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I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin. In the Cosmic Trilogy, books 4-6, they are both Grand Masters with immense powers, including teleporting interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children.
When Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-abyss-beckoned-snippet-from-cosmic.html
The final line was: She teetered on the edge of a black precipice; the abyss beckoned; she fell.
[Please excuse slight misuse of punctuation to fit.]
A gruff voice called, “Violet, my sweetest love, wake up.”
For a bemused second, she stared at the grim face looming over her. Framed in long black hair, his eyes glowed an eerie blue, while a hooked nose and jet-black eyebrows enhanced the fierce mien of Athanor, her lover and psychic partner. His loving concern flooded across their mental link.
Restored to full consciousness, she sensed the dread forced to the recesses of his mind. She opened her eyes, and looked at the cottage; the fires had died out, but the thatched roof was demolished, leaving the shell of four blackened walls and empty windows.
Tears streaked her cheeks and she sobbed, “Varan’s gone; nobody’s in there; nobody alive.”
Simmering with repressed rage, Athanor grated, “When your mind blanked, I blasted the Nulls and ported to you. The cottage is wrecked, but I detected no trace of corpses when I scanned the interior.”
She gripped his forearm, crying, “Have the Nulls stolen our son?”
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?
Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.
Currently, I have special discounts on two of my books
Fantasy Superhero Romance set in contemporary Atlanta
After Estelle Wright gains extraordinary powers in an accident, she juggles college classes and battling deadly monsters with the help of a sarcastic flying horse and a handsome biker with a ton of secrets.
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Young widow seeks true love in vivid Medieval romance with a touch of fantasy. Can a magic brooch help Audrey evade the schemes to force her into wedlock or must she submit to a husband’s will?
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