Saturday, July 3, 2021

Intruders threaten his secret mission - excerpt from Baswin for #WeWriWa

 


Happy fourth of July!

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. Sorry I skipped last week due to other events. My snippets will not be posted regularly in July since I hope to be traveling and may not have wifi everywhere.

This weekend, you can meet Baswin, the alien merman of the title. He is living on Earth disguised as a human and is worried about being discovered. His brother Alarik has traveled to Mars, partly to escape unknown agents who detected his transmission. Note, their home planet of Rishalt is mostly ocean with small islands.

Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of the Flaming Comets Triad, flew the rover over the vast forested slopes of the North American wilderness. Checking on the map, he located a passage between the mountains and gained altitude for the crossing. After programming the route, he flipped the controls to auto and leaned back against the headrest of the seat. He could relax, perhaps hook a little sleep, while the rover flew on a westward course.

He dozed; life in the warm, salty waves of Rishalt saturated his dreams.

Alerted by a tickling on the underside of his left wrist, Baswin woke with a start and glanced at his com. He had incorporated a secret quantum communicator in the standard Earther device. The qtel registered a signal coming from one of his personal monitors. Its alarm was designed to warn him of intrusions and potential threats to his mission of infiltrating Earther society.

Nine lines and a little more:

He tapped on his qtel to locate the origin of the alarm. The signal came from the super bug he had given Alarik to override the monitors in his apartment in the city. The extra precaution seemed warranted after his brother had warned him about the discovery of his hideout in a rented room. Alarik had swiftly abandoned his seedy rental and dropped his secondary alias in favor of his primary identity as wealthy Rick Kent, the mining magnate.

Baswin synched the rover’s display with the viewer on the remote monitor, being careful to select his secret channel and bypass the vehicle’s black box memory. He flipped through the monitors in the upscale apartment.

Two men were standing inside the door. Obviously on illicit business, their faces were concealed by masks and they wore gloves to avoid making fingerprints. Their dark suits gave no clue to their origin. Were they government agents or independent operators? Whoever had sent the intruders, they represented another threat to his brother’s career as a covert agent on Earth.

 


An alien spy on the run.

Two human sisters chosen to train as astronavigators.

Their paths are destined to converge.

They must overcome many challenges to find a haven.

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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22 comments:

  1. Well, that's not good for him. Will he confront the intruders or change his plans?

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    1. He's a long way from his brother's apartment and can't reveal himself.

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  2. I imagine he feels the walls closing in on him.

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  3. Baswin might be able to stay and spy, but it looks like the jig is up for Alarik. As long as Alarik is safely away. Good snippet.

    I hope you get to travel this month! Sending positive thoughts for your father in law.

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    1. Thanks. We're still uncertain about fil and our plans for a vacation.

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  4. Looks like he's in some trouble.
    Happy travelling.

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  5. Hmmm, fascinating with all the details and twists and turns. Great snippet!

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    1. It's been more than a year since I published the previous book in this series, so I felt it was important to slip in a few details about the background.

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  6. He's in a dangerous spot. It must be so strange for him being in disguise on Earth.

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    1. It's worse than strange. You haven't learned what they had to sacrifice for the disguise.

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  7. Trouble ahead it would seem. I'm curious to know what he'll do.

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  8. Can he contact anyone to take care of this break-in? Surveillance is great only if it allows you to do something about it. Great snippet!

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    1. No. He's on his own. Contacting his people is too dangerous.

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  9. Now what will he do? He's in a tough spot.

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  10. Man, that sucks - watching them break in and do whatever damage, and there's nothing he can do to stop them.

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    1. Right. And he's afraid they'll come after him next.

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  11. I wonder what the men are hoping to find.

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    1. Unfortunately, Baswin and his brother are alien spies. They'll be in trouble if their true identity is discovered.

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