Saturday, June 19, 2021

No time to scarper - #Snippet for #WeWriWa from Baswin

 


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. The main characters are an alien merman and two psychic sisters. By the end of the story, the elder sister (Holly) will match up with the alien (Baswin).

You can read last week’s snippet at – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2021/06/an-invitation-for-moon-sisters-excerpt.html

The Moon sisters have just received an invitation to “undergo a critical assessment of your paranormal abilities.”  

Wrinkling her forehead, Holly looked at her sister. “It’s a strange letter.”

Rosie cocked her head and murmured, “What do you think?”

Holly stared at the neatly printed lines of the letter. “It’s phrased as a polite invitation for some unspecified important international business. But we haven’t been offered a choice. There’s no request for a reply. No com code given for any questions.” 

“It’s a puzzle. Should we go?” Rosie’s eyes brightened in anticipation.

Ten sentences and you can read a little more:

“I don’t know.” Holly frowned at the letter. “How on earth did this Braithwaite find out about our psychic abilities? Only a handful of people believe in our talents. Even our neighbors in the village are skeptical. They joke about our quaint notions.”

 “Not all of them,” Rosie said. “Dr. Greene believes my healing touch helps her patients to recover. And Sergeant Powell trusts you to find missing people.”

Checking the date on her com, Holly said, “We’ll soon find out. Tomorrow’s the fifteenth.”

Rosie scrunched up her lips in disapproval. “They didn’t give us much time to prepare.”

“No time to scarper,” Holly joked.

“Well, I’m going for the interview,” Rosie said in a decisive tone. “I’d love to have a free trip to the city.”

Holly shrugged. “Okay. We might as well go. If only to learn why the guys at the Ministry for International Affairs are so keen to assess our paranormal skills.” 

 


An alien spy on the run.

Two human sisters chosen to train as astronavigators.

Their paths are destined to converge.

They must overcome many challenges to find a haven.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her sister Rosie, are chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to promote humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When Earth agents discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish embassy in the Pacific Ocean.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. Many obstacles will hinder their journey to a happy reunion with Baswin’s brothers. 

Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.

Preorder at: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo   B&N   GooglePlay  Other 

I’ll be happy to reply to your comments. 

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

An invitation for the Moon sisters - excerpt from Baswin for #WeWriWa

 


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. This story stars an alien merman and two psychic sisters. By the end of the story, the elder sister (Holly) will match up with the alien (Baswin).

Partly in response to your comments, I have reordered the first chapters to start with the one about Holly since it seems more compelling. I have also rearranged the blurb.

You can read last week’s snippet at - https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2021/06/psychic-sisters-holly-and-rosie-get.html

At the end of last week’s snippet, Holly and Rosie Moon received a letter from the Ministry for International Affairs.

“It must be important,” Holly said slowly, holding out her hand for the letter.

Rosie thrust the envelope into her fingers, “Read it.”

She unsealed the envelope and removed a sheet of cream-colored paper. The gold crown and sunburst emblem of the Indo Eurasian Union were embossed on the top of the letter. She had never seen such a posh letterhead. The emblem glistened and the midnight blue of the territorial name created a vivid contrast on the pale colored paper.  

“Wow. It’s fancy.” She skimmed through the words and read the letter aloud,

Ten lines, and I bet you’d like to know what’s in the letter:

“Dear Misses Holly and Rosyline Moon,

You are invited to an interview at our Regional Office to undergo a critical assessment of your paranormal abilities. Your employers have been informed that you will be absent for important international business.

A driver will arrive at the eighth hour on the morning of the fifteenth day of August to escort you from Hampton in the Wold to our offices at the New London Spaceport. Please bring any device you employ in your craft. The assessment is expected to last for the entire morning. Transport will be available for you to return home after the interview. You have the option of visiting New London in the afternoon.

We look forward to your attendance at this important interview.

Yours truly, Augustus Braithwaite, Senior Minister

International Affairs Division of Indo Eurasian Union

Office for International Affairs, New London.”

 


 An alien spy on the run.

Two human sisters chosen to train as astronavigators.

Their paths are destined to converge.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her sister Rosie, are chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to promote humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When Earth agents discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish embassy in the Pacific Ocean.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. Many obstacles will hinder their journey to a happy reunion with Baswin’s brothers. 

Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.

Preorder at: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo   B&N   GooglePlay  Other

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.

Join me on Facebook and Twitter 

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Psychic sisters, Holly and Rosie, get a Letter - snippet from Baswin - #SciFiRom for #WeWriWa

 


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. The story begins on Earth iabout a hundred years in the future when we have colonies on the Moon and Mars, smaller bases in the asteroids, and scientific stations on Europa and Titan.

Holly Moon is the female protagonist with a psychic talent. She is helping the local detective by scrying for a missing girl.

You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2021/05/see-where-holly-moon-lives-snippet-for.html

After describing the location of the girl’s body, Holly meditates about her home with her sister, Rosie.  

Holly picked up her scrying mirror, intending to restore it to the shelf.

Her senses pricked. A premonition?

She glanced at the mirror.

Colors swirled over the reflective surface and a face appeared. A strange face with chiseled features and an extraordinary sweep of vibrant orange hair curling like a wave over the top of his partly shaved head. A male face, she guessed, despite his unearthly appearance. His eyelids were closed and his expression as calm as if he were asleep. As she watched, his eyes flicked open to reveal startling irises of a golden amber hue. His pupils widened and he smiled at her.  

Ten lines and I suspect you’d like a few more:

Who was he? Could he really see her or was he looking at something else?

“Holly. Holly.”

Her sister’s strident call broke into her focused mind. She blinked and the strange vision faded from the mirror. 

Rosie burst into the room, waving a beige envelope. Her face glowed with excitement as she cried, “Holly, this letter just arrived. It’s from the Ministry for International Affairs.”

Enclosing the mirror in its case, Holly shook her head in disbelief. “Why on earth would the Foreign Ministry send us a letter?”

“I know. Isn’t it weird? But weird is what we do.” Rosie giggled. “Anyway, the letter’s from the Regional Minister, Mr. Braithwaite.”

 


Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion of the Flaming Comets Triad? 

Preorder at: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo   B&N   GooglePlay  Other

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.

Join me on Facebook and Twitter 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Bargain and Free #eBooks for June - #Fantasy and #SciFi

 

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

See where Holly Moon lives - snippet for #WeWriWa from Baswin

 


I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend (in the US and UK). If you are not traveling or busy entertaining, welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. The story begins on Earth in the near-future when we have colonies on the Moon and Mars, smaller bases in the asteroids, and scientific stations on Europa and Titan. My snippet continues from last week with your introduction to Holly Moon, the female protagonist with a psychic talent.

You can read last week’s snippet at  https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2021/05/my-first-snippet-from-baswin-scifi.html

Holly has scryed the body of a missing girl in a pile of rocks. (Note, Rosie is her sister.)

 Tamping down her emotional response, Holly examined the girl as closely as possible with her remote senses. One pale arm stretched up, the fingers curled as if she had tried to claw up to safety. Her blonde hair was damp and matted. A thin ribbon of wet blood stained the rock below her head. A bad sign. 

Spurred into action, Holly rapidly assimilated the physical details of the girl’s location and broke her trance. The crumbling walls of the pit might be the remains of a quarry or one of the bomb craters left in the wooded hills. The big cities had been rebuilt in the years after the war’s destruction, but nobody had bothered to repair the damage in small rural communities.

She grabbed her com, related what she had seen and punched the message over to Sergeant Powell. Her task was done. With luck, her description would enable him to pinpoint the site and recover the girl. Dead or alive.

Ten lines and here’s a little more:

Renewed anger and sadness at the girl’s dire predicament seeped into her thoughts. Leaning back in the chair, she shut her eyes and performed the mental exercises designed to sweep away the unpleasant emotions before they became overwhelming. She envisioned a favorite landscape, a beach of white sand washed by sparkling waves.

A few minutes sufficed to dispel Holly’s negative emotions. She swiveled around to gaze though the window at the verdant landscape. This room at the rear of the cottage overlooked the village allotments. Beyond the garden beds of vegetables and flowers, sheep grazed on grassy slopes at the edge of the woods. The soothing influence of the peaceful scene restored her normal serenity.

She and Rosie had chosen to rent rooms in the upper level of a house in this small village for that very reason. Yet, sometimes she wondered if they had become too settled in this secluded village when the world had so many beautiful places. If only they had the credits, she yearned to travel and explore different regions of the planet.   

I’ll leave you with that thought. We’ve been stuck in relative seclusion for over a year with the pandemic. But now, we’re planning some travel later in the summer, although not as far as Holly will get.

 


Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion of the brothers in the Flaming Comets Triad? 

Preorder at: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo   B&N   GooglePlay  Other

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.

Join me on Facebook and Twitter 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

My first snippet from Baswin #SciFi Romance

 


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

After a hiatus of several weeks due to deadlines for my day job, I’m diving back into my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. I’m writing the fifth book in this series, Baswin. It is on preorder for release at the end of July (if I can manage to finish it in time). This series, so far, matches human women with amphibious alien men, Warrish from the planet Rishalt. Chapters usually alternate from the perspective of the two main characters.

My snippet comes from the first chapter introducing Holly Moon, the female protagonist with a psychic talent. This may not be the final version. 

In the quiet village of Hampton on the Wold at the western fringe of the Indo Eurasian Union, Holly Moon sat in her bedroom and gazed into swirling depths of her scrying mirror. The iridescent ripples vanished, leaving a transparent circle in the center of the mirror.

Tensing in anticipation, Holly bent over the mirror and focused her psychic senses on the widening circle. The vision strengthened until she distinguished her target in a tumble of rocks at base of a sheer slope. The girl’s small body was pinned in the crack between two boulders. Judging by the position of the tangled blonde hair, she lay face down and motionless.

Thirty minutes earlier, Detective Sergeant Powell had called Holly to ask her to scry for the missing girl. He had dropped off her picture and favorite teddy bear to guide the search. Her life had become more exciting since the detective had recognized her talent for finding lost objects and missing people. The Sergeant was prone to plead for her services on difficult or urgent cases in his jurisdiction.

Ten lines and I’m sure you’d like a little more:

This one looked nasty. The girl’s faded shirt almost matched the yellowed hues of the earth-encrusted boulders and her body was partially concealed in the middle of the rock pile. She would be difficult to spot from a distance. Was she dead or just unconscious? Sadness bit into Holly’s mind.

 


 Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion of the Flaming Comets Triad? 

Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.

Preorder at: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo   B&N   GooglePlay  Other

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.

Join me on Facebook and Twitter 

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

YA Fantasy author J.N. Tomczak has released Edenhart's Rivalry.

YA Fantasy author J.N. Tomczak is pleased to present her newest release, Edenhart's Rivalry.

Check out the stunning cover and blurb below!

Also, get to know the author with J.N. Tomczak's bio and social media links.

And don't forget to enter the release giveaway!

AN ANCIENT CURSE. A KINGDOM IN PERIL. ONE FAERIE TO SAVE THEM ALL…

Darkness is spreading across the kingdoms—and one faerie stands between destruction and survival. Aurora’s peaceful existence is shattered by an unexpected tragedy that leaves her as the last surviving heir to the throne. But her reign is threatened before it can even begin. Her court swells with spies and traitors. There are growing tales of a mysterious blight. Strange riders abroad are hunting for something—or someone. On the day of her coronation, she and her loyal friend, Percy, the newly appointed Flight Captain, discover an ancient prophecy sealed away and guarded in a secret chamber beneath the castle. There they uncover a sinister plot that will spiral her people into a war they cannot win on their own. Her courage and wit will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where others have failed. She must ask herself just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom and at what costs?

You can get your copy here:

https://books2read.com/edenhart

 


Meet J.N. Tomczak

Website:

https://jntomczak.weebly.com/

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/J.N.Tomczak/

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J-N-Tomczak/e/B01CJ0AL9S

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14918148.J_N_Tomczak

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-n-tomczak?follow=true

 


Giveaway

 

To celebrate the release of Edenhart's Rivalry,
we're giving away a signed Edenhart's Rivalry poster,
two character chibis, some beautiful fairy lights,
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