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 back after Thanksgiving to run another snippet from Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space. Nikki is recording the marine life when Kiron gets a message from their hostess, Sora.
You can read my snippet from last week here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/11/an-audience-in-pearl-pyramid-snippet.html
I’ve skipped again to the scene where an attendant is taking Nikki and Kiron to their audience with Tol-Jadel.
Excuse my minor misuse of punctuation to fit.
A trio of luma, otter-like animals with sleek gray fur and flat scaled tails, scampered out of the natatorium and ran to rub their flanks against Nikki’s bare ankles. Like all Rishalt’s vertebrate animals, they were truly amphibious with gills as well as lungs. The three luma sniffed at Kiron, and the largest one rose on its hind legs to paw at his hand.
He smiled and scratched the fur behind its small ears.
“I think they like you,” Nikki whispered.
The attendant opened the gates and beckoned, “Enter. Supreme Tol-Jadel awaits you in her garden.” Bright light flooded the exit, and a warm breeze wafted a fragrant medley of flowers and herbs into the cool interior space.
The luma circled around their feet, herding them in the correct direction.
As they walked toward the light, Kiron grasped her hand again. Stepping through the gates, Nikki blinked, half blinded by the sunlight.
A simple hop across hyperspace turns deadly, crushing 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. They must return to the oceans of Europa and prevent this anomaly from severing the hyperroutes between Earth and Rishalt. 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?
JUPITER releases on the 14th at Amazon iBooks Kobo B&N GooglePlay
You can learn how the couple met in Book 1, EUROPA.
EUROPA is 99c until Jupiter releases.
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This is a wonderful snippet. I always enjoy reading about what the animal and plant life on other planets might be like.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I enjoy imagining the flora and fauna of other worldsDelete
The luma sound so cute, but I'd be afraid to trip over one. Great descriptions in this snippet! :)ReplyDelete
Nikki thinks luma are cute, although in the previous book, another human character called them rats.Delete
I love this insight in the early lives of cute little alien species.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Alien animals are one of my specialities.Delete
Always up to mischief; a woman of many talents.ReplyDelete
Do you mean Nikki or Jadel?Delete
I love those little critters. Beautifully developed scene, Aurora.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Nikki and Kiron will be given a pet luma.Delete
Excellent snippet and the scifi 'otters' were a fun detail!ReplyDelete
Thanks. A luma will star in the rest of the story.Delete
You always create such great - and often cute - creatures! I wonder what awaits them now?ReplyDelete
They're not always cute. The luma are cute and intelligent.Delete
The luma are so cute, but I think they might have a different task--one of great importance. Great world building.ReplyDelete
One of them will accompany Nikki and Kiron on their mission for Jadel.Delete
Great snippet with interesting life! :DReplyDelete
Seeing the flora and fauna of other worlds makes these places so real.ReplyDelete
I hope it does, especially for people who love nature.Delete
Great descriptions. enjoyed the snippet.ReplyDelete
Love the little critters!ReplyDelete