Saturday, June 27, 2015

Grand Master's Pawn #6 8-10 sentences for #WeWriWa

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers showcase their work with 8-10 sentences.
This week, I’ll continue the fight from Grand Master’s Pawn with one sentence overlap from last week.


The leader grabbed her arm roughly.
Violet twisted away and kicked at his shin. He staggered and fell to the ground with a cry of pain. Another man punched a fist at her face, smashing against her cheekbone. Ignoring the blow, she dodged aside and thrust her stiffened fingers into his nose. He yelled in agony and backed off. The third man was cleverer, he caught her hands and pinned them behind her back. She couldn’t wriggle from his grasp.
“Blasted pawn, you won’t escape!” he grunted. “Your filthy voidal Grand Master can’t help you.” 

Last week's snippet can be read at

Grand Master's Pawn is available at : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TP1N5PM
Description
Who are the most powerful entities in the galaxy?
The twelve Grand Masters claim that exalted status. Their psychic power is deadly to an ordinary person and they prohibit the training of new psychics.  
Twenty-two year old empath Violet Hunter hides her forbidden talent to follow her dream of exploring unknown planets as the pawn of a Grand Master. One Grand Master risks selecting her as his pawn, despite her father’s dire prophesy. Violet sees only his griffin avatar for instructions on her missions. She discovers the mysterious Grand Masters are suspects in the deadly epidemics sweeping the galaxy and the problem of breaks in the interplanetary portal web.
Violet hunts for the culprits, finding clues and strange allies in her missions. While seeking the truth, she does the unthinkable. She bargains with her obnoxious Grand Master and plunges into a world of vicious conflicts and an impossible love. Pursued by hostile aliens and Grand Masters, she escapes on a desperate search for allies to save her Grand Master.
Book 1 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy

Book 2, Grand Master's Game, is available for pre-order at

 


21 comments:

  1. I haven't got to this yet!!!! I suspect I'm going to be reading as well as writing this weekend.

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    1. I've got a deadline and I'm on vacation in the UK! Hiked 7 miles today. No reading yet.

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  2. I'm about halfway through this book. Never enough time to read! I hope you enjoy your vacation, Aurora! :-)

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    1. Thanks! I agree about the lack of time for reading.

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  3. I suspect that Violet is more than able to surprise her attackers. I am looking forward to the next piece.

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  4. Go Violet! Just more proof that size doesn't always guarantee victory. I hope she gets away!

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    1. She had better get away, she has more missions before the story is over.

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  5. I have a hunch the fight isn't over. :) Great action packed snippet.

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  6. I'm with Karen, Violet probably has more moves than these guys have ever seen. Really a terrific fight scene going on - great snippet!

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    1. Combat skills are expected for a pawn.

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  8. Good action. I liked your use of 'voidal' as an epithet.

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    1. Thanks!
      Teleportation goes through the void.

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  9. Well, the link for last week's snippet doesn't work, but I do recall last week's snippet being something less than a fight. That said... this is a powerful piec.

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  10. Yikes - she is in a pickle - and I'm wondering how long it's going to take for her cheekbone to really start hurting....and how she's going to get out of this - will she use her empathy? Something else? WILL she get free?!

    So many questions!

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    1. Her solution encapsulates the spirit of the book.

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