Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #sfrgtt - A Tale of Two Colonies #SciFiRom


***** A positive view of the universe June 23, 2015
An excellent story of how two societies can live together for the betterment of all. It is my hope that this author gives us ore based in this universe. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Lily half turned, and began skidding down into a large hole that suddenly opened under her feet. She fell on her back, still sliding helplessly downward. Beside her, Ming and Conley were trapped in the same capricious landslide.

Ming had spread-eagled his arms and legs to slow his descent. He yelled urgently, “Get the ropes!”

Conley caught hold of Lily’s right wrist, while he grasped his bared sword blade in his other hand. He held the sword so it pointed down between his legs. Lily wondered what fearful danger lay at the bottom of the hole. In an instant, she saw it and stifled a scream. They were funneling inexorably into a monstrous mouth ringed with jagged triangles of teeth. She struggled to grab her laser with her free hand.

The awful mouth was only a few scant feet away. With a swift motion, Conley threw his sword into the gaping mouth. Simultaneously, Ming and Lily fired their lasers. A high pitched shrieking arose, and the convulsions of the monster scattered sand and rocks about them.

In the turmoil, Lily saw that Ming had caught a rope and hung, suspended away from the walls of the funnel. He threw another rope towards her. She grabbed the rope and hitched it to her belt. But, below her, Conley was still slowly descending into the erupting sands. She thought he wanted to retrieve his sword.

Lily yelled into her wrist com, “Give me slack!”

She let herself slip downward. Conley was almost buried in the shale at the bottom. Suddenly, his head ducked under the stones and immediately reappeared. He stretched up his arm and grabbed her ankle firmly.

“Okay, pull us up slowly,” Lily shouted into the com.  


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
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