This month has seen a few authors on Daily (w)rite, and I end it with Mary Pax, awesome blog friend and a successful author publisher who writes science fiction and fantasy for her growing and mostly worshipful audience! I give you an excerpt from her book, and encourage you to check out her body of work. Take it away, Mary!
The fulfillment of a dream begins with a sincere wish followed by consistent action. Tenacity is sprinkled in heavily along the way and a will to keep moving forward. Then surround yourself with great individuals with the same dream. Keep an open heart and mind. Learn. Participate. They’ll help your wings grow strong. Thanks to Damyanti for being an integral part of my flight.
Life Beyond the Edge: Excerpt
Lepsi raised his eyelids and watched his companions. Only one other had managed to sit, a Quatten lady as brown as Dactyl. How was Dactyl?
The stray thought did him no good. His shoulder screamed, long, piercing, shrill. It didn’t let up. An eon must have passed.
You’ll think only the thoughts I give you. You know no one, nothing.
Searing pain knocked Lepsi to the ground, tormenting him, driving the commands from his shoulder into the indelible parts of his memory. Long after the initial twinges eased, the agony gripping every muscle continued to keep him on his face,. This world’s idea of sunrise and sunset — the fog darkening then lightening again — passed twice. What had he agreed to?
Beyond the Edge: Blurb
Some truths are better left unfound.
For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.
Meanwhile, Rainly remains on Pardeep Station as acting planetlord, dealing with the discovery of her lover’s dark and brutal past. Alone and questioning her judgment, her introspection unlocks more than heartache. Latent protocols in her cybernetics activate, forcing her to face a sinister secret of her own.
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe. This is the fourth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.
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M. Pax– Inspiring the words she writes, she spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where she lives with the Husband Unit and two demanding cats. She writes science fiction and fantasy mostly. You can find out more by visiting her at: Website / FB / Twitter / Goodreads / Pinterest / Wattpad
I love love love how your front cover is like Star Wars with the big roman numeral behind the title!
(I write SciFi too!)
Adventures thrill the explorer in me! Ready to get set & go! 🙂
Nice Damayanti! 🙂
Thanks for the recent “like” of the Louis L’Amour graphic novel post on my Western genre site…much appreciated.
All the best,
You’re very welcome, Chad.
Hi I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! http://booksopeningdoors.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/sunshine-award/
So glad you stopped by my blog and we discovered each other. Looking forward to your future posts.
Thanks, I’m glad I discovered you, too.
Nice commentory. Keep posting
I love it. I will be checking into this. It’s always nice to find new reading, since I read so much. Thanks for guiding me in this direction. I appreciate it.
What a great excerpt! Love this series. 🙂
Thank you for the feature, Damyanti 🙂
It is an adventure, Kylie. Yay, Jemima! Hope you like it Jacqui
This looks wonderful. I’ve been watching Dr. Who lately and it’s getting me back into sci fi. This sounds perfect.
Looking forward to reading this series next year 🙂
I love the phrase ‘space opera adventure’ — sold.