Six Sentence Sunday: Aramaea

These lines are the latest written on Aramaea.  I have to get back to it soon :)

He grabbed her hand and dragged her across the broken deck.  “We have no choice but to risk the water.”

“You’re insane.”

“I’m trying to defend against invisible fish women.  Insanity seems to be the way to go.”

Excerpt: Touch of a Dragon

Touch of a Dragon

Chapter One

“Do you want to live?”

What the hell…? I focused on the brown hand thrust into my face, held onto it like a lifeline. Everything else around me was a scorched blur. My heart beat hard, and pain rode through my flesh. Did I want to live? Where was I? What had happened? Panic bubbled and words burst out. “What sort of insane question is that?” I choked, and agony shot over my skull.

“Make a choice.”

(more…)

New releases: Painted Promise and Touch of a Dragon

Painted Promise

Releases 18 August from Ellora’s Cave

You can read an excerpt here

Thirza Girard is a clone.  Her mirror image founded a thousand year dynasty that spans the quadrant.  The Girard family power is no accident.  The original Thirza did a deal with an alien, a Tashen-Dar, who could manipulate probability.  He changed reality so that Thirza and her descendants are favoured with opportunity, the chance, if they grab it, of achieving great wealth and power. However, it comes at a cost.
Paint – an organic technology – binds the alien, Zaid, in the bowels of the planet. Paint has captured him as an image for a thousand years.  The time of binding is almost at an end and Thirza Girard’s clone must pay the price for the power her family has enjoyed.  She must rebind him, capture him again in paint, or pay another, more carnal price.

Touch of a Dragon

Releases 24 August 2010 from Loose Id

You can read an excerpt here

Half dead under a heap of rubble, Leona Munro isn’t going to turn down that offer.  Yet accepting, spins her life out of control.  She is the Chosen and what that means no one will say
Thrown into the world of the magic she secretly craves, Leona must find the strength to survive.  Too many people want to use what she is to their own advantage in the war between technology and magic.  She can trust no one…least of all the sinfully attractive Samuel Blake.

Six Sentence Sunday: Perfecting Naia

I’ve been working on edits on this one this week.  Perfecting Naia should be out with Ellora’s Cave some time in October :)

Dasyra stepped down from the podium and crossed the short stretch of cobbles toward her. Sunlight lit him and his alien beauty caught her. She broke off her stare but his fingers lifted her chin. He dipped his head to hers and placed the briefest of kisses against her mouth. Her heart skipped.

“For the journey,” he murmured.

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Six Sentence Sunday: Aramaea

Another snippet from Aramaea. I do like these two :D

“You should share me.”  She turned to the wall that bisected the room, its narrow archway revealing the soft wash of light and their bags sat on wooden shelves.  “I’d enjoy watching Wolfenden fall to civil war.”

Jarek’s laughter followed her.  “I wouldn’t fight over you, Rheda, much less start a war.”

“That’s because you haven’t slept with me yet.”

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