WeWriWa 3/19/17

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH OUR DUDETTE FINDS HERSELF IN A NEW PLACE…

So here we are, Episode 3 is being rereleased after some heavy edits. New cover. Rebrand!

What is in the new book? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world.

This vignette is a little earlier in the episode than last week’s.

Corrie has just gotten aboard a transport ship, bought a ticket in steerage and has made her way to her transport pod.

They have barely left dock

Corrie is exploring the Personal Information Tech interface with her pod. It’s obvious that the pod next to her is also doing the same with quite a different take.

     Clicking the pod’s environmental link for the PIT, she immersed herself in petrichor. Corrie drew in the scents, sounds and the breeze of a primordial rainforest. “That’s so much better.”
The sound next door was quite different. Someone was enjoying the benefits of an environmental pornographic fantasy. “Well, I guess it’s a way to pass the time.” Corrie shrugged. Though she was less inclined to go the synthetic route, her steerage neighbor evidently, and with clear volume, declared their choice.
“A little soon to be bored, isn’t it?” Corrie mumbled. She hit the baffle to muffle her neighbor’s loud enjoyment of her dream date orgy.

And that’s Episode 3’s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

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Until next week…

WeWriWa 3/12/17

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH OUR DUDETTE FINDS HERSELF LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE…

My apologies to all that visited this site earlier. I’ve had some issues with my computer (read water on the keyboard) and this fell off the radar. It’s all fixed now. 😀

So here we are, Episode 3 is being rereleased on Amazon in just a week! New cover. Rebrand. And new edits to tighten it up.

What is in the new book? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world.

In this scene, Corrie, our heroine, is pondering the boredom of interstellar travel in JumpSpace.

 

 

The public baths were the land of zipless circle jerks.

In the past, in the Corps, she’d be in with both feet and some spare orifices. That wasn’t now. That wasn’t here.

She didn’t know them.

She didn’t trust them.

They were all still the enemy.

Corrie’s could hear the echo of her mother’s voice saying, “Boredom is the enemy of the creative.” Drunk and high, Elaine Scott left an indelible twisted imprint of family on her daughter. The Corps fulfilled the need.

And that’s Episode 3’s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

See the other authors of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click the logo:

Until next week…

WeWriWa Sunday – Freedom Bound: Mateu

Freedom Bound Episode 3: Mateu

IN WHICH WE MEET THE DUDE TO WHOM WE WILL ALL SWOON FOR…

So here we are, Episode 3 is being rereleased on Amazon in just a week! New cover. Rebrand. And new edits to tighten it up.

My freshman effort at indie pubishing was too rushed and unpolished.  I had a long chat with my editor about it and we’ve been hashing out the rewrite. There’s more building upon on the characters of Corrie and Mat and their personal arcs along with braiding in the the story and series arcs. I may have bitten off more than a newbie could chew, two years ago.

What is in the new book? Why is it better? Why do you need it? There’s less naval gazing and more trust in the reader to understand and inhabit the world. Speaking of which, weaving the worldbuild into the character development has been my biggest challenge. This week’s excerpt comes in with Mat, our hero-dude, trying to have dinner in the food court and coming upon the meat market societal mores of Starbase 18. He attempts conversation telling the two women hitting on him where he’s from…

“Union of Democratic Meritocracies.” He sighed and wiped his mouth with a disposable serviette. “It’s far away from here. I’m not trying to be cold. Where I come from we don’t get in bed with strangers. It’s very different.”

“Oh,” said Jenny to his left. She nodded but the vacant look in her eyes told Mat all he needed to know.

“I’m not judging. It just… the way I am? I’m a square peg in a round hole. You might say as far as holes go, I’m not interested in yours.”

That was a straight up lie. Straight up like what was going on in his pants.

“At least not before I can appreciate the attached brain.” There, that should explain it. He tried a smile and in return got blank stares.

Nope.

And that’s Episode 3’s clip this week.

Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space! Freedom Bound is Firefly meets Buck Rogers with a bit of boudoir. Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control the universe, or do they? Each book unravels yet another thread of the Freedom Road for the reader to continually discover.

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other long enough to win this dangerous game?

More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

See the other authors of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click the logo:

Until next week…

Speculative Fiction Romance WeWriWa 8# Sunday 2/12/17

What do you mean Speculative Fiction Romance?
and why aren’t you just using Science Fiction or Futuristic?

Because Speculative Fiction takes in a whole lot more. It encompasses Paranormal, Time Travel, Steampunk… on and on.  And all of these genres are wrapped in a beautiful shell called Speculative Fiction. One day I hope that the RWA recognizes it as a category and we can stop arguing over what ScifiRom is as opposed to Paranormal Rom as opposed to… It all comes under the umbrella of Speculative Fiction + Romance aka SFR (I’m retaking the acronym!).

Space Opera and Bodice Ripping Ninjas with transmogrifying lizard men is speculative fiction. Shifters in spaaaace – speculative. Anyway, there aren’t any shifters in Freedom Bound. Here’s where I am in this rewrite. We are still in

FREEDOM BOUND: Episode 2 –Unhinged

When last we left Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corp and now a … well, she doesn’t rightly know. In the moments leading up to this scene, Corrie’s just been delivered some interesting news and turned to the only attorney she knows… Corrie is talking via interplanetary messaging to her best friend and co-pilot, Jody Benson, also not dead.  (see last week’s snippet for why that means something).

“Okay, so you’ve been contacted by an attorney’s office in the CCC.” Jody used the acronym for their new corporate suzerain, the Cordoba Constellar Conglomerate.

“Hmmm,” Corrie mumbled, still wincing and holding her head.

“Take a headache stim, drink a lot of water, you party animal.”

“Shut it, Jody.”

“Right, get over there and don’t sign anything. But you have been sheltered behind the Frobisher wall. Someone could have been trying to get in touch with you. A relative? Didn’t you say you were from Tiva Oa and never knew it?

“Hm…” Corrie said.

INTRUGUED? Pick up FREEDOM BOUND: Prologue for FREE (and maybe post a nice few word review in exchange?)

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space!

Firefly meets Buck Rogers and a bit of boudoir. Corrie Scott isn’t a fainting female in need of rescue. Follow the series on convoluted romps through space with smart, super sexy females and their companions. Happily for now, guaranteed.

Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control our heroine’s lives. How do they win sovereignty over their own lives and their loves?

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and the devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other enough to win this dangerous game?

And so… Now you know a little more. Albatross and the current novelettes in the serial can be found on the Amazon series page for Freedom Bound. More of the series will be populating the other vendors this month.

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

See the other authors of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click the logo:

And so… Now you know a little more. Albatross and the current novelettes in the serial can be found on the Amazon series page for Freedom Bound. 

Space Opera Serial WeWriWa 8# Sunday 2/5/17

Hello and welcome to my little corner of WeWriWa! Thanks for the visit!
Today I’m visiting a rewrite for Episode 2 of Freedom Bound. This episode is called ALBATROSS.

If you like these 8 sentences, then you’re in luck! The previous episode, PROLOGUE (15 pages) is free. Click the book cover to the left to get to the details.

In this snip, our heroine is just realizing just how close to death she came.

Vaguely, Corrie recollected having hit the distress signal on the fighter’s steering panel. The memories came in snips. Her body pinned by centrifugal force as the fighter barrel-rolled. Her hands strained taut on the steering stick. Her stiffened fingers reaching for the distress signal pad as her view of the stars spiraled. The shockwave pushing them, tearing at them.  She closed her eyes tight against the onslaught of pain memories that came. As she did, she felt the gentle hand of Joseh on hers.

“Now, now, you’re here. You’re not dead. That’s good.”

FREEDOM BOUND Description

Bodice Ripping Ninjas in Space!

Firefly meets Buck Rogers and a bit of boudoir. Corrie Scott isn’t a fainting female in need of rescue. Follow the series on convoluted romps through space with smart, super sexy females and their companions. Happily for now, guaranteed.

Welcome to the Solar Flame universe where corporate suzerains control our heroine’s lives. How do they win sovereignty over their own lives and their loves?

In Freedom Bound, Corrie Scott, late of Frobisher Corporation finds herself unleashed in enemy territory alone for the first time in her life. But she is plagued by the threat of corporate slavery and the devilishly handsome Mat Parker. Together they must battle through ridiculous red tape, space pirates, and backstabbing double crosses. Can they trust each other enough to win this dangerous game?

Amazon | Scribd | Kobo | Barnes & Noble 

See the other authors of Weekend Writing Warriors. Click the logo:

 

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WeWriWa #8Sunday 11/20/16

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WeWriWa Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday time, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Writers share an 8 to10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

A snippet from the soon to be released Baby It’s Cold In Space multi-author book set. Included in that collection is the next Solar Flame stand-alone novella, Still Life.

Jody is a super-capable freedom fighting spy. Ewan is a sexy, nerd astrobiologist. Her mission will destroy his future… she must remain strong, on task, dispassionate, distant… and when that doesn’t work out…

“It’s okay,” Ewan kept his voice low and soothing, taking her face into his hands. “You’re gonna be fine.”

Her mouth formed a perfect “o” as she stared wide-eyed into his eyes. Perfect blue eyes surrounded by thick, tawny lashes.

The stillness enveloped them.

He felt her pulse quicken beneath his fingertips. It wasn’t until he felt her hands on his wrists that he realized it was because he was still holding her face, inches from his.

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“You’re okay,” he felt his grin broaden. He couldn’t help it.

Her fingertips stroked the edges of his short beard. “You saved my life.” Her face was so close to his, he could taste the scent of her citrusy lip gloss.

Eight Authors! Eight amazing steamy SCIFIROM stories. Check out more info about the collection by following the menu item or clicking –>SFR Shooting Stars Presents!

 

Still Life – WeWriWa Sunday Snippet 11/13/16

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WeWriWa Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday time, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Writers share an 8 to10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

A snippet from the soon to be released Baby It’s Cold In Space multi-author book set. Included in that collection is the next Solar Flame stand-alone novella, Still Life.

Jody Benson is an undercover agent for the Freedom Road, a reistance organization pledged to protect and free the masses from corporate slavery. Six is a modified lab drone with a peculiar personality. They meet on a frozen planet when Jody’s mission is about to destroy Six’s master’s future.

“Six, you’re not a battle drone. You can’t do this. My suit will protect me.” Without EVA over the armor, she would be a silent deadly killer.

As soon as she pulled the hood up, she began to fade into their surroundings. “My job is to protect and free those in corporate slavery, and if that means dying in the process, I will. Don’t worry,” she reassured Six, “it’ll take more than his spiked tongue to get through this.”

“That is quite the tech…”

“And shhhh about that.”

“Yes, Commander,” Six said.

Jody allowed herself a brief smile. “I risk exposure if I go too fast. The suit camo doesn’t adapt to speed or complicated backgrounds. The corridor is ideal.”

“I will begin the mission clock.”

“Stay on the plan, no matter what, Six. No matter what.”

The drone nodded.

“Let’s move out.”

Eight Authors! Eight amazing steamy SCIFIROM stories. On pre-order now for only 99¢! Check out more info about the collection by following the menu item SFR Shooting Stars Presents!

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