Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Nine

August 4th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  7 Comments

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Julie leaned back in her chair and stared at the ceiling after they’d described what scrying where the kids were being kept had shown.

“Yes,” she said thoughtfully. “We do need to put a stop to that immediately. They’ll hurt those kids if they keep it up and probably themselves as well.”

“Excuse me if I don’t really care about them,” Carrie muttered. Julie cast a glance at her but otherwise ignored her. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Eight

August 1st, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  8 Comments

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Alexandra was right about it being less unpleasant putting the merge together this time and Daniel was aware that she was somehow buffering him from Carrie, just in case she tried something again.

Thank you, he said and felt Alexandra smile.

Not a problem. Now let’s locate those poor kids. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Nine

July 30th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  10 Comments

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Amanpreet had Kayla handle most of the hyperspace navigation for their trip to Cels in order for her to get used to the different feel of the Whisper compared to her smaller ship. She’d even sat in the dome with her on their first jump – ready to take over if she had a problem – but the Vaian girl had done her job with only minor wobbles and by the time they reached Cels she’d even got over that.

As they re-entered normal space and entered orbit around Cels, Kayla climbed down from the dome to join them.

“Well, how’d I do?” she asked eagerly. “I think it went better this time.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Seven

July 27th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  3 Comments

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A/N: Up early because the power cable on my laptop is dead. I’ve ordered a new one but it won’t be here until Tuesday and I currently have 10%power left. Any formatting issues are due to me hurrying.

 

Scrying was nothing like Daniel had imagined. He’d imagined it would be like looking into a window or similar, but instead it felt like their combined mind flew through the air and then swept down into the tunnel that was the entrance to the bunker they were targetting. It was bland and grey inside: some sort of emergency planning bunker, he thought.

Yes, Carrie said. It’s rather well guarded as well. She flashed an image locating all the guards and security features to the others in the merge. We could get in quite easily but I don’t know that we can do it without being seen. Read the rest of this entry »

Ideas

July 27th, 2014  |  Published in News

So here’s the thing. As you all know I’m on a publicity drive right now (hence the requests for votes on TWF etc at the end of every post at the moment).

I’m considering an author reading on Google Hangouts, Skype or similar (likely Hangouts). After the reading the guests could ask questions and suchlike. All Patrons and recent donators would be invited to join and (presuming we’re using Hangouts) it’ll stream live to Youtube for non-invitees to watch (otherwise it’ll be uploaded later). I’m guessing the whole thing will last about an hour.

So please answer the following in comments if you wish:

1. Would you be interested in this?

2. If you are and you’re not a patron how much would you be willing to drop in the hat to get access to the hangout rather than just watching on Youtube.

3. If you are interested would you like it to be a monthly event?

Yes this is similar to the $25/month perk on my Patreon but I’m thinking that might be better as an all Patrons thing so I’m also looking coming up with a better idea for the $25 dollar/month perk. Something like a side story written just for you at the rate of 500 words/month? Thoughts?

Another related – but slightly more complicated idea – would anyone be interested in hosting me for a virtual author appearance?

This would involve no money but instead you’d invite friends who you think might be interested in my book around to your place and we’d link up via Hangouts or Skype again. The structure would be similar – reading and questions and I’d send you some leaflets with links the website and places the books can be bought. There’s some details of the idea I need to work out yet but would anyone be willing?

I’m also crowdsourcing publicity ideas. Which is a posh way of saying do you have any ideas on how to spread the word?

Thanks again for being readers!

Becka

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Six

July 25th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  6 Comments

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“So what do you need me to do?” Daniel asked as he and the other non-precognitive clairvoyants settled into the spare classroom.

“We’re going to merge and attempt to scry the facility where the military are debriefing Robert,” Alexandra said. “See if we can see a way to infiltrate a small group in to there to break his disguise without being caught.”

“Even without scrying that sounds like a tall order,” Daniel said.

“It’s an extremely long shot,” Alexandra agreed. “But if we can see a way, it’s worth a try. Otherwise we’ll place the attack group in the woods on the hill and hope that revealing him there is enough.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Eight

July 23rd, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  6 Comments

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Amanpreet was enquiring after the bioforming supplies the Ishtari on Talis had asked her to obtain when Umi called.

“I thought Kayla would like to know the results of the Council of Planet’s deliberations on Vaia,” she said without preamble.

“Yes, I imag–” Amanpreet broke off as Kayla rushed over. “Yes, she definitely does.”

“Have they come to a decision?” Kayla asked. “What are they going to do?”

“A blockade,” Umi said. “As my people suggested. But the Humans and Ishtari insisted that vital food supplies be permitted past the blockade, since Vaia is not yet self-sufficient.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Five

July 21st, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  3 Comments

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Those are military trucks all right, Matthias said as Naria circled over the convoy of vehicles making its way towards the small tourist carpark at the base of the hill. Can you get a bit lower? I want to scan them and see how many there are before we move on to the other points.

Of course, Naria said. Just make sure you keep us masked. I don’t want to be shot at. I’ve seen the damage bullets can do. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Five Part Four

July 18th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  5 Comments

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Andrew was awestruck every time he saw Naria’s dragon form. She was nearly thirty foot long, beautifully sleek and serpentine, and her sapphire blue scales glittered in the sunlight. If it was possible he thought she was even more beautiful than in her human form.

Stop admiring me, Drew, Naria snaked her head around and touched the very tip of her nose to his like an extremely large cat. Given that her head was bigger than his entire body, it was slightly disconcerting. Now hurry up and get on. We don’t have time to waste. There was a pause. It’s nice that you think I’m beautiful, though. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Seven

July 17th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  5 Comments

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A/N: repost because the original was causing a redirect loop

“The main thing you need to know about an expedition to a prohibited world is that even on a sanctioned expedition landing is still completely forbidden. Indeed we must take great care to avoid being seen from the surface.”

“I can see why,” Amanpreet said. “From the surface we’d appear to be an unusual astronomical phenomenon if spotted and that could could influence the development of their cultures even without contact. But it won’t be easy especially since you say they are launching their first extra-atmosphere vehicle. How do we observe and avoid being seen?” Read the rest of this entry »

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