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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'.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Weekend Writing Warrior - Sunday Snippet

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hops for everyone who loves to read and write! This is a new venture for me but such a great idea - 


Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the other writers - they're listed Below:




My series 'The Destiny Trilogy' started with one character - Kerry Marchant. Each book is a complete story but features some of the same characters. The series began with 'Starquest' and the third in the trilogy is 'Beloved Enemy (currently nominated for a RONE Award😊)  Although Kerry is not the main character Starquest, he is my favourite. He doesn't feature in the second book but stars in the third one! I thought it would be nice to introduce him to folk who may not have read the books, so here are ten sentences from Starquest. 

(Jess, the main character has just been rescued from her stricken starship by the Destiny)

"When we received your distress signal, we ran a computer analysis. The conclusions were obvious. The only option was for you to abandon her (the ship) before her drive reached critical.”

The stern-faced man turned to look at her now. His blue eyes, cool as gunmetal, fixed on her until she felt herself blush under his relentless scrutiny. He smiled slowly, as if unaccustomed to such an action. He was, in fact, very attractive when he smiled. “Welcome aboard.”

The commander nodded in his direction. “Let me introduce Kerry Marchant, second-in-command.”

Although Jess still could not help feeling a little suspicious, she managed to smile back at him with a degree of confidence she did not feel.


If you haven't voted yet, MAY 7th
IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE!
Only a select few will go forward to the next round so votes would be so much
appreciated!

BELOVED  ENEMY - Nominee for Best Fantasy/SF

VOTE HERE - voting for this category ends May 7th! (You'll have to sign in or register to vote. (It's free and you're not committing yourself to anything.)

Thank you so much, your support means more to me than I can say.



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    1. Thanks Jessica - glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Welcome to wewriwa :-)

    Good snippet--smiling with confidence she doesn't feel. She plays the game well.

    I voted. Good luck with the RONE Awards. :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa - and thanks for voting, I appreciate it so much!

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  3. Great snippet, and I like that last line. If it's confidence she's going for, I don't think her smile's doing her any justice haha!

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    1. Hi Jake - I'm glad you like that line - but it's actually a different character in the second picture - Cat Kincaid - but that's another story, LOL! I will be posting snippets from this book 'Beloved Enemy' at a later date!

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  4. This makes me wonder why she's suspicious. Nice hook.

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    1. Thank you Alexis- yes, that was the reaction I was hoping for :) glad you 'got' it. Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by.

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  5. Nice meet!! I can't wait to learn more about them!

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    1. Hi Nancy, thanks for commenting, so glad yo like this!

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  6. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, Hywela. It's great to have another SFR writer here.

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    1. Hi Ed - thanks so much for the welcome, I think this is a great idea! Lovely to meet another SFR writer!

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  7. I wonder if her suspicions are warranted.

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    1. Hi PT - yes, she's in a dangerous situation. She had no choice but to accept their assistance but she has reason to wonder who, if anyone, she can trust.

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  8. Welcome to the hop! I like the description of his smile.

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    1. Hi Christina - thanks, I've been out all day but I'm doing my best to read everyone else's snippets - Yes, that smile tends to have quite an effect, especially on females!

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  9. Very smooth introduction to the characters and the situation. Enjoyed the excerpt, congratulations on the RONE nomination! Pretty sure I did vote :)

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  10. Welcome to the Warriors!
    I enjoyed his slow smile. It broke the tension of her predicament.

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    1. Thank you so much Arhuel - glad you liked that, it was one of my favourite bits to write.

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  11. Hi Veroica - glad you liked it - and thanks for the congrats and the vote! :)

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  12. Congratulations on the Rone award. I enjoyed this introduction to your characters.

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  13. Hi Elaine, thanks so muchfor stopping by, glad you enjoyed the snippet - I haven't actually got the RONE Awrd though, just the nomination (Voting ends tonight for the SF category)

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  14. I can see why you like him. Good luck with RONE!

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    1. Thanks so much Kimberly - both for the comment and the good luck wishes!

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  15. Being rescued and not dying is very good. She'll see if her suspicions are true with time!

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    1. She certainly will - and she's not the only one who is suspicious! :)

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  16. I'm so glad to see you here. I love the bit of sexual tension in this snippet. Just enough to make me read more.

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    1. Thanks Diane, I'm glad you like the sexual tension - that's what we romance writers strive for, but it's not always easy to achieve!

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