Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tribunal by Holograms - Snippet from EUROPA 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.

Sorry, I skipped last weekend, but I’ll flip to another scene from my latest novel set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

Tag line: Daredevil scientist and scarred alien in perilous alliance

Blurb
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants. 
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s unexpected meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can the daredevil scientist and scarred Watcher forge a new alliance despite their people’s antagonism?  
          Book 1 in a new SciFi series, Taxyon Space.

In my last excerpts, Nikki learned about the mysterious disappearance of her predecessor on Bathos and sightings of possible “mermen”. Today, I’ll gie you another glimpse of the hero’s life as a Watcher.

I’ve edited the excerpt to fit. Please excuse my abuse of punctuation.
In a submarine chamber on another quadrant of the ocean, a lone bare-chested man stood in front of four people sitting on low benches arranged in a semicircle. Kiron had been summoned to the tribunal soon after he entered the base. Two of his interrogators were present in person, and two were holograms of individuals viewing the scene from a distant location. The three white-haired elders bore the trident symbol of the Triarchs on their faces; they wore loose white tunics and their feet were bare.
Overwarder Kalpar, a tall man with a stern expression, said, “Underwarder Kiron Arqin Ramis, you are reprimanded for disobeying our rules.” His bicolored hair and matching gold and brown stripes below his left eye signified his membership in the Gold Band Triad.  
Standing erect and silent, Kiron wished he had been given time to dress properly; the elders would disapprove of his naked chest. Even the two Triarchs judging him remotely were well able to appraise his appearance via the interstellar quantel. Their holographic eyes fixed on him in a deliberately unnerving manner, although they did not move. His trial was not worth the expense of a live transmission.

 Europa

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I have two specials this weekend.

 Super Starrella

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Spunky supergirl, snarky flying horse and hunky hero tackle alien killers
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Special for Super Starrella - Fun #Superhero Adventure & #Romance

 Super Starrella

FREE December 13-17th - Super Starrella, Secret Supers, Book 1
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Blurb
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Mark Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.
Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.

Excerpt
Flying with Rockette a few nights later, Starrella spotted the shadow of a giant mantis swaying back and forth against a moonlit brick wall. In the dark alley below, the crisp footsteps of a lone woman echoed faintly. The intended victim peered from side to side, nervous, yet unaware of the terror lurking above her head. 
Rockette,” Starrella warned.
Seen it.” Spreading her wings, the mare glided down toward the mantis. Her silent descent brought them within ten feet before the mantis noticed.
It lunged for the flying mare.
Focusing her energies, Starrella shot a beam of fire at the head of the huge insect. The flame seared across its huge eyes. It screeched, clawed at its head and dropped into the darkness of the alley. Meanwhile, the pedestrian had trotted around the corner into the safety of the well-lit main street.
Rockette straightened her legs and landed in an empty lot between the buildings. Slipping off the mare’s back, Estelle circled the space, alert for another attack from the injured mantis. Behind her, Rockette snorted and stamped her hooves, impatient at the delay.
A rush of air and the mare squealed, her hooves shuffling on the asphalt. Swiveling toward the sound, Starrella bit her lip. Mantis mandibles clamped onto a feathery wing, pinning the mare on the ground. In a blur of white feathers, Rockette struggled to free her wing, twisting and kicking with no visible effect.
Starrella pointed her fingers and hesitated, unsure of her target. White mare and green mantis writhed together, and she was afraid of hitting the wrong one.
A black shape bounded out of the darkness, resolving into the lithe body of a large cat. Leaping onto the struggling combatants, the cat’s teeth snapped into the neck of the mantis. The mare jerked away and stood shuddering as the mantis legs scrabbled on the tarmac.
Starrella raced to her mare. The big cat turned to face her, bared its curved fangs and snarled. Halting cautiously, Starrella tossed her hair back over her shoulders and stared at the powerful black cat. Nearly as tall as the mare, its sleek black fur had the pale yellow splotches of a South American jaguar.
A faint sound called her attention to the dark side of the building.
A man stepped out of the darkness, all in black except for his eyes. In the dull black material of his close-fitting suit, he was almost invisible, like a moving shadow. Even so, she recognized his distinctive broad shoulders and muscular arms.
“Toby!” Starrella cried. “What the heck is going on?” She stepped closer, holding out her hand to show the small flame rising from her palm.
His eyes glinted in the moonlight. “Super Starrella’s firepower! Great, we’ll need you for the mantis attack.” He drawled, “They’re out in force tonight.”

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FKBT Giveaway with #Prizes for All Readers

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Alexa Dare: Wolf’s Pursuit 
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

A New Mystery - Snippet from EUROPA 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.

Sorry, I skipped last weekend, but I’ll continue the scene from my latest novel set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

Tag line: Daredevil scientist and scarred alien in perilous alliance

Blurb
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants. 
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s unexpected meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can the daredevil scientist and scarred Watcher forge a new alliance despite their people’s antagonism?  
          Book 1 in a new SciFi series, Taxyon Space.

Nikki has descended to Bathos, a separate part of Galileo Station constructed on the seabed of the Europan ocean. She plans to live on Bathos while she explores the native marine life. Tech Albright, aka Big Al, is giving her a tour. He explains what her predecessor told him: “One time, maybe six or seven weeks ago, Sally claimed the sub’s monitors had picked up an object shooting across the edge of their range; something shaped like a hunch-backed man.”
I’ve edited the excerpt to fit. Please excuse my abuse of punctuation.

“I didn’t see anything about a man in her official reports,” Nikki frowned and tapped a rhythm on her wrist. Had Dr. Merrigold seen her rescuer, the red-haired man? She arched her eyebrows, “Did she investigate?” 
“Reckon she did; Sally went off in her sub and never came back; bloody disappeared!”
“Major Tarlick said they found the sub.” 
“Real tricky search; four searchers in two subs with a load of detectors surveyed a wide area around her logged destination. Search took seven days; ocean’s a big place.” Al swung his arms in a semicircle, indicating everything outside the Station, “Mountains and valleys on the seabed, deep pits and fissures, volcanic vents; a ton of critters swarming everywhere.”
Nikki nodded, “Are you suggesting she was attacked and eaten by a large carnivore?”
“Seems more likely than a frikking merman,” Al shrugged.

 Europa

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Teaser from Europa for #SFRB Showcase #SciFiRom

 SFRB
For this month’s showcase, I’m posting another teaser excerpt from my new SFR novel, Europa.
Please remember to check out the posts from the other participants at http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/p/sfr-brigade-presents.html 

This year, I began a new series intended to be science fiction adventures. But, romance slipped into the first book and the story of Nikki and Kiron continues in Book 2, which is currently at a messy 32k words.

Blurb
What alien creatures lurk under the icy surface of Europa?

Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface of Europa. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants. 
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s unexpected meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can the daredevil scientist and scarred Watcher forge a new alliance despite their people’s antagonism?   
Science fiction thriller and romance: Book 1 of Taxyon Space, a saga of our journey to the stars.


Excerpt:
Nikki and Kiron have been meeting in secret and they’ve been doing more than chatting. This is Nikki’s first serious relationship since her fiancĂ© died three years ago, but she is about to learn it is different for him.  
The other human colonists are unaware of the Warrish Watchers in the waters of Europa.

“Kiron,” she said, “Don’t you want to stay with me?”
“I wish to swim by your side.” His response sounded like a ritual phrase.
She pressed her point. “Do you love me?”
He straightened and took a deep breath as if he were about to submerge in the water. “Why do you ask?”
“Please,” she begged. “I’d like to know how you feel.”
“My feelings have no importance in Warrish society.” 
“You’re dithering. Why can’t you just say yes or no?”
Brushing his knuckles over her cheek, he murmured, “Warrish have no concept of your word ‘love’. Not as I understand the meaning from Earther broadcasts.”
“No love? But you must have sex. What about marriage between two people?”
“The triad is the key unit. We do not choose our matches. Our families arrange a union between two triads, a male triad and a female, to unite in pairs. Triad matches are chosen for political advantage. The highest ranking families can sometimes arrange sets of interlocking triads.”
Bewildered by the Warrish triad system, Nikki shook her head. “It sounds awfully complex.” She wrapped her arms around Kiron. “Forget your triad system for the moment. Kiss me.” 
He complied.
The membrane dimpled overhead.
Kiron pushed her away.
Two Warrish descended, feet first, into the tent. They aimed tube weapons. Before Nikki could react, one man flung a net around her. She glimpsed Kiron through the mesh. He glowered, his mouth a thin line of suppressed fury. His hands were pinned behind his back by a heavier man.
Enraged and shaking with shock, she struggled in the net, only becoming more entangled. Unable to reach her com, she glared at the Warrish. Had Kiron betrayed her? What did they mean to do with her?

Nikki is in big trouble, and Kiron isn’t happy.

 Europa

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Specials - First in Series #FREE or 99c #SciFi


For Black Friday, I’m offering the first book in each of my series FREE or 99c.


Thrilling SciFi fantasy series, Grand Masters’ Galaxy 
 GM Galaxy


One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love.
FREE: Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1 - Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N 


The Lady is Blue, Atrapako on Eden, Book 1
 Atrapako

SciFi adventure and romance on a distant planet   FREE at Amazon 3 days only – 24-26th




Europa, Taxyon Space, Book 1 - SciFi Thriller & Romance
 Europa
Daredevil scientist & scarred alien meet in perilous seas.
99c at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N.



Super Starrella, Secret Supers, Book 1 
 Secret Supers

Superheroes with quirky animal sidekicks tackle murderous villains in fun adventures with a dash of romance.    99c or Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited at Amazon