Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hazardous landing - Snippet from WIP for #WeWriWa #SFR



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 week I'm continuing my new story. It will be book 3 in my series Atrapako on Eden. The settings are two remote planets: Eden, a terraformed planet with a colony of humans; and Vkani, an inhospitable planet with scaled human(oid) aliens. You can read about the planets and their inhabitants in my Blog Post HERE.

At the beginning of the story, Maya and her team are flying over the Deadlands in search of the ruins of an ancient civilization.
My tentative title is Trapped on Vkani. You can read the first lines in last week’s snippet - https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2019/01/storm-in-deadlands-snippet-from-wip-for.html
Note, the story is unedited and names may change. 

“Helmets on,” Mark yelled, struggling to control the shuttle’s erratic path, “I’m taking her down.”
The four surveyors had discarded their headgear in the climate-controlled cabin. Now, they hurried to fasten their helmets, or more accurately, head masks with built-in goggles. They wore military-issue suits, provided by the Terran Space Authority for exploring dangerous environments like the Deadlands. Its heat and acrid atmosphere made the Deadlands unfit for life, but the high radiation levels posed the severest hazard. 
Rocked by the powerful gale, the shuttle lurched to starboard. Cascades of rust-red sand blocked their view. The external monitors darkened under the onslaught of sand particles. Abruptly, screens blanked; the air recycler coughed to a halt; lights flickered out.


 TRIAD

In other news, I have published a new Boxset - Taxyon Space Triad, Boxset of Books 1-3, for the special introductory price of $3.99
Science Fiction Thriller and Alien Romance
Daredevil scientist and scarred alien forge a perilous alliance in the seas of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and propel humans to the stars.
Book 2: RISHALT - Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.
$3.99 at Amazon  iBooks  B&N  Kobo  GPlay


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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Storm in the Deadlands - snippet from WIP for #WeWriWa #SciFi Romance



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 week I’ve decided to throw my new story at you. It will be book 3 in my series Atrapako on Eden. The settings are two remote planets: Eden, a terraformed planet with a colony of humans; and Vkani, an inhospitable planet with scaled human(oid) aliens. You can read about the planets and their inhabitants in my Blog Post HERE.

Here are the first, unedited, lines. I’m not sure I have the right balance of action and introduction yet.  
The sandstorm whirled out of the desert and plowed into the shuttle.
Red grit rattled on the windshield. Startled by the noise, Maya flinched. Surely the transparent screen wouldn’t crack? The delay bothered her more than the storm. Her team was about to land and explore the ruins, remnants of an ancient civilization destroyed millennia ago in a nuclear catastrophe. She glanced at the tablet embedded in her armrest. Their instruments had detected the walls of a city under the sand, and she had pinpointed a landing site in the center of a large complex. But, they had overshot the outlined walls and were shifting further away.
The shuttle bucked in the violent gusts.

My tentative title is Trapped on Vkani. It is Sci-Fi romance with a new pair of main characters. 
As advanced preparation, the first book in Atrapako on Eden is on sale for 99c. I wrote The Lady is Blue about 3 decades ago and finally published it in 2014 at the beginning of my career as an author of fiction. 

 Lady

SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.
The Lady is Blue, Book 1  Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay   

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Jadel's gift - Snippet from JUPITER 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!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’m still running snippets from Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space. Soon, I hope to switch to my WIP, Book 3 in Atrapako on Eden. This story was selected by the votes of my newsletter subscribers. 
I’ve skipped a few lines.
Prime Jadel has set Nikki and Kiron the task of clearing the hyperroute between Rishalt and Europa. She foresees they will succeed in this task.
Please excuse my misuse of semicolons to fit 10 sentences.

Kiron glanced at Nikki for confirmation; his eyes widened in a smile, and he caught hold of her hand. Turning to Jadel, he said, “Urish, we will serve you as the Ramis Bell duad.”
“Your union has my blessing, and I have a special gift,” she pursed her pale lips in a low whistle.
A patter of paws heralded a new arrival, a small luma with blue-gray fur and a streak of white along its spine. It bounded to Nikki and rose on its hind paws to sniff at her fingers. It wore a pearl-white collar with a central zigzag line of silver and a triangle of tiny diamonds on the top.
“This young luma is your gift,” Jadel sang. 
“What a brilliant gift,” Nikki laughed in genuine delight.
Kiron bent down to offer his hand to the young luma; it scrabbled its paws on his legs. He caught the luma in his arms and hugged it to his chest where it clung to his jacket and licked his chin.

 Jupiter

JUPITER:
A simple hop across hyperspace turns deadly, crushing hopes for a human-Warrish alliance
Nikki and Kiron Ramis Bell are studying the marine life of Rishalt when they are summoned for an audience with the Prime. Tol-Jadel sets them the task of investigating a hyperspace perturbation near Jupiter. They must return to the oceans of Europa and prevent this anomaly from severing the hyperroutes between Earth and Rishalt. But, tensions are rising between Warrish Watchers and the humans on Galileo Station, and Earth’s governments are squabbling over the proposed alliance with the aliens. Can Nikki and Kiron erase the obstacle before their home planets are separated forever?

JUPITER is $3.99 at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay

You can learn how the couple met in Book 1, EUROPA.
EUROPA is still 99c at Amazon 

As advanced preparation for my next story, the first book in Atrapako on Eden is on sale for 99c. I wrote The Lady is Blue about 3 decades ago and finally published it in 2014 at the beginning of my career as an author. 
 Lady

SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.

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

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My Writing and Publishing Goals for 2019 #SciFi #Superhero


 My Books

Writing Goals

Books in Progress
 Atrapako on Eden

Book 3 in Atrapako on Eden
Tentative Title: Trapped on Vkani



 GM Galaxy

Title: Cosmic Lock

Possible Stories
Next book in Secret Supers series
Book 4 in Taxyon Space
New Standalone Novel
Short stories


Other Publishing Goals
Boxset for Books 1-3 in Taxyon Space
Boxset for Books 4-5 in Grand Masters’ Galaxy


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year’s Bargain Boxsets – 3 Books for the Price of 1 #SciFiRom



$3.99 for Boxsets – 3 Books for the Price of One

 GM Trilogy

Grand Master’s Trilogy, Boxset of Books 1-3 – Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay

Epic SciFi / Fantasy Adventure and Romance - Three Volumes in One.
Teleport through the galaxy, fly with dragons and meet exotic aliens, as young empath Violet hunts the secrets of the Grand Masters.

Book 1, Grand Master’s Pawn
One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.
Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she 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.

Book 2, Grand Master’s Game
Psychically linked lovers fight to save the galaxy.
The rebellious Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, devises a risky plan to uncover the culprits responsible for life-threatening failures in the portal web. His loyal pawn and lover, Violet Hunter, is the key to success as they contend with hostile aliens and Grand Masters. But, she wrestles with her erratic psychic talents and doubts about their unequal partnership. She must surmount her insecurities and recruit allies to survive the inevitable battle with their enemies. Their worst nightmares lie ahead.

Book 3, Grand Master’s Mate
Young empath, Violet Hunter, and the crafty Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, tackle the villains threatening civilization.
Their worst enemy rampages across the galaxy, while blocked portals prevent normal interplanetary commerce. Compounding their problems, half the Grand Masters on the Council vow to eliminate Violet. To restore peace, Violet and Athanor embark on a hazardous quest for a weapon hidden by the ancient psychic masters. But, the weapon proves elusive, dangers lurk in the ancient sites, and new alliances forged with bizarre entities may not suffice to thwart their foes and save the galaxy.


 DragonLady

Dragon Lady, Boxset of Books 1 & 2  Amazon  Kobo  Apple  B&N  GooglePlay

Science fiction adventure and romance on two distant planets

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

Book 2, Dragons of Vkani
Rescue mission to hostile planet of scaly aliens
When the Blue Atrapako, Sa Kamizan Veedak, and his mate, Dr. Lucy Stannis, receive a distress call from his sister, they must undertake the perilous mission to rescue her from the war-torn planet of Vkani. As an exile, Sa Kamizan risks death if he is recognized, while the humans face slavery or worse if they are captured. The motley crew of Atrapako and human scientists will need all their skills to combat treachery by brutal warlords and survive the hostile environment.

Science fiction adventure & romance; alien romance; space exploration; genetic engineering; first contact; female scientist