Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grand Master's Game - 8 sentences for #WeWriWa

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers showcase their work with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

This week, I’ll share a scene from my new release, Grand Master’s Game, Book 2 in my series, Grand Master’s Trilogy. In this series, the portal web is the main means for interplanetary transport. But, the portal has misdirected to a deadly planet.
Last week’s snippet can be read at

End of last week’s snippet: The frigid air stunk of rotten eggs. Violet gagged and blocked her nose.

Athanor expanded his psi shield to envelop the three of them. As a further precaution, Violet reattached the breather on her suit.
“The atmosphere is deadly,” Athanor grated.
The lights on the control panel clicked off.
“The portal’s died,” Kondric groaned.
With a squeak of alarm, Violet gripped Athanor’s arm. They stood on an unknown frozen planet with a toxic atmosphere, overlooking a bottomless precipice.
“Where are we?” Violet breathed.
No one answered.

Grand Master’s Game is book 2 in a Trilogy


Spin across the galaxy as Violet and her Grand Master hunt their enemies. Cracks in the portal web threaten galactic civilization, and suspicions fall on the mysterious Grand Masters with their immense psychic powers. Once, there were twelve Grand Masters, humans and aliens, on the Council. Now there are eleven. One was killed when the young pawn, Violet, rescued her Grand Master, Athanor, from the Red Queen’s dungeon. The Red Queen fled the fight and now she lurks out of sight, regenerating her energies.
Athanor devises a risky plan to expose his enemies on the Council and force the Red Queen into the open. His strategy will employ Violet’s empathic skills as his secret weapon. Meanwhile, she wrestles with her erratic talents and doubts about their unequal partnership. In their search for revenge, they contend with the portal crisis, psychic traps and hostile aliens. In the inevitable battle of Grand Masters, Violet and Athanor will face their worst nightmares. What is the sacrifice for victory?

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  1. 'Where are we?' In deep doo-doo, I'd say.

  2. Oh dear! How long can Athanor hold the shield?

  3. Ugh, what? Not a good place to leave them. Or us. Oh cruel cliff-hangstress. :-)

  4. Not a good place to be! Don't see how it could get worse for them.

  5. Almost a literal cliff-hanger! Pretty exciting excerpt. I gently insist that you pick up right from here next week :-)

  6. Dramatic moment indeed! Can't wait to see what's next...great snippet.

  7. Oh they are so not having a good day! Tense snippet.

  8. I can see your scientific background in this snippet (the sulfur in the air - without actually saying sulfur) and that's great. I bet this is going to be full of little scientific details and I love that sort of thing. I can't wait to read more from this.

  9. Sounds like they're in deep trouble. Hope they can get out of it!

  10. The dialogue seemed really good, the scene believable... until Violet squeaks and grabs the Grand Master's arm. She seemed so much more self-assured and.... why does it always have to be a squealing girl? Why wasn't the boy squealing in fear?

    1. He can get them out, if he acts fast. Actually, he's unusually quiet in this scene.