Saturday, March 28, 2020

Calming the volcano - snippet from COSMIC LOCK 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.
I hope you are healthy and being careful. We are self-isolating since our adult son has mild symptoms. A little light reading can help in these stressful times.
I’m posting snippets from the first chapter of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Grand Masters Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin. Their powers include teleporting interstellar distances. On returning from a dangerous venture, they have found their son in Master Stimon’s forge, a cave on the side of an erupting volcano. But, Master Stimon seems mesmerized by the roiling lava and Violet has asked if she can help him.  
Th final line was: He shifted on his feet and mumbled, “SHE is enraged and difficult to quieten.”

Realizing he meant the volcano, Violet offered, “Let me alleviate her anger.” She touched the knotted muscles of his upper arm, and exhaled in awe at the tremendous power he kept in check. His mind was linked with the fierce entity at the heart of the magma. She added her coaxing as Stimon urged calm, “Enough; you have destroyed the invaders; cease the blasts lest you destroy the fertile lands at your feet.”  
Catching her purpose from their shared consciousness, Athanor joined in and encouraged the molten metal to cool.
After a final outburst of fiery lava, the thunder faded and the magma receded into the core of the planet. A band of hot ashes settled onto the rim of the rock ledge in front of the forge.
Stimon exhaled a long breath. Stepping back into the forge, he nodded at Violet, “Grand Master, I had not appreciated the potency of your tranquilizing influence. No other being has perceived the volcanic spirit and modulated her rage.” 

 Lock

Draft Blurb
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.


 Cat

My short prequel to this series, Grand Master’s Cat, is free through April.  When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans.


 Firsts

Special bargain: My New Boxset. Begin four dramatic adventures in different series, ranging from superheroes on contemporary Earth to aliens in far future worlds.  This boxset has a special price of $0.99 through March 31st. 

As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments. 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New - Special boxset FANTASTIC FIRSTS - 4 SciFi Adventures and Romances



I’ve created a convenient boxset, Fantastic Firsts, with the first novels in each of my four series: Grand Masters’ Galaxy, Taxyon Space, Secret Supers and Atrapako on Eden. 
Begin four dramatic adventures in different series, ranging from superheroes on contemporary Earth to aliens in far future worlds.

 Firsts

This boxset will have a special price of $0.99 through March 31st. 


Description


1. GRAND MASTER’S PAWN
2. EUROPA
3. SUPER STARRELLA
4. THE LADY IS BLUE

Grand Master’s Pawn, Book 1 of Grand Masters’ Galaxy
Science fantasy and romance with super psychics in space. One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy and finds an impossible love.
Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. Breaks in the teleportal network threaten countless lives, and suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters. Violet must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. She plunges into a world of deadly intrigues and risks a perilous love. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must battle the most powerful beings in the galaxy.


EUROPA, Book 1 of Taxyon Space
Science fiction thriller and romance. Daredevil scientist and abused alien merman meet in the perilous oceans of Jupiter’s moon.  
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life on Jupiter’s moon 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?   


Super Starrella, Book 1 of Secret Supers
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.


The Lady is Blue, Book 1 of Atrapako on Eden
Science fiction adventure and alien romance. Sassy scientist thwarts schemes of scaly aliens.   
Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life as the chief biologist in the small human colony on the isolated planet of Eden until an alien spaceship arrives. She is thrilled to meet the captain, the formidable Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak. But, arrogant scaled Atrapako disdain the puny humans. Conflicts between the cultures threaten the whole population as well as her friendship with Sa Kamizan. Lucy must employ her skills as a covert Terran spy to discover the aliens’ secret and save the colony.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Master Stimon is silent - Snippet from COSMIC LOCK 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!
I hope you are all well and managing to find the supplies you need in this time of crisis. 
I’m posting snippets from the first chapter of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin, Grand Masters who can teleport interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children. But when Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead. She and Athanor have found their son in Master Stimon’s forge, a cave on the side of an erupting volcano.  
The final line was: “An eruption induced by its master,” Athanor growled, “We are grateful, Stimon.”
Please excuse minor modifications to fit.

The Master Smith did not respond; he remained at the entrance, wholly focused on the roiling magma. 
“Dada,” Varan tugged on his father’s hair, demanding attention.
Violet passed him to her psychic mate, while Athanor held his son, she went to the entrance to discover why Stimon was silent.
She stood next to the Master Smith, analyzing him with all her senses. Instead of reacting to her psi probe, his eyes were fixed on the blazing explosions in the crater as if he were mesmerized. She followed his gaze. Red streams of lava hissed beyond the entrance, yet the molten rocks arced safely overhead. Sheltered by an overhanging ledge, a skimmer was parked on the flat platform carved in the wall of the crater. 
“Master Stimon,” she said, “can I help?”
He shifted on his feet and mumbled, “SHE is enraged and difficult to quieten.”


 Lock


Draft Blurb
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.

As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments. 
Please return to http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ to sample the works of the other writers.

Find a catalog of my published stories HERE.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Staring at the volcanic magma - Snippet from COSMIC LOCK #SciFi 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!
I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin, Grand Masters who can teleport interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children. But when Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead. Her partner, Athanor, wakes her from a faint, indicates the unusual volcanic eruption, and suggests they teleport to
Master Stimon’s forge, a cave on the side of the crater.  
The final line was: Her spirits brightened; they stood in the Master Smith’s forge and she sensed Varan nearby.

Driven by a joint impulse, she and Athanor swung around to face the exit of the cave. Silhouetted in the livid fires of the eruption, a mismatched trio stood by the arched entrance of the forge. The dwarfish Stimon, white-haired Mother Tingu, and tall, muscular Lizanne, Stimon’s apprentice, were staring at the volcanic magma.
The baby’s wail of, “Mama,” shrilled above the volcano’s thunder.
Lizanne swung around, smiled and eased the toddler onto the ground.
Varan ran to his mother, his arms outstretched for a hug. She lifted him up and Athanor encircled them both in his arms. Their son giggled and grabbed hold of Athanor’s long hair.
Her cheeks red with heat and excitement, Lizanne cried, “The volcano saved us.”
“An eruption induced by its master,” Athanor growled, “We are grateful, Stimon.”

 Lock

Draft Blurb
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.

St Patrick’s Day Special 
 Hawk

Meet my Irish heroine, Katrina Sligo aka Mistress Trina, daughter of Ambassador Sligo, aka Grey Kat, code thief working against the Emperor. Sparks fly and spaceships crash when she is trapped by notorious pirate Captain Black Hawk. Can she uncover his secret before they are caught by the Emperor’s troops?   
Watch for the lucky Shamrock near the end of the tale!
Captured by the Hawk is 99c at Amazon  iBooks  B&N

As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.  
Please return to http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ to sample the works of the other writers.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

In the Master Smith's Forge - snippet from COSMIC LOCK 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!

I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin, Grand Masters who can teleport interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children.
When Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead. Her partner, Athanor, wakes her from a faint and indicates the unusual volcanic eruption.
Note: Master Stimon’s forge is a cave on the side of the crater and is fueled by hot lava.  
In the last line, Violet says, “Master Stimon’s work?”   
Please excuse some awkward punctuation to fit.
“Undoubtedly.” He cupped his hands under her chin and his brilliant sapphire gaze bored into her eyes, “Sweet Violet, you are attuned to the amethyst Varan wears; focus on his gem.”
Gathering her strength for a second attempt, she flung her psi senses into Varan’s small crystal. On seeing red flames and feeling blasts of heat, horror rebounded into her mind and she cried, “I see fire.”
Athanor said, “We’ll port to him.”
“Living or dead,” she whispered.
“Fix the location and I’ll shield us,” he wrapped an arm around her waist and teleported to the site she had pinpointed. 
They emerged on a cool stone floor with the volcano rumbling under their feet. Steel knives and iron pots hung on racks on the wall. Her spirits brightened; they stood in the Master Smith’s forge and she sensed Varan nearby.


 Lock

Draft Blurb
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.


As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments. 
Please return to http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ to sample the works of the other writers.

Find a catalog of my published stories HERE.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

March Book Bargains in #Romance #SciFi and #Fantasy


 Romance

Mar 3-31: Has to be Romance - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/C6zWXeH



 Wait

Mar 1-31: But Wait! There’s More!: Prequels, Sequels, and Side Stories in All Genres Giveaway - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/rQCEcGx



 Wrath

Mar 1-31: Wrath  of Space Opera Shenanigans - https://books.bookfunnel.com/spaceoperashenanigans75/nv1jf2awha 



 Magical

Mar 1-31: Magical Romances: FREE Paranormal & Fantasy Romances - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/tLPvCF3

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Master Stimon's work - snippet from COSMIC LOCK 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!

I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin. In the Cosmic Trilogy, books 4-6, they are both Grand Masters with immense powers, including teleporting interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children.
When Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead. Her partner, Athanor, wakes her from a faint and says he cannot detect dead bodies in the shell of the burned cottage.  
The last line was: She gripped his forearm, crying, “Have the Nulls stolen our son?”
Notes of explanation for readers new to this series: Hanuman is another Grand Master and their ally. Master Stimon is the dwarf smith with a forge in the volcanic cone.
We continue, with apologies for minor changes to fit -
   “If they did, they can’t have gone far. By Tyche’s fortune, two people escaped and alerted Space Corps before the Nulls blocked the main portal on Avalon. I received the alarm sent to summon a Grand Master; when I arrived, Nulls and Ixioths were rounding up the townsfolk. Hanuman popped in soon after, and we dealt with the invaders quickly; I believe Tingu had time to escape with Varan.”
   A faint hope lightened Violet’s misery and she whispered, “But where?” 
   Instead of answering, he pointed to the northern horizon. Billowing black clouds loomed over the snow-covered peaks, and fiery lava fountained above the black cone of the volcano; great swathes of forest were burning on the slopes of the mountains.
   Athanor said, “The volcano erupted shortly after I arrived in the town. Its spume of lava destroyed the Nulls’ shuttle and it crashed on the slopes.”
   “Master Stimon’s work?” 


 Lock

Draft Blurb
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.

These special discounts on two of my books are due to end in a couple of days. 

 Starrella

FREE - Super Starrella, Book 1 in Secret Supers
Fantasy Superhero Romance set in contemporary Atlanta
After Estelle Wright gains extraordinary powers in an accident, she juggles college classes and battling deadly monsters with the help of a sarcastic flying horse and a handsome biker with a ton of secrets.

 Audrey

99c for Dame Audrey
Young widow seeks true love in vivid Medieval romance with a touch of fantasy. Can a magic brooch help Audrey evade the schemes to force her into wedlock or must she submit to a husband’s will?


As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments. 
Please return to http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ to sample the works of the other writers.

Find a catalog of my published stories HERE.
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