Sunday, June 21, 2015

Heat Wave Giveaway Hop - Adventures on Another Planet

For your next Hot Summer Read – Fight for love on an alien world
A Tale of Two Colonies:

Tiger Lily longs for freedom. In her fight to escape the subterranean slums of Terra, Lily competes to join the scout team selected for the next spaceship along with a new set of prospective colonists. Their mission to discover the colony lost four hundred years earlier is challenged by the voracious giant arthropods inhabiting the planet. In the mountains, they encounter Conley, a grim warrior who longs to escape the confines of his isolated valley. Has Tiger Lily met her match in this tortured warrior? Where is he leading them? Danger lies ahead, and conflicts between humans and aliens. Can they ensure the safety of the new human colonists, or must they retreat in shame to Terra? 

Lily leaned against Conley and relaxed with the boulder supporting her back. She closed her eyes sleepily under the warmth of the afternoon sun.

Conley shifted slightly. “Lily?” he said softly.

“Yes,” she opened her eyes. He was gazing into her face.

“Thank you,” he said, and kissed her warmly.

She slid her arms around his neck and leaned into his embrace. It was peaceful lying in the sun with a faint humming sound in the distance. As they kissed, the sound grew louder.

Suddenly, Conley broke away and leapt to his feet with a warning yell, “Stripers!”

Looking up, Lily discovered the source of the sound was giant orange and black insects flying above. She struggled erect and pulled out her laser. Conley was jumping high to slash with his long sword at the zooming beasts, which were attacking in formation. Rows of huge insects advanced toward their camp. They had two pairs of vibrating wings and bore a stinger on their tails.

Tiger Lily swung into action, firing her laser beam and severing their bulging orange bodies. They kept attacking; swooping down and quickly soaring out of reach. Lily and Conley moved together, standing back to back for protection, while swiping at the heads of the flying monsters.


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  1. I subscribed and I thank you for your part in this Heat Wave blog hop. I so look forward to read this antho.

  2. I forgot to leave how I would like to receive my free ebook. I have a kindle paper-white. Mobi and I would like to get A Tale of Two Colonies.

  3. I subcribed and confirmed. I would love to read A Tale of Two Colonies. I have a kindle app on my tablet. Mobi. Thank you for this opportunity.

  4. Yay! Sounds good. I'd like a tale of 2 colonies please, and mobi format, thanks.

  5. subscribed & shared. Tale of Two Colonies, epub, and thank you!