stunned at the alarm on his face. “You see me?”

The man nodded and glanced back at the woman, who mimicked the gesture.

This caster was as stronger as the woman and his power flooded the gap between them. Using every measure of control he had not to absorb it, Zorin grunted, shoved the man backward, and tucked his wings close to his shoulders. Shocked and grateful they had the ability to see him, yet curious what they actually saw, Zorin opened the mental crystal bond and frowned as the word crossed the man’s mind.

“I’m not a gargoyle,” Zorin spat, huffing and clenching his jaw to calm down so he wouldn’t scare them further. The wide-eyed woman, dressed like a true survivor, held a lonely sai in her shaking hand, determined to protect herself. A quality he admired. He met her eyes. “Where did the wraiths come from?”

“The, uh, crazy lady,” she began, glancing over toward the bushes and furrowing her brow. “They were right there.” 

 CrystalCasters




Author Bio:
Jenn Nixon’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels. Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey. 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Californian Landscapes - Photos from my Travels

San Francisco - view over the city towards the Golden Gate bridge.


China town, San Francisco


A walk through the Redwoods


Seashore in fog, Pt. Reyes


Coastal cliffs and beaches, Pt Reyes

Friday, June 22, 2018

Quantum Telecommunication and Teleportation - Fact or Science Fiction?



Quantum Telecommunication and Teleportation

Would you like to chat to a friendly alien on a distant planet, or even pop through a portal to explore an extraterrestrial world?

A common event in science fiction, but physically impossible in the real world of today.
In current physics theory, nothing can travel faster than light. This limitation means that even if you could travel at the speed of light, you would take more than four years to reach the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Nothing can travel faster than light speed, except for quantum wave/particles. Entangled quanta can communicate at a distance by teleportation. This effect is real. Experiments have demonstrated quantum teleportation of quanta separated by a distance of several hundred miles.
You can read a layman’s explanation of Quantum Teleportation here - https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a25699/how-quantum-teleportation-works/

Quantum computing is also feasible and is becoming a practical reality. Consequently, quanta can exchange data or communicate at a significant distance. These advances mean we can envision a future where we can transmit data in the form of digital messages, voice or images to an extraterrestrial location.

Remember the live holographic images in decades-old science fiction like Star Trek? In my opinion, such communications are within the bounds of current physical knowledge. Future technical advances might enable us to chat to an intelligent entity on the far side of the galaxy.

Our dream of visiting this alien entity is still impossible in the real physical world because a human is not a quantum-scale object. If we could perform quantum manipulations on an object the size of a human, and if such operations would not injure a live human, we could blithely teleport to an alien planet. But, it’s not possible in current physics. Sorry! We cannot jump through a portal to one of the planets near Alpha Centauri.

We must rely on our imaginations to explore the galaxy and interact with alien lifeforms. Hence, I create adventures in space to vault over the bounds of reality, and often invoke teleportation as a means of interstellar travel in my science fiction stories.

My SciFi Stories 
In my series, Grand Master’s Galaxy, teleportal cylinders are used to travel between distant planets. Earth’s Moon houses a major transportation hub.
  
 GM Galaxy

Epic SciFi Fantasy - Super psychics in space. One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love. Join psychic superstars, Violet and Athanor Griffin, on an epic adventure, meet aliens of all stripes, and of course, the fabulous dragons of Sythos.
Grand Master’s Cat, Short Prequel
Grand Master’s Trilogy, Boxset of Books 1-3
Cosmic Rift, Book 4
Cosmic Wars, Book 5


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