Saturday, November 10, 2018

Five peaceful hexads - Snippet from JUPITER for #WeWriWa #SciFi Adventure



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!

I’m running snippets from the beginning of Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space.

JUPITER:
A hop through hyperspace turns deadly, crippling 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. This anomaly threatens to sever the routes connecting Earth and Rishalt. They must return to the ocean of Europa to identity the cause of the disruption. 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?

While Nikki is recording marine animals, Kiron receives an unexpected call on his qtel from their hostess, Sora.
The last line was: Nikki looked at him and raised her eyebrows in a question.
Note, I’ve skipped a couple of lines. A hexad is 6 days and each day is about 30 of our hours. 

He tapped the qtel on his wrist and held out his hand in mute invitation. She furrowed her brow and shook her head, clearly reluctant to quit her observation of the triales. A large cluster of the flower-like animals covered the bottom of this submarine valley; Nikki had already netted a hexad of the mobile triales that were destined for an aquarium in Sora’s laboratories.
As Nikki bent down to examine the triale, he dove toward her. Holding her shoulders and pressing his lips to her ear, he said, “Sora calls.”
She scrunched her face in annoyance. Instead of complaining, she lowered the camera onto her chest, repacked her kit and tucked it into the side pocket of her backpack. She knew how indebted they were for Sora’s hospitality. They had spent five peaceful hexads living with Sora and her triad sister, while Nikki collected data on the local wildlife. During the day, they had explored the preserve, and in the evenings, they shared stories of other worlds with the sisters.

 Jupiter

JUPITER is available for Pre-order at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N 

 Europa

You can learn how the couple met by reading Europa.
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22 comments:

  1. Fascinating snippet. I felt right in as I read the snippet.

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  2. Interesting snippet ... and great cover!

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  3. I'm very curious as to what Sora wants. Intriguing!

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  4. Her annoyance at being interrupted seemed very true to life.

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    1. Yes. As a marine biologist, Nikki is very focused on her research.

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  5. Sora calls- such power that they dropped everything to go to her. I'm intrigued.

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  6. LOVE that cover! Enjoyed the snippet, as always I could place myself right in the scene thanks to your detailed narration of the events...

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  7. Great snippet, and I totally relate to being interrupted haha

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    1. Yes. But, she'll have to leave the triales soon.

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  8. Hope Sora isn't calling with bad news, though I have a feeling ...

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    1. It's not exactly bad, but it will interrupt Nikki's studies. And, it's dangerous.

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  9. You show Nikki's devotion to her work well. Like the others, I'm curious about Sora and what she wants. Striking cover!

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    1. Yes - I like bright colors, but this cover is exceptionally striking.

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  10. Fascinating snippet. Other worlds are always an adventure. This sounds like a complicated place, I think I love it!

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  11. You have such a talent for pulling us right into the scene with your visuals.

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