The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 is nearing its end. Are you as exhausted as I feel? I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Elevator Pitch:Down-on-his-luck pilot Rick Barrett and his beautiful mind-reading companion Julie are heading for the semi-mythical Festival on Lyris Five. But will they find the riches they expect there, or something else entirely?
Excerpt: ‘Hu-man…I would like words with you, hu-man.’
The voice had a pronounced Thrang’I accent. I turned from glum contemplation of my fifth – or maybe sixth – Norton’s Mindwarp of the night to confront its owner. Even in my befuddled state, through the purplish fug of the Martian Arms, I could tell he was displeased. He waved an arm in my face, and I watched in fascination as muscles like boa constrictors rippled under his green skin.
‘I was just on my way out – perhaps we could leave this till tomorrow?’
Two more arms flailed threateningly. ‘Hu-man…I want words with you now.’
‘Oh, very well.’ I smiled engagingly. ‘Can I get you a drink?’
It’s difficult to read expression on a face that looks like a rotting cauliflower, but I assumed from the fact that I had been forced into a chair and had ten photosynthetic fingers tightening around my throat that my offer had been declined.
I ‘m not a scifi person, but I read the occasional novel. Are you a scifi fan? Would you buy this book?