Saturday, June 12, 2021

An invitation for the Moon sisters - excerpt from Baswin for #WeWriWa


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.

I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. This story stars an alien merman and two psychic sisters. By the end of the story, the elder sister (Holly) will match up with the alien (Baswin).

Partly in response to your comments, I have reordered the first chapters to start with the one about Holly since it seems more compelling. I have also rearranged the blurb.

You can read last week’s snippet at -

At the end of last week’s snippet, Holly and Rosie Moon received a letter from the Ministry for International Affairs.

“It must be important,” Holly said slowly, holding out her hand for the letter.

Rosie thrust the envelope into her fingers, “Read it.”

She unsealed the envelope and removed a sheet of cream-colored paper. The gold crown and sunburst emblem of the Indo Eurasian Union were embossed on the top of the letter. She had never seen such a posh letterhead. The emblem glistened and the midnight blue of the territorial name created a vivid contrast on the pale colored paper.  

“Wow. It’s fancy.” She skimmed through the words and read the letter aloud,

Ten lines, and I bet you’d like to know what’s in the letter:

“Dear Misses Holly and Rosyline Moon,

You are invited to an interview at our Regional Office to undergo a critical assessment of your paranormal abilities. Your employers have been informed that you will be absent for important international business.

A driver will arrive at the eighth hour on the morning of the fifteenth day of August to escort you from Hampton in the Wold to our offices at the New London Spaceport. Please bring any device you employ in your craft. The assessment is expected to last for the entire morning. Transport will be available for you to return home after the interview. You have the option of visiting New London in the afternoon.

We look forward to your attendance at this important interview.

Yours truly, Augustus Braithwaite, Senior Minister

International Affairs Division of Indo Eurasian Union

Office for International Affairs, New London.”


 An alien spy on the run.

Two human sisters chosen to train as astronavigators.

Their paths are destined to converge.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her sister Rosie, are chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to promote humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When Earth agents discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish embassy in the Pacific Ocean.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. Many obstacles will hinder their journey to a happy reunion with Baswin’s brothers. 

Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.

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  1. Oh, I hope they'll go. it sounds interesting ... and high profile :-)

  2. Sort of a highhanded summons, despite the elegant stationery.Loved the snippet!

  3. What a cool invitation! I love all the details outlined in it. I'll look forward to reading more!

  4. That is a very fancy letterhead. Think the International Affairs Division is trying to impress people or what with this letterhead. Great description, BTW! Tweeted.

    1. They obviously can afford expensive letterhead.
      Thanks for the tweet.

  5. Now that's a summons a person cannot turn down.

    1. Right. They'll have to go if only to learn what it means.

  6. More an order than an invitation? :-) Shall be interesting!

  7. A command performance from the sound of it- attendance not optional. Hope they're not getting in over their heads.

  8. Important-sounding meeting and a great cover.

  9. Seems more like a fancy way of ordering than an invitation. I'm curious to know more.

  10. If the Ministry for International Affairs thinks that's an invitation, I can't imagine there's a lot of flexibility with their company policies if the girls are hired. I hope they know what they're getting into.

    1. They don't know so they'll have to accept the "invitation."

  11. Intriguing! Looking forward to finding out what awaits them.

    Your book is included in this week's Roost Recommendations, featuring a link to this post, a buy link, and a blurb. I share the Roost Recommendations posts on Twitter with readers looking for their next read.

  12. I'm not quite sure if that's an invitation or a summons.