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feel free to explore the Flight Deck and check out my books and website.
Then fasten your seatbelts, sip a glass of something sparkling and let's chat awhile!
I hope you'll stop by again for 'Snippet Sunday' every week and guest authors and spotlights from time to time.

Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Find my books at:https://www.amazon.com/Hywela-Lyn/e/B002BMBXH4
Watch the Trailers HERE
Starquest, and the second book Children of the Mist have JUST been released in audio and are available at
https://www.amazon.com/Starquest-Destiny-Trilogy-Book-1/dp/B07GHQFJ3R/ and
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Starquest-Audiobook/B07GHPDVHG

https://www.amazon.com/Children-of-the-Mist/dp/B07G9N1HTV/
and https://www.audible.co.uk/…/Children-of-the-Mist…/B07G9PZ3TX
The third book, Beloved Enemy, will start audio production in the next few weeks

Sunday, 21 October 2018

SundaySnippets, #WeekendWarriors, 'Dancing With Fate' - "Don't tell me because I'm a woman I don't know how to fight"

Hello fellow Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to my Weekend Warriors post. I'm continuing  with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far, and been kind enough to comment. Sorry I didn't manage to get around as many blogs last week as I wanted to, it was a really busy week. I'll try to do better this time.

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BACKGROUND:
Having fulfilled the mission set by Apollo, Terpsichore the muse of dance  is about to return to Olympus when she meets the mysterious Myrddin.  She is lured into a bog by the evil Ellilldan, the fire demons.Myrddin rescues her. Although there is a mutual attraction between them, Myrddin is betrothed to another and is on his way to rescue her from her kidnapper. Apollo has sent Terpsichore a message that Myrddin is in danger.

This is a few paragraphs on from
Last week's snippet ...

SNIPPET  (As always, please forgive the creative punctuation to comply with 
the ten sentence rule. Very slightly changed from the published version.)

"I would like to see you safe before I fight Madog for the return of my betrothed."

"You needn't worry about me, I have my knife and my bow, I am well able to look after myself. Besides, I'm coming with you, you’ll need someone at your back."

There was such determination in those dark green eyes, Myrddin almost laughed. "Oh, you think I'm the one who needs looking after?"

"Probably, I owe you a favor, you saved me from the Ellylldan, I'll not let you fight alone. Don't tell me because I'm a woman I don't know how to fight, I expect I'm better trained in the use of a bow than you are."

"I don't doubt it," Myrddin replied, trying not to smile, and almost unconsciously, he put his hand on the light sword at his side. "We'll need to leave the horses here and approach the fort by stealth, I don't know how many guards Madog has posted, he must surely know I will come for Gwendolyn."

"Then it's even more important you don't go alone." 


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When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and
 her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way.  

Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part  them  forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 














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Friday, 19 October 2018

Brant by Ditter Kellen, Spotlight and #Giveaway





Brant
Enigma Series Book 11
by Ditter Kellen
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Syrina awakens after a devastating plane crash only to find herself in the
clutches of the Cuban government. Worse still, Brant is injured and on the verge of death. Her Bracadyte blood is his only chance for
survival, even though it means bonding with him for life...


Former Marine, Brant Henderson despises weakness in any form, yet that is
exactly the position he finds himself in. He's injured, bleeding out, and on the verge of certain death. Until the blood of a beautiful,
forbidden Bracadyte enters his veins. Her life force holds the power to heal his body, even when he's in danger of losing his heart...




Enigma What Lies Beneath
Enigma Series Book 1
Naura 
Enigma Series Book 2
Vaulcron
Enigma Series Book 3
Zaureth
Enigma Series Book 4
Oz
Enigma Series Book 5
Gryke 
Enigma Series Book 6
Braum
Enigma Series Book 7
Rykaur
Enigma Series Book 8
Thrasher
Enigma Series Book 9
Zyen
Enigma Series Book 10

Ditter Kellen is the bestselling author of the Enigma Series. To say she's

addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is an
extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It's
filled with hundreds of jaw-dropping characters who keep her
entertained on a daily basis. 

Ditter's love of suspense and outrageous imagination have conspired together 

to bring her where she is today...sitting in front of her computer 

allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to 
do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves 
spinning them.
Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

The New Lyons Sequence - Spotlight and #Giveaway


SINdrome
The New Lyons Sequence #3

by J.T. Nicholas

Genre: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence

Pub Date: 9/18/18



The Sickness unto Death
The Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized their own humanity—and they no longer acquiesce in their enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are not so easily shaken—and a counterstrike is inevitable.



Former Detective Jason Campbell has ledged his life to the Synthetic cause. So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and right—and shows signs of mutating to target everyone else—he must lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, he’ll expose the moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to

restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on this planet. For both Synth and Human.



SINdicate
The New Lyons Sequence #2

The Post-Modern Prometheus


Synths

were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they
were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and
abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are
independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must
either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful 
freedom, or brace for a revolution.

Former New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the 

“artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as “The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power across the world . . .


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SINthetic
The  New Lyons Sequence #1

The Artificial Evolution


They look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed

with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they
are designed for human convenience. Disposable. In the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a 

vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets. Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from the case.

But when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the true nature of humanity. And what he discovers is only the beginning . . .




J.T. Nicholas was born in Lexington,

Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat, hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present, he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught
him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety
of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.



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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Review Share at 'The Write Stuff'

One of my favourite reviews of the second book in the Destiny Trilogy is featured here today:

https://marciamearawrites.com/2018/10/16/shareareviewday-children-of-the-mist-by-hywela-lyn/

If you have a moment, I'd love it if you could pop across and say hello!

Thanks, and have a great week.



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Sunday, 14 October 2018

SundaySnippets, #WeekendWarriors, 'Dancing With Fate' - "Where did you say your home was?"

Hello fellow Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to my Weekend Warriors post. I'm continuing  with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far, and been kind enough to comment. 
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Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above, there's something for all tastes.

BACKGROUND:
Having fulfilled the mission set by Apollo, Terpsichore the muse of dance is preparing to return to Olympus when she meets the mysterious Myrddin.  She is lured into a bog by the evil Ellilldan, the fire demons, without her powers, and has no means of resisting them. Myrddin rescues her and although there is a mutual attraction between them, Myrddin is betrothed to another.  Before she can return to Olympus, a messenger fom Apollo informs her that Myrddin is in danger and she needs to stay with him.

Last week's snippet ...



"Where did you say your home was?" How many times had he asked Cora that question, and how many times had she avoided giving him a direct answer?

"I didn't, but I'm travelling north, too." He knew she lied --why could she not trust him with the truth?

"Indeed, then it would seem pointless to travel alone."

"If you can keep up with me."

He barely had time to mount Harri before Cora sped off at a gallop. "Come on Harri, are you going to let her beat you?" Harri stretched his neck and took off after her, the mare was fast but Harri would catch her. She could ride all right, but at this rate, the horses would be exhausted before noon. 




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When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and
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 her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way.  

Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part  them  forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 








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Friday, 12 October 2018

End Of Innocence - spotlight and #Giveaway


End of Innocence
by Romana Drew
Genre: SF
Lenea's brother spends every clear night pointing a telescope at the same stars. When she confronts him, he lets her look through the telescope. A small sliver speck changes course, slows, and merges with a larger silvery spot. 


In that brief moment, her life changes. Her brother spies on space aliens! Soon she learns the aliens have a settlement in the Kenned Valley, and that her boyfriend monitors their communications.

Then he disappears. 

What do they want, and can her world survive?

Just 

before he has to give up and go home broke, Captain Seddry finds theRomana Drew, The End Of 
perfect world. It is rich in ore, has a breathable atmosphere, and it even has a reasonable climate — an ideal place for a new Langon 
colony. The fuzzy natives won't be a problem. They don't have any large weapons or even airplanes, making them too primitive to  find the mining colony hidden away in an isolated valley. Or so he thinks.



I live in California with my husband, and raise baby squirrels for a
wildlife care center. I could go into detail about my background and
education, but that is rather boring. Let me say that I am quiet,
love the outdoors, and never have enough time to do all the things I want to do.



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