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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'.

Find my books at:https://www.amazon.com/Hywela-Lyn/e/B002BMBXH4
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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, 26 November 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy, The Destiny Trilogy Book 3 - Cat-landing!




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This week I'm going to start sharing  snippets from the third book in the  Destiny Trilogy 'Beloved Enemy' (Each book is a 'standalone' novel)




"Hold tight, Shifter, this is going to be bumpy.”

The small vehicle careened down the incline, ploughing a deep trough and throwing up a cloud of dirt and sand.

Eventually it plunged through the tangled branches of a group of slender trees and bushes at the bottom, and shuddered to a halt. For a moment, sandy soil and a blur of green and brown severed leaves and twigs on the external scanner obscured the view. Cat Kincaid ground her teeth and activated a control.

A gust of recycled air blew away the offending sand and foliage, and the screen before her displayed the surrounding terrain. A bleak, undulating landscape, punctuated by clumps of scrubby trees and bushes, like the ones she’d crashed into, stretched into the distance. A small forest bordered most of the far side of a steep slope behind her. She grabbed her emergency pack, and slung it over her shoulder, before swiping the airlock control. Let’s hope the computer was right about the atmosphere and pressure on this planet being compatible with human requirements.


BLURB
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?


My publisher, The Wild Rose Press is having a Thanksgiving sale - all E-books, are 40% off, and each volume of The Destiny Trilogy is now only $2.99  until Monday. Grab yourself a bargain or two or three from hundreds of great books on offer.





(While you're there, have a look at all the great books by the wonderful Wild Rose Press Authors, and maybe download my 'Free Read' fantasy short story, A Bargain With Death.)


THE DESTINY TRILOGY



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26 comments:

  1. I think she's lucky to be alive after that landing. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks Jessica,I think she thinks that too! :)

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  2. Jessica is right about the landing. And that last line ... spectacular. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Jess, yep, she is definitely lucky to have survived - so far!

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  3. Wonderful description of their wild ride! And yes, that final line must give one pause--and hope she's right about the computer's analysis. Great snippet!

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    1. If she isn't this might be a very short story, LOL!

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  4. You brought us right in for the landing with you. Hope she doesn't let the peaceful landscape fool her for long!

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    1. I'm pretty sure she won't. She probably regards it as sinister, rather than peaceful! :)

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  5. Well, at least she didn't crash INTO anything.

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    1. True - more luck than judgement in this instance!

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  6. Bumpy is about right! Got me curious about all sorts of things, like how did she get here? Presumably her craft is already damaged else why the bumpy landing in the first place?

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    1. Spot on, Botanist, her craft was badly damaged and she was lucky to land it and escape in one piece.

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  7. This certainly grabbed my attention. She doesn't seemed phased by her crash landing though.

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    1. Thanks Alexis - it takes more than a bumpy landing to phase our Cat! :)

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  8. Nice dramatic beginning to the tale! Enjoyed the excerpt :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Veronica, always encouraging if the first paragraph passes muster!

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  9. Great details that make the scene come alive. It's very easy to visualize what's going on. Also, it's interesting that she doesn't quite trust the computer analysis of the air.

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    1. Thanks for that, Ed. Yes, she doesn't trust anyone or anything very much, not even an A.I.

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  10. This scene certainly does come alive. Interesting situation.

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    1. Thanks Christiane, glad you liked it.

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  11. Dangerous journey! Exciting start to an adventure.

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    1. Thank you Melisse,hope you tune in next week for the next episode!

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  12. That's a great beginning for a story, and your description of the crash is good too.

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