Saturday, April 11, 2020

Retaliation? 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 managing to cope with the crazy world. We are in isolation, yet busier than before with online teaching and virtual meetings. Last weekend, I took a short break as a respite.
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.  
Moving on a few sentences, we meet the other people at the forge. Lizanne is Master Stimon’s apprentice and lived with Mother Tingu, Violet’s acerbic old tutor.

     Lizanne asked, “Why did that ship attack our cottage? Avalon’s a peaceful planet with little of value for raiders.”
     Athanor groaned, “Hades. The Nulls might have blasted Avalon in retaliation for our destruction of their city of Bruniston. Their planet, Gorland, is Avalon’s parallel in the alternate universe beyond the Cosmic Rift. A shipload of their technos fled from their space station while we were organizing transport for the slaves we rescued.” 
     Shaking ashes from her shawl, Tingu said tartly, “Except for drawing the Nulls’ wrath upon Avalon, I gather your mission was a success.”
     “By Viche’s grace, we fulfilled Violet’s promise to the Cinerean mothers. Now, we must squash these obnoxious invaders.”

 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.

 Super Starrella

Special Price of 99c for Super Starrella
Supergirl with snarky flying horse, two suitors and a comically evil villain
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24 comments:

  1. Week after week, I truly enjoy your snippets. Thanks.

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  2. I picture them as playing whack-a-mole right now, going from one planet to right wrongs.

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    1. Exactly. That's a frequent occurrence in this series. Once, they got stuck on a planet for months.

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  3. It sounds like there might be some pissed-off beings. Hopefully it will all be worth it?

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    1. They're always dealing with obnoxious and deadly enemies. Lol

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  4. From one mission to the next. Sounds like there's no rest in sight for them.

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  5. I hope they'll succeed in triumphing over those invader! Nice snippet!

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  6. Boy, you'd think they deserve a break from all this rescue work. No rest for the weary I suppose.

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    1. This is only the first chapter - the big rescue came in the previous book.

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  7. Politics is everywhere, and consequences even for good deeds...I liked the tone of the snippet, setting up for some big events to come, no doubt.

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  8. No shortage of action and adventure for them. Great job setting the scene and getting us geared up for more!

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  9. Great snippet, ready for some action and butt kicking!

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    1. Yes, with their bloodsucking instectoid allies.

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  11. Interesting. Tit for tat never ends well.

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  12. Things don't always go as expected but aren't they going to notice that they are attacking a planet in the wrong universe? Or are they going to invade anything that comes their way?

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    1. The threat of the Nulls was discovered in Book 4, Cosmic Rift. They have been crossing from an alternate universe to capture slaves from the Grand Masters' galaxy.

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