Saturday, March 14, 2020

Staring at the volcanic magma - Snippet from COSMIC LOCK #SciFi for #WeWriWa



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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, Grand Masters who can teleport 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. But when Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead. Her partner, Athanor, wakes her from a faint, indicates the unusual volcanic eruption, and suggests they teleport to
Master Stimon’s forge, a cave on the side of the crater.  
The final line was: Her spirits brightened; they stood in the Master Smith’s forge and she sensed Varan nearby.

Driven by a joint impulse, she and Athanor swung around to face the exit of the cave. Silhouetted in the livid fires of the eruption, a mismatched trio stood by the arched entrance of the forge. The dwarfish Stimon, white-haired Mother Tingu, and tall, muscular Lizanne, Stimon’s apprentice, were staring at the volcanic magma.
The baby’s wail of, “Mama,” shrilled above the volcano’s thunder.
Lizanne swung around, smiled and eased the toddler onto the ground.
Varan ran to his mother, his arms outstretched for a hug. She lifted him up and Athanor encircled them both in his arms. Their son giggled and grabbed hold of Athanor’s long hair.
Her cheeks red with heat and excitement, Lizanne cried, “The volcano saved us.”
“An eruption induced by its master,” Athanor growled, “We are grateful, Stimon.”

 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.

St Patrick’s Day Special 
 Hawk

Meet my Irish heroine, Katrina Sligo aka Mistress Trina, daughter of Ambassador Sligo, aka Grey Kat, code thief working against the Emperor. Sparks fly and spaceships crash when she is trapped by notorious pirate Captain Black Hawk. Can she uncover his secret before they are caught by the Emperor’s troops?   
Watch for the lucky Shamrock near the end of the tale!
Captured by the Hawk is 99c at Amazon  iBooks  B&N

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18 comments:

  1. I'm sure finding him safe is a huge relief.

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  2. A sweet moment when they're safely reunited! :-)

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  3. What a lovely moment, well "shown".

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  4. I fear trouble lies ahead. Wonderful snippet. my friend.

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    1. Yes - they have many chapters to go through before the happy ending.

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  5. Whew! Relief! A lovely, happy scene for today, albeit with the volcanic backdrop going on...really enjoyed the snippet - thank you!

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  6. I'm so glad they found him. What a wonderful moment.

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    1. It's wonderful for the Griffins. Less so for Mother Tingu who has lost her cottage.

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  7. Saved by the volcano? That's a switch!

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    1. The volcano under the direction of Master Stimon.

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  8. Fantastic. I'm so glad the boy is safe, and I liked how Master Stimon used the volcano to save everyone.

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    1. Thanks. Stimon is my version of the smith of the gods.

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  9. Great ending, although they are still in a bit of danger from the volcano. Still, the family is reunited, so a happy ending so far.

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    1. Correct. They're safe, but they must track down the attackers.

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