Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.
I’m posting snippets from my forthcoming release, Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
Empath Violet embarks on a new and desperate mission to find her missing lover.
Violet’s happy family is shattered when Athanor Griffin vanishes. The formidable Grand Master might have teleported anywhere in the galaxy. Violet strives to find her psychic partner, while looking after their baby and fulfilling his duties on the Council. Her frantic search uncovers a new threat to galactic civilization along with resurgence of the infamous Ixioth slavers. The Council dithers in response to her call for action, and even her former allies believe the Griffin is dead. She must risk her son, her psi-powers, and her life to rescue her beloved mate in the hope they can unite to fight the menace.
Informal Tag line: Even galaxy-trotting heroines need a babysitter.
You can read last week’s snippet here: http://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/06/no-psychic-link-snippet-from-cosmic.html
Violet discovered she has lost the psychic link with her husband, the formidable Athanor Griffin. When her initial effort to restore the connection fails, she sends a message to their ally, Brightness Amarylla Threeleaf. Note, Amarylla communicates by rustling her leaves or emitting scents, and Violet’s translator is not perfect.
(Apologies for slightly irregular punctuation to fit 10 sentences.)
Before five minutes had passed, a pillar of pink radiance appeared in the middle of the library. Spinning to a stop, the shimmering pillar resolved into the giant three-petalled flower of Amarylla.
Violet sprang to her feet and bowed, “Brightness, you are welcome.”
The scent of roses wafted across the room, and Amarylla rustled, “Peace, friend Violet, Brightness deemed your query urgent.”
“I’m not sure,” Violet admitted, “but, I’ve lost all sense of Athanor. It was sudden, only a few minutes ago.”
“Brightness tastes your acute senses.” Her petals opened wide and the edges crinkled, “You fear the Griffin drifts into danger.”
“But where?” Violet shivered. She reached the tip of her forefinger to touch the edge of a rosy petal, “I have to find him; rescue him if need be.”
Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy is on pre-order for $2.99 and releases June 23rd at: Amazon iBooks Kobo B&N
In my effort to encourage new readers of this series, the boxset of Books 1-3 is discounted to $2.99 this week.
I may skip some weekends toward the end of June and early July since I’ll be in the UK visiting my family. Possibly without internet – I shudder at the thought of the accumulation of messages.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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I love it! Very unique and makes me want to see more of the world building.ReplyDelete
I have many unusual aliens. Amarylla is one of my favorites.Delete
Intriguing snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
I can sense Violet's worry very well. You've displayed that wonderfully as well as given hints into this wonderful world! :)ReplyDelete
Much of this story is beaker than my usual style. She is burdened by worries about her son and absent father - worries we can relate to in our lives.Delete
Amarylla sounds like a really cool friend to have. I wonder if she also have some sort of special powers.ReplyDelete
Amarylla is another Grand Master, one of the twelve from the first book, so she has supernatural powers.Delete
This took a very interesting turn. Amarylla sounds fascinating!ReplyDelete
This series is full of interesting aliens.Delete
Amarylla sounds like the right kind of someone to want on Violets team.ReplyDelete
Safe Travels, Aurora!
She is one of her allies.Delete
Amarylia has me intrigued. I like her entrance. Great imagery with sight and scent.ReplyDelete
Great world building and very intriguing.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful, fanciful, and unique. Great snippet. I hope her husband is all right.ReplyDelete
She doesn't learn the truth until the last quarter of the book.Delete
Very interesting world building here.ReplyDelete
Beautifully descriptive scene. I could visualize the scene perfectly from your picturesque writing.ReplyDelete
That is my aim in writing.Delete
Very flowery prose, Aurora. ;-)ReplyDelete
Not sure if this Amyrilla is actually helpful or not. :pReplyDelete
She is more of a supportive person than an active one.Delete
I wonder what kind of danger is at work that caused her to lose touch with her husband. Great intrigue, Aurora! :-)ReplyDelete
She will do a lot of planet hopping with few clues until nearer the end.Delete
I LOVE this, so unique and imaginative. Can't wait for more - great snippet!ReplyDelete
Thanks! The book releases next week.Delete
Your scenes are always so vivid! :DReplyDelete
I dream in colors.Delete
I love that Amarylla is a flower. How cool. Great snippet.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's fun to describe how a flower/plantoid might communicate.Delete