Saturday, January 5, 2019

Jadel's gift - Snippet from JUPITER for #WeWriWa



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!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’m still running snippets from Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space. Soon, I hope to switch to my WIP, Book 3 in Atrapako on Eden. This story was selected by the votes of my newsletter subscribers. 
I’ve skipped a few lines.
Prime Jadel has set Nikki and Kiron the task of clearing the hyperroute between Rishalt and Europa. She foresees they will succeed in this task.
Please excuse my misuse of semicolons to fit 10 sentences.

Kiron glanced at Nikki for confirmation; his eyes widened in a smile, and he caught hold of her hand. Turning to Jadel, he said, “Urish, we will serve you as the Ramis Bell duad.”
“Your union has my blessing, and I have a special gift,” she pursed her pale lips in a low whistle.
A patter of paws heralded a new arrival, a small luma with blue-gray fur and a streak of white along its spine. It bounded to Nikki and rose on its hind paws to sniff at her fingers. It wore a pearl-white collar with a central zigzag line of silver and a triangle of tiny diamonds on the top.
“This young luma is your gift,” Jadel sang. 
“What a brilliant gift,” Nikki laughed in genuine delight.
Kiron bent down to offer his hand to the young luma; it scrabbled its paws on his legs. He caught the luma in his arms and hugged it to his chest where it clung to his jacket and licked his chin.

 Jupiter

JUPITER:
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 is $3.99 at Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay

You can learn how the couple met in Book 1, EUROPA.
EUROPA is still 99c at Amazon 

As advanced preparation for my next story, the first book in Atrapako on Eden is on sale for 99c. I wrote The Lady is Blue about 3 decades ago and finally published it in 2014 at the beginning of my career as an author. 
 Lady

SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.

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24 comments:

  1. Aww, what a sweet gift! Makes me want a luma. :)

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    1. Yes. Me too. And the luma will contribute to the story in different ways.

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  2. I love the description of the luma. I'd like one too!

    Happy 2019!

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    1. Thank you and I hope you have an excellent year.

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  3. Oh, I want one!! I love stories where creatures great and small place a part.

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    1. Animals, including alien ones, are my speciality.

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  4. The luma sounds adorable and it certainly makes for an interesting gift! Great snippet...

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  5. Sounds like a cute gift, but I assume a luma is rather more special than just a pet.

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  6. I'm picturing the luma's movements as doglike, perhaps because of licking the chin.

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    1. Earlier, I describe the lumas as resembling otters with gills like most vertebrates on Rishalt. Even cats will lick the chins of their people.

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  7. I want a luma!

    As long as they don't bark. (One of my dogs just barked/howled for no reason at all that I know of.)

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    1. This one didn't make any load noises during the story!

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  8. Such a sweet pet. I'm wondering, though, if it has another purpose???

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    1. This luma contributes to the story in several ways.

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  9. What a lovely gift, though I have a feeling this pet might be useful as well as cuddly.

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  10. I want a luma too. Sounds so cute. :)

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  11. Aw, everyone should get a pet for the wedding. :D Great snippet, Aurora.

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