Saturday, March 28, 2020

Calming the volcano - snippet from COSMIC LOCK 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.
I hope you are healthy and being careful. We are self-isolating since our adult son has mild symptoms. A little light reading can help in these stressful times.
I’m posting snippets from the first chapter of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Grand Masters Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin. Their powers include teleporting interstellar distances. On returning from a dangerous venture, they have found their son in Master Stimon’s forge, a cave on the side of an erupting volcano. But, Master Stimon seems mesmerized by the roiling lava and Violet has asked if she can help him.  
Th final line was: He shifted on his feet and mumbled, “SHE is enraged and difficult to quieten.”

Realizing he meant the volcano, Violet offered, “Let me alleviate her anger.” She touched the knotted muscles of his upper arm, and exhaled in awe at the tremendous power he kept in check. His mind was linked with the fierce entity at the heart of the magma. She added her coaxing as Stimon urged calm, “Enough; you have destroyed the invaders; cease the blasts lest you destroy the fertile lands at your feet.”  
Catching her purpose from their shared consciousness, Athanor joined in and encouraged the molten metal to cool.
After a final outburst of fiery lava, the thunder faded and the magma receded into the core of the planet. A band of hot ashes settled onto the rim of the rock ledge in front of the forge.
Stimon exhaled a long breath. Stepping back into the forge, he nodded at Violet, “Grand Master, I had not appreciated the potency of your tranquilizing influence. No other being has perceived the volcanic spirit and modulated her rage.” 

 Lock

Draft Blurb
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.


 Cat

My short prequel to this series, Grand Master’s Cat, is free through April.  When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans.


 Firsts

Special bargain: My New Boxset. Begin four dramatic adventures in different series, ranging from superheroes on contemporary Earth to aliens in far future worlds.  This boxset has a special price of $0.99 through March 31st. 

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28 comments:

  1. I'm glad she found the right arguments to calm the volcano, otherwise it might have been disastrous.

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  2. I'm sure it's a relief to many that she was able to calm the volcano.

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  3. And that is why he is "The Grand Master" :-) Good action in this scene!

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    1. Thanks. Both Violet and Athanor are Grand Masters at this stage.

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  4. Oh, nice "power" she has. I liked the snippet.

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  5. Great scene joining their two forces. Love the volcano as an entity to be reasoned with.

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  6. You bring your characters to life. Wonderful.

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  7. I'm glad she was able to tame the volcano unscathed!

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    1. I'm sure they all are. Just in a day's work for a Grand Master!

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  8. This is an extremely impressive display of power!

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  9. Now, if we could just use those powers to quieten the spread of this virus we're dealing with... :D Great snippet!

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  10. Love how she helped calm the storm (or volcano). Hope your son feels better soon.

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  11. Wonderful talent to calm the volcano.

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  12. Oh that snippet was EXCELLENT! I loved the idea of them working together to quiet the magma....

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    1. Thank you. It's what the Griffins do best - working together.

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