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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors - Starquest - penultimate post - things are looking bad!

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I'm currently sharing excerpts from Starquest, the first of the Destiny Trilogy

Moving forward a bit - The crew of the Destiny  has landed at the area on the planet Phidia, which has been invaded by the Alien Ayandos. Unfortunately things do not go according to plan and they are confronted by Ayandos as soon as they step on the surface.


Without warning, Ayandos leapt forward in a fluid movement that was almost too fast to comprehend, and caught hold of Jess’s arm, dragging her back to where he’d previously stood.

“Let me go!” Jess lashed out with her free hand, struggling to free herself, but she was no match for the strength of the mutant. Kerry lunged toward the albino, as Jess cried out, the dread in her voice tearing through him like blaster fire.

“Kerry, no—he has a gun!”

Too late, Kerry saw what she had seen and Ragin sensed, a tiny laser concealed in the alien’s palm and aimed at his chest. Jess twisted in Ayandos’s grasp, trying to wrest the small weapon from him, and kicked out. Ayandos staggered a little from the blow, and she pulled herself free and sprang toward Kerry. A beam of almost invisible laser light struck her between the shoulders and she fell at his feet.


STARQUEST (The Destiny Trilogy, Vol. 1)



BLURB: When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Kerry Marchant the ship’s second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences that neither of them could have foreseen.

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close that there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…




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31 comments:

  1. Yikes! I wonder if they'll survive this attack.

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    1. You'll have to wait until next week to fnd out! :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  2. That was a breath-suspending scene! Very visual and intense.

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  3. You brought the scene to life with all the action and fear.

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    1. Thank you Charmaine, glad the fear came across!

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  4. Exciting scene and nail-biting conclusion!

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  5. Action packed scene! Is she all right?

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    1. Hi Elyzabeth - as I said in the heading - things aren't looking good, unfortunately.

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  6. The image definitely helped me picture it. Great action! #wewriwa

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    1. I'm glad you like the image, I love playing with graphics to illustrate my posts!

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  7. A dramatic scene! Loved how well the illustration paired with the description. Enjoyed the snippet...

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    1. Hello Veronica, thanks, and I'm glad you liked the graphic too, I was hoping it would help bring the scene to life.

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  8. Unless this is tragic conclusion of the book, she is injured but not dead, right?

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    1. Well...it's actually only an early chapter of the book, beyond that, my lips are sealed!

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    2. By the way, Ed, couldn't find your post for this week, did Effing not let you do one? x

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  9. Whoa, a lot going on here. Very tense snippet. Especially the end! o.O

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    1. By the way, I realise there's a character I haven't mentioned before in this snippet - Ragin, one of the ship's telepaths.

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  10. Wonderful action scene.
    (He has a gun?)That cannot bode well.

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  11. Thanks Karen - yes, the point is Ayandos tricked them into thinking he was unarmed, then pounced on Jess. As you say, certainly doesn't bode well!

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  12. Outstanding action writing! The gun adds a whole-new element to it. :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa, thanks so much for your kind words, glad you enjoyed it!

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  13. I have so much trouble writing fight/action scenes I feel like I should be taking notes.

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    1. Aw thanks PT, that really boosts my confidence! :) Fight scenes can be a bit tricky. There are several in this book and I really enjoyed writing them once I got into the 'swing'.

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