Saturday, May 5, 2018

Peaceful Family at Start of Cosmic Wars - Snippet for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy




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This weekend, I’ll begin giving you snippets from my WIP. Cosmic Wars is Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, and continues the adventures of Violet and Athanor Griffin, the super psychic Grand Masters.

Draft Blurb
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to the Grand Masters’ psychic powers. Soon, the dynamic couple and their allies are overwhelmed by pleas for help. Athanor swears to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls from the galaxy, while Violet has vowed to save the captive children of Cinerea. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate to rescue the prisoners and defeat the invading armies?

First lines of the story (unpolished and may change.) Any suggestions to improve my blurb and initial lines are especially welcome.

At home in the Griffin’s Eyrie, Violet’s happiness blossomed in lilac sparks of psychic energy. Her precious family was reunited after their trials in the lands beyond the Cosmic Rift. She sat on the sofa, and watched Athanor crawl around the rug with their baby son perched on his back. Athanor’s long black locks draped over his face like a horse’s mane. His short hair as jet black as his father’s, little Varan giggled and kicked his legs. Only Athanor’s psi tether prevented him from tumbling onto the ground.
Amused by their antics, she joked, “Your horsie is missing a tail.”
Shaking the hair off his face, Athanor smiled at Violet. His eyes blazing with sapphire light, the potent mark of a Grand Master, he pleaded, “Sweet Violet, relieve me of my enthusiastic rider. We must talk of the future.”

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22 comments:

  1. A cute and relaxing moment before a more intense conversation to come? Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks. More a lead in to the list of problems.

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  2. That's a lovely introduction, Aurora.

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  3. What a sweet way to begin the story. Then, after a few sentences of peaceful home life, you hit the reader with problems. Good job.

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  4. A cute set-up, just about the right length to establish some important story world ideas, then that last line suggests problems to come ...

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  5. A lovely, peaceful family moment. You never give us many of those!

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    1. I didn't realize peaceful moments were so rare in my stories. Of course in the earlier book, the major problem is Athanor's disappearance.

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  6. I have to echo the others - a nice family moment! And I'm sure it won;t last long before the next big adventure or misadventure LOL. Great snippet!

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    1. True. In fact, reading these comments gave me an idea for switching scenes to have more action in Chapter 2.

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  7. Just love the first line! Gret snippet but I sense the tranquility of this moment is about to change, judgeing by Athenor's words.

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    1. Thank you. Well, they'll be busy soon.

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  8. I've always enjoyed how you use colors in this series.

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    1. The Grand Masters are colorful characters!

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  9. I liked the nice, sweet introduction ending with a note that has worry written all over it.

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