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This week I’ve decided to throw my new story at you. It will be book 3 in my series Atrapako on Eden. The settings are two remote planets: Eden, a terraformed planet with a colony of humans; and Vkani, an inhospitable planet with scaled human(oid) aliens. You can read about the planets and their inhabitants in my Blog Post HERE.
Here are the first, unedited, lines. I’m not sure I have the right balance of action and introduction yet.
The sandstorm whirled out of the desert and plowed into the shuttle.
Red grit rattled on the windshield. Startled by the noise, Maya flinched. Surely the transparent screen wouldn’t crack? The delay bothered her more than the storm. Her team was about to land and explore the ruins, remnants of an ancient civilization destroyed millennia ago in a nuclear catastrophe. She glanced at the tablet embedded in her armrest. Their instruments had detected the walls of a city under the sand, and she had pinpointed a landing site in the center of a large complex. But, they had overshot the outlined walls and were shifting further away.
The shuttle bucked in the violent gusts.
My tentative title is Trapped on Vkani. It is Sci-Fi romance with a new pair of main characters.
As advanced preparation, 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 of fiction.
SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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