Weekend Writing Warriors

Another week of snippets with my fellow warriors who share snippets in 8 sentence increments of their latest work or WIP. Visit here for other peeks http://www.wewriwa.com. I’m sharing another peek at my upcoming release Torkel’s Chosen. I skipped ahead a small bit to get to more dialogue. Our heroine has decided on Torkel much to his surprise.

She was a small thing. Maybe five and half feet. Torkel bent at the waist and lowered his head. “Slide it over my neck,” he murmured for they were attracting stares. Partly because they were the last couple on the sands and partly because of the momentous occasion. Torkel, the unwanted, was being chosen.

Unable to believe he finally had a woman of his own, Torkel asked, “What’s your name, Chosen?”

“Faith Reid but I prefer Faye.”

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Available for preorder on Amazon, BN and Smashwords
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Blurb:

What would you do if Earth didn’t have enough men?

Would you take a chance and leave the only world you knew behind?

This is the decision Faith Reid faces. Placing all her hope in a new government program, she seizes the opportunity that offers a chance for the women of Earth to find love among the stars, on a world beyond the one they know.

How many times can one man risk rejection?

Would you give up on your dreams?

Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government’s military.

Can two people looking for the same thing find not just what they want but what they need in one another?


Author Spotlight-Greta Van Der Rol

I discovered Greta’s books last year and I’m so excited to feature her latest release Crisis at Validor.

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Blurb:

Newly-promoted Captain Brett Butcher is about to achieve his life-long ambition to command a battle cruiser. But before he takes up his new posting, he goes home on leave, hoping to perhaps catch a glimpse of his first love, the unattainable Lady Tarlyn.

When the queen is assassinated in a terrorist attack, Tarlyn’s life is thrown into turmoil when she, too, becomes a target. The last person she expects to rescue her is her childhood sweetheart, Brett Butcher.

As Validor’s Ptorix and human populations face off over a group of islands neither owns, the calls for war grow louder. Torn between love, duty and ambition, Butcher and Tarlyn struggle to prevent an inter-species conflict, while the ember of love that has smouldered for so long bursts into flame. But with planetary peace at stake, both will be forced to choose; love or duty.

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About the Author:

Ever since I was a very little girl you would have found me with my nose in a book. While the other kids messed about with dolls and things, I’d rather talk to the people between the pages. Yes, I had a torch so I could read in bed without mum knowing. Many years later, I’ve had a variety of jobs, including a brief, forgettable stint at teaching. But that history degree and the teaching qual came in handy when I fell in love with computers and programming, and entered the burgeoning world of IT. Why? Because most of the young men recruited into IT couldn’t write a report to save themselves, let alone explain a system to the end user audience – and I could. But the urge to write fiction has always been there, and that’s what I do now I’ve ‘retired’.

I live with my husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia. When I’m not writing I take photographs of nature and animals, and now and then I do some cooking.

Come on in and look around. There’s a site search and there are some obvious menu items just under the header. Enjoy yourself. Thanks for coming – and don’t forget to say hello.

Find me on Twitter as @GretavdR and on Facebook


#MFRW Get Hooked

Happy Hump day and Hook day. Today I decided to switch to my upcoming release, Torkel’s Chosen. My hero is going through a selection ceremony and hasn’t had much luck in the past.

Torkel bit back his frustration as the females ran past his position in the sands. One after another they squealed and laughed as they selected his brethren. True Enotians with their blond hair and light-colored eyes. Through it all he maintained his stance with his hands clasped behind his back, legs spread wide. Another year, his last in the sands.

The ache in his chest caught him off guard. No matter how much he thought he’d prepared, disappointment coiled its way through his heart. To make matters worse, there was one more male in the numbers than females so he’d walk from the sands alone. His shame to bear in stoic silence.

“I’m not sure how this works. Do I just hand you the necklace or put it on your neck?”

Torkel jerked and glanced down at the short woman standing in front of him. He’d tried to ignore her presence when her footsteps slowed in front of him. “Pardon?”

Don’t miss out on others. Check here for your next book.http://mfrwbookhooks.blogspot.com/

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Pre-Order Torkel’s Chosen-Amazon

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/torkels-chosen-michelle-howard/1121018311?ean=2940046496895


Wewriwa

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Another week of sneak peeks into my fellow writers WIP, new releases or current release. WeWriWa features an 8 sentence snippet. Follow the link here for other great snippets. http://www.wewriwa.com.

I had to get a little fancy with punctuation to end on a reasonable spot. :) Once again I’m sharing from my upcoming sci-fi romance, Torkel’s Chosen. Last week my heroine stopped in front of the hero at the choosing ceremony. Enjoy!

She tipped her head to the side and smiled but the rapid pulse beating in her neck betrayed her nerves. She held up the gold Chosen medallion, “I want to give this to you.”

His world tilted, it could not be. After all these years a woman wanted to choose him. Disbelief colored his words when he cautiously asked, “Are you certain?”

She blushed, a pretty spark of color on her round cheeks.

“Yes, unless…” She looked at the sand. “Unless you want someone else.”

Things are looking up for Torkel :)

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Pre-Order Torkel’s Chosen-Amazon

What would you do if Earth didn’t have enough men?

Would you take a chance and leave the only world you knew behind?

This is the decision Faith Reid faces. Placing all her hope in a new government program, she seizes the opportunity that offers a chance for the women of Earth to find love among the stars, on a world beyond the one they know.

How many times can one man risk rejection?

Would you give up on your dreams?

Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and  he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government’s military.

Can two people looking for the same thing find not just what they want but what they need in one another?

 


Author Spotlight-K.G. Stutts

To wrap the week up, I’m featuring an author spotlight on K. G. Stutts and her book Mirror Reformed.

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“So an alien race of unknown origin, strength, and power is coming our way. We’ve defeated them before but have no clue how we did it and we all died in the process.” Seth gave two thumbs up. “Awesome.”

The final book in KG Stutts’ sci-fi romance trilogy, Mirror Reformed, launches today!

Blurb:

The ISC’s most dangerous foe, the Synth, is threatening Earth. Mack, Maddie, and their team scramble to come up with a plan to defeat them one and for all. As the planet’s safety is in jeopardy, the team will have to put it all on the line, or give their lives in the process.

Buy Links:

Amazon-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S9ZZ43G

Smashwords- http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/510764

https://t.co/8l1boPt36m Use the link to get the book for .99 at http://store.distinguishedpress.com/

See more about K. G. here  http://kgstutts.webs.com/

Excerpt:

“Because they’ve done it before, and this is the team that stopped them.”

The team stared blankly at their former commander, trying to comprehend his words. The statement echoed in Maddie’s mind, making her hands shake.

“That’s insane,” Seth blurted out after several quiet minutes. “Remember my warning. What I said is hard to believe, but it’s the absolute truth.” Charlie looked unabashed at the group’s disbelief. “Charlie, what’s going on?” Maddie asked. “Most of you know the story of how the ISC was formed,” Elizabeth began. “Right. A young Charlie created a communications device that reached the Isgurd,” Mack stated. “We formed our first alliance with them.” “Correct. The rest of the story has been classified.” “Rest of the story?” Maddie looked over at John who looked just as confused as she did.

Charlie pulled up a video on the monitor and pressed play. The screen came to life as a young boy wearing wire-rimmed glasses and sandy blond hair falling in his eyes smiled and cleared his throat.

“My name is Charles Westlake. I am thirteen years old and I’m from Charleston, South Carolina. I created an intergalactic communications device that made contact with an alien race known as the Isgurd. I have recently been visited by a group of people from the year 2015. They came here to prevent an aggressive alien race known as the Synth from killing me, stopping my meeting with the leader of the Isgurd, Balise, and taking over Earth. This group was led by Jackson Gray, but my main contacts were Maddie and John Brooks. The team successfully defeated the Synth here in 1965. This message is to be preserved in case the Synth returns.”

 


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