Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.
I am posting snippets from my new release, Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 of Secret Supers.
Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax.
After Toby arrives, his first order of business is meeting the clade leader in London. When he returns in the evening, Estelle is eager to hear about his trip. But, this happens:
Cynthia’s gaze clamped onto Toby and she eased away from her escorts. Batting her inch-long fake lashes, she arrowed straight for him and stood temptingly close. In her high heels, her eyes were level with Toby’s. She spoke in a throaty, seductive voice, “You must be new, I didn’t see you at the banquet on Sunday.”
“Visiting from California,” Toby drawled, eying her as if he were mesmerized.
“I’m Cynthia Mortimer, Doctor of Philosophy. You must attend my seminar tomorrow afternoon.” Her tone as sweet and cloying as molasses, she purred, “I am open to questions after the lecture.”
Seething with envy and furious with Toby, Estelle clenched her fists. Her palms itched to scorch her rival with fire.
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Sounds like trouble is brewing there. I can feel the tension.ReplyDelete
Lol. Even in a superhero that green eyed monster coils.ReplyDelete
Love the energy, just waiting to explode. Nicely done, Aurora
Super! Fun isn't it?Delete
I don't think I've read about a competition between a PhD and a superhero. Strong idea.ReplyDelete
Actually, Toby is a graduate student in Engineering, a PhD in training. Estelle is a biology major and wants to be a vet. So, they're almost academic equals.Delete
Lol. I love the description. Bimbo!ReplyDelete
Yes, I enjoyed writing the scenes with her.Delete
Scorch her with fire! That's a power I wish I'd had a time or two. Nice scene, Aurora!ReplyDelete
There's no mistaking the emotions in that scene! Nice descriptions, very easy to cheer for Estelle :-)ReplyDelete
Great! Poor Estelle is panting for Toby and he hasn't come clean about what happened while they were apart for two months.Delete
Love Estelle's reaction. Look out, Cynthia.ReplyDelete
Estelle has to damp her emotions. She can't risk showing her firepower in public.Delete
Someone's less than happy! Way to ratchet the tension here. Nice snippet. :)ReplyDelete
I bet she's open to questions LOL! Loved the snippet :)ReplyDelete
Questions and more!Delete
I have to wonder if it's just jealousy or if there's something more going on.ReplyDelete
Tension filled snippet. I'm intrigued to know more.ReplyDelete
Great energy, and I get the feeling that she's more than just a Doctor of Philosophy.ReplyDelete
Estelle thinks she's a vamp, seducing every good looking man.Delete
Toby better not be stupid. Hopefully he'll wake up. Good snippet, Aurora.ReplyDelete
He's not stupid, but....Delete
What an odd situation. I'm sure it'll turn into a fascination encounter.ReplyDelete
There will be repercussions.Delete
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The man-eating prof?Delete
Fire, or scratching her eyes out would work. She has a better clue on the female than Toby apparently. Good snippet.ReplyDelete
Let's say they have different information about Cynthia.Delete
Great descriptive, emotional passage.ReplyDelete
Sexy and smart? *rollseyes* I have a feeling this woman is not what she seems.ReplyDelete
She is sexy & smart, but Toby is under a misconception about her.Delete
Haha, so jealous. Estelle is going to need to learn that another woman looking at her guy doesn't mean he is going to jump on her.ReplyDelete
Estelle has seen Cynthia at "work" before.Delete
You'll have to read the book to find out what happens later.
Oh boy, trouble just walked in! Love it!ReplyDelete